How is democracy accountable and responsive to the needs and expectations

Outcomes of Democracy (C10)

How is democracy accountable and responsive to the needs and expectations of the citizens? Analyse.

Answer

  1. In a democracy people have the right to choose their representatives and the people will have control over them.

  2. Citizens have the right to participate in decision making that affects them all. This ensures that the working of the government is transparent.

  3. Everybody expect the government to be attentive to the needs and expectations of the people.

  4. It is expected that the democratic government develops mechanisms for citizens to hold the government accountable.

  5. The opposition parties can also question and criticize the government policies. They keep a check on the ruling party and make sure that it does not misuse the power.