Unlected Bodies Analysis
The unelected bodies are contemplated to be institutions that are not states. They are organizations such as the independent banks, economic regulators, risk managers and auditors. They have grown to exist worldwide and are seen to participate in many areas that only states had dominance on. They are thought to be a challenge on the democracy of states but are also trusted by the citizens of these states because they make many decisions and policies that involve the citizens. The states to some extent trust them to make assured decisions like in conflict resolutions, allocation of resources and also formation of boundaries between the states and the markets. This shows that they hold an upper hand in making certain specific decision …show more content…
The fact that the unelected bodies can influence decision making and to an extent foreign policies, shows how important they are to the current world and to the citizens in the 21st Century.
Frank Vibert in his book “The Rise of the Unelected: Democracy and the New Separation of Powers” identifies the main issues that are happening in the contemporary world where the states are the main actors in the world system but do very little to act in all capacities as the elected system to look into the needs of its citizens. The unelected on the other hand tend to be better in everything they do that the citizens have come to trust them with all the issues in the state (pg.1). The politicians who are elected by the people to serve the interests of the same people are reluctant and seem to be bothered by their own personal interests yet they are the elected ones. They seem to be ill-equipped to deal with the complexities of public policy and they try to avoid any blame. The unelected bodies always seem to handle these issues very well and also untangle key conflicts of interest for society (Vibert, …show more content…
The citizens may see the world of the unelected as being better than the state’s role because they perform better and can be trusted unlike the elected. The unelected enable the elected function well in their day to day work. Societies are seen to operate with the unelected better than the elected and the democracies seem to want to cover up the work of the unelected. This is seen as a major challenge because of the separation of powers and the elected are seen to be reluctant in fulfilling their roles to the citizens. The unelected are the new elites in the society and are seen to also have struggles with the democratic forms of governments. They are assumed to make the work of democracies seem less important to the society and also bring out the misuse of the rule of law by democracies. These highlights the pull and push within these two bodies yet in real sense they are supposed to work together.
Democratic theory stresses the values of liberty, equality and justice in any system of authority. It promotes the rule of majority while protecting the minority rights and maintaining willingness to compromise. It recognizes everyone’s worth and dignity. This has enabled and guided the