Democracy Building

Early U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) defined democracy as being:

«Government of the people, by the people, for the people»

If this is taken seriously, democracy must be by far the most challenging form of government - both for the politicians and for the people. Over and over again, history has shown that the process of building democracy is a very complicated one.

Though it's sometimes not so easy as it may seem to register voters correctly and print voting-papers, this is not enough for establishing a democracy. As the former British prime minister Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) has put it:

«No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government - except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.»


Definition of Democracy

Public Affairs

Democracy Systems
Presidential and Parliamentary Democracy

Political Parties

Voting systems

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