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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Politics" / 2016 № 4.


Z.I. Rozhkova

SPECIFIC Features of the EVOLUTION IN the use of the TERM “DEMOCRACY” IN the POLITICAL DISCOURSE of XVIII-XXI Century. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2016, no. 4.


UDC Index: 321.7

Date of publication: 22.12.2016

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The article discusses the place and role of the term “democracy” in the history of political thought in various historical documents. Historical documents and acts, which are important milestones in the history of the formation of democratic regimes, are analyzed. It is concluded that the late introduction of the concept of “democracy” into the political lexicon is not due to the need to establish democratic regimes, and the need to change the form of government from monarchy to Republic. Therefore, the term “democracy” for a long time was not used. It is concluded that the analysis of the evolution of the use of the term “democracy” in the political discourse reveals a number of problems of modern democratic regimes.

Key words

democracy, society, republic, term, political language, democratic regime, discourse

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