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Social Science: Outcomes of Democracy - Democracy Be Judged and Outcomes

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"Democratic government is legitimate government? Support the statement with arguments.

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Solution

Democratic form of government is a legitimate government because of the following reasons.

(a) It is based on people's consent.

(b) It allows for participation of the people in the political process as it is people's own government.

(c) It provides for smooth and legitimate transformation from one government to another by means of electoral competition.

(d) This way it ensures that no government is elected for life and hence becomes tyrannical.

(e) It allows for peaceful change in the society, by means of elections.

(f) Representatives so elected make laws and policies on behalf of the people. 

Concept: Democracy Be Judged and Outcomes
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