Experts agree there is no longer any agreed upon definition of democracy and that has caused most of the mischief.
There are now at least 60 different “kinds” of democracy, most of which would be unrecognizable to most Americans.
Workshop participants were asked to invent and define a new “kind” of democracy that reflected what they felt most of the world would understand a democracy to be—or should be—and keep it as short, simple and discernible as possible.
They invented the “modern, true” democracy™. ThHey defined it as “every person having an equal and fair opportunity to be heard and participate in decisions affecting the community.” We then trademarked it to protect it from being misused or abused.