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A Study of the Elite Theory in Political Science and Sociology
Elite theory states that an elite, ruling class controls the power in society through their accumulation of wealth and knowledge. (Dryzek and Dunleavy 2009:58) This is used to control the masses who are easily duped with a desire to be ruled. (Mosca 1939:492) I am going to argue that in Liberal Democracies elitism describes...
A Critical Evaluation of the Argument That There Was a Post-War Consensus in British Politics Since 1945
Abstract “Consensus is the belief in abandoning all values, principles and policies.”- Margaret Thatcher There is a plethora of literature prevailing in the Political studies describing the phenomena that is ‘the Post-War consensus,’ this essay will look at various arguments surrounding this idea, both for and against, an...
The Usefulness of Press in Society Today
As diverse men as the Founding Fathers were, it is no surprise that their views on the press were just as varied. While some considered the media to have a negative impact on the new nation, most were in agreement that the press was useful and beneficial to the republic. In the early days of the Republic, one might say m...
The Origin of the Tension between America and Saudi Arabia
In 1744, Abn Al Wahhab fled Medina from a group of fellow Nejd scholar, finding shelter in Diriyah. Wahhab was a religious scholar who wanted the Arabian peninsula to follow a stricter form of Islam. To him it is the true form, all other versions of Islam, he publicly denounced and insulted. In Diriyah, he befriended their...
An Annotated Bibliography on Ahmad Sukarno, the First President of Indonesia and Emmeline Pankhurst, the British Leader of the Suffragette Movement
Ahmad Sukarno. "Modern History Sourcebook: President Sukarno of Indonesia: Speech at the Opening of the Bandung Conference, April 18 1955." Fordham University. Publication date July 1998. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1955sukarno-bandong.html. Sukarno is presenting a speech at the opening of the Bandung Conference. H...
The Similarity and Difference of Africa and Middle East
The regions of Africa and the Middle East are similar because of their geographical features, and that their countries were under imperialist rule by European countries. They were also different in who controlled them, and what the rulers did with the countries. Africa’s countries were ruled by the British, mainly for thei...
Distributing More Power Can Upset the Balance in Society
Our Power Power is strong, and who has never thought about having all the power they could possibly have. Maybe it is something us humans crave, but have to have a top leadership position in our government to obtain this power. However, today the real question is “Should individual states have more or less power compared...
An Examination of the International Community's Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Role of the International Community in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict The extinction of empires and the creation of states created a community of governments that work together to ensure that order and peace are respected and maintained. This cooperation between states has created a mutual dependency in the internation...
A Study on Colonialism and Ethnicity in Uganda
Colonialism and Ethnicity in Uganda Colonialism is defined as the act of exerting control over a group of people politically, economically and socially. Before colonialism takes place in an area or region, there exists a culture that is foreign to the outside world and its people. The people who practice this culture have...
The Goals and Effects of Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action As early as 1619, discrimination has been a major problem in the United States. From slavery, to segregation, to prejudice, African American’s have been handed the short hand of the stick in our supposed “land of the free”. The sins that our country has committed is unthinkable and the debt that our coun...