Q. 135.0( 1 Vote )

Explain the meaning of representative democracy. How is it significant in the contemporary world?

Answer :

Representative democracy is a form of government founded on the principle of elected individuals representing the people, as opposed to autocracy and direct democracy.

The representatives form an independent ruling body charged with the responsibility of acting in the people’s interest. Today representative democracies are much more common than direct democracies. Representative democracy usually has a Parliament. The members of Parliament are elected through universal adult franchise. This democracy enhances the dignity of citizens. For these reasons, it is the most practiced form of democracy.

Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Related Videos
Champ Quiz | The Democratic Song50 mins
Quiz on Democracy What and Why?35 mins
What is in our blood?42 mins
What is cancer?37 mins
What is Impulse?44 mins
What is Cancer ?29 mins
What is RT PCR Test?43 mins
What is Upthrust and Buoyancy?40 mins
What an Atom holds?41 mins
Why do we classify organisms?44 mins
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
view all courses