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29 Sep 2010
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Ireland: Culture, Religion and Identity

Essay - 9 pages - Political science

In this essay, we are going to see the relationship between culture, religion and the identity in Ireland. The first part of the essay focuses on the Irish culture. We are going to answer questions like: Does Ireland have a distinctive and homogeneous culture? What does it mean to...

29 Sep 2010
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Cook's resignation from the English government due to his rejection of the policy lead by downing street on the subject of the war on Iraq

Essay - 1 pages - Political science

On March 18th 2003, Robin Cook resigned from government because he did want to go to war in Iraq without a strong international coalition and a UN resolution backing it. To him, the British government went to war not because of British reasons but for the reasons that US had along with...

29 Sep 2010
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How were the 2006 labor protests seen in France and abroad?

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

On 9 December 1905, a law was passed in France separating the church and the state. However, today in the United States of America, the President takes an oath on the Bible to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic. To the French, it may sound...

29 Sep 2010
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Gender, sexuality and politics: masculinity - published: 29/09/2010

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

The art critic and author John Berger, known in particular for his introductory essay on art criticism Ways of Seeing , discusses a “promise of power”, which lies at the centre of a network of conventional masculine characteristics: authority, competitiveness, aggression,...

29 Sep 2010
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American Civilization and World History: an essay on American Exceptionalism

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

Alexis de Tocqueville was the first author to write that 'the position of the Americans' was 'quite exceptional.' But the modern notion of American Exceptionalism emerged in the 50s and 60s, and has been particularly challenged since then. This concept refers to the...

29 Sep 2010
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Critically discuss the legal theory of Austin - published: 29/09/2010

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

The existence of law is one thing, its merit or demerit is another. John Austin (1790-1859) defines the essence of positivism in this one sentence, which is generally cited as the standard exposition of the imperative theory of law, from his book ?The Province of Jurisprudence Determined'...

29 Sep 2010
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Public policies and Globalization: Classic liberalism, Economic Nationalism or Embedded liberalism?

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

The last World Trade Organization summit illustrated the inability of governments to reach complete free trade agreements. The increasing number of cases of conflict presented to the Dispute Settlement Body of the WTO, shows that there is still a lot to do in the field of cooperation, and a...

29 Sep 2010
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Mill's and Green's accounts of freedom - published: 29/09/2010

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. (J.S. Mill) "It is the responsibility of the state ... to maintain the...

29 Sep 2010
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To what extent is Blair's New Labour party the true heir to Thatcherism?

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

Thatcherism may be defined as the economic, social and political ideas and particular style of leadership associated with Margaret Thatcher. The British Prime Minister who served the nation from 1979 to 1990, believed in a mixture of neo-liberal beliefs in the free market and neo-conservative...

29 Sep 2010
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Why did communism become established in Eastern Europe after the Second World War?

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

Shortly before the official end of the Second World War, on 25th April 1945, American and Soviet soldiers met at the Elbe. In order to reach the Elbe River, the Russian troops had to come all the way across Europe, thus crossing Eastern Europe. By the end of the same year, seven states occupied...

29 Sep 2010
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The enemy : the condition of the political or a political construction ?

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

According to Schmitt's theory, the notion of political is centred on the state, not as an institution, but as the result of the interaction between various components of society. Men constitute a governmental association and the state is the factor of unity of this...

12 Aug 2010
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Democratic political development

Thesis - 2 pages - Political science

The discussion of democratic political development in the wake of the fall of the Soviet Empire is interesting and it begs the question: did the Soviet model of social and political organization add anything to our understanding of democracy, and what were the advantages and costs of the system?...

28 Jul 2010
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The Soviet and the Canadian model of political system

Thesis - 2 pages - Political science

Two of the most entrenched political systems throughout history have been socialism and democracy. One of the most notorious examples of socialism existed in the Soviet Union in the twentieth century. The Soviet model of politics did provide us an added perspective when it comes...

28 Jul 2010
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China, Confucian and Mao

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

China's traditional Confucian world view in the late Imperial period has often been compared to the Marxist world view adopted by the People's Republic of China during the Mao period. This raises important questions. In what ways were they similar? In what ways were they different?...

