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The Varieties of Democracy

Democracy requires a set of in stitutions through which its ideals and aspirations can be expressed and made to bear fruit. The institutions themselves are many and diverse and they do not remain fi xed for ever but evolve over time. The course of their evolution can not be the same for all nations be cause each nation has its own distinctive social order. Democracy changes that social order to some extent but it is also changed by it. The institutions of de mocracy cannot be the same for all na tions because the social institutions with which they become intertwined vary enormously from one nation to another.



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