[ verb ] (politics) become (more) democratic; of nations
Used in print(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
American policy should press constantly the view that until these governments demand efficiency and effectiveness of their bureaucracies there is not the slightest hope that they will either modernize of democratize their societies .
[ verb ] (politics) introduce democratic reforms; of nations
Used in print(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)
In municipal systems we tend to view what is called positivism as fundamentally a movement to democratize policy by increasing the power of parliament - the elected representatives - at the expense of the more conservative judiciary .