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21 Jul 2008
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Initiative and Referendum

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

Initiatives and referendums, two words that extremely excite or worry people, but why? Initiatives have the power to place any measure, put forth by any citizen, on a ballot to be voted on by their fellow citizens. This worries some because of the extreme power uninformed...

20 Jul 2008
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Limited role of litigation

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

The role and power of the Supreme Court in the American system of government has long been debated, with scholars arguing both for and against the extent to which the Judiciary can produce social change. Klarman, Rosenberg, and Fisher all take a similar view that the Court does not have...

17 Jul 2008
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U.S. policy towards Israel and OPEC

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

The Arab oil embargo of 1973 had no significant effect in changing the United States pro-Israeli policies, as the threat of an economic sanction alone did not induce policy changes. The embargo did however influence U.S. policy changes toward OPEC member countries, especially in the...

14 Jul 2008
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Foreign policies of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

James Earl “Jimmy” Carter was the thirty-ninth President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. Before becoming president, he was the Governor of Georgia, and served two terms at the senate. He was regarded as an outcast to traditional party politics. The start of his presidency was...

14 Jul 2008
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The basis for and results of a christian philosophy

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

The Basis for and Results of a Christian Philosophy The history of ideas is full of steel-traps. Men of science, men of art, men of literature, and men of religion, whose names we utter reverently, and to whom we credit a plethora of theories and analyses, have made the traps that wait...

10 Jul 2008
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La violencia, la literatura, y como se responde la una a la otra

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

El poder de la palabra escrita radica sobre todo en su pretendida autonomía. Los escritores deben tener la libertad de hablar sobre cualquier tema que les venga en gana. Como miembros de una institución del arte, ellos seguramente funcionan como los símbolos de la potencia...

07 Jul 2008
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A broad overview of modern secessionist movements

Essay - 9 pages - Political science

Secessionism is a process that has been part of international discourse since the development of government. Regardless of the success or equity created under a particular rule, various groups have sought separation from the state in an effort to create more autonomy and achieve a higher level of...

07 Jul 2008
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Youth political participation in the United States

Essay - 19 pages - Political science

Statistical analysis of voting trends in the United States show that after reaching stable levels in 1950, voter participation has decreased significantly throughout the last half of the twentieth century. This trend has been especially noted among youthful voters between the ages of 18 and 34....

07 Jul 2008
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An analysis of one of Winston Churchill's most famous speeches: "The Sinews of Peace" or the Iron Curtain speech.

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

Throughout the course of history, notable social and political leaders have offered up their opinions on specific subjects and pressing issues of the day. While many of the leaders have given impassioned, well-reasoned and well-delivered speeches, only a few have gone down in history as truly...

29 Jun 2008
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Electoral emendation: Changing the college that chooses our commander-in-chief

Essay - 11 pages - Political science

Stewart is an elector representing the state of Vermont in the Electoral College for the election of the president. The popular vote has been tallied and it is time to finally elect the president. The results for Vermont's popular vote tells Stew that he is supposed to vote for...

29 Jun 2008
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Trends in US voting behaviors throughout the course of the twentieth century

Essay - 8 pages - Political science

The United States of America was founded on the principle of democracy. The Founding Fathers believed that the power of the government was so great that it should be placed in the hands of the people. As such, the basic framework of democracy that was established by the Founding Fathers was on in...

24 Jun 2008
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One Man, One Culture, One Decade

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

When the culture was based on rebelling against the very culture that we are seeking to explain. Attempting to understand the culture of the Vietnam era will only lead you in a circle of contradictions and ever changing ideals. In part, due to the fact that there was no dominate overlaying...

20 Jun 2008
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The Causes and Consequences of Divided Government

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

Divided party control of government occurs when at least one House of Congress is controlled by a party to which the President does not belong. Much of the most popular research on divided government was done prior to the 1994 elections, when the Republicans took control of the House of...

03 Jun 2008
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The Politics of Privacy

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

Eastern European Communist regimes deemed it necessary to cultivate a high degree of state discipline in their societies. Much of the public life and social engagement of the populace operated through mechanisms of surveillance and control. Authors and scholars have argued that the regimes...

30 May 2008
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It is nationalism which engenders nations, and not the other way around

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

This essay will argue the case in favour of the statement that “it is nationalism which engenders nations, and not the other way around.” Ironically, the difficulties in doing so are also encountered by those who disagree with the statement. In the first place, there has...

