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Related to Demophobia: ochlophobia
Morbid fear of crowds
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democracy exists in a tension between demophobia and demophilia--between fears of democratic volatility and hopes that democratic deliberation can transform that volatility into consensus--then the way that the U.S.
Ivie and Oscar Giner (2007) describe how America's inward "demophobia" was projected outward and conjured as the devil during the buildup to the war.
I suspect that those who are opposed to such a vote have a severe case of demophobia: the fear of letting voters decide what they themselves believe is in their own best interests.
This deep distrust of the people, or "demophobia," confounds the identity and bewilders the political will of a self-proclaimed exceptional nation (Ivie 2005a, 14, 34, 43-44, 90-91).