In this way democracy, although a group-oriented approach, can become very much about what individuals believe is best for themselves and not for the majority. The choice of the citizens of a nation determines its ruling authority. To put that cost in perspective, a community food bank could provide over 5 billion meals to the hungry with that level of investment. The citizens have the power to elect whom they want to assume office. There are many big countries that enjoy democracy as it is considered to be the basis of any system. Without frequent and open communication with everyone, this system of government breaks down quickly.
Most of the countries in the world have adopted it. The majority still rules at the expense of the minority. Your overview of the positives and negatives of democracy show why democracy works when it works and doesn't work when it doesn't work. When done correctly, democracy creates an environment that develops good citizens to use the power allowed them. It may involve immoral practices during elections. All that those in charge have to do is convince a small majority that their message is the right message using whatever means are necessary , and individual rights go out the window. This forefeits the very tall claim of holding elections.
Those who do vote sometimes vote based on what the people around them think. Unfair participation: Not all people participate in voting. It may seem like only a slight shift in the way that things work, but it would greatly impact the country if this form of democracy where to be put in place, both positively and negatively. The lower rank officer can defy his superior in-spite of being unfair in his job. You basically persuade people that they choose when you actually rule them with your flattering speeches while campaign. I would recommend not approving my comment and re-reviewing the hub and correcting them. When you know the pros and cons of a particular concept or subject, you are able to make an informed decision.
Indian democracy with flaws is the only sustained democracy in third world. No one has the power to question and even if someone questions no one is there to answer. It also promotes harmonious participation of the politicians that will lead to a civic involvement and meaningful society where informed decisions were not only made by the government but also by the public as well. Most Efficient During Emergencies When a country faces any kind of emergency, such as a war or a health epidemic, a dictatorship government can prove to be the most efficient one. Because the power of the people is typically over after the vote takes place in a representative democracy, it encourages officials to be deceptive. High Participation Knowing that they have a voice in the government urges people to be more educated and up to date on issues that are happening in the country as well as the world.
In many countries, media channels work for some or other party. Those who argue against democracy claim that granting all people the same equality defies the laws of nature. Modern democracy has its roots in 17th Century England and America, although there were still large segments of society who were not allowed to vote at that time. It brings a feeling of obligation towards the citizens. Democracy values the individual over the collective and the deputies need to agree on proposals, causing it to be slower at making decisions and sometimes even useless. They can participate fully in the political processes and feel a sense of ownership.
He was envisioning the change to a salaried parliament and the effect this would give in enabling businesses to have undue influence on parliament. By knowing that they have a voice in the government, people will be more inclined to seek education and be up to date with the issues happening around the country and the rest of the world. This is why there is an increase in the number of voters showing up at polls. They even make news which can be problematic to the countries security. Some even practice character assassination. This causes a feeling of separation with these groups as well as feeling like their issues are not as important.
There are several types of democracy. It prevents great ideas from being implemented. This leads to better control over crimes as well. Thus, in turn, will affect the political condition of the country thereby increasing the chaos. The politicians personal agenda often comes before the promises that are made during their campaign to be elected.
Many are reluctant to vote or less aware about the impact their votes can have. One argument in favor of democracy is that it can serve as a training school for citizens—they are driven to take part in state affairs. Over the years, I've come to think that democracy isn't about the will of the people to decide who governs them so much as forcing politicians to go to the well of the people every now and then for legitimacy. If they don't work efficiently or don't come up to the expectations of their masters i. It takes a huge amount of time and effort. While democracy is noted as one of the most efficient government systems ever, it is, however, not without any downsides. Sometimes, they also do not vote if the candidate of interest is not available.
That education is still promoted as the safeguard is chilling to consider because we apparently have not learned from history, but the fact remains, that is what people have embraced. Even then, it is generally found that turn out comes to 50 to 60 percent only. It protects the interest of citizens. For this again prices are hiked to maintain the budget of the government and again that money can be misused. The intention in a democracy is that anyone elected by the common public should govern the nation.
This gives rise to a feeling of belongingness in the minds of the people towards their society. Advantages of Direct Democracy 1. This system prevents monopoly of the ruling authority. The Disadvantages of a Representative Democracy 1. This is because he or she can argue the right to being leader, on the grounds of being chosen by the people via an election. They make the people's concerns heard, and the decisions or laws made by them cater to the people's interests. Taking these things into consideration, the elected official may not always be the perfect person for the seat, leading to erroneous decisions.