Table of Contents.

Preface.!............................................................................................................................2
Resolutional Analysis.!.........................................................................................................3
Overview.!..........................................................................................................................4
Definitions.!......................................................................................................................12
Topicality.!........................................................................................................................16
Legitimacy: Normative or Descriptive?!...........................................................................22
Strategies.!......................................................................................................................25
Pitfalls to Avoid.!..............................................................................................................29
Values.!............................................................................................................................31
Break It Down.!.....................................................................................................................35
Legitimacy.!......................................................................................................................36
Popular Sovereignty.!.......................................................................................................41
Individual Rights.!............................................................................................................42
The Arguments.!..................................................................................................................43
The Arguments.!..............................................................................................................44
The Cases.!...........................................................................................................................56
The Cases.!.....................................................................................................................57
Affirmative Cases.!........................................................................................................58
Popular Sovereignty is Enough.!.....................................................................................59
Equality.!..........................................................................................................................63
Hobbesian.!.....................................................................................................................67
Positive Legitimacy.!........................................................................................................72
Negative Cases.!............................................................................................................77
Moral Option.!..................................................................................................................78
Popular Sovereignty is Unreliable.!.................................................................................83
Individual Rights is Enough.!...........................................................................................87
Anarchy.!..........................................................................................................................91
The Briefs.!...........................................................................................................................96
Positive Legitimacy Brief.!...............................................................................................97
Popular Sovereignty Brief.!............................................................................................101
Individual Rights Con.!...................................................................................................114
Putting It Together.!...........................................................................................................118
How to Write an Affirmative Case.!................................................................................119
Prepping for Debate.!.....................................................................................................121

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