The most useful indicator of the degree of democracy reached by a particular society is whether it has a

(A) formal method whereby people can effect changes in government policy


Some of these methods include frequent elections, an impartial judiciary (court) system, the right to a free press, the right to petition for a hearing of grievances, the right to introduce legislation by initiative, the right to ratify proposed changes in state constitutions, and the right to oust corrupt officials by impeachment or recall.

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