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Are "Democracies" Run by the People, for the People?
Nuclear engineer, PhD
The preamble of the U.S. Constitution states: "We the People of the United States... do ordain and establish this Constitution..." This is widely interpreted to mean that "popular sovereignty - power to the people - is the foundation upon which the entire Constitution depends."
Electoral Systems and the Democracy Gap in Southern Europe
André Corrêa d'Almeida
Professor | Founder | Director @Columbia University. Political...
The discrepancy between the U.S. and Europe in what concerns direct democracy is shocking and absurd in this day and age. Current electoral systems in Southern Europe are an assault on the ideal of a modern democracy.
Ringing in 2014: A New Political Experiment in India
Prem M. Trivedi
Lecturer, Georgetown University
As India looks forward to the new year, a political party's ability to usher in a new era of governance will be keenly observed not only by Indians, but also by those around the world interested in political reform.
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