What is the difference between partisanship and ideology – When it comes to understanding an individual’s political behavior, which of these should we analyze and why?
Paper 1 Prompts
Please pick one of the following prompts to answer for the first paper assignment. Papers should be 5 pages in length. Final drafts should be double-spaced and in 12-point font,. Include your name and the number of the prompt you are answering on your paper. Please cite relevant sources (from the class or elsewhere) using a consistent citation style. Plagiarism and/or academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Proofreading your own work is important— spelling and grammar are a part of your grade. Your grade will be based on the quality of the argument and writing you turn in. Feel free to use as much nuance as necessary in each response, but be sure to clearly answer each question with an original argument and back it up with evidence.
Prompt 1: What is the difference between partisanship and ideology – When it comes to understanding an individual’s political behavior, which of these should we analyze and why?
Prompt 2: In today’s political climate, is it important to study the role of social identity? Why or why not?
Prompt 3: How has the 2020 election season fractured or united each of the two major parties? In your response please consider the impact of the Democratic presidential primaries, the Democratic National Convention, and the Republican National Convention