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Have we entered an age of religious extremism?

Essay - 2 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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...

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The integration of immigrant people

Essay - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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 nationality....

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Visions of America

Essay - 8 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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...

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

Essay - 9 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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...

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Gay rights in Canada and the US

Essay - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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...

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Australian culture, between complex and suspicion?

Essay - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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...

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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, moral & civic education

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 early...

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Conservative welfare states and the challenge of universal citizenship

Essay - 8 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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...

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

Essay - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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...

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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, moral & civic education

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...

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

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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 stigmatizing...

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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, moral & civic education

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 landlords. And...

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The characteristics of traditional French social movements

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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...

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The Gender Gap in voting behaviours

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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...

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The historical specificity and contemporary relevance of the concept of race

Essay - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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...

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The impact of television advertisement on children

Essay - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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...

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Energy policy

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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, moral & civic education

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, moral & civic education

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...

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

Essay - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

“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. Freedom is...

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Liberal feminism, a white, racist bourgeois movement?

Thesis - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Women have always been considered as the ‘weak sex', in opposition to the ‘strong sex' represented by men. Hence, they have always suffered from being oppressed and subordinated to men. Yet in order to be no longer discriminated against a condition which they did not chose, women...

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, moral & civic education

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, moral & civic education

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, moral & civic education

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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Race and Minorities - Promising Practice

Thesis - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The Urban Enterprise Center was created in 1995 to improve the social relations in Seattle after the celebrations dedicated to Martin Luther King two years prior where the offices of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce were stormed and the local citizens made themselves heard. They made...

13 Jan 2009
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Relationship between children and adults

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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...

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Describe what you would want to tell the white community about how the legacy of our history helps to explain racial divisions and disparities that persist today

Thesis - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

America has a long history of racism and discrimination against its Black community. One has to keep in mind the centuries long history of slavery which came to an end only over one century ago in the South. It is also necessary to remind of how close to us is the end of segregation, as its...

13 Jan 2009
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How did patterns of courtship and getting married differ for young women in the 1950's compared to the 1930's?

Thesis - 8 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The twentieth century has witnessed several changes in social structures and notably with the birth of youth culture, which allowed people between the state of childhood and the one of adulthood to be recognized as a full-fledged category of the society. This change in status has led to several...

13 Jan 2009
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Modern Irish society through the decline of the Catholic Church

Thesis - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The Catholic Church has had a central part in the Irish society's life and identity since its independence in 1922. The State conceded huge areas of social policy to the Catholic Church. By linking patriotism with morality, the Church acquired a complete control over politic, cultural, social and...

13 Jan 2009
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Eros in fantasy

Thesis - 7 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Our study of Eros in fantasy will be based on seven short stories (A. Bierce's The Death of Halpin Frayser, Ch. Dickens's The Signalman, Hawthorne's The Minister's Black Veil, P. Highsmith's The Snail-Watcher, H. P. Lovecraft's The Festival, R. Matheson's Born of Man...