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grass-roots

adjective basic elements, collective, common, comprehensive, extensive, far-reaching, from the bottom up, general, general public, global, groundswell, large-scale, omnibus, ordinary, popular, prevalent, rank and file, substantial, sweeping, the masses, total, universal
Associated concepts: grass-roots political support
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Lu's point is that effective local governance, either through kinship ties or grassroots democracy, is possible in the first two types of villages but difficult to achieve in the third, which has crossed a migratory threshold.
KASHMIR'S panchayat elections last year were supposed to be a herald of change for the valley; an indication that the temptation of azaadi might give way to the pragmatism of grassroots democracy.
Grassroots Democracy in America (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010)
deliberative grassroots democracy as a solution to any problem, fiscal
Grassroots democracy is even harder work at gunpoint.
Numbers are important to convince people and show they're passionate about the issue, the whole world is looking for significant change and the success of women in Egypt but what's more effective than international pressure is pressure within," explained Arguedas who worked on global programs in five areas of competency: advocacy, grassroots democracy, good governance, elections, and women's leadership.
The upcoming municipal elections are an important exercise in grassroots democracy leading to other important landmarks in our democratic process: Parliamentary elections based on a new more democratic law and governments from the majority party in parliament.
These parties will also benefit from learning about the best practices of political parties in other parts of the world; for example, Yemen's new political parties would benefit from understanding how the Green Party in Germany used grassroots democracy to transform itself from a fringe group to a power political organization.
Beijing, June 20 (ANI): China's grassroots democracy activists are using Twitter and other online social media tools to campaign for the elections,
It has been promoted as grassroots democracy in action, conveniently skimming over the fact that a single person will replace elected police authorities.
A ROW over grassroots democracy in a former Northumberland coalfield area is rumbling on as a new community forum begins its task of representing local people's views.
Summary: HAMMANA: A grassroots democracy promotion program, tasked with broadening public support for municipality action, is touring the country's villages to encourage citizens' initiatives as a means of bolstering local governance.

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