The nature of democracy is quite simple. Only 5 words: the power of the people. But in fact, it turns out that its realization is quite problematic.
I think every person who has ever faced economic theory has heard of the principle of 20/80 (Pareto Act). In this case, its interpretation sounds like: 20 percent of the world's population possesses 80 percent of its benefits. Agree, it's not fair. We are all born in equal conditions and no one has the right to belittle our rights and…Continue
Added by Nadiia on November 25, 2018 at 4:32pm — No Comments
Hello my name is Christian Rodriguez and I am currently attending the University of Calgary as an undergraduate student. My major is International Relations. A special thank you to Carnegie Council for providing this opportunity!
Democracy: Emancipator, Enforcer, and Exemplar
Democracy is the just and liberal system that upholds the pillars of our free societies. More so than a system, it…Continue
Added by Christian Rodriguez on September 5, 2018 at 2:51pm — No Comments
In the last election in Ghana, I stayed up all night glued to the television as ballot papers were counted and compiled. The excitement that heralded the announcement of the election result was palpable in my town and in every corner groups of people huddled together to discuss the possible outcome. When the results were finally announced, I was awed when I found out that the candidate I had cast my vote for was victorious. I paused to think about what had just happened; my single vote had…Continue
Added by Wutor Mahama Baleng on August 23, 2018 at 6:09pm — No Comments
Democracy -- rule by the people -- is strongly tied to human flourishing. Rule by the people results in a myriad of different government structures, but the underlying principle remains fixed: the opportunity of the governed to participate in the selection and decision-making of the governing. No two democracies are identical, but they all possess some degree of participation. Many regard democratic governance as end point of the evolution of government. Case…Continue
Added by Kevin Frazier on August 18, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments