Supporters of decentralism argue that central concentration of power threatens liberty and prefer decision-making power to be diffused on a local level.
The Declaration of Independence is considered an establishing document of America and the place where the country’s values were initially written out.
As part of the overthrow of the French monarchy in 1789, this document served as the first attempt at capturing the ideals of a possible French Republic.
Delegation from the legislature to executive bureaus and others grants these groups additional powers, often at the result of decreased accountability.
In this entry, Randall Holcombe overviews the ideals, strengths, and weaknesses of democracy, particularly as it occurs in states today.
Specialization and division of labor are central parts of the market economy that allow for development and increased efficiency of trade and production.
One example of a prosperous and relatively free society, the Dutch Republic was a major world power between the 16th and 18th centuries.