Explain its three main principles as stated in the Lectures. Discuss the scenario first in terms of what position a Libertarian would take on it and why.

Libertarian theory

After watching the Lectures on Libertarian theory, explain its three main principles as stated in the Lectures. Then, read the scenario in the link below. Discuss the scenario first in terms of what position a Libertarian would take on it and why. Then, take a position on the scenario yourself and argue for your position. After you have posted, remember to do your Response to another student’s Post to avoid losing points.

Note: The term “dwarf” is now considered by many to be disrespectful, demeaning and/or outdated. Therefore, the preferred term is “little people.” However, the article is presented here with its original language but with an altered file name.

Tip: Be sure to clearly state the three main principles of Libertarian theory as stated in the Harvard University Lectures.

General Tip: Do not risk losing your work! Write your Post in a doc, save it, and then copy/paste it into Canvas. That way, if a technical glitch happens, you can easily re-post your assignment.

Write a liberalism, constructivist and structural realist analysis on the recent regime changes in Egypt and its reflection on international politics.

Regime changes in Egypt

Write a liberalism, constructivist and structural realist analysis on the recent regime changes in Egypt and its reflection on international politics.

To what extent can growing inequality between and within nations be blamed on the advance of globalization?

Advance of globalization

To what extent can growing inequality between and within nations be blamed on the advance of globalization?

How are the main components of government set up by your state’s constitution? Which branch of your state government seems the most powerful, on paper? What evidence do you have for your choice?

State’s constitution

Locate your state’s constitution and examine the major elements and articles within it.

Review its contents and functions. Search for information about the branches of government and the funding sources for your state government.

 

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that addresses the following:

How are the main components of government set up by your state’s constitution?
Which branch of your state government seems the most powerful, on paper? What evidence do you have for your choice?
Does the state constitution contain a Bill of Rights? If so, what appears to be the most important feature?

Explain the purpose of the Voting Rights Act. How has it been weakened in recent years? Is some form of the Voting Rights Act still needed? Why or why not? Are Voter ID laws a necessary measure to protect against fraud or do they hinder people’s voting rights? Explain.

Discussion 6 PS

Explain the purpose of the Voting Rights Act. How has it been weakened in recent years? Is some form of the Voting Rights Act still needed? Why or why not? Are Voter ID laws a necessary measure to protect against fraud or do they hinder people’s voting rights? Explain.

 

Provide proper source information for the news item you decide to discuss. Post a summary and reaction to information you find once you locate a relevant article.

Current Events 2 PS

Referencing current events and using civil liberties or civil rights in America as the focus, look through major newspapers, such as the New York Times, Washington Post, or the Christian Science Monitor for the most in-depth coverage. Websites, such as Politico and ProPublica, are good sources too. Make sure to provide proper source information for the news item you decide to discuss. Post a summary and reaction to information you find once you locate a relevant article.

Explain the arguments for and against Affirmative Action. Are programs like Affirmative Action still needed? Is the Texas plan to admit the top students from each high school a better alternative? Why or why not?

Discussion 7 PS

Check out the resources on Affirmative Action. Explain the arguments for and against Affirmative Action. Are programs like Affirmative Action still needed? Is the Texas plan to admit the top students from each high school a better alternative? Why or why not?

Were they what you expected? Were the results of the quizzes similar? Do you agree with them? Why or why not? Do you think such quizzes are useful tools? Which one(s) do you think had the best design? Why?

Paper 1

The topic of our first paper project is political socialization. The purpose of this assignment is to help you further define your own political personality, and then to think about how you became the “political person” that you are in a typed paper of about 3 pages. Provide a citation for any sources on which you rely in APA format.

Directions
In the first part of the paper try to identify and discuss your core political beliefs. You may already have a good idea of where you stand politically. There are also internet sites designed to help you place yourself ideologically. Some use a simple scale of liberal to conservative. Others are more complex.

The first site is IDEALOG. This site is part of the web page for a textbook on American Government written by Janda, Berry and Goldman. On this site, you can take a self-test by answering a series of questions designed to help you identify your ideological perspective. You will have to read the introduction and tutorial before you complete the self-test. After completing the questions, the program will also tell you the ideological placement of the average person who has taken the survey on-line, as well as the American public.
Next, try this Political Party Quiz from Pew Research Center designed to show you how your views fit with the political parties and the American public.
Try these quizzes after you have thought about your political views. Report the results.

Were they what you expected?
Were the results of the quizzes similar?
Do you agree with them? Why or why not?
Do you think such quizzes are useful tools?
Which one(s) do you think had the best design? Why?
Why do you think you are the political person you are?
In the second part of the paper, you will apply the general concepts of political socialization to your own life. Assess your own experiences with politics and compare them with the theoretical material in the readings.

Where do you think your core beliefs about politics come from?
Do the theories of political socialization discussed in the class notes or in the text seem to apply to you?
Consider for example:
What is your earliest political memory?
Do you share your parents’ political opinions in whole or in part?
What other influences were important in your own political socialization (school, friends, significant events, etc.)?
How did any of these influences shape your development?
If you’re already thinking that there are few or no issues that you care about, think about that as well. How would you explain why this is the case?

Why is the ACLU so concerned about this issue? Summarize two current issues or press releases. What is your reaction? What are the most important things that citizens should know regarding that right? Did anything you learned about this topic surprise you?

Internet Activity 2

In this assignment, you will investigate information concerning civil liberties and rights by looking at current issues involving the rights of individuals as presented by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Institute for Justice. Do NOT cut and paste your answers from these websites. Summarize and respond in your own words.

Directions
Begin by going to the ACLU website.

What is the mission of this organization?

Click on ‘Issues’. You will see several campaigns listed. Choose one and read the background material, including some of the additional resources (Current Issues and The Latest news/press releases.) Why is the ACLU so concerned about this issue? Summarize two current issues or press releases. What is your reaction?

Click on ‘Know Your Rights’ and choose an area that interests you. What are the most important things that citizens should know regarding that right? Did anything you learned about this topic surprise you?

Click on ‘Defending Our Rights’. Read and summarize 2 cases that the ACLU is involved. Do you agree with the ACLU’s position on those cases? Why or why not?
Next, go to the Institute for Justice.

What is the mission of this organization? What kinds of issues are they most concerned about?
Under ‘Issues’ in the menu bar, choose ‘First Amendment’ and one other category. Summarize and react to at least one case from each category.

After reviewing this material, how would you assess the efforts of these two organizations?

Do you feel that the Bill of Rights has been violated or upheld? Explain your reasoning in some detail. Make sure to provide proper source information for the stories you decide to discuss!

Internet Activity 1

Navigate to Current Events on the Bill of Rights Institute website.

Summarize a minimum of three articles. Explicitly state the way(s) in which they relate to the Bill of Rights. Do NOT cut and paste from articles. Summarize in your own words.
In each of these stories, do you feel that the Bill of Rights has been violated or upheld? Explain your reasoning in some detail. Make sure to provide proper source information for the stories you decide to discuss!

Answer the questions in Microsoft Word in a paper of about 2 pages. Provide a citation for the articles you read in APA format.