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28 Jun 2011
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'Train to Pakistan', 'Cracking India', and 'The Inheritance of Loss'

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

Throughout “Train to Pakistan”, “Cracking India”, and “The Inheritance of Loss”, there are two narratives: we are shown the character's personal narrative, and the narrative of the nation. In each of these novels, we are shown at least one, if not many, relationship...

27 Jun 2011
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The superiority of the ideology of an activist scope

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

A “strong” quality is necessary for a healthy, competent, and prosperous state. For a state to be strong, it must perform its delineated functions well and a substantial range of responsibilities, which equates to an ideology of a deliberately extensive scope. Political experts...

27 Jun 2011
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Communitarianism: An overview

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

To the disbelief of many Americans, capitalism is not, in fact, the only successful system of economics in our world today. Though capitalism has effectively overridden the majority of other forms of economics, there still remain a number of communities that function off of subsistence...

27 Jun 2011
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The Realm of East Asia: Changes and the Future

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

The realm of East Asia consists of Japan, China, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, and Mongolia. This realm, although it has been around for thousands of years, has gone through many drastic changes in modern times. Rich in raw materials, people, and cultures, the East Asian...

27 Jun 2011
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The Moral of the Story: The decision to drop the atomic bombs

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

One of the most controversial issues of World War II that is still debated today is whether or not America should have dropped the atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There are many aspects of this situation that demand close scrutiny. Thousands of lives were...

27 Jun 2011
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'It all comes down to the oil crisis of 1973' - Is this an adequate explanation of the global recession of the later-1970s and 1980s?

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

The historian Eric Hobsbawm's assertion that ‘any historian who puts major change in the configuration of the world economy down to bad luck and avoidable accidents should think again' provides a useful theoretical objection to the contention that the economic crisis years of...

24 Jun 2011
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A City in the Republic: Machine politics in New York City

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

A City in Republic offers a new study on the emergence of machine politics in New York City during the antebellum years. It adds a new perspective on the origins of a political system, which were common in the larger cities throughout the United States from the mid-nineteenth until...

24 Jun 2011
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Politics of Baltimore City: City council observations and related thoughts

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

Although a Monday afternoon scheduling more or less precluded the possibility of my attending a meeting of the City Council over the previous weeks, I have been able to watch a recorded meeting on television - a medium that in and of itself presents a set of questions different from those...

24 Jun 2011
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Exploring the relationship between democracy and MDG progress

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

The Millenium Development Goals of 2000 focused the international community on the development and health advances of the developing world. To succeed in completing these goals, massive amounts of aid have been sent to developing countries, though many conditions have been attached....

06 Jun 2011
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Financing the campaigns during the US Presidential elections

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

The ability to finance a campaign can be the most powerful asset of a candidate. An issue that can arise is how great of a role campaign finances play on the success of the candidate. The ability to raise more money than the opponent gives the candidate an advantage and the ability to donate more...

06 Jun 2011
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States and Federalism: Who should have more power - the state or federal government?

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

The states and federalism discussion examines whether or not the federal government wields too much power over the state government. This argument has been going on since the creation of the United States in the 1700s. It started when the states were attempting to replace the Articles of...

03 Feb 2011
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The political system of Saudi Arabia

Essay - 10 pages - Political science

The genesis of the modern Saudi state: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was formed recently after their warriors struggled against the Ottoman hegemony. But to took three attempts to actually impose their authority. The history of the modern Saudi state is based on the...

03 Feb 2011
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The situation of the extreme right-hand side in Europe

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

In his book, "Europe on black shirt: extreme European Right from 1945 to today", Pierre Milza mentioned about the breakthrough of national populism, and its roots in the European political landscape. The main danger comes from its position as an emblem of social protest. Jean Guy Prevost...

27 Jan 2011
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Movements of the extreme right in Europe

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

On November 11, 2007, a young Spaniard was killed in a clash that pitted anti-fascist militants and a neo-Nazi youth group affiliated with the Spanish National Democracy. On October 21, 2007, the UDC party strengthened its position as the leading political force in Switzerland. This party,...

27 Jan 2011
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Are there limits to the capacities of the president of the United States?

Essay - 9 pages - Political science

"The best government is which governs least." This quote from the third President of the United States of America, Thomas Jefferson, raises explicitly the central issue that transcends the American political system, namely the extent of presidential powers.It is interesting to note that...

