Democratic Theory Essay

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Prompt 1: When compared with deliberative and agonistic/pluralist democrats, aversive democrats tend to emphasize the significance of individual action/behavior over formal institutions. Are they right to do so? Is democracy primarily a matter of institutional design or public ethos?


Please write a four-page (maximum) paper that offers a carefully considered, persuasive argument in response to one of the prompts below. Any argument made should be as sympathetic as possible to the thinkers in question (i.e., not present them as "straw men"), laying out clear explications of their positions and regularly making reference to their texts. Students should feel free to engage solely with the texts addressed in the course and should not overly rely on 'outside' readings. The paper should be double-spaced, paginated, have a one inch margin, and use a size 12, standard font; please include a title page and attach the paper rubric. Please also use Chicago-style endnotes as citations.


POLS 110DT: Democratic Theory and Its Critics Paper Grading Rubric Student Name: ______________________________________ Section (attended): ___________ Failure to Attach this Rubric Will Result in a 1 point Deduction Excellent Good Fair Poor Argumentation (14) The arguments were persuasive, clear, and demonstrated a nuanced perspective on the reading, as well as addressing possible objections (13-12) The arguments made were relevant, persuasive and clear (11-8) The arguments made were either irrelevant, unpersuasive, or unclear (7-0) The arguments made were irrelevant, unpersuasive, and unclear Textual Evidence (12) The paper made excellent use of quotations and cited when necessary ( 11 - 1 0 ) T h e p a p e r neither over-quoted nor regularly lacked citations (9-7) The paper either overquoted or regularly lacked citations (6-0) There were no citations Thesis (10) Offers a strong, polemical thesis that attempts to answer a question (9-8) Offers a clear thesis that attempts to answer a question (7-6) Offers a weak or nonpolemical thesis that doesn't attempt to answer a question (5-0) Does not offer a thesis Structure (6) The structure of arguments was logical, clear, explicit, and stylistic (5) The structure of arguments was logical, clear, and explicit (4) The structure of arguments was either illogical, unclear, nor inexplicit (3-0) There was n o argumentative structure Readability (4) The paper was highly readable, with varied sentence structure and logical paragraph breaks (3-2) The paper was readable with only a few instances of awkward phrasing (1-0) The paper was difficult to read with many instances of awkward phrasing S p e l l i n g / Grammar (2) The paper has little to no spelling and grammatical errors (1) The paper has a few spelling and grammatical errors (0) The paper was rife with spelling and grammatical errors. Formatting (2) The paper was properly formatted, with 1" margins, page numbers, and proper citations (1) The paper had a few formatting issues which did not detract from readability (0) The paper had no format. Final Score Comments: Total

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DrReginaldWoof
School: New York University

Hi, please see the attached paper. Have...

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Anonymous
Good stuff. Would use again.

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