|Table of contents
|What is Democracy?
|Features of Democracy
|Broader Meanings of Democracy
|Advantages of Democracy
|Disadvantages of Democracy
Democracy is a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
General Pervez Musharraf
Democracy is a form of government in which:
(i) Rulers elected by the people take all the major decisions.
(ii) Elections offer a choice and fair opportunity to the people to change the current rulers.
(iii) This choice and opportunity are available to all people on an equal basis.
(iv) The exercise of this choice leads to a government limited by basic rules of the constitution and citizens rights.
|1. What is the definition of democracy?
|2. What are the key features of democracy?
|3. Why is democracy considered important?
|4. What are some broader meanings of democracy?
|5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of democracy?