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"The word “democracy” has four distinct referents: political institutions, ideals of collective self-rule, normative principles of legitimacy, or justice and egalitarian attitudes and norms.1 The first is encountered daily: Political systems are regularly described as democratic (or not) on the basis of the way legislatures are selected, governments are appointed, and the extent of political rights enjoyed by the general population. ..." – By Ludvig Beckman;
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