“Democracy is considered the best form of government and is clearly better than any other alternative”. Mention three relevant points to show what it offers.
The three relevant points to show what democracy offers are
i. A democratic government is a more accountable form of government. A democracy requires that the rulers have to attend to the needs of the people.
ii. Democracy is based on negotiation and deliberation, which improves the quality of decision-making.
iii. It allows us to correct our own mistakes. In a democracy, there is always a scope that the rulers can change their wrong decisions or the rulers themselves can be changed.
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Which of these is not a good Argument in favor of democracy? Why?NCERT Political Science - Democratic Politics I
Each of these statements contains a democratic and an undemocratic element. Write out the two separately for each statement.
(a) A minister said that some laws have to be passed by the parliament in order to confirm to the regulations decided by the World Trade Organization.
(b) The Election Commission ordered repelling in a constituency where large scale rigging was reported.
(c) Women's representation in the parliament has never reached 10 per cent. This led women's organizations to demand one-third seats for women.NCERT Political Science - Democratic Politics I