Democratic Politics (NTSE/Olympiad)
1. Democracy In The Contemporary World
Definition : Democracy has been defined differently by different scholars. In fact, democracy comes from a Greek word, ‘Democratic’. In Greek, ‘Demo’ means people and ‘Krati’ means rule. Thus democracy means the rule of the people. As all the people cannot be engaged in this work of rule so this job is entrusted to their representatives who rule on behalf of the people. So, in simple words, we can say that democracy is a form of government in which the rulers are elected by the people. Abraham Lincoln, a US President, has defined democracy as “ the government of the people, by the people and for the people.” This definition is perhaps the most popular definition to this day.