Opinion: Democracy – The Meaningful Word That Means Nothing At All?

I’ve lost count of the amount of times political commentators have uttered the phrase ‘Libya and the Middle East need democracy’.

Democracy, many of us would agree, is a popular and good thing due to the fact it is considered the moral and right way for a nation to be governed. Stemming from the Greek meaning ‘rule of the people’ the word democracy has been thrown around within political discourse to mean a variety of things and the simple fact is ‘rule of the people’ does not get us very far in truly understanding what democracy means in the 21st century. continue reading →

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About Matthew Beebee

Matthew was born in 1994 in the UK. From an early age Matthew has always been inquisitive and questioned the workings of the world we live in. Due to a strong trade union background in his family, Matthew’s views are in support of the working man and creating a society as equal as possible. Matthew is currently in his last year of school education and hopes to go off to York University to study politics, with a view to a potential career in journalism. His political interests lie in the comparison of political ideologies and 20th century British politics. Matthew is a strong believer in social justice and a political economy that works to the advantage of the most vulnerable in society.

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