Year: 2022 | Month: December | Volume 13 | Issue 3

Democracy and Peace: Mutually Reinforcing Concepts

Pinki Maurya


Democracy and peace are mutually dependent indivisible concepts. In order to advance peace in society, its underlying democratic institutions need to be strengthened. This entails to build just societies in which resources are equally shared which will reduce conflicts in society. Democratic states are peaceful internally as well as in their relations with other states. Culture of democracy through which human rights are protected is required to maintain internal and international peace. Democratic institutional growth has been broadly considered a key factor in successful Peace-building process. Peaceful international environments according to some scholars permit democracy to emerge and conflict ridden environment obstruct democracy to function. So democracy and peace are interdependently linked.

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