CBSE Class 10 Political Science Challenges To Democracy Worksheet

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Class 10 Civics Worksheet for Challenges To Democracy

CLASS.X Term – 2
Civics
Assignment 8
CHALLENGES TO DEMOCRACY


1. Making the transition to democracy is:

  a. Foundational challenge

  b. Challenge of expansion

  c. Challenge of deepening of democracy

2. Which of the following countries faces foundational challenges:

  a. India

  b. China

  c. USA

  d. France

3. Inclusion of women and minorit groups is:

  a. Foundational challenge

  b. Challenge of expansion

  c. Challenge of deepening of democracy

4. Strengthening of the institutions and practices of democracy is:

  a. Foundational challenge

  b. Challenge of expansion

  c. Challenge of deepening of democracy

5. Why is democracy considered a dominant form of government?

6. What kinds of challenges are faced by non-democratic countries?

7. What is the challenge before established democracies?

8. Explain the challenge of expansion.

9. Explain the challenge of deepening of democracy.

10. Give any two examples of foundational challenge.

11. How can the challenges to democracy be overcome?

12. How can democratic reforms be brought about in India?

13. Explain ‘Any legal change must carefully look at what results it will have on politics’?

14. At what levels do we need reforms?

15. What kind of challenge is being faced by India?

16. What kinds of challenges are being faced by Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and United Nations?


Important Questions for NCERT Class 10 Social Science Challenges To Democracy

Question. Discuss two challenges that Indian democracy is facing.
Ans. 1. Casteism: People from different castes form different communities and they have different interests. Under the caste system, work is divided on the basis of the caste of the person. The high-paying and respectable jobs are usually given to the higher caste groups and low-paying jobs are given to the low caste groups. Castes have led to caste discrimination in the country.
2. Communalism: Communalism means promoting the ideas of a particular religion with a view to divide the society on religious grounds. It believes that people belonging to one religion belong to one community. The British followed the policy of ‘divide and rule’ and created differences in two major communities, the Hindus and the Muslims. This sowed the seeds of communalism in the society.

Question. What do you understand by ‘counter-productive law’?
Ans. If there is any legal change, it must carefully look at what results it will have on politics. Sometimes the results may be counter productive. For example, many states have banned people who have more than two children from contesting panchayat elections. This has resulted in denial of political opportunity to many poor and women which was not intended.
Generally laws that seek to ban something are not successful in politics, instead laws that give political actors incentives to do good things are more successful. The best laws are those which empower people to carry out democratic reforms. The Right to Information Act is a good example of law that empowers people to find out what is happening in the government and act as watchdogs of the democracy.
Such law helps to control corruption and supplements the existing laws that banned corruption and imposed strict penalties.

Question. Where did the most cases of doctor absenteeism take place?
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Bihar
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Gujarat
Ans. C

Question. Discuss some ways and means for political reform in India.
                                        Or
Mention some of the guidelines that can be kept in mind while devising ways and means for political reforms in India.
Ans. Some broad guidelines that can be kept in mind while devising ways and means for political reforms in India are:
1. Legal ways of reforming politics: Carefully devised changes in laws can help to discourage wrong political practices and encourage good ones. But, legalconstitutional changes by themselves cannot overcome challenges to the democracy. Democratic reforms are to be carried out mainly by the political activists, parties, movements and politically conscious citizens.
2. Careful study of consequences should be done: If there is any legal change, it must carefully look at what results it will have on politics. Sometimes the results may be counter-productive. For example, many states have banned people from contesting Panchayat elections who have more than two children. This has resulted in denial of political opportunity to many poor and women, which was not intended.
3. Ways to strengthen the democratic practice: Democratic reforms are to be brought about principally through political practice. Therefore, the main focus of the reforms should be on ways to strengthen the democratic practice. The most important concern should be to increase and improve the quality of political participation by ordinary citizens.
4. Any proposal of political reform should think not only about what is a good solution but also consider about who will implement it and how. It is not wise to think that legislatures will pass legislations that will go against the interest of all political parties and MPs. But, measures that rely on democratic movements, citizens, organisations and the media are likely to succeed.

Question. Mention two points about which any proposal for political reforms should think.
Ans. (i) It should think about what is a good solution.
(ii) It should think about who will implement it and how.

Question. Define the challenge of deepening of democracy in general terms.
Ans. It means strengthening those institutions that help people’s participation and control.

Question. What are the various aspects of democratic government and politics?
Ans. Various aspects of democratic government and politics:
1. Democratic rights are not limited to right to vote, stand in elections or forming organisations. Democracy should also offer some social and economic rights to its citizens.
2. Power sharing (how it is being shared between governments and social groups) is necessary in a democracy.
3. Democracy cannot be a brute rule of majority and that respect for minority voice is necessary for democracy.
4. Eliminating discrimination on the basis of the caste, religion and gender is important in democracy.

Question. What should be the main focus of political reforms?
Ans. The main focus of political reforms should be an ways to strengthen democratic practice.

Question. What type of challenge is faced by a non-democratic country for democratic set up?
(a) Foundational challenge
(b) Challenge of deepening
(c) Challenge of expansion
(d) Challenge of money power
Ans. A

Question. What are the reforms needed to decrease doctors’ absenteeism?
Ans. 1. The government should make it compulsory for the doctors to live in the village where they are posted; otherwise their service should be terminated.
2. Surprise raids to check the attendance of the doctors by district administration and police should be carried out.
3. Village panchayat should be given the power to write the annual report of the doctor which should be read out in the gram sabha meeting.
4. Uttar Pradesh should be split into several smaller states which can be administered more efficiently.


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