Introduction The post-independence journey of democratic governance in West Africa is a complex tapestry marked by triumphs and tribulations. Despite commendable efforts within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the struggle for democratic consolidation faces challenges—political instability, economic hardships, corruption, and contested elections. Issues of governance effectiveness and equitable resource distribution persist, overshadowing … Continue reading Africa at the Crossroads: Democracy’s Decline and the Rise of New Alliances
Nirbhay Rana, Asst. Professor, IILM University, Gurugram Introduction In the diverse democracy of India, known for its rich tapestry of cultures, religions, and beliefs, the recent introduction of a dress code by the BJP party has ignited a heated debate. This dress code, featuring the color saffron and the lotus motif, carries unmistakable religious symbolism. … Continue reading The Politics of Dress: Symbolism, Religion, and Democracy in India
It is not very difficult to see how the Democrats of today more and more closely resemble the Republicans of yesterday.
Representative democracy is a “system of government in which citizens elect representatives who propose and vote on legislation or policy initiatives on their behalf. It’s a form of indirect democracy, as opposed to a direct democracy, in which people vote directly on policy initiatives” The debate as to whether representative democracy is the best system of government for … Continue reading Is Representative Democracy the Best Option for Africa?