Conflict Essays


Aristotle and Confucius on Virtue

norms. He agrees that the existing rules may even be in conflict and not necessarily good. Similar social contexts often manifest a variety of definitions for what's right or wrong. Norms, governments and constitutions evolve and change; consequently, the definition of a good citizen transforms. Thus, there can never be a single virtue of a good citizen that stands as a perfect one. On the other hand, Aristotle argues that we can get a single virtue that is perfect in the pursuit of reason by a being as a being. Aristotle states that humanity is founded in a combination… Continue Reading...

Political Structures in the Sui, Tang, and Song Dynasties

This discord aggravated during the middle of 800 C.E., heralding religious disagreement and fighting. The aggressive Daoist-Confucian conflict brought about ruin to several thousand Buddhist monasteries and monuments. Besides the civil conflict, severe famine in the nation's east elicited widespread revolt, allowing segregation of the empire by local warlords. They ultimately succeeded in toppling the Tang Empire in the year 907 (Ahmed, 2015).   The Song Dynasty According to Chafilwa (2012), the end of the Tang rule led to a 53-year period of disunity and chaos (between 907 and 960), when the nation was divided into five northern dynasties… Continue Reading...

Social Bonding Theory

modification and education for altering behavior. The gender inequality and patriarchal theories belonging to the conflict approach question the authority and influence of people in power when it comes to formulating and enforcing laws. However, the two theories arrive at contradictory conclusions. The feminist theory asserts that the law overpowers females by not protecting them as objects of male abuse. A patriarchal society protects the offenders. Meanwhile, according to the gender inequality theory, females are given differential treatment by criminal justice authorities and laws, but this difference is actually to their advantage (Stinchcombe, 2005; Gosselin, 2005). Lastly, considerable evidence exists… Continue Reading...

Relationship Between Effective Communication and Productivity

The purpose of effective communication is to co-ordinate efforts towards achieving team goals, enhancing quality of meetings for information to be shared, decisions collectively made, and for there to be shared understanding about the tasks to be performed. A necessary component of team work is establishing shared meaning of the work, and appropriate means of delivering high quality consumer care (Borrill et.al, 2000). Effective healthcare centers heavily rely on effective communication for them to live up to their missions. Productivity at the workplace improves when information flawlessly flows from one level to another. It leads to more tasks completed, consequently… Continue Reading...

10th Amendment and the Supremacy Clause

of any State to the opposing all the same. When seeing how these two laws work not in conflict of each other, but together, it can be hard to choose which one to strike down. This is because through these laws, the Constitution lists powers the United States federal government has. With regards to the Tenth Amendment, anything not on the list would be considered a state power. In terms of federal laws, they represent the ultimate Law within the country but only when the laws are valid. A federal law is valid when it is within the power… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Critical Criminology

conflict Theory-The Relationship between Sociology and Criminology Theorists, on, social conflict propose that crime, in general, is triggered by conflict in the class system, as well as, laws that have been shaped by individuals and groups in power to safeguard their interests and rights. All acts of crime have political nuances, and Quinney refers to this as crime's social reality. Research attempts to confirm the conflict method; on the contrary, have not generated significant results (Seigel, 2000). Moreover, sociologists ponder over the… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Organizational Change

Change The term "Organizational Change" denotes implementation of change in an organization's routine business processes and plans. Such change can be minor (within organizational sub-departments or minute sectors) or major (department-wide or company-wide change). The area of Organizational Change Management or OCM can be defined as an orderly framework that gets around the structure propelling novel business processes; it also includes changes to corporate culture. OCM's alternative perspective that outlines its human resource side has been labeled "change management." Harvard Business Review (2010) states that a few organizations (such as Apple Inc.) capitalize on market changes whereas others (such as… Continue Reading...

I Want a Wife by Judy Brady Journal

have to tell the full truth and can avoid conflict. If people continue to ignore or deny the power of doublespeak, they are playing into the hands of the "spin doctors" that Lutz mentions. I intend to use similar rhetorical techniques and descriptive writing patterns in my own persuasive personal essays. One of the most difficult aspects of writing persuasive essays is avoiding the use of too much emotion. Lutz shows that emotionality is unnecessary and would detract from the central purpose of the argument. In "Life Under the Chief Doublespeak Officer," the author empowers the reader to discover… Continue Reading...

Lecture Xx by William James

William James finds that religious experience is useful on the whole, even amongst the most vital mankind's biological operations, but he also says that this does not make it true. Nevertheless, James presents his own belief, which he does not claim to prove, that religious experiences connect us with a greater, or further, reality not accessible in our normal cognitive relations to the world. The further limits of our being plunge into an altogether other dimension of existence from the sensible and merely understandable world:"Unquestionably, some men have the completer experience and the higher vocation, here just as in the… Continue Reading...

Gender Effect on Job Satisfaction and Leadership

authoritative while women are more interpersonal and democratic. What is disappointing so far is the conflict that exists between researchers working on leadership styles by gender. Their sources are often poorly defined and they often times have differing definitions of gender leadership (Ardala R. Jackson, Jennifer L. Alberti, & Robin L. Snipes, 2014). While it is reported that female leaders tend to be more people-focused than production-focused, there is evidence of some female leaders being more results oriented. This is not to say that any particular orientation is better than the other (Stephanie N. Crites, Kevin E. Dickson &… Continue Reading...

Discrimination Case Analysis

The two, Hope and Dillon, gave two different versions of the encounter. At its very core, the conflict in the case is about racial discrimination. Legal advocates and scholars have given various definitions to racism and have focused on disparate impact and differential treatment. Their definitions can be crystallized into differential treatment occurring when individuals are accorded unequal treatment because of their race and disparate impact occurring when individuals are subject to the same treatment based on specific predefined procedures and rules, but where the procedures and rules are structured in favor of one group (Devah Pager & Hana Shepherd,… Continue Reading...

Bend It Like Beckham Analysis

sister, Pinky. Also apparent is the strong South Asian value of utmost respect for elders: despite the conflict with regard to football, Jess respects her parents, and dislikes the idea of lying to them (Nunez, M.T. & Garcia, A.J., 2014). Stereotyping spring from a belief that a particular culture or population is the 'standard' and, hence, superior to the other cultures or populations. Specifically, gender stereotypes emerge from the conjecture that females and males are two opposite categories: the males represent the standard and hence, females are the unfortunate exceptions to this standard. This tendency of gender categorization leads… Continue Reading...

Child Risk Assessment for Therapy

the household included a cousin suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and this gave rise to conflict. Moreover, Lennox's grandmother was an alcohol and drug user as well, in addition to playing the role of local drug dealer. Despite remarrying, Lennox's biological father was regularly in touch with the boy. He claimed his former wife loved the boy but lacked parenting skills. This statement may be corroborated by the fact that Lennox would frequently skip school to care for his brother and sisters, or on account of a lack of clean clothes. As the stepfather and mother were… Continue Reading...

