Examine the outcomes of the popular struggles of Nepal and Bolivia.
The movement in Nepal was to establish democracy. The struggle in Bolivia was about one specific policy and claims on elected democratic government:
- Both these struggles were successful but their impact was at different levels.
- From both these examples, we can see that in a democracy several different kinds of organisations work behind any big struggle.
- These organisations play their role into two ways - Direct participation and Indirect participation.
- One obvious way influencing the decisions in a democracy is direct participation in competitive politics. This is done by creating parties, contesting elections and forming governments.
- There are many indirect ways in which, people can get governments to listen to their demands or their point of view.
- They could do so by forming an organisation and undertaking activities to promote their interests or their viewpoints.
- Sometimes people decide to act together without forming organisations.