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Unformatted text preview: -1 Who Needs Democracy? Democracy is the political thought of social equality and respect for the individual within a state. It’s history is rooted on developed states that have a stable economic and political background, such as America and Britain. Lately, it has also taken hold in less developed states such as Peru and Argentina. One by one South America's states have turned form dictatorships into democracies where the voters control the elections. There are, however, many problems with this pseudo democracy in South America such as corruption of politicians, huge gap between the rich, lack of social institutions and the fact that South America might not be ready for democracy yet. The biggest problem of democracy in South America is the corruption of political leaders. The poor and middle classes feel that democracy has been hijacked by corrupt politicians and that its benefits are not distributed to them. They're protesting and demanding that for leaders who will do something — are not distributed to them....
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course GEOG 160 taught by Professor Cromley during the Spring '08 term at UConn.
- Spring '08