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16 Apr 2022

How have the USA and its immigrants built each other?

Case study - 2 pages - International relations

I am going to talk about the notion of “Spaces and Exchanges”. But before we start, we shall say that exchange is all about giving and receiving something in return, whereas the space is the place where those exchanges happen. In class, we studied this notion through the lens of...

13 Jan 2014
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British Policy

Case study - 6 pages - International relations

Mixing Peter Oborne and “Controversial” in the same sentence is simply a pleonasm. If this statement can appear as particularly shocking, the author is used to attack politics or journalists directly and publicly, that's also why he has been nicknamed, sarcasticly, Peter “O'Bore'...

01 Aug 2013
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Water: The real perpetrator of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

Case study - 17 pages - International relations

The vast majority of literature around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been expressly focused on negotiating a peace treaty that satisfies the nationalistic urges of both parties in the conflict. Many prominent authors have simply designated the “right to exist” as an independent...

13 Nov 2012
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Analyze what is meant by either 'international society' or 'international interdependence' and assess how significantly the concept challenges the idea of international anarchy

Case study - 4 pages - International relations

The English school of thought holds two contrasting visions when looking at the international society theory and how it challenges the concept of international anarchy. It was Hedley Bull whom firstly brought these two contrasts to light in 1962, which were the pluralist and the solidarist...

13 Nov 2012
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Has globalization made soft power more important than hard power in the conduct of international affairs?

Case study - 4 pages - International relations

As Nye points out in his book ‘Soft Power ‘,Power is the capability to get things done, meaning that it has the ability to gain the outcomes one wants through affecting the behavior of others. In this essay I will explore whether globalization has made the emergence of soft...

05 Oct 2012
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Canadian policy at the crossroads: Protecting Canada's independence in the age of globalization

Case study - 8 pages - International relations

The foreign relations of Canada are by nature, very much centered upon its southern neighbor, the United States. This is true for both trade and foreign policy considerations. In addition, Canadian governments have also had active relations with many other nations. These...

21 Sep 2012
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Building strong civil societies in Eastern Europe after the fall of communism: Poland, Romania, and the importance of pre-existing social roots

Case study - 6 pages - International relations

Throughout Eastern Europe, embryonic civil societies have demonstrated in various ways but with the same result their crucial role in the advent of democracy in the early 1990s : within a few years, Eastern European communist governments were forced to cede power and undertake democratic...

10 Aug 2012
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Impact of economic liberalization on the flow of private foreign investment

Case study - 15 pages - International relations

The impact of Economic liberalization on the flow of private foreign investment can have different impacts on specific regions. One common perspective is that economic liberation on the one hand can be beneficial for the developed countries but on the other hand it can actually harm the domestic...

10 Aug 2012
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Foreign governments and the Arab spring: Case study, France

Case study - 15 pages - International relations

While citizens all over the Arab world struggled in order to topple their oppressive regimes, foreign governments remained somewhat skeptical on which side to intervene on. This hesitation can be extracted from both the case of Tunisia and in Egypt in which most foreign governments at the...

21 May 2012
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What do we mean by the Value of a Statistical Life (VOSL)? What valuation techniques exist to estimate the VOSL? Is it defensible that studies have estimated lower VOSL's in developing countries than in developed countries?

Case study - 4 pages - International relations

In this essay I will outline what is meant by the Value of a Statistical Life (VOSL) and explain four valuation techniques used to estimate the VOSL, noting possible problems in each. I will then explain the arguments for and against the motion: ‘Is it defensible that studies have estimated...

18 May 2012
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Congress bills and how the process of legislating bills work in the US Congress

Case study - 2 pages - International relations

This paper will discuss Congress bills and how the process of legislating bills work in the US Congress. To do so, it will look at a very recent bill presented in the Congress, discuss the issues surrounding the bill, its presentation and submission in the American congress and any future...

08 May 2012
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Turkish membership to the European Union: what stakes?

Case study - 4 pages - International relations

In the aftermath of the enlargement of the EU and the adoption of the Lisbon treaty, Turkey's adhesion to the European Union is a question which has often arisen since the formal accession negotiations began in 2005. Turkey first applied for associate membership of the European Economic Community...

20 Apr 2012
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The persistence of the National Front in French politics: It's impact beyond the 2002 presidential elections

Case study - 12 pages - International relations

Spring 2002, after living through the empowerment of the far right party FPPO led by Jorg Haider in Austria, the European community sees the first important action of the extremist right wing in a big European country, France. It is on the 21st of April that Jean-Marie Le Pen, leader of the...

30 Jul 2008
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U.S. immigration policy: Cuba vs. Haiti

Case study - 10 pages - International relations

United States immigration policy towards Haitian and Cuban immigrants is often discussed for its discrepancies. Historically, both countries have experienced political and economic instability that have inevitably led to massive out migration, a large portion of which headed towards the...

01 Jul 2008
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Are economic sanctions a moral alternative to force?

Case study - 5 pages - International relations

Having witnessed so many wars in history, it would seem an obvious answer that any other solution than force should be welcomed for resolving conflicts in international politics. Economic sanctions, as means of economic statecraft has frequently been used as an alternative. However, not only its...