(CTN News) – Liberal democracy is not sustainable because democratic processes and institutionsthe people they are supposed to serve.
has taken root and grown exponentially a crisis of credibility, as described in these articles.
It is generally believed that politics is not a reliable tool for resolving problems, and conventional politicians
survives as a necessary evil and the judiciary falls far short of The mainstream media is also seen cahoots with political and financial power. widespread sense of distrust for the ‘system’, the existing architecture that holds democracy together.
Due to the wide reach of the internet and social media, as well as the free flow of communication, the feeling of disempowerment has been exacerbated.
There is no doubt that illiberalism feeds on public grievances – whether real or imagined. In the process of growing, it underminesto liberal democracy.
Specifically, it is an ideology thatinstitutions as checks on government power. Aside from promoting authoritarian rule, it also in the public sphere.
The People Vs Democracy, by Yascha Mounk, observes: Citizens are less committed to democracy and more open to authoritarian alternativesthe past.
for democratic norms and rules has precipitously declined. In most parts of the world, democracy is now deconsolidating rather than being the only game in town,” he says. It is no different in India.
“Observers who are most concerned about the illiberal attitudes of the populists fail to acknowledge that there is something democratic in the energy driving them.”
Autocrats gain power through elections, a perfectly legitimate process. Popular willtheir actions.
Liberals, discredited as they are,oppose such a position, regardless of how convoluted it may appear.
Democraciesshape at present. have been lost, neither of which can be
In reality, liberals cannot offer a solutionpeople’s fact, may aggravate them further by adopting a dictatorial approach that offers room for compromise and reconciliation, but they have no alternative.
Does there seem to be a way for them to regainregain their respectability? There will be a long and arduous journey back.
Any such effort should be accompanied by true intent and action. By removing elite control over power and privilege and reconnecting with people, they must reestablish democracy as a democratic institution.