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In Democracies and its Critics, Robert Dahl defends both democratic value and pluralist democracies, or polyarchies. Dahl argues convincingly that the idea of democracy rests on political equality一the equality capacity of all citizens to determine or (i)_____collective decisions. Of course, as Dahl recognizes, if hierarchical ordering is (ii)_____in any structure of government, and if no society can guarantee perfect equality in the resources that may give rise to political influence, the democratic principle of political equality is (iii)_____of full realization. So actual systems can be deemed democratic only as approximations to the ideal.

A hamper D circumstantial G incapable
B influence E inevitable H determined
C incorporate F neutral I neutral

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