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democratic deficit


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  • n. A situation when ostensibly democratic organizations or institutions (particularly governments) are seen to be falling short of fulfilling the principles of the parliamentary democracy in their practices or operation where representative and linked parliamentary integrity becomes widely discussed.


First used by the Young European Federalists in their Manifesto in 1977. (Wiktionary)


  • The Reform Party of 1993 has been buried in the dust, it cares not about transparency in government, nor deficit financing, nor pork barrel politics, nor the democratic deficit.

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  • Connected to this there was no engagement with the seriousness of the British crisis itself whatever its cause: its economic scale, the national question, the democratic deficit.



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