Your purchase of this solution contains 10 DIFFERENT discussion response options for this week’s prompt so you’ll have different ideas to use.
For any discussion with Option 1 and Option 2 prompts, the solution contains answers to both prompts.
All the provided responses are tutor-verified for top quality!
Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:
- Option 1: Does democracy require equality of income or wealth? Discuss why democracy might make a country more or less egalitarian? (FYI, egalitarian means: relating to or believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities.) You can use any scholarly/legitimate news source for info. But I thought you might find this link helpful: https://www.cfr.org/blog/new-insights-relationship-between-democracy-and-wealth
- Option 2: Political scientist Larry Sabato has proposed a new constitutional convention – http://amoreperfectconstitution.com/23_proposals.htm. Select any one of his proposed ideas and write a short list of pros and cons for this idea and support your reasoning. Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.
Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
- Textbook: Chapter 1 ,2, 3
- Lesson: Read this Week’s Lesson which is located in the Modules tab
- Initial Post: minimum of 2 scholarly sources (must include your textbook for one of the sources). Follow-Up Post: minimum of 1 scholarly source for your Follow-Up Post.
- Your Initial Post and your Follow-Up Post must be based on the same Option that you chose in order to receive credit for both posts.
Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to the same Option you chose for your Initial Post (i.e., if you chose Option 1 for your Initial Post, your Follow-Up Pst should also be for Option 1). Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Minimum of 1 scholarly source which can include your textbook or assigned readings or may be from your additional scholarly research.
- Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
- Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source) for your Initial Post, and 1 scholarly source for your Follow-Up Post.
- APA format for in-text citations and list of references
This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:
- Link (webpage): Discussion GuidelinesLinks to an external site.
Course Outcomes (CO): 1, 2
Additional Questions for Week 1
- What is a direct democracy? Why did philosophers in the ancient world, and even some of our founding fathers dislike it? After all, isn’t democracy supposed to be a good thing?
- The textbook gives us three benchmarks of representative democracy. What are they? Briefly explain each.
- Which would you rather live in? A Direct Democracy or a Republic?
- The three benchmarks are popular sovereignty, political equality, and political liberty. Are ALL of these three benchmarks of representative democracy needed for a successful democracy? Why? And are any of these under threat or eroding in the U.S.?
- What are some of the perceived threats to representative democracy? Briefly describe each. (Hint, look at pg 10 in your textbook)
- What is the difference between politics and government?
- What is the difference between politics and political science?
Discussion Response 1
Does democracy require equality of income or wealth? Discuss why democracy might make a country more or less egalitarian.
As defined in the lecture, democracy is a system of self-government by the people. In a democracy, the majority rule in the sense that even during an election, the winner is determined by …………………. (Purchase the solution to access this and 9 MORE discussion responses to this week’s prompt – I have verified all the responses for quality guarantee!).