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Is it important to live in a democracy?

Posted by agil mammadzada on November 13, 2018 at 5:31pm 0 Comments


Agil Mammadzada. Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey. Graduate, MA student in International Relations field.

Is it important to live in a democracy?

In today`s world, democracy is an important consept for peoples and states. Because, some of the states have reached to democracy and theirs implementations is example for some non democratic and developoling countries. Some of aforementioned countries want to get power like democratic and developed countries. But how can they reach the level of democratic and developed countrie`s power? For answering this question, the key element is DEMOCRACY. What is democracy? For percieving the mean of democracy and conceptualizing democracy we need to explain some following things.

1. Democracy is a governance system where citizens take part. Citizens can take part via representatives or directly in governance. But in today's world, representative democratic system is more useful than system of directly participation to…


Is it important to live in a democracy?

Posted by Antoniya Dimova on November 13, 2018 at 1:36pm 0 Comments

Antoniya Dimova - University "St. Cyril and Methodius", Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. Graduate, currently studying for Master's degree in "International Economic Relations"

Is it important to live in a democracy?

Democracy nowadays has become a symbol for respect of all freedoms for the citizens of а certain country: freedom to elect their leaders, freedom of speech and religious beliefs, freedom to travel and the right to live a decent life, where you don’t feel threatened or oppressed, where you can flourish and enjoy life to its full aspect, and will be respected by the government and your fellow citizens. At least that’s how I see it through my point of view. Surely we should not forget that the most democratic societies, the so called developed democracies…


Do we really need democracy?

Posted by Polina on November 12, 2018 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Polina Sotnikova - high school student in HSE LYCEUM

To begin with, I guess, there is such a subject as social studies in every school all around the world, where we are taught, what democracy is. This system was invented in Ancient Greece and the name itself means “rule by people”. So my dictionary says that democracy is a system of government in which people choose their rulers by voting for them in elections. But is it really that simple? Does this concise definition truly reflects the meaning of the term? I suppose that democracy is not only about voting, it’s about everything that surrounds us, and the more you investigate this topic, the more interesting aspects you find.

Turning to the subject of the need for democracy, one should say, that the most ridiculous fact is that ancient greek philosophers, who, seemingly, must have been…


INTRODUCTIONDemocracy is important in any state or country.A state which is governed by democratic principles is founded on the core values of democracy. We cannot ignore the principles of democracy …

Posted by MAZYOPA BILLY on November 12, 2018 at 5:25am 0 Comments


Democracy is important in any state or country.A state which is governed by democratic principles is founded on the core values of democracy.

We cannot ignore the principles of democracy which constitutes a doctrine. Democracy ideology, theoretically, promotes the distribution, and the establishment of legal framework support of state authoritative power that is vested in politically constituted offices. This system of democracy helps to govern the state public affairs. For example, where it helps governs conducts and decision made by political officers who are in ruling political party or coalition political parties.


These are Principles which govern a particular country with a Constitution to ensure Rule of Law. It tends to empower the citizen of that particular state with the right to vote political officials so as to form government. And such government to spear head on behalf of the people, purporting to establish…


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