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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...

07 May 2009
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From left to right: The most liberal conservative, feminist and socialist group in the U.S

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

The wide spectrum of political groups in the United States has expanded as society and technology progress, creating groups that are can be very liberal, very conservative, very socialist, very feminist or any degree of moderate. The most extreme groups offer a foundation for individuals...

27 Apr 2009
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The European Union and democratic progress in post communist states:The cases of Bulgaria, Romania, and Croatia

Thesis - 7 pages - Political science

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, strong winds of change have been sweeping across the European continent. With the growth of the European Union into the region's dominant political force, the last remnants of communism and totalitarian rule are...

27 Apr 2009
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Great expectations: Tom DeLay's redistricting fight and what it means in the Texas 17th

Thesis - 14 pages - Political science

Party politics is about power. It's about who has more and by how wide a margin. In an increasingly polarized political culture, a noticeable swing in power to either party could have far-reaching and sweeping legislative consequences. Modern campaigns are costly...

22 Apr 2009
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A rhetorical criticism of Hillary Clinton's Beijing speech: Women's rights are human rights

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

Senator Hillary Clinton's bid for the Democratic nomination for President was historic not only because she was the first woman to ever become a serious contender for the nomination, but also because she was the first, First Lady in history to ever run for President. Senator Clinton's...

17 Apr 2009
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The good, the bad and the ugly

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

According to the Richard Harris, author of “The Global Context of Contemporary Latin American Affairs," Globalization refers in general to the worldwide integration of humanity and the compression of both the temporal and spatial dimensions of planet wide human interaction. The proliferation...

14 Apr 2009
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Nuclear weapons: Engagement versus antagonism

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

Nuclear weapons are as controversial and notorious today as they were in August 1945 when the first atomic weapon was dropped on Hiroshima. These “weapons of mass destruction” inspire awe and fear, and some believe will eventually result in Armageddon. This paper will endeavor to...

14 Apr 2009
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China's one-child policy: Out-of-date and in need of abolition

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

Now approaching its 30-year anniversary, China's one-child policy has been in effect since 1979, when it was introduced by Deng Xiaoping. It was a policy that was originally intended to be a short-term solution to an exploding population in the late 1970's. Designed to last a single...

14 Apr 2009
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Baby boomers and retirement: The stark reality

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

We are constantly inundated with news about Baby Boomers and retirement, especially as it relates to concerns that baby boomers are not adequately prepared for retirement, and also worry separately about the state of Social Security in America. Many of the concerns that baby boomers have about...

01 Apr 2009
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Communism and it's success in China

Case study - 23 pages - Political science

Communism is an ideology that seeks to establish a classless, stateless social organization based on common ownership of the means of production. It can be considered a branch of the broader socialist movement. Communism as a political goal is generally a conjectured form of...

30 Mar 2009
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Hillary Clinton: Political persuasion and identification

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

Persuasive messages appear in many different types of mediums including television, video games, magazines, books, newspapers, and billboards. One of the newest ways to present a persuasive message is YouTube. YouTube is an internet site that allows users to log on and create or...

30 Mar 2009
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To what extent might the constitution of the United Kingdom be improved if provisions from the constitutions of other states were incorporated into it?

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

All modern states have a constitution, albeit each is very different. The main purpose of a constitution is to restrain government, in the sense of ensuring that governments are not arbitrary. Government must be carried out according to established rules. These rules are the constitution. The...

26 Mar 2009
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Japanese Canadians, the Second World War and Canada's mistreatment of these ethnic minorities

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

Following the bombing, by Japan, of the American naval base at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, the life of Japanese, both immigrants and Canadian nationals in Canada, drastically changed. Well documented are the horrific, slave-like conditions many Japanese immigrants were forced to endure in...

25 Mar 2009
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What kind of nation?

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

James F. Simon makes an interesting statement in his book, "What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States," Simon proclaims that the tension between Thomas Jefferson and John Marshall played a huge role in the shaping of our nation. Their...

20 Mar 2009
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Democracy in Africa

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

In the sphere of comparative politics, and more specifically, African politics, many notable changes have taken place over the last two decades. In this time, considerable research on African politics has centered on democracy and its implementation is different African nations. ...

20 Mar 2009
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Federalism and equalization payments in Canada

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

Within the realm of Canadian federalism, one of the core principles is the idea of equality between the provinces, particularly when it comes to social programs and services. As a Canadian, there are certain things we all hold dear, many of which are social programs like universal health...

17 Mar 2009
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Capitalism, socialism, and utopianism

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

Since Karl Marx's radical proposition of establishing a new society based primarily around the elimination of the bourgeoisie and the uprising of the working class, there have been an innumerable advocates, detractors, and vehement debates surrounding both sides of Socialism and Communism....