Ethical Responses to Nsw Case Scenarios

decision they have made. Such a move would lead to severe conflict and aggravate the matter unnecessarily. Teachers are accountable to and subject to the CEOs order. They also exercise authority on behalf of the CEO. Teachers are expected to implement government policies and support government educational programs at school level. Such programs must be implemented without favor. They must also keep clear records of their decisions (TEACHERS' CODE OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE). Therefore, from the foregoing, his would be the most significant implication in relation to the case at hand. Case Study 2 Background: On an early Monday morning,… Continue Reading...

Black and White Binary Central to Race Discussion

or what is known as the (operant conditioning). For the structural perspective, one theory used is the social conflict theory. This approach looks at society as a system of groups that are not equal, and therefore consistently generate conflict and change. Think back to that example from the beginning of the lesson with the different groups of students in school. The feminist theory is frequently misunderstood as coming from a cluster of angry women who are trying to control men. However, this is not the case. Understood correctly, feminism is a viewpoint that views society as usually incapable among men… Continue Reading...

Gender Effect on Leadership Style and Job Satisfaction

a better member-leader exchange scenario (Jackson et al., 2014). It is perceived that female-to-female conflict is severe and causes more problems than male-to-male or male-to-female conflicts. According to the researchers, the observers believed that women are more unforgiving and are more likely to hold grudges. They simply don't let go of past acrimonies. It is likely that these perceptions informed the view held by most Americans that men are better managers/bosses (Jackson et al., 2014). Apparently, then, the effectiveness of leadership is, influenced by the gender of the supervisor. There is a stronger negative association between authoritarian leadership and the… Continue Reading...

Court Process, Judicial Process, and Constitutional Issues

9/11 terror attacks was characterized by enactment of new laws and executive orders that focused on enhancing homeland security. However, these laws and orders have become controversial because they have ceded power to the executive branch and limited people's rights. Some examples of these limitations include restrictions on privacy, limitation of free speech and association rights, and limitation of religious freedom. While these actions were necessary to help prevent another attack, they are inappropriate since they compromise civil rights and checks and balances established in America's democracy. The federal government would have taken less drastic measures through reordering priorities of… Continue Reading...

Use Of Self Images in Baroque Art

self-portraits using the very means that may be termed a psychology of light. Shade and light do not conflict with one another in the 1660 portrait. Rather, they merge subtly and softly, and the reconciliation generates the pictorial equivalent of serenity. The prevalent ambience may be considered one of quiet meditation of logical acquiescence or reflective recall; in fact, through silence, one can hear an entire array of emotions. Rembrandt portrayed himself as a strong and dignified personality -- the self-portrait summarizes the multitude of professional and stylistic concerns he was occupied with in the course of his artistic… Continue Reading...

Public Health Case Study

an ethical struggle between the population's good and that of the individual. One cannot simply explain such conflict away. But, under certain circumstances, this disagreement may be settled by taking it to a different platform, viewing it from a different perspective. Individuals' optimal health differs from that of the overall group, and clinicians' responsibilities may clash with those of public health workers. The latter implicitly give precedence to the overall society's wellbeing over individual wellbeing and, in pursuit of public health, personal health cases might be impaired. Public health interventions having the potential to provide immense national benefits might… Continue Reading...

Generational Differences in Social Media Usage

include doing a study within one's own work environment, conflict of interest, or power differentials). Qualitative social science researchers are faced with some novel ethical issues that are not always shared by their quantitative counterparts. For instance, Harper and Thompson (2012) report that, "Confidentiality, privacy, informed consent, harm and power are particularly complex because of the interaction between participant and researcher, [and] the way qualitative interviews can cover unanticipated ground" (p. 237). Therefore, all respondents will be consented using an approved institutional review board instrument that is designed for that purpose. Part 3: Results The results of the review… Continue Reading...

Effect Of Gender on Leadership Style and Employee Job Satisfaction

aggressive. They characteristically aid and encourage their subordinates, are flexible, and evade conflict through cooperative discussions. Stereotypical females are now faced with a conundrum. They may continue to function as democratic, supportive leaders and seek a means to earn workforce acknowledgment of their leadership status, or take on a more aggressive, masculine approach to leadership for ensuring people view them as more authoritative personalities epitomizing control. One can objectively assert that in the present day, females' roles in corporate USA have indeed expanded. But females continue to be underrepresented in management roles. Gender role stereotypes' impact, regrettably, leads to… Continue Reading...

Leadership Style and Emotional Intelligence

and Pherwani, 2003; Genderen, 2012). Mandell and Pherwani have presented skills like conflict management, flexibility, social reasoning and persuasion as requirements for a leader to address ascending levels in the organization. In this case, the model of organizational leadership in question gave emphasis to the important role played by social intelligence in organizational leadership. Emotional intelligence has two models ability model (capabilities emerging from feelings like perception and reasoning without information) and mixed model (an ability with social behaviors and traits) often seen as unique human abilities (Mandell and Pherwani, 2003). Genderen's article asserts that Emotional Intelligence has been… Continue Reading...

Civil Rights and Religion

civil rights," the report said. • Religious institutions and religious members have continued to come into conflict with some practices by some members of society in a manner that hinders their civil rights. • Although having a separation of church and state has allowed the country to reach its current stage of development, the balance between these two concepts must be dynamic and evolve over time to tackle new challenges that manifest. Main Point 3: Identify implications for civil liberties related to the topic. • Civil liberties are largely considered to be neutral and are to be upheld by all… Continue Reading...

Personal Experience with Lying

Lying is perhaps one of the most common wrongs we (virtually all of us) commit in the course of our life. It could even be true to say that it is human nature to tell lies. Consciously or unconsciously, we often lie to evade embarrassing or awkward situations, get out of trouble, and/or make other people feel better or intimidate them. Unfortunately, even though lying may be good or bad depending on the situation at hand, or depending on who you ask, we usually disregard the impact our lies can have on not only those lied to, but also us.… Continue Reading...

Karen Refugees Of America

of these refugees face even after having left the conflict in their home country. Torture seems to be a prevalent problem concerning the Karen Refugees in the United States, a 2016 study analyzed the potential physical effects of torture among the population. "We identified no unique effects of torture on physical health above and beyond trauma exposure. Overall, in our sample we found a high prevalence of underlying infectious conditions, pain, and hypercholesterolemia, regardless of torture exposure" (Hoffman et al., 2016, p. 1). Although no physical effects of torture were seen amongst the participants in the study, the article… Continue Reading...

Logical Model for Counterterrorism in Africa

defeated. Retrieved September 12, 2016, from http://newafricanmagazine.com/boko-haram-can-defeated/ Samu, D. (2016). BOKO HARAM conflict RESEARCH/ANAYSIS & Management PREVENTIVE COUNTERTERRORISM AND SUSTAINABLE PEACEBUILDING: NIGERIA AND BOKO HARAM CASE STUDY.. Retrieved September 12, 2016, from https://www.academia.edu/6777526/BOKO_HARAM_CONFLICT_RESEARCH_ANAYSIS_and_MANAGEMENT_PREVENTIVE_COUNTERTERRORISM_AND_SUSTAINABLE_PEACEBUILDING_NIGERIA_AND_BOKO_HARAM_CASE_STUDY?auto=download Continue Reading...

