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13 Jul 2009
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Shortcomings of democracy

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

Most people in North America revel in the fact that they live in countries that are ruled by the best type of political system available: democracy. People who advocate for the use of democracy will argue that all of the other systems are flawed and democracy is the best choice in terms of...

13 Jul 2009
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Freedom, Liberty and Democracy

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

Democracy is considered by many to be the best type of political system possible, and among this group many believe the system of democracy in the United States is also the best of the best. This notion is one worth examining, and one that in some way has become more relevant in the...

13 Jul 2009
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Flaws in utilitarian theories of punishment

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

In law and ethics, there is a well known theory that the punishment should fit the crime. In other words, the severity of the punishment should be reasonable and proportional to the severity of the crime. This is the theory of punishment that much of the world adheres to, although...

13 Jul 2009
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The use of political force

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

The state has a monopoly on the legitimate use of force, but citizens sometimes also resort to force for political ends. This essay will discuss the circumstances under which this type of force is politically justified, and whether violence has ever led to positive social change. ...

07 Jul 2009
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The failure of America's health care system

Thesis - 16 pages - Political science

America's health care system is in trouble. More money is spent on health care in the U.S. than any other country in the world. Our terminally privatized and competitive health system is the most expensive, yielding some of the poorest results. Health care spending is spiraling...

03 Jul 2009
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The conquest of Mexico: Indigenous actions, Iberian Influence and hegemony

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

Throughout history, nations and states sought to dominate subordinate groups under many different circumstances. In the first quarter of the sixteenth century, the Spanish Conquistadors began to conquer and colonize the area that would become Mexico (this essay will primarily discuss the events...

22 Jun 2009
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Terrorism in Sri Lanka: Three decades of civil war

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

The history of terrorism in Sri Lanka is mainly a history of the Tamil Tigers and their use of suicide attacks to promote an independent Tamil State, but there is also another terrorist history that the country has dealt with, and that is the uprising and insurgencies of the JVP party of...

16 Jun 2009
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Greed and corruption: The emergence of corporate fraud in North America

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

Corporations are the cornerstone of the North American economy. While they were first formed as non-profit organizations created for the public good in European societies, by the 17th century, the focus for many corporations changed and the drive to make money took precedence over working...

16 Jun 2009
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Impact and application of affirmative action (24 slides)

Presentation - 2 pages - Political science

Affirmative action is a positive discrimination to ensure the social and economic enhancement of under represented minorities. It provides external support to remove people from the vicious circle of economic backwardness and incompetence. Affirmative action also enables in conducting private and...

10 Jun 2009
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Arkansas state government: Political environment, institutions, and legislation

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

The state of Arkansas' distinct political environment requires a well planned policy initiative in order to drastically change policy, such as to increase the state's income tax. With a number of costly initiatives currently being implemented, particularly in infrastructure and education,...

09 Jun 2009
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Self-expression with regard to the political environment: The case of Czechoslovakia

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

Throughout history, nations have subordinated others politically, culturally and economically. The ruling regime usually used people who spoke out as an example in order to stifle the rest of the population. The ruling regime would utilize such cases to exercise their power of intimidation. This...

28 May 2009
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An analysis of why Canada's regulation of competition is weaker than in the United States

Thesis - 9 pages - Political science

Canada, with its more or less 30 million people, is one of the United States biggest trading partners. As a matter of fact Canada is the US largest market for its agricultural export in the northern hemisphere. This importance of the Canadian market had been numerously acknowledged by the United...

28 May 2009
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Maasai gender relations during the colonial period: A patriarchal transformation

Case study - 15 pages - Political science

The imposition of colonial power in Africa disrupted all aspects of indigenous society. Not only were Africans robbed of political independence, but pre-colonial social structures were also destroyed or transformed based on the mercy of certain colonial powers. The Maasai, a pastoral people in...

18 May 2009
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Globalization and the women's movement in Chile

Thesis - 9 pages - Political science

Globalization, namely the neoliberal economic policies and democratic decentralized market oriented state, is considered to be both a positive and negative development. Globalization intends to improve the conditions of developing countries so that they may experience all the benefits of...

17 May 2009
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The African Union and the Darfur crisis: Stakes, results and prospects

Thesis - 11 pages - Political science

Since the independence of Sudan in 1956, Darfur, situated in the western part of the country, has been confronted with numerous and violent conflicts. The actual crisis in the region began in February 2003 and opposed originally the non-Arab rebels of Darfur against the forces of the Sudanese...

