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25 May 2010
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The right to freedom of speech

Thesis - 2 pages - Political science

As Americans, freedom of speech is one of the rights we cherish most. In recent times, this freedom of speech has been called into question. Namely, where it may occur and what we are allowed to say. In the court cases Harper v. Poway and Doe v. University of Michigan, the justices examined these...

25 May 2010
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Rights in conflict

Thesis - 2 pages - Political science

The founding era of the United States is often regarded as the great moment, what some have called the perfect time between Machiavelli and Kant. There was however a great divide that stretches through the centuries until today. This divide is based on the power and strength of our constitutional...

01 Apr 2010
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The political system and indigenous populations

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

As one can easily notice, the politics, culture, and characteristics of our country as well as surrounding countries can not be defined within the boundaries of concrete definitions. As the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, once said, “We become not a melting pot but...

01 Apr 2010
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War: A truth and a lie

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

In the words of Otto Von Bismarck, “people never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.” In keeping faith with this notion, numerous passages that have been read and discovered throughout the duration of this course thus far correlate with war and lies....

01 Apr 2010
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Review essay on "Soft Power"

Book review - 2 pages - Political science

Joseph Nye's book titled, “Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics,” heavily showcases the terms hard power and soft power. By Joseph Nye's account, hard power defines itself as being a term in which everyone is familiar with. Hard power, thus, deals with how...

26 Mar 2010
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Moderation defines justice in Plato's republic

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

Plato's Republic centers on defining justice and proving that it benefits the person who possesses it in the form of happiness. This is done through outlining a truly just city by analyzing what virtues would need to be present within it and hence the virtues required of the individuals residing...

24 Mar 2010
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Outline and critique the role of the Supreme Court in the American political system

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

This remark from a future Chief justice of the United States Supreme Court highlights both the major place of the Constitution and of the Supreme Court in the American political system. The Constitution is a symbol of nationhood for the Americans, the reference on how to run their system. The...

24 Mar 2010
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The hurdles that a prospective presidential candidate must overcome to become her/his party's presidential nominee

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

The road to the White House is a long and difficult one which leads to the most powerful and eminent political function in the topical world. The Founding Fathers gave particular attention to the presidential election, prescribing the electoral system, but they did not define any nominating...

24 Mar 2010
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Politics in the Western European states

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

‘A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time ' . It is with these words that Alfred Wiggam describes the conservative ideology. This prevalent negative perception of conservatism explains that not many European parties claim themselves as...

24 Mar 2010
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An evaluation of the accounts on political authority in Hobbes and Locke

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

Since the beginning of time, the issue of authority has been discussed. From God, to absolute Sovereigns and until democratic parliaments, different outlooks on political power and its holder have been developed and applied. These theories have been fought or defended, they have given birth to...

24 Mar 2010
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The role of the State Head

Thesis - 2 pages - Political science

The term head of the state generally represents a figure who symbolizes the continuity and legitimacy of the state above the day-to-day political division. Traditionally, different functions are linked to him: international representation of the state, law promulgation, nomination of the major...

24 Mar 2010
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The separation of powers, checks and balances in the United States

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

The American Constitution is the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man.' It is with these words that William Gladstone describes the Supreme Law of the United States. This famous document, written by the Founding Fathers and ratified in 1789, is the...

15 Mar 2010
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Capitalism, democracy and power

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

Both James Madison and Karl Marx can be considered “democrats”; however both vastly differ on their theories and understanding of democracy and government on a wide spectrum of issues. If Karl Marx were to be asked his opinion of Madison's Federalist#10 in the post-Paris Commune time,...

11 Mar 2010
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The female minority

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

The overarching issue to female representation in government lies in the lack of women running for public office. Most politically involved American women often face the inferior circumstances. There is a real disparity between male and female politicians. When women run, they win at similar...

11 Mar 2010
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The power of power

Thesis - 2 pages - Political science

In The President, Miguel Angel Asturias depicts a society in which all aspects of life are manipulated by a ruthless, tyrannical President. In the book, the President has control over all facets of daily life through his employment of a corrupt secret police; “A network of invisible...

