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Power to the people. It's the democracy subreddit!

Freely discuss, but stay on the topic of democracy, not just politics.

Seeking to build a robust, vibrant community where we discuss world events from a small-d democratic perspective.

Democracy is a more fertile subject than you may think. One has only to look at the many types there are to see that. It's the system that runs our world and gives humanity freedom and self-determination, so it's continuously relevant. From election fraud to electoral reform, protest movements to pure theory, this is the home for people who believe in the power of democracy.

Let's discuss your ideas.


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Here are a list of Freedom and Democracy Indices to look at:

-Human Freedom Index by The Cato Institute 2016

-Democracy Index by the Economist Intelligence Unit 2016

-Index of Economic Freedom by Heritage 2017

-Economic Freedom of the World by Frasier Institute 2016

-Freedom in the World by Freedom House 2017

-Freedom on the Net by Freedom House 2016

-Freedom of the Press by Freedom House 2017

-Nations in Transit by Freedom House 2017 (This report tracks democracy in countries that were formerly communist from Central Europe to Central Asia)

-Worldwide Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders 2017

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Death Penalty

Hey there!

I just found myself wondering: How many democracies still maintain the use of death penalties?

Thanks in advance!

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2024/02/11
19:27 UTC

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US democracy is bifurcating along oppositional lines like the Roman Republic had before it violently transitioned to an Empire

Back Circle Theory is an approach to analyzing and critically interpreting American culture and politics through a Structuralist and Poststructuralist lens. It is not purely influenced by political science, but includes it, along with modes of analyses concerning sociology, social psychology, philosophy, ethnology and history.

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2024/02/11
15:22 UTC

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Democracy

सरकार के निर्देशानुसार, आपके क्षेत्र में इंटरनेट सेवा अगली सूचना आने तक बंद कर दी गई हैं ।

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And india is a democracy lol

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2024/02/11
08:20 UTC

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Full Interview: Nikki Haley (with Elex Michaelson)

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2024/02/11
07:25 UTC

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Should representative democracy be called stabilized oligarchy, rather than democracy?

Some time ago I’ve read an article, where the author said that ancient greeks wouldn’t recognize our democracy as democracy. They would see it as oligarchy.

Because in ancient Greece, the difference between democracy and oligarchy was in who made laws and important government decisions. In democracy, only citizens had the right make laws and important government decisions. And in oligarchy, only a select small group of people made laws and government decisions.

In today’s so called representative democracies there is no constitutional right for citizens to make any laws or government decisions through referendums. This power belongs exclusively to a select small group of people who form the government.

And you can argue that elections are just a modern invention to remove and replace unpopular oligarchs. It has nothing to do with democracy. Its purpose is to prevent armed rebellions, revolutions, and civil wars.

Because politicians can say and promise whatever they want to get elected. But once elected, they are under no legal obligation to do what they’ve said. So, there’s no legal requirement for them to represent anybody, except themselves and their friends. The only limits on their power are previously made laws and their need to avoid too much unpopularity.

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2024/02/10
21:25 UTC

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What's your take on Pakistan's election crisis?

As we all have witnessed how the Pakistani military has always controlled the politics, the current scenario has become quite intense, with the people of Pakistan supporting Imran Khan while the military is taking all measures to keep him out of the political scene. With international players, such as State Dept. showing concerns over the rigging in General Elections 2024, do you think any progress will be made to implement Democracy in Pakistan?

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2024/02/10
20:48 UTC

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A message from Gaza: The two-state proposal denies the rights of most Palestinians and legitimizes the settler colony. We call on those who respect our right to self-determination to call for the only tool that will allow us to exercise it: One Democratic State from the river to the sea.

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2024/02/10
16:29 UTC

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Would Parliamentary America Have More Fun?

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Co-presented by the Los Angeles Times!

With the 2024 election season upon us, Americans feel political despair. The president and his leading challenger, a former president, are deeply unpopular. Huge majorities, in both parties, tell pollsters that the two-party system is broken. For many, the prospect of engaging in upcoming political contests evokes downright dread.

So, where can we find the inspiration and ideas to fundamentally repair our democracy, climb out of this political rut, and turn the mood around? In other democracies around the world, says Maxwell L. Stearns, constitutional law professor and author of the new book Parliamentary America: The Least Radical Means of Radically Repairing Our Broken Democracy. Stearns visits Zócalo to outline a three-part plan to turn the United States into a multi-party parliamentary democracy that could make our politics less maddening, more collaborative—and perhaps even more fun. What are the legal, constitutional, and political steps needed to modernize American democracy and reignite civic zeal and joy? And how different might the U.S. look if governed by a parliament of multi-party coalitions?

We are Zócalo Public Square - our mission for the last 20 years has been to connect people to ideas and each other, which we do by publishing a digital magazine and convening live events.

6 Comments
2024/02/08
23:38 UTC

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Keep shining the light

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2024/02/08
21:48 UTC

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Brazil has Become an Enemy to Democracy on the World Stage

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2024/02/08
18:30 UTC

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What happened to Amy Goodman at Democracy Now!?

Hi, does anyone know what happened to Amy Goodman at Democracy Now!? I see her last show was on February 2, 2024.

I didn't see any info in the comments, and hope that she is doing well. Democracy Now is one of my favorite news shows, it's so informative during this time of complex geopolitics.

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2024/02/08
17:48 UTC

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Trump's Chaos Agenda | Robert Reich

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2024/02/08
05:38 UTC

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I was reading up on different types of democracy, and, this thing called societal legislative initiative, is this a thing in the democratic debate? That's to say that laws can be proposed and passed by votes by society, not by a legislature, in order that it can reflect public sentiment?

different phenomena in democracy?

4 Comments
2024/02/07
19:25 UTC

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Democracy on Trial (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

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2024/02/06
08:20 UTC

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Nikki Haley Details Opposition To Bipartisan Border Security Lead At Spa...

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2024/02/06
07:36 UTC

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