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29 Sep 2010
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Can the proliferation of nuclear weapons of mass destruction be halted?

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

Proliferation is a traditional issue of International Security and has always been at the heart of strategic analysis. In the last few weeks, the International Community has been worried about the situation in Pakistan. General Musharaff proclaimed a state of emergency and convened general...

29 Sep 2010
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International Law and Organization: Weighing the Democracy Deficit

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

The history of the relationship between the United States and international law and organization has always been a love-hate one. While historically the U.S. has unquestionably been one of the strongest proponents of the development of international organizations such as the United Nations...

29 Sep 2010
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The American Declaration of Independence

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

On the 4th of July 1776, was adopted by the Second Continental Congress, the American Declaration of Independence, completing the Lee Resolution, that asserted the independence of the Thirteen Colonies. This Declaration proclaimed that the Thirteen British Colonies in North America were 'Free...

29 Sep 2010
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The World Trade Organization (WTO) law and the environment

Essay - 9 pages - Political science

In 1979 the Brandt Commission recommended that an international trade organization incorporating both GATT and UNCTAD was the objective towards which the international community should work. This dream came true in January 1995 when the World Trade Organization (WTO) became the successor to GATT,...

29 Sep 2010
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Why, according to Iversen, have the United States and Continental Europe adopted such different approaches to labor markets and social protection?

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

Published in 2005, Torben Iversen, tries in his book ?Capitalism, Democracy and Welfare', to build a general explanation on why within a group of countries labeled western type democracies there are such differences regarding economic equality and welfare protection. With an integrated...

29 Sep 2010
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UN Security Council Resolution 1559 and US multilateralism

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

The United Nations Security Council Resolution of 1559 was adopted by the Security Council on September 2, 2004 by a vote of 9 in favor (Angola, Benin, Chile, France, Germany, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom, United States), to none against, with 6 abstentions (Algeria, Brazil, China, Pakistan,...

29 Sep 2010
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Non-Governmental Organizations and the United Nations System History, Problems and Prospects

Essay - 8 pages - Political science

NGOs have been active in the United Nations (U.N.) system since its inception in 1945. Although the U.N. was created as an intergovernmental organization, there was a need since the early days of the Organization to allow representatives of the civil society to participate, through formal and...

29 Sep 2010
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Conflict assessment report: Lebanon

Essay - 16 pages - Political science

With its unique geographic location at the crossroads of three continents, Lebanon has always been a passageway to many different peoples and cultures. The coexistence of a dozen and a half of different religions in such a tiny territory has been a model for diversity. However, this diversity has...

29 Sep 2010
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Ireland: Culture, Religion and Identity

Essay - 9 pages - Political science

In this essay, we are going to see the relationship between culture, religion and the identity in Ireland. The first part of the essay focuses on the Irish culture. We are going to answer questions like: Does Ireland have a distinctive and homogeneous culture? What does it mean to...

29 Sep 2010
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Cook's resignation from the English government due to his rejection of the policy lead by downing street on the subject of the war on Iraq

Essay - 1 pages - Political science

On March 18th 2003, Robin Cook resigned from government because he did want to go to war in Iraq without a strong international coalition and a UN resolution backing it. To him, the British government went to war not because of British reasons but for the reasons that US had along with...

29 Sep 2010
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How were the 2006 labor protests seen in France and abroad?

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

On 9 December 1905, a law was passed in France separating the church and the state. However, today in the United States of America, the President takes an oath on the Bible to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic. To the French, it may sound...

29 Sep 2010
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Gender, sexuality and politics: masculinity - published: 29/09/2010

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

The art critic and author John Berger, known in particular for his introductory essay on art criticism Ways of Seeing , discusses a “promise of power”, which lies at the centre of a network of conventional masculine characteristics: authority, competitiveness, aggression,...

29 Sep 2010
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American Civilization and World History: an essay on American Exceptionalism

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

Alexis de Tocqueville was the first author to write that 'the position of the Americans' was 'quite exceptional.' But the modern notion of American Exceptionalism emerged in the 50s and 60s, and has been particularly challenged since then. This concept refers to the...

29 Sep 2010
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Critically discuss the legal theory of Austin - published: 29/09/2010

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

The existence of law is one thing, its merit or demerit is another. John Austin (1790-1859) defines the essence of positivism in this one sentence, which is generally cited as the standard exposition of the imperative theory of law, from his book ?The Province of Jurisprudence Determined'...

29 Sep 2010
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Public policies and Globalization: Classic liberalism, Economic Nationalism or Embedded liberalism?

