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22 Apr 2008
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Bandits

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

The myth of Robin Hood has not only created a long lasting fairy tale for our youth it has also created the definition of what Eric Hobsbawm calls a social bandit: one who gives to the poor by taking from the rich. Hobsbawm uses the myth of Robin Hood to identify bandits who have reached a...

20 Apr 2008
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The Canadian democratic deficit

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

The last five federal elections in Canada have seen an average of voter turnout in the 60% range: a clear drop from the usual 70% seen throughout electoral history . The issue, largely ignored by Prime Minister Jean Chretien until the rise of Paul Martin, has raised the question of the...

18 Apr 2008
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Analyzing Corruption's Cost on Development: Mexico

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

Political corruption trickles down the entire social and economic skeleton of Mexico, or formally, The United Mexican States. The system of corruption is undoubtedly to blame for the state's lack of development- but to what extent? Starting with the state's most authoritative...

17 Apr 2008
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The Political Journey of Fela Kuti

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

Fela Anikulapo Kuti was a famous Nigerian musician. He was a founder of Afrobeat music which involves the fusion of jazz and elements of West African music. Fela was also an important political figure on the music scene. His music is a prime example of using media to...

09 Apr 2008
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The World Bank

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Political science

It is truly shocking the controversy that is stirred by the World Bank. What is even more shocking is how truly complex the group's operations actually are. With novels being published written strictly about “The Case Against the World Bank” (Danaher), it is probably imperative to a...

09 Feb 2008
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Thoughts and Understanding on the Decline of Voter Participation

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Political science

It is a common knowledge that the most general type of political behavior is voting. Voting fundamentally represent the idea of Government being enacted by the people for the people. This is the time when a regular John Doe has a power to decide on whom, he thinks is the best to represent him and...

08 Feb 2008
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Politics of Global Warming

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Political science

In the modernized lifestyles we live today, the consequences of this lifestyle seems to have finally caught up with us. Since 1994, the world's mean temperature has risen almost 1 degree Fahrenheit, and it is only increasing. This is believed to have been caused by excess gas and smoke emissions...

04 Jan 2008
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Ideal and Not Ideal Leaders

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

An ideal leader is an intellect, an analyzer, an interpreter. He will not bend to the demand of the public solely for their approval of him, nor will he drift down the path of corruption. An ideal leader has strong character, a crafty personality and an admirable demeanor. He is patient,...

03 Jan 2008
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Terrorism: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

Terrorism by definition is the systematic use of violence, terror and intimidation to achieve an end. However, this definition has translated into a horrid way of life that has inflicted pain, death and mourning to individuals all over the world. Largely influential countries such as the United...

11 Dec 2007
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Roadblocks, Forces and Reform in Egyptian Politics

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

The 2005 elections deemed to be promising for Egypt. Hosni Mubarak had himself claimed to come “out of my full conviction of the need to consolidate efforts for more freedom and democracy.” The “reform” agenda had been initiated by the President himself, beginning with his...

11 Dec 2007
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The Tyranny of Real Time and the Intensification of the Spectacle

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

While screening clips of American soldiers fighting in Iraq and analysis of the “insurgency” spews forth from the mouth of an “expert” on the conflict, Fox News's scrolling news ticker reports Homeland Security's terrorist alert level on loop, warning its viewers that...

22 Oct 2007
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Intelligent Design and Religion

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

According to the First Amendment, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” and according to the Fourteenth Amendment, “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.” Thus,...

19 Oct 2007
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The Art of Loving War

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

The image of a soldier is that of a stereotype. He barely passed high school or did not pass at all. He laughed at the idea of college, he laughed at the price. He works every weekday and drinks every weekend. Bosses and police officers have no reasons to give him...

08 Oct 2007
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The Foreign Policy Transition: Isolationist to Internationalist

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

Many people describe the period between World War I and World War II as a time of United States isolationism, but that is a common misconception. While it is true that during the interwar period America was very politically isolationist, the country was very imperialistic economically. Following...

30 Aug 2007
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The Relationship between Corruption and Economic Development

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

Through the quantitative comparison of corruption and economic development, it can be found that GDP per Capita is partially dependent on the amount of corruption within the governing body of a given nation. The independent variable (x) is the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) as made available...

30 Aug 2007
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What kind of leader is Condoleezza Rice?

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Political science

Dr. Condoleezza Rice was sworn in as Secretary of State on January 25, 2005. She is a clear example of a leader, which possesses certain traits that have led her to where she is today. In order to evaluate her as a leader, it is necessary to look at different aspects of her leadership. It...

