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Is democracy is the last hope for the peace in the world? What is the ideal form of government?

Is the democracy the last hope?when ever there is any anarchy or de-stablisation in any country United Nations,Security council and some country of G8 calls for democracy and free-fair election.BUT there are some democratic countries in which the basic rights are not given to the citizen any democracy fails there like Pakistan and some other countries,Specially in third world countries.There are some countries in which dictatorship is running in a full swing and enjoying their basic rights,Like in past Turkey Mustafa Kamal Pasha leads turkey to the edge of progress and development Like in Cuba Fedel Castro Like in North-Korea.SO what more needs to be done to remove the demerits of democracy and WHAT steps should be taken to improve and flourish it in 3RD world countries OR we have to think for any other form of government

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  • Oct 10 2013: While it is perhaps true that other sorts of government ought to be given a fair try, it was also either Churchill or someone I know misquoting Churchill who described democracy as "the worst form of government except all the others." I would argue (and have other places where character limits are less stringent) that such a statement generally holds true. The issue of how to resolve the problems of democracy seems to be best solved by actually democratizing democracy, which would probably end up in a situation awfully similar to that described in earlier comments about a government-less soicety. When we describe corruption and the disrespect of basic rights, what we are really talking about are undemocratic practices. We are talking about things which are inherently against the fundamental premise of democracy (decentralized power shared among the populace). Let us assume that all of these were removed, what would government look like? To be honest, I haven't the faintest idea; nowhere in history do we see anything of the sort, not even in the oft-cited Greek variety. Moving on, in order for democracy to truly flourish in less developed places, the same sort of things must occur (though globally as the local conditions in such places are simply too poor for actual flourishing without global input and interaction). I would argue that democratized governance does not currently flourish in such places because, if one does an honest cost/benefit analysis, leaders have more incentive to act undemocratically than otherwise. A discussion of an ideal form of government, however, is essentially foolish and useless, both for the utopian problem noted below and as such an idealization assumes, by its very nature, that actual and real ("on the ground") conditions have no influence on what is best for a certain group of people, in a certain location, at a certain time. Those are of paramount importance (hence why Pasha/Ataturk managed to do some good while other less or none).

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