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11 Dec 2007
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The Tyranny of Real Time and the Intensification of the Spectacle

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

While screening clips of American soldiers fighting in Iraq and analysis of the “insurgency” spews forth from the mouth of an “expert” on the conflict, Fox News's scrolling news ticker reports Homeland Security's terrorist alert level on loop, warning its viewers that...

21 Mar 2007
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Nationalism and communism in North-East Asia: History, application and perspectives

Thesis - 13 pages - Political science

From many perspectives, North-East Asia seems to be the area of paradoxes. The astonishing economic development of the region in the second part of the twentieth century, despite a troubled geopolitical context, is a great example of the peculiar ability of these countries to invent their own way...

14 Mar 2007
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Influence of Jerusalem's religious symbolic in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

The author takes position against a Palestinian-controlled Old Jerusalem, where all the holy and historical sites of Judaism stand. He states that Jerusalem is « holier » to Jews than to Muslims (ignoring the Palestinian Christian minority) and that it should be put under...

14 Mar 2007
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The Swedish model and the European integration

Thesis - 8 pages - Political science

Sweden officially joined the European Union on January 1st, 1995. Since that time Sweden is part of the European Union, but it is said to be one of the most Euro-sceptical members of the Union. What are the causes for this strong Swedish Euro-scepticism? It is linked to the special social...

12 Mar 2007
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Western-style Democracy and non-Western religions - the case of Islam

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

"Is Western-style democracy compatible with non-Western religions? Discuss primarily the question of the Islamic religion." Although the suggestion that certain religious traditions were more suitable for democracy came under increasing attack from the early 1980s onwards,...

28 Jan 2005
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To what extent is the clausewitzian account of war a political instrument relevant in the twenty-first century ?

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

Clausewitz's description of war as a means to an end or, to use his own formulation, “the continuation of politics by other means”, must be interpreted against the contemporary intellectual background: the majority of enlightenment writers had regarded war as an aberration, an...

16 Nov 2004
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What is representative democracy? Is it aim to restrict or to promote popular rule?

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

One may accept, as Dahl did, that representative democracy is a means to democratize a government. Yet, representative democracy is far from being a true democracy, both restricting and promoting popular rule. The concept of representative democracy derived from the criticism of absolutism, held...