WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? WHY DEMOCRACY? -By Ruchita Sharma
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CONTENTS What is Democracy? Features of Democracy. Arguments against Democracy. . . Arguments for Democracy. Summary.
WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? .Democracy is a form of government in which the rulers are elected by the people. This definition allows us to separate democracy from forms of government that are clearly not democratic. .
FEATURES OF DEMOCRACY Major decisions by elected leaders-in a democracy the final decision- making power must rest with those elected by the people. 2) Free and fair electoral competition-a democracy must be based on a free and fair election where those currently in power have a fair chance of losing. one value- in a democracy, each adult citizen must have one vote and each vote must have one value ulo a dg mocratic govenment rules within limits set by for rights - a democratic government rules within limits set by constitutional law and citizens rights.
ARGUMENTS AGAINST DEMOCRACY D Instability. D No scope for morality. D It leads to delays. 1 It leads to bad decisions
ARGUMENTS FOR DEMOCRACY 1 A democratic government is a better government because it is a more accountable form of government. Democracy improves the quality of decision-making. Democracy enhances the dignity of citizens. us to correct its own mistakes 3 Democracy provides a method to deal with differences and conflicts. 5 Democracy is better than other forms of government because it allows
SUMMARY . Democracy is a form of government in which: D Rulers elected by the people take all the major decisions, 2 Elections offer a choice and fair opportunity to the people to change the current rulers, basis, The exercise of this choice leads to a government limited by basic rules 3 This choice and opportunity is available toal the people on an equa of the constitution and citizens rights
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