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25 Sep 2008
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An expansive republic: The Federalist response to Confederate failure

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

Of the many issues that Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay sought to confront and explain in their Federalist Papers, one of the overriding matters of contention was the new Constitution's focus on expanding the proposed size and scope of the republic. The Federalists believed that...

25 Sep 2008
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Marxism and the peasantry

Essay - 8 pages - Political science

The majority of Marxist theory correctly focuses on the revolutionary role of the urban industrial proletariat. A deeper reading of the first successful proletariat revolution reveals that a key albatross pulling on the neck of the Soviet system was the question of what to do with the rural...

09 Sep 2008
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Social revolution: Conflict of ideology as a driving force towards war

Essay - 8 pages - Political science

As described by Stephen M. Walt in his essay Revolution and War, social revolutions, or revolutions that seek to overthrow and reshape the social structure of a nation, are fueled and motivated by ideology. Walt writes that “it is hard to imagine a mass revolution succeeding without an...

04 Sep 2008
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The road to nationalism: Self-Defeating colonialism and the power of high culture

Essay - 8 pages - Political science

In his book The Dynamics of Global Dominance, David B. Abernethy proclaims that imperialistic colonies are, by design, inherently “self-defeating enterprises.” That is, historically as a colony grows and progresses according to the design of its ruling nation, the volatility of that...

01 Sep 2008
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Presidential association: Effective strategy in the Bob Casey Pennsylvania Senate Campaign

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

Of all the competitive races of the 2006-midterm elections, the Pennsylvania Senate race between Bob Casey Jr. and Rick Santorum stood at the top of the list of elections that would prove to have serious implications in deciding the partisan majority of the Senate. Although the race was...

06 Aug 2008
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The Partisan handling of political scandal in the House of Representatives

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

When a political scandal breaks it has a way of dominating the national discourse between the political parties. Seemingly regardless of the nature of the scandalous content, once that label has been affixed within days media news outlets are saturated with condemnations, protests of innocence,...

04 Aug 2008
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Medicare Prescription Drug act of 2003: Its implications to the US Health Care Systems

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

The Medicare Prescription Drug Act of 2003 introduces one of the most innovative additions to the present Medicare Law. It has been hailed as one of the truly heartfelt laws to come along. It now attempts to cover outpatient prescription drugs. The present law covers drugs received by inpatients...

31 Jul 2008
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In search of identity: The evolution of Indian political theatre

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

The study of Indian political theatre is the study of a quest for identity on a grand scale. Political theatre in post-independence India is marked by the expression of conflicting social paradigms, whose complex interplay signifies a deep-seated confusion regarding the question “What does...

30 Jul 2008
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Cuba: Prospects for democracy

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

Cuba, largest and most western island of the West Indies. For most of its past, Cuba was the wealthiest island of the Caribbean due to its fertile soil and abundant sugar and tobacco production. Its strategic location and wealth of resources contribute to a long history of external intervention,...

28 Jul 2008
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The political theory of totalitarianism and its relationship to terrorism:A discussion on the relationship between totalitarianism and terrorism in the context of political theory

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

Throughout the twentieth century the concept of Totalitarianism has functioned on political, moral, religious and theoretical level. Designating regimes that maintain themselves in political power by means of propaganda, state-controlled media and economy and restriction of free speech,...

22 Jul 2008
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Federal policy changes after 9/11

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

September 11, 2001 was a date that was very tragic for the American people since this was the date that America was attacked by terrorist groups using commercial airplanes to destroy the Twin Towers of New York and other federal buildings in America. Because of the tragic events that occurred...

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 individuals can have...

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 enough...

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 Middle East...

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 there to...

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 creativa humana. Sin...

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 Blaine Darvy,...

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 yet to be any...

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 had...

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 freed....

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 communication...

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...