Democracy Is The Ideal Form Of Government

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Democracy as the ideal form of Government
David Meyers
Comparative Politics
Mohamed Daadaoui
14 September 2017

“No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”
Winston Churchill

There are many different interpretations of Democracy around the world. An absolute scientific definition is hard to compile, as each persons definition of democracy is based on how it affects them directly. Democracy, unlike Dictatorship, has stood the test of time as the fairest, most inclusive form of Government. The happiest people in the World live in democracies. With it’s faults, it is the best option available to nations around the world.
Democracies around the world are usually wealthier, have very low inequality ratings, provide better healthcare and education and protect individual and property rights better than authoritarian states.(Knutsen 2011) There are many key differences between democracies and dictatorships. Democracy is based on a principle of equality. The country is ruled by the people. Either through one vote = one value or through representation, where the people elect representatives to make decisions on their behalf. The advantage of this is the ability to “self-correct” and get rid of representatives by vote when they do not take decisions in line with the needs of the people who voted for them. Dictatorship is a
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