democratic centralism


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democratic centralism

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Leninist principle that policy should be decided centrally by officials, who are nominally democratically elected
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Both the ANC and the EPRDF espouse the Leninist principle of democratic centralism, according to which party members are expected to abide by the policies established by the central party leadership.
This followed long study tours of the Communist Party of China and South Africa's Africa National Congress (ANC) as parties based on the doctrine of democratic centralism.
There are the Leftists who, in the name of democratic centralism, choose tinpot dictators as their leader.
As are all constitutional manifestations of the separation of powers, the states are becoming less and less a brake upon the dangerous ideal of democratic centralism, and as a result we may end up in a sadder condition than even a disintegrating Europe.
Use a good inner-party political life of the furnace, exercise the party spirit, pure ideology, uphold and carry forward seeking truth from facts and linking theory with practice, forging close ties with the masses, carry out criticism and self-criticism, democratic centralism, strict party discipline and other fine traditions, firmly grasp "strict" tactics, greatly improve the political inner-party political life, in principle, fighting, making inner-party political life really play a role in education reform party members and cadres.
Let me list the headings (many of them jaw-breaking) of Zimmerman's chapters: "From Democratic Centralism to Democratic Centralism"; "Alternative Mobilization Strategies, 1917-1934; From Narrow Selectorate to Autocracy"; "The Great Purge"; "From Totalitarianism to Welfare Authoritarianism"; "Uncertainty and "Democratization": The Evolution of Post-Brezhnevian Politics, 1982-1991"; "Democratizing Russia, 1991-1997" "The Demise of Schumpeterian Democracy, the Return to Certainty, and Normal ('Full') Authoritarianism, 1998-2008"; "The Return of Uncertainty?
The institutional system and decisionmaking capabilities of democratic centralism have proven to be the country's advantage
The religious view of decision making and deliberation is must closely allied to democratic centralism, in that there is an allowance for debate and discussion until a decision has been made by those in authority.
However, when the Maoists formed nearly 40% of the Constituent Assembly, they advocated for democratic centralism akin to the former Soviet Union.
For in that article, amid his varied historical analogies and references, he prompted me not only to reconsider in a new light the formal constitutional language of Soviet democratic centralism, but to examine more closely what is now effectively a neo-Bolshevist quota system dialectically defined by "what you are not.

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