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    institutions, which makes any difference significantly magnified. With these two countries, the central difference that exists across their democratic institutions is the performance of the Christian Democrats. Members of the CDU in Luxembourg have significantly outperformed those in Sweden. During the period from 1994 to 2010 in parliamentary elections, the Christian Democrats in Sweden average 7.65% of the vote while that same party in Luxembourg averaged 33.64%. That is a difference of 25.99%, which is a little more than every one in four people. So the question arises, why do the Christian Democrats perform so much better in Luxembourg than Sweden, when across their democratic institutions the two countries are virtually the same? A few possibilities come to mind, however, one stands among the rest, and that is the religious make-up of the two…

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    Democratic Breakdown in Chile: Structural or Voluntarist? Why are some democracies successful in ensuring their survival, while others fail and breakdown? This is a question that of great interest to many scholars, and one that is therefore the subject of a great body of research. One example of a democracy that, despite having a long history of democratic transition, eventually failed and led to an authoritarian regime is Chile. There were many reasons to believe in 1970 that Chile would remain…

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    Democracy, a revolutionary political form of government that has ever been evolving since it was first introduced. For approximately two thousand five hundred years, democracy has played a vital role in world politics. The preferred political system of free peoples throughout the world, democracy originated on the streets of Athens and became ingrained in Greek Society. In 508 B.C., Cleisthenes, an Athenian ruler, had reformed a government ruled by the people; thus, he established the…

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    Jewish Collective Values

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    In spite of the efforts of many nations to suppress the Jewish people and our collective values, both have had a profound effect on democracy. Jewish traditions and values permeated the creation of the United States, which has since effected the creation of democratic governments in all the furthest reaches of the globe. Judaism has always been dedicated to democracy. From our earliest days, the Jewish people have stressed a covenant between the powerful and the masses. This relationship is not…

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    Principles and Teachings Influenced Western Democracy A democracy is a type of government in which the citizens elect their officials to represent them. The idea of democracy originated about twenty five hundred years ago in Athens. Western democracy has evolved throughout the years, but it is still influenced by ethical principles and philosophies from the Greeks and the Romans; along with Judeo/Christian teachings. Furthermore, western democracy was also influenced by Feudal England…

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    Abrahamic Religions and it’s Compatibility with Liberal Democracy The topic of religion and democracy’s compatibility is an especially complex one. The academic debates and the current literature express different opinions regarding religion and democratic values and if they are compatible or not. What is meant by compatibility is, if the core values of them both are contradictory or not. This essay will argue that the Abrahamic religions and it’s values are incompatible with liberal…

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    Democracy In America Essay

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    The Democratic Evolution in America Before the year 1650, the American democracy did not yet develop into the sharing of power among all American individuals. Only the higher class of society was given the upper hand, restricting most people from being given their respective natural rights. But due to lower class oppression set by major, earlier democratic events, such as the qualifications for voting rights set by the House of Burgesses, as well as the Maryland Act of Toleration, the lower…

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    is debate over the reason for America’s exceptionalism, and Christians question how the church should respond to America’s exceptionalism. In chapter four of Migrations of the Holy, William T. Cavanaugh explains some of the theories surrounding America’s role as an exceptional nation. One theory in particular contends that the reason for this exceptionalism is America is based on Enlightenment ideals of freedom and human rights, which is not only a desire of citizens of the United States, but…

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    Christian politics in a secular state The latest version of the Constitution of the Republic of Guatemala establishes the church and the state are two separate entities, so it is a secular state. However, since the restoration of democracy in the country, Catholic and Protestant churches’ influences have been strong in Guatemalan politics. INCOMPLETE. THESIS MISSING. Guatemala is a presidential democratic republic. However, democracy is a relatively new system of government, as military…

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    Colonial America was both democratic and undemocratic. Their government was looked like a democratic one, even though some of their laws and qualifications were very undemocratic. There was inequality in gender, race, and wealth. Based off of documents 4-5, women had barely any rights, while African-Americans had none at all. Though, Colonial America was only working in democracy. Colonial America was democratic because they had free elections where citizens could vote on their…

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