Democracies allow people to participate equally, whether directly or indirectly, though there is a significant level of variation in how they are implemented.
I expect that a democratic form of government would be negatively impacted by a lack of participation. Would this be the result of an abandonment of the social contract at the foundation of democratic governance? Is that indicative of a lack of interest or insufficient understanding?
I am concerned by the apparent disinterest I've observed, and have become curious if this occurred in other Democracies.