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12 Mar 2009
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Aristotle, Hobbes and Machiavelli on Governance

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

In the realm of political theory, there are many thinkers whose thoughts and writings have influenced the way that government's and societies operate today. As citizens, it is crucial for us, especially in the democratic systems that we a North American's enjoy, that we place certain...

12 Mar 2009
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Social movements and depoliticization

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

When one endeavors to study sociology within the context of our society, we must view it and assess it in relation to the social infrastructures that are already in place. This in no small way means that politics needs to be a contributing factor. This is even more relevant in the...

12 Mar 2009
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The alleged 'crisis of the welfare state' and the failure of the traditional defenders of the welfare state to respond to the New Right's critique

Thesis - 9 pages - Political science

Nowhere do competing theoretical, ideological and political views rage more fiercely, than in the debates surrounding the existence and organization of the modern welfare state. For some, the welfare state stands as a testimony to human achievement and social progress, it represents a...

05 Mar 2009
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How the Bush administration has abused executive power

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

Since the United States Constitution was written, there has been a constant tug-of-war for power between the three branches of government: the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch. In this time, the executive has been able to acquire many powers which include...

05 Mar 2009
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Democracy deficit in Canada

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

Canadians have always loved the fact that their nation is a democracy, and arguable one of the most developed democracies in the world. However, now more than ever before, there is a call from many Canadians to reinvigorate and revitalize democratic institutions in the country. ...

03 Mar 2009
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The erosion of the welfare state in the United States

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

For more than a century welfare states have developed both in Western Europe and in North America. The welfare state is based on the idea that the state or the government should be responsible for maintaining a certain level of service for its citizens. This is a model whereby the...

26 Feb 2009
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Tajikistan: Battling corruption

Thesis - 12 pages - Political science

Tajikistan is a landlocked country in Southwest Asia surrounded by Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and China. The country is a republic headed by President Emomali Rakhmonov and Prime Minister Oquil Oqilov. There are currently NATO forces operating out of Tajikistan in support of the war in...

20 Feb 2009
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Efficiency and efficacy of Tricare

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

The US Department of Defense's health care program is perhaps one of the most complex in the country. With 91 hospitals and 374 clinics facilities spread over the entire country and overseas for the uniformed service individuals in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guards, Marine Corps, Public...

05 Feb 2009
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Iraq: Failure and victory

Essay - 11 pages - Political science

In this paper I will point out a few of the failures the Bush administration made prior to and during the current war in Iraq. I will also make recommendations for how things should have been done and how things need to be done in the current state of the war. I will also explain how past...

05 Feb 2009
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Jawbreaker: The US return to Afghanistan

Essay - 9 pages - Political science

But the physical wear on the nation was only a symbol of the complex divisions that cut through Afghanistan. After the Soviet invasion was repelled - by Mujahedin fighters equipped with American weaponry and advised by CIA contacts - the communist government stood only for a few years,...

22 Jan 2009
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Reagan's containment strategy

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

Containment policy originates from a foreign policy strategy pursued by the United States during the post World War era introduced by George F. Kennan. Kennan had been a diplomat and a US State Department advisor who worked on Soviet affairs. He introduced the concept of containment of expansion...

21 Jan 2009
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Bulgaria: Transition towards democracy

Essay - 22 pages - Political science

Bulgaria is due for accession to the European Union in 2007. According to most international reporting mechanisms the country has reached the final stages of democracy, and is ready to proceed with accession. While on many levels, such as economically and politically, Bulgaria may...

21 Jan 2009
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"Post-parliamentary strategies need, therefore, to be recast as complements, rather than substitute, for parliamentarism at Union level" (Lord and Beetham). Discuss

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

The rejection of the Constitutional Treaty by the French and Dutch citizens in the referendum of spring 2005 has caused a revival of the EU's legitimacy issue. It was also evidence for the fact that both the continuous strengthening of the European Parliament's powers one the one hand and the...

21 Jan 2009
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Tony Blair's third way

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

When Tony Blair decided, in 1997, to challenge the electoral power of four consecutive Conservative governments, he pertinently chose to call his draft for Labor's electoral platform New Labor, New Life for Britain. Indeed, Labor or shall we say New Labor manifesto flaunted an unprecedented...

21 Jan 2009
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The response of the Republican administrations of the 1950s and the Democrat administrations of the 1960s to the domestic problems they faced

Case study - 8 pages - Political science

Burning bras, rebel “teenagers”, rioting black Americans, burning cities, angry students and happy hippies are only a few amidst a veritable panoply of symbols of an exploding and ebullient young America struggling to find itself throughout the vibrant fifties and sixties, an era of...

20 Jan 2009
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The 2004 European elections

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

On the 13th of June 2004, except in a few countries (Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Czech Republic and United Kingdom where it occurred one or two days before), more than 338 millions European citizens went to the polls to choose their representatives at the European Parliament, namely the...

20 Jan 2009
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Humanitarian intervention is merely a pretext for states national interests

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

After the Second World War in 1945, the notion of ‘crime against humanity' emerged to condemn the killing of the Jews by the Nazis. In reaction to this shock, several countries stood in favour of conveying a new way of thinking about international relations, and tried to set up a new kind of...

19 Jan 2009
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Assess the claim that Thatcherism decisively recast political and economic relationships in the 1980s

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

Thatcherism is a political thought applied by the 3 successive governments led by Margaret Thatcher, from 1979 to 1990. It quickly evolved as a doctrine. Thatcherism came at a time when the post-war consensus was collapsing, and aimed at checking the decline of the British economy, suffering...

16 Jan 2009
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Democratic transitions in the Arab world

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

At the end of the Cold war, the political models of modernization different from democracy were totally discredited. Democracy, defined by Ghassan Salamé as an ‘arrangement institutionnnel qui permet de garantir la participation des citoyens au choix de leurs dirigeants par la voie...

16 Jan 2009
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The American way of life in the fifties

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

Between 1947 and 1960, the average real income for American workers increased by as much as it had in the previous half-century. Over the same period, the GDP soared 220%. Consumption of personal services increased by 3 times. In 1960, per capita income was 35% higher than even the boom year...

16 Jan 2009
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The far-right in Europe

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

The far-right in Europe has been a permanent feature in the European countries since the fifties. But for some years the far-right movement, most of the time a mix of populism and nationalism, has an increasing audience among the European population. Earlier it was indeed seen as a marginalized...

16 Jan 2009
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Can the military be a-political? Should it be?

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

The world has been stunned since 1989 by the speed with which the countries of Eastern Europe abandoned four decades of Marxist-Leninist rule and moved into Western-style democracy and capitalism. Although the process of transition was, of course, delicate, it seems that very often economic and...

16 Jan 2009
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Critical summary and reflective analysis of Gerard Alexander's essay, "Making Democracy Stick."

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

Published in the issue of December 2005 & January 2006, the article “Making Democracy Stick” written by Gerard Alexander is part of a wider movement distancing itself from the American muscled intervention in Iraq and its lack of preparation for democratic consolidation. The...

16 Jan 2009
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The United States: A "theodemocracy"? The ambiguous relationship between religion and politics

Essay - 9 pages - Political science

As Julia Gronnevet said, “comparing the United States to the Roman Empire is a popular pastime” . For instance, in his book entitled Are we Rome?: the Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America (2007), Cullen Murphy established some parallels between these two political entities...

16 Jan 2009
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Is Fair Trade a tool to appease the conscience or a political lever?

Thesis - 9 pages - Political science

Fair Trade is an approach based on precise criterion of sustainable development; relations of exchanges of long duration and direct relations removing the intermediaries. According to these criterions, the Fair Trade organizations of North thus begin to buy these products at a just price which...

16 Jan 2009
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Did government policy influence the development of large local firms and/or business groups in South Korea? What have been some of the long run benefits and problematic legacies of such policies?

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

The South-Korean state's industrialization programs achieved national economic ob-jectives through the use of government economic policies, defined as “measures by which a government attempts to influence the economy” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008). This paper focus on three government...

16 Jan 2009
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Critical review of Robert Putnam's Making Democracy Work

Book review - 6 pages - Political science

In the 1970s, new representative institutions were created in the twenty regions that make up Italy. The Italian government wanted to bring governance closer to the people, so that 'the citizens of Seveso and Pietrapertosa were now directed to nearby Milan and Potenza rather than distant...

16 Jan 2009
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The construction of the modern State

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

'Man is by nature a political animal', arguing on that Aristolte induced the existence of political communities. Men lived in communities for decades. However, man's living condition has changed with the passage of time. One landmark change was in his environment. Each evolution was a...

16 Jan 2009
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Saving souls or saving the world: The Jesuits and politics in the 20th century

Essay - 17 pages - Political science

On Monday 7th January 2008, the 35th “General Congregation” of the Society of Jesus, the famous religious order founded in 1540 by Ignatius of Loyola and some followers, met to elect its 29th “General Superior”, after the demission of P-H Kolvenbach for cause of old age. The...

15 Jan 2009
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Child protection and child abuse

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

The problem of child ?buse h?s become incre?singly evident in ?ll p?rts of the world including ?meric? ?nd Europe. Between 1980 ?nd 1993, for ex?mple, the number of children reported once or more than once to the public ?uthorities complaining about m?ltre?tment. The number has more th?n doubled...