(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.
Democracies of the time, ensured there was a separation of powers, they granted citizens more freedoms, and they allowed them to have a say in their government. None of these tenets were priorities in absolute monarchies. As democracies developed in the seventeenth and eighteenth century, they became the more humane and desired form of government, which in hand, made them more effective because citizens were more likely to like their government when they felt their government was on their side and protecting their
Therefore, I believe the worries of the writers of the Constitution were reasonable and this Electoral College has done a great job in choosing the capable one to be the President, which led to the present success of America among other countries. However, with the increase in the education level of American citizens, most of them should be wise enough to make the right judgment now. Furthermore, the 2 political parties, the Republican Party and the Democratic Party, only nominate one candidate for the election respectively. It was hard for the situation that people could just support the candidate from their own state to happen. Hence, I hold that the Electoral College does not have the necessity to solve the first concern about the quality of the constituency at
Doing so enacts one of your basic responsibilities as a citizen, as well as shows that you are staying involved in your community and government. The serious lack of voter turnout contradicts this responsibility. There are individuals who speculate that it would be beneficial to make voting mandatory, with repercussions for those who do not vote. At the beginning of the course, I had believed that voting should be made mandatory. I thought that it would inspire people to vote, and would increase the numbers of turnout that way.
However, its main flaw is not confer on the designated meeting a true representation of the electorate. Cutting by riding makes possible "gerrymandering" to eliminate candidates "undesirable" who must be many more votes than in the neighboring riding to get elected. The proportional voting system is fairer and more democratic but it is criticized for generating government instability. The parties that are able to govern often implement alliances or coalitions with other political parties to obtain a majority in the House of Representatives. The game coalitions can give some small parties "hinges" a key role, more important than their actual weight in the formation of a parliamentary
WHY DEMOCRACY IS THE BEST FORM OF GOVERNMENT? There are many government types in the world because people try to have the best type. Until so far some of government types were tried. Generally most of country practiced democracy from past to present. Democracy provides liberties and rights to citizenships with voting and society can predestinate freely.
Corruption undermines democracy and governance The concept of the public trust relates back to the origins of democratic government and its idea that within the public lays the true power and future of a society. Citizens elect the ones they found most suited and the trust they place in its officials must therefore be respected. Vote buying at elections harms the democratic process and justices are challenged, when people are able to bribe their way out of trouble. Anti- Corruption Policy It is our policy to conduct business in an honest and ethical manner. We are committed to acting professionally, fairly, and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships wherever we operate and implementing and enforcing effective systems to counter corruption and bribery.
Therefore is necessary the existence of an efficient team able to develop adverts which capture more votes. They have to create an image for the candidate and for the party, and follow this throughout the whole election, showing consistency and unity. Also, psychologists should contribute to be certain that some kind of influence would be created. Whether it is an emotional ad, negative advertising or target advertising is a key to assure that the advert would have an effect on voters. So, although the spending and the amount of adverts are high, without the appropriate type of advert, it would fail.
It is those citizens whom the government has kept out of many decisions, and consequently, caused our democracy to deteriorate. People are not playing a part in government decisions simply because they believe their voice will not matter. Take for example voter turnout rates. According to the article “The Decline in American Voter turnout”, “...the percentage of those voting is now lower than it was 2 decades ago”. Even though more US citizens are gaining their right to vote,
Voter Participation in Democracies Voter turnout means the process of political participation in democracies. While turnout is a straightforward measure, behind this measure there are so many reasons. Voter turnout reflects the results of elections as well as political behavior or voter attitudes and other indicators of democratic influence. Recognizing the significance of citizen participation in democracy (Dahl 1971), it seems that turnout plays an important role in democratic reinforcement. Generally, turnout is determined by some factors and we can explain on three levels - the national, the district, and the individual.