Required Resources Read/review the following resources for this activity: Textbook: Chapter 6, 10 Magstadt, T. M. (2017). Understanding politics: Ideas, institutions, and issues. Australia: Cengage Learning. Lesson Instructions Aristotle defined tyranny as an illegitimate form of government by one individual that tightly controlled every part of life and government. Adolf Hitler is the most notorious tyrant. Using a totalitarian society from the past or present, discuss how the state and its leader attempt to impede citizens from exercising their rights. In your discussion, explain some components of an “ideal citizen,” consequences of voter apathy, and ways the state controls the […]
Europe became unified through both economic and cultural means in the final decade of the 20thCentury. One of the most important efforts for unification was the European Union (EU), “replacing the European Economic Community as the primary political and economic institution for cooperating European countries” (Shubert & Goldstein, 2012). The efforts to unify Europe were further advanced in the last decade of the century by the extensive use of communications and information technologies in a technological revolution that saw a transformation that also brought people around the world into closer and quicker contact than ever before” (Shubert & Goldstein, 2012). […]
This week’s environmental controversy focuses on the question: should Immigration into the US be reduced? Review the background information. Then, using the References along with resources from your own research, write a 1-2 page response to the questions that follow. Remember to cite your sources using proper APA format. Background Information Legal and illegal immigration into the United States is discussed in your textbook. Advocates of liberal immigration argue that both legal and illegal immigrants are needed to perform difficult and low paying jobs that most citizens won’t take. Advocates also sympathize with immigrants because many of them are fleeing […]
It is time to identify an environmental controversy that is of interest to you. You might find it useful to read your local newspaper, browse through your textbook, or search online for an environmental controversy that you wish to research throughout the rest of the course. Once you have determined an issue, write a brief, 1 paragraph description of the issue and why you feel strongly about it. Once your instructor has approved this topic you may begin your research.
Structure a policy argument or claim that is definitive, designative, evaluative, and advocative, using one of these terms: (a) crime, (b) pollution, (c) terrorism, (d) quality of life, (e) global warming, (f) fiscal crisis, (g) human rights, and (h) unemployment. Convert the argument in the first discussion into a policy debate by providing an objection and a rebuttal. Explain if and why the qualifier changed after introducing an objection and rebuttal. If the qualifier did not change, explain why it did not change. Discuss at least two benefits to structuring arguments before and while developing written documents.
Globalization has helped Europe in many ways. It has done things such as open up borders which allows citizens to go as they please to other countries without a passport. This also will let them trade in a market economy which will help Europe by doing things such as taxing what is bought. Being such a large area has allowed for exponential growth in terms of international trade for Europe. Globalization has allowed Europe to be one of the largest GDP economies in the world. With globalization comes politics. Globalization has effected the politics and political parties in many ways […]
Assignment Instructions Imagine you are a state or city government policy adviser. The governor or city mayor has asked your boss to brief them on a critical problem facing your community (and therefore one of your agency’s top policy priorities). You need to develop a comprehensive policy memo that will give your boss: (1) the critical background information he/she needs on the issue at hand; (2) analysis of the influence of the state/city legislature, the judicial system, and other state/city government agencies on the formulation and implementation of a specific policy; (3) an evaluation of the influence that interest groups, […]
Write an essay in which you 1) explain the debate between Eggers/O’Leary and Donahue, detailing their arguments carefully, 2) tell how their claims hold up in light of the 2 policies above, and 3) given all of this, tell which of the authors (Eggers/O’Leary OR Donahue) you find most persuasive and why.
1- Detail the major points for and against the view that there can be a science of politics, providing examples for each view. Explain which view is most persuasive, and why. 2- The “acid test” in the Compare in 1 (p. 8-9) seems to illuminate several different types of political values. Characterize the key types of values in the analysis. Explain your own decision process in weighing the different values and selecting either Gamma or Delta. Explain what additional indicators you would include if you developed your own acid test between countries. 3- Select a particular political phenomenon and describe […]
Approaches to Forecasting Policy Outcomes” Please respond to the following: Provide a real or hypothetical public policy issue and select an appropriate criterion for policy prescription to use in deciding a policy’s (a) effectiveness, (b) efficiency, (c) adequacy, (d) equity, (e) responsiveness, and (f) appropriateness. Provide at least two reasons why you selected the criterion. APA Format with included citations