To begin your thread for a particular module, select a key term found in the Key Terms (Collectivism). 

Next, conduct an Internet search to find and read at least 3 RECENT articles that relate to the key term you selected. Articles may be found in the International section of any reputable website that focuses on international business, such as Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, or the Economist. Another good source of information is EBSCOhost, accessible through Liberty’s online library. Websites like about.com, britanica.com, Wikipedia etc. do not constitute scholarly academic articles and references.

Of the 3 articles you’ve read, select the article that you wish to discuss, and write a review of it. In addition, you must post all 3 recent articles to the reference section—even though you review only one of them. You may provide additional references, but references do not replace 3 articles that relate to your key term. Actually reference the article you review within the article review. Your review must include the following sections (each section must be structured by a heading for each section): 

   A definition of the key term: this does not count in the 200 word minimum requirement. (Below is the book definition) A summary, in your own words, of the selected article. A discussion, in your own words, of how the article relates to the selected chapter and key term. The complete citation, in APA format, of each of the 3 articles read and any other additional references; these do not count in the 200-word requirement.  All references must be annotated. 

Collectivism refers to a political system that stresses the primacy of collective goals over individual goals. When collectivism is emphasized, the needs of society as a whole are generally viewed as being more important than individual freedoms. In such circumstances, an individual’s right to do something may be restricted on the grounds that it runs counter to “the good of society” or to “the common good.” Advocacy of collectivism can be traced to the ancient Greek philosopher Plato (427–347 B.C.), who, in The Republic, argued that individual rights should be sacrificed for the good of the majority and that property should be owned in common. Plato did not equate collectivism with equality; he believed that society should be stratified into classes, with those best suited to rule (which for Plato, naturally, were philosophers and soldiers) administering society for the benefit of all. In modern times, the collectivist mantle has been picked up by socialists.

Paste your review and add the Word document into a new thread or as a reply to the one you created to reserve the key term you chose. Click “Submit” to publish your review  

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