17 May 2009
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Robert Kagan, "Of Paradise and Power, America and Europe in the New World Order"

Book review - 5 pages - Political science

Robert Kagan's Of Paradise and Power was published in January 2003. The book is in fact an extension of the author's article “Power and Weakness” which appeared in the Policy Review in June 2002. In his book, Kagan presents a very interesting point of view. He shows that, whether...

17 May 2009
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A discussion on the efficiency of a Regional instrument: The Cartagena Declaration

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

The events which disturbed South America started in the 70's and during the period 1975-1982 for Central America. Encouraged by the reversal of power of general Pinochet in Chili on September the 11th in 1973, other countries of the South American continent (Argentina, Uruguay, Brasil...)...

17 May 2009
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Reflection on a discourse by Tony Blair to the American Congress

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

Tony Blair addressed a discourse to the congress of the United States of America (USA) on July, 17th, 2003. It is a political text strongly related to the political context at that point of time, which I will discuss later on. The discourse can be explained by looking at each of the sentences and...

17 May 2009
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Communatarism" in Great Britain and the "French Republican model" of integration: With which method should the public policies be controlled while dealing with a multicultural society

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

The issues of national identity, citizenship and multiculturalism are definitely in the middle of nowadays debates. In his work, John Rex develops the approach that the development of multiculturalism policies might diminish tensions between dominant and minority groups within a contemporary...

17 May 2009
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Identity politics and feminism in France and in the United States

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

In 2005, in her book entitled Beyond identity politics - feminism, power and politics, Moya Lloyd writes: “feminism is an identity politics” so far as “it articulates the demands of a particular constituency (women), united and galvanized on the basis of shared characteristics and...

17 May 2009
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On patriotism, by John Bolingbroke, 1730-1754

Book review - 3 pages - Political science

This text is the analysis of an extract from the book On Patriotism, written between 1730 and 1754 by John Bolingbroke. Bolingbroke was a politician and thinker: he participated to the political life in Britain and was particularly MP in the Tories' party, Secretary of State and Minister of...

17 May 2009
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Power and weakness in "American Power in the 21st Century" by Robert Kagan

Book review - 5 pages - Political science

Robert Kagan is a neo-conservative American scholar and political commentator. He was born on September 26th 1958 in Athens. After graduating from Yale University in 1980, he earned a Masters from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a PhD from American University in...

17 May 2009
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The origins and diversities of European welfare states

Thesis - 9 pages - Political science

Looking at the definition quoted by G.Esping-Andersden, the Welfare State seems to be a really simple thing: “it involves state responsibility for securing some basic modicum of welfare for citizens”. However, the welfare state corresponds to numerous realities across the world. The...

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...

16 May 2009
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Manifesto of the Communist Party

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

Among the numerous works presented in The Marx and Engels reader, edited by Robert C. Tucker, I've decided to focus my study on that which seems to me to be the most influential text in Marx's work, the Manifesto of the Communist Party. The Manifesto was first published in 1848 in London upon...

16 May 2009
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The Beveridge report: Political and intellectual origins

Thesis - 32 pages - Political science

The historiography of the political and intellectual origins of the Report on Social Insurance and Allied Services - or Beveridge Report, named after William Beveridge, the Chairman of the Commission- was chiefly displayed in the document itself. Published in 1942 and highly edited, the white...

16 May 2009
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Bush's preventive war: Doctrine of mass confusion (Broadening or contortion of the concept of pre-emptive self-defense?)

Thesis - 23 pages - Political science

The debate triggered by the new Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive action lies in the amalgamation between pre-emptive (i.e. anticipatory) and preventive self-defense. While the former finds legal and political basis, the latter is, so far, hardly distinguished from outright aggression. The Bush...

14 May 2009
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Is bureaucracy uncontrollable?

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

More and more people are complaining about bureaucracy. Indeed, if we take the example of the current French debate about the European Constitution, we can see that a lot of politicians are ascribed to Brussels bureaucrats; the difficulties people are facing, such as unemployment, delocalization...

12 May 2009
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Political representation in American thought

Thesis - 8 pages - Political science

Modern democracies are definitely linked to the concept of representation. We do not have any democracy which operates without resorting to representative governance. This principle is solely the fact of our modern times, it seems to have been necessary every time human being tried to implement a...

08 May 2009
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What was the significance of the Thatcher years?

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

Although the Thatcher years marked a significant break from the post-war political settlement, ‘Thatcherism did not cause a single, abrupt caesura appearing out of the blues'. Truly, Thatcher's success during her years has mostly depended on a range of circumstances and political commitments...