Definition of Direct Democracy
Example of Direct Democracy
- There is no country that has a direct democracy, but Switzerland comes close, because there are systems in place for citizens to challenge laws.
Direct Democracy Pronunciation
Syllabification: di·rect de·moc·ra·cy
- American English – /duhr-rEkt di-mAHk-ruh-see/
- British English – /die-rEkt di-mOk-ruh-see/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /dəˈrɛkt dɪˈmɑkrəsi/
- British English – /daɪˈrɛkt dɪˈmɒkrəsi/
- Plural: direct democracies
- Direct democracy is contrasted to representative democracy.
- A type of government and political system.
- Also called pure democracy.
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