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Nevertheless, liberal democracy has one of the strongest forms of civil society, where individuals are encouraged to enter public discourse. Some countries also allow the people to overturn the decisions of the representatives, through a system of referenda. One of the best examples of this is in Switzerland. This is considered the best way for a liberal democracy to retain the spirit of “people’s choice/people’s voice” without turning into an elected oligarchy.
There are several varieties of democracy, some of which provide better representation and more freedoms for their citizens than others. However, if any democracy is not carefully legislated ? through the use of balances ? to avoid an uneven distribution of political power, such as the separation of powers , then a branch of the system of rule could accumulate power and become harmful to the democracy itself.
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