Representative democracy

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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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He looks at the appearance of Moses, with whom Israel's path to monotheism begins; the short-lived, abruptly terminated public activities of Jesus of Nazareth, which turned into Christianity; the tumultuous emergence of the Reformation in Central Europe as the beginning of Protestantism; the 13 American colonies' renunciation of the British motherland the the establishment of modern, representative democracy; and the formation of revolutionary cells in Czarist Russia between 1860 and 1880, from which Communism would ultimately emerge.
Writing to your constituents is a great way to respond to inquiries, provide information about your work and by letting them know you value their opinions--show them that representative democracy works.
The fact is that the building which becomes the Assembly debating chamber will represent the future of Welsh selfdetermination and of Welsh representative democracy.
That's one of the more troubling findings of "Citizenship: A Challenge for All Generations," released in September by the Alliance for Representative Democracy, a partnership of NCSL's Trust for Representative Democracy, the Center for Civic Education and the Center on Congress at Indiana University.
I agree parliamentary representative democracy is an outdated concept and I look forward to genuine direct democracy and the social revolution.
NCSL also announced a new initiative in its ongoing effort to promote representative democracy in the homeland.
State legislatures, he says, are in a unique position to strengthen public understanding of representative democracy. First, though, they need to learn how to make their constituents not only hear them, but listen to them.
The engine that drives this system of representative democracy is the legislature, which is responsible for performing three vital and overlapping functions: representation, lawmaking and balancing the power of the executive.
She shows how populism comes from within representative democracy and aims to construct its own representative people and government, and she focuses on populism as a movement that aspires to and achieves power and competes with constitutional democracy.

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