Disadvantages And Disadvantages Of Democracy Vs. Non-Democracies

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Democracies vs. non-democracies
Each of the many different countries in the world have their own way of governing and of relating to global problems. In the western world we generally consider democratic states to be virtuous, even superior.

Perceived or actual moral superiority does not, however, mean that only democracies can solve or contribute to solving international issues. This essay will explore some advantages and disadvantages of democratic and non-democratic states, respectively, regarding their abilities to solve or contribute to solving a global problem such as environmental issues in co-operation with other countries in an international arena.

Democracies
Democracy on a whole is the political system most encouraged by many international institutions such as the UN, the IMF and various NGO´s.
“For many people, democracy is not just about a series of elections, institutions and rules, it is a life based on mutual respect and the capacity to be a political agent” (Taylor, 2014 p. 290) In conventional understandings of democracy it is generalized that the best democracies are those of western countries. (Taylor, 2014 p. 305)
In most western countries democracy is seen as an effective and virtuous way of governing. (Taylor, 2014) Each democracy has a responsibility towards its people but when solving a domestic or global issue it is not possible to “fulfil” all people simultaneously. (Zehfuss, 2014) Someone will always be dissatisfied with a decision made by

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