International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research
Submit Paper

Title:
DEMOCRACY: AN INTRINSIC VALUE IN ITSELF AND AN INSTRUMENT OF FREEDOM AND DEVELOPMENT

Authors:
Ngahpi Lhouvum

|| ||

Ngahpi Lhouvum
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur

MLA 8
Lhouvum, Ngahpi. "DEMOCRACY: AN INTRINSIC VALUE IN ITSELF AND AN INSTRUMENT OF FREEDOM AND DEVELOPMENT." nt. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 2019, pp. 2588-2594, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=189. Accessed Apr. 2019.
APA
Lhouvum, N. (2019, April). DEMOCRACY: AN INTRINSIC VALUE IN ITSELF AND AN INSTRUMENT OF FREEDOM AND DEVELOPMENT. nt. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(4), 2588-2594. Retrieved from http://ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=189
Chicago
Lhouvum, Ngahpi. "DEMOCRACY: AN INTRINSIC VALUE IN ITSELF AND AN INSTRUMENT OF FREEDOM AND DEVELOPMENT." nt. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 4 (April 2019), 2588-2594. Accessed April, 2019. http://ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=189.

References

[1]. Von, Hayek Friedrich A: The Meaning of Competition, in Individualism and
[2]. Economic Order, London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1949.
[3]. Larry and Leonardo: The Quality of Democracy, in CDDRL Working Papers,
[4]. no. 20, 2004
[5]. Dahl, Robert A: Poliarchy. Participation and Opposition, New Haven, Yale
[6]. University Press, 1971
[7]. Sen, Amartya: Development as Freedom, New Delhi, Oxford University
[8]. Press, 2000
[9]. Sen, Amartya : Rationality and Freedom, New Delhi, Oxford University
[10]. Press,2002
[11]. Sen, Amartya : The Argumentative Indian, London, The Penguin Group,2005
[12]. Sen, Amartya: Identity and Violence, London, The Penguin Group,2006
[13]. Parsons, Talcott: The Social System, Glencoe, The Free Press, 1951
[14]. Dreze, Jean and Sen Amartya: An Uncertain Glory, London, The Penguin
[15]. Group, 2013
[16]. Blau, Peter M : Exchange and Power in Social Life, New York, Wiley, 1964

Abstract:
Amartya Sen considers democracy as one of the backbones of development and growth and puts emphasis on the necessity of having a well-functioning democracy as an essential component of the process of development. By democracy, he means governance through dialogue, discussion, participation, debate and consensus. So when Sen talks about democracy, he means substantive democracy and not just the procedural part or formal aspect of democracy involving elections and formation of Government. The constitution gives us the formal framework for freedom but does not provide us with substantive freedom. In the same way, the constitution provides us with the formal and procedural framework for democracy by using which we have to create an enabling environment that will help us make the right choice and be empowered to make decisions.