Advantages And Disadvantages Of Liberal Democracy

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Liberal Democracy is a democratic system of government in which individual rights and freedoms are officially recognized and protected, and the exercise of political power is limited by the rule of law. The word democracy is greek, the word “demos” means people and “kratos” means power. The idea of liberalism first began in the 1600’s with John Locke as he believed that the people should be allowed to remove the government currently ruling when they have misused their power for ulterior motives. Although the seed was planted in the 1600’s, liberal democracy only properly took form in the 1840’s in Canada. Australia and New Zealand followed not long after as they began to use the secret ballot system to elect political leaders. The secret ballot…show more content…
A constitutional monarchy has a monarch which acts as head of state in agreement with a written or unwritten…show more content…
All liberal democracies must have a judiciary which are the courts, executive which are the presidents and prime ministers and legislative which is the parliament. The executive and legislative part of the government is run by one or more parties. The ideal liberal democracy consists of several features which give the people the power but not a single country can truly say that they are a fully working liberal democracy as there will always by violations of the people’s right. A liberal democracy must always have theses feature: freedom of expression, freedom of association, regular elections, freedom of belief/religion, equality, independent judiciary, freedom of media, constitutionalism. What freedom of expression means is that everyone is allowed to express their opinions in whatever way they see fit without restraint, suppressions or penalty from the government. The people should freely be able to look at information and ideas. If a government manipulates opinions and ideas of the citizens by limiting their accessibility to information and using bias, it would be a violation of their right to freedom of
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