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  • n. A policy under the rule of people acting on the behalf of and, to a lesser extent, in the interests of the voting blocks by which they were elected.


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  • Europe and Israel share values and interests: Israel is a representative democracy, it is an open society, it has a vibrant free press, and it is a robust economy with much to offer Europe thanks to its dynamic, innovative, high-tech-oriented business environment.

    Memo to Baroness Ashton: Embrace Israel

  • This is not representative democracy, it's a sense of entitlement.

    Hillary Adviser Wolfson: Obama's Claim That Bill Is Fibbing Is A "Right Wing Talking Point"

  • This is not representative democracy, it's a sense of entitlement and Bill C on the campaign trail shows little understanding that as an ex-President, he is a public servant for life now of the American people, representing everyone ... rather than just his wife.

    NYT: Edwards Camp Doesn't Expect To Win Even One Primary

  • As an advocate of women's leadership and representative democracy, I refused to take their cynicism to heart.

    Marie Wilson: And the Winner is...Democracy!

  • The Mass Democratic Movement, a reflection of the Congress Movement, was characterised by both participatory and representative democracy, collective leadership, consensual decision-making, restorative justice and corrective punishment.

    Returning to the roots of local activism

  • The union is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and cooperation among people and for the firm establishment of representative democracy.


  • More interesting is it instead shows exactly what happens the closer we get to a true democracy as opposed to the representative democracy set up through the federal system as originally created by our Founders, which is that people vote for those who keep giving them that money.

    Elections - fresh news by


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