The state of democracy in Africa

The term democracy commonly refers to a type of political system in which the people or their representatives lawfully govern themselves, rather than being governed, say, by a military dictatorship, totalitarian party or monarch (Keane,2006). It is based on the idea that all citizens have the right and should have the means to participate in … Read more

Role of media in a democracy

Majority rules system implies An arrangement of government in which every one of the general population of a nation can vote to choose their delegates. Media appeared in 1780 with the presentation of a daily paper, in particular, The Bengal Gazette and from that point forward it has developed a long way. It has been … Read more

Compare And Contrast Analysis Of The Maximalist And Minimalist Definitions Of Democracy

Democracy, according to Abraham Lincoln former American President is a government of the people by the people and for the people. In other words “Democracy is a system of government in which all the people of a state or polity are involved in decision making”. Most theories of democracy are based on the principle of … Read more

Role of civil society in democracy today

“No fundamental social change occurs merely because of government acts. It’s because of civil society that the conscience of a country, begins to rise up and demand – demand – demand change.” Joe Biden. According to UN, Civil society is the “third sector” of society, along with government and business. It refers to the aggregate … Read more

Politics in Nigeria

Oyegun said this in Abuja during the public presentation of the reports as submitted by the Governor Nasir El-rufai- led APC committee on True Federalism, adding that Nigeria’s current system of government is ‘more of a unitary system of government. “We have held flamboyant conferences on the structures of the constitution of this country but … Read more

Democracy and Non-Democracy

The concept of Democracy and Non-Democracy began with the advent of the State. The clear distinction between the two concepts became clear when democracy came into practice in 508 BC. The first form of democracy, what is known today as Athenian Democracy, was introduced in Athens by Cleisthenes. Democracy has, since then evolved into a … Read more

Promoting Democracy in Sudan

To improve the overall conditions of the Sudanese state, and to realize the potential of your country, democracy must be promoted and encouraged. The ultimate goal of this proposal is to promote democracy and human rights for the citizens of Sudan. There are many facets of the current Sudanese government and economy that could be … Read more

Direct Democracy vs Representative Democracy

The term Democracy is derived from two Greek words, demos, meaning people, and kratos, meaning rule. These two words form the word democracy which means rule by the people. Aristotle, and other ancient Greek political philosophers, used the phrase, the governors are to be the governed’, or as we have come to know it,rule and … Read more

Athenian Definition Of Democracy

The ancient Greek word “demokratia” was ambiguous. It met literally “people power”. But who were the people to whom the power of the long? Was it all the people -all duly qualified citizens? Or only some of the people — the masses? The Greek word demos could mean either. There is a theory that the … Read more

Deffenses for Democracy: A resposnse to Plato’s Republic

Is liberty a bad thing? Socrates seemed to think so. In Book VIII of Platos Republic, Socrates criticizes democracy by attacking three of its most important aspects: liberty, equality, and majority rule. He asserts that because of these things, a democratic city will always fall into tyranny. I disagree, and feel that all three of … Read more

The Struggle Towards a Democratic Nation

Imperialism of one sort or another has been occurring for centuries around the world. In the U. S. a specific form of imperialism is in full effect but is less noticeable than the normative physical imperialism. Linguistic imperialism occurs when a dominant group imposes their language on another, and within the United States this imperialism … Read more