Democracy And Its Impact On Democracy

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After having analyzed the term democracy extensively by looking at different contexts and the perspectives of philosophers, there is a lot I could add to the initial definition and discussion I had about democracy. First of all, I started my initial argument saying that democracy is a type of government where every person forming part of it has a say in the management of policies and regulations by the majority of vote. On a more figurative way, I stated that democracy is a way in which a country or government is managed and it can be viewed as freedom and equality. I also argued that this form of government is valuable because it is more likely for a state to be sovereign and prosperous if the citizens that form part of it have had a say in the management of their own welfare. After re-accessing what I had argued, I am still convinced with what I described democracy to be; however, by engaging in this internal conversation, I now have much more to say about the topic. On a superficial level, I realized how men organize themselves in societies or republics so that they work together to pursuit the good of all people; specifically, for the pursuit of happiness. In order to coordinate this goal, however, there needs to be a higher power or authority so that they can practice a type of regime or government. In order to understand how this concept works, it is essential to understand what it actually represents. I now see democracy as a method of grouped decision-making where the participants are characterized by a certain type of equality. This collective decision-making refers to a particular group; for example, a political, societal, familial, etc. It can be seen as “one person, one vote,” but when analyzing the process of equali... ... middle of paper ... ...true about democracy. First of all, it can be a dangerous form of government, since it embraces a genuine competition for power. It also allows mass participation on an equal basis and provides different types of liberties that restrict the sphere of state power in a society. Lastly, it enforces policies that promote the common good. Technically, the American Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights can be seen as documents that are the foundation of democracies because they are based on placing reason before will. On a concluding note, by re-evaluating and re-accessing the discussion I had about democracy, it was evident that there were many aspects to it that were missing. I added to this discussion by giving the term democracy, a more historical, theoretical and philosophical context so that it can be analyzed through various lenses.
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