23 May 2008
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What is the role of the Equal Rights Amendment?

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

The Equal Rights Amendment, better known as the ERA, is an amendment requiring that both sexes be treated equally under the law. It has been a matter of heated debate and battle for the last 83 years. The ERA was first introduced to Congress in 1923; three years after the 19th Amendment...

01 May 2008
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A Race to the Finish : A struggle for equal rights

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

The United States, despite its libertarian ideals and emphasis on equality, has more than once turned its back on its own citizens. Slavery, the most bruising, shameful mark in the history of this democracy, divided the American culture even after the Civil War ended and the slaves were...

01 May 2008
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Madagascar: A Country's Struggle for Public Discourse Through Media

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

In independent Madagascar, while citizens celebrate a free media system, their simultaneous struggle for media access puts them at great disadvantage. Formerly a French colony, Madagascar has only had its independence for several decades, little time to build an effective media and...

24 Apr 2008
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Kenya Electoral Crisis

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

The ethnic divisions in Kenya normally remain dormant until election time politics polarizes the population behind certain candidates. The Kenyan crisis of 2007-2008 followed a recurring pattern of tribal violence that has happened throughout the states recent history, and then brought it to a...

23 Apr 2008
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Kamikaze diaries- Review

Essay - 8 pages - Political science

The onset of 9/11 in America awoke comparisons of the suicide attacks to that of Pearl Harbor during World War II by so-called Japanese kamikaze bombers, however the attempted parallel as Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney puts it “[represents] a deliberately distorted view ” of historical facts. The...

22 Apr 2008
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Bandits

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

The myth of Robin Hood has not only created a long lasting fairy tale for our youth it has also created the definition of what Eric Hobsbawm calls a social bandit: one who gives to the poor by taking from the rich. Hobsbawm uses the myth of Robin Hood to identify bandits who have reached a...

18 Apr 2008
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Analyzing Corruption's Cost on Development: Mexico

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

Political corruption trickles down the entire social and economic skeleton of Mexico, or formally, The United Mexican States. The system of corruption is undoubtedly to blame for the state's lack of development- but to what extent? Starting with the state's most authoritative...

17 Apr 2008
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The Political Journey of Fela Kuti

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

Fela Anikulapo Kuti was a famous Nigerian musician. He was a founder of Afrobeat music which involves the fusion of jazz and elements of West African music. Fela was also an important political figure on the music scene. His music is a prime example of using media to...

04 Jan 2008
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Ideal and Not Ideal Leaders

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

An ideal leader is an intellect, an analyzer, an interpreter. He will not bend to the demand of the public solely for their approval of him, nor will he drift down the path of corruption. An ideal leader has strong character, a crafty personality and an admirable demeanor. He is patient,...

03 Jan 2008
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Terrorism: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

Terrorism by definition is the systematic use of violence, terror and intimidation to achieve an end. However, this definition has translated into a horrid way of life that has inflicted pain, death and mourning to individuals all over the world. Largely influential countries such as the United...

22 Oct 2007
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Intelligent Design and Religion

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

According to the First Amendment, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” and according to the Fourteenth Amendment, “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.” Thus,...

19 Oct 2007
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The Art of Loving War

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

The image of a soldier is that of a stereotype. He barely passed high school or did not pass at all. He laughed at the idea of college, he laughed at the price. He works every weekday and drinks every weekend. Bosses and police officers have no reasons to give him...

08 Oct 2007
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The Foreign Policy Transition: Isolationist to Internationalist

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

Many people describe the period between World War I and World War II as a time of United States isolationism, but that is a common misconception. While it is true that during the interwar period America was very politically isolationist, the country was very imperialistic economically. Following...

30 Aug 2007
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The Relationship between Corruption and Economic Development

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

Through the quantitative comparison of corruption and economic development, it can be found that GDP per Capita is partially dependent on the amount of corruption within the governing body of a given nation. The independent variable (x) is the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) as made available...

21 Aug 2007
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Sustainable Agriculture: Achieving Food Reform

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

We have a global crisis on our hands. For decades, industrial agriculturists have ravaged and monopolized our global countryside and our global resources. Recently, as world hunger awareness has grown, these corporations would claim in the name of good will and the elimination of...