27 Jan 2011
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Relationship between Moldova and European Union

Essay - 8 pages - Political science

The Economist recently published an article on Moldova entitled “the country that Europe forgot” describing the tiny Republic which, due to an unhappy combination of economic, political and geopolitical factors, is the “last in the queue for love and attention”. Such...

27 Jan 2011
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Pakistan: what is national identity?

Essay - 12 pages - Political science

With around 140 million people, Pakistan gained the status of a nuclear power in 1998, but also came to be known as a rogue state ('rogue stat') in the eyes of the United States. Under the international spotlight since the Afghan crisis of autumn 2001, and following the attacks of September...

27 Jan 2011
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The extreme right parties in Western Europe

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

Europe is experiencing since the mid-1980s (west) and since the fall of the Berlin Wall (East) a radicalization that political observers describe by different names. This is called "rise of the extreme right" or "radical right". It evokes the irresistible rise of "populism" or...

27 Jan 2011
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Relations between the executive and legislative branches in Great Britain

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

The power in Britain adopts a particular shape. The organization of this power is first formed by an unwritten constitution. It is separate from the Monarch, the Prime Minister and also the Parliament. This leads us to question the executive and legislative branches. The executive...

29 Sep 2010
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Civil Society NGOs & Private Sector Com-panies: Towards Cooperation?

Essay - 14 pages - Political science

In 2005, DuPont, an American chemical company and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), an environmental advocacy group, engaged in a partnership aiming at ensuring responsible development of a new high-tech domain, nanoscale materials. The project was also aimed at communicating with the global...

29 Sep 2010
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Presentation: one state, several nations - Pakistan and its identity issues.

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

In this presentation, we will not deal with the context of the independence of Pakistan in 1947. However, since Pakistan is a very young country, its creation plays a large role in the difficulties it encounters in its nation-building. The partition of India, in 1947, is the result of a long-term...

29 Sep 2010
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Habermas and Rorty - the existence of universal human rights

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

Human rights have been taken for granted in the Western world. It was asserted that they were universal and every human being was entitled to them on the ground that he or she was human. These rights are considered as inalienable since they are inseparable from the human nature. The challenge is...

29 Sep 2010
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The rise of Beirut as the capital city and its implications for the Lebanese nationalism

Essay - 9 pages - Political science

Lebanon is a very complex entity. We need to understand some concepts about the historical features of the country to grasp a better understanding of its current state. First, Modern Lebanon is part of a larger unit: historical Syria, as opposed to the present Syrian Arab Republic, which now...

29 Sep 2010
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Democratization versus Rule of Law

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

Professor Daniel Saadoun distinguishes three features that are deemed essential in a modern democracy: universal suffrage, the inscription in the preamble of the Constitution of a set of rules that the State cannot modify or erase and the obligation for the State to look after all the rules...

29 Sep 2010
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The rise and limits of populist parties and movements in Europe

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

Any success of a populist party is often considered as a threat, a rise endangering Democracy. Even if there is a lot of passion over this issue, it is true that there has been a rise of populist parties in Europe, from the 1980s to late 1990s, a rise which has stabilized or reversed recently....

29 Sep 2010
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Do the U.S. really constitute a united country?

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

The people who wrote the Constitution and those who voted it had a goal to create that is “a more perfect union”. Still what is the measure of the perfection? Two hundred years of independent history, of steady and reputed democracy? What does “a union” mean? Finally, does USA...

29 Sep 2010
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Improving women's condition

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

Introduction Each year, on march 8th , the media speak about women's condition insofar as it is « The International Women's day », a kindly initiative in a world where they represent the half of the population. Nowadays, women are still discriminated against...

29 Sep 2010
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Limits to transnationalism in social movements: The case of the farmers' protests in the European Union

Essay - 13 pages - Political science

Farmers are among the most vigorous protestors against the European Union. However, contrary to some other groups, the farmers fail to cooperate. Transnational movements are quite rare, and quasi inexistent. It is for this reason that it is interesting to focus on this group in order to...

29 Sep 2010
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The Proliferation of Local Governments

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

According to John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States, "individual liberty is individual power". Applied to local governments, this motto seems to be a good general explanation for their recent proliferation: it is a quest for independence and liberty that seems to have led...

29 Sep 2010
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Minority Political Incorporation in San Diego

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

As San Diego's first Latino mayor, succeeding a White Republican, the key issue of your mandate will be the political incorporation of minorities that mobilized to elect you. Your election is a beginning: minority groups legitimately expect a change in city politics: they want a true...