Is democracy the best way to fight for recognition and also to accomodate diversity?Explain.

Asked by vatsalchoudhary41 | 20th Aug, 2015, 03:20: PM

Expert Answer:

Since democracy is an institution that allows freedom of expression and assembly, it is ideal for all sorts of collective activities. Important amongst them is the struggle for recognition by various communities, mostly, minority populations. Recognition by the political elite of the country allows many a communities to sustain their economic viability, their culture and the distinct way of living. Also, at the same time, democracy allows the accommodation of various populations (different in terms of race, ethnicity, class, creed, gender, etc.) within its political-social mainstream. The deliberative and discursive nature of democratic institutions is a guarantee for smoother processes of recognition and accommodation.

Answered by Akanksha Kaul | 21st Aug, 2015, 12:05: PM

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