Policy: Political Philosophy and Radio Program Essay

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Question 1: Listen/Read for examples in the radio program that illustrate the chapter idea that politics is conflictual. Discuss one example from the show and explain how it represents that politics is conflictual.

Politics is conflictual, and even the decision whether to announce the climate change or not is also put in consideration. There are so many different points of view for this problem.
Nolan Doesken is a state climatologist, he recognized the weirdness in the weather, and was quiet sure that was the extremely climate change. A responsible state climatologist would announced it to the citizens and prevent people from getting homes burned, field destroyed, etc. However, climate change is something that is so weird, and hard to make people believe him. As a result, to maintain social harmony, he decided not to announce the change in climate. Moreover, even when other scientists knew about this climate change, they just announced it so primarily. The scientists said it was the saying, no scientific information about that, which made the climate change so normal, not such a serious problem. However, the scientists believed it, and prepared a lot of things for this problem.
In the conclusion, just like the characteristic of politics, it is always conflictual. And the climatologist and scientists, just like citizens when facing with politics, usually try to maintain social harmony, so they choose to keep silent to avoid conflict.

Question 2: Listen/Read for examples in the radio program that illustrate the chapter idea that political process matters. Give one example from the show and explain how it represents that political process matters.

The idea about political process matters is that the governmental actions don’t happen by accident—they result from conscious choices made by elected officials and bureaucrats.
Politics such as elections can prove exactly the characteristic of it, political process matters. Individuals who win the elections will have power to make the rules that structure their choices.
This is proven exactly like the case of Bob Inglis. He is the only Republican who believe in climate change. There was nothing he could do to announce, to help people from getting house burned, field destroyed because of the climate change if he was the only one believed in climate change. He also failed to debate for the climate change, people mocked him about it. However, he didn’t give up, but tried to devote himself again, although it still could not change the result. Because politics is not always about election, he then changed his way, started a nonprofit organization. For a quiet long working time, making impact on politics, he still cannot convince the host; however, the citizens started to listen and took his belief climate change into consideration.
As you can see, it is called politics, the process that determines what government does, none of which is inevitable. The only problem is that you have enough power, impact to society or not.

Question 3: Listen/Read for examples in the radio program that illustrate the chapter idea that politics is ubiquitous, or rather…