Choose ONE (1) of the following three questions to answer as a discussion board post
Question #1: The authors suggest that the Cold War had a major impact on European politics. Briefly discuss how they viewed the impact of the Cold War and discuss whether or not (and why) it continues to be relevant to European politics today.
Question #2: The authors mention 3 major types of executive office that may be present in European governments. What are they and how do they function? When thinking of these types, do you think that the United States might benefit from having a different role for the executive? How so?
Question #3: In the United States, the President has most of the say in who will be in their cabinet. In Europe, this is often not the case. Outline how governments are formed in Europe. Do you find this system reasonable? Why or why not?
posts must be 3 to 4 paragraphs in length. A post worthy of a high grade will:
a) Answer the question posed by the assignment.
b) Use insights from the assigned readings for that week.
c) Critically analyze the question at hand: do you agree with the points the authors have made? Can you share other knowledge that you have gathered from other classes or your own experience that supports or is critical of these findings?
You do not have to cite the main text book in these posts, but if you use outside sources, please provide a list of references.
Readings: Politics of Western Europe and Executives Gallagher, et al. (Chapters 1 and 2),