Original Article in Journal of Economic and Social Research
CONTRIBUTING ROLE OF ELECTION IN DEMOCRACY AND IMPROVING THE DEMOCRACY THROUGH EXCLUDING THE WEALTH OR INCLUSION OF THE EXCLUDED GROUPS OF SOCIETY
Author: Elvan Öz1
Today, democracy and election are intertwined so that we cannot imagine any democracy without free election.But the concept of free election has been discussed seriously. Election will legitimate the power of government in a democratic community and these governments must be accountable to the citizens. The main issue is that the democracy is not meant only through holding the election, in other words, the election is the necessary condition of democracy, but not its sufficient condition. This study aims to compare views of two political theorists, John Mc Cormick and Iris Young about democracy
Keywords: Democracy, Wealth, Election
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