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05 Feb 2009
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Don't sexualize me: The perpetuation of sexual exploitation via the Internet

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

In 2002 a women's ex boyfriend published her home address on a number of websites, advertising that she fantasized about being raped. Within days men were turning up at her house ready to oblige. In 2003 Immigration agents, investigating cyber crimes, found streams of Web pages with...

05 Feb 2009
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Tennessee Williams: Towards immortality

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

Both trends will prove recurrent in Williams' character, and have roots in his most defining experiences and values. The drive to create is clear, and rarely does Williams talk about a piece of his work in the journals without immediately judging it. He seems fairly candid in his...

05 Feb 2009
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Barriers to adolescent chemical dependency treatment

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

Individuals who do not have private insurance are at a significant disadvantage when trying to access social services. It has been estimated that Washington State serves less than 30% of adolescent residents needing substance abuse services. To date no statewide surveys have been...

16 Jan 2009
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Aung San Suu Kyi

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

To understand Aung San Suu Kyi, we must first understand the country and the circumstances in which she fights. Aung San Suu Kyi was born in Burma. Burma lies between Bangladesh and Thailand; it was a province of India until 1937 when it became a self-governing colony, its capital is Rangoon. In...

16 Jan 2009
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Changes and paradoxes in the American society

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Franklin Delano Roosevelt had launched as early as 1944 a new pledge to implement a new economic Bill of Rights ("New Deal") for all Americans. Another new trend appeared under Truman with the fate of the "Full Employment Act". The new president delayed submitting his own version of the Bill. It...

16 Jan 2009
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In which way can the Esping-Andersen theory help us into doing a comparative analysis of the European social systems?

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Europe is facing major changes at the beginning of the 21st century. Many consider the 19th century as savage industrialization's one. Liberalism largely evolved in the 20th century as evidenced by the fantastic pace of growth of welfare state in many countries in the 1960s and the 1970s. Indeed,...

16 Jan 2009
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Suicide at work in France and Japan

Essay - 15 pages - Social sciences

Bad working conditions can affect people and lead them to commit suicide. For example, in France between 300 and 400 suicides per year are directly linked to working conditions. Through poor working conditions we mean three major trends, which exert a bad pressure on the way people work. The...

16 Jan 2009
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The civil rights movement

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

At the beginning of the 1950's, in the Southern states, fewer than 5% of the prospected black voters were allowed to vote. Shrewd Southern politicians set up new means of perpetuating the black's powerlessness. Ever since it's founding in 1909 as a voluntary interracial organization, the...

15 Jan 2009
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How has the rise of "militant Islam" affected politics in Indonesia?

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Although nearly 90% of Indonesian population is Muslim, Islam and Islamic issues have not become central subjects of interest permeating Indonesian politics. In the past, Islam in Indonesia has usually been portrayed as moderate, pluralist and tolerant in contrasts to parts of the Middle East...

15 Jan 2009
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Review of Mearsheimer-Walt, "The Israel Lobby"

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

The last few decades has witnessed what is perceived to be unconditional support for the state of Israel. This support, which began after the 1967 War, is not wavering and according to two international scholars, sometimes contradicts the best interests of the United States of America. At the...

15 Jan 2009
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One man's terrorist is another's freedom fighter/Today's terrorist is just tomorrow's state leader

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

The famous example of the General De Gaulle can corroborate this claim. After his radio address in June 1940 exhorting the French people to resist Nazi occupation, he organized the Free French Forces with exiled French officers in England and led the interior resistance which used terrorism...

15 Jan 2009
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"It is nationalism which engenders nations, and not the other way round"

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

"Where does the German begin? Where does it end? May a German smoke? The majority says no. May a German wear gloves? Yes, but only of buffalo hide... but a German may drink beer, indeed as a true son of Germania he should drink beer..." wrote in 1840 Heinrich Heine, who was quite critical of...

15 Jan 2009
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Discuss several aspects of the socio-economic cleavage in Israel

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

On July 5th, 1950, the Knesset unanimously passed the Law of Return which gives the Israeli citizenship to every Jews who want to immigrate to Israel. The Law of Return, criticized by some Human Right Organizations , symbolizes the legislative concretisation of the Zionist dream:...

15 Jan 2009
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Can a Latino be a conservative?

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Anna Escobedo Cabral is treasurer of the United States of America, Carlos Gutierrez is secretary of Commerce and Alberto Gonzales is Unites States Attorney General. President George w. Bush's cabinet is, following Elena Rocha , "one of the most ethnically diverse administrations in the...

15 Jan 2009
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Chinese healthcare system

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

China has recently changed its healthcare system. After the Chinese Communist Party took control of China in 1949, they created a health care system for its peasant population. For 50 years, the communist government took care of the health needs of the country. It dictated what was necessary and...

