Notes of What is Democracy? Why Democracy? Class 9th Social Science Civics



Q.1 Write a broad definition of democracy.

ANS. Democracy is a form of government in which the rules are elected by the people. Democracy form of government in which

  • Rules elected by the people take all the major decision.
  • Elections offer a choice and fair opportunity to the people to change the current rules.
  • This choice and opportunity is available to all the people an equal basis.
  • The exercise of this choice leads to a government limited by basic rules of the constitution and citizen rights.

Q2.  write any 5 arguments against democracy?

Ans. Leaders keep changing in a democracy. This leads to instability.

  • Democracy is all about political competition and power play. There is no scope for morality.
  • So many people have to be consulted in a democracy that it leads to delay
  • Elected leaders do not know the best interest of the people. It leads to lead decision.
  • Democracy leads to corruption for it is based on electoral competition.

Q3. Briefly state some of the argument in support of democracy?

ANS. A democratic government is the better government because it is a more accountable form of government.

  • Democracy improves the quality of decision making.
  • Democracy provides methods to deal with difference and conflicts.
  • Democracy enhances the dignity of citizens.
  • Democracy is better than other forms of government because it allows us to correct it’s our mistakes.

Q.4. Democratic government is a better government because it is a more accountable form of government. Explain.

Ans  Democracy is better than any other form of government in responding to the needs of the people.

  • A men democratic government may and come respond to the people’s need, but it all depends on the wishes of the people who rule.
  • If the rulers don’t want to they don’t have to act according to the wishes of the people.
  • Democracy requires that the rulers have to attend to the needs of the people.


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