Social Inequality In Democracy

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Democracy is a political concept that that is meant to create a level of equality in some societies, and allows the people to have a say in how the country is run. In this case, there is a vote to ensure that people’s voices are taken into consideration. Unfortunately, there is a level of inequality that is brought about due to the case of democracy allowing economic freedom and thus resulting in poverty for some people and economic success for others, this is where democracy is questioned. The idea of democracy is supposed to be for the people, by the people. Democracy is defined by a source of authority, where the government has to work in accordance with what the people want which should make it a government of the people. It also defined…show more content…
One can say that an issue can arise when trying to ensure economic stability and social stability as the economy ensures social conflicts and problems such as poverty and inequality. The task to keep social order becomes challenging due to the economic inequalities that are brought about by a capitalist ideal and the exploitation of the working class. This creates conflict with human rights and questions the purpose of the government to have a common good due to a clear gap created between the rich and the poor. This also may lead to conflict when elections are to be held among political parties as the eradication of poverty should be the main aim of the government in today’s world but corruption and capitalist greed make the concept of democracy almost…show more content…
(Heywood,2000: 1-2). It is the same as we South Africans saying ‘Amandla Awethu”, meaning that the power lies with the people. Democracy seems to be supported and most countries claim to be democratic although this is questionable due to different world perspectives that may clash with the ideal and the concept may differ from country to country. In a sense, one can be made to believe that the power in a democracy lies with the people since the people have the power to vote and place leaders in their position. But if that were true, then would we not be living in a world where the rich get richer while the poor get poorer. In a way, the people don’t necessarily have the power to change the continuing struggle of poverty due to the capitalist ideals in modern
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