Democracy is best suited to produce the social outcome of accommodation of social diversity.
To achieve this social outcome, a democracy must fulfil two conditions:
- The majority needs to work with the minority to help the government represent a general view of all citizens.
- Rule by majority does not mean rule by a certain religion, race or linguistic group that is in majority.
Majority rule means that in every decision or election, different persons and groups can form a majority. Democracy also stands superior in the second social outcome - promoting dignity and freedom of the individual. All citizens should be equal before the law, and have equal access to power.
One of the chief elements of a democratic society is respect to and equal treatment of women. In a democracy, the disadvantaged and discriminated castes can also claim their right to equal status and equal opportunity.
Democracy has been largely successful in transforming people from mere bystanders into responsible citizens. Democratic regimes are more successful than non-democratic ones in promoting dignity and freedom of the individual. Democracy has been successful in transforming people into responsible citizens.