How does democracy promote the dignity and freedom of an individual?
- Every individual wants respect from fellow beings.
- Often conflicts arise among individuals because some feel that they are not treated with due respect.
- The passion for respect and freedom are the basis of democracy all over the world—in countries with democratic regimes as well as countries without democratic regimes.
For societies which have been built for long on the basis of subordination and domination, it is not a simple matter to recognise that all individuals are equal.