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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....

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Liberal feminism, a white, racist bourgeois movement?

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

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 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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Race and Minorities - Promising Practice

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

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...

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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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 sciences

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...

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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 sciences

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 sciences

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 sciences

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...

13 Jan 2009
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British housing policies Case study: Impact on the social exclusion experienced by the Pakistani minority

Case study - 4 pages - Social sciences

Water and food are commonly accepted as the basic needs of life. Housing, by providing us a shelter, is also necessary so that you survive. Therefore it is also a fundamental need. However, every house should not only be a shelter, but also a real home. What makes a house a home is a complex...

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The rise of feminism

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Organized efforts by women to achieve greater rights occurred in two major waves. The first wave began around the mid-19th century, when women in the United States and elsewhere campaigned to gain suffrage-that is, the right to vote. This wave lasted until the 1920s, when several countries...

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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Descartes' version of the ontological argument in the light of Kant's criticism

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

God has always been a subject of debate and it will probably always be so. One of the reasons leading to this perpetual debate is that people have never agreed on the concept of God. Some religions (e.g. Hinduism) believe that there are several Gods whilst others (e.g. Christianity, Islam,...

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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The "Memorial Laws"

Tutorials/exercises - 13 pages - Social sciences

In the first part of this paper, I give an account of a recent controversy that arose in France and in which historians played a significant role. This controversy involves a number of actors: the French government, which passed the so-called “memorial laws”; the interest groups that...

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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Is it conceivable that you might survive the death of your body?

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

If somebody thinks thoroughly about life, he will naturally come across the thought of death. We see death as a natural consequence of life. Everyone is not agreeing on the meaning of death though. Some see it as the end of everything, a total annihilation; others see it as the start of a new...

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,...