INSTRUCTIONS: Answer two of the following five essay questions. Indicate what question you are answering at the start of each essay. Your answers should be typed, double-spaced, and about 3-4 pages (1000-1250 words) each, or a total of 6-8 pages (2000-2500 words) in length.
The exam is due on GauchoSpace before 600pm on Sunday, November 4, 2018. It will count for 30% of your final grade. Be sure to keep a copy of your exam. Make sure to answer the question, to give reasoned arguments for your views, and to cite text as appropriate. Keep a copy of your exam. 2. Recall Weber’s definition of the state: “An organized group that successfully claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of violence in a given territory.” Grounding your arguments in the readings, reflect on the relationship between the state and violence, considering some (but not necessarily all) of the following issues: –The origins of the modern state –The issue of legitimate authority –The limited nature of political participation in a democracy –The problem of repression in a democracy –The problem of inequality (wealth and income) in a democracy