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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following observation: “Carey is fascinated by what the hoax says about Australian culture - both its “terror of being out of date” and its suspicion of European-style bullshit […].”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...

15 Jan 2009
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The rising Level of Xenophobia: Being a Black African Foreigner in South Africa

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Despite the transition from a very authoritarian regime to a young democracy, post- Apartheid South Africa has not yet managed to get rid of the racist burden that undermines South African political life. Racism is still deeply entrenched within the South African mentality and constitutes a real...

15 Jan 2009
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"Discussion about the limitations of liberal feminism with particular reference to the construction of gender and across class, race, ethnicity and religious belief

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Feminist ideas and feminist politics have emerged because of the fact that in nearly all societies which divide the sexes into differing cultural, economic or political spheres, women are less valued than men (Robert Shoemaker and Mary Vincent 1998, 36-8). The current study will focus not on the...

15 Jan 2009
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"What is queer theory and how does it explain the production of knowledge about sexuality?"

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Introduction Applied to homosexuals, queer was initially a term of homophobic abuse, and while it retains that meaning, it is also now used as a neutrally descriptive term. (As an ethnic label, black has made the same semantic journey.) Queer is also provocative: a pejorative and...

15 Jan 2009
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The respective cultural and social significance of the landlord, middleman and tenant in Irish life in the period 1780 - 1914

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

According to the Census of 1851, it appears that there were 570, 338 tenants farmers in Ireland who accounted for over half of the rural population. This census also shows that 10, 000 landlords owned most of the land. These numbers show an unfair domination of the land by...

15 Jan 2009
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The characteristics of traditional French social movements

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

The events of May-June 1968 in France broke out in the wake of an international wave of protest that occurred previously in many countries such as the United States, Germany and Italy (Duyvendak 1992, 137-138). The events of 1870, 1919 and 1936 provide also many examples of disruptive and short...

15 Jan 2009
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The Gender Gap in voting behaviours

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

European women first acquired the right to vote in 1906 in Finland. After the First World War, women were given the right to vote in a certain number of European countries. In the UK, it was gained in two stages: first in 1918, it was initially given to married women, women householders and women...

15 Jan 2009
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The historical specificity and contemporary relevance of the concept of race

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

According to Rousseau, there are ‘two sorts of inequality': one is ‘natural or physical'; the other is between social groups. In order to understand an historical specificity of the concept of race, we will study how the second type of inequality was reduced to the first. In other...

15 Jan 2009
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The impact of television advertisement on children

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

The average child is exposed to more than 40,000 television commercials a year. My focus is devoted primarily to the examination of television advertising for three reasons. Firstly, marketers who seek children for commercial purposes rely primarily on television because it is the easiest and...

15 Jan 2009
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Energy policy

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

While Malthus was already painting a negative picture of the worldwide situation in 1798, he was also drawing up his famous prediction that population would outrun food supply, leading to a decrease in food per person. Indeed, there is a mathematic distortion between human reproduction rate and...

15 Jan 2009
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Community festivals and events - Their role in raising awareness, generating pride and fostering a sense of belonging within socially isolated areas

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Phillip Kotler's traditional definition of a product (1997) includes anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a demand. This large definition embraces goods, services, retail stores, persons, ideas and also places. Place marketing usually concerns countries, regions and big...

13 Jan 2009
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Burundi: Will the heart of Africa stay poor for ever?

Essay - 11 pages - Social sciences

Burundi is a landlocked country with an equatorial climate on the east of Africa. The country is called "The heart of Africa" and it is located in a hilly and mountainous place, dropping to a plateau in the east. There are some plains but no maritime claims. Concerning its area, the country is...

13 Jan 2009
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What is the importance of the public/private distinction in feminist theories?

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

“Liberalism has only one overriding aim: to secure the political conditions that are necessary for the exercise of personal freedom” . This is why liberal theory has been constructed around a dichotomy between the public and the private sphere: securing individual freedom....

13 Jan 2009
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"The root of all chaos stems from the family". Discuss the dynamics of family conflict in two works you have studied

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Aristotle based his famous works on tragedy on the analysis of what he considered to be the “perfect”, paradigm of tragedy- Sophocle's carefully Crafted Oedipus the King. The myth of Oedipus has been studied, analysed, spread worldwide and widely used by writers, even philosophers such...

