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participatory democracy is emphasizing the broad participation of constituents in the direction and operation of political systems.
The etymological roots of democracy do imply that the people are in power hence all democracies are participatory
our local forms of government are not participatory democracies technically.
participatory democracy is direct democracy officially,, since all citizens are actively involved in all important decisions.
This definition commonly refers to movements, like the Civil Rights Movement and also the Women’s Suffrage Movement, which do gather a group of people who democratically make decisions about the direction of the group.
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