What are our expectations from democracy?

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(i) In a democracy, we are most concerned with ensuring that people will have the right to choose their rulers and people have control over the rulers.

(ii) Whenever possible and necessary, citizens should be able to participate in decision making that affects them all.

(iii) Thus, the most basic outcome of democracy should be that the government is accountable to the citizens and responsive to the needs and expectations of the citizens.


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