Research Paper On Athenian Democracy
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Forms of Athenian Government
A 5 page paper which examines the four forms of Athenian
government (monarchy, aristocracy, democracy and oligarchy) and then compares
Athenian democracy with American democracy. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Pericles' Funeral Oration as Reported by Thucydides
A 3 page essay that proposes a hypothetical speech as it might have been given by a member of the Athenian leadership council in reaction to Pericles' funeral oration. The writer argues that due to the fact that Pericles largely devotes his speech to praising the virtues of the Athenian city, painting their culture as the epitome of freedom and individuality, it would have been political suicide for any Athenian leader to dispute this magnificent example of patriotic rhetoric. No additional sources cited.
Public Policy and Direct Democracy
This 5 page report discusses the following statement: “Direct democracy is a poor mechanism for making sound public policy and should be reformed or eliminated.” The author argues that although direct democracy is considered a poor mechanism for creating meaningful and effective public policy, it does have its merits. In the context of policy-making, the process becomes more difficult when it is based on the processes of direct democracy. Nonetheless, there are still positive aspects of direct democracy and should not simply be dismissed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.