Achieving a goal is like a person who usually fails tests finally perfecting a better score but perfection is out of reach why even try. The American government was founded on the basis of equality, rights, liberty, opportunity, and democracy. These vision influences our actions and decision. There are sometimes when the government did not allow people to have equal rights and the freedom. The nation increased opportunity and equality to Americans perhaps not all though.
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In order for democracy to work, the people need to utilize to the fullest potential of what the government can presents. Offers such as deliberation, voting, and participation are the cores of democracy; yet in today’s political system, citizen participation is limited. Though political scientists have been trying to understand the reason behind this apathy, no single possible justification can explain the lack of interest. Studies believed to have traced the “activism to the characteristics of individual  to their educations, their incomes, and their efficacy” (Rosenstone 3). Kettering Foundation also suggests that because citizens are denied access to the larger politics being involved; politics was taken away from them, and the relation... ... middle of paper ... ...ed out, we cannot call this country the land that Abraham said with his heart, “[the] government of the people, by the people, for the people”.
It is the only exception among such regimes. It has been seen in other parts of the world but experience suggests that the institutional conflict between presidents and legislatures inherent in presidential regimes usually lead to the demise of democracy. People can see this in the developing world, like Latin America, where presidential democracy has often not worked the right way. A parliamentary system is better in resolving conflicts then a presidential system. In different studies it has been proven that the different countries systems have not worked all because of separation of powers that there were other parts to it such as culture and economic prosperity.
In the wake of the Cold War political scientists have tried to figure out what it takes for a State to turn democratic. The answer is that the foundation of Structuralist theory is sufficient for a successful transition to a democratic government but it is not necessary because while education, urbanization and industrialization are aspects that help aid the transition there are nations that have not possessed these qualities and still made a democratic transition and I will show this by examining the contrast between the democratization paths between South Africa and El Salvador. To effectively understand why the structuralist theory is sufficient but not necessary for successful democracies we need to understand how each theory is differentiable from the other. The Structuralist theory breaks off into three separate branches: the Modernization theory, the Neo Modernization theory and the Marxist theory. The first of which is Seymour Martin Lipset’s 1968 theory of Modernization.
Many of the criticisms of patriarchy, racism, injustice, and imperialism that they voi... ... middle of paper ... ...utionalize while others slowly fade away as they did not have as big of an impact. It is interesting to think how we would define the world and politics today if there were no social movements. Would states be on a better path to achieving equality than they were when slavery existed and people were considered nothing but a chattel to another white person? As social movements continue to rise and allowing the power of protest to exist, it is defining the true meaning of democracy. How the government defines politics needs to change in order for a better future to exist for all beings.
In the case of the UNFCCC negotiations, there is not efficiency because no agreement has been reached. Legitimacy could be achieved through democracy or efficiency, or through a trade-off between these two aspects. The citizen’s engagement is a desirable value in a democratic system but it could also be a strong point for efficient policy decisions. In the case of the UNFCCC negotiations citizens’ participation is possible thanks to the NGOs action . As written by Anne-Mette Kjær , democracy refers to “input-oriented” legitimacy, while efficiency is linked to” output-oriented” legitimacy because it comes from efficient results of policies.
During the second half of the 20th century Thailand underwent a rapid transformation from an agrarian to export-driven industrialized economy while sustaining rapid economic growth. What took Europe almost a century, the East Asian tigers (Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan) and the newly industrializing economies (Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand) accomplished in a matter of decades, which led many to believe in an East Asian miracle. However, in 1997 Thailand became the first country swept into an economic crisis that spread throughout the region within months. Why did Thailand unexpectedly fall into a rapid economic crisis and how has the crisis shaped the current political economy of the country? Although Thailand sustained high levels of growth for decades, international capital flight triggered an economic crisis that was exacerbated by domestic weaknesses as well as poor reform measures.
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