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Representative Democracy 

An indirect form of democracy: instead of managing political matters themselves, the politically equal citizens of modern democracies delegate the responsibility for public matters to a small group of elected representatives.

(Patrick Malcolmson and Richard Myers. 2005. The Canadian Regime: An Introduction to Parliamentary Government in Canada 3rd ed. Peterborough: Broadview Press, p. 18)


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