political science prompt questions 2 pg

prompt:

Students are expected to follow current events by regularly following news coverage of current events from quality sources. It is crucial in helping you to understand and make sense of the issues covered in this course. Some quality sources that I would suggest to consider are the Economist (www.economist.com),

the New York Times (www.nytimes.com), national public radio (89.3 FM), and KPFK (90.7 FM). As a portion of your grade, students will report on a current news item associated with the United States.

To receive full credit, students must:

[a] explain the item(5 points) and do it,

[b] in their own words (5 more points). Finally, they must,

[c] tell how it relates to a specific chapter in the text book (final 5 points). Items will come from the print or broadcast (electronic) media. 

chapters: 

ch1.  The Study of American Government and Politics 

ch2.  The United States Constitution
ch3.      American Federalism 

ch4, 5, 9:   The Courts, Democratic Struggle, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights 

ch6. :    The United States Congress 

ch7.  The United States Presidency
ch8.  The Political Economy of the United States and its Bureaucracy 

ch10  Political Ideology and Culture 

ch 11, 12, 13:    Politics, Parties and Election

 

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principles of justice globalism

  1. What are the three main ideologies of globalization and why are they important? Please, explain

  2. What are the principles of justice globalism and what are the main points of the political program proposed by it? Please, discuss.

    Directions

    • Answers MUST come from the book Steger, Manfred B. 2013, 3rd ed. Globalization: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford, Oxford University Press. ISBN-9781099662661. Chapter 7. Please make sure that you are answering the questions from this book. Professor will deduct points if you do not use the book. 
      While I encourage you to bring in knowledge from other classes, outside readings and personal experiences, you are required to use the class textbook(s) as primary source(s) of information for your responses/replies.Your responses should be substantive and demonstrate critical thinking about the assigned subject matter.You are not allowed to use quotations. Use paraphrasing instead and make sure to provide in-text citations, which should include the last name of the author(s), year of publication, and page number(s).You are required to provide in-text citations and references in the APA writing format in all discussions.

 

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prepare the president first “State of the Union” address to Congress

As a White House Staff Member working for a newly inaugurated President, you are to prepare the president first “State of the Union” address to Congress which will outline the president’s vision for addressing current issues facing healthcare the United States. Concentrate your essay on the issue of Mental Health. 

     Here are some questions the essay should answer. 

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment? What are two competing solutions to this problem? Explain which one is better and why. How will the different levels of government be involved (federal, state and local)? 

Make most of the essay about the federal government. The address speech should between 500-600 words, concise and formatted in APA style.

 

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creating visuals using the data

The purpose of this assignment is to have you practice creating visuals using the data from the topic you chose in Week 2. Creating charts and trendlines are important skills used in many careers.- I chose  health services and nursing scenario 

Watch How to Create Trendlines and Scatterplots in Excel®.

Watch Week 4 Lynda.com® Video: Data-Analysis Fundamentals with Excel.

https://www.lynda.com/Excel-tutorials/Data-Analysis-Fundamentals-Excel/196583-2.html?srchtrk=index%3a1%0alinktypeid%3a2%0aq%3aData-Analysis+Fundamentals+with+Excel%0apage%3a1%0as%3arelevance%0asa%3atrue%0aproducttypeid%3a2

Create at least two visuals using your data from the data you chose in Week 2. 

  1. Create one scatter plot of the data, and apply a linear model (also known as a regression) in Excel®. Include the equation, R2 value, and prediction value on the visual.Create one scatter plot of the data, and apply an exponential model in Excel®. Include the equation, R2 value,  and prediction value on the visual.Determine whether the linear or the exponential model is a better representation of your data to base your prediction on. Explain why the model you chose is a better representation of your data.

Hints for Making an Effective Chart:

  • Decide why you are making a chart from this data.Title each chart so that it aligns with the data and selected model.Create descriptive labels for both the x- and y axes.Resize the chart as needed so it can be viewed easily.

Your assignment will be graded using the Week 4 Grading Guide.

Select the Assignment Files tab to submit your visuals as either an Excel® file or a Word document.

 

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cultural globalization.

  1. What is cultural globalization and what are some important themes of it? Please, discuss also some positive and negative sides of cultural globalization.

  2. What are the main arguments of Samuel P. Huntington in the Clash of Civilizations? Please, discuss in the context of cultural globalization.

300 words each

Directions:

The questions MUST be answered from the book: Steger, Manfred B. 2013, 3rd ed. Globalization: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford, Oxford University Press. ISBN-9781099662661. and from the huntington article (see attached article) 

  • While I encourage you to bring in knowledge from other classes, outside readings and personal experiences, you are required to use the class textbook(s) as primary source(s) of information for your responses/replies.Your responses should be substantive and demonstrate critical thinking about the assigned subject matter.You are not allowed to use quotations. Use paraphrasing instead and make sure to provide in-text citations, which should include the last name of the author(s), year of publication, and page number(s).You are required to provide in-text citations and references in the APA writing format in all discussions.

