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07 Jul 2008
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A broad overview of modern secessionist movements

Essay - 9 pages - Political science

Secessionism is a process that has been part of international discourse since the development of government. Regardless of the success or equity created under a particular rule, various groups have sought separation from the state in an effort to create more autonomy and achieve a higher level of...

07 Jul 2008
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Youth political participation in the United States

Essay - 19 pages - Political science

Statistical analysis of voting trends in the United States show that after reaching stable levels in 1950, voter participation has decreased significantly throughout the last half of the twentieth century. This trend has been especially noted among youthful voters between the ages of 18 and 34....

07 Jul 2008
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An analysis of one of Winston Churchill's most famous speeches: "The Sinews of Peace" or the Iron Curtain speech.

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

Throughout the course of history, notable social and political leaders have offered up their opinions on specific subjects and pressing issues of the day. While many of the leaders have given impassioned, well-reasoned and well-delivered speeches, only a few have gone down in history as truly...

29 Jun 2008
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Electoral emendation: Changing the college that chooses our commander-in-chief

Essay - 11 pages - Political science

Stewart is an elector representing the state of Vermont in the Electoral College for the election of the president. The popular vote has been tallied and it is time to finally elect the president. The results for Vermont's popular vote tells Stew that he is supposed to vote for Blaine Darvy,...

29 Jun 2008
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Trends in US voting behaviors throughout the course of the twentieth century

Essay - 8 pages - Political science

The United States of America was founded on the principle of democracy. The Founding Fathers believed that the power of the government was so great that it should be placed in the hands of the people. As such, the basic framework of democracy that was established by the Founding Fathers was on in...

24 Jun 2008
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One Man, One Culture, One Decade

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

When the culture was based on rebelling against the very culture that we are seeking to explain. Attempting to understand the culture of the Vietnam era will only lead you in a circle of contradictions and ever changing ideals. In part, due to the fact that there was no dominate overlaying...

20 Jun 2008
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The Causes and Consequences of Divided Government

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

Divided party control of government occurs when at least one House of Congress is controlled by a party to which the President does not belong. Much of the most popular research on divided government was done prior to the 1994 elections, when the Republicans took control of the House of...

03 Jun 2008
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The Politics of Privacy

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

Eastern European Communist regimes deemed it necessary to cultivate a high degree of state discipline in their societies. Much of the public life and social engagement of the populace operated through mechanisms of surveillance and control. Authors and scholars have argued that the regimes...

30 May 2008
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It is nationalism which engenders nations, and not the other way around

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

This essay will argue the case in favour of the statement that “it is nationalism which engenders nations, and not the other way around.” Ironically, the difficulties in doing so are also encountered by those who disagree with the statement. In the first place, there has yet to be any...

23 May 2008
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What is the role of the Equal Rights Amendment?

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

The Equal Rights Amendment, better known as the ERA, is an amendment requiring that both sexes be treated equally under the law. It has been a matter of heated debate and battle for the last 83 years. The ERA was first introduced to Congress in 1923; three years after the 19th Amendment had...

16 May 2008
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Political Parties, Pressure Groups, and Voting Behavior

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Political science

The National Rifle Association is among both the most effective and most controversial lobbying groups in the United States today. While their initial intention is to preserve people's right to bear arms, they have done so by staunchly opposing any piece of legislation specifically targeting any...

12 May 2008
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How to Lobby, Literally

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Political science

Since the United States' foundation, the people have constitutionally been granted the right to assemble and express themselves freely. The most effective assemblies over time have become the active voices of the people, pursuing fair legislation when deemed necessary through the lobbying of...

05 May 2008
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Citizenship & Democracy: Civil Society and the Democratization of Kosovo

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

The emergence of Kosovo as a modern nation-state is a recent development, tracing its immediate roots to the 1990s. At this time Kosovo was still a province of Serbia and under the authority of Serbia's leader, Slobodan Milosevic. Milosevic went to extreme measures to put down the insurgency...

01 May 2008
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A Race to the Finish : A struggle for equal rights

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

The United States, despite its libertarian ideals and emphasis on equality, has more than once turned its back on its own citizens. Slavery, the most bruising, shameful mark in the history of this democracy, divided the American culture even after the Civil War ended and the slaves were freed....

01 May 2008
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Madagascar: A Country's Struggle for Public Discourse Through Media

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

In independent Madagascar, while citizens celebrate a free media system, their simultaneous struggle for media access puts them at great disadvantage. Formerly a French colony, Madagascar has only had its independence for several decades, little time to build an effective media and communication...

28 Apr 2008
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Film as a Form of Dissent: The Politics of Czech Film Miracle

Tutorials/exercises - 7 pages - Political science

In the 1960s Prague was abuzz with artistic excitement. Prague had long been the site of innovative creations in classical music and theater, but now the films coming out of the state sponsored film industry were making headlines, not only in Eastern Europe, but around the world. Czech films...

25 Apr 2008
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Eminent Domain Use and Abuse in Long Branch, New Jersey

Case study - 7 pages - Political science

Eminent domain is, at its essence, the power of a governmental entity to take private real estate for public use, with or without the permission of its owner. The right is most often exercised as a last resort, when all other avenues of negotiations have failed, to acquire land for the...

24 Apr 2008
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Kenya Electoral Crisis

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

The ethnic divisions in Kenya normally remain dormant until election time politics polarizes the population behind certain candidates. The Kenyan crisis of 2007-2008 followed a recurring pattern of tribal violence that has happened throughout the states recent history, and then brought it to a...

23 Apr 2008
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Kamikaze diaries- Review

Essay - 8 pages - Political science

The onset of 9/11 in America awoke comparisons of the suicide attacks to that of Pearl Harbor during World War II by so-called Japanese kamikaze bombers, however the attempted parallel as Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney puts it “[represents] a deliberately distorted view ” of historical facts. The...

23 Apr 2008
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Examining the Positive and Negative Aspects of Affirmative Action

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

When one examines even the earliest hunter gatherer societies it becomes evident that women have always worked alongside men. Yet as societies began to progress away from the hunter gatherer lifestyle, women's work started to become less recognized despite its obvious importance. As time moved on...

23 Apr 2008
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Canadian Politics

Tutorials/exercises - 10 pages - Political science

Canadian politics in the 20th century was full of prominent and colourful politicians, but none were as controversial as Pierre Elliot Trudeau. Pierre Trudeau was a French-Canadian born and raised in Montreal who grew up to become one of the most influential characters in Canadian history. He was...

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 existence...

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 leaders and policy...

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 distribute his messages...

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...