Captain Preston Guilty or Innocent

Captain Preston's Actions At Boston Massacre When it comes to American history, one of the most commonly cited periods that is focus on is the run up to the American Revolution and the aftermath once the United States was founded and the war was won. One of the specific events within that period that is commonly focused on is the Boston Massacre, which happened in 1870. There are a few names that come to the surface when it comes to that event. Whether it be Crispus Attucks, Governor Hutchinson or others, there is no shortage of intrigue when it comes… Continue Reading...

Enlightenment

of value pluralism -- the diversity of values. The danger in this diversity is that conflict in values may occur, and when the conflict occurs there is usually no universally accepted standard for arbitrating or resolving it (Gray 103). While this assertion may seem trivial, this may not really be the case. According to Gray, pluralism in values puts restrictions on rational choice that contradict most standard moral values (p. 103). In essence, owing to value pluralism, moral dilemmas are often encountered. The tragedy is that when such dilemmas occur reason often results in an irreversible loss of long… Continue Reading...

Facets Of Global Leaders

Global leadership used to be a bit of a novelty or niche part of doing business. While many businesses have engaged in global commerce and discourse for quite some time, it was much more limited in many other parts of industry. However, the advancement of technology, the internet/computers in particular and supply chain logistics has been a game changer. Also significant is the massive movement of many peoples from their customary and common parts of the world to new endeavors and locales. Whether it be the refugee migrations from Africa and the Middle East or whether it be professionals from… Continue Reading...

Change Management

skills are put to use in resolving the resultant conflict typically associated with transformation in a conventional organization following a transactional leadership style (Bass, 1993). One advantage of adopting transformational leadership is a minimization of employees' contending for rank and control (Bass, 1993). Managers and subordinates in a company obtain power from organizational processes. Even in case of process-inhibiting processes, its change is unlikely until some external force surfaces, which brings about power hierarchy-based change (Parker, 2010). In the course of acquisitions, two or more firms' cultures assimilate under a single roof. However, the acquiring corporation lacks the experience… Continue Reading...

Sacagawea Discovery Of American Territories

calmed the tension that could have resulted in a violent and worst conflict. After they reached the Pacific, they were able to survive the illness, temperature extremes, flash flood, mosquito swarms, and food shortages. On August 1806, the Corps offered Charbonneau $500.33 and 320 acres for his service; however, they offered Sacagawea husband no compensation. (Anderson, 1976). In 1809, Charbonneau, Sacagawea, and Baptiste ventured into the St. Louis where Clark intended to offer the land for farming if his parents agree. However, the farming did not work out. In August 1812, the Sacagawea's health declined after giving birth to… Continue Reading...

Diversity Management

ignored. Owing to social, demographic, and economic differences, diversity presents a fertile ground for intergroup conflict. It is common for individuals to want to associate with individuals they share a background with. In an organization, for instance, there may be subgroups of men, women, Whites, minorities, the rich, the poor, and so forth. Such groupings may result in conflicts between groups. Diversity training can be crucial for avoiding or minimizing intergroup conflict. The training should focus on the importance of diversity as a core organizational value, the need for appreciating differences, as well as the responsibility of individuals in… Continue Reading...

Multicultural Understanding

The following facts have been established with regard to preschoolers' cultural understanding, tolerance, influences and attitudes: • At the early preschool age, kids begin developing definite attitudes with regard to their own ethnic and racial group, and other ethnic/racial groups. • Toddlers are able to tell if people they interact with are different from themselves, and by the time they reach preschool, they are easily able to grasp negative stereotypes. • Caregivers' cultures, views and mindsets are readily adopted by preschoolers. Hence, a caregiver's views of other racial and ethnic groups may shape children's attitudes towards racial/ethnic minorities. • Early… Continue Reading...

Klemperers Diaries and National Socialism

persuade [his wife] Eva to go."[footnoteRef:5] This mundane discussion of a common conflict between husband and wife ends with his statement: "Fatigue and lethargy. Weariness of life and fear of death."[footnoteRef:6] [3: Ibid., 6.] [4: Ibid., 8.] [5: Ibid., 8.] [6: Ibid., 8.] One turning point in the status of Jews in Europe was when Jews were forced to wear a yellow star to mark their status as inherently 'other.' Klemperer dreaded this for weeks, finally noting: "The Jewish armband came true as Star of David, comes into force on the nineteenth."[footnoteRef:7] As a result of being marked in… Continue Reading...

Relational Mental Model

in their non-work lives, such as family and relationships. Moreover, there is a tendency of avoiding conflict as harmony is valued more than anything else. Interpersonal relationships in an individualistic society, however, tend to be different as individuals rarely identify with groups. In an Anglo-American workplace, for instance, an individual would expect colleagues to only discuss matters relating to work. They will rarely engage in conversations about family and other emotional aspects. Additionally, the tendency to avoid conflict is less as interpersonal harmony is not given much premium. Question 3 Though cultural behaviors tend to be deeply embedded in… Continue Reading...

Former Prophets

Brueggemann/Linafelt "The Introduction Prophets" Mckenzie's "Not Exactly It Happened" The Deuteronomistic History Compared Other Histories Its Time." In Mckenzie, read pp. 23-36, including "Etiology Genesis: Other Examples;" pp. 1.  What's prophetic about "The Former Prophets"? The prophetic aspect is the capability of re-interpreting the entire lived truth, including Israel's history as well as the known, Biblical-era Near East's power relations, based on the just as tangible reality (within this particular reading), of Yahweh's rule. The Former Prophets' established framing is achieved via a sound interpretative process, which typically rearranges literature in a canonical form, out of something that it earlier… Continue Reading...

Case Summary Analysis

Kennedy, aged 46, was traveling in a convoy when he was shot. He was in a limousine with an open top, passing the Book Depository of Texas School Building, in downtown Dallas at around 12:30 P.M. Kennedy's wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, the governor of Texas John Connally (1917-1993), and John's wife Nellie were riding with President Kennedy that day. John Connally also got shot and sustained serious injuries. Kennedy is said to have died 30 minutes after the shot. He had been rushed to the Parkland Hospital of Dallas. Less than 60 minutes after the shooting, Oswald, who was formerly a… Continue Reading...

Trust Within a Marriage

conflict Management Resolving of conflicts between two people is usually simple. However, in many situations, resolution of conflicts can be made more difficult. This is true when it comes to workplace situations, per chance conflicts that arise with strangers and so forth. However, when family or friendship is in the mix and a conflict is present, resolution and solutions can be fleeting and hard to come by. Not only are there personal feelings and a lot of history involved, there can also be a lot… Continue Reading...

