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26 Jul 2012

Explain the potentials and limits of Esping-Andersen's three models of welfare state

Case study - 6 pages - Political science

In the period following the Second World War, providing welfare to citizens became an essential feature of Western states. Immediately after the war, a new social spirit dominated Europe. Social expenditures grew rapidly and the traditional relief systems that provided assistance only to the most...

28 Jun 2012

The Turkish-Syrian crisis in 1998 and the Adana Agreement

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

In October 1998 the Adana agreement was signed between representatives of the Syrian and Turkish governments, ending an intense escalation of tensions between the two nations throughout the 1990s. This essay aims to discuss this period of escalation and show how both sides attempted to use...

20 Jun 2012

Durkheim: Examination of some of his main theories

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

Without a doubt, one of the most important figures in the field of sociology is Emile Durkheim. His studies on a number of different social aspects have influenced numerous other recent socio-political commentators. Forefather and leading figure of the functionalist approach, Durkheim was the...

20 Jun 2012

Analysis of how business companies can increase brand awareness and customer interaction through the use of social media

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

The arrival of new technology has raised a number of new issues for managers and leaders. The use of the internet is an unavoidable feature of today's business environment, as it can be very productive to companies. Email can be used as a very potent business tool, enabling business transactions...

20 Jun 2012

Examination of the influence of religion in society

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

Throughout history, religious values and groups have had a dramatic influence in human societies. In this respect, it is important to consider the social-political role of a number of religious organizations like Christian churches in places like Europe. Without a doubt, Christianity has been the...

20 Jun 2012

Analysis of an ecologically sustainable development

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

An Ecologically sustainable development is a development that uses, conserves, and enhances “the community's resources so that ecological processes on which life depends are maintained, and the total quality of life, now and in the future, can be increased” (Cwth of Australia, 1992)....

20 Jun 2012

Analysis of the notion of sport from a sociological perspective, using a number of theoretical approaches (functionalist, conflict, feminist, etc), influenced by scholars like Marx and Durkheim

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

Sport has been the focus of increased debates by socio-political commentators since decades. During the twentieth century, sport became much more than just a physical activity with the advent of new technology and the mass media, professional sport gained in importance (Foer, 2005). The situation...

20 Jun 2012

Social media as an agent of psychological warfare in the overthrow of Gadhafi's Libya

Case study - 34 pages - Political science

On December 17, 2010 a Tunisian vegetable seller set himself on fire in a crowded marketplace to protest the lack of employment opportunities in his country. Less than a year later three North African governments had been overthrown and the Middle East was set ablaze in a string of...

19 Jun 2012

Examination of the "Vitality Approach", health model proposed by the Canadian government

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

Throughout recent decades, a number of health models and approaches have emerged, aiming to help individuals to live a healthier life. Models like the Vitality Approach, have attempting to provide a theoretical approach that cover a wide range of health and fitness aspects, including diet (Health...

19 Jun 2012

Define prejudice and discrimination from a sociological perspective, discussing cultural determinism, ethnocentrism and other aspects

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

Prejudice refers to the “preconceived opinion or bias, against or in favor of, a person or a thing” (Marshall, 1994: 414). Prejudice can refer to a negative attitude toward an entire group or category of people. All port defined prejudice as an antipathy “based on faulty and...

19 Jun 2012

Examination of human rights violations in the African nation of Djibouti

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

Surrounded by Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, Djibouti is situated in the horn of Africa. This Easter African nation was populated by over 818.159 inhabitants in 2009, according to the country's census (Ministère de l'Economie, des Finances et de la Planification - Djibouti, 2010)....

19 Jun 2012

Report on the history of Hip Hop

Case study - 6 pages - Political science

Hip Hop is a cultural movement integrated by 4 different elements: rap music (in both the form of the mc and the dj), graffiti and break dance. This report will explore the history of the musical side of hip hop, starting from a discussion of its beginning and origins. Hip hop has its...

19 Jun 2012

Analysis of Obama's leadership abilities in relation to his policies and oratory skills

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

Since his arrival to power in 2008, after his victory in the presidential election, the domestic and foreign policies of the President Barack Obama have been the focus of extensive analysis by numerous commentators. Having inherited economic instability and two wars from the previous...

19 Jun 2012

Examination of various theories from significant psychologists

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970) is a psychologist whose studies was very innovative and changed the way in which psychologists analyze the notion of human needs and expectations. He was not concerned with individuals with serious psychological problems. Instead, his investigations...

07 Jun 2012

Was the Vietnam War a civil war or an international conflict?

Case study - 7 pages - Political science

Although the conflict started in South East Asia, the Vietnam War was the lengthiest and probably one of the most polemical military conflicts in the history of the U.S. In order to understand the complexity of the Vietnam War, it is necessary to look at the context and period of history in which...

