(Answered) POLI330N Week 1 Discussion: Determining Democracy

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 1 ,2, 3
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (can include your textbook)

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.

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Minimum of 1 scholarly source which can include your textbook or assigned readings or may be from your additional scholarly research.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


Professor & Class,

Option 1 

“Democracy’s central idea is that ordinary people want to rule themselves and are capable of doing so” (Greenberg & Page, 2018). Egalitarian is defined as all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities. “Inherent in the idea of self-rule by ordinary people is an understanding that government must serve all its people and that ultimately none but the people themselves can be relied on to know, and hence to act in accordance with, their own values and interests” (Greenberg & Page, 2018). In a democratic society the ability to reach a high level of income may not be achievable for everyone but the opportunity to do so is available to all. From my perspective, there is an imbalance between opportunity being available…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5.