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What are the features of a liberal democracy?
- Some basic specification and protection of individual rights.
- Capitalist economy (i.e.) markets for distribution and private property rights).
- Restriction of democratic power through representation and not direct democracy.
- Regime veto points (i.e.) checks on power) limiting any group from having total sovereignty.
- Rule of law.
- Free and fair elections.
- Competition in elections.
- Elections have the ability to remove or replace existing officials.
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liberal concept of democracy
yes, when looking at the aspect of elections, one may believe that they assume it is fair to use first past the post. however by further examination it can be evaluated …that the FPTP does not give a fair account of all parties and candidates.
Are there different kinds of democracy
Technically Britain still isn't a democracy! this is due to the power of the un-elected members- house of lords. However, most people say that Britain became a democracy in 19…28 following the equal franchise act that gave men and women equal voting rights. Women were famously franchised (given the right to vote) in 1918 in the representation of the people act, however this granted women over thirty whilst men were allowed to vote at age 21. in 1928 men and women of the age 21 and upwards were granted the vote, making Britain a liberal democracy.
Republicans hate you... Really though, a democracy is the ideal form of government. There is really not much wrong with it. However with out certain guidelines and rule corrup…tion would run rampant.
Liberal democracy is a form of government in which representative democracy operates under the principles of liberalism, i.e. protecting the rights of the individual, wh…ich are generally enshrined in law.
No. Democracy is a political party, liberalism in an overall political view.
Marx tended to talk about economic systems (communism/ capitalism) rather than political systems like Liberal Democracy. It is possible to have a liberal democratic state but …also have communism - but rarely in history has this happened. But if it id Marx wouldn't have had any problem with it. If you are going to equate liberal democracy with capitalism then basically his main criticism is that the bougoise (sorry about spelling) rules over the proletariat, and thus maintains the social hierachy.
Avantage of Liberal democracy is that it protects the right and freedom of the individual
I think that there is a fundamental problem with western perceptions of India and this misunderstanding affects western policies towards India (particularly in the US). India …is not a liberal society in the sense that it is not a society that is based on the individual. India is a democratic state in the sense that it routinely holds reasonably fair and free elections. But the fact that it is a democratic does not mean that it is also a liberal society. While it is true that an important strand of India's constitution is liberal, from the beginning of the republic's history the Indian state has had to accommodate a wide range of claims based on group rights (and these assertions of group rights have been incorporated into the constitutional fabric of Indian political life). Westerners must learn to differentiate between India's democracy and the nature of its society (which is not liberal). Indian intellectuals are liberal in a sense but even they are embedded in illiberal social institutions from which there is very little chance of escape: the family which is the basic unit of analysis for Indian society. The west takes notice of this basic illiberalism when it manifests itself in areas relating to civil liberties (and these are disturbing and should be resisted) but these ugly manifestations of illiberalism should not detract from the fact that the Indian state from the very beginning has had to deal with group rights and the way in which is has handled these assertions of group rights has produced a state that is democratic but not liberal. Even for Nehru (who was liberal on social issues but not on economic ones) these compromises were viewed as essential to maintaining the integrity of the Indian state, such that it is.
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It limits the government power over all of its citizens. Because the head of the state is elected, it is a republic and not rule y king or queen
Democracy in and of itself is a liberal idea. The opposite of this is absolute monarchy with several different political forms in between. Socialism and communism are more… extreme forms of democracy than representative democracy, that also include rights of the state or collective body having more precedence than the rights of the individual. In an absolute monarchy only the monarch has rights. In a representative democracy the rights of individuals and minorities take precedence over the rights of the state. A non-liberal democracy might be considered as a plutocracy (or oligarchy) where only a small group, the wealthy in this case, or enlightened leaders in an oligarchy, have specific rights and control the lives of everyone else. Though by definition these are not true democracies.
Liberal democracy is not a crime. Anything liberal is considered bad by anyone who is a conservative. This is because conservatives hate change and like things to stay exactly… the way they are. Liberalism is the idea that society's beliefs on things change as we learn more and adapt.
Young Liberal Democracy was created on 1991-02-01.