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Globalization and the Economic Integration in the EU
Globalization consists of the economic integration between countries in terms of technological innovations, cross border trade, and increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) due to which national economies are able to merge together into one interdependent global economic system. One of the most evident trends in the globa...
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The Role of Ministers in Making Key Policies Decisions within Government
‘Both in constitutional theory and in practice, ministers rather than civil servants make the key policy decisions within government.’ Discuss (25 marks) Key policies decisions are influenced by many different people: ministers, cabinet, councillors, civil servants, general public etc. A minister is a MP appointed by the...
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Are Pluralists Right to Argue That Because No Structure of Power Is Stable over Time at Best Elite Domination Can Only Be Fleeting and Temporary?
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 essay will explore to what extent elite domination is fleeting, it will argue that elite domination by political and economic elites is always present in societ...
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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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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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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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Democracy Should Have Constitutional Liberalism to Be Effective
Historically, the United States has faced many difficulties when attempting to promote democracy in foreign countries, most recently in Iraq and Afghanistan. The main difficulty with past democracy promotion by the US is that it has not addressed the root of the problems facing these countries. The underlying problem with...
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An Analysis of the Issues on the Extent of the Judicial Power Granted by the Constitution
Is the Extent of the Judicial Power Granted by the Constitution too
Great? The Judiciary, the branch of the government dealing with jurisdiction,
was greatly debated during the ratification of the United States
Constitution. The question that was most often considered was whether the
extent of the judicial power grant...
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The Impact of the Communist Manifesto and the Origin of Species on American Society
In 1848, two German intellectuals desiring change in what they saw was a corrupt socioeconomic structure, wrote out their plan for a new an improved society that would revolutionize governments, countries, and even the world. The Communist Manifesto has been named as one of the most influential secular documents ever to be...
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The Idea of a Classless Society in the Karl Marx's Manifesto
Government “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the other forms.” Winston Churchill once said these words in a speech to the House of Commons, and it reflects how most people feel about government, even when it is at its best there is something to complain about. There have been many attempts througho...
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A History of Thomas Jefferson's Wall of Separation Between Church and State
Jefferson’s “Wall of Separation” Jefferson’s metaphor of a “wall of separation between church and state”, as it refers to the first amendment of the Constitution, has affected the laws and government of the United States for about 200 years. Its apparent meaning has become the main argument for a secular government and soc...
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The Life and Work of Antonin Scalia
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is notorious for his conservative, originalist views. Because of these views, he has been critiqued by various scholars as well as members of the general population of the United States. In order to make a critical opinion on originalism, one must first understand exactly what it means....
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Marxist Beliefs in the Essay The Soul of Man Under Socialism by Oscar Wilde
In 1891, Oscar Wilde published The Soul of Man Under Socialism, an essay in which he announced his support for Libertarian Socialism. But, upon further inspection of Wilde’s work, it becomes apparent than he has been hinting at his Marxist beliefs for at least ten years. These beliefs stem from the rising Irish Home Rule mo...
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The Role of Democracy According to James Madison and Robert Dahl
The Role of Democracy: Dahl and Madison Achieving self-government was the goal of the Founding Fathers. History had shown that it had been done before, but its success was limited in its longevity. One of the main elements to this idea of self-government was democracy. However, how much democracy was needed for it to prove...
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers: American's Fear of Communism
America in the 1950’s was experiencing prosperity in the booming economic growth following the end of World War II. Images of the traditional nuclear family, the inception of the television, and the picture-perfect kitchens were more than trademarks of the time; they represented the unthreatened domesticity that was the Ame...
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The Concept of Liberty to Western Political Thought and History
Western man’s pursuit of liberty has been constant. Indeed, the concept of liberty is central to Western political thought and history. The following essays, which were the first of the Goodrich Lecture Series at Wabash College, examine the concept of liberty as it has been understood from antiquity through the twentieth ce...
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The Philosophy of Communism in the Book, Ocean of Words by Ha Jin
The blatantly antagonistic philosophy in Ha Jin’s Ocean of Words is communism, which is portrayed as a brutish Colossus, sitting in the seat of power and demanding that all follow it yet revelling in its own internal exclusivity. All of the characters’ efforts are geared toward the active engagement in the communist party,...
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The Rise of Liberal Democracy According to Fukuyama
The end of history book presents an account of the recent events that
have led the world to become a liberal democracy. Apparently, the
legitimacy of liberal democracy has created new system of government in the
world. Fukuyama carefully notes that liberal democracy has of late defeated
the rival ideologies of the Eastern w...
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