Progressive Democracy Essay

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There are an innumerable amount of terms to describe the nature of democracy, and this paper will aim to bring forth yet another one. Each term has its own different definition attached to it, ranging from the original, participatory form that did not have any notion of a hierarchy, to the more modern liberal democracy that instead relies on this notion of a hierarchy. Democracy is the movement that never stands still; it sails on the ship that is progressiveness. Progress is what has allowed democracy to be shaped and molded so often, and this is largely the reason as to why it has so many different terms that attempt to describe it. The issue with each of these descriptors, however, is that they are only valid until another term is considered more accurate. The democracy we will live in tomorrow will never be the same as it was yesterday, and because of this, this paper will aim to introduce the idea of progressive democracy. To begin in describing this, it is important to look at where democracy began, and how it managed to become such a different system today. This incredible amount of change points to the importance of progressiveness, and that …show more content…
To gain some amount of insight on this, it is important to look at the social movements that are gaining the most attention. This is due to the fact that democracy is shaped only by those movements that are successful enough to incite change. This has been evidenced by the success of movements such as the suffragettes in the early 1900s resulting in women being given the right to vote, the civil rights movements led by Martin Luther King Jr. that helped combat racial segregation, and so many more. Change happens for the average citizen much before it comes to those in power, and therefore one must look at what the general population is fighting for in determining where democracy will head in the

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