Why Democracy

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Why Democracy

The  Why  Democracy? project aims to stimulate a global discussion about  democracy through ten one-hour documentaries and seventeen short films.  Commissioned by Steps International and first broadcast in October 2007,  the films explore how democracies function around the world. Forty-eight  broadcasters on 6 continents participated in the project, and the films were viewed  in  over  180  countries.

Democracy is arguably the greatest political buzzword of our time and is invoked by everyone – but what does it mean? Can it be defined, measured, safeguarded? Can it be sold, bought, and transplanted? Can it grow? Can it die? What does it mean to people who can’t even talk about it? What does it mean to people who don’t believe in it? What does it mean to you?

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