April 16, 2013
Greece is considered to be the cradle of democracy globally. This great achievement and feeling of being part of this country is destroyed by the way democracy is applied in practice. In these four years of austerity politics we have not really experienced the very meaning of democracy in its great extent. And this observation comes in parallel with the level and quality of democracy inside the European Union.
Is it possible to measure democracy? Definitely yes, we do measure democracy both in terms of its alignment with the constitutional chart, but also in terms with its applicability in daily life in-between of the pre-electoral periods. Concerning the first perspective, it is actually a common belief that we do have democracy as far as we have free elections and the public can decide and elect the candidates they best serve the public interest. This is the constitutional prerequisite that is […]