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DEMOCRACY, government. That form of government in which the sovereign power is exercised by the people in a body, as was the practice in some of the states of Ancient Greece; the term representative democracy has been given to a republican government like that of the United States.

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Citizens of a modern democracy have more effective ways to participate than taking to the streets.
It is an achievement we must never forget, for their struggle against the burning injustice of their situation demonstrates how fortunate we are in a modern democracy to live with the democratic freedoms that are ours today.
We Sri Lankans too have inherited a long history of such struggles, that brings forth memories of grief' and glory, from the times of our Kings to that of modern democracy.
A Claremont McKenna College political scientist, Areshidze dissects the public reason doctrine by examining the philosophers and statesmen who helped make Christianity safe for modern democracy in the first place.
Delyn Labour MP David Hanson, who has attempted to change the law in order to abolish the remaining hereditary peers, said: "Hereditary peers have no place in a modern democracy.
The writer extended appreciation of the society's efforts in bolstering the basics of citizenship, one of the key indicators of modern democracy witnessed in the era of HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
Secondly, even though the Royal Family seem like lovely people, the monarchy is an outdated concept at odds with modern democracy so no, sorry.
SO, two fine examples of modern democracy in the recent Queen's Speech.
The SNP have long believed there is no place for the House of Lords in a modern democracy.
This is not an acceptable state of affairs for a modern democracy.
He held "our Constitution and subsidiary laws of taxation have borrowed from the enlightened ideas of modern democracy, where collection of taxes by the state and adjudication of disputes which arise in the process are amenable to judicial interpretation.
The problem has never been the EU; it's the British Establishment who prevent this nation from becoming a modern democracy.

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