[PDF Notes] How far are democracies able to handle differences between various ethnic groups?

(i) Democracies are able to accommodate various social divisions.

(ii) These usually develop a procedure to reduce the possibility of tension between ethnic groups as they become explosive or violent sometimes.

(iii) Democracy is best suited to reduce this outcome.

(iv) Non-democratic regimes often turn a blind eye to or suppress social differences.

(v) Ability to handle social differences, divisions and conflicts is thus a definite plus point of democratic regimes.

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