November 17, 2010 6:57am CST
Do you think democracy is a western concept?
11 Dec 10
Modern democracy is different from ancient democracy. But I think overall democracy is a western concept. Even today eastern nation like China is not following democracy. Bhutan is only recently heading towards that. Pakistan's democracy is just an infant.
17 Nov 10
Democracy was thought as a concept in ancient Greece, so you may as well name it a western consept, in terms of location. Considering the corruption of each country and the whole bureaucracy involved, however, I don't really think the original concept still exists. And as USA is mostly referred as western, it should be noted that bipartisanship is not a form of democracy. Each country forms its own political system according to its own needs.