Glossary

Democracy
Government of the people, by the people and for the people
Democratic Government
System of government where people chose their leaders through free and open elections
Democratic schools
Educational organizations where teachers, students, administrators and community members make decisions openly and collectively
Digital government
Widespread use of technology for government functions
eBook
An abbreviation for electronic books; refers to material that is delivered digitally to readers using laptops, smartphones, or other mobile devices.
Heraean Games
Athletic competitions for women and girls in Ancient Greece
Monarchy
Rule by one individual who inherited the position by birth
Oligarchy
Rule by a small group or elite
Tyranny
Rule by an authoritarian leader who suppresses dissent, often through violent means
Worker cooperatives
Organizations where workers make decisions democratically; see also, worker/employee owned businesses