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pure democracy

n.
A democracy in which the power to govern lies directly in the hands of the people rather than being exercised through their representatives.
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An international democracy activist said in Taipei Monday that Taiwan's referendum system, which allows for the correction of mistakes that could keep referendum initiatives off ballots, could serve as a model of direct democracy for other countries.
It unconstitutionally changed parliament to a delegate institution and transferred sovereignty to the people which are a form of direct democracy.
We appreciate the trust of Ecuador and we wish you success in this exercise of direct democracy that seeks to involve the sovereign in an active and committed way," he said.
Social Movements and Referendums From Below: Direct Democracy in the Neoliberal Crisis
The same might be said of Ore gon's system of direct democracy, the process of initiative, referendum and recall.
Countries with more direct democracy enjoy greater prosperity, a more efficient state, lower government deficits and lower debt levels.
If the report is approved the Alliance for Direct Democracy in Europe - a group of Europe's right-wing parties dominated by UKIP - will be asked to repay [euro]172,000 in misspent funds and will be denied a further [euro]500,000 in EU grants.
There is no way for me not to vote in or deny something that gives direct democracy," he has said.
Some scholars have argued that voters in direct democracy hear fiduciary-like duties because they act as representatives when casting their ballots.
When Jean-Jacques Rousseau refers to democracy, he has in mind direct democracy on the ancient Greek model, while believing parliamentary democracy limits sovereignty.
Returns showed that voters favoured the incumbent centre-right Independence Party over the advocates of direct democracy and digital freedom.
The UK is not a direct democracy, like a citystate in ancient Greece, or the local community group, with all members voting on every new rule or decision.