Do democracies lead to peaceful and harmonious lives among citizens?



(i) Democracies usually develop a procedure to conduct their competition. This reduces the possibility of these tensions becoming explosive or violent.

(ii) No society can fully and permanently resolve conflicts among different groups.

(iii) But we can certainly learn to respect these differences and we can also evolve mechanisms to negotiate the differences.

(iv) Democracy is best suited to produce this outcome.

Non-democratic regimes often turn a blind eye to or suppress internal social differences. Ability to handle social differences, divisions and conflicts is thus, a definite plus point of democratic regimes.