Democracy and the Public Agenda

Democracy and the Public Agenda

A brief description of the public agenda item you selected. Then, explain how two or more concepts or principles of democracy impact that public agenda item. Finally, share your thoughts about ways in which democratic concepts and principles shape the public agenda. Be specific.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources while adhering to APA format.

READINGS

  • Post, R. (2006). Democracy and equality.The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science,603(1), 24–36.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Brink, D. (2007). Mill’s moral and political philosophy. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.),The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy(Fall 2008 ed.). Retrieved fromhttp://plato.stanford.edu/entries/mill-moral-political/
  • Machan, T. (2005). The right to private property. InInternet encyclopedia of philosophy. Retrieved fromhttp://www.iep.utm.edu/property/
  • The United Nations. (1948).The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Retrieved fromhttp://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/
  • Waldron, J. (2004). Property. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.),The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy(Spring 2012 ed.). Retrieved fromhttp://plato.stanford.edu/entries/property/

MEDIA

  • Laureate Education (Producer). (2014d).Democratic principles[Audio file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

    In this media piece, subject-matter experts offer contrasting perspectives on a contentious public agenda issue and examine how various concepts or principles of democracy impact that public agenda item.

Optional Resources

  • Wright, Q. (1954). Human rights and charter revision.The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science,296(1), 46–55.

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