Is Brazil A Democracy Essay

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It has been said that the road to hell is paved by good intentions, but is that really the case for Brazil in our present day? From riots to government corruption, Brazil has been struggling to remain a stable democracy. What went wrong in Brazil’s democracy to cause all this outrage? Is Brazil truly a democracy? Brazil has been through some turbulent events in the past couple of years where the people of Brazil have broken out in riots and protests against the government. The height of these events occurred in 2014 during the FIFA World Cup in which the people were outraged because of the amount of money and funds that has been put into organizing the World Cup yet none of the money has been regenerated to go into public services such as health care, the transportation system and the educational system. Thus, I have chosen to look more into Brazil’s democratic era and try to pin point things that may have went wrong and caused its people this rage. Brazil’s political corruption and failure in satisfying and fulfilling its people’s needs therefore lies not in the system of government but in the way it is executed. Relying on the sole fact that Brazil …show more content…
The road to democracy is paved by the principle of equality of condition (Tocqueville). Baogang He and Mark Warren state that democracy involves the inclusion of individuals in matters that potentially affect them through votes, voice, and related rights. Democracy is a political electoral system, where the people of a certain country elect a representative to guide them and tell them what to do. Democracy rests upon the principles of majority rule and individual rights, ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard out and that no one is left behind; it is rule by the more numerous groups who constitute the majority – the citizens (Acemoglu & Robinson

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