5 question no more then 100 words per question
1 Some Supreme Court observers argue that the Court should play a self-restrained (strict constructionist) role in policy-making, whereas others support judicial activism. What arguments have been raised by those encouraging self-restraint/strict-constructionism? How would those in favor of judicial activism respond?
2 Is unconventional participation a natural right of citizens in a democracy? Does it have equal legitimacy with conventional activity, or should unconventional political behavior be limited so special circumstances? If you agree with the latter point of view, explain what circumstances justify this sort of action. Is violent political action ever justified in a democracy?
3 Do interest groups play a legitimate role within the American political system? If so, what role is that? If not, should we do without them?
4 Are campaigns and elections worth the bother? Is this a rational or efficient method of choosing leaders? Suggest some reforms that would improve our current campaign/electoral process.
5 Some argue that the social welfare programs are critical to alleviating conditions that affect the poor. However, these programs are often criticized as being government giveaways to the lazy. Is either side-or are both sides-correct? Why or why not?
1). What is David Rapoport’s position on the influence of religion on terrorism? What is your view on the religion’s influence on terrorism? Your short essay should be at least 200 words in length.
2). What are the common patterns of converting people in prison to violent radical causes as posited by Mark Hamm? What does Hamm say lies behind most all prison conversions? Your short essay should be at least 200 words in length.
3). Explain why there is confusion when trying to define terrorism. Provide examples to illustrate your answer. Your short essay should be at least 200 words in length.
4). Describe the four levels of the hierarchical structure of terrorist groups as posited by James Fraser and Ian Fulton. Evaluate Fraser and Fulton’s levels. Your essay should be at least 500 words in length.
5). Discuss project “Plan Colombia.” Who was involved, and what was the outcome? Your short essay should be at least 200 words in length.
6). Explain why a common misassumption is that the American Revolution was based on terrorism. What is revolutionary terrorism? Your short essay should be at least 200 words in length.
7). Who was Black September? Discuss the Munich attack. Your short essay should be at least 200 words in length.