Political egalitarianism


Political egalitarianism

Political egalitarianism is a term used to define a state of affairs in which the members of a society are of equal standing in terms of political power or influence. It is a founding principle of various forms of democracy.

ee also

*suffrage
*Due process
*Cause of action
*Freedom of speech
*Freedom of religion
*Freedom of assembly
*Freedom of association


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