State some merits and demerits of democracy.

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Merits of democracy - 

  1. A democratic government is a more responsible form of government, is a stronger form of government.
  2. The standard of making decisions is improved by democracy.
  3. It helps to make progress and development and enables changes to take place in a peaceful manner.
  4. It ensures the people freedom of speech, conscience, assembly and action.
  5. It guarantees liberty and equality, which are necessary for human development.

 

Demerits of democracy -    

  1. Leaders keep changing in a democracy leading to instability
  2. Democracy is all about political competition and power play, leaving no scope for morality. 
  3. It is difficult to prevent corruption and malpractices.
  4.  It is also known as government by amateurs and lead to domination of masses.
  5. The decision-making process is slow in democracy as it involves long debates and deliberations in the Parliament.  

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