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Decentralism

by Bill Kauffman

Supporters of decentralism argue that central concentration of power threatens liberty and prefer decision-making power to be diffused on a local level.

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Declaration of Independence

by Daniel J. Mahoney

The Declaration of Independence is considered an establishing document of America and the place where the country’s values were initially written out.

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Delegation

by David Schoenbrod

Delegation from the legislature to executive bureaus and others grants these groups additional powers, often at the result of decreased accountability.

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Democracy

by Randall G. Holcombe

In this entry, Randall Holcombe overviews the ideals, strengths, and weaknesses of democracy, particularly as it occurs in states today.

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Division of Labor

by Tyler Cowen

Specialization and division of labor are central parts of the market economy that allow for development and increased efficiency of trade and production.

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Dutch Republic

by Jason Kuznicki

One example of a prosperous and relatively free society, the Dutch Republic was a major world power between the 16th and 18th centuries.