Chapter 8 Challenges to Democracy
1. (Write your name here) ________________________ ’s definition of good democracy (not more than 50 words):
Good democracy should have a political system that chooses and replaces the government through free and fair elections. People should actively participate in the policies introduced by the government. There should be a fair implementation of all the tenets of the constitution. The fundamental rights provided to the citizens should be adhered to, and states should focus on the directive principles. In a democracy ‘of the people, by the people and for the people,” the people should be given the utmost importance by promoting equality, fraternity and justice.
Challenges to Democracy Summary
Chapter 8 of the NCERT Social Science Civics textbook – Democratic Politics-II will address the fundamental questions of democratic politics. The discussion on the challenges that democracy faces in our country will take place in the chapter, and also the reforms that should be taken will be given. The reforms needed to make a democratic country, democratic in nature, and practise will be suggested. Suggestions about the way in which we can approach the questions of challenges and reforms will be given to students. Through this chapter, a student will learn to answer himself/herself what democracy means for him/her.
The students will also get to know about the following topics:
- Thinking about challenges
- Different contexts, different challenges
- Different types of challenges
- Thinking about political reforms
- Redefining democracy