democratism


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democratism

a doctrine of or belief in social equality or the right of all people to participate equally in politics.
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By attaching words that refer to democracy to practices which are non-democratic, democratism creates a distorted and oversimplified idea of what democracy is and how it works; the term then serves as an ideological label to approve any acts performed by whoever is in charge, rather than a description of a system of government in which major decisions are made by public vote.
Just as Americans incorporated royalty into their republican constitution in the figure of the president (Pocock, 1988), so they took over English aristocratic landscaping to transform it into horticultural democratism.
It is a disappointing weakness that Williamson has nothing to say about Lincoln's great critique of Stephen Douglas's amoral democratism or majoritarianism in the 1858 Illinois debates, about which Harry V.
Another is the sentimental temptation, exaggerated by democratism, to glorify the sufferer, to view him as if he had chosen his own suffering in order to sanctify the rest of us--which, if such were indeed the case, would make humanitarian intervention on his behalf a contradiction in terms, as if the witnesses to the Crucifixion had lifted the dying Christ down from the Cross.
In merely 271 words, the wartime president fused his epoch's most powerful and disruptive tendencies--nationalism, democratism, and German idealism--into a civil religion indebted to the language of Christianity but devoid of its content.
This index serves as a fitting point of departure for "Monument to Capital," the two-part project that anchors "Art After Democratism," Jonas Staal's first solo exhibition in Dubai, a city whose most improbable architecture--including the current record-holder for the highest building, the Burj Khalifa--appeared in a moment of crisis within the global economy.
Not only is it and aspect of deepening democratism in the life of the state, but also a proof for the evolution of civic responsability--in all of its valences: juridical, moral, political--of all members of society, including the state organs.
According to Mikhail Gorbachev, the president of Moscow, "The status of women is a barometer of democratism of any state and indicator of how human rights are respected in it" (cited.
While highlighting Napoleon's democratism, Emerson himself did not consider democracy altogether unambiguous: While he recognized democracy's pragmatism and effectiveness in the United States, he also saw that ethical lawmaking, morality, and justice did not always coincide with democracy per se.
In)fusion approach has a democratism in knowledge-generation--feeding off the alternatives, paradigms, and possibilities of both the humanities and natural sciences--and is more a way of rationalising norms of validity and understanding than "framework relativism" that Paisley Livingston has found distinctly abhorrent in the formation of literary knowledge.
Sayed Khatab, "The Voice of Democratism in Sayyid Qutb's Response to Violence and Terrorism," pp.
Philosophical bases of Belarusian revolutionary democratism had been a subject of the longstanding and detailed researches, which were developed by Alfred Maikhrovich (1937-2004), the famous Belarusian philosopher and one of the founders of Belarusian philosophical school.