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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Instead, it is intended to be educational about topics such as how to run for office, leadership qualities, what representational democracy means, where to find voter resources, and much more, they said.
[thumbs up] (1) As a representational democracy it seems fair that those who earn a higher share carry a larger burden of the cost to live in that society.
When I said that many poets I knew were cynical about representational democracy, feeling the system hopelessly broken, and were consequently disengaged from this type of communication, Representative Pingree replied that she didn't get that sense from her constituents.
Most Lane County residents are proud to be citizens of the United States because we believe it is a republic - that is, a representational democracy in which we elect those who pass legislation and establish institutions at the local, state and national levels.
As galling as it might be for many European leaders, this document must enshrine the notion of popular democracy, running alongside national representational democracy. It needs to be recognised that it is only by insisting that the consent of the peoples of Europe lie at the heart of the European Union that one can hope to build pan-national support for the European project.
system of representational democracy is designed to be influenced by any association of citizens who desires to participate in the process of legislation.
Catherine Holst in "Gender and Situatedness: Towards a New Way of Constructing Knowledge?" speaks of making liberal representational democracy more radically inclusive (47).
From Church-State relations to differing understandings of representational democracy and good governance, such arguments can go a long way in helping us reconcile differing systems of personal and criminal law, and contribute towards healing the divide between the US and the Muslim world.
Without acknowledging representational democracy and legitimate leadership, there is no capacity to act creatively.
Elections are over funded charades for pseudo-progress, staged for the gullible who prefer representational democracy to personalist democracy.
Li's analyses of these gems of short fiction illustrate well the veracity of Li's claim that, "while Louie's transpirational narrative strategy and Hwang's transvestic theater are capable of bringing Asian American characters to the threshold of visibility, these figures of artistic performance reveal far more about the threat of Asian American derealization in the representational democracy of the United States" (p.
Although they are arguably difficult to define, Van Wart contends that public interest values such as representational democracy, a division and separation of powers through federalism and shared institutions, protection and celebration of individualism, and a market economy are directly tied to presumptions about what public administrators should do as public officials.

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