What is democracy?

  • (noun): The doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group.
    Synonyms: majority rule
    See also — Additional definitions below

Democracy

Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Democracy allows eligible citizens to participate equally—either directly or through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination.

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... and social factors supporting the evolution of democracy ... Cultural factors like Protestantism influenced the development of democracy, rule of law, human rights and political liberty (the faithful elected priests, religious freedom and ... increased emphasis on self-expression values, which is highly correlated to democracy ...

More definitions of "democracy":

  • (noun): A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them.
    Synonyms: republic, commonwealth
  • (noun): The political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives.

Famous quotes containing the word democracy:

    No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    When people generally are aware of a problem, it can be said to have entered the public consciousness. When people get on their hind legs and holler, the problem has not only entered the public consciousness—it has also become a part of the public conscience. At that point, things in our democracy begin to hum.
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911–1978)

    We have been weakened in our resistance to the professional anti-Communists because we know in our hearts that our so-called democracy has excluded millions of citizens from a normal life and the normal American privileges of health, housing and education.
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887–1970)