Soren Aabye Kierkegaard

a few initial pseudonymous works of Kierkegaard. However, following the Corsaren conflict, it surfaced as an ever-more prominent subject in the philosopher's works. The journal entries dated 1846 and beyond express this disagreement in strong terms. In his own later works, the philosopher used the Sandhedsvidne ("witness to the truth") idea as a conclusive epitome of Christianity. Sandhedsvidne represents an individual who is ready to be persecuted and even sacrifice his life to uphold the truth; the usage finds support in the 'martyr' concept established in the Bible's New Testament (Evans, n.d.). Soren published "Stages on Life's Way" and… Continue Reading...

Factors That Led to Enron Downfall in 2001

maintain and establish adequate internal control to establish effective financial reporting. "Enron's board "waived the company's conflict of interest policy to allow its CFO to invest in the corporation's special purpose entities, then failed to follow up to ensure the mandated compensating controls were being adhered to" (Locatelli, 2002, p. 2). 3. How Enron top Board of Directors/Leadership Undermine the foundational values of the Enron Code of Ethics The Enron Corporation laid down a comprehensive code of ethics that all employees and management must follow. However, the management abused their power by manipulating information to their benefits. The company Chief… Continue Reading...

Godbeers Salem Witch Trials

England's legal system because of the witch trials. The people's faith-based beliefs came in direct conflict with a legal system that at its base was reason and logic. But because of the paranoia of the people of the time, and their fear of potential spiritual enemies, a vocalization of their social misgivings and inexorable faith took over. This expression of voice and dissent led to disruption in social order. That disruption led to the deaths of seemingly innocent people. What could not be explained during the witch trials with reason or logic, was left to supernatural elucidation. "But such… Continue Reading...

Sexuality and Gender at Work

and motivation. Thus, heterosexism and transphobia can lead to fear and conflict in the workplace for heterosexuals. 6. This chapter has helped me better understand the terms lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender not as labels that are to be applied derogatorily but rather as identity markers that individuals choose to apply to themselves and that should never be applied by others unless that individual welcomes its application. To apply such terms to individuals who do not welcome them is to misstep in the direction of discrimination. It is important that everyone be treated equally and that no one be… Continue Reading...

Social Responsibility and Ethics in Corporations

an organizational leader or leader of a marketing department can come into conflict with an individual's ethical philosophy. The core factors the author identifies for solving ethical dilemmas within specific workplace organizations like General Mills include personal moral philosophy, organizational relationship building, and maximizing opportunities. These are three of the top organizational strategies substantiated by empirical research in the field of marketing ethics, too. For example, Marinova's (2013) astute analysis of the causes of and solutions to common marketing mistakes are reflected in the research by Ferrell & Ferrell (2016), whose research focuses particularly on corporate social responsibility in… Continue Reading...

Challenges Of Nigerian Writers in English

colonialism to independence to democracy. Following a long-drawn-out 1967-70 fratricidal internal conflict and the oil-boom-turned-oil-doom that led to political and social upsets, the country has still not recovered from, Nigerian writers would inevitably accept a challenge, in my opinion. They have developed the different forms of Nigerian literature into a societal act against new Nigerian society's 'wantonness' (Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, 2014). The Northern Nigerian literary conference saw the country's writers brainstorming on how they could establish institutions aimed at promoting Hausa literature. These entities, especially those geared at supporting publishers, translators, scholars and reviewers ready to teach, are vital… Continue Reading...

Pecking Order Versus Trade off Theories

Theories on How Companies Deal With Debt and Financial Distress Companies can use two popular theories to conceptualize their capital structure. Pecking Order (POT) and Trade-Off (TOT) are always used interchangeably when proving organizations are seeking to ease their way of making capital structure decisions. The following study elucidates the differences between the two theories. The Pecking Order vs. Trade-Off The Trade-Off Theory refers to the concept that a company chooses how much equity finance and how much debt finance to use through balancing the benefits and costs (Agarwal, 2013). This theory explains that organizations are often financed partly with… Continue Reading...

Organizing and Leadership Theories

structure usually ensures clear accountability, faster flow of authority, quicker decision-making, better coordination, and less conflict (Bunderson et al., 2016). Nonetheless, such a structure may hinder creativity and reduce employee motivation, ultimately affecting performance and productivity (Bunderson et al., 2016). On the other hand, a flat or decentralized structure often enhances autonomy and empowers individuals at lower levels of the organization to make decisions, which may in turn minimize bureaucracy as well as foster creativity and innovation (Felin & Powell, 2016). Organizations such as Google and 3M have benefited significantly from such structures. Nonetheless, allowing extreme autonomy, especially to… Continue Reading...

Nature and Necessity Of Scientific Revolutions Preview

the political change, thus "the parties to a revolutionary conflict must finally resort to the techniques of mass persuasion, often including force." (3) The author points out that in order for man to be happy they ought to pick on problems whose solutions can be found through existing techniques. This is applicable in normal research that is cumulative in nature, "owes its success to the ability of scientists regularly to select problems that can be solved with conceptual and instrumental techniques close to those already in existence." (5) This is important as one focuses on problems that cannot be… Continue Reading...

Al Sadeem Landscape Strategic Analysis

Case Synopsis Al Sadeem Garden Landscape is a company that provides landscaping, gardening and maintenance services to a variety of clients in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This case study provides a strategic analysis of the company, with specific attention to the operational history of the company, its internal and external environments, as well as successful strategies. The case study also identifies the challenges facing the company and provides recommendations for overcoming the challenges. The case study was compiled based on secondary data. 2. Introduction Al Sadeem was established in 2014 with the aim of providing landscaping, gardening and maintenance… Continue Reading...

Aboriginal Perspective and the Secret River

settlers are seeking to protect that which they have taken, unable to believe that they do not own it. The conflict of perspectives is so fundamental, that it is difficult for either side to comprehend the perspective of the other. Even settlers who appear predisposed towards the aboriginal people, taking pity on them or condemning those who mistreat them, still adopt the ethnocentric approach due to this lack of comprehension. Today, it is easy to perceive these differences, and understand why conflict may have occurred, but this is an analysis undertaken with the benefit of hindsight, and the understanding of… Continue Reading...

Police Vehicle Pursuits

capture, particularly with regard to automobile pursuits, has remained a matter of conflict and criticism among a large number of analysts (O'Connor and Norse). Some, for example, raise questions regarding the reason behind pursuit, stating that an exceedingly large number of administrators and officers cannot state what they had planned on doing after finally catching a criminal they were pursuing. In the absence of a concrete plan, the hunt is likely going to assume "drag race" characteristics. Moreover, onlookers comment that most officers' hot pursuit of suspects looks like a life-and-death situation for them, like it is the very… Continue Reading...

