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1) If democracy is supposed to deliver stability, progress, good governance, improved standards of living for all, then all these can be ticked in China’s one-party system. Is one party system better than traditional multi party democracies? Analyse.

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1) If democracy is supposed to deliver stability, progress, good governance, improved standards of living for all, then all these can be ticked in China’s one-party system. Is one party system better than traditional multi party democracies? Analyse. (250 Words)

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Why this question?

Recently Xi Jinping has praised China’s one-party system and it has given rise to debate on merits and demerits of such a system. This topic is related to GS-1 topic and is important as an Essay Topic. 

Key demand of the question:

You should analyse if one-party system such as China’s is better than democratic system like India and the US. Analyse both merits and demerits and conclude which one is better. 

Directive Word:

Analyse– Divide into parts and analyse their merits and demerits.   (don’t divide answer into Merits and Demerits. Better to divide as small categories (themes) and analyse merits and demerits within these themes. 

Structure of Answer:

In the introduction, give context by mentioning current event (Xi statement) and take a stand (whether you love democracy more or one-party system)

In the body, in 4-5 different parts (Stability, Peace, Rights, Governance, Development etc), analyse merits and demerits of both systems (in point format)

In the conclusion, reiterate your stand and conclude by saying there is much to learn from China too (in case there is something to learn) for other democracies. Or end with some other thoughtful statement related to democracy or danger of China.

 

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