Direct democracy

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Direct democracy (an aa kent as pure democracy)[1] is a form o democracy in which fowk decide (e.g. vote on, form consensus on, etc.) policy initiatives directly, as opponed tae a representative democracy in which fowk vote for representatives who then decide policy initiatives.[2]

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  1. A. Democracy in World Book Encyclopedia, World Book Inc., 2006. B. Pure democracy entry in Merriam-Webster Dictionary. C. Pure democracy entry in American Heritage Dictionary"
  2. Budge, Ian (2001). "Direct democracy". In Clarke, Paul A.B. & Foweraker, Joe (eds.). Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-0-415-19396-2.CS1 maint: uises editors parameter (link)