New answers tagged

1

To add to the answers above, the Democracy Index ranks Russia as an authoritarian regime. Basically, Russia ranks as a 3.11 as of 2019, making it an authoritarian regime by the indexes' standards and below a flawed democracy like the United States or even a hybrid regime like Liberia. The index is based around "60 indicators grouped in five different ...


5

As someone who has been brought up in Iran after the revolution, I would say that Khomeinisme is not a democratic Ideology. The article 110 of Islamic Republic's constitution(endorsed by Khomeini and implemented during his lifetime) shows simply that Khomeinisme as well as Islamic Republic are far from any kind of democracy: Following are the duties and ...


1

So, you have a theory but need case material. How do you find it? Networking Your question doesn't specify what kind of expertise you have or what field in particular you may be working in. It sounds like you have a theoretical focus, but lack specific regional or contextual expertise. If that's the case, then your best bet is to ask your colleagues for ...


0

Yes. A constitutional monarchy counts as a form of democracy. Democracy is a system of government in which laws, policies, leadership, and major undertakings of a state or other polity are directly or indirectly decided by the “people,” a group historically constituted by only a minority of the population (e.g., all free adult males in ancient Athens or ...


3

Democracy is a worldview, not particular object or system. Democracy is the idea that the root of governance lies in the people being governed, not in an elite group, a bloodline, a particular person, a system or ideology, or some other entity or artifact. One doesn't 'know' a worldview; one lives within it, or not. Saying that "democracy is an indefinite ...


0

I would agree that any definition of democracy has to be contextual to be meaningful. For some other relevant points of reference, check out the Wikipedia article on "radical democracy". There are at least three distinct stands of this perspective but they share "the idea that democracy is an un-finished, inclusive, continuous and reflexive process." There ...


0

A lot of other people have pointed out the difference between direct democracy and representative democracy already, but one thing I like to point out is that direct democracy (people directly voting on important issues) and representative democracy (people vote for representatives who represent them) don't have to necessarily be exclusive. There is semi-...


Top 50 recent answers are included