(Answered) POLI330N Week 1 Discussion: Determining Democracy


POLI330N Political Science

Initial Post Instructions

For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

  • Option 1:Does democracy require equality of income or wealth? Discuss why democracy might make a country more or less egalitarian?
  • Option 2: Political scientist Larry Sabato has proposed a new constitutional convention (Links to an external site.). Select any one of his proposed ideas and write a short list of pros and cons for this idea and support your reasoning.

Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.


Option One

Inequality of income and wealth has been on the rise. Those at the top of the distribution have seen increased income and wealth, while those at the bottom have reduced. Democracy assumes that society should have equal and free individuals. Democracy means that all people have the same standing (Greenberg & Page, 2019). Individuals thus have the same right before the law, have the same right to expression, and maybe the same influence in the government. This means that both the rich and the poor are the same before the government.…..please click the icon below to purchase full answer at $5