Character Analysis Of Emily in Rose for Emily

Emily through the eyes of the townspeople, who narrate William Faulkner's short story "A Rose for Emily." The townspeople's understanding of Emily is limited by prevailing norms and values: as a mysterious and almost antisocial woman, Emily subverts gender norms and roles in the traditional Southern community. Emily never marries, although she is rejected by two men. Her fear of abandonment is the only identifiable aspect of Emily's character, as her abandonment issues are made clear relatively early in the story: "After her father's death she went out very little; after her sweetheart went away, people hardly saw her at… Continue Reading...

Germany and the Holocaust

Goldhagen and Browning: How the Holocaust Could Have Happened The Jewish Holocaust has inspired countless theories on how such an atrocity could take place in a seemingly humane and otherwise "normal" society, as Germany was in the 20th century. In other words, it was not really any different from any other society or culture in the modern era -- and yet understanding how the Holocaust could have happened, how human beings of the modern era could take part in such a mass killing, has been the debate of historians. This paper will compare and contrast the arguments of Daniel J.… Continue Reading...

Pro Sports and Stadium Construction Trends

Multi-Use Sports Venue The trend in modern-day professional sports is for teams to make their mark -- to brand themselves into giants with millions of fans and followers wearing the jerseys of the athletes they love. Part and parcel with this devotion is the concept of a sports team having its own arena or stadium -- just like a god or goddess in ancient Athens would have had its own temple dedicated just to their worship. Indeed, of the 30 Major League Baseball teams, 22 of them have their own publicly-owned single-purpose stadiums. In the NFL, a similar ratio is… Continue Reading...

Struggle Between Gods and Demons

by a deceitful nature she uses against her cosmic foes (Doniger Hindu Myths). The conflict between Rudra and Maya is only temporarily, and relatively superficially, resolved by intervention by Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma, who transform themselves into cows and thereby gain immortality and stun the demons in the Triple City. Yet as Maya observes the triad's cleverness, she concludes that "it must be fate, against which neither gods nor demons, nor anyone else, could do anything," (cited by Doniger, The Origins of Evil 182). Thus, the ongoing enmity between the gods and the demons is governed by forces beyond… Continue Reading...

Obtaining Informed Consent in Ontario

Sana Monogr, 8(1): 96-121. OHA. (2004). Quality of Care Information Protection Act. OHA. Retrieved from https://www.oha.com/Knowledgecentre/Library/Toolkits/Documents/QCIPAToolkit.pdf Petch, J., Laupacis, A. (2013). conflict at the end of life: what happens when doctors and families disagree. Healthydebate. Retrieved from http://healthydebate.ca/2013/11/topic/politics-of-health-care/conflict-at-the-end-of-life Continue Reading...

Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

high capability to ascertain significant executive necessities. These take account of tractability, conflict resolution and establishing and following up long standing objectives and herald for elevating the organization in society (Esfahani and Soflu, 2011). Numerous experts have argued that different components of emotional intelligence, for instance, self-assurance, compassion, and self-awareness are fundamental footings of some leadership styles. This article examines the relationship between leadership and emotional intelligence. In accordance to research by Esfahani and Soflu (2011), empathy, an element of emotional intelligence, has a direct link to managers and leaders with such feelings, in that against the personal notions… Continue Reading...

Project Management

project manager must pay attention to if the project is to be successful include communication, involvement, conflict management, and performance. The significance of effective communication within the team environment cannot be overemphasised (Meredith and Mantel, 2011). The project manager must clearly and regularly communicate project goals and objectives, individual roles and responsibilities, expectations, project progress, and changes. Effective communication is important for avoiding or minimising role ambiguities as well as conflicts (PMI, 2013). Closely related to communication is the aspect of involvement, which entails creating a climate of inclusion. Whereas there is no one-size-fits-all style of project leadership, there… Continue Reading...

The Things They Carried by Tim O’brien

It is a hotly contested idea that just one war-themed book can adequately discuss the topic of Vietnam, and this idea is properly portrayed in this book. Fellow authors like Renny Christopher have condemned Tim O'Brien's story for paying more attention to the misery of the American soldiers and less interest in the Vietnamese. However, the core of "The Things They Carried," O'Brien's work is distinct. Another author, Heberle, who wrote "A Trauma Artist," based his work on how aggression has impacted on American politics, society and culture. Similarly, O'Brien's work also focuses on the distressing experiences endured by the… Continue Reading...

East Asian History Questions

avenging the death of their lord, "implied a direct conflict between the feudal masterservant relationship, on which the bakufu [military government] itself was based, and the bakufu's position as the unifying political authority [of Tokugawa Japan]." As Maruyama Masao explains it, the act of vengeance, the killing of Yoshinaka, was a symbolic gesture as much as it was a political one. "The incident implied a direct conflict between the feudal master-servant relationship, on which the bakufu itself was based, and the bakufu's position as the unifying political authority," (Masao 72). The master-servant relationship and the feudal social hierarchies were… Continue Reading...

Culture and Organization

in turn contribute to desirable employee outcomes such as lower cases of interpersonal conflict, reduced absenteeism, increased loyalty, and higher productivity (Biggio & Cortese, 2013). The connection between positive employee outcomes and positive organisational outcomes cannot be understated. Humans are naturally social beings, and their contact with others is as important as food and other basic needs. Since majority of adults spend a substantial portion of their life at work, the organisational environment is crucial for promoting individual wellbeing. It provides an ideal breeding ground for positive relationships. However, it is unfortunate that most organisations are yet to realise… Continue Reading...

Difference Between Shinto and Buddhism

Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan, emphasizes nature to a considerable degree, a distinguishing feature of the faith. Buddhism offers a far more cerebral and philosophical approach, as well as pathways for personal psychological development. Unlike Shinto, Buddhism is not indigenous to Japan and is in fact a foreign religion that simply became entrenched there. In Japan, the two religions often fuse and their temples are found in close proximity to one another. They are not considered mutually exclusive or conflicting; they are both integral to Japanese identity, social norms, and culture. Shinto places of worship are often referred to… Continue Reading...

Business Leadership and Organizational Change

Importance of Effective Change Management An old adage goes that "change is inevitable." It is a constant phenomenon. Organisations exist in an ever-changing world. Factors such as competitive pressure, regulatory changes, shifts in consumer tastes and preferences, technological advancements, workforce changes, globalisation, and industry adjustments compel organisations to initiate change initiatives targeting strategy, leadership, management, workforce, structures, and processes (Lam, 2009; Nehar, 2013). The initiatives are primarily aimed at improving organisational efficiency, productivity, and performance. Indeed, the ability to adapt to change has been termed as an important source of competitive advantage in today's world (Nehar, 2013). This largely explains… Continue Reading...

Technology Adoption in a Call Center Enterprise

as average call time, average call duration and the type of calls are collected. Therefore, EPM can lead to conflict between employees and management. Employees may become concerned about their personal wellbeing as managers continually push on meeting specific performance goals using data collected on them. An interesting scenario therefore arises where a system managers are using to help increase productivity is also leading to employees losing morale. If this is the scenario then the ethical question of whether using performance data gathered on employees to push for increase in productivity is ethical or not becomes even weightier. Covenantal… Continue Reading...

