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30 Mar 2009
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Hillary Clinton: Political persuasion and identification

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

Persuasive messages appear in many different types of mediums including television, video games, magazines, books, newspapers, and billboards. One of the newest ways to present a persuasive message is YouTube. YouTube is an internet site that allows users to log on and create or...

30 Mar 2009
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To what extent might the constitution of the United Kingdom be improved if provisions from the constitutions of other states were incorporated into it?

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

All modern states have a constitution, albeit each is very different. The main purpose of a constitution is to restrain government, in the sense of ensuring that governments are not arbitrary. Government must be carried out according to established rules. These rules are the constitution. The...

26 Mar 2009
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Japanese Canadians, the Second World War and Canada's mistreatment of these ethnic minorities

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

Following the bombing, by Japan, of the American naval base at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, the life of Japanese, both immigrants and Canadian nationals in Canada, drastically changed. Well documented are the horrific, slave-like conditions many Japanese immigrants were forced to endure in...

25 Mar 2009
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What kind of nation?

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

James F. Simon makes an interesting statement in his book, "What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States," Simon proclaims that the tension between Thomas Jefferson and John Marshall played a huge role in the shaping of our nation. Their...

20 Mar 2009
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Federalism and equalization payments in Canada

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

Within the realm of Canadian federalism, one of the core principles is the idea of equality between the provinces, particularly when it comes to social programs and services. As a Canadian, there are certain things we all hold dear, many of which are social programs like universal health...

17 Mar 2009
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Capitalism, socialism, and utopianism

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

Since Karl Marx's radical proposition of establishing a new society based primarily around the elimination of the bourgeoisie and the uprising of the working class, there have been an innumerable advocates, detractors, and vehement debates surrounding both sides of Socialism and Communism....

12 Mar 2009
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Aristotle, Hobbes and Machiavelli on Governance

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

In the realm of political theory, there are many thinkers whose thoughts and writings have influenced the way that government's and societies operate today. As citizens, it is crucial for us, especially in the democratic systems that we a North American's enjoy, that we place certain...

12 Mar 2009
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Social movements and depoliticization

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

When one endeavors to study sociology within the context of our society, we must view it and assess it in relation to the social infrastructures that are already in place. This in no small way means that politics needs to be a contributing factor. This is even more relevant in the...

12 Mar 2009
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The alleged 'crisis of the welfare state' and the failure of the traditional defenders of the welfare state to respond to the New Right's critique

Thesis - 9 pages - Political science

Nowhere do competing theoretical, ideological and political views rage more fiercely, than in the debates surrounding the existence and organization of the modern welfare state. For some, the welfare state stands as a testimony to human achievement and social progress, it represents a...

05 Mar 2009
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How the Bush administration has abused executive power

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

Since the United States Constitution was written, there has been a constant tug-of-war for power between the three branches of government: the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch. In this time, the executive has been able to acquire many powers which include...

05 Mar 2009
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Democracy deficit in Canada

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

Canadians have always loved the fact that their nation is a democracy, and arguable one of the most developed democracies in the world. However, now more than ever before, there is a call from many Canadians to reinvigorate and revitalize democratic institutions in the country. ...

03 Mar 2009
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The erosion of the welfare state in the United States

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

For more than a century welfare states have developed both in Western Europe and in North America. The welfare state is based on the idea that the state or the government should be responsible for maintaining a certain level of service for its citizens. This is a model whereby the...

26 Feb 2009
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Tajikistan: Battling corruption

Thesis - 12 pages - Political science

Tajikistan is a landlocked country in Southwest Asia surrounded by Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and China. The country is a republic headed by President Emomali Rakhmonov and Prime Minister Oquil Oqilov. There are currently NATO forces operating out of Tajikistan in support of the war in...

16 Jan 2009
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Is Fair Trade a tool to appease the conscience or a political lever?

Thesis - 9 pages - Political science

Fair Trade is an approach based on precise criterion of sustainable development; relations of exchanges of long duration and direct relations removing the intermediaries. According to these criterions, the Fair Trade organizations of North thus begin to buy these products at a just price which...

13 Jan 2009
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The Next General Election and its two main candidates

Thesis - 9 pages - Political science

7th September 2006 : Tony Blair declared that he intended to stand down as Labour Party Leader. Thus, he will not stand for the next general election, which will probably take place in 2009. Originality of the election : all three main parties go into the General Election with new...

