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Discussion : Is India,as a SOCIETY,mature and sensible enough to handle and implement DEMOCRACY successfully?

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Asked by shintsie, 11 Dec '09 08:35 pm
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U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) defined democracy as:

Government of the people, by the people, for the people
Democracy is by far the most challenging form of government - both for politicians and for the people.

The term democracy comes from the Greek language and means "rule by the (simple) people". The so-called "democracies" in classical antiquity (Athens and Rome) represent precursors of modern democracies. Like modern democracy, the rulers created them as a reaction to a concentration and abuse of power. Yet the theory of modern democracy was not formulated until the Age of Enlightenment (17th/18th centuries), when philosophers defined the essential elements of democracy: separation of powers, basic civil rights / human rights, religious liberty and separation of church and state.

Modern definition of democracy is, Democracy is a Form of government, where a constitution guarantees basic personal and political rights, fair and free elections, and independent c ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 12 Dec '09 01:30 pm

 
  
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Unfortunately , no. Most people are even unable to disagree amicably. Sometimes , i feel we are a regressive country, not a progressive one.
Answered by RAJAN MHAMAI, 11 Dec '09 08:37 pm

 
  
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Shintz > You have tremendous (and enviable) qualities in framing questions that appeal to the minds of answerers as they give scope for wide thinking. Still, I am afraid, with this particular question you have left not much choice to express the views on the topic as the question demands only an affirmative or a negative answer. But you know I just can`t take it to represent my view in `Yes` or `No` form, so let me take a freedom of scoping the issue (with your assumed permission, that is) at somewhat wider range.

I am rather confused over your using capitalization of Society. Is there any specific relevance or whether you wish to project Society as the basic concern for implementing true features of democracy? In any case, nobody would think to detach society from main stream of the governance eventually it is of democratic processes or communism. Any form of the government works for the betterment of society and senators in New Delhi are of mature and sensible qualities. It should ...more
Answered by Indra Pawar, 13 Dec '09 02:38 pm

 
  
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No. I do not think so going by all the bickerings. True democracy was Govt. of the People, By the People and for the People. But today's scenario is Govt. of the Politician, By the Politician and For the Politician Only, only to amass wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income and when caught, claim they are being framed and will let the public when it is the right time. Funny Democracy!!!
Answered by John Mascarenhas, 11 Dec '09 08:57 pm

 
  
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Still a long way to go...when any of ur rights are vulnerable to any sort of risk of not protected, you are not supposed to feel that you are living under an atmosphere where the system is suffering from many shortcomings....but personally , I have not given up the hope...it will come good...may be over a period of time....
Answered by bijoy agarwala, 14 Dec '09 08:07 pm

 
  
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It sounds bad, but I feel that we are not fit for democracy. We have seen what malpractices take place in the election, how most of the seats go to tainted and criminal elements, how money is wasted and all rules flouted. Besides, Since it is a number game, Vote Bank Politics, does not allow any good scheme to get implemented.
Answered by kishore malhotra, 14 Dec '09 11:28 am

 
  
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Indian people are more intelligent more peace lovers.
The trouble in Handling democracy is due to selfish power mongers and politicians.
Comparing to other nations we are most successful in handling and implementing democracy.

It is known that happy people think more happy thoughts than unhappy people. If we think happy thoughts... we create happy perceptions... we create a beautiful aura of light around ourselves... which leads us to happy events. And so we create a exciting circle (where we become even happier).--------------------GOOD MORNING SS --- !!! HAVE A NICE DAY --- !!!
Answered by anantharaman, 13 Dec '09 08:45 am

 
  
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Yes
it is reasonably mature
Answered by anil garg, 13 Dec '09 12:16 am

 
  
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To me we always falter by comparing our nascent democracy with old democracy of US and then regretting ,,ours is not that mature ----but i m proud to say --we will go far after that time ------many of our achievements testifu this ,,hai na ?
Answered by RAJESH, 12 Dec '09 06:58 pm

 
  
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We have our drawbacks in the electoral system itself. A simple majority gives a win.. be it 35% votes or even less. The flaw starts from the election itself. The definition By the people is not truly met. Democracy demands self discipline, sacrifice and particiaption by every citizen. Indians are totally lagging in it. We always need a stick to make things work. India is a country of laws..but executing, implementing and enforcing is an uphill task. Everyman needs a supervisor to do his work... Then corruption....Our democracy has failed. We need rethinking and amendments to curb many including the abusive press.
Answered by sankaran subbiah, 12 Dec '09 01:49 pm

 
  
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