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What is the broader meaning of Democracy?explain?

Asked by Akul Singhal(student) , on 25/8/14

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U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) defined democracy as:

«Government of the people, by the people, for the people»

Democracy is by far the most challenging form of government - both for politicians and for the people. The term democracy comes from the Greek language and means "rule by the (simple) people". The so-called "democracies" in classical antiquity (Athens and Rome) represent precursors of modern democracies. Like modern democracy, they were created as a reaction to a concentration and abuse of power by the rulers. Yet the theory of modern democracy was not formulated until the Age of Enlightment (17th/18th centuries), when philosophers defined the essential elements of democracy: separation of powers, basic civil rights / human rights, religious liberty and separation of church and state.

Posted by Krishnan Unni(student)on 21/5/12

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answer yourself don 't cheat...:p

Posted by Chinmay Garg(student)on 16/7/12

democracy does not only applies to politics but also on all d spheres of life e.g. in offices,schools,at home etc. dis is broader meaning of democracy.

Posted by Shefalis Way(student)on 13/9/12

what is the broader meaning of democracy

Posted by Raj Singh(student)on 27/9/12

Democracy : when all the people are given rights to vote and a set of rules is followed irrespective of caste, creed, gender etc.. it is called a democracy. it is by the people and for the people.

Posted by Ishita Maheshwa...(student)on 4/6/14

  • In a democracy, people elect their representatives who in turn form the government
  • Democratic government is formed thus, by the people, for the people and of the people
  • In a democracy, elections are held once in 5 years
  • Universal adult franchise is the important feature of democracy
  • Every person who had attained 18 years of age has voting rights and has to cast their votes for the correct representatives in elections
  • Fundamental rights and duties of the citizen are safeguarded and checked in the democracy.

Posted by Simran(student)on 28/6/14

democracy is the form of government in which people choose leader and ruler govern country.

Posted by Piyusha Pradip ...(student)on 5/8/14

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