(noun) A political system in which people vote directly on policy issues or through elected officials that represent them.
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- Plural: democracies
- When democracy is introduced to a culture, the existing political system is (verb) democratized to become more (adjective) democratic.
- The spirit of democracy is called democratism.
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Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “democracy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 24, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/democracy/).
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democracy. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/democracy/
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