15 Jan 2009
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Ethnic cleansing

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Mass violence and extreme problems have characterised the 20th Century. The ethnic cleansing in Rwanda and in Sudan only marks the most extreme recent cases. Unlike some types of warfare, genocide is always a state-organized crime. More precisely, ethnic cleansing has been defined as "the...

15 Jan 2009
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Why was there a counterrevolution or counterrevolutions?

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

As J.C. Martin noticed, the awkward itinerary of the Comte d'Antraigues may be an outstanding example of the characteristic ambiguity of counterrevolution. After having published a scathing criticism of nobility in 1788, he turned out to be, from 1790, a strong-willed counterrevolutionary...

15 Jan 2009
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Comparing the Jewish experience in Western Europe and the United States in the modern era

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

The United-States is a country built by immigrants, especially Jewish European immigrants. Immigrants actively participate in the elaboration of American culture. This country particularly respects ethnic and religious particularism and promotes "affirmative action" in the direction of sexual and...

15 Jan 2009
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Abortion linked to international trade law

Essay - 12 pages - Social sciences

There are different kinds and different methods of abortion nowadays. The spontaneous abortion, caused by natural causes, the elective abortion, the therapeutic abortion, which deals with the safety of the physical or mental health of women and the induced abortion, practices deliberately for...

15 Jan 2009
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Fear of being black. The situation of black Haitian people in the Dominican Republic

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

I don't have personal fears but like many of you I'm deeply afraid of extreme human behaviours. I was in Haiti and several times I heard people talk about their neighbour state, the Dominican Republic. Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the same island, Hispaniola, but they seem to...

15 Jan 2009
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To what extent has the N.H.S. fulfilled its commitment to equal health care for all? - published: 15/01/2009

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Health affects every aspect of life, and it not surprising that health care is a major focus for social concern. Governments have been aware of the importance of the population's access to health care for a very long time and began to intervene in this sense even before 1900, in helping the poor...

15 Jan 2009
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Contraception as a development tool in Latin America

Essay - 9 pages - Social sciences

Family planning is “a program to regulate the number and spacing of children in a family through the practice of contraception or other methods of birth control.” This paper looks at the relationship between the three components of the Human Development Index, respectively...

15 Jan 2009
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Have we entered an age of religious extremism?

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

For many years, and especially since the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11th, public discussion has focused concern on religious extremism. Manifestation of extremism can be bigotry and intolerance, excessiveness, or transgression of defined limits by a particular group of...

15 Jan 2009
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The integration of immigrant people

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Canada is the second multicultural country in the world after Australia. According to Statistics Canada (2001), 18.4% of the total population in Canada was born outside the country (Caidi, N., & Allard, D. 2005). Many cultures are therefore in contact under the roof of the Canadian...

15 Jan 2009
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Visions of America

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

As most of the exchange students who came here in Lund for one or two semesters, and who decided to attend the class on Swedish society and everyday life, I've been struck in several occasions by the Swedes, some of their behaviours or some elements of their everyday life I could barely recognize...

15 Jan 2009
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To what extent does multiculturalism in developed liberal democracies adequately address the issue of religious diversity?

Essay - 9 pages - Social sciences

In recent years diversity in developed liberal democracies has deeply increased. Indeed, in European countries, as in America or in Australia many migrants came to work. Whereas the first migration movements happened within Western countries (e.g. many Italians and Poles came to France to work in...

15 Jan 2009
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Gay rights in Canada and the US

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

From an external point of view, Canada and the United States are sometimes considered as pretty similar countries, concerning cultures and policies. However, these two countries can have very different behaviours on some issues. This is the case in the domain of gay and lesbian rights, and...

15 Jan 2009
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Australian culture, between complex and suspicion?

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

In his review of My life as a fake, Blake Morrison makes the following observation: “Carey is fascinated by what the hoax says about Australian culture - both its “terror of being out of date” and its suspicion of European-style bullshit […].” Do you agree with Morrison's...

15 Jan 2009
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The Nature of Man "early Modern" anthropological suppositions and their role in the construction of the State

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

The opposition between the Ancients and the Moderns is often criticized. If there is anything like this, one may find it in the opposition of natural rights. In classical natural right, the nature is an essence to be realized; it is an aim, not a presuppose of society. On the contrary, in...

15 Jan 2009
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Conservative welfare states and the challenge of universal citizenship

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

When the newly unified Germany implemented in 1883 the first health insurance system, it paved the way for further moves towards extensive provision of public welfare for workers, but it also introduced a substantive change concerning the relationship between the state and the citizens. Basically...