TITLE

CIVIL SOCIETY AND DEMOCRACY

AUTHOR(S)
SINGH, UPENDRA KUMAR
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
Indian Streams Research Journal;Jun2013, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In a representative democracy the governors are answerable to the governed for their actions and omissions. When democratic representatives perform well, they receive their public's support. But when they fail to discharge their responsibilities, they face opposition and criticism of the people.. It is not merely elections or universal adult franchise that defines the process of representative democracy. While the constitutional framework and human rights guarantees can form the grammar of democracy, it is always people and the ethical quality of the political process that make democracy work. Unfortunately, one of the tendencies of representative democracy is that it turns into the elective despotism of party government. This is because the elected representatives who run the federal and state governments do hardly need to go back to the electorate for every major decision, once the elections are over .
ACCESSION #
87978671

 

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