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“Democracy is seen to be good in principle but felt to be not so good in practice.” Justify the statement.

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Democracy is seen to be good in principles but not in practice because of the following reasons : 

(i) The decision making process in democracy is time-taking, whereby justice delayed is justice denied. 

(ii) The tyranny of the majority overrides the will of the minority. 

(iii) Corruption and red-tapism dominates the functioning of democracies. 

(iv) An illiterate and uninformed electorate fails to give itself a legitimate and accountable government. 

(v) The role of charismatic leaders and dynastic politics dominates political cultures.

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