What Is the Definition of Majoritarian Politics?

Majoritarian politics occurs when the majority of the population is in charge of making key political decisions and does not seek the opinions of the minority. Majoritarian politics is often criticized for not being inclusive of ethnic and religious minorities.

In theory, majoritarian politics works smoothly as all it takes to work is a clear majority. In practice, this is much more difficult to achieve because often there are many views and opinions represented in society. Without an overall majority, majoritarian politics is not very feasible. Laws can be put in place to prevent majoritarian politics so that the rights of minority groups are protected.