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Democracy, with all its problems, also has its paradoxes. Regular elections lead to short government life-time. This seems to result in more emphasis on short term goals and safer issues that appeal to populist issues.
It also diverts precious time toward re-election campaigns Anti-democratic forces may use the democratic process to get voted in or get policies enacted in their favor. Communism economic preferences, and liberal vs authoritarian political preferences may allow for non-democratic policies under the guise of democracy Democracies may, ironically perhaps, create a more effective military as people chose to willingly support their democratic ideals and are not forced to fight.
Some of these are discussed further, here: Voting in non-democratic forces Two examples of this paradox are the following: Hitler and his party were voted in. He then got rid of democracy and started his gross human rights violations and genocidal campaigns as a dictator.
Hamas was also recently voted in by Palestinians. The lack of aid, upon which the Palestinians have been quite dependent contributed to friction amongst Palestinians who support Hamas and those that do not and this has been amplified by the worsening economic situation there. The Hitler example highlights the importance media and propaganda play and the need for continued open self-criticism to guard against these tendencies.
Minorities losing out to majorities Another criticism of democracy is that sometimes what the majority votes for or prefers, may not necessarily be good for everyone. A common example plaguing many countries which have diversity in race and religion is that a dominant group may prefer policies that undermine others.
Some quick examples include Nigeria which has large Christian and Muslim populations; some Muslims there, and in other countries, want Sharia Law, which not all Muslim necessarily want, let alone people of other faiths.
If only a very slight majority can override a very large minority on such an important issue as how one should live, then there is a real chance for tension and conflict.
Another example is India, often help us an example of pluralism throughput the ages, despite all manner of challenges.
Yet, unfortunately an Indian government report finds that its claims to religious integration and harmony are on far shakier grounds than previously believed. This can come through various outlets, including, a diverse mainstream media, institutions such as religious and legal ones, schooling, family upbringings, etc Equally important are the underlying economic conditions and situations of a country.
Generally, it seems, where economically people are generally doing well, where the inequality gap is not excessive, people have less of a reason to opt for more defensive, reactionary or aggressive policies that undermine others.
The fear of the public and disdain of democracy from elites while publicly claiming to supporting it People often see democracy as an equalizing factor that should not allow the elite or wealthy in a society to rule in an autocratic, despotic, unaccountable manner.
Instead they have to respond to the will of the people, and ultimately be accountable to them. Furthermore and ideally, it should not only be the wealthy or elite that hold the power.
There should be some form of equality when representing the nation.Published: Tue, 09 May Nepal is a landlocked country which lies between India and the Tibetan Autonomous region of china. On the southern border, Nepal is covered by .
New hate crime tracker in India finds victims are predominantly Muslims, perpetrators Hindus (Nov 13, , schwenkreis.com) the world has become a progressively more frightening and dangerous place to live in for minorities of various kinds - religious, national, racial, linguistic, ethnic, and sexual - as well as for left and liberal dissidents.
A collection of articles about Reporting from The New Yorker, including news, in-depth reporting, commentary, and analysis. Media in Nepal after Democracy - Narendra Maharjan After the Restoration of democracy in B.S. a drastic change came in the Nepali Media particularly in the private sector.
Liberal provision and guarantee of press freedom enshrined in the constitution opened up avenues for the private sector to involve on media sector. Democracy In Nepal. The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked sovereign state situated in South Asia.
The country is bordered by the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of India. Kathmandu is capital of Nepal and also the largest metropolis of the country with a population of around five million.
Total population of the country is around 27 million while two million of. Democracy is an ideal many people have struggled for.
Yet, different forms of democracy attract different forms of corrupting influences and challenges. This article attempts to explore these issues.