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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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Grassroots democracy, Hai argues, has been a "mutually empowering" process (p.
Indeed, the Kurds have an advantage in that in their area of Rojava in Syria they have built a grassroots democracy where the rights of all minorities are respected and where women have an equal voice in society to the point of creating a women's army which strikes fear into the very fibre of ISIS.
At a time when Welsh political debate is focused on what new powers the Assembly should gain, many councillors may fear that grassroots democracy in Wales risks being mown away.
Nicaragua under the Sandinistas, in particular, appealed to us because of the commitment to grassroots democracy that seemed to animate its beginnings.
Through exploring local governance in Chinese villages, Lu sheds important insight into grassroots democracy, lineage solidary groups, rural banking, disaster relief, and conflict resolution, which enables this book to appeal to broad scholarly audiences.
In Scotland, the seismic shift created by the debate on independence has given new impetus to grassroots democracy, in Wales and beyond.
While he supports the Grassroots Democracy Act sponsored by Maryland Rep.
Concepts of goals such as economic and social equality, the elimination of poverty, universal education, rising level of living, national independence, modernization of institutions, political and economic participation, grassroots democracy, self-reliance and personal fulfillment all derive from subjective value judgments about what is good and desirable and what is not; For that matter do opposite values.
The newspaper said the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, April 6 Youth Movement in Egypt, and activists such as Yemeni Entisar Qadhi have all received training and financing under the guise of promoting grassroots democracy in Arab countries.
The story reveals the roots of the American conservation movement, the later environmental movement, and the expression of grassroots democracy.
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)

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