Democracy Is The Best Form Of Government

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Chirong Jiang
Justin Rohrer
Comparative Politics
July 6, 2015
Democratic Utopia It has been said by Sir Winston Churchill that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried. In other words, democracy is the best form of government for now. But he also implied, that democracy itself is not flawless, it is only better than all the other political forms. In fact, there are a lot of problems that democracy is not able to fix. For example, the balance and the efficiency of government of the state is the most debatable one. Democracy means that a government is “made of the people, by the people and for the people”. People’s choices and opinions need to be represented, or else the existence of democratic institutions will be meaningless. But one cannot burn the candle at both ends. One could only achieve full representations at the expense of efficiency. Thus, at what extend to make a choice between representation and efficiency becomes an obstacle for every democratic government. I personally believe, that the best political form we can have so far is the democratic institutions of the United States: Presidential regime type, SMDP electoral system, pluralist for interest group representation and federal constitutions To start with, a Presidential regime type contains three branches: a legislative branch, an executive branch and a judicial branch. Each of these three branches holds different accountability and has separate power from one
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