Paper Topics (Pick One):
The United States Constitution provides for a Republican/representative form of democracy yet
many states and localities allow for direct democracy through ballot initiatives, referendum, and
recall. Develop a paper in which you identify and assess arguments in favor and against both
representative and direct democracy. Drawing on your assessments of representative and direct
democracy, develop an argument in which you advocate for one form of democracy over another.
Do not equivocate. There is no right or wrong answer.