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19 Feb 2013

What role does civil society play in democratization?

Case study - 3 pages - Political science

With the progressive end of the Cold War in the 1980's and the fall of the Eastern Block coincided the multiplication of the number of countries adopting a democratic form of government, an event described as the “third wave” of democratization by Samuel Huntington in his eponymous 1991...

14 Feb 2013

Analyze the principal characteristics of liberalism with reference to current developments in the 'Arab spring' critically examine the view that liberalism's objectives and values are a form of western imperialism

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

The current international context is very complex. The 21st century is characterized by an entanglement of complex relations and inter-dependence between States. In the international studies, we often say that the 21st century began when the Soviet Union disappeared. Indeed, during the...

16 Jan 2013

The Great Scramble: European Anxiety and the Division of Africa

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

In the high Victorian era, the Great Powers of Europe were suddenly struck with what initially seemed a inexplicable fever to divide among themselves an entire continent about which they knew remarkably little. Although some of the colonies subsequently formed became very profitable, the initial...

08 Jan 2013

Mass media and the war in Iraq

Case study - 3 pages - Political science

The song entitled "Boom!", by the band System of a Down (S.O.A.D), appears off their third studio album Steal This Album! Released in 2002, the album failed to meet the success of S.O.A.D's previous album Toxicity. The album was created mainly because unfinished songs were leaked onto...

08 Jan 2013

Why voter turnout should matter

Case study - 3 pages - Political science

Voter turnout in the United States can be defined as the number of votes cast versus the number of registered voters. Since the 1960s, voter turnout in the United States has been steadily declining. "After rising sharply from 1948 to 1960, turnout declined in nearly every election until dropping...

08 Jan 2013

The struggle of the civil war

Case study - 2 pages - Political science

Strong national parties in both the North and South seemed capable of resolving sectional issues. But by the late 1850s, America became more and more divided with the adoption of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. This act negated the Compromise of 1850 and allowed the expansion of slavery on a...

08 Jan 2013

Colonies lay foundation for U.S.

Case study - 2 pages - Political science

The colonization of the New World began with Spain. Soon after, England began taking a serious interest in colonizing the New World for economic, social, and religious benefits. England saw a great economic advantage through colonizing. America was the world's new market and English companies...

08 Jan 2013

The Indian caste system compared to middle age feudalism

Case study - 2 pages - Political science

Society has transformed its design to structure itself in the most efficient possible way through many trials of success and failure. The separation of people into different levels of class has always erupted within the majority of governments of ancient civilizations mainly due to the various...

25 Dec 2012

Sample resume: Comoros mission to the United Nations

Sample résumé - 2 pages - Political science

The United Nations Third Committee is the committee dealing with Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs, as well as Human Rights issues. The main focus of these Human Rights Issues being the Advancement of Women, the Protection of Children and the treatment of Refugees addressing a variety of...

20 Dec 2012

Radical persuasion: How cults gain members

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

It is easy to hear about a thousand people killing themselves at the suggestion of one man and dismisses them as being crazy. It is natural to hear of people committing suicide to board a spaceship and write them off as being gullible sheep. When one hears about a group of people...

11 Dec 2012

A war for identity: Vladimir Putin's image as a product of the war in the Northern Caucuses

Case study - 2 pages - Political science

Voloyda Putin stood atop a staircase looking down at the toilet that was fixated against the bottom stair of the communal apartment. He gripped the freezing metal handrail with his left hand and shifted the large wooden stick in his right. He had spotted another one. With his eye on the...

11 Dec 2012

Language and violence: An analysis of President Bush's recent rhetoric

Case study - 7 pages - Political science

His words have influenced the way we see our roles as Americans and the way we see and respond to the violence that was perpetrated against us. To what extent are the President's speeches the persuasive rhetoric of a good leader, and to what extent are they distortions of reality?...

21 Nov 2012

Early Capitalism and the Rise of a Protestant Work Ethic: A Love Story

Case study - 8 pages - Political science

The time is 16th-century England; our topic at hand, examining the rise of Protestant values in terms of the socio-economic struggle faced by England's bourgeoisie. There has been much debate about this topic, especially in relation to the events it spurred and the blows it dealt for the course...

21 Nov 2012

Cold War essay: Why did the Cold War begin in Europe (1945-1949)?

Case study - 1 pages - Political science

Following the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, Vladimir Lenin caused the West to mistrust Russia: he abandoned WWI with the Brest-Litovsk Treaty, reneged on all debts of the Tsar, privatized industry, and established the Cominterm. Communism, the guiding principle of the USSR, was incompatible with...

