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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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The implicit unanimous agreement provides the justification for, and limits to, state intervention under majoritarian democracy.
dislike for, and disappointment with majoritarian democracy vis-a-vis strong judicial review.
Day-to-day majoritarian politics is not what makes up the entirety of a democratic government or even of majoritarian democracy.
that minorities in a majoritarian democracy protect their rights by
A penultimate section develops a country case study of the causal mechanisms linking the emergence of more majoritarian democratic political institutions to development policies and growth in Indonesia, a country that underwent significant regime change from a developmental autocracy to a more majoritarian democracy, The final section presents conclusions.
Dworkin attacks majoritarian democracy (winner-take-all elections, the campaign against "activist judges") and defends "partnership" (e.
Perhaps the most attention has been paid to the free and fair rise to power of Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP), which Islamist movements in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Syria have heralded as a symbol of Muslim majoritarian democracy -- even explicitly referencing it in the names and platforms of their own parties, movements and factions.
The separationist regime, on the other hand, corresponds with the mixed form or majoritarian democracy.
Thus, on the traditional approach, majoritarian democracy and legal provisions for fairness (eg, minority rights safeguarded in a constitution) are at odds.
The author's emphasis on Mandela's greatness over his possible blind spots is understandable: his long career, especially negotiating in old age a transition to majoritarian democracy, was remarkable, while his ability to transcend his own suffering makes scholarly criticisms seem churlish.
In manymulti-ethnic and multi-religious societies, the procedures of majoritarian democracy have proven effective for managing group relations and maintaining social cohesion.
The principles of constitutional liberalism act as a corrective to the dangers of pure majoritarian democracy in at least two fundamental ways: (1) they establish that certain fundamental rights (such as the right not to be subject to torture or other forms of degrading or inhuman treatment) cannot be abrogated by the will of the majority; and (2) they subject the decisions of democratically elected powers to the rule of law and make courts the guardians of the law.