It is generally believed that democracy, though not perfect, is yet the best form of government created by man. However, with all its merits, democracy leaves scope for betterment. The present book is an attempt to point out and remove the defects of democracy. Political power and authority, to be effective, must be decentralised. Decentralisation is necessary for social justice and people's participation in decision making. People must be provided political literacy. It is unrealistic to expect illiterate and ill-informed people to understand political literacy. It is unrealistic to expect illiterate and ill-informed people to understand political and economic issues rationally and comprehensively. Further, democracy without accountability means little. As such all those who exercise political power, must be accountable for their decisions. Among freedoms, the freedom of expression is of fundamental importance.
About the Author(s)
Shamar Rinpoche was recognised as the 14th Shamarpa reincarnation. Since 1981, he has devoted time to the many unfinished projects started by the late 16th Karmapa. The present book is the result of his thinking and what he has witnessed in Tibet and elsewhere. It brings out his compassion for everyone and his regard for social justice through decentralisation. He is a great believer in and supporter of human dignity. He wants to establish a world without inequalities and suffering.