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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.

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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)

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what is the broader meaning of democracy

Posted by Raj Singh(student)

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)

  • 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)

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

Posted by Piyusha Pradip ...(student)

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