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14 Sep 2011

Government undermines the Movement and Targets of the Black Panther Party

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

The 1960s was a very active decade for the Civil Rights Movement. The Movement lost activists such as Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and President Kennedy was assassinated. The sixties was also a time of protests and riots. The civil rights movement repeatedly appealed to the federal government...

14 Sep 2011

"I Have A Dream" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Famous Speech Analysis

Thesis - 2 pages - Political science

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's speech was delivered on August 28, 1963 in Washington, DC in front of the Lincoln Memorial. This speech was designed to reach out to millions of people, whether listening in the audience or wherever they could see/hear him talking. He was speaking to...

26 Aug 2011

Welfare Contractualism: Beneficial or detrimental?

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

In a society that faces 'problems of un-employment, sluggish growth, and population ageing,' the main question that governments asks is how can we go about getting people to work? Stuart White, the author of Social Rights and the Social Contract, shares some insight on this matter and...

26 Aug 2011

Describing Pierre Elliot Trudeau

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

Joseph Philippe Pierre Ives Elliotte Trudeau, who prefers to be called Pierre Elliott Trudeau without the final e, in order to emphasize his bilingualism and biculturalism, was born in Montreal, Quebec on October 18, 1919. Trudeau was born into a poor family that lived on a small farm in...

22 Aug 2011

The Treatment of Jews in Morocco

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

Jewish history in Morocco dates back as far as 70 CE under the rule of the Roman Empire. Just prior to World War II, the Jewish population in Morocco hit its peak of 225,000 people. Today, the Jewish population of Morocco does not even number 5,500. It strikes me as very interesting that...

12 Jul 2011

Bacon's Rebellion: Background, Opposing Forces and Significance

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

By the time Nathaniel Bacon arrived in Virginia from England, the economic and political situation in the colony was already far from satisfactory. Hence, a precondition for the rebellion existed long before Bacon's appearance on Virginia political scene. Several factors contributed to growing...

29 Jun 2011

American political culture

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

If “by vast majorities Americans believe that every citizen should have an equal chance to influence government policy and to hold public office,” then the protests occurring in congressional town hall meetings across the country are perfectly acceptable, and indeed, are to be...

28 Jun 2011

Marx and Morality

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

Marx has often been accused of overlooking human nature and morality in his theories. Many people seem to have this belief that Marx has no ethics, that he rejected morality, and envisioned communism as being beyond both ethics and morality. Within the 'Communist Manifesto' and 'Das...

28 Jun 2011

'Train to Pakistan', 'Cracking India', and 'The Inheritance of Loss'

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

Throughout “Train to Pakistan”, “Cracking India”, and “The Inheritance of Loss”, there are two narratives: we are shown the character's personal narrative, and the narrative of the nation. In each of these novels, we are shown at least one, if not many, relationship...

27 Jun 2011

The superiority of the ideology of an activist scope

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

A “strong” quality is necessary for a healthy, competent, and prosperous state. For a state to be strong, it must perform its delineated functions well and a substantial range of responsibilities, which equates to an ideology of a deliberately extensive scope. Political experts...

27 Jun 2011

Communitarianism: An overview

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

To the disbelief of many Americans, capitalism is not, in fact, the only successful system of economics in our world today. Though capitalism has effectively overridden the majority of other forms of economics, there still remain a number of communities that function off of subsistence...

27 Jun 2011

The role of American Government: Protecting Civil Liberties

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

This paper explores the idea that the American government's most important role is to protect civil liberties. Civil liberties are enjoyed every day by many citizens and include such freedoms as the right to bear arms, freedom of religion, and protection from cruel and unusual punishment....

27 Jun 2011

The Realm of East Asia: Changes and the Future

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

The realm of East Asia consists of Japan, China, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, and Mongolia. This realm, although it has been around for thousands of years, has gone through many drastic changes in modern times. Rich in raw materials, people, and cultures, the East Asian...

27 Jun 2011

The Moral of the Story: The decision to drop the atomic bombs

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

One of the most controversial issues of World War II that is still debated today is whether or not America should have dropped the atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There are many aspects of this situation that demand close scrutiny. Thousands of lives were...

27 Jun 2011

'It all comes down to the oil crisis of 1973' - Is this an adequate explanation of the global recession of the later-1970s and 1980s?

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

The historian Eric Hobsbawm's assertion that ‘any historian who puts major change in the configuration of the world economy down to bad luck and avoidable accidents should think again' provides a useful theoretical objection to the contention that the economic crisis years of...

