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What is the difference between polyarchy and democracy?
Polyarchy is decentralized rule, much as the founding fathers of the United States created. Under this system, there are many small governmentstailored to the needs and desires of the local populations. These small governments may take many forms ranging from Fascist Monarchy to Anarchy with unofficial structure. Such a group of governments may be under a higher government (much as how the USA was originally created with state governments under a federal government). However, Polyarchy limits this higher government to serving the lower governments by enforcing laws that all agree upon (some laws are virtually unanimous such as laws against murder, rape, theft, etc). This higher government also serves to provide defense for all the lower governments under it against foreign threats as well as threats from one sub-government to another. Such a governmental structure ensures that citizens may live under a government that they support and that also supports them. Persons living under a government that they do not support or agree with can easily move to another government that they do support and agree with. Democracy is simply rule by majority of voters. Assuming that everyone votes (and that all votes are counted equally). a slight majority of the population can (and often will) oppress the remainder of the population. While many modern governments claim to be democratic, there has not been a true democracy in effect since ancient times...and even these were not true democracies, as the majority of the populations were non-voting slaves. In effect, there has never been a true democracy (roughly translated as "government by the people", as the few that have been created have only given voting rights to a small number of persons.
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Democracy is when all the members have equal rights in a society. In today's world, democracy is embodied in the right to vote. Primitive democracy was found even in villa…ges and communities by discussions through village council, village elders, cooperative forms of government, etc.
Democracy, in the sense of government "by the people" includes protection of the certain rights of the minority through procedural safeguards. In this sense, it is distingui…shed from "mobocracy" (or "ochlocracy") which has no such guarantees.
The main difference between a democratic government and an autocratic government is who controls. In a democracy the government is controlled by the people either through elec…ted representatives or directly by the people. In an autocracy one person, or a group of people have full control, without the participation or consent of the people. For example the US has a representative democracy where we elect representatives to vote on all decisions and North Korea and Cuba are examples of Autocratic nations. The economies of these two governments are also very different. Democratic nations most always have a market system where buyers and sellers decide how to produce, who to produce for, and how much to produce. The government has no say in how business is done. On the other hand, in an autocracy the economy is either a command or traditional system. The government controls all business arrangements in command economies and in traditional, business is done how it's always been done, and that's decided by the ways of their ancestors.
It depends on what democracy without qualification means, but many people use it as a euphemism for "direct democracy". Direct Democracy makes every citizen respon…sible for every political decision. For example, in a direct democracy, every citizen would be voting on tax rates, immigration policy, etc. In a parliamentary democracy, districts of people vote for a person or party to represent them in a legislative forum. The party with the largest number of seats then forms a government, which directs the policy of the country.
Probably the best way to remember it is, communism is a form of socialism. Socialism is when the safety and living standards of SOCIETY come before the individual (is more imp…ortant than the individual). Individual freedom is generally regarded as democracy.
Democracy is when there is a ruling head that rules over his people with no help from religion. Theocracy is when the ruling head takes advice from religion.
Democracy- a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system. Oli…garchy- a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few. Got it?(:
An oligarchy is government by a few. A democracy is a government governed by the people the government is governing.
A theocracy is ruled by priest and religion. Democracy invest the supreme power in the citizens in the community
The difference between greek democracy and our democracy is that they had rulers and conquering and battles and trades and stuff like that we dont we got a president and mayor… and cops if we are bad and we have stores to buy stuff at and we have a school where we learn.
There is many differences between a democracy and a dictatorship. Actually they are antonyms of each other. With democracy they have no leader, but with dictatorship there is …a leader. Democracies don't force anything, but dictators force there leadership on the people. They aren't elected, they just barge in and take over. Dictators usually take over during emergency time, where people are OK with that person taking over. They are desperate for a leader, so they say OK he/she will help us with our problem.
Anarchy is based on the idea of absense of government wheras democracy is a government ruled by the people
democracy at persent has become a way of life as no other form of govt. gives the individuals this much rights, liberty to grow, freedom and so many other rights. It is the go…vt. of the majority but with minority rights. It promotes both individual as well as collective rights. Communism stands for the common use and sacrifice the ind. liberty and freedom. there is scope of supression of the rights of the individual.
Well Parliamentary democracy is a form OF democracy. Democracy is just the broad term for when people have political power, and choose how they want to be governed. A parliame…ntary democracy, is democracy (people choosing how they want to be governed), but with a parliament! What is a parliament you might ask? Think of it this way, in the US, there is the congress, which is separate from the president. the president is the leader of the country, and the congress is sort of like the check/balance. While, in a parliamentary democracy like the UK, the REAL "leader" of the country is the head of the parliament, while the queen is just a figurehead. So if the United States were a parliamentary democracy, the speaker of the house (nancy pelosi) would basically BE the "leader" of the country. It's a bit difficult to explain. As opposed to the President (executive branch) being separated from the congress (legislative branch), the congress (legislative branch) would be the head, ruling body. so the leader in congress, or legislative body would be the leader basically. check wikipedia too for a more detailed answer.
In a democracy leaders are elected by the people and political decisions are decided by said leaders and voters, In a dictatorship the Dictator is either elected in a democrac…y and changes the government into a dictatorship or assumes power by overthrowing the last government. In a Dictatorship almost everything is decided by the dictator with no civilian representation in the government.
Democratic govt Government by representation, IE. People choose their representatives and their representatives choose for them on important decisions that affect the jurisdic…tion. Democratic countries allow the public to cast votes on their Head of Government. Democratic countries are sometimes well surveyed and controlled by proper laws to avoid corruption. The democratic systems of government are based on the separation of powers in the state, which means that the powers of government are separated functionally between branches of government. Non democratic govt A government where the people are not represented in every decision. Government it is not linked to the people and the process of ruling has nothing to do with the public opinion. Non democratic countries do not allow the public to cast votes on their Head of Government. Non democratic countries tend to experience many occasions of corruption. In non democratic countries there is no separation of powers IE. The final decision is taken by only authority ruling the country.
Democracy is a government made up of representatives chosen by the people themselves. Meritocracy is the ideology that people get what they deserve; it is a system where peopl…e are rewarded based on ability.