Government Intervention in Education and the Environment

18 Apr 2018

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Why do governments intervene? Illustrate your answer with reference to two of the following: health care, education, housing, the environment. Introduction The following paper will analyse the rationale behind government intervention in the areas of education and environment. Government intervention as the term signifies refers to the involvement of the government where it comes to the designing and implementing policies. Generally speaking government intervention takes the ...

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Role of the Judiciary in Democracy

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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In a liberal democratic state, the judiciary has four main responsibilities including formulating the rule of law through the interpretation and application of law to respond with a verdict, settling disputes, checking legality and being a player in state politics. To accomplish these four duties, the basic principles of a liberal democratic state must be upheld along with the principles of a legal democracy and state. The ...

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Are Human Rights 'Universal’?

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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Human rights use to be a domestic issue championed by its proponents with each state separately, however, this has grown drastically and relatively quickly into a movement that asserts that these human rights are universal and all human beings are born with them. However this essay will argue that human rights are not universal due to their nature being bound up in charters which are not seen ...

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Concepts of Bias in the Media

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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What is Media Bias? What is 'media bias'? It is the perception, correct or incorrect, that television, print, and online content - particularly journalism - lacks objectivity and either consciously or unconsciously skews to favor a particular ideology, agenda, or point of view, political or otherwise. The term is generally (though not exclusively) employed by conservatives who are frustrated by their perception that the news media is ...

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Canada and the United States Ownership of the Arctic Region

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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The Arctic region has been a neglected area for many years. However with the recent discovery of natural and mineral resources in the Arctic, countries such as the United States, Russia and other European countries have been presenting their keen interest in the cold territory. In the article Arctic Meltdown, written by Scott Borgerson, the author discusses the economic and the security consequences caused by the Global ...

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Analysis of the 8th Amendment

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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8th Amendment Introduction The 8th Amendment (Amendment VIII) to the United States Constitution can be legally defined as the section of the United Sates Bill of Rights that which forbids the federal government from imposing excessive fines, neither inflicting cruel and unusual punishments nor imposing excessive bail. The 8th amendment was approved to be part of the United States Constitution in the year 1791.This amendment was ...

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Inequality Gap between the Global North and South

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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Introduction: The term Global South refers to “The Third World” which it colloquially replaced to describe the poorest countries in the world, countries particularly in the South Asia, Middle East, Central and South America, Africa and Oceania that were unaligned with either the Communist Soviet bloc or the Capitalist NATO bloc during the Cold War. There is an immense social, economic and political gap between the wealthy ...

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Influence of Money and Media on Elections

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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During elections, electoral networks drive the “every vote counts” campaign, but the voter appeal is lost due to the high value placed in high-proficiency media and the conniving, slick interest groups that use propaganda to persuade voter turn-out. There lie many problems in the world of politics. Nasty campaigning and slamming ones opponent have become a commonplace in today's society. The root of these distinct problems doesn't ...

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Principles and Characteristics of Good Governance

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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Introduction In general, good governance is perceived as a normative principle of administrative law, which obliges the State to perform its functions in a manner that promotes the values of efficiency, no corruptibility, and responsiveness to civil society. It is therefore a principle that is largely associated with statecraft. While the government is not obliged to substantively deliver any public goods, it must ensure that the processes ...

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Constitutional Monarchy and the Third Way in UK

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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A constitutional monarchy is a type of a constitutional government, where either an elected or hereditary monarch is a head of state, unlike in an absolute monarchy where the king or queen is an absolute ruler not bound by the constitution. Most of the constitutional monarchs have a parliamentary system where legislation is passed and the monarch is the head of state with a prime minister as ...

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The Paradox of American Power by Joseph S. Nye

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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INTRODUCTION In the book of Joseph S. Nye, "The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone, he shows a complete analysis of the elements contained in formulating consistent foreign policy in the post Cold War world. Nye obtains a relaistic thery for analyzing the countless forces at play. The forces which are effective on the foreign policy areas. . This permission ...

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Development of an Entrenched Constitution

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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How Entrenched or rigid should a state's Constitution be? A constitution is defined as "a frame of political society, organised through and by law; that is to say one in which law has established permanent institutions with recognised functions and definitive rights" (Wolf-Phillips, 1972:7). Thus a Constitution in itself is a legal framework through and by which a state is governed. This essay will asses factors that ...