An Indepth Analysis Of Diversity Management

WORKPLACE DIVERSITY AND THE ABSORPTIVE CAPACITY FRAMEWORK. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications & conflict, 20(1), 68-77. Mor Barak, M. (2014). Managing diversity: Toward a globally inclusive workplace (3rd Ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage Norman-Major, K.A., & Gooden, S.T. (2012). Cultural competency for public administrators. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe O'Neill, R. (2016). THE IMPORTANCE OF A DIVERSE AND CULTURALLY COMPETENT WORKFORCE. Busidate, 24(3), 9. Rice, M.F. (2010). Diversity and public administration: Theory, Issues, and Perspectives, (2nd Ed). Armonk: M.E. Sharpe. Soni, V. (2002). A Twenty-First-Century Reception for Diversity in the Public Sector: A Case Study, Public Administration Review, 60(5):395 -- 408. Virtue,… Continue Reading...

Murder Inc Book Compared to Gangs Today

Murder Inc. by Graham K. Bell   Book Summary Starting from the 1920s, the American crime landscape underwent a complete transformation under an all-star gang of thugs, garrotters, and snipers. Ethnic and religious diversity was evident in its members. A majority of them hailed from New York City itself, chosen from its toughest neighborhoods, including Ocean Hill, Brownsville, and Flushing. The exorbitant amount of crime they perpetrated led the media to name them "Murder, Inc.."This merciless gang, considered the innovation of Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, and other elderly gangsters, was quick to catch the entire nation's attention, and made headlines… Continue Reading...

Sigmund Freud & the Human Condition

project the feelings and thoughts. The process of transference allows the patient to resolve and rebuilt the repressed conflict; specifically, the childhood conflict with one's parents. Personality According to Sigmund Freud's theory on psychoanalytic of personality, human behavior results from the interaction of the three components of the mind: superego, ego and the id. The structural theory of personality emphasizes on conflict on the parts of the mind, personality and mind shape behavior. Such conflicts are thought to be unconscious, thus, Freud argued that the personality which develops during childhood is shaped through psychosexual stages that he called psychosexual… Continue Reading...

Childrens Rights and Teacher Advocacy

facilitating communication; aiding children to manage transitions better; facilitation of support network; managing and reducing conflict effectively; and encouraging effective parenting through parenting support. However, most of these services have not been evaluated with regards to how effective they are on each child. Certain proofs exist in support of the effectiveness of the interventions that have been designed to minimize depressive conditions among mothers to the barest minimum. Same evidence also prove that children can largely benefit from support programs offered in schools. However, most children are still not comfortable discussing their family issues in school (Mooney, Oliver, &… Continue Reading...

Drugs and Gangs Among Detroit Teens

Street Drug Trade Is One of the Most Important Social Institutions for Young People in Detroit From his perspective, Bergmann writes that the street drug is one of the most important social institutions for young people in Detroit. As an institution, the drug dealings and everything surrounding it are becoming a transforming force taking people in a certain way of life and perception. Detroit is known to be a major region of the drug trade, including heroin. Like any other society, it suffers consequences of this in many ways, including the economic, cultural, social, and even psychological repercussions arising from… Continue Reading...

Eye in the Sky Film

them the rights of prisoners of war and thus admitting that there was an armed conflict (non-international) going on in its territory (Tzouvala, 2016). If during the 1980s war at home was considered a taboo, presently, war is ever-present and eternal. What David Kennedy says! According to Kennedy, the distinction between war and peace is still contentious and that our rhetorical habits suggest that we wish was that war could be something else other than what we know. In this setting, 'collateral damage' against 'military necessity' is not measured by proportionality tests. However, it is measured against a suicide… Continue Reading...

Racialized Violence and Police Brutality in Usa

.....police brutality against people of color has a long history in the United States, the Rodney King incident and the media attention it received promised to alter policy and public discourse. Yet police brutality continues to be a problem and threatens to undermine civil rights in America. Police brutality against visible minorities also erodes public trust in the institution of the law and the system of law enforcement. Those effects are palpable not only at the community level but also at the individual level of perceptions of police, as one study shows a substantial number of Americans have evolved contempt… Continue Reading...

Ethics in Engineering and Public Safety

.....men and women behind everything from public infrastructure to consumer product design, engineers have a distinct ethical obligation to uphold standards of safety. However, there is more to engineering ethics than the assurance that safety standards are met or exceeded. Engineers also need to ascribe to a policy resonant with corporate social responsibility: working in accordance with global values like environmental conservation and sustainability. Another key component of engineering ethics is related to the globalized nature of the work that engineers do: engineers frequently find themselves working in countries and cultures that are different from their own. The occasional conflicts… Continue Reading...

Team America Surveillance and Espionage

.....motif of surveillance features prominently in Captain America: Civil War. More importantly, the film features the ability of a powerful state entity to control the behavior of its citizens. The types of surveillance and brainwashing depicted in Captain America: Civil War are completely different from those used by the American government. However, the methods of surveillance used by the American government to spy on its own people may be no less sinister. The methods of surveillance used by the government cannot directly control peoples' minds and behavior of individuals, but can control other dimensions of the daily lives of citizens.… Continue Reading...

Drone Strikes and Politics in Movies

scopic regime of military drone operations." Media, War, and conflict, April 7, 2016, doi: 10.1177/1750635216636137 Miller, Greg. "Under Obama, an emerging global apparatus for drone killing." The Washington Post. Dec 2011, Retrieved online: http://www.agriculturedefensecoalition.org/sites/default/files/file/drones_517/517X_2_2011_Under_President_Obama_Emerging_Global_Apparatus_for_Drone_Killing_The_Washington_Post_December_27_2011_Entire_Article.pdf Continue Reading...

Killing Consensus About Sao Paolo and Violence

renegotiation of definitions of crime/criminal. People have to take the law into their own hands, resolve conflict in means other than police; the PCC provides that quasi-government structure Chapter 1: "Surviving Sao Paolo" The PCC is "the party," or "the family" The PCC uses a sophisticated system that expressly states it will generate an "ethic of crime" by creating "peace among criminals" via its specific codes (p. 23) The PCC actually does keep the peace, even though they use violent means and methods Chapter 2: "Regulations of Killing" This chapter focuses on the "resistencias," when the police label an act… Continue Reading...

Medical Marijuana Growing in Butte County

of zoning ordinances.  However, private growers, growing marijuana as per doctor’s recommendations have also come into conflict with law enforcement, indicating that there is no clear sense of where legality and criminality cross over.  Law enforcement agents in Butte County have indicated in their actions and surveillance that they do not condone marijuana growing in any form—but physicians following the letter of the law in Butte County have taken the liberty of recommending marijuana usage for patients like Patrick Kelly and Diane Monson. Local Research The issue of medical marijuana in Butte County has clearly been a contentious one,… Continue Reading...

