political science 123

Required Resources

  • Textbook: Chapter 15, 16, 17 (Magstadt, T. M. (2017). Understanding politics: Ideas, institutions, and issues. Australia: Cengage Learning)
  • Other scholarly source
  • Length: 3-4 pages (not including title page or references page)

Question
Your country just overthrew its dictator, and you are the newly elected President. Unfortunately, due to the divisions in the country and the years of war, economic, military, and political structures are non-existent. A group of loyalists to the old dictator have been detonating bombs, murdering civilians, assassinating leaders, and terrorizing towns with help from a neighboring country’s dictator.

Create a comprehensive plan for your new government. While creating this government identify the governing style, functions of various branches of government, principles that govern leaders, the maintaining of public good, which economic structure is most beneficial to your citizens, at least two domestic programs, ways to create national unity, ways to combat terrorism and violence, and international organizations to join. (See rubric for specific ways to meet the requirements of the paper.)

Paper headings:

  • Introduction (1 paragraph)
    • Introduce your country
    • Briefly outline all of the parts of the paper
  • Domestic Concerns (1-2 pages)
    • Identify governing style and principles that correlate to this style
    • Identify the branches of government and its functions
    • Development of two public good domestic programs and how they will meet the public good
    • Economic structure and reason why this should be used
    • Socializing citizens is noted with rationale for how it creates national unity
  • Foreign Concerns (1-2 pages)
    • Two international organizations are noted, one for economics and one for security
    • Descriptions of both organizations
    • Rationales for joining these organizations
    • Steps to joining
    • Two ways your country will combat the neighboring country’s terrorist threat and the domestic threat
    • Two ways these will be effective
  • Conclusion (1 paragraph)
    • Summarize information

RUBRIC

Ratings Pts

Governing style and principles of the government.

20 pts

The governing style is understandable and the principles support the choice of the governing style

Branches of government and its functions.

20 pts

Explains each branch of government and the function of the particular branch and how they support the governing style.

Maintaining public good through at least two domestic programs

20 pts

Two domestic programs are created clearly explaining how public good is maintained with these programs.

Economic structure

15 pts

The economic structure is named and supports the governing style with a rationale for using the structure.

Political socializing to create national unity

15 pts

There is at least one method the new government will use to socialize citizens to create national unity and rationales for using these methods.

International organizations

25 pts

At least two different international organizations, one economic and one for security, were identified with brief descriptions of the purposes of these organizations and steps on how to join.

Combatting terrorism and violence

25 pts

Two ways were offered to combat terrorism and violence (one to deal with international threat and one with domestic).Effective rationale for solutions were offered.

Scholarly resources

10 pts

Uses both the book and, at least, one outside scholarly source.

APA

5 pts

All sources are properly cited and referenced according to APA standards.

Writing

5 pts

Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

 

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