Notes On How Do We Assess Democracy's Outcomes? - CBSE Class 10 Civics
Democracy is preferred over dictatorship because it: Promotes equality among citizens Enhances the dignity of the individual Improves the quality of decision-making Provides a method to resolve conflicts Allows room for correction Democracy is followed differently across the world on the basis of their social situations, economic achievements and cultures. Outcomes out of every democracy: As a political outcome of democracy, we expect an accountable, responsive and legitimate government. As an economic outcome, we expect that democracies produce economic growth and development, and reduce poverty and inequality. As a social outcome, we expect democracy to accommodate the social diversity in a society, and provide dignity and freedom to all citizens. Democracy is just a form of government; it can only create suitable conditions for us. As citizens, we have to take advantage of those conditions and achieve our goals.

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Democracy is preferred over dictatorship because it: Promotes equality among citizens Enhances the dignity of the individual Improves the quality of decision-making Provides a method to resolve conflicts Allows room for correction Democracy is followed differently across the world on the basis of their social situations, economic achievements and cultures. Outcomes out of every democracy: As a political outcome of democracy, we expect an accountable, responsive and legitimate government. As an economic outcome, we expect that democracies produce economic growth and development, and reduce poverty and inequality. As a social outcome, we expect democracy to accommodate the social diversity in a society, and provide dignity and freedom to all citizens. Democracy is just a form of government; it can only create suitable conditions for us. As citizens, we have to take advantage of those conditions and achieve our goals.

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