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Changes to Migration and the Border Control Today

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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Nowadays, the control over immigration has become very important political issue, which represents a real threat for social security and stability and also fosters growth of criminality and expansion of illegal labour market. Hard period of the world processes and its developing over permanent pressure escalating political, economic, social and other problems, activization of terroristic activity leads to destabilization of the situation in many developing and developed ...

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Prime Minister: British System of Government

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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INTRODUCTION This essay mirrors the roles of the Prime Ministers and their Cabinet members, and discusses how dominant the role of Prime Minister is in the British system of Government, and to what extent can the power be exercised. The essay begins with a vivid explanation of what the core executive arm of the British government is made up of, what position the Prime Minister stands for ...

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Identity Formation and the Development of National Interest

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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Constructivism - Ideas, Identity and Foreign Policy In the analysis of international politics, the process of identity formation and how national interests are conceived should represent central issues, as they are inextricably linked to a state's foreign policy. The importance of identities results from the fact that they perform two vital functions: expressing to the self and others who the self is, as well as expressing to ...

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Rousseau's Concepts of Inequality

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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In 1754 Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote his "Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men". This essay was in response to a question posed for a prize competition by the Academy of Dijon. The question posed was: "What is the origin of inequality among men, and is it authorized by natural law?" Rousseau found the terms of the inquiry restraining; he reasoned that, to be considered ...

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Liberal and Mercantilist Theories of Political Economy

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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Contrast liberal and mercantilist theories of international political economy and consider which approach is most apparent in the contemporary world. The following seeks to contrast liberal and mercantilist theories that have developed to describe and analyze the international political economy. Once the contrasts have been made conclusions as to which theory is the most apt or apparent in the contemporary world will be drawn. Both liberal and ...

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Should Smoking be Banned? J.S Mill's Harm Principle

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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Should Smoking Be Banned? Discuss In Relation to J.S Mill's Harm Principle Smoking has held a social stigma for many years, yet has generally been protected from being prohibited due to the principle of a freedom to smoke. However, freedom comes in many forms and means different things to different people, and with some concepts of freedom it may be seen that smoking should be banned. This ...

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An Analytical View of Women in Politics

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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"Achieving the goal of equal participation of women and men in decision making will provide a balance that more accurately reflects the composition of society and is needed in order to strengthen democracy and promote its proper functioning… Without the active participation of women and the incorporation of women's perspectives at all levels of decision-making, the goals of equality, development and peace cannot be achieved." - Fourth ...

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Electoral Reform In Britain

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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Electoral reform in britain was initiated by the reform act of 1867 and consequently first past the post was chosen as the best solution. This essay is trying to establish whether this voting system is still fit-for-purpose and whether there is a chance that it may be changed to a more proportional electoral system. It defines purposes and foundations of the existing voting system and tries to ...

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Analysis of the Liberian Conflict

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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Background to this Conflict Analysis The Liberian conflict began in 1979 with civil unrest and ended in 2003 with the forced exile of the then president Charles Taylor. During this 24years period, Liberia has had a number of significant turning points: two regime-changing coups (1980 and 1990) and with them the assassination of 2 presidents, two civil wars, the first in 1989 - 90, the second from ...

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The Weimar Republic of 1919 | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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The Weimar Republic of 1919 characterised the struggle - and failure - to establish democracy in Germany following World War One. Despite possessing near-identical elements required to govern as successfully as the Federal Republic of 1945, the government was fragile and short-lived (Smith, 1991). Those in authority neglected to increase the power of the parliament or commit fully to the system, choosing instead to stumble along forming ...

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Debate on Lowering the Voting Age to 16

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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Introduction A. Being an American has many great benefits because we have many rights as an individual like privacy, a strong constitution and a centralized government with balanced powers. As the people of the United States we have the right to vote to express our beliefs and to hear our voice. According to free dictionary.com voting is defined as "a formal expression of preference for a candidate ...

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Canadian Provincial Political Cultures

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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Canadian political culture is multi-layered and diverse. Three great countries have influenced the development of this culture - The United States, The Great Britain and France. Thus, when it comes to Canada, it can not be studied in isolation from the rest of North America and Europe. Even though the expansion of North America was just a phase in extending the political and cultural dominance of the ...

