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Democracy

Democracy
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Democracy

Democracy is a government in which power and civic responsibility are exercised by all adult citizens, directly, or through their freely elected representatives. Democracy is the government for the people, by the people and of the people.

Democracy is the popular form of government in the modern world. That means, all the people should be able to have their say in one way or another in everything that affects their lives. Democracy is not only a system of government, it is the way of life. It establishes peace and order, mutual relation and co-existence among various people. In a democratic culture, all the citizens can participate and feel they have a stake, a culture in which social privileges and status hierarchical have been disestablished. Democracies always live in social conditions partially hostile to the attainment of democratic ideals.

Without the active participation of people, democracy becomes useless. Preservation and promotion of democratic culture, depends on following things listed below:

  • Every person's right to freedom of conscience, religion belief and thought
  • Academic freedom
  • Mutual love and co-operation
  • Avoidance of crimes and evils
  • Equal behaviour
  • Loyal in duties
  • Voice against injustice

Democratic culture has the following features:

Election
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Fig: Election
  • Sovereignty
  • Rule of law
  • Participation
  • Election
  • Social Justice

Sovereignty
Sovereignty is the prime factor of democracy. Sovereignty is a substantive term designating supreme authority over some policy. It is the power to do everything in a state without accountability. Sovereignty in government is that public authority which directs or orders what is to be done by each member associated in relation to the association.

Rule of law
The rule of the law statesthat people's representative have the rule according to the laws of the state not as per their own self-interest. The people have to follow the rule of the rule as the rule is made for them.

Participation
Participation is the act of taking part in something. It indicates the active involvement of people in democratic culture, such as the election. Participation is a right held by all the people to engage in society and in the decisions that impact their lives.

Election
An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office. People should take active participation in the periodic election to make democracy alive and fruitful. National and local elections in the fixed years of an interval are the lifeblood of a democratic culture.

Social justice
Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. It indicates that the heart of a democratic government is its delivery of social justice to people. People like handicapped and disabled must get basic facilities. They need protection and opportunities as other citizens.



  • The goal of democratic culture is a continuous process.
  • Democracy is more than the matter of fair legal process.
  • Democratic culture must include both legal rights and institutions as well as cultural predicates for the exercise of those rights and institutions.
  • Democratic culture is about individual liberty.
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In democracy, all the people will be able to have their say in one way or another in everything that affects their lives. It establishes peace and order, mutual relation and co-existence among various people. So, democracy is the best form of the government.

Preservation and promotion of democratic culture, depends on the following things listed below:

  • Every person's right to freedom of conscience, religion belief and thought
  • Academic freedom
  • Mutual love and co-operation
  • Avoidance of crimes and evils
  • Equal behaviour
  • Loyal in duties
  • Voice against injustice

In general, democracy is the government for the people, by the people and of the people. It is a government in which power and civic responsibility are exercised by all adult citizens, directly, or through their freely elected representatives

The two democratic cultures are as follows:

  • Sovereignty
  • Participation

The things that depend on promotion and preservation of democratic culture are as follows:

  • Prudent utilization of fundamental rights
  • Loyal execution of duties
  • Mutual love, cooperation, and affection
  • Equal behaviour
  • Promotion of social interest rather than self-interest
  • Avoidance of crimes and evils
  • Voice against untruth and injustice

Decentralization, good governance, protection of human rights etc. are very essential to keep the democratic culture thriving.

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  • The popular form of government in the modern world is____________.

    kingship rule
    democracy
    constitutional
    autocracy
  • Regionalization of powers and services is known as_________.

    decentralization
    thriving
    centralization
    rights
  • Democracy becomes inert without____________.

    participation of people
    government
    laws
    constitution
  • The prime factor of democracy is________________.

    population
    territory
    sovereignty
    government
  • People should take active participation in the periodic___________to make democracy alive.

    justice
    elections
    utilization
    crimes
  • The heart of a democratic government is its delivery of__________________to people.

    sovereignty
    participation
    election
    social justice
  • Prudent utilization of fundamental rights is_________.

    utilizing
    unuseable
    insignificant
    significant
  • Promotion and preservation of democratic culture depends on_________________.

    injustice
    unequal behaviour
    equal behaviour
    discrimination
  • Democratic culture also depends on promotion of social interest rather than______________.

    mutual understanding
    organization interest
    self interest
    cooperation
  • Democracy tries to establish_____________.

    wars
    peace and order
    conflict
    misunderstanding
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