Re-Examining Democracy Conceptually in the Light of Issues and Challenges

  • Ambar Srivastava and Priyanshi
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  • Ambar Srivastava

    Assistant Professor in Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Uttarakhand, India

  • Priyanshi

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Uttarakhand, India

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This research paper analyzes the essential principles of democracy within today’s context of serious issues and challenges. In modern times, democracy is frequently classified as the apex of political institutions, which encounters a throng of difficulties. This research paper provides a critical analysis of the difficulties and consequences associated with maintaining democratic principles and democratic institutions in the presence of authoritarian regimes or autocratic rules. This research paper explores the principles and practicalities of democratic institutions. Also, this research paper analyzes the difficulties faced by democratic countries like India in the presence of authoritarian neighbors and how these threats can impact the peace and stability of India. While democracy is commonly regarded as the best or ideal form of government, its feasibility and endurance in situations dominated by authoritarianism raise substantial concerns. The extent to which democracy is successful in representing diverse communities, particularly those who have historically suffered from disadvantage as well as marginalization, In the democratic system, excessive power in the hands of democratic rulers can degrade the values of democracy, which might lead to unhealthy politics followed by authoritarian inclination, centralization of power, and diminished accountability. The purpose of this research paper is to explain the challenges and complications associated with holding democratic principles as well as democratic institutions in the presence of autocratic rule, based on both real-life examples and theoretical analysis. To avoid such risks and protect democratic nations, a fair distribution of power is required, and citizens should be empowered to maintain strong democratic standards.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 2536 - 2549


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