13 Jan 2009
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Cultural Persistence: the Jews of New York

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

New York is probably one of the most famous cities in the world because of History but also from the fact that it is the symbol of USA, the country of Liberty, capitalism, the self-made-man... New York is a bit like a compendium of American values and a study of this town is very interesting to...

13 Jan 2009
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How does globalization affect women?

Essay - 10 pages - Social sciences

While women are obviously a diverse group, compared to men they are overwhelmingly disadvantaged economically. This is shown starkly with redundancy in U.N. data. The question here, however, is whether globalization improves women's situation or makes them worse. The answer, of course,...

13 Jan 2009
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Relationship between children and adults

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Literature has always been a weapon to denounce with a stark and pure vision of the world the weaknesses of society. Literature has already explored the relationship between adults and children and its possible destructiveness. Indeed interpersonal interactions are mostly significant in the...

13 Jan 2009
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To what extent have developments in individual rights in Britain delivered family friendly working practices, and with what implications for all relevant stakeholders

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

Since New Labour came to power in May 1997 some developments in employments rights have aimed to promote the balancing between work and family life: “Families are the core of our society, but they are under pressure. Women and men struggle with choices over work and family...

13 Jan 2009
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Aristotle and the best kind of life in society

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Nicomachean Ethics (NE) is generally considered, not without any reason, as one of the main books in the history of the ethics. Indeed, Aristotle describes and constructs in his book major concepts, like virtue or happiness that have been used for a long time, from Kant to Arendt ...

12 Jan 2009
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If you lack money do you also lack freedom? Please explain your position with reference to the works of at least two of the following: Berlin, Taylor, and MacCallum

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

“Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.” (Edmund Burke). Defining justice and how achieve a just society depends on the conception we have of the notion of liberty and equality. These two elements are the core notions of...

12 Jan 2009
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Multiculturalism in the UK or the end of a Utopia?

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Have you ever tried to fill in a job application form in the UK? If so, you may have been surprised, as a foreigner, to be asked the colour of your skin (white British, white West European, white East European, black, etc.). In France such a thing has long been unfeasible, even if today, the...

12 Jan 2009
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The universal human rights concept has its roots in western political thought, so can we say that it applies to all human beings?

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Reporters Without Borders...those are some of the many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) around the world based on the protection of human rights. Given they are international organisations, does it mean human rights are universal, i.e. they apply to...

12 Jan 2009
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Feminist perspectives : The contribution of Ann Ticker to the revision of the concept of security

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

As a searcher in international relations, Ann Tickner was firstly stroke by the law number of women working in the field. She then realised that not only were women excluded as researchers, but also as subjects of study. That was the first step of her carrier as one of the main feminist authors...

12 Jan 2009
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Social welfare system in transition: The reform of the pension system

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

The transition from a centrally planned economy to a market economy, from communism to democracy, and from unitary to a federal state had extreme consequences for the overall welfare of Russian population: including health services, social protection, and pension system. The Plan for Social and...

12 Jan 2009
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Politics is just show-business for ugly people

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

On October 7, 2003, the 2003 California recall resulted in Governor Gray Davis being recalled with 55.4% of the Yes vote. Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected Governor of California under the second question on the ballot. On this day, a large majority of the world population discovered,...

12 Jan 2009
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To what extent is the British newspaper market is a pluralist market?

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

According to former MP William Hague, Britain 'has a great and vibrant tradition of a free and pluralist press and media, rich in its diversity and opinions.'(Hague; 2000). It is true that in the past decades, the British newspaper market has always been referred to as being effervescent...

12 Jan 2009
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Children and conflict: Afghan children and post conflict processes

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Historically, the processes of securing peace, reconciliation and reconstructing a country have neglected the specific needs and rights of children. However, the approach to the role of children in post conflict societies is slowly changing. To ensure the long-term peace, security and development...

09 Jan 2009
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Intercultural communication: interaction in a changing world

Essay - 10 pages - Social sciences

When euripides wrote, all is change ; all yields its place and then goes in 422 B.C., he probably did not realize that he would be helping to introduce a book on intercultural communication. Yet, that study of intercultural communication is about change. It is about changes in the world...