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.
pluralism, aka polyarchy
What is the difference between absolute monarchy and democracy
America is not a polyarchy, for it has a single "ruler", the President.
These two words are generally regarded as synonyms.The following differences are suggested by the etymology, resting on differences if any between "political rule" (a matter of form) and "political power" (a matter of real efficacy). Also, differences may hinge on different connotations of the words 'one', 'few', 'many', and 'all'.A polyarchy is a political order with many rulers. This is in contrast to a monarchy (a political order with oneruler) and arguably an oligarchy (a political order with a few but not many rulers). Alternatively, a polyarchy may refer to a political order with more than one ruler, whether it be few or many.A polycracy is a political order in which political (social, economic, legal) power is possessed by manymembers of the community (vs. only one or just a few). By this account, a democracy is a polycracy in which political power is possessed by all citizens. A polycracy need not be a democracy in that political power may be possessed by many but not all of its citizens.On this account, a polycracy need not be a polyarchy. For instance, a monarchy can in fact be a polycracy. Likewise, a polyarchy need not be a polycracy. Namely, a polyarchy may in fact be an autocracy or monocracy.
The difference between a democracy and dictatorship is that a democracy is where you get get to vote for your government and a dictatorship is where someone/ a group takes over.
difference between good governac and democracy
The difference is simply that totalitarianism regime is 2 words and democracy is 1 word
Democracy is a form of government, liberalism is a political philosophy.
communist ruled by military democracy "governed" by the people
one is better than the other
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.
a presidential democracy is ruled by a president and a parlimentary democracy is ruled by a prime minister
Oligarchy if goverment of few aristocrats . Democracy is goverment for people :)
They are not comparable. The Roman Republic was an oligarchy, not a democracy.
parliamentary democracy can vote for one representative who will pick an official called a prime minster. Representative democracy gets to pick their own representative and don't have to have an official. That's the difference between parliamentary and representative democracy.
"The difference between a republic and a democracy lies in the ultimate source of official power. In the case of a republic, it lies with a charter; in a democracy, power lies with the rule of the majority"
Direct democracy is doing something by the government andrepresentative democracy is a democracy where citizens delegae authority to elect represntatives
The Difference is that America isn't a democracy but A type of Republic for instance The Roman senate is compared to are Congress.
The difference between Canada's government and Rwanda's government is that Canada's is based on Democracy while Rwanda's government is based on Democracy and pride.
According to James Madison, the difference between a democracy and a republic is that a democracy is a government ruled by the people and a republic is a country that is owned by the people. James Madison was one of the writers of the Declaration of Independence.
direct democracy is when each person rules and indirect is when people vote for people who rule.
a direct democracy people vote on policies directly, a representative democracy people vote for representatives who then present a plan