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 Form 2 History and Government: Democracy and Human Rights Online Lessons

Meaning and Key aspects of a real democracy.

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The is derived from the Greek word Democratia (Demos meaning people and Kratas meaning ‘rule or
It is a form of government where political decisions are directly in the hands of the citizens.
Key aspects of a real democracy.
a) Political aspect. The consent of the governed (expressed directly or indirectly through their elected representatives) it must be sought when making political decisions.
b) Social aspect. Human dignity must be valued at all times. Every individual should be free to organize his own lifestyle, hold and express opinions, enjoy company of others and join associations.
c) Economic aspect. All citizens must be provided with equal opportunities. Exploitation of humans by fellow humans should be eliminated.