Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 10
Political Science
Solutions
10. In my school, the class monitors changes every month. Is that what you call a power sharing arrangement?

Question:

Recently some new laws were made in Russia giving more powers to itspresident. During the same time the US president visited Russia. What according to this cartoon, is the relationship between democracy and concentration of power? Can you think of some other examples to illustrate the point being made here?

Answer:

Changing of class monitor every month cannot be called a power sharing arrangement. Because, in power sharing arrangements, different institutions and different groups exercise their power and check the actions of each other through their power. This power sharing arrangement is also called a system of checks and balances.

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