Second Exam- Essay 1

Second Exam- Essay 1 - Second Exam Question 1 In what ways...

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Second Exam Question 1 In what ways are public elections exercises in manipulation rather than an informed public conversation? In what ways might it be said that this phenomenon serves the interest of capitalism rather than democracy? In what ways can an election be called genuinely democratic? Introduction In his book, Hudson says that “Elections are considered the essential institution in the modern conception of democracy.” The decrease of party-centered campaigns and the increase of those that are candidate-centered in addition to the Electoral College system take away from a campaigns ability to be equal in its representation, and in essence, democratic. Clawson’s article on the amount of money needed to campaign for an elected position, shows how our public elections choose to promote capitalism, those who make the most money succeed and those who don’t are left to find another way. The party-centeredness of these campaigns allows candidates to focus on personal issues, rather than the topics currently facing the country, which
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