🎺CommanderB..., A democracy without a constitution is a bad idea. For example, say you own land. A collection of people around you think they should distribute your land among themselves. Everybody holds a vote, and there votes are more numerous than yours. Therefore, your land will be distributed. A constitution of some sort will have guaranteed your right to the land.
It's difficult to say what western societies are, our economical system has several influence on political, also, vote for a representative every few years is a very different democracy from the original idea