The Types of Democracy

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I would like to put forward briefly my ideas/thesis on "the types" of democracy as follows:

To my mind there seems to exist in the world today three broad types/categories/variants of Democracy, i.e., Liberal, Moderate and Extremist .These are described and explained as below:

 [1] The Liberal Democracy:

 In this type of Democracy, the State has a "Peripheral, little or no role" in either controlling or guiding the lives of its citizens. The best example that comes to mind is that of the United States of the America.

[2] The Moderate Democracy:

In this type of Democracy, the State has a "Moderate role" in either controlling or guiding the lives of its citizens .The State does not control fully the lives of its citizens. Simultaneously, the State does not have a peripheral role to play either. It is placed somewhere between the two extreme ends of the political spectrum, i.e., the Central and the Peripheral .The best example that comes to mind is that of India

[3] The Extremist Democracy:

In this type of Democracy, the State has a "Central role" in either controlling or guiding the lives of its citizens. In this type of Democracy, the "extremist group" comes to power through the democratic means of the ballot box only to exercise Authoritarian/Dictatorial influence over the lives of its citizens. "The political minority of the hapless citizens" has little or no freedom of choice as regards the way of life this "political minority of the citizens" wishes to lead .The best example that comes to mind is that of Germany under "Adolf Hitler."

The Conclusion : The peace loving general global citizens , academicians , politicians and others always must try to encourage the emergence , growth and nurturing of the "Liberal Democracy"  if  possible .If this is not possible , the efforts must be made to promote the  "Moderate Democracy" But at no cost should the "Extremist Democracy" be encouraged or cultivated .If at all any political entity falls a prey to this third type of democracy or metamorphosises into it , the efforts must be made to get channelised the political energy of the newly anointed State authorities into the mainstream of the first two categories so that this particular political entity on its own relinquishes the cover of the third type and becomes a truly "Liberal Democracy" or a   "Moderate Democracy".

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