Questions tagged [ochlocracy]

Questions about government by mass of people, colloquially known as 'mob rule'.

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What is the difference between democracy and ochlocracy?

The Wikipedia definition of democracy states: Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία dēmokratía, literally "rule by people") is a form of government in which the people have the authority to choose their ...
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What mechanisms exist to prevent democracy turning into ochlocracy or tyranny of the majority?

From Wikipedia on democracy: According to political scientist Larry Diamond, democracy consists of four key elements: (a) A political system for choosing and replacing the government through free ...
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What is the difference between Democracy and Ochlocracy [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which are the symptoms of a decadent Democracy degenerating to Ochlocracy? Democracy is rule by the people, and Ochlocracy is rule by the mob. Is there a defining point ...
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Which are the symptoms of a decadent Democracy degenerating to Ochlocracy? [closed]

The Ochlocracy is by the Wikipedia's definition: Or mob rule is government by mob or a mass of people, or the intimidation of legitimate authorities. As a pejorative for majoritarianism, it is akin ...