Concetps of Democracy and South Africa

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(Democracy Index, 25, 26), Freedom houses’ non electoral definition of democracy (Democracy Index 2012:5) is “thick” as it adds to it a range of political liberties and includes public freedoms.(Democracy Index 2012:5)
Sometimes there are even more points added to certain “thick” definition of democracy because they do not see political and civil liberties as enough to define a country as truly democratic.(Democratic Index 2012:26, 27)
The economic index does this where it sees that requirements such as a population that participates in the democratic process and a government that is able to carry out its given role must be added on to make a democracy more practically efficient.(Democratic Index 2012: 26, 27)
In conclusion thin democracy is a narrow definition(Democracy Index 2012:5) leading more towards…
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