POL 411 POL411 Week 3 DQ 1 Democracy, Political Parties, and Interest Groups
POL 411 Week 3 DQ 1 Democracy, Political Parties, and Interest Groups
Democracy, Political Parties, and Interest Groups. Our nation’s Founders were very concerned that the development of political parties and interest groups would be detrimental to our democracy. In addition, the arguments that political parties and interest groups have significant positive and negative impacts on our democratic processes have continued and expanded. Answer the following questions:
- Overall, are political parties and interest groups good for democracy?
- Do political parties and interest groups help voters make informed choices or do they manipulate voter free choices?
- Is the information political parties and interest groups provide on candidates useful or misleading?
Your initial post should be at least 250-300 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.
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