Pick a topic of special interest to you. Examples: a country, a theorist or ideology, an interest group or issue, a political upheaval or a historical period, a particular electoral contest, past or current. Remember: power and politics are relational…more than one side in the discourse.

1. Discuss the various perspectives on the topic around political power: “who gets what, when and how.” Discuss power: behavior to further your own interest and power or to reduce someone else’s.

2. Offer an interpretation or position paper on the full implications of each perspective including who wins or benefits, who loses, the risks, fairness or unfairness and costs, or, who pays.

3. Provide a description of the “stakeholders” from all points of view.

4. Provide an assessment of the sources of power behind each perspective; the motivation of each stakeholder.

5. Provide a historical perspective.

6. Describe the power “tools” of each perspective:
• equal or unequal (skewed)
• access to money
• access to media
• access to executive/legislature/judicial support
• public support
• support of special interest groups
• support of “science” or “experts”

7.       Provide your judgment of the merits for each perspective based on the democratic principles of “majority rule” and “protection of minority and individual rights and liberties.”

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