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15 Nov 2013

Is France a racist country? Explain in relation to colonial and post-colonial history

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

Racism is a topic which has influenced world history in immeasurable ways. From apartheid in South Africa to the 2005 Cronulla riots, race and racism affects us all, so it is with little wonder that many have questioned in hindsight, the actions and policies of countries globally. This essay...

13 Sep 2013

Racial Differences in Albany, New York

Case study - 3 pages - Political science

The ever growing population in Albany, New York is now approximately 19,306,183 residents. Of the 19,306,183 people residing in Albany, New York more than half, 67.9% make up my race. Albany, New York has 15.9% average of African American, 15.1% of Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% of Native American or...

12 Sep 2013

The White Rose Movement

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

Most Americans never have and hopefully never will experience living under a totalitarian government, and therefore cannot imagine the difficulties and the severe consequences that resulted from opposition. It was impossible to speak openly because one never knew who might be Nazi spies or...

23 Jul 2013

A critical review of Downs, A. (1957) 'An Economic Theory of Political Action in a Democracy', Journal of Political Economy, 65(2): 135-150

Case study - 3 pages - Political science

In his seminal work “An economic Theory of Political Action in Democracy” Anthony Downs suggests that traditional economic theory is united in its exclusion of the impact of government as an economic agent. He sets out to address this issue by creating a model that sets key conditions...

09 Jul 2013

Late nineteenth century imperialism can best be understood in terms of concerns over national weakness rather than as an assertion of national strength. Discuss.

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

The last quarter of the nineteenth century saw European Great Powers, including Great Britain, France and Germany, engaged in an active colonial policy, or what historians may term New Imperialism. This era was marked by the formalisation of colonies and empire through treaties, as well as an...

09 Jul 2013

Cold war: More often than not, superpowers, rather than causing regional conflicts, were reluctantly drawn into them

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

The Cold War, besides being fought initially against an European-dominated background, was also extended to the Third World later. This globalization of the Cold War is inextricably linked to the entanglement of the two superpowers, the United States (US) and the Soviet Union, in several proxy...

05 Jul 2013

How far do you agree that the crisis experienced by China in the late 1980s was due to "the inevitable consequences of the policies of economic liberalization by Deng Xiaoping"?

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

Shortly after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976 came the rehabilitation of Deng Xiaoping. During the latter's reign, China experienced a crisis in the late 1980s, the 1989 Tiananmen Crisis, during which the army attacked students who held a demonstration demanding political liberalisation. This...

05 Jul 2013

The turning point at which Europe failed to turn. How accurately does this describe the impact of the 1848 revolutions in either Italy or Germany?

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

In January 1848, popular discontent towards the situation on the Italian peninsula manifested itself in the outbreak of revolution, which continued throughout the year and into 1849. This, known as the 1848 revolutions, was provoked by socio-economic factors like unemployment and poor harvests,...

28 Jun 2013

To what extent was the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese border war about the situation in Cambodia?

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

On the 17th February 1979 the People's Republic of China (PRC) launched a large-scale attack into Vietnam in order « to teach Vietnam a lesson » , according to the words of Deng Xiao Ping, general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party since Mao Zedong's death....

28 Jun 2013

Sufism is occasionally accused of being outside the realm of Shari'a. Discuss this issue, referring to changes in the attitude towards Sufism at different times in early / medieval Islamic History

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

Sufism is a trend of Islam that puts the stress on experiencing God, by trying to find direct and intimate knowledge of God. The etymology of the Arabic word “suf” which means “wool” because of the garments worn by the first Sufis, is a good illustration of the...

21 Jun 2013

The Native American Right to Sovereignty

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

The arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 caused a marked change in the course of Native American history. From the 16th to the 19th centuries, subsequent European invaders justified removal of Natives based on beliefs of religious and cultural superiority. After American independence and the...

18 Jun 2013

World War II: the United States and Great Britain

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

The period preceding the World War II in many respects defined the role of the USA in the pending war. It was crucial in a sense that the US had undergone one of the direst economic crises and was at the outset of industrial revolution. President Franklin Roosevelt proved himself to be...

18 Jun 2013

Freedom to comment

Case study - 1 pages - Political science

We live in a nation where we have freedom of speech, but do we always feel we are free to speak our minds? I think the answer to this is no. There are times when we are part of a group and afraid to speak up because our opinion is different from those around us. When this group is other people we...

14 Jun 2013

The first Macedonian War, flawed alliances and mistakes

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

The first Macedonian War between Philip V of Macedon and the Roman Republic took place between 214 - 205 BC. This war was one of three that led to the division and the eventual end of Macedonia. Prior to the beginning of any known physical conflict between the nations of Rome and...

