"Most of the established democracies are facing the challenge of expansion." Support the statement with examples.
Most of the established democracies face the challenge of expansion as it involves applying the principle of democratic government across all regions. This is due to the following reasons.
(a) Expansion of democracy is the logical next step to the foundational challenge and ensures safeguarding of democratic principles at grassroots level.
(b) Expansion of democracy is related to the empowerment of previously disadvantaged groups.
(c) It is related to the participation of people in the decision-making process so that the benefits accrue to all sections of society.