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Purpose: The primary goal of this last weekly summative assignment is to explore one of the most important concepts in political science: political culture. In this final week, you will describe political culture and identify the ways in which political culture manifests in society.

Prepare: Review Chapters 14 and 15 in the course text and the following website: Daniel Elazar’s Political Culture typology.

Reflect: Political culture has an enormous impact at every level of politics; local, state, national, and international. How this culture manifests itself provides insights into the social, economic, and political structures, institutions, and actors of every political entity. The ability to identify, discuss, analyze, and evaluate how political culture impacts politics is an important skill that all political scientists must have in order to become a professional in their academic field of study.

Write: In your essay of at least 600 words, first describe the political cultures in two U.S states using Daniel Elazar’s Political Culture typology as a guide. Next, compare the differences and similarities between the political cultures of the states you selected. Last, using real-world examples to support your arguments, explain how and why the political cultures of each state influence state policies.

The Week Five Assignment:

  • Must be at least 600 words (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the APA Essay Checklist for Students.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
      • Title of paper
      • Student’s name
      • Course name and number
      • Instructor’s name
      • Date submitted
  • Must use at least three appropriate sources:
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the In-Text Citation Guide.
  • Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must include a conclusion that summarizes the main points and restates the thesis.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the APA References List.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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POL111.W5A1.09.2015 Description: Total Possible Score: 10.00 Organization: Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Conclusion Total: 1.00 Distinguished - The paper is logically organized with a well-written introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. Proficient - The paper is logically organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. One of these requires improvement. Basic - The paper is organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. One or more of the introduction, thesis statement, and/or conclusion require improvement. Below Expectations - The paper is loosely organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. The introduction, thesis statement, and/or conclusion require much improvement. Non-Performance - The organization, introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions. Describes the Political Culture in Two U.S. States Using Daniel Elazar’s Political Culture Typology as a Guide Total: 1.00 Distinguished - Clearly and comprehensively describes the political culture in two U.S. states using Daniel Elazar’s Political Culture typology as a guide. The descriptions are fully supported with scholarly sources. Proficient - Describes the political culture in two U.S. states using Daniel Elazar’s Political Culture typology as a guide. The descriptions are supported with scholarly sources, but are slightly underdeveloped or unclear. Basic - Partially describes the political culture in two U.S. states using Daniel Elazar’s Political Culture typology as a guide. The descriptions are somewhat supported with scholarly sources and are underdeveloped and/or unclear. Below Expectations - Attempts to describe the political culture in two U.S. states using Daniel Elazar’s Political Culture typology as a guide; however, the descriptions are not supported with scholarly sources and are significantly underdeveloped and unclear. Non-Performance - The descriptions of the political culture in two U.S. states using Daniel Elazar’s Political Culture typology as a guide are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions. Compares the Differences and Similarities Between the Political Cultures of Two U.S. States Total: 2.00 Distinguished - Clearly and comprehensively compares the differences and similarities between the political cultures of two U.S. states. The comparisons are fully supported with scholarly sources. Proficient - Compares the differences and similarities between the political cultures of two U.S. states. The comparisons are supported with scholarly sources, but are slightly underdeveloped or unclear. Basic - Partially compares the differences and similarities between the political cultures of two U.S. states. The comparisons are somewhat supported with scholarly sources, and are underdeveloped and/or unclear. Below Expectations - Attempts to compare the differences and similarities between the political cultures of two U.S. states; however, the comparisons are not supported with scholarly sources and are significantly underdeveloped and unclear. Non-Performance - The comparisons of the differences and similarities between the political cultures of two U.S. states are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions. Explains How and Why the Political Cultures of Each State Influence State Policies, Using Real-World Examples for Support Total: 2.00 Distinguished - Clearly and comprehensively explains how and why the political cultures of each state influence state policies, using real-world examples for support. The explanations are fully supported with scholarly sources. Proficient - Explains how and why the political cultures of each state influence state policies, using real-world examples for support. The explanations are supported with scholarly sources but are slightly underdeveloped or unclear. Basic - Partially explains how and why the political cultures of each state influence state policies, using real-world examples for support. The explanations are somewhat supported with scholarly sources and are underdeveloped and/or unclear. Below Expectations - Attempts to explain how and why the political cultures of each state influence state policies, using realworld examples for support; however, the explanations are not supported with scholarly sources and are significantly underdeveloped and unclear. Non-Performance - The explanations of how and why the political cultures of each state influence state policies, using real-world examples for support are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions. Written Communication: Content Development Total: 0.50 Distinguished - Uses appropriate, pertinent, and persuasive content to discover and develop sophisticated ideas within the context of the discipline, shaping the work as a whole. Proficient - Uses appropriate and pertinent content to discover ideas within the context of the discipline, shaping the work as a whole. Basic - Uses appropriate and pertinent content but does not apply it toward discovering or developing ideas. Overall, content assists in shaping the written work. Below Expectations - Uses content, though it may be unrelated or inappropriate to the topic. Content does not contribute toward the development of the written work and may distract the reader from its purpose. Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions. Critical Thinking: Evidence Total: 1.00 Distinguished - Employs persuasive and applicable information from credible sources to develop an ample analysis or synthesis of the topic. Viewpoints of experts are scrutinized thoroughly. Proficient - Employs applicable information from credible sources to develop an analysis of the topic. Basic - Identifies applicable information from credible sources, but may neglect the application of such information toward the analysis of the topic. Below Expectations - Presents information from external sources, but such information may lack credibility and/or relevance. Neglects to apply such information toward the analysis of the topic. Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions. Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics Total: 0.50 Distinguished - Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors and is very easy to understand. Proficient - Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors and is mostly easy to understand. Basic - Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors which may slightly distract the reader. Below Expectations - Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors which distract the reader. Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions. Written Communication: APA Formatting Total: 0.50 Distinguished - Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page. Proficient - Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors. Basic - Exhibits limited knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements. Below Expectations - Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA. Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions. Written Communication: Page Requirement Distinguished - The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages. Proficient - The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages. Total: 0.50 Basic - The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages. Below Expectations - The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages. Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions. Written Communication: Resource Requirement Total: 1.00 Distinguished - Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment. Proficient - Uses the required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment. Basic - Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly. Below Expectations - Uses an inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly. Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions. Powered by ...
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Running head: POLITICAL CULTURES IN MINNESOTA AND NEW JERSEY

Political Cultures in Minnesota and New Jersey
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POLITICAL CULTURES IN MINNESOTA AND NEW JERSEY

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Introduction
The public policies, diverse electoral mechanisms, and different political cultures have
thrived in the United States due to the federal system of governance that gives both state and
local authorities an opportunity to exercise their different ideological approaches to leadership
and governance. Daniel Elazar’s model which classifies the United States political culture into
moralistic, individualistic and traditionalistic subcultures has dominated the study of American
political culture (“Elezar's Three Political Cultures”. n.d.). This paper compares and contrasts the
political cultures in Minnesota and New Jersey, and how these cultures influence state policies.
Minnesota and New Jersey Political Culture
Minnesota is characterized by the moralistic political culture that is reflected in its
cleanliness in public and private arena (“Minnesota -- The Epitome”, n.d). There is participation
of academicians and professional elites in political field who drives the moralistic agenda.
Minnesota implicitly accepts political legitimacy which has become a central feature in the
political culture. One factor that has contributed to this attitude is t...

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