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Democracy is a way of life apart from being a form of government. Discuss and give examples to sustain your argument.
Democracy is not only a form of government but also it is a way of life, through knowledge, attitudes & values and skills of the population. Some of these factors are also solidarity, equality, freedom, teamwork and justice. But also citizens must require certain skills such as debating, information taking, decision making, leadership and voluntary work. Before discussing why a democracy is a way of life we should discuss it as being a form of government first. So what is democracy? Democracy is a form of government in which supreme power lies in the hands of the people and exercised by then directly or indirectly through a system of representatives usually involving periodic free elections. The word "democracy" literally means "rule by the people." In a democracy, the people govern. This is a typical type of democracy. The type of democracy that Malta has, is a Parliamentary Democratic system which is controlled by a group of elected representatives that form the House of Parliament. Other types of government and democracy would be a presidential democracy, a direct democracy, a dictatorship, a monarchy, a socialist and so on.
“The true democracy, living and growing and inspiring, puts its faith in the people - faith that the people will not simply elect men who will represent their views ably and faithfully, but will also elect men who will exercise their conscientious judgment - faith that the people will not condemn those whose devotion to principle leads them to unpopular courses, but will reward courage, respect honour, and ultimately recognize right.” - John F. Kennedy

Democracy is a way of life such that democracy is in demand around the world. For example the collapse of tolitarian rule in East Europe, the victorious struggle against the British in South Africa, the revolution of the French during the 18th Century and the dramatic...