Definitions for "Direct Democracy"
The direct participation of citizens in running their societies through free and organized activity.
Policy making through a variety of processes, including referendums, by which citizens directly cast ballots on policy issues.
Form of democracy in which citizens vote directly on matters of public policy instead of electing representatives.
Literally, government by the people, with all functions and duties exercised directly by the populace with few or no elected representatives.
Literally rule of the people; as interpreted in Athens, all decisions emanated from popular assembly without intermediation of elected representatives. (p. 130)
System by which the majority can finally oppress the minority without interference.