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26 Feb 2009

Investigating the key issues concerning child protection in the UK and France

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Social policy "is based upon a distinct empirical focus- the support and well-being through social action." (Alcock et al 1998). It draws upon the methods and understandings involved in many social science disciplines e.g. sociology, economics and politics and is founded in many areas of society...

26 Feb 2009

A sociological perspective on the family

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

This essay will discuss and analyze the concept of the family from a sociological perspective. Families are the foundation of all societies. They can be formed by father-mother-children combination or even more complicated combination of aunt-cousin-grand relatives along with father and mother....

26 Feb 2009

Is women's status dependent on childbirth?

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Nepal, situated in South Asia, is a patriarchal country where the main religion of practice is Hinduism. Most of its population, 90 percent in fact,( Providing Quality Reproductive Health in Nepal 1) lives in rural villages. Although many of these villages are developing, most lack even everyday...

26 Feb 2009

The injustice of appearance discrimination

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

My paper is directed towards businessmen and women and business students. People who read Business Week Magazine are well educated and knowledgeable about numerous aspects of business and are most likely aware of the controversies due to treatment in the work force. Owing to their involvement in...

26 Feb 2009

Public health: The global fight against AIDS

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

At the millennium, over 150 world leaders met at the Millennium Summit to establish a vision for the United Nations in the upcoming years. They discussed the problems of poverty, economic development, public health, and education on a global level and proposed interventions in the form of...

26 Feb 2009

An assignment addressing key issues in social work

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

This assignment will focus on the key issues socially, economically and personally for the Hughes family, also the two methods of social work intervention I will use to assist with elevating issues, task-centred practice and crisis intervention. I will endeavour to critically analyse the...

20 Feb 2009

Re-entry programs for juveniles: Suggestions for improving rehabilitative efforts and including juveniles in the community

Essay - 15 pages - Social sciences

Children who have spent time committed in juvenile facilities need assistance with returning to their communities. In collaboration with various educational institutions and other non-profit organizations, the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, has created a number of community re-entry...

20 Feb 2009

To what extent should social work practice be informed by social research?

Essay - 19 pages - Social sciences

Within this work I will be looking to examine the effectiveness of using research in social work practice. I have chosen to do this by reviewing both historic and current research on the outcomes of adoption. Part 1 will consist of a literature review, detailing research findings on this subject....

20 Feb 2009

Social work: Board presentation

Presentation - 28 pages - Social sciences

The illness impacts ability to seek/obtain care, nutrition, transportation, maintain housing, etc. Individual medical crisis impacts multiple systems: family, friends, neighbors, employer/ co-workers, schools, taxpayers, social services, national economy, etc. Care givers often need Social Work...

20 Feb 2009

Habits of the Heart Individualism and Commitment in American Life

Book review - 9 pages - Social sciences

Robert Bellah's Habits of the Heart Individualism and Commitment in American Life chronicles the history, definition and present condition of individualism in America, and how it has affected the lives of modern society. Bellah attempts to define individualism by mapping its evolution...

20 Feb 2009

Race Poverty and the Underclass by Christopher Jencks

Book review - 9 pages - Social sciences

In his book, Race Poverty and the Underclass, Christopher Jencks formulates a thesis that is aimed at revealing the short-comings of popular social policy remedies. He addresses options that are based on political ideologies which do not fare well in recognizing the reality of social...

20 Feb 2009

Critically evaluating the ASPIRE model of social work

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

In this essay I will look at the ASPIRE model as a process within social work. I will demonstrate my understanding of the model and its stages and reflect on how values inform each stage of the process. I will look at each stage individually whilst evaluating its effectiveness as a process. I...

20 Feb 2009

Becoming a healthy eater

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

Becoming a healthy eater can be hard. It requires you to be both educated and smart about eating healthy. Food smart isn't about calculating the amount of grams or fat but about labels and counting calories. Eating healthy requires you to eat at least 3 healthy meals a day. It's all about...

05 Feb 2009

Conciliating God and evil

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Few arguments pursue such a simple logic against theistic thought more effectively than the Problem of Evil. In short, this analyzes god's properties and the incoherent nature of his good verses the evil in the world. In response, Alvin Plantinga makes a compelling Free Will Defense argument for...

05 Feb 2009

Cultural diversity

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Multiculturalism had little importance in the past but in today's society it is considered one of the most important issues with grave meanings and consequences attached to it. Public sector authority cannot afford to neglect reflecting on the organization and management of multiculturalism...

05 Feb 2009

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

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

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...

27 Jan 2009

Two in a Bed: The Social System of Couple Bed Sharing

Book review - 5 pages - Social sciences

“Two in a Bed: The Social System of Couple Bed Sharing” by Paul C. Rosenblatt is a very detailed look at very ordinary human behaviors. Bed sharing is so common that Rosenblatt finds that it has been invisible to researchers, and taken for granted by most of the adults who...

16 Jan 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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...