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Sarthak Gupta from KAAGER VALLEY ACADEMY, asked a question
Subject: Social Science , asked on 20/7/15

What is the broader meaning of Democracy?explain?

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Umake Zaman Thoker , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 23/7/15
1145 helpful votes in Social Science
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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Krishnan Unni From Kulapati Munshi Bhavans Vidya Mandir, added an answer, on 21/5/12
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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.

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Simran From Sahara Comprehensive School, added an answer, on 28/6/14
39 helpful votes in Social Science
  • 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.
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Chinmay Garg From Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar, Indore, added an answer, on 16/7/12
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answer yourself don 't cheat...:p

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Shefalis Way From Jingle Bell Academy, added an answer, on 13/9/12
1 helpful votes in Social Science

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.

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Sankar Das Menon From Indian Educational School, added an answer, on 14/7/15
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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.
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Ajay Kumar Arya From Vision Valley School, added an answer, on 17/5/15
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broader meaning of democracy
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Ishita Maheshwari From Ekya School, added an answer, on 4/6/14
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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.

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Raj Singh , added an answer, on 27/9/12

what is the broader meaning of democracy

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Saivarshine Selvaraj From Vailankanni Public School, added an answer, on 20/7/15
*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.
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Sankar Das Menon From Indian Educational School, added an answer, on 14/7/15
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  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.  
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Rumana Fatima From Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, added an answer, on 9/7/15
democracy  is a form of government in which  people elect their representative
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Sertu , added an answer, on 7/7/15
2 helpful votes in Social Science
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
 
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Piyusha Pradip Zore From Central Public School, added an answer, on 5/8/14
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democracy is the form of government in which people choose leader and ruler govern country.

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