chapter  14
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The future of democracy

It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future. (Source unknown)

In this chapter

We examine democracy’s global prospects. To many in the developed

world and developing world as well, democracy seems to be a just and

potentially stable political system to which peoples universally aspire. But

this belief has provoked debate on both counts. Democracy may not be

universally applicable to all societies. And democracy may fail to promote

social justice or individual and minority. The chapter treats each of these

issues in turn.