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Inquiry Research Project

To what extent can democracy survive when corruption is widespread?
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Jennifer Chen

on 24 April 2015

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INQUIRY RESEARCH PROJECT:
DEMOCRACY SURVIVAL DURING WIDESPREAD CORRUPTION
INTERPRET the terms
Democracy:
equality
majority rule
voting
power for people
Presidents


INTRODUCTION:
Setting the CONTEXT
What is the current system?
In the United States, there is a representative
democracy
, also known as a Republic. Using Checks and Balances, the three branches of Executive, Legislative, and Judicial can spread
power equally.
The government also protects basic human rights such as
freedom
of speech.
In other countries, the United Nations spreads the basic fundamentals of democracy by using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.





Discursive Thesis
Though history has shown democracy can survive when corruption is widespread, there are times when it has not survived.
To what extent can democracy survive when corruption is widespread?
What STYLE of prompt is it?
To what extent
can democracy
survive
when corruption is widespread?
DEMOCRACY SURVIVAL DURING CORRUPTION
By: Jennifer Chen, Edward Liu and Michael Mason
To what extent can
democracy
survive when
corruption
is
widespread
?
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Democracy can not survive during widespread

corruption...
Discursive
Qualifier
(C)laim/ student idea:
(C)LAIM/Student Idea
The U.S. is not the only country at fault for corruption in a democracy, many countries across the world are also guilty of corruption.
INTERNATIONAL
Different viewpoints in a democracy government can lead to more conflicts and
CORRUPTION
throughout the nation.
(e)xplain/concrete (e)vidence
COUNTRIES SUCH AS IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN HAVE A DEMOCRACY THAT FAILS TO SURVIVE DURING WIDESPREAD CORRUPTION...
The Iraqi government was crippled during widespread corruption in 2003. Under American stewardship, Iraq has became one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Soon after the American troops left, the Iraqi government began to limit its freedoms again. Also, Iraq's parliament pays themselves approximately $120,000 a year while the nations average income is around $2,200. This shows how democracy stands no chance in a corrupt country, such as Iraq.
coNCRETE EVIDENCE
George W. Bush has tried to bestow Afghanistan a gift by giving them freedom and a democracy but the government officials and the widespread corruption will eventually cause the democracy to fail.
to what extent can a democracy survive when corruption is widespread?
concrete evidence
To what extent can a democracy survive when corruption is widespread?
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However, corruption does not always fail in a democracy ; there are nations who have been successful with a democratic government.
Claim/ student idea:
The U.S.'s Democracy is split into mainly two different political parties which have different viewpoints. President Obama is a Democrat and The House of Representatives are mostly Republican and this shows that democracy will fail due to the fact that the two political parties cannot agree on a single viewpoint. For example, the House is trying to overturn Obama's Immigration act.
Even though there may be different viewpoints from the two parties in a democracy, both parties still have the best interests for the nation.
E(xplain)/ Concrete (E)vidence
--FOXNEWS
--SFGATES.COM
--SFGATES.COM
explain/ concrete evidence
Billls Passed: The House of Representatives consists mostly of Republicans whereas the Senate consists of mostly of Democrats. Though the two parties have opposing ideas, in the case of the Child Care Development and Block Grant Act of 2014, both parties and Obama were able to pass this act together. By Congress and the President working together, they were able to accomplish a program in which brings better child care training for workers and benefits to a child's education. This shows that the government is able to agree under the terms of a democracy for the bettering of the people of the United States and that by working together, democracy can survive corruption.
Not only is there a successful Democracy in the United States but there is also a quite successful Democracy in India. The stable Democratic country of India has made it possible for developments. Also with the help of OPIC, India has now 148 development projects that are putting water and electricity in every home. This also shows how a democracy can survive corruption because it allows for developments that will give every individual a better standard of living.
To what extent can democracy survive when corruption is widespread?



Recycled Prompts:
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-In your opinion, what are the
advantages and disadvantages
of
democracy
?

-Is it

democratically
acceptable not to vote in elections?

-To what extent
is
'people power'
the key to achieving a
democratic society
?
A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT CAN ACTUALLY BRING INDIVIDUALS TOGETHER DURING CORRUPTION...
CLAIM/ STUDENT IDEA
There has been many situations where individuals in a democracy have come together during a national crisis.
Explain/ Concrete evidence
Conclusion:
Drawing Conclusions/Future Implications
--WHITEHOUSE.GOV
9/11 - The horrific terrorist attack on the twin towers leave a strong image on all Americans. Every individual came together after this attack, and the Congress passed a $40 billion emergency appropriation. Partisanship faded and both parties of the Democracy came together to help the nation through this crisis.
Past
Freedom riders from the Black Civil Rights movement exemplify how Americans can work together under a crisis. In order to spread awareness, African Americans and White civil rights activists traveled on a bus together to protest segregation all around the United States. The government was unable to suppress these events, and therefore had to issue regulations on prohibiting segregation in bus and train stations. This shows that working together, Americans can fight the corruption of a government and democracy can survive because of its supporters.
Democracy can certainly be corrupted, but can survive nonetheless.
Ultimately, the survival of a Democracy relies on the support of the country's citizens
.
If a government passes bills that show that it is more harmful than helpful for the people, the way to stop this corruption is through quiet ways of protest in which the government sees that this bill must be stopped. Meanwhile if the purpose of the Democracy is to show majority rule, then most of the country's people will support it and aid its survival. If the people continue to voice their opinions against the government's sometimes corrupted ideas, then a Democracy will continue to survive.
Concrete evidence
This picture portrays the patriotic actions that immediately occurred after the terrorist attack on 9-11.
This picture shows how citizens of the Democratic government come together when facing issues such as racism.
to what extent can a democracy survive when corruption is widespread?
Despite the patriotic actions and the coming together of every citizen, corruption will still find a way to destroy a democracy.
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Explain/Concrete Evidence
In the United States, long political campaigns take place in order to entice voters to vote for certain government officials. This system has forced all potential leaders to focus on advertising rather than showing how they can actually benefit the country or state through actions. Some of these advertisements show slander towards other opponents.
Sources:
Sources:
Present
Negative Ad Campaigning
2012 Elections: Obama vs. Romney
Campaign Costs:
The costs of campaigns have shown an overall increase over the years and this shows that the focus of advertisements have also increased. Rather than focusing on the people's views, more officials focus on making opponents into evil people. This further establishes that corruption can influence views of the people of a Democratic country.

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Corruption:
downfall in a nations due to political, economical, and socials views
dishonesty
bribery
Widespread:
global influence
known by majority
extensive
expansive
Discursive
Discursive
Persuasive
"House Votes to Overturn Obama Immigration Actions, Bill Heads to Senate." FoxNews.com. FOX News Network, 14 Jan. 2015. Web. 18 Apr. 2015. <http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/01/14/house-votes-to-overturn-obama-immigration-actions-bill-now-goes-to-senate/>.
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