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OCHLOCRACY. A government where the authority is in the hands of the multitude; the abuse of a democracy. Vaumene, Dict. du Language Politique.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(10) El termino mobocracy se refiere, con una connotacion negativa, a un gobierno de masas o a la democracia misma.
In Genius and the Mobocracy he indicts the ancients for building as they did because their political orders and intellectual fundamentals were vicious: "No--there could be nothing in the culture of incestuous Greece and bloody Rome to inspire organic structure in building, statesmanship, or philosophy--or for a culture true to democracy in the realm of aesthetics, the realm of ethics, or religion."
" Congress is resorting to mobocracy, not democracy.
It has often been noted that Plato was not a democrat; he distrusted what has sometimes been referred to as "mobocracy".
Commenting on the latter event, Campbell asserted, "Democracy was traded for mobocracy." (12) In a similar vein, Lt.
But it is time also for Imran and Qadri and their cheerleaders to take a pause and peruse over the ultimate consequences of the trend of mobocracy they are setting in.
In reality such changes will create nothing but 'Mobocracy'."
Talking to the mediamen at Punjab Assembly on Tuesday, he said the brutal trashing of of the policemen outside Rawalpindi-Islamabad airport could not be called a revolution but it is the worst form of mobocracy.
Its current state of discord, lawlessness and entropy is tantamount to the country's evolving political system: mobocracy .
Political rivals and some former allies have accused the one-time tax-collector of irresponsible governance and "mobocracy".
In part, that document says that democracy is "a government of the masses; Results in mobocracy; Attitude toward property is communistic; Results in demagoguism, license, agitation, discontent and anarchy." Skip ahead to the 1983 Random House Unabridged Dictionary and see it telling us that democracy is "government by the people," even boldly stating, "The United States and Canada are democracies." Under this definition, there's no need for a body of law, such as a Constitution, that establishes a true republic.
Ina striking analogy, he argues that 'unlike liberals in colonial Zambia who lost to militant nationalists, the anti-third term campaigners aided by student demonstrations and civil society kept mobocracy in check' (p.