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The Power of Choice

Raisha Waller

Yale University

1st year undergraduate

Democracy, in all forms, is meant to be the rule by the people. Whether direct or indirect, a democratic government should not allow for decisions to be made without the agreement of the majority of the population. The opinions of the people who will have to submit to the law should be the driving force for its creation and implementation. Democracy upholds the idea of equal voice in the…

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Added by Raisha Waller on December 31, 2018 at 7:06pm — No Comments

IS IT GOOD TO LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY

IS IT IMPORTANT TO LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY?

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AFEKHAI PATRICK OMOZUAVBO

UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA ,NIGERIA

REGISTRATION NUMBER:1750304001

POST GRADUATE STUDENT



Democracy is the government of the people,by the people and for the people.It simply means that ,the people are responsible for all the human and material resources that would culminate in the formation of the government.

In this write up,Nigeria my native country is the case study references…

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Is it important to live in a democracy?

 Is it important to live in a democracy? Yes, I believe democracy is important for the people of any country. I live in Bangladesh, a country where we fought almost 200 years of colonial British rule and 24 years of oppressive Pakistani rule -all to gain sovereignty.  Democracy means the source of all power are the people. It is a system where a voice of rich, a voice of poor, a voice of a male, a voice of a female is heard and respected equally for the betterment of the country. As human…

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Added by Sadman Sakib on December 31, 2018 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Is it Important to Live in a Democracy? #EssayContest2018

Su Bee Kim

St. Andrew's School

High School

The word “democracy” is awarded great significance especially in the United States, known to carry the responsibility to stifle the putatively omnipresent threat of Communism in the 20th Century. Seeing the Greek origins of the word Democracy, which suggests “ruled by the people,” I began to question whether this idea of “team Democracy” still holds in the 21st century, or whether we can…

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Is it important to live in a democracy

Ayomipo Emmanuel Ademilusi 

University of Ibadan, Nigeria 

Undergraduate (2nd year of study) 

IS IT IMPORTANT TO LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY?

In absolute monarchy, the king is law. In feudalism, the land owners are lords. In authoritarianism, the authoritarian or the man with the authority is the supreme being. In Nazism, Hitler was the only begotten son. Under aristocracy, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi could have ruled throughout the last decade, if the…

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Is it important to live in a democracy?

Simone Libranti

Liceo Classico Statale Dante Alighieri (High School), Rome - Italy

12th grade of the Italian high school

Almost everyone hears the word democracy just about every day but nearly no one pays attention to its deep and strong meaning. This term dates back to the 5th century BCE, in the Greek city of Athens. In order to fully understand its meaning it is fundamental to analyse its etymology. It comes from “δῆμος” (people)…

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Is it Important to Live in a Democracy? #essaycontenst2018

The etymological roots of the word democracy are “dēmos,” meaning common people, and “Kratos,” meaning rule (Online Etymology Dictionary). Based off of this definition, democracy can be summed up as a rule by the people: a government in which there is no distinguishing factor between citizens and officials. In contrast, a republic form of government is characterized by elected officials, thereby combining representative government with democratic conventions such as public elections and…

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Added by Olivia Horton on December 31, 2018 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Democracy: An objective good?

Name: Aidan Chun-Hei Ng

School: Stuyvesant High School

Level: High School 

One hundred twenty-three out of the one hundred ninety-two countries that exist today are democratic. Here in the United States, we have upheld democracy as an objective good and intervened in foreign affairs to spread democratic ideas. After all, if…

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Added by Aidan Ng on December 31, 2018 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Democracy- A tale of a compromised utopia.

Israr Hasan.

Undergraduate .

Bachelors of Science in Economics.

BRAC University.

Democracy is one of our many forms of governance that has persisted throughout the ages and can find its roots traced back to antiquity in Ancient Greece,where it was first formed from the amalgamation of words - "demos" and "kratos" - thus meaning people power.There is no other mode of governance that has been this malleable,contradictory and yet,cherished and vilified at the…

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Gun Shots - Is it important to live in a democracy?

Gunshots

By: Joachim Rillo

International School Manila

High School

Jobert Reyes slumped in a pool of his coagulated blood, his eyes blurring the blue uniform of the men who took his life. The dead body is tossed onto the doorstep of a dilapidated house with a thud. Soon after, the door creaks open and Marco Reyes stares at the body of his father. His eyes widen and he immediately slams the door shut,…

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Is it important to live in democracy?

Full Name: MIKE AMON MASAMVU

School: MARIST BROTHERS NYANGA HIGH SCHOOL

Level of Study: HIGH SCHOOL (10th GRADE)

TOPIC: Is it important to live in democracy?

 

“People should not be afraid of the government but the government itself should be afraid of the people”, Alan Moore, an English writer, who is regarded as the best graphic novel writer in history, once said. This is because…

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Vote Democracy! #essaycontest2018

Claudia Meng

Yale University - 1st Year Undergraduate

Vote Democracy!

