• Substantive Democracy And The American People
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    I'm Afraid of Americans Before one can answer the timeless question of what taxation policy should be implemented onto the American public, one must ask, what type of democratic policy should the US follow One approach, known as the Substantive Democracy, states that if policy is in the interest of the people than it shall be put into effect. Meaning that a small group of appointed elite would most likely make all-important decisions, such as the altering of taxation policies. This approach hard...
  • Propaganda And Democracy People One Media
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    What is the impact of propaganda on our democracy? When examining the relationship between propaganda and democracy it important to define each term. Propaganda is a protean term, its definition varies widely. The word propaganda could refer simply to an active process of mass persuasion or it could carry more negative connotations. In general, a distinction is drawn between propaganda and persuasion. Like persuasion, propaganda is designed to influence opinion rather than purely communicate fa...
  • Problem Between Authority And Autonomy Democracy Wolf State
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    The Right of Autonomy Political philosophy is the philosophy of the state. A state is a group of people who have supreme authority within a given territory or over a certain population, according to Wolf. Authority then, is the right to command and the right to be obeyed which is different from power. Power in Wolff's terms, is the "ability to compel compliance." Moral autonomy is "a submission to laws which one has made for oneself." Wolf believes that there is a problem between authority and a...
  • Wealth And Democracy Phillips Rich One
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    Wealth and Democracy. By Kevin Phillips. (New York: Broadway Books, c. 2002. Pp. vii, 422. ISBN 0-7679-0533-4. ) Wealth and Democracy clearly illustrates and emphasizes the importance of Democracy being endangered. The author Kevin Phillips, America's leading political analyst since 1968 and a graduate of Harvard Law School appears very informed and credible. Wealth and Democracy outlines and explains the politics of the second half of the 20 th century. In this book Phillips primarily explores...
  • Liberal Democracy World Western Political
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    Chomsky is one of the most astute and notorious outspoken critic of liberal democracy that is promoted by the guardians of the world order or simply the western world. He especially direct his criticisms towards the United States and the United Kingdom who seek to establish democracy all over the world in order to have some sort of control over the people either for political or material reasons. Hence Chomsky sees this campaign to establish democracy as a tool of oppression instead of a means o...
  • Whitman's Democracy People America Poem
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    Whitman's Democracy'I speak the pass-word primeval, I give the sign of democracy, By God! I will Accept nothing which all cannot have their counterpart of on the same terms.' This is Whitman's expression of the idea of democracy taken from 'Song of Myself.' In this all encompassing interpretation Whitman says that the freedom offered by democracy is for all not a chosen few. It included all people, not renouncing those of other races, creeds, or social standings. Examples of this acceptance are ...
  • Democracy Governments Democratic Representatives
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    When studying democracy we need to look at it's history as well. Ancient Greece is given credit for inventing democracy. The Greeks were the first to break with the Asian tradition of totalitarian rule. A handful of Greed city-states gradually exchanged their totalitarian system for democratic governments. Many of today's democratic practices began in ancient Ahrens during the fight century BC. Athenian men discussed public issues and passed laws as members of the assembly. They elected officia...
  • Direct Democracy Vs Representative Democracy
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    Direct Democracy vs Representative Democracy The term Democracy is derived from two Greek words, demos, meaning people, and, meaning rule. These two words form the word democracy which means rule by the people. Aristotle, and other ancient Greek political philosophers, used the phrase, 'the governors are to be the governed', or as we have come to know it, 'rule and be ruled in turn'. The two major types of democracy are Representative Democracy and Direct Democracy. Clearly the arguments for and...
  • America The Modern Day Athens
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    America: The Modern Day Athens " We do not copy our Ancestors, but are an example to them. It is true were called a Democracy, for the administration is in the hands of the many and not in the few. ' This is the foundation for which democracy is ruled. Without this democracy does not exist. In this essay there will be comparisons of Athenian democracy and our modern day democracy Greece, in ancient times, was not a united land. There existed many little provinces of control, called city-states....
  • Athenian Democracy United States
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    Discuss the Athenian definition of democracy. Is the city state the only kind of state in which true democracy can exist? What happens to democracy when it is applied to a society with a large dispersed population? What are other examples of democratic societies besides Athens? Compare and contrast Athenian democracy with American democracy. Is the United States a democracy in the classical sense of the word? The ancient Greek word 'demokratika' was ambiguous. It met literally 'people power'. B...
  • Democracy Simon And Piggy
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    Ricky Ramoutar Critical Lens M. E. Sullivan said, "Democracy is only as successful as the people who make it work," proves itself in the novel Lord of the Flies. I agree with this statement because, if there are to many people opposing one thing there will be war. The boys in this book struggled back and forth trying to establish a stable government. Democracy was forming in the group but, dictatorship was quickly sneaking up behind. Democracy was an essential thing for the boys to survive on t...
  • Democracy People Indian Government
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    Democracy may be a word familiar to most, but still I would like to mention the fact that demos means pertaining to people and k ratios means to rule. Thus this word original coined by the Greeks means rule of people as a whole and not by an individual or a privileged soul. It is a concept still misunderstood and misused in some parts of the world where totalitarian regimes and dictatorships have witnessed popular support by usurping democratic labels like in Iraq and Pakistan. By the dictionary...
  • The Ancient City Pompeian Politics
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    The Ancient City Pompeii " How democratic was Pompeian politics?' ; In order to answer the above question, it is first necessary to consider the exact meaning of the term 'democracy'; . Whilst it is difficult to give an exact definition of the word, it is certainly possible to create a list of the implications of democratic government for a society and its citizens. Perhaps the most obvious of these implications, certainly when considered from a modern standpoint, would be that every full member...
  • Aristotle On Democracy Forms Of Government
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    A democracy is a government for the people. It is an establishment to which the people of that nation are the people who run that nation. There is no line of fate that puts a person or persons in power but a poll of citizens that determine who shall lead them. There is a set of checks and balances to ensure that no one person may have total control of that government. Aristotle once wrote, Of forms of democracy first comes that which is said to be based strictly on equality. In such a democracy...
  • Winston Churchill's Quote Analysis
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    Winston Churchill's Quote on Democracy "Many forms of government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried from time to time." - Winston Churchill, 1947. This quote represents the views of Winston Churchill, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain, not only on democracy, but on government as a whole...
  • Citizens Characteristics Needed In A Democracy
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    A democracy is a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving free elections that are periodically held. The necessary moral and intellectual characteristics the citizens of a democracy must possess for the survival and the prosperity of such a form of government include: respect for laws, respect for rights, respect for authority, equal mental worth, and opportunity for all...
  • Political System Democracy Government Society
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    Education for Democratic Citizenship: A Framework Rationale for education in civics and government If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will best be attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost. Aristotle The civic mission of the schools. Although it has been argued that the establishment of the proper institutions is sufficient to maintain a free and democratic society, it is clear that even the most well-designed in...
  • Assess The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Athenian Democracy
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    It has been said that democracy is worst form of government except all those others forms that have been tried from time to time. - Winston Churchill in the House of Commons, 1947 Democracy - a word that has been used for a century just to share responsibility between people for all individual crimes in the history. Hitler called his Nazis Germany a kind of 'democracy', Soviet Union during era of communism with single leader party was 'democracy'. America was 'democracy' when millions of people ...
  • Impact On Future Of Democracy
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    In his book IV, De Tocqueville discusses the influence of democratic ideas and feelings on the society they govern. De Tocqueville sees serious ills within the system of democracy. Chiefly, his concern is with independent men acting with no other guide than their own will. This complete independence, according to De Tocqueville, will undoubtedly lead to men only valuing the leaders they have chosen. The equality and independence men receive from democracy may be the factors that cause them to de...
  • Summary Iraq's Democratic Options
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    The article is a discussion by director of the American University Center for global Peace, Professor Abdul Aziz. It discussed that the key elements for a successful democratic transition included: Economic and political reform, which includes aid for Iraq's health and education sectors; relief from debt and reparations; liberalization and privatization of the economy; and foreign direct investment. It also included democratic reforms which elections and the institution of a parliamentary form o...