Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Politics and Government - Homework - Due - Wed, Dec 16

1 - What is democratic effectiveness?

2 - Use Appendix B - Table 5 to answer the following questions:

a) Are the indicators Dahl provides appropriate? Why/why not? Explain.

b) What impact do you think population, diversity, relative affluence have on the the indicators provided provided, such as rich-poor ratio and social expenditures? Consider all of the indicators in your answer.

c) What does this table suggest about our constitutional system and democratic effectiveness?

d) Summarize and synthesize your answers. What is Dahl's overall argument about the impact of constitutional systems on democratic effectiveness? 

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