What is Democracy?

Most of the different daily posts that appear on this blog are organized into so-called “blog series”. For example, there’s a series called what is democracy?: commentary about different aspects of contemporary democracy, including what it should be and isn’t yet, what it is and shouldn’t be, and what it is believed to be but isn’t.

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What is Democracy? (1): International Democracy
What is Democracy? (2): More Than Majority Rule
What is Democracy? (3): Popular Sovereignty
What is Democracy? (4): Conflict
What is Democracy? (5): Federalism
What is Democracy? (6): Democracy and Human Rights
What is Democracy? (7): Democracy and Human Rights
What is Democracy? (8): Democracy and Human Rights
What is Democracy? (9): Self-Government
What is Democracy? (10): Republic
What is Democracy? (11): Rule of Law
What is Democracy? (12): Direct Democracy
What is Democracy? (13): International Democracy
What is Democracy? (14): Tyranny of the Majority?
What is Democracy? (15): The Willingness to Live Together
What is Democracy? (16): Strong Man?
What is Democracy? (17): Equality
What is Democracy? (18): Self-Government and Self-Legislation
What is Democracy? (19): Democracy is Peace
What is Democracy? (20): Rotation in Office
What is Democracy? (21): Summary
What is Democracy? (22): Free Media
What is Democracy? (23): Democracy is Peace, Ctd.
What is Democracy? (24): A Short History of Democracy
What is Democracy? (25): Corporate Democracy
What is Democracy? (26): Democracy or Experts?
What is Democracy? (27): Independent Political Parties
What is Democracy? (28): A Way of Life
What is Democracy? (29): Vote Buying
What is Democracy? (30): Control, Transparency and Publicity
What is Democracy? (31): A Pathological Attention Seeker, Not an Inflatable Parliament
What is Democracy? (32): Dangerous!
What is Democracy? (33): The Effect of Money on Elections
What is Democracy? (34): A Civic Responsibility
What is Democracy? (35): A Complete Waste of Time?
What is Democracy? (36): Peaceful and Legal Transition of Power
What is Democracy? (37): One Man, One Vote
What is Democracy? (38): Equal Representation and the Share of Women in Parliament
What is Democracy? (39): Government of the Stupid, by the Stupid, and for the Stupid?
What is Democracy? (41): Democracy is Peace, Continued
What is Democracy? (42): A Luxury That Some Countries Can’t Afford?
What is Democracy? (43): A System Characterized by Free Speech
What is Democracy? (44): Less Repression
What is Democracy? (45): Freedom of Information
What is Democracy? (46): The Boundary Problem
What is Democracy? (47): Something in Need of Innovation
What is Democracy? (48): One man, One Vote, Ctd.
What is Democracy? (49): An Export Product?
What is Democracy? (50): Something of the West, Not For Us, Thank You, and the I-Did-It-My-Way Syndrome
What is Democracy? (51): Representatives as Actors and Authors
What is Democracy? (52): Predictability or Uncertainty?
What is Democracy? (53): Secret Ballot, or Public Vote?
What is Democracy? (54): Kallocracy?
What is Democracy? (55): A System For Signaling Disapproval of the Economy
What is Democracy? (56): The Effect of Unconscious Priming?
What is Democracy? (57): A System For Signaling Disapproval of the Weather
What is Democracy? (58): A Voice Based Selection Process for Politicians
What is Democracy? (59): A Money Hole
What is Democracy? (60): Is Separation of Powers Compatible With All Types of Democracy?
What is Democracy? (61): A Euphemism for the Rule of Some Over Others?
What is Democracy? (62): Impossible?
What is Democracy? (63): Rule of the People, and Not Just of a Part of the People
What is Democracy? (64): Plutocracy?
What is Democracy? (65): A Political Decision Procedure Distorted by the Order Effect
What is Democracy? (66): A Sports-Based Selection Process For Politicians
What is Democracy? (67): The Form of Government That Offers the Best Protection Against Human Rights Violations
What is Democracy? (68): The Expression and Aggregation of Bullshit?
What is Democracy? (69): Direct Participation, But Not Like This
What is Democracy? (70): One Intellectually Disabled Man, One Intellectually Disabled Vote?

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