Prior to beginning this discussion forum, read Chapters 3 and 7 in Power and Society: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, the Democracy in Retreat: Freedom in the World 2019 (Links to an external site.) report, the Freedom in the World 2019 Map (Links to an external site.) web page, and watch the After Democracy video.
Making explicit use of the political science perspective in the materials listed above, respond to the following bullet points:
Review the United States’ entry by clicking on the United States in the Freedom in the World 2019 Map (Links to an external site.). What two areas most need to be improved in U.S. democracy? Why?
Review the entry of a second country in the Freedom in the World 2019 Map (Links to an external site.). Does this country rank higher or lower than the United States in terms of democracy? What two areas most need to be improved in this country’s democracy? Why?
Describe the strengths and shortcomings these two countries share.
Consider several solutions to problems with modern democracy After Democracy Which of the solutions posed in the video do you think might help improve democracy in the United States? How about in the other country you chose? Why?
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