Democracy as a universal value
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SeriesJOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY
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Open LibraryOL19759236M

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This recognition of democracy as a universally relevant system, which moves in the direction of its acceptance as a universal value, is a major 3 revolution in thinking, and one of the main contributions of the twentieth Size: KB. In his article, Democracy as a Universal Value, Amartya Sen asserts that democracy is a universal value. In order to develop his argument Sen needs to state his definition of democracy and define what he means by universal value. In the course of Sen's argument he gives his view of the relationship between democracy and the economy. Democracy as a Universal Value Article   January   with  1, Reads  How we measure 'reads' A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, Author: Amartya Kumar Sen. is a platform for academics to share research papers.

Suggests that the rise of democracy was the most important development of the 20th century, examining the question of democracy as a universal value by focusing on: India's experience with democracy; democracy and economic development; the functions of democracy; universality of values; and cultural differences in values. Concludes with a discussion of where the debate by: 3. In his article, Democracy as a Universal Value, Amartya Sen asserts that democracy is a universal value. In order to develop his argument Sen needs to state his definition of democracy and define what he means by universal value. In the course of Sen’s argument he gives his view of the re. Is Democracy a Universal Value? Whose Democracy? The idea of democracy as a universal commitment is quite new, and it is quintessentially a product of the twentieth century. Book Review Author: Karsten J. Struhl.   Learning Objectives: 1.) To impart an appreciation of democracy as a universal value (and an understanding of what a universal value is supposed to mean). 2.) To become acquainted with the intrinsic, instrumental and constructive functions of democracy.

Democracy has been a flawed hegemony since the fall of communism. Its flexibility, its commitment to equality of representation, and its recognition of the legitimacy of opposition politics are all positive features for political institutions. But democracy has many deficiencies: it is all too easily held hostage by powerful interests; it often fails to advance social justice; and it does not. In this essay, Sen analyzes the definition of democracy, its benefits, and the basis for the claim that democracy is a universal value. After examining arguments against the democratic nature of Asian and Islamic values, the author argues that no culture is based on a set of completely homogenous beliefs, concluding that democracy does have the ability to flourish in all cultures.   “Democracy is a universal value” Amartya Sen is undoubtedly one of the greatest thinkers of the modern times. His path breaking approach towards development and his ideas of government investment in development of social infrastructure have set him apart as one of the most sought after names in global economics.   Analysis Of Democracy As A Universal Value By Category Africa America American History Ancient Art Asia Biographies Book Reports Business Creative Writing Dance Economics English Europe History Humanities Literature Medicine Middle East Miscellaneous Music and Movies Philosophy Poetry & Poets Psychology Religion Science Shakespeare Social.