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The values of democracy Challenges nowadays

THE VALUES OF DEMOCRACY

Challenges nowadays
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Nowadays we live in a global world


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Our Democracies have to face


the consequences of Globalization
- ICT - Crisis of the Welfare State
- Capitalism - Clash of civilizations
- Terrorism - Lack of participation
- Ecology crisis
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ICT and Media


democracy are very
important in creating
and manipulating
Public Opinion.
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Global uniformity and


economic integration
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Global capitalism produces


savage competitiveness
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Money can be
more important
than people
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Multinationals’ power overwhelms


the Nation-States power
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Free trade benefits


the rich at the
expense of the poor.
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There is social exclusion and


poverty in the first world.
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Consumerism ethic
Is the identification of
personal happiness with
consumption and the
purchase of material
possessions.
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Ecology crisis
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Terrorism

Instead of using
democratic ways to
solve conflicts, they
prefer the systematic
use of terror against the
State, its institutions and
the civil population.
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Terrorism
There is Local
terrorism, Global
terrorism and State
terrorism.

The armament
factories and the WMD
(Weapon of Mass
Destruction) make us
think about developing
a culture of peace.
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Crisis of the Modern Welfare State


Every citizen living in a
democracy, although it costs
a lot of money, has to have
basic social services and a
minimum salary.
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Lack of participation
Some of us, thinking that our
opinion isn’t going to be taken
into account, prefer neither to
see nor to think and live like a
robot or a sheep.
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Clash of civilizations
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Conclusion:
Facing all these problems, we
can decide either not to do
anything or to join others to
make a better world.
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U.N. could be a good help.


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Think about:
“You can always tell when a man’s well informed. His
views are pretty much like your own”
Louie Morris

“When the cat and the


mouse agree, the grocer is
ruined”
Iranian Proverb
“Where there is negotiation,
there is hope for agreement”
Somalian Proverb
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Now, we would like to discuss:

What do you think about:

• Which other problems


do you think we have to
face nowadays?

• Do you think each of us


can make a difference
or should we all silently
accept other decisions?
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