Assignment 1: Argument Mapping
Due Week 3 and worth 150 points
Review Chapters 2 and 8. Review the following cases:
PAD 520 – Assignments and Rubrics
Case 1.3: The Influence Diagram and Decision Tree – Structuring Problems of Energy Policy and International Security.
Case 1.4: The Argument Map – Problem Structuring in National Defense and Transportation Policy, including Figure C1.4.1 about the Cuban Missile Crisis and C1.4.2 about the 55-mph speed limit.
Case 8.1: Pros and Cons of Balkan Intervention. Demonstration Exercise 3 located at the end of Chapter 1. Demonstration Exercise 3 located at the end of Chapter 8. Demonstration Exercise 4 located at the end of Chapter 8.
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Write a five to (Note: Refer to Demonstration Exercise 3 located at the end of Chapter 1 for criteria 1-3.)
1.Create an argument map based on the influence diagram presented in Case 1.3 and complete all the criteria provided in the exercise, beginning with this claim: “The U.S. should return to the 55- mph speed limit in order to conserve fuel and save lives.”
2.Include in the map as many warrants, backings, objections, and rebuttals as possible.
3.Assume that the original qualifier was certainly; indicate whether the qualifier changes as we move from a simple, static, uncontested argument to a complex, dynamic and contested argument.
(Note: Refer to Demonstration Exercise 3 located at the end of Chapter 8 for criterion 4.)
4.Apply the argument mapping procedures presented in Chapter 8 to analyze the pros and cons (or strengths and weaknesses) of the recommendations that the United States should not intervene in the Balkans. (Refer to Demonstration Exercise 3 located at the end of Chapter 8.)
(Note: Refer to Demonstration Exercise 4 located at the end of Chapter 8 for criteria 5-7.) 5.Write an analysis of 1-2 pages that uses critical thinking to assess the overall plausibility of the
claim: “The conflict in Bosnia is somebody else’s trouble. The U.S. should not intervene militarily.”
6.Complete an argument map to illustrate your analysis.
7.Provide at least two (2) academic or government resources to support your views regarding the proposed U.S. response to the conflict in Bosnia. (Note: Do not use open source Websites such Wikipedia, Sparknotes.com, Ask.com, and similar Websites are not acceptable resources.)
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