How to critique a political system

On my web site, I have produced short guides to 11 political systems [click here]. Since there are 193 members of the United Nations, there are obviously many more political systems although, for the purposes of this posting, I am only interested in political systems that are at least partially democratic.

Comparing and contrasting political systems is a useful exercise that brings out strengths, weaknesses and nuances. On this web site, I have compared the political systems of two Anglo-Saxon nations with a special relationship: the United States and the United Kingdom [click here].

But, more generally, how should one critique a particular political system? And how does one assess how democratic a particular political system is? I have just added to my web site an essay on “How To Critique A Political System” [click here].

Fell free to critique my critique.


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