04 Jun 2012

Reduce school violence in Brazil

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

The recent violence shown by an individual in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has prompted the National Security Council to propose to the President of the United States of America, Mr. Barack Obama, in stepping in and helping the Brazilian government and President Dilma Rousseff. The acts of violence...

04 Jun 2012

Chile and Paraguay: Qualitative Research

Case study - 8 pages - Political science

In the first paper, quantitative research was presented for two Latin American countries: Chile and Paraguay. The paper discussed various elements of each country's economic, social, and political development over a span of twenty years: 1989 through 2009. This paper, however, will expand on the...

04 Jun 2012

Political, social, and economic histories of Chile and Paraguay

Case study - 12 pages - Political science

Development in Latin America has been a slow and steady process for many decades. Furthermore, many of the countries in Latin America have failed to become close to matching the United States in terms of political, social, and economic development, although it is very difficult to match the...

04 Jun 2012

The United Nations and Libya

Case study - 9 pages - Political science

Violence used against Libya's citizens created a monumental concern for the United Nations organization—the country waged war on its own people. By “repress[ing] peaceful demonstrators and rejecting unequivocally the incitement to hostility against the civilian population,” the...

04 Jun 2012

Urban Education

Case study - 11 pages - Political science

The lack of quality education for urban students has been a persistent problem in the United States for many years and the problem does not appear to be depleting. Students raised in urban communities seem to have a disadvantage, as opposed to those raised in suburban areas, from the start. Many...

28 May 2012

When Mao died his only legacy was the political and economic devastation of China. Arguments in favor and against this proposition.

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

Revolutionary communist, philosopher and theorist, Mao made a significant impact of what is today in the People's Republic of China. In order to understand the complexity of Mao's regime, it is necessary to look at the context and period of history in which Communist China emerged as a...

25 May 2012

Was the Vietnam War, in Michael Lind's phrase, a "necessary war"?

Case study - 12 pages - Political science

The Vietnam War was the lengthiest and probably one of the most polemical military conflicts in the history of the U.S. To analyze in more detail the most important issues of this armed conflict, this essay will include four parts. The first part will highlight the main events of the...

22 May 2012

Tools of colonial empire in action: Zimbabwe

Case study - 2 pages - Political science

Zimbabwe, the former Rhodesia, was colonized by the British in 1880, with the arrival of Cecil Rhodes's British South African Company. Since then, the colonial British empire exercised its influence on the country and its population in a number of ways. British colonialism made a...

21 May 2012

Critically evaluate one attempt to avoid the Gettier counter examples

Case study - 3 pages - Political science

In this essay I shall discuss one attempt to avoid the Gettier counterexamples proposed by Nicholas Everitt and Alec Fisher and demonstrate that their efforts are unsuccessful (as they themselves acknowledge). However I will argue that their endeavor is still more productive than that of Robert...

15 May 2012

Describe the merger of narcotics trafficking and terrorism, called narco-terrorism

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

For decades, government authorities all over the world have implemented a number of programmes and initiatives to tackle a number of social problems, including organised crime. During recent years, a link between these two significant threats seems to have emerged, and a number of social...

28 Mar 2012

Book review: Integrating Islam, political and religious challenges in contemporary France, J. Laurence and J. Vaisse

Book review - 5 pages - Political science

The book is divided in three parts : the first one raises the question of how it is to be Muslim in France. The second part comes to the history of muslims citizens' integration. Finally, the third part focuses on political issues linked with Islam. The authors start by reminding that...

21 Mar 2012

National welfare-states and Europeanization

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

Nowadays every major industrialized state has established some form of welfare state, although the precise design differs considerably amongst countries. However, the basic idea common to all forms is that the state redistributes some of the resources of the market economy in order to achieve...

20 Mar 2012

The origins of Hezbollah

Essay - 10 pages - Political science

In this essay I will be focusing on the formation of Hezbollah, and will begin this exploration starting in 1943 until 1982. I would like to answer the question: Was Hezbollah created for Iranian interests? Iran's contemporary involvement in Hezbollah is sometimes referred to as interchangeable...

20 Jan 2012

The declining status of native women after European contact

Case study - 8 pages - Political science

Contact between Europeans and Indians brought together two disparate systems of gender divisions. Prior to European contact, Native American women enjoyed greater levels of power and autonomy than their white counterparts. As European influence and culture spread, it predicated a decline in...

28 Sep 2011

Biological Warfare: The ethical questions behind bio-terrorism

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

Last year's Swine Flu panic made our complacency to chemical and biological threats readily apparent and very much like during the Anthrax attacks of 2001, confusion and apprehension spread quicker than most could have ever imagined. Health authorities were caught by surprise and the general...