Representative democracy

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REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY. A form of government where the powers of the sovereignty are delegated to a body of men, elected from time to time, who exercise them for the benefit of the whole nation. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 31.

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At the other extreme, if the incumbent ruler faces a highly competitive democracy, the ruler may be forced to adopt institutions of economic freedom while fiercely competing for office--a result consistent with Barro's (1973) political principal-agent paradigm.
What happened to the AK Party is similar to what happens to all totalitarian ideologies that adopt competitive democracy.
From the perspective of a democracy model more in line with China's current practice, it is not a competitive democracy but a consultative democracy.
Instead of more deliberative democracy, perhaps it is better to embrace Posner's view of elite, competitive democracy (at least for large institutions) and instead seek greater accountability (through, e.
Even better, would they be prepared in the short term to share responsibility for the "baby" until peace and trust are restored and they can again play the game of competitive democracy.
As such non-democratic allocation of certain constituencies for the opposition candidates hurts competitive democracy, reputation of the opposition parties and the objectives, which these parties seek to achieve.
Reducing the harbingers of advances in justice in America such as social security, Medicare, regulation of business abuses to minor footnotes or designations called "the other" is accepting the power structure's mauling of a competitive democracy.
He differentiates between two democratic models: the competitive democracy and the consociational democracy.
Rather than continue to support the competitive democracy created by the federal Act, the Administration -- through the FCC -- has turned its attention to promoting competition based on new Internet-compatible technologies such as Voice over IP (VoIP).
The most populous country in Central Europe and the sixth most populous in the European Union, Poland has been the exemplar for transitioning from communism to competitive democracy and a market economy.
The MTI was allowed to participate in exchange for some important concessions: acceptance of the principle of competitive democracy, renunciation of violence, and recognition of the Code on Personal Status revised in 1957.
Following 2011's political crisis, BMI's forecasts see trend growth in Egypt settling over the coming five years, as the political transition from authoritarian rule to competitive democracy raises political risks, slows reform momentum and weakens investment inflows.

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