22 Aug 2007
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Why Can't the Music Industry Stop Illegal Downloads?

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Political science

Can't wait for the new Jay Z album to go on sale to get your own copy? Don't want to shell out $19.99 (plus tax!) for the latest Modest Mouse record? For those growing up in the Internet generation, these hurdles are trivial. Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing has made acquiring media online...

22 Aug 2007
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Seeds of Peace: Triumphs and Trials

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Political science

How can one solve an ancient conflict? Is it possible for reconciliation to occur after years, even centuries, of dispute? How can one even attempt to play a constructive role in such a conflict? Seeds of Peace has attempted to make a change in such ancient battles as the Israeli-Palestinian...

21 Aug 2007
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Sustainable Agriculture: Achieving Food Reform

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

We have a global crisis on our hands. For decades, industrial agriculturists have ravaged and monopolized our global countryside and our global resources. Recently, as world hunger awareness has grown, these corporations would claim in the name of good will and the elimination of...

12 Apr 2007
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The French policy in sub-Saharan Africa since 1960

Essay - 10 pages - Political science

The French policy in Africa is frequently deemed neo-colonialist. France would enduringly attempt to keep its former colonies within its sphere of influence for economic and political reasons. Cases in point are the lyrics of the song “Françafrique” by the Ivorian descent artist Tiken...

05 Apr 2007
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How were the 2006 labour protests seen in France and abroad?

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

On 9 December 1905, a law was passed in France separating the church and the state. However, today in the United States of America, the President takes an oath on the Bible to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic. To the French, it may sound...

02 Apr 2007
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Gender, sexuality and politics: masculinity

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

“Somehow we need to be able to acknowledge the power that men have in society without thereby feeding a myth that all men feel powerful in their individual lives…we also have to recognize our inherited sense of superiority in relation to women…” (Seidler, 1997, p.51-53).

02 Apr 2007
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Was the Macmillan government's decision to apply for membership of the European Communities the product of Britain's declining global status?

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

The fear that Britain would become, as Labour's post-war Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin put it “just another European country” , was one of the main reasons to explain the British refusal to join a European supranational organisation. The Attlee government was indeed in favour of...

30 Mar 2007
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Risk Society thesis

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

By offering a radical reorientation of mainstream sociology, modern social theory illuminates theoretical themes in environmental sociology. Indeed, it has recently begun to contest the honoured epistemological assumption of the environment as an independent, objective reality. New environmental...

21 Mar 2007
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Nationalism and communism in North-East Asia: History, application and perspectives

Thesis - 13 pages - Political science

From many perspectives, North-East Asia seems to be the area of paradoxes. The astonishing economic development of the region in the second part of the twentieth century, despite a troubled geopolitical context, is a great example of the peculiar ability of these countries to invent their own way...

14 Mar 2007
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Influence of Jerusalem's religious symbolic in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

The author takes position against a Palestinian-controlled Old Jerusalem, where all the holy and historical sites of Judaism stand. He states that Jerusalem is « holier » to Jews than to Muslims (ignoring the Palestinian Christian minority) and that it should be put under...

14 Mar 2007
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The Swedish model and the European integration

Thesis - 8 pages - Political science

Sweden officially joined the European Union on January 1st, 1995. Since that time Sweden is part of the European Union, but it is said to be one of the most Euro-sceptical members of the Union. What are the causes for this strong Swedish Euro-scepticism? It is linked to the special social...

12 Mar 2007
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Western-style Democracy and non-Western religions - the case of Islam

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

"Is Western-style democracy compatible with non-Western religions? Discuss primarily the question of the Islamic religion." Although the suggestion that certain religious traditions were more suitable for democracy came under increasing attack from the early 1980s onwards,...

02 Mar 2007
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The structure of the social welfare - The welfare mix

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

Over the past century, the provision of social welfare has changed drastically in both the recipients of this welfare care and the scale of social protection services. This evolution is mainly due to the development of welfare states. In the 1910s and ‘20s the growing of movements as trade...

28 Feb 2007
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Critically discuss the legal theory of Austin

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

“The existence of law is one thing, its merit or demerit is another.” John Austin (1790-1859) defines the essence of positivism in this one sentence, generally cited as the standard exposition of the imperative theory of law, from his book: The Province of Jurisprudence Determined...