How is representative democracy significant in the contemporary world?
Representative democracy is a form of government founded on the principle of elected individuals representing the people as opposed to autocracy and direct democracy.
The representatives form an independent ruling body charged with the responsibility of acting in the public interest. Today representative democracies are much more common than direct democracies. Representative democracy usually has a Parliament. The Members of Parliament are elected through Universal Adult Franchise. This democracy enhances the dignity of citizens.
Due to above reasons, representative democracy is significant in the contemporary world.