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A Study on the Factors That Influence an Individual's Voting Behavior
Studies on Voting Behavior Voting behavior is a significant aspect of political science as it explains why people choose to vote and support a specific candidate the way they do. I chose this topic because the factors that influence a person’s opinion on an important matter like this are not always clear-cut and simple to...
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7 pages
A Review of Total Domination, an Essay in the Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
In the essay “Total Domination” from her book The Origins of Totalitarianism, author Hannah Arendt claims that “The concentration and extermination camps of totalitarian regimes serve as the laboratories in which the fundamental belief of totalitarianism that everything is possible is being verified” (124). The author defin...
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The Evolution of Governance From Classical Era to the Modern Nation-State
Reaction Piece 2 The democratizing shift of power that has characterized the evolution of governance around the world from the Classical era to the emergence of the modern nation-state has precipitated a fundamental transformation of the public conception of spectacle, though the role that spectacle plays in influencing so...
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An Argument Against the Privatization of Water, Education, and Foster Care System
“Mentor is one of the largest players in the business of private foster care, a fragmented industry of mostly local and regional providers that collect hundreds of millions in tax dollars annually while receiving little scrutiny from government authorities.” As quoted directly from the article “The Brief Life and Private De...
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The Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
The Amendments to the Constitution of the United States (the first ten known as the Bill of Rights) have a seven year time limit for it to become approved by at least 38 states and also for the amendment to become a part of the constitution. But, there were no time limitations set for the first 12 proposed amendments. The...
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The Definition and Power of a Government
In human societies as well as in human civilizations laws or rules are created in hope of creating peaceful thriving communities. These rules or customs are created by a small group of the population that has the power to govern. In most scenarios the higher power acts as a type of government. In order to enforce the laws,...
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A Critical Analysis of the Communist Manifesto Written by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels
The Communist Manifesto was written by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels in 1848. This doctrine was written to analyze the conflict between the Bourgeoisie and the Proletariat, and to criticize capitalism. This political document outlined Communism as the alternative to this conflict between social classes. Communism is sti...
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The Main Ideas and Goals of Communism in The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Marx and Engels' The Communist Manifesto is a document that outlines
the main ideas and goals of communism, a governmental and economic system
that we now know operates with several flaws. One of the biggest issues
with The Communist Manifesto is the hypocrisy that Marx displays at times
while talking about how to achieve a...
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2 pages
The Issues of an Applied Direct Democracy on a State's Political Structure
“Demons of Democracy” Winston Churchill, the famous leader of Great Britain during World War II, is reported to have said, “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” However, unlike his numerous other funny quotes, this one took on a new seriousness when Great Britain voted...
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An Analysis of the Repercussions of the Case of Crawford versus Marion County in the Voting System
“An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law” (Martin Luther King, Letters From A Birmingham Jail). In 2008 the Unit...
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4 pages