Expectations from a democracy functions as the criteria for judging any democratic system of governance.
1. The level of scrutiny and analysis does not stop in a democracy. Passing from one situation to another, problems that crop up are continuously dealt with.
2. As people acquire certain benefits of democratic governance, they ask for more and have the inner desire of making the situation better and better with the passage of time.
3. The manner in which people respond when asked about the functioning of democracy, coming up with more expectations and many complaints is in itself a testimony to the success of democracy.
4. It shows that people have developed awareness and the ability to expect and look critically at the power holders and the high and the mighty.
5. A public expression of dissatisfaction with democracy shows the success of the democratic project, transforming people from the status of a subject to that of a citizen. For example- Most people today believe that their vote makes a difference to the way the government is run and to their own self-interest.
NOTE – As a democratic government is of the people, by the people, and for the people, the practice of criticising and keeping a check on the activities of the government never gets over. It is a continuous process that keeps on bringing change within the society.
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