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Week 4 Presentation Discussion Question


Your initial presentation discussion thread is due on Thursday by 11:59pm and you have until Sunday by 11:59pm to respond to your peers. Your grade will reflect both the quality and depth of your posts. Refer to the Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.


Your presentation should be at about 8 to 10 slides in length, plus a title page and references pages. Remember that presentations are better with bullet points rather than full sentences and lots of text. Short phrases are good, but be specific.


This is a compare/contrast presentation (and paper).  DO NOT RESEARCH THE US!


Your presentation should make reference to materials in class. Any references and citations must be formatted according to MLA or APA style. You may use additional scholarly sources to support your ideas if you choose.(references are not included in the word count)


Respond in an analytical and substantive manner (include facts) to at least two of your classmates' posts by Sunday night by 11:59pm. Each response should be at least 50 words.


Total points: 50 (check the rubric for specifics) Initial presentation post 30 points, replies 20 points.


Upload your presentation as PowerPoint, Prezi, Google Slides, or pdf. The only requirement is that others including the professor can open the presentation.




Your paper for this week is a compare/contrast of a liberal and illiberal democracy (or authoritarian system). For this presentation, use the information you researched for your paper and present this as a presentation with graphics in slide format. You can use PowerPoint, Prezi, or Google Slides. The requirement is that others can open your presentation.


Your presentation (and your paper) should include the following:


Discuss why these nations are a liberal democracy or authoritarian/illiberal democracy.


The presentation should include:

1.  title page with your name and nations you are researching

2.  voting, elections (who votes/voting limitations/transparency of elections/etc)

3.  authority, representation, candidacy for public office (limits on candidates/number of political parties/balance of power of branches of government – if any)

4.  public participation, free press. (does or can the public protest, is the press free to publish or are journalists jailed?)

5.  graphics (pictures, charts that illustrate your topic)

6.  bibliography