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

The last World Trade Organization summit illustrated the inability of governments to reach complete free trade agreements. The increasing number of cases of conflict presented to the Dispute Settlement Body of the WTO, shows that there is still a lot to do in the field of cooperation, and a...

29 Sep 2010
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Mill's and Green's accounts of freedom - published: 29/09/2010

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. (J.S. Mill) "It is the responsibility of the state ... to maintain the...

29 Sep 2010
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To what extent is Blair's New Labour party the true heir to Thatcherism?

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

Thatcherism may be defined as the economic, social and political ideas and particular style of leadership associated with Margaret Thatcher. The British Prime Minister who served the nation from 1979 to 1990, believed in a mixture of neo-liberal beliefs in the free market and neo-conservative...

29 Sep 2010
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Why did communism become established in Eastern Europe after the Second World War?

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

Shortly before the official end of the Second World War, on 25th April 1945, American and Soviet soldiers met at the Elbe. In order to reach the Elbe River, the Russian troops had to come all the way across Europe, thus crossing Eastern Europe. By the end of the same year, seven states occupied...

29 Sep 2010
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The enemy : the condition of the political or a political construction ?

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

According to Schmitt's theory, the notion of political is centred on the state, not as an institution, but as the result of the interaction between various components of society. Men constitute a governmental association and the state is the factor of unity of this...

24 Feb 2010
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Use of force

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

Today's international political climate is volatile and dangerous. The United Nations can ease this tension through its sphere of influence on the world. The United Nations has the capability of pulling military forces from member states in order to prevent and deter conflicts that could...

24 Feb 2010
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Making the world justice system more just

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

The postmodern world is the world we live in, a world where postmodern is the same as being technologically advanced and industrious. It is a world where the ideologies of past politics have shaped and formed a system throughout nations; a system that connects nations. Today's world is filled...

17 May 2009
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To what extent does the concept of civil society help in the explanation or justification of the process of democratization?

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

Renewed interest in civil society emerged in the late 1980s; it coincided with the resurgence of political democracy throughout the world. Indeed, it has been increased with the growing tendency towards democratization in Eastern Europe, and several Latin American countries, where...

20 Mar 2009
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Democracy in Africa

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

In the sphere of comparative politics, and more specifically, African politics, many notable changes have taken place over the last two decades. In this time, considerable research on African politics has centered on democracy and its implementation is different African nations. ...

20 Feb 2009
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Efficiency and efficacy of Tricare

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

The US Department of Defense's health care program is perhaps one of the most complex in the country. With 91 hospitals and 374 clinics facilities spread over the entire country and overseas for the uniformed service individuals in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guards, Marine Corps, Public...

05 Feb 2009
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Iraq: Failure and victory

Essay - 11 pages - Political science

In this paper I will point out a few of the failures the Bush administration made prior to and during the current war in Iraq. I will also make recommendations for how things should have been done and how things need to be done in the current state of the war. I will also explain how past...

05 Feb 2009
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Jawbreaker: The US return to Afghanistan

Essay - 9 pages - Political science

But the physical wear on the nation was only a symbol of the complex divisions that cut through Afghanistan. After the Soviet invasion was repelled - by Mujahedin fighters equipped with American weaponry and advised by CIA contacts - the communist government stood only for a few years,...

22 Jan 2009
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Reagan's containment strategy

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

Containment policy originates from a foreign policy strategy pursued by the United States during the post World War era introduced by George F. Kennan. Kennan had been a diplomat and a US State Department advisor who worked on Soviet affairs. He introduced the concept of containment of expansion...

21 Jan 2009
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Bulgaria: Transition towards democracy

Essay - 22 pages - Political science

Bulgaria is due for accession to the European Union in 2007. According to most international reporting mechanisms the country has reached the final stages of democracy, and is ready to proceed with accession. While on many levels, such as economically and politically, Bulgaria may...

21 Jan 2009
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"Post-parliamentary strategies need, therefore, to be recast as complements, rather than substitute, for parliamentarism at Union level" (Lord and Beetham). Discuss

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

The rejection of the Constitutional Treaty by the French and Dutch citizens in the referendum of spring 2005 has caused a revival of the EU's legitimacy issue. It was also evidence for the fact that both the continuous strengthening of the European Parliament's powers one the one hand and the...

21 Jan 2009
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Tony Blair's third way

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

When Tony Blair decided, in 1997, to challenge the electoral power of four consecutive Conservative governments, he pertinently chose to call his draft for Labor's electoral platform New Labor, New Life for Britain. Indeed, Labor or shall we say New Labor manifesto flaunted an unprecedented...