Democracy: Limitations and Possibilities dbq



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Separation of Powers between the institutions of the state:
Government [Executive Power],
Congress[Legislative Power] und 
Courts of Law [Judicative Power]

  • Freedom of opinion, speech, press and mass media

  • Religious liberty

  • General and equal right to vote (one person, one vote)

  • Good Governance (focus on public interest and absence of corruption)

    No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time”

    This famous quote attributed to the former British prime minister Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) focuses right on the weak spot of democracy: There is no such thing as the "perfect form of government" on earth, but any other form of government produces even less desirable results than democracy.







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