As an American citizen who grew up in Shanghai, China, I have mixed feelings about democracy. Americans, obsessed with their own democratic excellence, often come across as disdainful of non-democratic cultures. China, on the other hand, being the wonderful single-party socialist (cough, state-owned capitalist) republic that it is, has long boasted its…

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Added by Claudia Meng on December 31, 2018 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Let Us Speak

A cold winter evening with a head full of thoughts and emotions. A day to answer a simple yet most challenging question, With my black ballpoint pen in hand and a stack of plain papers laid ever so neatly before me, I began to try and bring to life, as eloquently as I could through text, my most honest and intelligent opinions on the matter. I took a deep breath for dramatic effect and a sip of tea every now and then. The choice of beverage made more for how serious it made me look and less…

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Is it important to live in a democracy#essaycontest2018

Name: Olagunju Juwon Abraham

School: University Of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Level: Undergraduate.

The establishment of organized societies naturally led to the creations of different types of organized governments. Out of the variety of government types practiced, Totalitarian monarchies, dictatorships, and democracies were, and still remain, the most practiced and important of all. Of course, these three types of governmental systems had two classes, the governors and…

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Democracy and development

                                                                                       

Name: Nwogbo Ulomachi Pearl

School: University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu state, Nigeria

Level: Undergraduate (100 level)

Definition of democracy

We can define democracy as a government in which the people participate directly in governance or through their elected representatives. It is also a system of government whereby the citizens of a…

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Added by Nwogbo Ulomachi Pearl on December 31, 2018 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Democracy and development

                                                                                     

Name: Nwogbo Ulomachi Pearl

School: University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu state, Nigeria

Level: Undergraduate (100 level)

Definition of democracy

We can define democracy as a government in which the people participate directly in governance or through their elected representatives. It is also a system of government whereby the citizens of a country are…

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Added by Nwogbo Ulomachi Pearl on December 31, 2018 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Is it important to live in a democracy?

Aliza Fattani, Aged 15, Highschool Category

Deira International School, UAE. 

 

Athens had enjoyed a long, fruitful period of curiosity, intellect, and eventual discovery. It had functioned for many years on the basis of many passionate leaders, committed citizens, stable economies… but many people credit its success to its later systems of governing: namely, democracy.

 

In his final speech to his followers, the great Athenian general and…

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Added by Aliza Fattani on December 31, 2018 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Is Democracy is important to live in?

Eman Fattani

School: Deira International School, High School Category

Age: 16

Democracy embodies a regime where citizens mirror equestrians, each one in control of a single rein. Together, the power of thousands of reins will steer the government in what is hopefully the best direction. John Locke famously describes a legitimate democratic government as one that has the “consent of the governed” (www.Britannica.com, n.d.).…

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is it important to live in a democracy

‘’The first duty of a man is to think by himself’’ Jose Marti. Democracy is a system of ruling which is characterise by self-determination that is people are termed to be intellectually fit and capable of deciding how they are going to live and grow. Its origin can be traced back to an ancient Greek word ‘’democratic’’ where ‘’demos’’ means people and ‘’kratic’’ meaning power. To cut it short democracy is the government of people by the people and for the people. Democracy had a short life…

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Added by OMGBA NDONO ARNOLDE FRANCOISE on December 31, 2018 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Is it important to live in a democracy?

That's not an easy question to ask, is it? We bandy the word around so often that when we speak it, it's a bit like the cuckoo is in June: heard – not regarded. But what is that "democracy", what is in that word? if we have the courage to ask it, we need also have the courage to answer it.

The word "democracy" has come to mean two different things: Benjamin Constant called them liberties Ancient and Modern, Isiah Berlin Positive and Negative; at times the distinction has been made…

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Loisach Group and the Democratic Community Narrative

Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reports from the Berlin meetings of the Losiach Group, a U.S.-German strategic dialogue, where the trans-Atlantic relationship and the rise of China are important points of discussion. Could countering China be the basis of a new Euro-American conneciton?

The Ethics of Gene Editing & Human Enhancement, with Julian Savulescu

What does "good ethics" means when it comes to gene editing? What types of conversations should we be having about this technology? Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, shares his thoughts on these topics and more, including moral and human enhancement, and why he called Dr. He Jiankui's experiment "monstrous."

Vox Populi, Eurasia Group Foundation, and Narratives

The Eurasia Group Foundation (EGF) has released its report on public attitudes towards U.S. foreign policy. Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev notes that, like the project on U.S. Global Engagement at the Carnegie Council, EGF is attempting to get at the twin issues of "the chasm which exists between the interests and concerns of foreign policy elites and those of ordinary citizens" and "the reasons why Americans are increasingly disenfranchised from foreign policy decisions being made in Washington."

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