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Explain the meaning of representative democracy. How is it significant in the contemporary world?
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.
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Here is some information about four countries. Based on this information, how would you classify each of these countries. Write democratic”, “undemocratic' or “not sure against each of these.
(a) Country P: The parliament cannot pass a law about the army without the consent of the chief of Army.
(b) Country Q. The parliament cannot pass CLU reducing the powers of the judiciary.
(c) Country R. The country's leaders cannot "any treaty with another country without ring permission from its neighboring country,
(d) Country S: All the major economic visions about the country are taken by officials of the central bank which the ministers cannot change.NCERT Political Science - Democratic Politics I