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World Systems Theory: Analysis

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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The World Systems theory was the brain child of Immanuel Wallerstein in 1974. It saw the division of the world into three parts; the core, the semi-peripehry and the periphery. The core meaning those countries which were economically developed such as countries of the Western Europe, the United States of America and Japan. The semi-periphery was in between and was most of the countries in Asia. The ...

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Military force and promoting humanitarian values

29 Dec 2017

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This essay will argue that military force is an ineffective instrument for the promotion of humanitarian values. However, this is qualified by also presenting reasons for discounting the effectiveness of non-military interventions. This essay will be structured as follows. The first sections will confront methodological issues that have to be addressed before the question can be answered. Following this we will embark on a comparison of military ...

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Impact of Inequality on Democracy

21 Nov 2017

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Yannick Buitenhuis Inhoud Introduction Inequality r>g as a cause Limiting democracy. Conclusion Introduction Inequality is as old as mankind itself. Think of the difference between the Pharaoh versus the tomb builders; the Caesar versus the proletariat; the King and his nobles versus the peasants; The factory owners versus the labourers; and at the moment, between business(wo)men, CEO’s and (investments) bankers versus lower-income jobs. There ...

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Irish Government Foreign Policy

19 Oct 2017

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The X Liberation Party have been duly elected to govern the state of X and, after the election, the party renounced the former constitution and enacted two pieces of radical legislation, firstly the Rendition Research Institute Act 2006 which permits the government to feely interrogate and torture people without any judicial or legal oversight and, secondly, a statute that forbids the use of the word rendition ...

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Challenges to Gender Equality in Syria

19 Oct 2017

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It is without a doubt that Syria is currently passing through the most critical crisis since its modern birth in the beginning of the twentieth century. The U.N. recently declared the Syria conflict the biggest humanitarian and peace and security crisis currently facing the world as the fighting enters its fourth year. Since the onset of the conflict in March 2011, there have been more than ...

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Effect of PM Question Time on Government Decision Making

19 Oct 2017

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As Norton has noted, Parliament ceased to be a policy-making legislature in the nineteenth century and is now a ‘policy-influencing’ legislature. Parliament is thus expected to subject policy to a process of scrutiny and influence.[1] This essay will assess the extent to which the present mechanisms available to parliament to call the government to account can be said to have a meaningful ability to effect governmental ...

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Legal Sources of the UK Constitution and Human Rights Law

19 Oct 2017

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1. The UK constitution is described as an unwritten one. Explain with reference to the legal sources of the UK constitution and appropriate examples, why it is called unwritten, and consider whether the distinction between a written and unwritten constitution is legally significant. The word 'constitution' has many different meanings, however only two of them are applicable to constitutional law. Firstly, 'constitution' could mean a written ...

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New Labour's Traditional Family Values in Policy

19 Oct 2017

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'In Comparison to the Thatcher Government, in what ways does New Labour try to bring back traditional family values through policy and legislation?'   Abstract The objective of this dissertation is to evaluate and compare the way in New Labour is trying to bring back traditional family values through policy and legislation with the ways in which the Thatcher government had tried to do so. As ...

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Why Was the Batista Regime in Cuba Easily Overthrown?

19 Oct 2017

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Why was the Batista regime in Cuba overthrown with such apparent ease? Fulgencio Batista was born in 1901 and during his life was twice to seize power in Cuba as well as once being cleanly elected before eventually fleeing Cuba in 1959 and dying in exile. This essay will explore some of the reasons why the Batista regime was overthrown with such apparent ease. The Cuban ...

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Should Constitutions be Written?

19 Oct 2017

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Constitutions should be written. Discuss. Choose one country with a case law system and one with a civil law system and discuss the advantages of each. ANSWER 1. Introduction A constitution can be defined as a system or framework which enshrines the principles and rules by which a body is governed. In the context of states the term makes reference specifically to the national constitution of ...

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How Effective is Congress as a Legislature?

19 Oct 2017

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Among the world’s most successful democracies is the United States, whose system of checks and balances has seen more successes than failures. A system constantly in flux, the American form of government is divided into legislative, judicial, and executive branches. Of these branches, perhaps the one whose efficacy is most challenged is the Congress, the only branch directly representing the interests of the people (the judiciary ...

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