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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...

20 Jan 2009
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The 2004 European elections

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

On the 13th of June 2004, except in a few countries (Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Czech Republic and United Kingdom where it occurred one or two days before), more than 338 millions European citizens went to the polls to choose their representatives at the European Parliament, namely the...

20 Jan 2009
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Humanitarian intervention is merely a pretext for states national interests

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

After the Second World War in 1945, the notion of ‘crime against humanity' emerged to condemn the killing of the Jews by the Nazis. In reaction to this shock, several countries stood in favour of conveying a new way of thinking about international relations, and tried to set up a new kind of...

19 Jan 2009
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Assess the claim that Thatcherism decisively recast political and economic relationships in the 1980s

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

Thatcherism is a political thought applied by the 3 successive governments led by Margaret Thatcher, from 1979 to 1990. It quickly evolved as a doctrine. Thatcherism came at a time when the post-war consensus was collapsing, and aimed at checking the decline of the British economy, suffering...

16 Jan 2009
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Democratic transitions in the Arab world

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

At the end of the Cold war, the political models of modernization different from democracy were totally discredited. Democracy, defined by Ghassan Salamé as an ‘arrangement institutionnnel qui permet de garantir la participation des citoyens au choix de leurs dirigeants par la voie...

16 Jan 2009
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The American way of life in the fifties

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

Between 1947 and 1960, the average real income for American workers increased by as much as it had in the previous half-century. Over the same period, the GDP soared 220%. Consumption of personal services increased by 3 times. In 1960, per capita income was 35% higher than even the boom year...

16 Jan 2009
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The far-right in Europe

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

The far-right in Europe has been a permanent feature in the European countries since the fifties. But for some years the far-right movement, most of the time a mix of populism and nationalism, has an increasing audience among the European population. Earlier it was indeed seen as a marginalized...

16 Jan 2009
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Can the military be a-political? Should it be?

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

The world has been stunned since 1989 by the speed with which the countries of Eastern Europe abandoned four decades of Marxist-Leninist rule and moved into Western-style democracy and capitalism. Although the process of transition was, of course, delicate, it seems that very often economic and...

16 Jan 2009
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Critical summary and reflective analysis of Gerard Alexander's essay, "Making Democracy Stick."

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

Published in the issue of December 2005 & January 2006, the article “Making Democracy Stick” written by Gerard Alexander is part of a wider movement distancing itself from the American muscled intervention in Iraq and its lack of preparation for democratic consolidation. The...

16 Jan 2009
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The United States: A "theodemocracy"? The ambiguous relationship between religion and politics

Essay - 9 pages - Political science

As Julia Gronnevet said, “comparing the United States to the Roman Empire is a popular pastime” . For instance, in his book entitled Are we Rome?: the Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America (2007), Cullen Murphy established some parallels between these two political entities...

16 Jan 2009
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Did government policy influence the development of large local firms and/or business groups in South Korea? What have been some of the long run benefits and problematic legacies of such policies?

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

The South-Korean state's industrialization programs achieved national economic ob-jectives through the use of government economic policies, defined as “measures by which a government attempts to influence the economy” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008). This paper focus on three government...

16 Jan 2009
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The construction of the modern State

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

'Man is by nature a political animal', arguing on that Aristolte induced the existence of political communities. Men lived in communities for decades. However, man's living condition has changed with the passage of time. One landmark change was in his environment. Each evolution was a...

16 Jan 2009
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Saving souls or saving the world: The Jesuits and politics in the 20th century

Essay - 17 pages - Political science

On Monday 7th January 2008, the 35th “General Congregation” of the Society of Jesus, the famous religious order founded in 1540 by Ignatius of Loyola and some followers, met to elect its 29th “General Superior”, after the demission of P-H Kolvenbach for cause of old age. The...

15 Jan 2009
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Child protection and child abuse

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

The problem of child ?buse h?s become incre?singly evident in ?ll p?rts of the world including ?meric? ?nd Europe. Between 1980 ?nd 1993, for ex?mple, the number of children reported once or more than once to the public ?uthorities complaining about m?ltre?tment. The number has more th?n doubled...

15 Jan 2009
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The function of democratic control of the European Parliament - Analysis of S. Veil's speech

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

Since the origins of the building of the European Community, the idea of a direct election of the EP was present. In the Rome Treaty, the commitment to abolish the system of nominated members was settled, but no timetable was laid down. Thus, it occurred only in 1979, after the reluctance of the...

15 Jan 2009
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The suburbs in France: Drugs, violence & riots

Essay - 13 pages - Political science

This paper gives the reader an introduction to a real French suburb. Recently, the suburbs of France are quite in the picture of the world's media, because of the several riots in November 2005 and even now at this moment. On October the 27th it will be precisely one year ago that the hype...

15 Jan 2009
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"Dancing with Dogma. Britain under Thatcherism" by Ian Gilmour

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

The document under study here is extracted from Dancing with Dogma. Britain under Thatcherism, a book by Ian Gilmour, a Scottish leading figure on the liberal, or "wet", left-wing of the Conservative party, essentially under the governments of Heath and Thatcher. The piece of writing concentrates...

15 Jan 2009
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The balance of power

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

It was not until the beginning of the 17th century, when the science of international law took shape at the hands of Grotius and his successors, that the theory of the balance of power was formulated as a fundamental principle of diplomacy in the realist theory. According to Cobden, the first...

15 Jan 2009
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Try and identify Jonathan Swift's political stands

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

To put it simply, party politics in England during the 18th century were practiced in two different camps - Tory and Whig. Globally, the differences of opinion between the two were based on three key topics - (1) the origin of government, (2) the position of the Church in society and (3) the role...

15 Jan 2009
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The third way

Essay - 9 pages - Political science

In 1999, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder issued a joint statement entitled The Third Way, Die neue Mitte. The statement committed itself to a “newly defined role for the active state” and stated that “the essential function of markets must...

15 Jan 2009
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Is there a French Affirmative Action Policy?

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

Affirmative action was born in the United States. It was originally designed to favour Black people, whose ancestors where slaves. Then, such programs extended to other underprivileged categories of the population: the disabled, the women, the Latinos. The first to use the phrase...

15 Jan 2009
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Case Study: Surasia's ministry of internal affairs (headquarters)

Essay - 13 pages - Political science

This paper will analyse the Suraisia government Ministry of Internal Affairs' attempt to introduce an innovative culture to the Ministry of internal affairs HQ (MIQ) through the creation of “SSS” and “3i” initiatives. This analysis will take into account the drivers of the...

15 Jan 2009
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Building democratic institutions: East and West Lecturer: A. Dimitrova

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

The accession in May 2004 of eight countries from Eastern Europe to the European Union and the future membership of Romania and Bulgaria in 2007 tends to show the importance, for these post-communist states, to find a new order and to gain more stability and security. Indeed, the end of the Cold...

15 Jan 2009
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To what extent can the Thatcher-type reforms be applied in France or adapted to France?

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

During the past twelve years, three of Jacques Chirac's Prime ministers -Alain Juppé, Jean-Pierre Raffarin and Dominique de Villepin- decided to reform but backed out in the face of protests. The election of a new President, who claimed that he was the candidate for change, during the whole...

15 Jan 2009
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What's wrong with the elite theory of democracy?

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

The elite theory of democracy has emerged out of two major concerns of its precursors: no theory of democracy until now has given leadership the importance it ought to have, and none has really settled the issue of whether the common man is up to the task of governing a modern and large society....