CBSE : Class IX : Polity : Chapter 2 : WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? WHY DEMOCRACY? : Which is the most common form of democracy ? Why is it important in today’s world ?

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  • Published date: June 17, 2019
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A) The most common form that democracy takes in our times is that
of a representative democracy. In representative democracy, all the people do not rule. A majority is allowed to take decisions on behalf of all the people. Even the majority does not rule directly. The majority of people rule through their elected representatives. This become necessary because:
a)Modern democracies involve such a large number of people that it is physically impossible for them to sit together and take a collective decision.
b) Even if they could, the citizen does not have the time, the desire or the skills to take part in all the decisions.

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