chapter  9
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Two dilemmas of democracy in the twenty-first century

Has democracy triumphed over alternative political ideologies? Perhaps yes. Is it a rewarding and satisfying experience to live under democracy? The answer is mixed. When you have lived under democracy for some time, do you feel empowered and ruled by the will of the people? The majority answer is “No.” It appears that the problem of democracy is not with the “Norm” but with its “practice.” Hence we need to explore the variety of experiences of people who have lived under different forms of democracy for various durations.