Ch. 8, Developed Democracies (234-265)
- Should there be only one way to do "developed democracy"? Why or why not?
- Is it better to have more freedom and less equality or vice versa? Explain.
- If you were the leader of a nondemocratic country tasked with turning your country a democracy, how would you do it? Why?
- What are the key benefits of living in a developed democracy? Do any of these benefits also exist in communist, postcommunist, and/or developing countries? How might this matter, or why doesn't it?
- Is integration a good thing or a bad thing? Why? Support your answer with (actual or hypothetical) examples.
- Is devolution a good thing or a bad thing? Why? Support your answer with (actual or hypothetical) examples.
- How can (or should) societies address challenges posed by changing values, postindustrialism, and maintenance of the welfare state? Be specific and realistic.
- Briefly present, explain, and discuss the essentials of this chapter for someone who hasn't read it.