 

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Discussion

200 words each

  1. Name two different methods for evaluating evidence. Compare and contrast these two methods.
  2. When conducting research, it is important for the researcher to evaluate evidence and its credibility.  There are many methods and theories that exist in order to do this.

 

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Do you think members of Congress should do what their consituents want, or should they use their own judgment even if it is unpopular?

Do you think members of Congress should do what their consituents want, or should they use their own judgment even if it is unpopular?

Consistent high quality contributions: Students are expected to contribute to online discussion throughout the semester and participate in each discussion. In evaluating student contributions, I am more interested in the quality of posts than in the sheer number of comments made. Generally, “quality” posts are those that offer analytical elaboration on why the questions or topics posed are relevant, important, or interesting, or those that provide constructive answers to questions as posed.

 

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Political Ideologies Reaction Paper

Political Ideologies

Reaction Paper

You will write a short reaction paper, 2 – 3 pages of text, typed and double-spaced. This is a reaction paper based on political ideologies. It is worth 15% of your grade.

The analysis from the 2016 election has indicated that the political ideologies associated with both Political Parties is currently in flux. Each party is reflecting on its core values, beliefs, and constituency and, ultimately, its future.

The thesis question for this short essay is: What is each party doing to increase their party’s base followers?

In order to evaluate this, you must understand what each party represents based on their respective ideologies. Toward this end, you will need to complete the assignment below.

For this assignment, you will need to:

· Define the ideologies (conservative/liberal) based on the information from your textbook. Provide at least 3 characteristics for each type. (10%).

· Log on to:

· www.texasgop.org and review the information provided

· www.txdemocrats.org and review the information

· Answer the following questions and provide your reaction to each of these websites.

· For each of the political party websites, answer the following questions:

· Which website was more informative (provided information you could use)? What type of information did the website provide? Provide some evidence for your assessment. (30%)

· Discuss how the websites followed the liberal and conservative ideologies as described in the textbook. Tie this discussion back into the definition and examples or characteristics that you provided above. (30%).

· Provide a reaction regarding your assessment of what and how the parties are able to appeal to a variety of voters. Which groups do the parties appear to be targeting? (20%).

· Please note that grammar and spelling are worth (10%).

 

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Inclination for political ideologies

Part one: Forum 2 – Political Compass

You will need to access the website for www.politicalcompass.org,  This survey measures your inclination for political ideologies.  The items can be viewed as conservative or liberal.  These questions can be interpreted based on an economic or social scale.

· Provide 1 question that you interpreted as liberal.  How did this question fit into the liberal ideology?  In your analysis, discuss if this question was based on an economic or social scale.

· At least one paper

· Provide 1 question that you interpreted as conservative.  How did this question fit into the conservative ideology?  In your analysis, discuss if this question was based on an economic or social scale.

· At least one paper

Part two provide response for these two students, the response should be conestant with the ideas in the first part:

Student one:

Various statements can be interpreted as being conservative or liberal. The conservatives are mainly focused on strengthening their economic superiority while the liberals are base their ideologies in fighting for social equality and rights for everyone in the country. 

Question1: ‘No one chooses his or her country of birth, so it’s foolish to be proud of it.’ The question carries liberal ideology. The Liberals believe in fairness for all the people despite their background or race. Those who share this belief are mainly the immigrants of America who feel that there should be fair treatment for all the citizens despite their background. The liberals believe in the popular saying that ‘America is no one’s land’ and is, therefore, open for all people all over the world. The question is social in that it encourages the Americans to be friendly to immigrants from other parts of the world because the country of birth is only by chance and not by choice. 

 Liberal ideology is based on fair redistribution of wealth through the progressive taxation system. The less fortunate and those seeking greener pastures are then able to enjoy the services provided by the state such as the provision of social amenities. The liberal-minded Americans have also been on the forefront to fight for the rights of all citizens. Liberal ideology advocates for the right to speech, religion, and speech. The liberals also believe that all the people have a freedom to settle anywhere in America. The question, therefore, sounds very conservative in the bid to make immigrants welcome in the country.

Question 2: In the test, the question ‘our race has many superior qualities compared to other races’ is conservative. The questionnaire seeks to know what the citizens think of their race and superiority of their race as compared to other races. The question is conservative as it seeks to promote a sense of racism. The conservatives are mainly the earliest inhabitants of the state who have a sense of ownership of the country. They are less tolerant to other races and see their races as the superior race. They believe in the conservative ideology where each is responsible for his or her well-being. Those who share in the conservative ideology do not support the government’s initiative in the provision of social amenities such as free medical facility. The conservatives are also known to be proud of their race and share in the belief that some races are generally criminal minded. They, therefore, share in the idea that harsh sentences should be passed in court for offenders. The conservatives have also continuously supported capital punishment as they see it as a way of protecting their property. 