African Slave Trade

Resistance and Complicity It is impossible to understand or write about Africa's history without considering its relationship with continents like Europe and America. It is imperative that a discussion of the subject concentrate on Africans' pivotal shaping of world history (Lindsay, 2007). Europeans (i.e., Englishmen, Dutchmen, the Portuguese, and the French) contributed only superficially to shaping Africa's history during the Atlantic era's first two centuries, engaging in merchandizing and goods transportation between sea coasts. Only after 1640 did the Europeans, in what is known as the 2nd Atlantic Era (1640-1800s), begin demanding slaves and raw materials, commencing their cruel influence… Continue Reading...

Reducing Burn Care Unit Operating Costs

the only viable strategy that will assist the organization to record cost savings without provoking the nursing strikes or conflict within the organization. However, the report suggests that the Burn Care should outsource some aspect of the IT services to enjoy significant costs savings. However, choosing a right vendor to upgrade the information systems may still be challenging. The organization should choose a reputable vendor that has experience in the IT to enjoy full costs saving benefits from the information system improvements. Problem Analysis A multi-unit corporation in Georgia has been recognized nationally for its Burn Care Program. The… Continue Reading...

Parenting Styles and Authoritative Permissive

something, and the parents also want to enforce some rules of conduct, a conflict may ensue. An authoritarian parent will lay down the law, refusing to give into any of the child's requests. The approach is rigid, and is superior to the permissive style in that it inculcates discipline. However, the authoritarian style does not breed trust or harmony between the parents and the children. A harmonious style, evidenced in the nuanced way that Mitchell and Cameron parent their child Lily, and also in the way that Claire and Phil parent their three older children. Because Alex, Haley, and… Continue Reading...

A Concise Analysis Of Financial Performance Of Companies

¶ … environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and financial performance of companies Investors are increasingly recognizing the fact that ESG (environmental, social, corporate governance) elements can substantially affect companies' security rates and financial performance. The aforementioned components' contribution to financial markets has been growing with the rise in number of ESG opportunities and risks within the contemporary international economy. Timely and improved organizational policy-related data access and the effect of organizational policy on communities have made it considerably convenient for customers to express their dissatisfaction by simply quitting a brand. When international brands' images are sullied by ESG-related problems,… Continue Reading...

Developmental Psychology

Adolescence (13-18 Years) Different age groups/development stages have distinct social, cognitive, physical and emotional features. Particularly, the adolescents have a lot of distinct changes and this paper gives an in-depth detail on adolescence. The paper also discusses theories that explain the development features of adolescents, with a preference to Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory. Physical Features A number of puberty-related physical changes are apparent in adolescents by the time they reach fifteen years of age. Girls normally go through growth spurts immediately prior to their puberty, which explains why they are often temporarily taller than boys of their own age. Although… Continue Reading...

Role Of Ceo in Effecting Positivity Among Employees

important as they bring about values and determination across potential challenges (Deutsch et al., 2011). The tenets of conflict resolution are communication and cooperation. Organizations have to seek the best wants of communication to reduce the probability of conflicts. Moreover, it is important to ensure that conflicts have the best way of being handled, probably through an involvement of some steps that determine their worth to the organization and the individual members therein. In nay setting, conflicts are what an organization need as a way of realizing the hidden potentials. It is necessary for the CEOs of every organization to… Continue Reading...

Vietnamese History Throughout the Centuries

on emptiness, boundlessness, voidness, Daoism on The Way. There was no conflict with Confucianism; differences are superficial. Modern Era Tran Trong Kim (1882-1953) was the PM under Japanese control era in 1945. He was a scholar and educator with progressive ideals who helped solidify Vietnamese identity during turbulent times. He published an important history of Confucianism in 1932, to argue that it was the "national essence" of Vietnam. He deemed it compatible with but superior to Western reason, because Confucianism allowed for more complex decision-making based on informed but intuitive judgments Confucianism is the major element of continuity of Vietnamese… Continue Reading...

Health Industry Professional Boards

the professional standards set by each of these boards similar and different? What happens if the standards are in conflict with one another? ANA Nursing professionals place their trust in the ANA owing to the organization's commitment to values, rules, and standards. Organizational employees strive hard towards elevating the profession of nursing by conforming to RNs' priorities and values across America. This way, it helps offer direction to the country's nursing workforce, shapes policy, and executes a framework for objective evaluation of nursing excellence. Its standards include: A Nursing Ethical Code This decisive guidebook illustrates how nurses are to… Continue Reading...

Miscarriage Of Justice, Race, and Poor Testimony

and the governments to work harmoniously with little or no conflict. With such structures comes power. With the existence of hierarchies, power rises from the lower rank to the upper one, with certainty that the structure has to be followed all the time. Structural power is offered in some form of a universal plate that outlines different roles and categories of power as required and offered to the people. There is no way in which power can exist without having to be subjected to something and arising from somewhere (Fricker 24). With such structures, justice can be delivered to… Continue Reading...

Core Values at Zappos

the climate that is emphasized at Zappos and how it is enforced and how Hsieh approaches conflict (not to mention the author of this report's view on the same) will all be covered as part of this brief report. While there is more than one way to run a company, the method that Zappos uses is clearly better than the overall repertoire of many other firms. Analysis Before getting too deep into the minutia of the answers that shall be offered in this report, it should be stated up front what the core values of Zappos happen to be.… Continue Reading...

Investigative Psychology

may be conflicting demands and responsibilities. In the event of conflict, forensic experts try to let the relevant agencies or parties be aware about it, as they try to resolve it. In case their duties are in conflict with regulations, legal bodies or the law, forensic experts commit themselves to EPPCC. They then begin to resolve the issue. Under circumstances where the law is in conflict with Guidelines or the EPPCC, the means and measures of conflict resolution initiative and prerogative lies with the EPPCC (EPPCC Standard 1.02). If it is impossible for the conflict to be resolved in… Continue Reading...

European Union and Crime

Organized Crime: A Contested Concept The presence of organized crime in modern society is not as a cut and dry concept as most people would intuitively think. Take for example the existence of prostitution in virtually every society that has existed throughout the course of humanity. Although it is clear that this practice falls outside the realm of what is considered to be acceptable by the majority, many of the practitioners of this trade are actually grateful that they have the opportunity, the clients are obviously satisfied or else the demand for such services would not exist in the first… Continue Reading...

Emotional Exhaustion Among Salespeople

the behavior of salespeople. From this research came interest in role ambiguity and role conflict. Those working as salespeople and telemarketing personnel may benefit from examination of those important antecedents. Stress and coping is section 2.3 and discusses coping processes and identification of factors that lead to influence over behavioral and physical outcomes. These are: situational and personality characteristics as well as a person's disposition to any coping style. The authors focus on Lazarus and Folkman's examination of stress, coping, and associated outcomes (Lewin & Sager, 2009). Their work reveals that a person's reaction to stress encompasses two steps.… Continue Reading...