21 Nov 2012

Negritude: Genesis and terms of a cultural and political movement

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

As Jean-Paul Sartre's famous quote was explaining, The concept of Negritude is based in response to a condition, a context. "The denial of the black man" is thus the expression of the conditioning that was subjecting populations of colonies, particularly in France, ie moral subjugation of...

31 Oct 2012

Should America continue sanctions on Cuba?

Case study - 2 pages - Political science

Personally, I understand the situation to be too complicated for someone in my position to have an opinion on. There is no doubt in my mind that removing sanctions with Cuba would align with America's economic and political interests. Cuba's unsteady Communist Government offers ripe conditions...

25 Oct 2012

The invasion of Iraq: An example of liberal imperialism

Case study - 6 pages - Political science

On March 19, 2003, the United States, under the leadership of former President George W. Bush launched the invasion of Iraq1. For many people, this was a vital strategy in the United States' “war against terror.” The terrorist attack in New York City on the morning of...

19 Oct 2012

Basic concepts in global environmental politics

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

Bringing a variety of perspectives to the table, there are three very influential actors involved in global environmental governance: Nation States, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Corporations. Scientists have been excluded from the category of “actor” because any of these three...

10 Oct 2012

How convincing and appealing is Schumpeter's theory of democracy?

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

Joseph Schumpeter is an American economist and political scientist from the first part of the 20th C, well-known for his book Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy written in 1942 during the Second World War. In this eminent work, Schumpeter has elaborated a New Theory of Democracy, much influenced...

05 Oct 2012

Keller and the Three Regimes

Case study - 6 pages - Political science

In Americas Three Regimes, Morton Keller posits a theory of realignment in United States elections that argues that American politics have been defined by periodic political revolutions that reshaped a U.S. electoral landscape every 32 to 36 years that was still remarkable for its continuity....

20 Aug 2012

How good governance has helped to transform Malaysia

Case study - 2 pages - Political science

Since its independence in 1957, Malaysia experienced significant social and financial challenges. The initiatives of the nation's government did, nevertheless, enable Malaysia to become a major exporter of a number of products, and establish itself as a leading name in global industries like the...

17 Aug 2012

The work of the English poet John Donne

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

During the time of the restoration of King Charles II to the throne of England, new literary figures broke up with tradition and started writing in a new, simpler literary style characterized by simpler literary devices, in order to appeal to all sections of the general public. Their attempt was...

17 Aug 2012

Examination of the main stages of counseling

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

This case study tells the story of Rose, a patient who sought the professional assistance of Dr. Berenson regarding problems with her five year old daughter. Rose's daughter does not sleep in her bed throughout the whole night. For this reason, Rose commonly wakes up during the night, in...

17 Aug 2012

The use of intervention crisis to help individuals suffering from drug, alcohol or substance abuse

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

Drugs, alcohol and other substances can have a very significant effect on the homeostasis of the people who consume them. There 3 main approaches to drugs: 1.Drug Use, using drug for health and therapeutic reasons, commonly after medical advice. 2.Drug Misuse refers to the use of drugs...

17 Aug 2012

Examination of the main issues of media reporting on post-natal depression

Case study - 3 pages - Political science

The issue of post-natal depression has received renewed media attention in Australia in recent years. This paper will look at how two different news outlets providing reporting on the subject, examining and comparing the way in which both discuss the subject. These two outlets are the...

17 Aug 2012

Academic examination of phobias; definition, symptoms, treatments...

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

A phobia is a type of panic disorder generated by an individual's fear. Patients who suffer this psychological disorder feel a compelling to avoid visual or physical contact with the source of this anxiety at all costs. Phobias can be caused by an animal, an object, or a situation (Bourne, 2011)....

17 Aug 2012

Examination of the main sociological perspectives on religion

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

Religion has been and still is a subject of great importance for commentators from different fields of thought within the social science, including disciplines such as consideration in sociological analysis in Marxist studies (Marshall, 1994). Despite the German thinker Karl Marx was one of the...

17 Aug 2012

The dangers of using mobile phones while driving

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

This presentation will discuss the risks surrounding the use of mobile phones and other similar technological devices while driving. The main focus of the presentation will be to explain and discuss the measures and practices that can be implemented to reduce and minimize the risks generated by...

26 Jul 2012

Academic paper on the figure of Satan

Case study - 2 pages - Political science

Satan refers to a religious entity present in a number of faith systems. It usually represents evil, being the opposite side of the good and benevolent venerated by those religions. Some of the first representations of Satan are included in Jewish religious texts. In Judaism,...

26 Jul 2012

Analysis of Martin Luther King's speech against the Vietnam War "A Time to Break Silence"

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

Without a doubt, one of the most important speeches ever delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. was a "A Time to Break Silence.” In his speech, which he delivered at New York's City's Riverside Church on April 4 (1967), King delivered a speech that criticized the envoy of American...