HW for Tuesday: Please read 11-20 and complete the reading quiz.
Our main focus in this course is on the United States system of government, and specifically how a democracy (representative democracy) operates. Today we will take a closer look at what constitutes a democracy and what are the necessary conditions for democracy to be successful. We will conclude with evaluating whether democracy will be successful in countries like Iraq and Egypt as they try to transition from autocratic government systems.
Article: Is Democracy Possible in Egypt?
Article: War Without End: Why Iraq Can Never Be a Stable Democracy