Democracy in Bhutan

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A comparative analysis

of democracy

in Bhutan and Tonga

Naizang

(November 7th, 2012)

Acknowledgement

I wish to thank and acknowledge my module tutor Mr. Sabarjeet Mukherjee and Mr. Mahindra Balasuriya for guiding me throughout my research. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to my colleagues for their advice and help.

Abstract

A comparative analysis of democracy in Bhutan and in Tonga has not been done and this article attempts to make a comparative analysis of democracy in Bhutan and Tonga. The analysis has been done using content analysis method whereby the elements of democracy such as citizen
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Bhutan and Tonga had become a democratic nation at around same period and have a similar kind of history. The research paper will try to explore the emergence of democracy in the two countries. It will further analyze the state of democracy in the two countries. A comparative study of the upholding of the elements of democracy such as party system, electoral system, universal suffrage and citizen’s rights and duties by the two nations will be done. The research paper will mainly focus on making a comparative analysis of democracy in Bhutan and in Tonga.

Chapterisation

Chapter two is a literature review done on democracy at the level of the world, and democracy in Tonga and in Bhutan. The literature review includes the methodology used for the research and the guiding research questions which would help in making a comparative study of democracy in the two countries.

The third chapter of this paper talks about democracy in Bhutan. The chapter has been further sub divide into sub topics where the elements of democracy have been discussed individually. The chapter will elucidate on how Bhutan has been able to uphold the elements of democracy.

Fourth chapter talks about democracy in Tonga. The chapter has been divided into sub topics where the elements of democracy have been discussed. It mainly focuses on the upholding of elements of democracy in Tonga.

Chapter five makes a comparative analysis of democracy in Bhutan and in
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