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What is the broader meaning of Democracy?explain?

Asked by Sarthak Gupta (student) , on 20/7/15

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There are different definitions of democracy by the different scholars who have tried to interpret this word in their own languages .The broader meaning of the democracy can be a belief in political freedom and equality which is its true spirit.There are different countries in the world which are democratic just by the name otherwise there is hardly any freedom on the grounds of humanity keeping all other things like religion,geographical location ,culture etc aside.The real representatives of the democracy are the people and if the same people are not given any freedom under laws then the meaning of democracy is hardly understood .

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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


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 Maheshwari (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 Zore (student) on 5/8/14

broader meaning of democracy means what does democracy seeks to achieve. There are many merits ,demerits and challenges that democracy has.
some point for broader meaning of democracy are:
1. elected representatives are allowed to make laws
2. mordern democracy involves a large no. o people due to which it is impossible to sit togethr
​3. even if they sit citizens do not have time to take part in making all the discision

Posted by Sertu (tutor) on 7/7/15

democracy  is a form of government in which  people elect their representative

Posted by Umaima Fatima (student) on 9/7/15

  Direct democracy- In which all the citizens of the country assemble in a place and directly take part in decision making. 2.      Indirect democracy or Representative Democracy-In which people elect their representatives and those elected representatives make major decision. The majority of people rule through their elected representatives.  

Posted by Sankar Das Menon (student) on 14/7/15

1.        Modern democracies involve such a large number of people that it is physically impossible for them to sit together and take a collective decision. 2.         Even if they could, the citizen does not have the time, the desire or the skills to take part in all the decisions.
  3.       True democracy will come to a country only when no one goes hungry to bed. 4.       In a true democracy every citizen must be able to play equal role in decision making with equal right to vote, equal information, basic education, equal resources and a lot of commitment.

Posted by Sankar Das Menon (student) on 14/7/15

*democracy is a form of government in which rulers are elected by the people.
*in a democracy the final decision making power must rest with test with those elected people.
*a democracy must be based on a free and fair election where those currently in power have a fair chance of losing.
*there are many instances of denial of equal right to vote.

Posted by Saivarshine (student) on 20/7/15

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