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What are the conditions under which democracies accommodate social diversities?
Every country in the world has certain social diversities, in terms of race, creed, gender, religions etc. Democracy is the most suited form of government to accommodate the social diversities. It ensures equal treatment of all. There are various situations when the democracies accommodate social diversities.
a) Democracy is not just a majority rule. It accommodates social diversities when it understands that the rule of the majority is not the rule by a single community or a single religion.
b) Democracy must also be able to sort out the differences between the different divisions and conflicts that arise over time
c) Democracy can function most effectively when the majority works with the complete correspondence of the minority. Only then it is a correct representation of the common people.
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In the context of assessing democracy which among the following is odd one out?
Democracies need to ensure:
A. free and fair elections B. dignity of the individual
C. majority rule D. equal treatment before the lawTelangana Board - Social Science
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Country A: People who do not accept the country’s official religion do not have a right to vote
Country B: The same party has been winning elections for the last twenty years
Country C: Ruling party has lost in the last elections
Country D: The parliament cannot pass a law about the army without the consent of the Chief of Army
Country E: The parliament cannot pass a law reducing the powers of the judiciary
Country F: All the major economic decisions about the country are taken by officials of the central bank which the ministers cannot change.Telangana Board - Social Science
Give arguments to support or oppose the following assertions:
A. Industrialised countries can afford democracy but the poor countries need dictatorship to become rich.
B. Democracy can’t reduce inequality of incomes between different citizens.
C. Government in poor countries should spend less on poverty reduction, health, education and spend more on industries and infrastructure.
D. In democracy all citizens have one vote, which means that there is the absence of any domination and conflict.Telangana Board - Social Science
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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 conform to the regulations decided by the World Trade Organisation
B. The Election Commission ordered re-polling in a constituency where large scale rigging was reported
C. Women’s representation in the parliament has never reached 10 percent. This led women’ organizations to demand one-third seats for women.Telangana Board - Social Science
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A. democracy and development go together.
B. inequalities exist in democracies.
C. inequalities do not exist under a dictatorship.
D. dictatorship is better than democracyTelangana Board - Social Science
Write a response to the following arguments against democracy:
A. The army is the most disciplined and corruption-free organization in the country.
Therefore the army should rule the country.
B. Rule of the majority means the rule of ignorant people. What we need is the rule of the wise, even if they are in small numbers.
C. If we want religious leaders to guide us in spiritual matters, why not invite them to guide us in politics as well. The country should be ruled by religious leaders.Telangana Board - Social Science