13 Jan 2009
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Client consultancy project: Leeds Metropolitan University Student' Union Elections

Thesis - 29 pages - Political science

This report carries out extensive background research to the election process of Leeds Metropolitan University Students Union (S.U.) and the attitudes of students attending the University. The findings show that students do not feel there is an effort to engage them in the S.U. election...

13 Jan 2009
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Explain Marx's conception of communist society and assess critically in comparison and contrast with the social ideals of Rousseau

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

"A spectre is haunting Europe - the spectre of Communism." This is the prophetic opening line of The Communist Manifesto, published in 1848, one of the major and most well-known work of Marx and Engels, dealing with their ideal of a communist society. However, The Communist Manifesto is not a...

13 Jan 2009
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The employers' organizations in Britain: The case of the CBI

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

I decided to speak about employers' organisations in Britain because of a personal and very simple interrogation: I was actually wondering what the equivalent of the French MEDEF in Britain was. At first sight, I discovered quickly that this equivalent is the CBI, The Confederation of British...

12 Jan 2009
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Niccolo Machiavelli

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) is one of the most ambiguous political scientist of the history. Some used to qualify him as being immoral because of his promotion of force and deception to protect a State. However, according to the researchers that have analyzed his works, he is “the...

12 Jan 2009
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Why did Clinton Health Security Act of 1993 failed despite the opportunity to reform?

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

Reforming the US health care system was one of the top priorities of the presidential battle in 1992 and William Jefferson Clinton managed to appear as the most competent candidate to deliver a comprehensive plan to solve this problem. Since the late 1970's, the country was facing problems...

12 Jan 2009
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Assess the significance of the Watergate scandal

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

Born in 1913 in California, Richard Nixon became the 37th president of the United States in 1968, after being governor of California in 1950, then vice-president at the side of Eisenhower. This republican president earned a big success at the beginning. He indeed managed to end the war in Vietnam...

12 Jan 2009
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The relationship between the different types of suffrage and the creation (or construction) of democratic institutions in France from 1789 to 1870

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

From 1789 to 1870 in France, not less than eight constitutions and twelve regimes followed one after another. France also experienced all types of suffrages, from the most restricted one of the Ancient Regime, to the universal manhood suffrage. This period is undeniably crucial to one who aims to...

12 Jan 2009
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To what extent is Belgium a sui generis federation?

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

Only 25 countries out of the 193 world-wide existing operate with a federal political system . If we look at the ones situated in Europe, there are very few: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain , and Switzerland. I am here interested in the newest one: Belgium. The reforms starting the...

12 Jan 2009
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Democracy in Nigeria at the dawn of the 21st century

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

“« Democracy is good, » says Godwin Eweye, a video-store owner, « but Nigeria is not yet fully democratic. »” A few days only after Nigeria's 2003 parliamentary elections, this local comment illustrates the enduring difficulties that the country faces in its...

12 Jan 2009
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Should illegal immigrants be legalised in the USA?

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

While the Spanish government legalised 600,000 undocumented workers in May 2005 and the French Minister of the Interior Nicolas Sarkozy is currently trying to get his bill reinforcing control over illegal immigrants passed through the French National Assembly, the United States, traditionally...

12 Jan 2009
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'Prime ministers are already 'presidential', and are becoming more presidential': examples of United Kingdom, Italy and France

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

In most European countries, Prime ministers are the major figure of the political game. They have a wide interface, with the media (both at a national and international level), and with their population, even if they are never called the “head of states”. Many political scientists have...

09 Jan 2009
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United States versus democracy

Thesis - 10 pages - Political science

Throughout history individuals have discussed the term democracy, which has its origins in ancient Greece, and is derived from the words demos and kratos. The literal definition of this term is “rule by the people.” However, this definition is ambiguous and has allowed...

18 Dec 2008
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Breakdown of election 2004: Bush v. Kerry

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

On November 2, 2004 almost 120 million voters cast ballots for President of the United States. Just fewer than 60% of the population let their voices be heard in one of the most controversial and closest elections in history (Electoral Results). The phrase characterizing this election, “too...

20 Apr 2008
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The Canadian democratic deficit

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

The last five federal elections in Canada have seen an average of voter turnout in the 60% range: a clear drop from the usual 70% seen throughout electoral history . The issue, largely ignored by Prime Minister Jean Chretien until the rise of Paul Martin, has raised the question of the...

11 Dec 2007
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Roadblocks, Forces and Reform in Egyptian Politics

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

The 2005 elections deemed to be promising for Egypt. Hosni Mubarak had himself claimed to come “out of my full conviction of the need to consolidate efforts for more freedom and democracy.” The “reform” agenda had been initiated by the President himself, beginning with his...