1. The three articles on lectures 10 and 10b take different approaches to the role of race in the criminal justice system. Select any two of the articles and briefly discuss each of them and show which gives the most persuasive answer why the poor and minority populations have been disproportionately incarcerated since the late 1970s
2. What were the historical reasons and factors behind American politics in the 1960s and 1970s? Why were the two periods so different? Why were they referred to as “the politics of compassion” and “the politics of resentment”? What were the consequences for American democracy as seen from the study in The Political Science Task Force in the lecture titled ” American Democracy in the Age of Rising Inequality “?
3. Explain the following as fully as possible: a) US housing policies and “Black dispossesion”, b) What is the central thesis of Prof Jane Collin’s article, “The specter of Slavery”? c) What are the differences between survey research, statistical research, historical analysis and field work? d) Describe briefly one of the three theories of gender, e) Why is globalization such a useful concept in the discussion of domestic and global poverty?