Ideal Citizen In A Totalitarian Government

Week 5 Assignment: Essay – Ideal Citizen in a Totalitarian Government

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 6, 10
  • Lesson

Textbook:

 Magstadt, T. M. (2017). Understanding politics: Ideas, institutions, and issues. Australia: Cengage Learning. 

Instructions:
Aristotle defined tyranny as an illegitimate form of government by one individual that tightly controlled every part of life and government. Adolf Hitler is the most notorious tyrant. Using a totalitarian society from the past or present, discuss how the state and its leader attempt to impede citizens from exercising their rights. In your discussion, explain some components of an “ideal citizen,” consequences of voter apathy, and ways the state controls the citizen.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 2 pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (minimum of 3 scholarly sources)

Grading
This activity will be graded based on the essay rubric. Please for Rubic for full credit. 

Rubric

Week 5 Assignment: Essay – Ideal Citizen in a Totalitarian GovernmentWeek 5 Assignment: Essay – Ideal Citizen in a Totalitarian

 GovernmentCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeActual case study of a country.

20.0 ptsUses a historical or contemporary example of a totalitarian country

16.0 ptsThere is a totalitarian country, but it is not real.

12.0 ptsThere is a country, but it is not totalitarian.

0.0 ptsThere is no country mentioned. 

total20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeControl by a totalitarian leader

20.0 ptsDescribes the three ways, violence, propaganda, and scapegoating, that leaders use to keep control in the country.

16.0 ptsOnly two of the tactics of totalitarian leaders are described.

12.0 ptsOnly one of the tactics of totalitarian leaders are described.

0.0 ptsHow a totalitarian leaders keeps control is not addressed. 

total20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCitizens in the country.

20.0 ptsStates and describes two ways of stopping a totalitarian regime by using political socialization, civil disobedience, resist propaganda. Discusses voter apathy.

16.0 ptsStates and describes one way of stopping a totalitarian regime by using political socialization, civil disobedience, resist propaganda. Discusses voter apathy.

12.0 ptsStates and describes one way of stopping a totalitarian regime by using political socialization, civil disobedience, resist propaganda. Does not discuss voter apathy.

0.0 ptsDoes not address the concepts. 

total20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeScholarly resources

10.0 ptsUses both the book and, at least, two outside scholarly source.

8.0 ptsUses only the book or a scholarly source.

6.0 ptsUses only a scholarly source and the source is not scholarly.

0.0 ptsDoes not use the book or scholarly source. 

total 10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA

5.0 ptsAll sources are properly cited and referenced according to APA standards.

4.0 ptsSources are either properly cited or referenced, missing one of those elements.

3.0 ptsThe citation and/or reference are incorrect.

0.0 ptsNo APA format was used. 

total5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting

5.0 ptsPresents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

4.0 ptsPresents information using understandable language but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

3.0 ptsPresents information using understandable language but is very disorganized (many errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

0.0 ptsPresents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation). 5 points


Total Points for paper: 80.0 

 
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Be sure to include your name, date, class, and assignment number.

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