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Democracy and respect for human rights have long been central components of U.S. foreign policy.
In addition, democracy is the one national interest that helps to secure all the others.
As the nation's primary democracy advocate, DRL is responsible for overseeing the Human Rights and Democracy Fund (HRDF), which was established in 1998 to address human rights and democratization emergencies.
www.state.gov /g/drl/democ   (468 words)

What Christian democracy is was authoritatively laid down by Pope Leo XIII in his Encyclical "Graves de communi" wherein it is declared to be the same as "popular Catholic action".
By involving the ethico-juridical and economical action of Christian democracy in political agitation, he fell into a mistake which was the more unfortunate as the parties of his day made use of it to bring about a violent political crisis.
Christian democracy is the ensemble of Catholic doctrine, organization, and action in the field of popular social questions, i.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04708a.htm   (1576 words)

 Representative Democracy Encyclopedia Articles @ KingSized.com (King Sized)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One critique of representative democracy is that it centralizes power into the hands of the wealthy, thereby increasing the likelihood of policies which benefit the wealthy and not the poor.
In the United States, the chief means to reduce this risk is the form of government called a constitutional democracy (or more accurately, a republic with constitutionally ordained democratic institutions), wherein a separation of powers is used to constitutionally establish a system of checks and balances.
Moreover, while some contend that representative democracy eliminates demagoguery, there is little reason to believe the elected representatives are not themselves demagogues, or subject to the persuasive appeal of demagogues.
www.kingsized.com /encyclopedia/Representative_democracy   (534 words)

 Democracy Journal
Democracy Readers: After reading Rick Perlstein’s review of my book, Why the Democrats Are Blue ['The Myths of McGovern,' Issue #7], I recalled an email message I received from him in July 2006.
Democracy and Democracy: Andrei Cherny and David Frum on BloggingheadsTV
Event: Democracy co-editor Andrei Cherny recently appeared on Bloggingheads TV with former Bush speech writer David Frum to discuss the journal and the state of the presidential race.
www.democracyjournal.org   (816 words)

 Reclaim Democracy! Revoke Corporate Corruption of American Democracy
We also publish single-issue primers that offer the sharp analysis and positive alternatives readers expect from us, along with resources for further exploration and action.
ReclaimDemocracy.org is dedicated to restoring democratic authority over corporations, reviving grassroots democracy, and establishing appropriate limits to the realm of corporate influence.
Here are a few concrete steps you can take individually or collectively, to help revitalize democracy, whatever your abilities!
www.reclaimdemocracy.org   (510 words)

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