14 Jun 2013

Turkmenistan and benefits for the US

Case study - 25 pages - Political science

Turkmenistan is a country full of promises and potential for a brighter future to the world. Throughout history, the country of Turkmenistan has provided an abundance of archeological finds as well as an advance dwelling civilization. This civilization has been through many epochs and...

14 Jun 2013

Capitalism's downfall

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

March 4th, 1883 is the date that Karl Heinrich Marx passed away, however his theories and legacy still live to this day. Post-mortem, his messaged was interpreted and criticized very differently between numerous political scientists, philosophers and theorists. Presently, the leftist...

14 Jun 2013

Russia: From communism to capitalism

Case study - 3 pages - Political science

Russia, the great bear of Europe and Asia, is the largest country in the entire world with an area covering over 17,075,200 sq km of the known world. The country borders over 14 countries and has a unique history as well. Its population from July 2007 was estimated to be over 141...

13 Jun 2013

Patton: Summary of the last great general of the US

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

A hero is an individual that can be defined as one who possesses courage and bravery. This is the broadest definition in reference to describing the term hero. However, could a hero be capable of possessing multiple amounts of qualities, especially those considered negative or...

10 Jun 2013

Globalization and economy (negative effects)

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

Globalization has been defined in various ways by different scholars. In economic terms, globalization refers to progression of incorporating different isolated national markets of capital, labor and commodities into a single world market which different investors across the globe can exchange...

24 May 2013

Christianity, conversion and local culture

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

The work on participation shows how western NGOs need to ‘convert' locals to the project's agenda, in such a way that the project's ideas become their ideas. This analogy with religious conversion prompts us to look at the historical and ongoing waves of religious missioning that precede...

20 May 2013

Critically evaluate the institutional reforms enshrined in the Lisbon Treaty

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

Signed in 2007 and entered in force in 2009, the Treaty of Lisbon is in fact the combination of two pieces of legislation. The first one is a new version for the Treaty of the European Union (TEU). The second one is a replacement of the former Treaty of the European Community (TEC) to the new...

17 May 2013

Does the viewing of slasher films empower female viewers?

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

Throughout recent decades, the graphic violence of slasher films has become increasingly controversial. The horror slasher genre has become one of the most controversial film categories, receiving attention for the skillful and artful way these movies become emotion roller coasters...

06 May 2013

Black America's Transformation & Booker T. Washington

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

The 1960s were the time of significant, cultural change. This black revolution changed the lives of African Americans forever because it led to them acquiring the right to vote and the right to be treated equally. Before the 1960s, it was permissible to discriminate against African Americans when...

23 Apr 2013

What is a gift? What are the political, economic, religious, and social implications of the gift?

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

Supposedly, a gift is the free act of willingly donating to someone something that was yours without expecting anything in exchange. It is a thus doubly a free act for it is up to the giver to decide whether he wants to make a gift or not and the receiver has no obligation to reciprocate. The...

03 Apr 2013

Will the economical collapse of Greece cause the end of the Euro?

Case study - 3 pages - Political science

The euro zone is now frantically bracing itself for the imminent fall of the Greek government. Faced with the possibility of Greece vouching for a fully fledged non-payment of debt and euro zone departure as opposed to a debt deal, the outstanding euro zone members have to choose whether to...

03 Apr 2013

Organizational transformation, models restructure, traditional police agencies into community policing: Exploratory case study of three police departments in Norway

Case study - 20 pages - Political science

When organizational transformation succeeds, say the corporate change experts, employees feel they are working for a different company. Transformation is a radical change process, undertaken to respond to a crisis or to take advantage of a great opportunity. It has a much more profound effect...

07 Mar 2013

OPEC's effective resistance to strong western powers

Case study - 3 pages - Political science

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was one of the first organizations of the developing world to effectively resist Western superpowers. Before OPEC, Western countries colonized developing nations and exploited their natural resources with little resistance from these countries....

22 Feb 2013

Authoritarianism is a form of government

Case study - 3 pages - Political science

Authoritarianism is a form of government in which concentrated and highly concentrated in a small group of politicians. A political condition of authoritarianism exists when those in power leave little or no freedom of choice to those over whom they govern, either because they believe that the...

21 Feb 2013

The conspiracy of Cinadon: A threat to the Spartan society

Case study - 2 pages - Political science

The Conspiracy of Cinadon is an attempted coup d'état which took place in Sparta in the 4th century BCE, (during the first years of Agesilaus II's reign). Led by Cinadon, it aimed to break the power of the elite of the oligarchic Spartan system. This event was reported by Xenophon in the third...

19 Feb 2013

What is the difference between "liberalization" and "democratization"?

Case study - 3 pages - Political science

In his 1997 article, The Rise of Illiberal Democracy, published in Foreign Affairs, Fareed Zakaria pointed out a phenomenon which had been growing among the newer states emerged from what Samuel Huntington named the Third Wave of Democracy (1990); newly elected powers regularly failing to...