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  • THE RISE OF DEMOCRACY
    GOVERNMENT

    THE RISE OF DEMOCRACY

    Democracy is defined as a form of government in which the people exercise their governing power either directly or through representatives periodically elected by them. Therefore, this informs us that democracy provides institutions for the expression and the supremacy of the people or popular will on basic issues bordering on socio-political decisions and policy-making. Other factors such as political and economic equality, fraternal feelings are basic issues for a successful working of this system. The origin of democracy is traceable to ancient Greek. The word ‘Demo‘ in Greek means people and ‘kratia‘ means government. These two words ‘Demo’ and ‘Kratia’ metamorphosed into the word, democracy. Abraham Lincoln defined democracy as:…

  • DEMOCRACY
    NATIONAL VALUES

    DEMOCRACY

    According to one time American president, Abraham Lincoln, democracy is defined as “The government of the people, by the people and for the people”. This is the system of government in which people participate by exercising their political power (i.e. voting) through periodic election of their leaders by themselves or their representatives. The word democracy has its root in ancient Greek. The words DEMO and KRATIA which form democracy mean people and government or “rule by people”. Generally, in a democracy the people are sovereign which means that, they are the ultimate source of authority. Furthermore, we shall be looking at the meaning of democracy from two perspectives, viz.: Political…

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