he American democratic system is backed by several features such as freedom of press, freedom of speech, transparency of government through media coverage, and open hearings and town hall meetings.
However, in the practical implementation, there is a lack of political participation which can be judged through three ways; voting, lobbying, and review. Voting participation in elections is one of the main features of a participatory democracy and in America; only about half of the people exercise their duty of voting.
Secondly, lobbying means participating in the decision making of the government, sharing ideas, and views etc. But there are professional lobbyists working in this regard and special interest groups that influence the individual agendas. Thirdly, electoral review is the accountability of the representatives to their constituencies but most of the representatives are ignorant to these preferences and the population is ill equipped to exercise their duty of review.
Kim Irish-Bramble wrote the detailed structure and reality of the American democracy which included the theory and practical implications. The article was concluded with the actual democratic system in America which is still wanting. There have been certain attempts made to export democracy in order to improve the political problems but this isn’t the way. The best way to sort out the current political problems is to participate under the features of the democracy and carry out the democratic system efficiently and honestly.
In democracies, often there have been conflicts between the national securities of the people with their individual rights. Many groups have started fearing that such measures are eroding the democratic society. One example of such conflict is wartime measures. At the time of war, there are several restrictions that need to be imposed on the civil liberties which are considered to be infringing the individual rights. There are restrictions on freedom of speech, freedom