20 Jul 2010
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Immigration issues and reforms of the United States

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

The word “Immigration” has been derived from the Latin word “immigrare” which means “to move”. Immigration means migrating and settling in a country that is not a native to the person migrating. For ex: If a person living in Sweden decides to move to the U.S and...

20 Jul 2010
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The Cuban missile crisis and its resolution

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

The Cuban Missile crisis was an event that put the whole world on tenterhooks as two of the World's super powers got engaged in a cold war, which almost led to a nuclear war. The conflict began with U.S' discovery of offensive weapons in Cuba. The whole world watched with bated breath as the two...

13 Jul 2010
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Tibet's struggle for autonomy

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

Poised 4,900 feet above sea level, the peaceful plateau of Tibet is a land crowned by clear high skies and nestled amidst snow covered mountains and lofty peaks that throw reflections in the shimmering lakes at their feet. It is the land where all religions meet, and attracts millions of pilgrims...

13 Jul 2010
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An overview of U.S. social security act, 1935

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

The US Congress passed the landmark Social Security Act on 14 August 1935 as part of the “new Deal” offered by President Roosevelt. This act established a system of old-age benefits for workers, benefits for victims of industrial accidents, unemployment insurance, and aid for dependent...

12 Jul 2010
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Anarchism

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

Etymologically, the word "anarchy" comes from the Greek word ???????. It is composed of “??” meaning "without" and the word “???n” meaning "ruler" or “authority”. Literally, "anarchy" means "without authority." The word appears with reference to a "state...

12 Jul 2010
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The presidential system of governance in United States

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

According to George Vedel former professor of public law, the presidential system of governance is a system of strict separation of powers. When viewed in this sense, the American political system appears to be the only example of a presidential system in the world. It is based on a strict...

12 Jul 2010
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Power equations in the political system of the United States

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

Article 28 of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights (1793) states that- "a group of people always have the right to revise, reform and change the constitution; a generation cannot subject future generations to its laws." This provision implies that the constituent power is always...

28 Jun 2010
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Building the Republic

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

In the Federalist paper, James Madison discusses the difference between state ran democracy and the federal republic. One of the most important articles written in the Federalist Papers is considered to be essay number 10. That document was written by James Madison and it discusses many important...

28 Jun 2010
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Functions of unitary executive branch

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

In the process of creating a centralized government one may as himself have the following questions: After all the procedures are done who will make the final decision? Who will settle the debate? Who is the person that will take the responsibility? If the government body is stuck in the debate,...

28 Jun 2010
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Developing the court systems

Thesis - 2 pages - Political science

One of the great barriers to the development of a Democratic government, which is just, serves and protects its people, is the development of independent and totally sufficient judicial system. If the Democraticy is ought to, truly serve people and be ruled by the people, then it will indeed have...

28 Jun 2010
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According to Madison, what relationship obtains among faction, liberty and property?

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

There are again two methods of removing the causes of faction: the one by destroying the liberty which is essential to its existence; the other, by giving to every citizen the same opinions, the same passions, and the same interests. “It could never be more truly said than of...

24 Jun 2010
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Types of political systems

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

There are four main types of political systems, monarchy, democracy, authoritarianism, and totalitarianism. Each one of these governments has good aspects as well as drawbacks, making some more appropriate than others depending upon the economic climate and the goals of the governing body. The...

24 Jun 2010
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Why ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) is good for America?

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, abbreviated “ARRA”, is a stimulus bill which was proposed and passed by President Barack Obama and the 111th Congress of the United States exactly one year ago. What better way to examine the effectiveness of ARRA than giving it a...

02 Jun 2010
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Presidential leadership and social theory

Thesis - 9 pages - Political science

People operate under the guidance, influence, or command exerted by another person or entity throughout their daily lives. From employers to family to religion, many aspects of our lives fall under the authority of some outside structure and. Although we may share a number of commonalities with...

25 May 2010
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Partisan politics and principles

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

Without a doubt modern politics in the United States has become more polarized than ever. In Ron Brownstein's recently published The Second Civil War, he argues that through the previous centuries actions we have allowed our political system to become the most partisan it has ever been. This...

25 May 2010
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The supreme courts and the progressive shift

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

Prior to the New Deal, the Supreme Court viewed individual natural rights as the most important liberties. Since then, the Supreme Court has enlarged government involvement, restricted liberties of private property and has created government regulations to protect and equalize social and economic...