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This paper argues that democratic

Each of them ignores the infinite variety of things that people can find to argue about. The analysis suggests that some cultural and economic conditions make it easier for democracies to avoid these inherent problems with majority rule. However, this assumption neglects the fact that democratic governance has been a common institutional arrangement for considerably less than a century.

Most modern analyses of democracy assume that democratic government is always feasible. Nothing proves these maxims better than the long life of the Republic of Venice, which still retains a simulacrum of existence, solely because its laws are suited only to wicked men. The neoreactionary movement explicitly rejects politics in the name of order.

This paper argues that democratic polities have to overcome several problems with majority rule if they are to succeed. People have always had different interests, desires, needs, etc. One possible explanation for the historical dearth of de-mocratic regimes is that majority decision making is not always feasible nor automatically successful. Depending on several factors, different countries will give rise to specific party systems, affecting the number of choices that are available to voters. Political party In most countries in which people have a say in politics, political parties form.

Unless humans lose independent agency, there is no way to end, or even temporarily stop, politics. The two most common axes are the social axis and the economic axis, each of which deal with issues regarding the respective term social and economic. It is not exact, but there is a correlation that political scientists have been studying for some time now. The image on the right shows the position on a two-axis compass of several leading political figures.

If those problems are not overcome, democratic governments tend to be characterized by indecisiveness, poverty, and, in the end, may be captured by autocrats. This seems not to have worked out as planned. Sometimes, these parties are loose coalitions of individuals who are mostly out to fight for themselves and retain a great deal of independence, like in the United States. Politics is a direct result of the fact that people have, to some extent, free will.

People have always had