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Democracy--an Ideal institution? Needs improvisation upgradation

  1. pramodgokhale profile image61
    pramodgokhaleposted 2 years ago

    I am an Indian, enjoying democracy means freedom of expression, right to information and voting exercise.On the earth few countries have democratic system and remaining have authoritarian or
    military junta, that dictates the people there.
    In India ,people say we have democracy with flaws, yes but look at the complex situation, India is a plural society so faiths, languages, caste and tribes, affluent class and suppressed communities.Indian democracy is the only democracy faced such set of issues no other nation faced. Japan and Korea can boast successful democratic system then also India can claim functioning democracy where governments can be changed when voters decide.
    Western democracies can claim development and capitalism both for welfare and innovation.They do not want to spread system outside their domain. They are funding developing nations under military dictators , selling arms to run their arms industry and technology development and testing ground for their arms.
    India is surrounded by unstable nations or rogue  nations and it is difficult to run democratic system because illegal migration from these nations continues and eating away fruits of our development.
    Democracy has roots in our country so we change government when we want. Non performing regimes within Indian federation is a cause to worry and wannabees in politics have their say.
    Indian democracy and governance is not comparable to successful democracies in west, reason populism is a part of our system and we drain billions of rupees to satisfy our voters and that damages merits of system.
    Improvisation is necessary and people should know the duties instead rights.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
      Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Well, this explanation is very interesting. Perhaps you need to divide your country into states. Our democracy is actually a republic of states. The size of a democratic republic must be just right: not too big and not too small. You could have governors and representatives for each state. You do not have states, do you? or do you have principalities which serves as states and royalty within each princpality who report to the head of your country? Do you have legislative and judicial branches? House of representatives? A parliament like Britain?
      "Parliament: legislature, legislative assembly, congress, senate, (upper/lower) house, (upper/lower) chamber, diet, assembly." Thesaurus.

      Democracies are quite troublesome and require checks and balances.

      In what ways could your democracy be improved?
      In what ways is your democratic system failing?

      A democracy is always something to be valued and not thrown away. We must make them work.

      1. pramodgokhale profile image61
        pramodgokhaleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I wish to explain more about India. India is a plural nations comprising many faiths, languages, caste tribes, rural-urban, literate-illiterate, have and have not,.
        these are the hurdles , then also India is advancing.Our mindset is feudal and reason, we were under princely states or aristocrats, after British regime we were brought under central rule and declared federation. Indian republic has three pillars1-Democracy--2--Secularism--3--Judiciary.
        All three pillars are intact so is India and did not disintegrate like soviet Union.
        As economists say Indian economy is 3 trillion economy and can play important role in global economy and affairs.
        It is matter of pride but grass root Indians what i got , does democracy and judiciary can resolve our problems? political parties are capable to manipulate  election to win , expenditure is huge and later they rule five years under the name stable government for what? to make stable corruption, graft oriented governance and administration.
        recently we changed government and new prime minister promised us to turn around economy and nation. We hope he will deliver what he promised.
        Long live Indian democracy!!

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
          Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Yes! Long live Indian democracy!! Keep your ability to vote! I will pray for India!

          1. pramodgokhale profile image61
            pramodgokhaleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            thank you.