How are some countries of the world facing the challenge of expansion of democracy? Explain with examples.
Most of the established democracies face the challenge of expansion. This involves applying the basic principle of democratic government across all the regions, different social groups and various institutions.
- Ensuring greater power to local governments, extension of federal principle to all its units of federation, inclusion of women and minority groups etc, falls under this challenge.
- This means, that less and less decisions should remain outside the arena of democratic control.
- Most countries including India, USA and others face this challenge.