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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, moral & civic education

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...

13 Jan 2009
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The rise of feminism

Thesis - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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, moral & civic education

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, moral & civic education

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 and that do...

12 Jan 2009
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Descartes' version of the ontological argument in the light of Kant's criticism

Thesis - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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,...

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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, moral & civic education

“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 political...

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

Essay - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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, moral & civic education

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, moral & civic education

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, moral & civic education

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, moral & civic education

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, moral & civic education

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, moral & civic education

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, moral & civic education

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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Communication & youth

Thesis - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The media view of youth is hardly encouraging. We read about hoodies, ‘happy slapping', teenage pregnancy, drugs, STDs. And these days too, we find part of the world's youth actively turning themselves into would-be suicide bombers. So, why do we get so obsessed about marketing to them?...

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

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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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The gay community in the USA: from marginal to mainstream?

Thesis - 14 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Today, the concern of minorities' rights is crucial in the United States of America. The rights of the homosexual community represent a wedge issue. The homosexuals, indeed, acquire more and more rights in the United States and this acquirement causes a great debate in the entire country. It...

09 Jan 2009
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Intercultural communication: interaction in a changing world

Essay - 10 pages - Social, moral & civic education

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 and how...

09 Jan 2009
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When "just say no" does not work

Thesis - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Growing up in a small suburb of Tulsa was an experience one might want to soon forget. I grew up in Glenpool, Oklahoma for the first eighteen years of my life. It was a small, poor suburb with only one school. Despite all the churches in Glenpool, which numbered eleven at my last count about...

09 Jan 2009
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The idea of a fundamental agreement between Confucianism and Christianity

Essay - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

“After about 400 years of study and research, Confucianism in the West is still a subject which only involves a small group of scholars.” It is more than surprising when we actually realize how wide and deep is the effect of Confucianism on Chinese culture and society. More interesting,...

09 Jan 2009
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Human rights and domestic violence

Thesis - 8 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Human Rights Watch has estimated that 12,000 women a year die in Russia because of domestic violence; Human Rights Commission of Pakistan reports close to 80% of women experience domestic violence; 49,280 rapes were reported in South Africa in 1998; and the CDC estimates at least 1.8 million...

18 Dec 2008
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Review and critique of the social problem solving inventory

Essay - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The original Social Problem-Solving Inventory (SPSI) was introduced in 1990 based on theoretical problem-solving models developed by Thomas D'Zurilla and associates throughout the two previous decades. The most current version is the Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised (SPSI-R), copyrighted...

09 Dec 2008
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A critical study: Sex workers

Essay - 9 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Tania Nicol. Gemma Adams. Anneli Alderton. Annette Nicholis. Paula Clennell. While these names are probably not familiar to you, they are representative of the problems surrounding the commercial sex industry. They were all victims of a spree of brutal murders that took place in December of 2006...

04 Dec 2008
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Postmodernity and determination of death

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Within nation-state societies, the definition of death becomes a legal concern, with the statutes of the state or the rules of state-approved institutions governing the response technique for the participating citizenry. The transition from embodied person to corpse certainly concerns more than...

04 Dec 2008
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The 'rediscovery' of ethnicity: Theory and analysis

Essay - 9 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The end of a millennium provides a rare opportunity to reexamine and assess achievements. In the sociological study of relations between diverse ethnic, racial and minority groups it marks a real, rather than a largely symbolic, watershed. There has been major transformation in the form and...

04 Dec 2008
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The sociology of housing and the housing problem

Essay - 9 pages - Social, moral & civic education

At its most elementary level, housing serves as shelter, offering protection against inclement weather and victimization by street crime. Housing fulfils other functions as well. It is typically a significant economic investment, for households as well as builders. Residents also tend to hold...

28 Nov 2008
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Human behavior in the social context

Essay - 7 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Humans are a social species. First, we explore the reasons why humans are social beings and briefly consider the broad implications of this characterization. Next, we go somewhat more deeply into the question what it means to be social. In other words, how does an individual function whose...

28 Nov 2008
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The relationship of Science and Religion as seen through the Galileo affair

Essay - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

It is true that often the church and science have clashed bitterly, leaving both sides--and the rest of the world--with the sense that there will never be a way to compromise. One of the best examples of this clash was in the 17th century, when Galileo crossed the Catholic Church. Although...

28 Nov 2008
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Political violence in flux: Changes in today's world

Essay - 10 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Terrorism has fundamentally changed the nature of international relations as a whole. With the emergence of small, non government organizations (or NGOs) that have the capability to inflict massive amounts of damage to life and property, states as a whole now face a strong challenge to their...

28 Nov 2008
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Mendelssohn's 'Elijah': An oratorio for the generations

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

On Wednesday, August 26, 1846, Felix Mendelssohn's revered oratorio, Elijah, was premiered at the Birmingham Music Festival. The work met instant lauds, hailed by the London Times, “Never was there a more complete triumph- never a more thorough and speedy recognition of a great art...