Nermeen M Murad replied 1st Oct '14:
The importance of democracy is based in the fact that it provides for an accountability process. Citizens would actually achieve a democratic process if they supported and required an accountability process as the backbone of democracy. So the question is not providing a choice between two disparate concepts, as far as I am concerned, especially in developing countries like Jordan where democratic fanfare (i.e. parliamentary elections, political parties etc) remain ineffective and largely void because it didn't provide for a clear accountability system that holds officials and public service providers accountable for fullfilling their duties. The question is establishing the critical relationship between the two intertwined tracks for good governance with democratic systems.