majoritarianism


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ma·jor·i·tar·i·an·ism

 (mə-jôr′ĭ-târ′ē-ə-nĭz′əm, -jŏr′-)
n.
Rule by simple numerical majority in an organized group.

majoritarianism

(məˌdʒɒrɪˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a form of democracy which upholds the rule of the majority
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Of late, India has become a country practicing brut majoritarianism strangling free thought and stifling dissent in an institutional manner.
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, "but a written constitution is mere meringue if courts rotely exalt majoritarianism over constitutionalism.
Barry goes on to quote Shekhar Gupta, with Yogi's appointment, 'Modi is unveiling a vision of benign majoritarianism that means it's a Hindu country, that's the fact, and we'll be nice to you if you behave yourself.
From beneath the debris of the demolished Babri Masjid had emerged ideas of Hindu majoritarianism, the use of religion for political gains and the conscious alienation of Muslims from the country's sociopolitical mainstream.
Muslim cattle traders and dairy farmers are periodically lynched in the name of cow protection and the gruesome murders, committed often in broad daylight, are recorded in videos and boastfully posted on social media where unbridled majoritarianism is celebrated in offensive language and images.
Hindutva, or Hindu majoritarianism, is a political template in India today and mainstream political parties shy away from discussing the rights of minorities," he said.
Rectifying colonial injustices focused on a type of Africanization that rejected liberal multiculturalism for racial majoritarianism.
But, today, those ideals are being increasingly threatened by rising intolerance and an increasingly belligerent majoritarianism.
No, this thesis about voter ignorance is basically part and parcel of a larger critique of majoritarianism.
Its discursive construction of a homogenised and reified 'people', its promotion of a crude majoritarianism, and its (mostly) uncritical support for popular belief systems, means that it is incredibly difficult to build feminist politics and a feminist collective identity with and through traditional populist practices.
The book culminates in fine treatments of the efforts by Alexis de Tocqueville, Abraham Lincoln, and John Stuart Mill to temper unfettered majoritarianism and moral nihilism with depth, elevation, and self-restraint.
Through respect and consent, by accepting the identity of the minority tradition and honouring their values by finding a special place for them to thrive, not assimilation or the crude majoritarianism in a border poll.