Political Science Paper Due Tomorrow

Question Description

6-7 pages

Choose one only:

  1. Explain the logic of bridging institutions and their significance (sources: lectures, Mann or Kurlantzick)
  2. Explain the paradox of electoral economics (sources: lectures)
  3. Explain the opposition to democracy (sources: lectures, Mann or Kurlantzick)
  4. Explain the problematic consequences of radical redistribution for democratic stability (source: lectures, Bates or Mann)
  5. Explain the support for modern democracy (sources: lectures, Kurlantzick, Mann)

Final Answer


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Opposition to democracy

Democracy can be defined as a structure of political organization of a society based on
the belief that people are the source of power, the recognition of their rights to fully participate in
resolving state affairs, and provision of a broad array of liberties and rights for citizens. From a
scientific viewpoint, democracy is inextricably associated with societal material living conditions
and the class structure of the society and varies as the society progresses as socioeconomic
arrangements come after each other. In class society, development of political democracy is
inextricably related to the state as the primary body of political power. However, in such as
society, democracy is viewed is the expression of the oppression of the prevailing class as the
primary essence of a state at the same time, a recognition of the doctrine of subordination and
domination of the minority group by the majority. Democracy in a society takes several forms
which include direct democracy - where the decision of a society are made by the voters,
institutional democracy –where the decisions and affairs of the state are run by the elected bodies
of a state and Bourgeois democracy which is a form of oppression by capitalists over the toiling
strata and classes of the society (Rancière 300). However, despite is adoption by many states;
democracy has received continued opposition over the centuries with claims that it’s morally

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corrupt form of governance, economically inefficient and/or politically idealistic among other

Democracy is basically about the rule of the majority and the masses which is
inconsiderate of the shared intelligence of the masses. In this essence, if the collective majority
of a society is illiterate or uninformed, results are bad decisions and choices that do not represent
the best interests of a society. However, uneducated and uninformed masses may not exercise the
free democratic well. A population in which the majority has low intellect is incapable of making
politically and economically beneficial decisions. The lack of information and rationality is then
exploited by the political elites whose competition is based more on public relations and tactics
rather that well thought political ideology. The lack of information and the...

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