One role of government is to ensure that policies benefit the people within their jurisdiction. For local governments, it would be the townspeople or city dwellers. For the state governments, it would be the people living within the state. For the federa

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One role of government is to ensure that policies benefit the people within their jurisdiction.

  • For local governments, it would be the townspeople or city dwellers.
  • For the state governments, it would be the people living within the state.
  • For the federal government, it would be everyone within the borders of the country.

Using an ideology discussed in the textbook, construct an argument explaining how this ideology upholds the public good by examining power, order, and justice.

Select an ideology discussed in the textbook. In an essay, examine how power, order, and justice as it relates to the ideology you choose promotes the public good.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (minimum of 1 scholarly source and textbook/lesson)

Grading
This activity will be graded based on Week 1 Essay Grading Rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 1

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

Rubric

Week 1 Assignment: Essay – Benefiting the Public Good

Week 1 Assignment: Essay – Benefiting the Public Good

CriteriaRatingsPts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdeology explanation

20.0 pts

Uses the ideology by name and discussed its founder while explaining the central features of the ideology.

16.0 pts

Name of ideology is used, but missing at least two central features without crediting the founder.

12.0 pts

Ideology is not explained or all central features are missing.

0.0 pts

Idealogy is not explained and all central features are missing

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePower, order and justice

20.0 pts

Addresses each concept—power, order, and justice—in relation to the ideology. Explains how the ideology keeps power, order, and justice intact.

16.0 pts

Addresses at least two out of the three concepts. Doesn’t relate these concepts back to the ideology.

12.0 pts

Addresses only one of the concepts. Does not relate these concepts to their ideology.

0.0 pts

Addresses none of the concepts

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePublic good

20.0 pts

Explains how the public good is upheld through the ideology chosen. The argument is concise.

16.0 pts

Explains how the public good is upheld through the ideology chosen. The argument is not concise.

12.0 pts

It is unclear how the public good is upheld or the public good doesn’t relate to the ideology.

0.0 pts

Does not address public good.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeScholarly resources

10.0 pts

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

8.0 pts

Uses only the book or a scholarly source.

6.0 pts

Uses only a scholarly source and the source is not scholarly.

0.0 pts

Does not use the book or scholarly source.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA

5.0 pts

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

4.0 pts

Sources are either properly cited or referenced, missing one of those elements.

3.0 pts

The citation and/or reference are incorrect.

0.0 pts

No APA format was used.

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting

5.0 pts

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

4.0 pts

Presents information using understandable language but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

3.0 pts

Presents information using understandable language but is very disorganized (many errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

0.0 pts

Presents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).

5.0 pts

Total Points: 80.0

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Running head: POLICY IDEOLOGY

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POLICY IDEOLOGY

Introduction
It is the nature of society to continually have problems that need to be solved. Mostly, it
is the governments that steer the public towards solutions through creation of policies. Policies,
particularly public policies, are what governments choose to do or not do about a problem that
requires possible action or that which is presented before them for consideration. In other words,
governments create public policies as mechanisms for responding to or solving an issue that
requires attention.
It is difficult for governments to operate efficiently for the common good without the
incorporation of public policies. This is because most contemporary forms of government work
to serve the public interest. Therefore, any policies constructed by these governments have a
common characte...

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