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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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To avoid what Thomas Jefferson called"elective despotism," we need to introduce direct democracy.
While talking to audience, among which many were former representatives of Karachi City government, the Consul General said that in the 724 years history of Switzerland, Swiss people's right of direct democracy has played an important role in nation building and good governance.
Results of the referendum held [on Sunday] can only be interpreted in the sense that citizens today want to be active participants in decision-making in the country and are ready to give their contribution not only during elections, but also using the possibilities of direct democracy," he has noted, thanking both to voters who said "yes" and to those who said "no".
In a Parliament resistant to change you could almost feel it shake when Corbyn introduced direct democracy by asking questions from real people.
Jerry Brown has signed misguided legislation hiking the ballot initiative filing fee to $2,000 from $200 that will do nothing to stop frivolous initiatives but will undermine the public's right to direct democracy, Consumer Watchdog said today.
Rousseau puts forth the concept that the sovereign power of a nation-state lies not with an individual ruler, but rather the will of the population as a whole, and that the ideal form of governance is a direct democracy in which critical decisions are undertaken by citizens who meet in assembly, just as was once done in the ancient city-state of Athens.
Recently, some of the most controversial issues in American politics have not been decided in legislatures, but by the citizenry through the means of direct democracy.
The new job means Mr Nuttall becomes head of the British Delegation of members of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group.
The Swiss direct democracy model is much admired by the Mongolian government, and so the decentralisation of the system of governance is one of the priorities for Swiss development cooperation, alongside the development of civil society and a commitment to agriculture, food security, vocational education and training, and small-scale mining.
The miracle of direct democracy achieved by the Egyptian people on 30th June 30, 2013 in the greatest revolution of their history, has been confirmed by other mass gatherings on the July 3 and 26, 2013.
His platform, which advocates creating a system of direct democracy in Atlanta, encourages citizens to participate in the political decision-making process.