Democratic System Of Government And Its Impact On The Economic And Political Growth Of A Nation

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the study It is difficult to come to terms on what democracy means. The core notion of democracy, on the other hand, is largely believed to have originated at Athens in the 5th century BC. Democracy, according to the Webster New Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1995), is a form of government in which the people have absolute authority and may exercise it directly or indirectly via representation. According to Lindell and Scott (1999), the phrase derives from the Greek word (demokratia), which was formed in the 5th century B.C. from (demos) "people" and (kratos) "power" or "rule." It is vital to highlight that the Athenians proposed a political system in which democratic citizenship was restricted to a small group of free men. Slaves and women were not allowed to take part. What is Democracy, according to a...
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