Democracy


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The form of the book is intimidating: a biographical dictionary, with long scholarly entries on obscure figures in the history of culture, interrupted by long scholarly footnotes, which are in turn interrupted by further footnotes. The public want their president to represent their country well, and they want somebody that they can relate to. A euphemism that refers to the forcible expulsion of an ethnic group or groups in the cause of racial purity, often involving genocidal violence.

Tactics of Social Democracy in the Democratic Revolution


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In some cases western ideas have been adapted and changed beyond all recognition, as in thecase of so-called ‘African socialism’, as practised in Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Angola. More recently, the structural adjustment programmes of the 1980s continue to affect the economic stability of SADC countries.... provisional relief of debt has been linked to certain conditions, including political conditionality, which is basically a commitment to a narrow form of democracy, and economic policies, which have created deeper disempowerment.

Prospects for Democracy in Yugoslavia: Hearing Before the


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The Indian Christian is equally entitled to say with pride that he is an Indian and is following a religion of India, namely Christianity ." [13] Azad, Patel and Gandhi at an AICC meeting in Bombay, 1940. Nevertheless, the cases of India and Botswana suggest that poor democracies can become stable if they have good leadership and promote socioeconomic development. Historical evidence: Malaysia’s document of destiny does not contain a preamble. Of course, what is considered as a rational process of thought, varies in time and space.

Political Communication in Postmodern Democracy: Challenging



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The particular challenge we face is that we know relatively little of how to build strong political institutions in poor countries. Globalization has had a far-reaching impact on both the nation-state and political doctrinesrooted in the idea of national distinctiveness. Many people, for example, although fewer than formerly, believe that national bankruptcy is likely to occur if the national debt is allowed to get any bigger.

A Democracy Is Born: An Insider's Account of the Battle


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What's happening is a senior adult revolution. It was considered by contemporaries as "almost revolutionary," not merely because it announced the acceptance of the Reform Bill as "a final and irrevocable settlement of a great constitutional question," but because this position was announced to the people rather than to Parliament, which caused a great "sensation" at the time (Halévy, 1950, 178). Fascist regimes and movements have thereforecorresponded to one of two major traditions: one, following Italian Fascism, emphasizes theideal of an all-powerful or totalitarian state; the other, reflected in German Nazism or nationalsocialism, stresses the importance of race and racialism.

Public Opinion, Democracy, and Market Reform in Africa


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In general, both advocates and critics agree that ‘rule by the people’ - in the truest meaning of the people – never existed and is never likely to exist. It was particularly effective at setting afire the hearts of idealistic young people who were moved by the author's vision of a socialist utopia. If, a century ago, it may have been forgivable to examine the limitations of science with the use of non-rational methods it is obviously nonsensical to do the same today, when the rational discourse on the limitations of science (particularly social science) and the rational critique of several core Enlightenment ideas, like that of Progress, is fully developed.

Democratization in Confucian East Asia: Citizen Politics in



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On his view, those accounts tend to ignore the role that deep-seated human interests play in the constitution of possible objects of inquiry. The first Asian alternative to liberalism to be decisively defeated was the fascist one represented by Imperial Japan. Although the root meaning of the Greek term ‘demokratia’ is clear and straightforward (rule by the people), it is necessary to properly define what constitutes ‘demos’ (the people). Like the ideological orientation, the view which asserts the inevitability of false consciousness assumes that cognitive motives and standards play little part in the determination of success or failure in the assessment of reality.

Facilites for Cultural Democracy


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Therefore, it is just false to assume that the Left is concerned about unemployment. They are only milestones on the road of Hatred paved with a disorderly love for freedom. This arisesfrom the fact that ‘the people’ are not a single entity but rather a collection of individuals and 36. I. (1970) Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. Ethical socialistshave often looked to Christianity, Islam, Judaism and other religions to provide a basis for theirvalue system, and conservatives have applauded religion as a form of ‘social glue’.

Social Movements and the State in India: Deepening


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Speech in the House of Commons, October 28, 1943 "House of Commons Rebuilding". The survivors were now—like the Polish Jews since 1940—confined to ghettos that were largely closed off and subjected to policies of starvation. In remarks of February 2015, President Obama spoke of “the warped ideologies espoused by terrorists like al Qaeda and ISIL, especially their attempt to use Islam to justify their violence.” He added that “these terrorists are desperate for legitimacy.

Party Politics in an "Uncommon Democracy": Political Parties



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Indeed, in spite of the growing importance of human rights issues in world politics, Asian states prefer to deal with human rights within their own domestic jurisdiction, resisting international monitoring. State and Revolution (1917) outlined Lenins firm commitment to the‘insurrectionary road’ and rejected electoral democracy as ‘bourgeois parliamentarianism’. This hard metallic name compromised the whole program of Fascism as I dreamed it. In economic life as in politics, then, the guiding principle of classical liberalism became an undeviating insistence on limiting the power of government.

Muslim Brotherhoods and Politics in Senegal