24 Jun 2011

A City in the Republic: Machine politics in New York City

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

A City in Republic offers a new study on the emergence of machine politics in New York City during the antebellum years. It adds a new perspective on the origins of a political system, which were common in the larger cities throughout the United States from the mid-nineteenth until...

24 Jun 2011

Politics of Baltimore City: City council observations and related thoughts

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

Although a Monday afternoon scheduling more or less precluded the possibility of my attending a meeting of the City Council over the previous weeks, I have been able to watch a recorded meeting on television - a medium that in and of itself presents a set of questions different from those...

24 Jun 2011

Exploring the relationship between democracy and MDG progress

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

The Millenium Development Goals of 2000 focused the international community on the development and health advances of the developing world. To succeed in completing these goals, massive amounts of aid have been sent to developing countries, though many conditions have been attached....

14 Jun 2011

Women's Role in the American Antebellum Society

Thesis - 2 pages - Political science

Even though feminist ideas have a long history, the call of Abigail Adams to “remember the ladies” had not been heard, and very few changes were made in the antebellum American society. The fact that basic social rights and freedoms were still inaccessible for women prompted a new...

06 Jun 2011

Financing the campaigns during the US Presidential elections

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

The ability to finance a campaign can be the most powerful asset of a candidate. An issue that can arise is how great of a role campaign finances play on the success of the candidate. The ability to raise more money than the opponent gives the candidate an advantage and the ability to donate more...

06 Jun 2011

Archon Fung and Deliberative Democracy: How Educated Voters can Determine Their Own Best Interests

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

A government led by representatives of the people has seemingly become the accepted method of representing the wants and needs of the masses. Yet it is easy to see how these people in power may have more ability to influence the desire of the voters rather than allowing the voters' interest...

06 Jun 2011

States and Federalism: Who should have more power - the state or federal government?

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

The states and federalism discussion examines whether or not the federal government wields too much power over the state government. This argument has been going on since the creation of the United States in the 1700s. It started when the states were attempting to replace the Articles of...

03 May 2011

How did the rise of mass production transform the role of the United States in the international political economy?

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

The early twentieth century saw one of the most dramatic shifts of power noted in the studies of international political economy. Preceding and throughout the Great Wars, the United States of America underwent such dramatic and influential changes in its domestic industries that it not only...

17 Feb 2011

The society we have described can never grow into a reality (Socrates, Book V, 473c11-d4)

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

In Plato's work, 'The Republic', Socrates is asked to prove that justice always outweighs injustice, and that the just man is ultimately happier than the unjust man. In order to do this, Socrates begins by outlining a utopian state in which justice thrives in both the state and...

07 Feb 2011

Barack Obama Organizing for America 2.0

Thesis - 2 pages - Political science

In the era of Web 2.0, Barack Obama's think tank fully took advantage of the unconventional social media tools to canvass among people prior and during the presidential election campaign, which played a pivotal role in earning Obama a seat in the oval office according to some industry experts....

03 Feb 2011

Clifford Geertz, the souk of Sefrou

Book review - 3 pages - Political science

Clifford Geertz was born in 1926. He was an anthropologist who taught at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. He worked on the study of symbols. He made his first studies in Java and Bali between 1960 and 1970. He was also interested in studying Morocco. He published 'The...

03 Feb 2011

North Atlantic Pact (NATO)

Case study - 7 pages - Political science

April 4, 1949 witnessed the signing of the Treaty of the North Atlantic (or Atlantic Pact) thus marking the birth of the NATO military alliance between the United States, Canada and 10 European countries: France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Iceland, Denmark, Norway,...

03 Feb 2011

"Cohesion and disintegration in the Wehrmacht during the Second World War" by E. A. Shils & Janowitz, M.

Book review - 4 pages - Political science

The extraordinary military value of the Wehrmacht, in its action and resistance, has often been attributed to the influence of Nazi ideology on the soldiers as its unifying capacity. Many people have seen National Socialism as the driving force of the Wehrmacht. However, according to Shils and...

03 Feb 2011

The political system of Saudi Arabia

Essay - 10 pages - Political science

The genesis of the modern Saudi state: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was formed recently after their warriors struggled against the Ottoman hegemony. But to took three attempts to actually impose their authority. The history of the modern Saudi state is based on the...

03 Feb 2011

The situation of the extreme right-hand side in Europe

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

In his book, "Europe on black shirt: extreme European Right from 1945 to today", Pierre Milza mentioned about the breakthrough of national populism, and its roots in the European political landscape. The main danger comes from its position as an emblem of social protest. Jean Guy Prevost...