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Social Science: Challenges to Democracy - Concept for Democracy Be Reformed and Deepened

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"Lack of internal democracy within parties is the major challenge to political parties all over the world." Analyse the statement.

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This statement implies that regular elections are not held for various party positions and all the major policy decisions pertaining to the party are taken only by a few prominent members. Parties fail to establish link with its members operating at the grass-roots level. There is no adequate discussion or deliberation before making any decision and the ordinary members fail to influence the decision making of the party. Parties in such a scenario work in a secretive manner or behind the curtains with only a few members assuming important role. This lack of internal democracy encourages nepotism and favouritism, which is detrimental to the very essence of democracy.

Concept: Concept for Democracy Be Reformed and Deepened
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