The question is both economic and social because the superiority in the problem is based on economic success. The conservatives are mainly the owners of the international corporations and most prominent businesses in America. The question is also social because success can also be quantified in the form of moral principles and adherence to the law. Conservatives believe that the law is there to protect them from other people especially from other races who are less civilized and get involved in criminal activities. The question is, therefore, a bit conservative as it promotes racial isolation and discrimination.

Student Two:

Question 1: If economic globalization is inevitable, it should primarily serve humanity rather than the interests of trans-national corporations.

The survey question fits into the liberal ideology and the analysis be based on an economic scale.

            Transnational cooperations undergo heavy competition in the international market. Despite efforts from international bodies such as the United Nations and other Non-Profit Organizations, the depletion of the environment is at hand and it extends to the violation of human rights. The discussion terms this factor in a liberal ideology because in reality there are insufficient means of keeping transnational companies accountable in economic scales when conducting businesses. There are also insufficient means of controlling competition in the international market. Factors such as the war in Congo and water pollution as a result of oil spillage during transportation are as a result of the heavy competition in the international market and they do affect the environment. The human rights stipulate the right to live which factors in the quality of air and water as well as describing the working conditions. Several bombings and violation of human rights among women and children come as a result of pressure from transnational companies to get natural resources. Moreover, there are insufficient means of keeping them accountable as they only arbitrate those factors to their own vicinities at the expense of human lives. The focus on profit in international organization impedes human rights whether it is longer working hours, workplace violence does indicate a violation of human rights because they interfere with personal well-being. The society needs to address these issues as the protection of human rights still needs a larger interpretation despite the set notions in company policies. Transnational cooperations also need to be accountable for their actions and institute an international measure of addressing the issues at hand. 

  The question: No one can feel naturally homosexual

The survey question fits into a conservative ideology and the analysis will be based on a social scale.

The discussion based on homosexuality is at a long hand and cannot be solved by an arbitrary statement that insinuates absolute. Various psychological and psychoanalytic processes can influence homosexuality which can also be indicted by social norms. Homosexuality is a larger issue insinuated by a psychoanalytic process that takes place from birth and also influences the balances of hormones in the body making it a natural process. Parental role in childhood and sociological measures can shift a person’s mental process into realizing a homosexual pattern and therefore influencing their role in sexuality as well as their psychological perspective. These factors are indeed natural because they affect a person’s perspective towards themselves and the society. As children grow up they develop sociological patterns in their mind that relate to their state of psychosis and thus influence their biological processes changing their bodies to exert a certain sociological perspective which extends to their sexuality. Parents need to keep note of this factors in determining a person’s reason for developing a homosexual pattern. The factors are also played out when the child begins to feel pressure in the society which releases their sociological patterns as pertaining to homosexuality. Some of them have to exert a narrative psychoanalytically so that they can assert their state of sexuality which is in fact as a result of the sociological patterns they face which translates to the biological processes taking place in the body. The discussion behind homosexuality is a larger issue at hand.

 

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The idea of human ‘imperfection’ is highly significant for Burkean conservatism

The idea of human ‘imperfection’ is highly significant for Burkean (classical) conservatism. Explain this concept, and how it represents a both an essential element of Burke’s thought, as well as a criticism of liberalism.

When grading written assignments, I will primarily be looking for the following elements: 

Relevance and thoroughness: The arguments and statements in your written assignment should be directly related to the assignment topic. Papers containing unrelated or marginally related arguments and statements will receive lower scores. In writing your paper, be sure to keep your writing focused on what is being asked in the assignment, and try to avoid vague or overly general discussions. 

Textual support: Much of the content of this course consists of primary writings of historically significant political philosophers. In preparing your written assignments, you can demonstrate your understanding of these authors and texts through relevant textual references. A very effective paper will selectively use quotes from the original texts to help build and support your own arguments or explanations. Try to avoid excessive use of quotes, however, as these papers should display your writing abilities, rather than your copying abilities. Papers containing minimal or no discussion of the relevant authors and texts will receive lower scores. 

Style: Your written assignments should be generally readable and free from common writing problems, such as run-on sentences or paragraphs and improper citations. Additionally, an excellent paper will be generally well structured with all arguments presented in a logical and flowing order. 

Spelling and grammar: While I do not specifically grade on spelling and grammar, I expect written assignments to be generally free from spelling and grammatical errors. Written assignments with problems of unreadability due to excessive errors of spelling and grammar will receive lower scores.

 

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