A democracy, at its core, is a system of governance in which the people of a country have the authority to determine the laws
Political and social transformation are strongly related to each other. Politics will evolve along with society as, for example, the middle class grows or as society becomes more educated.
Power dynamics will also shift, along with the environment, public discourse, and values. There are significant differences between what “democracy” implies in societies that are “feudal,” “controlled by big business,” or “ruled by the middle classes.”
And the emergence of what we often refer to as “social media” or the spread of literacy can significantly influence society and politics.
A democracy, at its core, is a system of governance in which the people of a country have the authority to determine the laws that will govern thttps://thefinancialdaily.com/the-question-of-democracy/heir lives. In a “direct democracy” (sometimes known as a “true” or “pure” democracy), the people vote to make these decisions.
In a “representative democracy,” elected representatives cast votes on behalf of their voters.
At the same time, it is crucial to recognize that local, provincial, and national levels are all involved in social and political development to completely comprehend it.
Since these topics are already hotly debated in many countries, we are less bothered about the reality that they are also deeply ingrained in global developments. On the other hand, the local level of society and politics is frequently neglected or not adequately considered.
It should not be overlooked that local conditions and developments grave impact even on national politics, such as national elections. Local circumstances, interests, and power structures are equally as important as national developments in this regard.
Local concerns play a significant part in provincial-national elections and politics in Pakistan, more so than in some other nations. How the dynamics of national and local politics interact has not always been clearly understood.
Politicians run democratic countries, and some are very strong in economy and geopolitical standings, for instance, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Finland, New Zealand, Iceland etc.
Western countries have supported martial laws and technocratic governments to gain geopolitical gains from the 3rd world countries.
Dr. Nadeem ul Haq, Vice-chancellor of Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), recently wrote a Twitter thread that;
Every Pakistani discussion turns into “we’ve had so many martial law politicians who have not been allowed to work” and “technocrats who work for the country in technocratic positions are all evil.”