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Sayyid Qutb’s concept of jahiliyya

Each essay should be roughly 300 – 600 words in length. This however, is only a guideline, as I grade on content, rather than length

ESSAY QUESTIONS

  1. Explain Sayyid Qutb’s concept of jahiliyya. What are the problems with liberalism and liberal societies, according to Qutb? What does his ideal Islamic society look like?What is a “vanguard party” and why it is necessary, according to Lenin? How does Lenin’s understanding of theproletariat revolution differ from Marx’s? Explain how Mao reconceptualized class antagonism and revolution on an international scope.Compare and contrast the major components of Black Integrationist and Black Nationalist approaches. Explain how each of these approaches offer different criticisms of liberalism. What does the ideal society look like from each of these perspectives?“Believe, Obey, Fight!” was a popular slogan for Italian fascism under Mussolini. Explain the importance of each ofthese components (spirituality, authority, and action) for fascism.

civil society has influenced the functioning of global governance

Select one or two specific cases from the readings in which civil society has influenced the functioning of global governance. You can draw on examples from this module or any of the previous modules (e.g., Anderson or Busby). Describe what the civil society impact was and explain how and why civil society advocacy made global governance more or less democratic. Be sure to integrate multiple sources in your answer, rather than merely summarizing a single text. Even if you get the main narrative from one text, use ideas from other texts to support your analysis.

city or county council/commission meeting

Unit VII Reflection Paper – (Use attachment)


For this paper, you will attend a city or county council/commission meeting and present its topics, relevant discussion, and outcome. You will then provide an analysis of and response to the meeting and whether you agreed with the steps/actions taken by the council/commission, and explain why you agreed or disagreed.


For students unable to attend in person, viewing a meeting online is an acceptable substitute.


The name of the council/commission, location, date, and URL (if applicable) must be included on your title page. Your paper must be at least two pages in length. You must include a copy of the official meeting agenda as your supporting documentation.


Be sure to include the following in your paper:

agenda items,
items that required a vote and the outcome of those votes, any contentious issues and analysis of the problem, and any items of particular interest.


Address the following questions:

Could you determine any conservative or liberal leanings by the members based on their comments or vote?
What community services were addressed in the meeting? In what ways did the council/commission discuss supporting those services?
In what ways did minorities influence decisions made at this meeting—either directly at the meeting or through the policies discussed?
Was the meeting what you expected? Would you have voted with the majority? Elaborate on your response.


Any sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA format.

If you were just elected governor of your state

If you were just elected governor of your state, which of your qualities and skills do you think would lend themselves most to that position? Which qualities or skills do you think you would need to add to your repertoire, and why?

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Accused criminal should be considered above the individual rights of his or her victim

First, try to think of a situation in which the individual rights of an accused criminal should be considered above the individual rights of his or her victim. Now that you have created this situation in your mind, how would you feel if you or a family member were the victim in the situation? Does this affect your response?

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

ESSAY QUESTIONS

ESSAY QUESTIONS 

Each essay should be roughly 300 – 600 words in length. This however, is only a guideline, as I grade on content, rather than length

  1. Explain Sayyid Qutb’s concept of jahiliyya. What are the problems with liberalism and liberal societies, according to Qutb? What does his ideal Islamic society look like?  What is a “vanguard party” and why it is necessary, according to Lenin? How does Lenin’s understanding of the proletariat revolution differ from Marx’s? Explain how Mao reconceptualized class antagonism and revolution on an international scope.

  1. Compare and contrast the major components of Black Integrationist and Black Nationalist approaches. Explain how each of these approaches offer different criticisms of liberalism. What does the ideal society look like from each of these perspectives?

  1.  “Believe, Obey, Fight!” was a popular slogan for Italian fascism under Mussolini. Explain the importance of each of these components (spirituality, authority, and action) for fascism.