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Editorial Board       p-ISSN 2308-4944 (print)       e-ISSN 2409-0085 (online)
SOI: 1.1/TAS         DOI: 10.15863/TAS

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ISJ Theoretical & Applied Science 11(127) 2023

Philadelphia, USA

* Scientific Article * Impact Factor 6.630

Basilashvili, N.

The role of civil society in the development of democratic processes.

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Language: English

Citation: Basilashvili, N. (2023). The role of civil society in the development of democratic processes. ISJ Theoretical & Applied Science, 11 (127), 235-237. Soi: Doi:

Pages: 235-237

Published: 30.11.2023

Abstract: The 90s of the 20th century were characterized by a significant increase in the number of regimes that conducted politics through specific elections. In 2009, electoral democracy was recorded in 116 countries; Significantly more than 20 years earlier, when there were a total of 69 such countries. It is true that specific electoral systems are necessary for democracy, but they are not sufficient. Many new democracies, while holding such elections, fail to create a representative government accountable to those under its jurisdiction. Such democratic systems lack the trust and love of the citizens, decisions are made by the elite under the pressure of a well-organized interest group. Electoral democracies can work to produce representative and sympathetic governments. To ask this question is to understand how people come together to define their interests and viewpoints, inform governments, hold them accountable, and engage in goal-oriented action for the good of society. Elections are necessary for institutions to function. Strong civil societies provide a context in which elections are conducted democratically; It is important that strong civil societies and functioning democracies interact so that they are mutually reinforcing. Civil society is a sphere of purposeful, normatively based associations, so it is the foundation of democracy as well as competitive, fair, transparent, periodic elections.

Key words: Civil society, democracy, direct democracy, representative democracy, citizen, elections.








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