Week seven was all about democracy. What is democracy? Democracy is government by people it means that all the people should be able to have their say in one way another in everything that affects their lives. The term originates from the Greek (rule of the people).
Democracy has positive and negative points. On the first hand, we can conclude advantages of democracy such as, people have a great sense of involvement in government decisions as they actively participate in policy creativity, democracy can provide for changes in government without violence, power can be transferred from one party to another by means of elections, the power of the citizens of a nation determines its ruling authority, this brings in a feeling of obligation towards the citizens.
On the other hand, in a nation all the citizens may not have sense of political situation it may result in people making the wrong choices during election. Another important thing is during election particular person may promise people whether I will make highway, I will provide infrastructure, and so on but once he or she selected as minister he or she will not focus on those things, mobs can influence in people’s decision, family moves into the government, for example: the world largest democracy country is India but 1st prime minister of India Javaharlal Nehru and his daughter Indira Gandhi became 3rd prime minister of India and her son Rajiv Gandhi became 6th prime minister of India.
Finally, I can say that only 3 countries have higher transparency international index out of 178 countries it means more than 90% such are New Zealand, Denmark and Finland.