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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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Maybe i don't know what I'm talking about but isn't fascism socialism? I know the Nazi party stands for national socialist party. ------------- Fascism… is not socialism; nor is Nazism. There's a lot to explain here, so let's see if I can do it succinctly. 1. Fascism was originally an Italian thing; Nazism (which was German) was somewhat similar in appearance but is actually quite different when you get into the details. Despite this, it's common for Nazism and Fascism to be lumped together and used interchangeably. 2. Nazism is indeed short for "National Socialism". However, it's sort of a misnomer. The Nazi Party's original name was the "German Workers Party", and it was a far-right, racist political group that hated how World War I ended. Hitler took over and was able to better organize and lead it. In the early 1920's, they changed the name of the party to the "National Socialist German Workers Party", basically to make their party sound cooler and make it more popular. They actually strongly opposed Socialism, and when they came to power, the first thing they did was arrest the Socialists. 3. During their rise to power, Hitler and his cronies did say things that seemed like they were Socialists. However, they were mostly doing this as a ploy to gain power, which they would later ignore once in control. Additionally, they tended to couch their "socialism" in racial terms- they were concerned with elevating the "German race" above all other races, not with tradional socialist "class struggle". 3. Fascism was led by Benito Mussolini, who was originally a leading Italian Socialist. He supported Italy joining World War I, which the other Socialists did not. He broke with the party and came up with Fascism, which was a hyper-nationalist, militarist, authoritarian party. Nazism and Fascism differed on two key things in particular: 1. Nazism focused primarily on racism- that German people were good, and Jews, Slavs (Russians, Polish, Serbs, etc) and Africans were bad. Fascism wasn't concerned with racism- at least not at first. When Italy started losing in World War II, Germany basically forced them to become racist too. 2. Fascist economics involved "corporatism"- basically merging big businesses with the government agencies, and letting these new big agencies run the economy. Nazism wasn't particularly concerned with economics, and mostly left big business and capitalists to do whatever they wanted. Now that that's out of the way, back to the original question. Fascists (including, for this purpose, similar forces like the Nazis) distrusted democracy because they felt that a strong central government was necessary to enforce unity and prevent cultural and ethnic differences from causing dissension. They wanted their country to rally around the strong central leader, and not fall to internal divisions. As for Socialism, Fascists (as above, including others) disapproved of it for similar reasons to why distrusted democracy. They felt that national unity was most important, and socialism, with its emphasis on class struggle, was not compatible.
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.
1) common people are involved in decision making. 2) elected representatives take major decisions. 3)free & fair elections are conducted 4) basic freedom to …all citizens 5)workers work under a constitutional framework 6)accountable form of government 7)accommodate form of govt. 8)better decision making 9)enhances dignity and respect of every individual. 10)government is answerable to the people of the nation
The worth and dignity of the individual;The inviolability of human rights;The innate equality of all men and races;The necessity for constitutional government;Due process of l…aw;Popular sovereignty as the basis of all political authority;Faith in human reason and enlightenment;The rights of the masses to public education; andBelief in social progress through freedom.
The five main characteristics of democracy are as under: (i) Elected representative: In democracy representatives elected by the people make laws and frame policies of the gov…ernment. (ii) Elections are held to elect the representatives: All adult citizens have the right to participate (vote) in .the elections. Elections should be free and fair and must be held at regular intervals. Citizens who have reached a certain age (in India, it is 25 years for election to Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies) are allowed to contest elections. (iii) Civil liberties: An important characteristic of democracy is that it grants top civil liberties to the citizens. They enjoy freedoms of speech, expression, and information. Citizens have a right to form, join or quit an association. It includes the right to form political party. (iv) Rule of law: Another characteristic of democracy is that it ensures rule of law. Law is supreme and all the citizens are equal in the eyes of law. No one is above law. (v) Independent judiciary: Independence of Judiciary is an essential characteristic of democracy. Judiciary must be free from any control of the executive or the legislature. Judges must be honest and should deliver justice impartially. (vi) Organised opposition party: Another important characteristic of democracy is the presence of organised opposition party or parties in the state. Majority party forms the government and party with a minority in the legislature forms the opposition party. The opposition party keeps an eye on the policies and working of the government. By criticising the wrong policies of the government, it forces the government to make laws and frame policies for the welfare of the people. It prevents the government from being dictatorial.
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.
The features of Democracy are: 1) free and fair elections 2) Justice 3) Good Governance 4) Respect for fundamental and democratic rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of… religion and freedom to assembly. 5)equality
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.
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.
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
liberalism essentially means liberty; a belief that freedom should be allowed and the government should not intefere with market forces or the fundamental rights of the people…. Liberalism means the freedom to compete and to rise up in status. Socialism, is the precursor to communism. It is opposed to liberalism because it favours government interference and control to ensure equality for all. Liberalism focuses on the individual, yet socialism focuses on the collective.
They are basically the same thing.
Answer An electoral democracy is a state whose government is technically determined by popular sovereignty. In other words, people within that country decide who …will govern them, or have the right and ability to vote. Many times, however, democracies are democratic in name only. Elections may be rigged or there may be no real political competition or opposition party. A liberal democracy is one in which both popular sovereignty and liberty are present. Civil liberties place restraints on government. These restraints often come in the form of civil society or institutions that are created to monitor governments and keep them from getting too powerful. A substantive democracy is a functioning democracy. For example, democracy in the US is a representative kind: American citizens elect people to represent them in government and to create legislature. A direct democracy is a New England town meeting sort, in which people vote directly on every matter which concerns them. This is not particularly feasible at a large, national level.