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representative democracy


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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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  • It has been objected that the people are incompetent to rule themselves; but Sismonde most truly says, "If pure democracy is a bad form of government, representative democracy cannot be worth more."

    Laws Direct from Voters


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