liberal democracy


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liberal democracy

the form of representative democracy in modern Western policies, distinguished by universal suffrage, electoral competition for power between POLITICAL PARTIES and the protection of CITIZEN RIGHTS. This form of government and politics became established in Europe only in the late 19th and early 20th century, and for most of the century has faced the challenge of alternative systems, especially those based on FASCISM and COMMUNISM. See also DEMOCRACY, STABLE DEMOCRACY, PLURALISM, PLURAL ÉLITISM, TOTALITARIANISM, CAPITALIST STATE.
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Three essays focusing on British media reveal the role that public as well as private media play in shaping the bad news that is turning existing liberal democracy into fake democracy.
Summary: The crisis of liberal democracy is roundly decried today.
One view, associated with Bruce Mesquita and George Downs, is that economic liberalisation does not lead to liberal democracy (Foreign Affairs, September/October 2005).
Liberal democracy, the country's official state ideology since the downfall of the Marcos dictatorship, is often described as dying under President Rodrigo Duterte.
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Beyond producing constant anxiety, Trump's bizarre presidency poses a more fundamental question: Having already come under siege in many of its outposts worldwide, is liberal democracy now at risk of losing its citadel, too?
A growing number of key countries are experiencing not elections, but plebiscites on liberal democracy - plebiscites decided by the votes of those who have lost out from liberal democracy.
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According to him, the so-called special courts are formed in countries where there is dictatorship and not liberal democracy.
However, efforts to export liberal democracy failed to solve the emerging issues of politics and of society in recent decades," Larijani told the conference.
It's not hard to find people around the world who believe that Western liberal democracy has come to prioritise individual values too strongly over those of the community.

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