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Hi guys, so I've been reading up on political ideologies and movements. However, when trying to link the various ideologies, I'm totally lost.

I think this is mainly because I can't seem to get a good definition of democracy. Most of the ones I can find online seem to disagree with each other, are really unhelpful or even contain elements of political ideology within them.

Can anyone think of a good, unbiased definition of a democracy for me to work with? I feel like only then can I understand concepts like liberal democracy or a socialist state.

One definition I think is okay so far is something along the lines of: "Democracy is a form of government in which either the whole population or certain citizens can participate, usually through electing representatives".
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Yes, the definition you have there is decent enough. I think the most striped down version is it's a way of group of people making, these people all have an equal say.

You could say any sort of group is democratic but in your context you mean the group to be a state's population and elected representatives is now the most common form that takes.
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