11 Mar 2010
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Time for change

Thesis - 2 pages - Political science

From its founding days, the American political system has been one plagued with the daunting process of electing a president every four years. To ease the uncertainties and difficulties inherent with the task, the political founders of the United States compromised to establish the Electoral...

11 Mar 2010
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Proto-capitalism and the Edo to Meiji Era transition

Thesis - 8 pages - Political science

In 1868, the Tokugawa Bakufu that had ruled Japan since its creation in 1603 came to an end, ushering in a new era known as the Meiji Restoration. This new era would see massive industrialization in Japan, modernization, and an influx of all things Western. To the West, and indeed to some...

24 Feb 2010
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Enforcement of environmental policies in Europe

Thesis - 2 pages - Political science

Acid rain, coastal pollution, deforestation, toxic waste, and industrial contamination infect Europe's landscapes, waterways, and skies at higher levels than ever before. The United Nations, the European Union, and other international organizations have been implementing new environmental...

24 Feb 2010
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How to win the 2006 election in Germany: A letter to Green Party representatives

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

Ever changing world politics continue to diversify and influence the state of Germany today. It is wise to know exactly how the German nation is affected by world policy in order to determine what is best for the Green Party in the upcoming 2006 election. As an environmentalist party we must...

24 Feb 2010
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Preventing terrorism in America

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

Walking the streets of America is a unique experience because of the diverse atmospheres within each city. From Los Angeles to New York one can find a multi-ethnic multi-religious population who represent all walks of life. America is dynamic and ever changing; a country that is industrious and...

24 Feb 2010
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The impact of immigrant voting

Thesis - 2 pages - Political science

John Stuart Mill wrote that a government who does the bidding of its citizens does not care for them ¬- “Leaving things to the Government, like leaving them to Providence, is synonymous with caring nothing about them.” Mill also makes a statement about passivity - “The nation as a...

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...

22 Jan 2010
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The relationship between religion and politics in Europe: Perspectives of Johann Baptist Metz and Benedict XVI

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

I will illustrate how Metz and Benedict treat the relationship between religion and politics by focusing on how each views the economy in terms of economic justice, a principle inherent in Christian social teaching, and the solutions they offer as a means to fashion an economy in which Christian...

05 Jan 2010
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Disability: Whose rights are right?

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

The Fourteenth Amendment to The Constitution of the United States guarantees all citizens equal rights and our nation's song talks about a land where we are free. Yet, unless equal means having no access into most public buildings and activities, or even worse left, by fearful relatives, to rot...

28 Dec 2009
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Laws of forgiveness

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

The factors that drive immigration control policy outcomes are plentiful as numerous scholars have attempted to explain why. Each of these offerings explain more sufficiently than others depending on the context of the outcome, whether it be countries, political systems, or types of...

12 Nov 2009
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Cultural politics in modern China

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

In 1966, 72 year old Mao Tse-tung staged a revolutionary drama, stimulating a cataclysmic upheaval that he termed “The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution”. Decades after the fact and controversies over the nature and results of the Cultural Revolution continue to rage today....

27 Oct 2009
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Has neo-functionalism become obsolete?

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

Neo-functionalism, a theory of European integration, fell into disuse after events in the 1960s: ‘Neo-functionalism is frequently represented as a theory of European Union past with comparatively little to say to European Union studies present.' However, after the...

21 Oct 2009
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How Black Panthers party empowered the black community and the causes of its demise

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

The topic I wish to know more about is the Black Panther Party's acts of empowerment in the Black community and what led the party to its demise. The emergence of the Black Panther Party began some 40 plus years ago, which makes it a part of the post-Civil Rights era, pertaining to contemporary...

30 Sep 2009
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Chinese politics through ages

Thesis - 8 pages - Political science

In recent years China has gained a lot of international attention due to its rapidly growing economy. China is now emerging as the leading world power of the 21st century due to its briskly growing economy. China is one of the oldest countries in the world, it is rich in both history and...