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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These trends will continue beyond Benjamin Netanyahu's Israel and Narendra Modi's India until justice-loving people respond effectively to any signs of creeping fascism and undertake to defend basic freedoms, the rule of law and representative governance, and maintain a constant vigil.
support for "the Sudanese people's desire for democratic, representative governance and the freedom to exercise their civil liberties".
I say this because elections are the cornerstone of representative governance. And voting constitutes the highest and best expression of the sovereign will of the people to choose the government that best represents them.
All told, the Pompeo Doctrine seems to amount to unlimited confrontation with Iran, strong support for stable authoritarian regimes, neglect of the Palestinian issue, and a complete disinterest in representative governance and reform.
I, as the elected branch of government, of making the sorts of policy choices necessary for representative governance. The legislative malfeasance is compounded by the federal courts' modern seeming unwillingness to require Congress to state in its enacted statutes clear "intelligible [policy] principles" to guide agency rulemaking (the nondelegation doctrine).
If it wishes to do more, it can issue the following official statement: "If and when Assad and Iran depart, and legitimate, representative governance comes to Syria, Israel will be prepared to negotiate full peace between the governments and the peoples of Israel and Syria.
The Secretary-General encouraged the Government, political parties and civil society leaders to continue their efforts towards furthering inclusive and representative governance, the statement said, expressing the UN's readiness to support such efforts.
What's more, there will be a strong representative governance in the city by other ethnic groups.
We certainly accept his insistence that, "Efforts to modify the population structure would only be effective if they are conducted in concert with initiatives that improve governance, promote broad-based economic welfare, and guarantee basic human rights for all." We also see how "Representative governance is a central element of this strategy." The problem, however, is that Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and parts of the Sahel (which are the focus of our research) are many decades--perhaps even longer--from a fully functioning representative government.
Additionally, Visterra's management team will join Altura's management team, and all seven members of Visterra's board will join Altura's board to ensure representative governance for all members, according to the joint statement.
Dr Qadri and Imran Khan are wrong in assuming that their tactics would not harm representative governance and the government is wrong in assuming that the people can be forced to fight for a non-functional democracy.

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