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What makes a democratic society?

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08/19/2005

The most basic answer is that the people rule themselves. Sometimes everyone takes part as in a direct democracy, although this is rarely practical today. Most societies use some form of representative democracy where elected officials carry out the work of government on our behalf. It is a whole different can of worms about how well we the people oversee our elected officials.