Scott Fitzgeralds Babylon Revisited

cannot let go of and that is what brings the main conflict for him. If Charlie willingly goes to the Ritz bar and to Montmarte, it does beg to consider whether Charlie wants to be haunted. If these memories are all he has left of a time where he felt something, is he purposely trying to invoke such memories by going to these places. He knows if he goes to these places, he will feel regret, and yet here he is, going anyway. Even with Duncan and Lorraine, even though he protests to let them know where he is… Continue Reading...

Ultimate Nutrition Policy Statement

work practices that are likened to slavery, for instance, enrollment of children for use in armed conflict, acquiring or submission of a child for prostitution. It also encompasses acquiring or submission of a child for illicit activities, above all for the manufacture and marketing of drugs as defined in the pertinent international treaties, or work which, by its nature or the conditions in which it is undertaken, will probably be detrimental to the health, safety or morals of children (United States Department of Labour, 2016). 2. Employment Chosen at Liberty There shall be no use of forced, bonded, or… Continue Reading...

Exegesis Of Revelation 3: 14-22

For comprehensively understanding the meaning of Jesus's message to this specific church, it is necessary to first know and comprehend the church, together with its culture. This book's writer is a messenger from the divine who has taken it upon himself to convey a serious message from Christ. Although the book is directly targeted at the First Century Laodicean church, the advices therein may be applied to Christians in all eras[footnoteRef:1]. The work's literary examination reveals that this church's moral nature apparently reflects its socioeconomic context. That all distinguishing aspects of the city contradict the church symbolizes failure, and not… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt School and Political Science on Totalitarianism

the lens of cultural theory exposes the issue most prominently -- namely, that "the fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic" but cultural (Huntington 22). In conclusion, the psychological orientation of society towards leaders depends upon the perspective of the philosopher or political scientist: the Frankfurt School views it as a competition between working class individuals and elites; Arendt views it as a question of anti-Semitism; Huntington views it as a cultural question. The work of Abraham and Verba supports the view of Huntington in that it takes quantitative approach… Continue Reading...

Boko Haram and Nigerian Terrorism

and the State of Emergency in Nigeria. Studies in conflict and Terrorism 37(1): 41-67. Boko Haram technically started in 2002 but has been especially active since 2009. Since then, the organization has worked hard to discredit the Nigerian government and replace it with an Islamic state based on Sharia law. Boko Haram is inspired by international radical Islam, and has taken root in northeastern Nigeria. Violence is integral to the Boko Haram methods. More than 3500 people have died so far directly due to Boko Haram. The Nigerian government has tried negotiations and offers of amnesty in exchange for… Continue Reading...

Reporting Of Criminal Justice Issues and News

Ethics Policy for the Media in Handling the Reporting of Criminal Justice Issues and News American constitutional history speaks of balancing two or more rights against each other; in this particular context, the two rights requiring balancing are: society's right of knowing and press victims' privacy rights. One end has media reporters who seek free public data access together with complete discretion to publish whatever they desire, while the other has crime victims who are largely private citizens wishing to remain unseen but shoved unwillingly into the press's glare. A hodgepodge of multiple-level court rulings and state and federal legislation… Continue Reading...

Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis

semi-structured interview to investigate the experience of Pakistani women with reference to work-family conflict. The study uses the qualitative data analysis to enhance data reliability and validity. The analysis is carried out by reading the texts to understand the entire context of the interviews. The outcome of the analysis produces several themes. The first theme produced from the interview is the joint family. It is revealed from the interview that joint family is an essential part of the Pakistani culture. (Anthias, 2013). In Pakistan, all family member sees themselves as one. For example, if one of the family members… Continue Reading...

The Grand Chessboard Book Analysis

Summary of the Book As 21st century is drawing to an end, the United States has emerged as the sole superpower with no rival in the international system based on its superior economic and military powers. However, a critical issue still remains with reference to the U.S. global strategy and its exceptional position in the international system. Zbigniew Brzezinski has been able to address this issue in his path-breaking and an incisive book titled "The Grand Chessboard." (Brzezinski, 1998 p 1). Brzezinski analyzes the American provocative and bold geostrategic vision in the 21st century, and its supremacy on the Eurasian… Continue Reading...

Song Lyrics Analysis

"When I was your Man" By Bruno Mars Gifted Grammy award-winning singer, Bruno Mars, in his "When I Was Your Man," has largely utilized sad and regretful lyrics portraying longing for the woman who left him. However, does this really indicate he's now more sensible and mature, or is it simply wishful thinking? "When I was your Man" strikes straight at the hearts of people who lost a special person or loved someone deeply but did not realize it and failed to value them till it was too late. This song's lyrics depict a multitude of emotions such as remorse,… Continue Reading...

Terrorism in Nigeria and Boko Haram

and Niger (p. 150). Approach for the Study This study is grounded in conflict theory, which shows why Boko Haram has been as successful as they have. Boko Haram has appealed to the poor and unemployed in Northern Nigeria. The organization has also established itself as an official opposition to the Nigerian government, which is perceived of as corrupt as well as irresponsive to the needs of Northern Nigerians. The rise of global Islamic terrorism provided Boko Haram with tools and resources it used to infiltrate and permeate the religious and social organizations in disenfranchised communities. Boko Haram has offered disenfranchised… Continue Reading...

Cruelty and Intolerable Acts

the thesis of this paper. There are countless events in history in which the exterminating group in a genocidal conflict makes it perfectly apparent it considers its foe as something less than human beings. According to Smith (2011): "The Nazis really considered Jews to be less than human. It is also how Japanese invaders conceived of their Chinese victims during the Nanjing Massacre... and how Hutu genocidaires regarded their Tutsi compatriots... This list could be extended indefinitely." It is critical to denote that each of the examples the author lists are of actual genocides in which the attacking group… Continue Reading...

Better Relationship with Russia a New U.s. Policy

is one that has many layers and variables relating to Putin's conflict with Boris Berezhovsky, who is responsible for the coup in Ukraine. 3) Finally, the two leaders of Russia and the U.S. should meet personally to discuss the next steps for the multi-polar world. Once resistance in the Middle East has been removed and the relationship has been normalized (i.e., an end to sanctions), the two powers may meet formally to discuss important matters of trade. The U.S. should play an active role in the multi-polar world, as Russia has asked it to do. Instead of fighting this… Continue Reading...

Psychotherapy Using Ipt and Act

Jen is a 19-year-old female of mixed ethnic background. When asked what her therapeutic goals are, Jen states that she wants to "get over" the physical abuse she was subjected to her from her mother's ex-husband (her stepfather). In the third therapy session with Jen, she abruptly claims that she may not be continuing with therapy because she is just "therapist shopping." Also in this session, Jen mentioned for the first time that she works as an exotic dancer. She asks with a belligerent tone, "You don't have a problem with that, do you?" Even though there was no response,… Continue Reading...

The Morality Of Punishment for Actions

According to Hoskins (2010), the legal foundation of punishment is morally challenging as it usually involves harsh treatment, sometimes morally unacceptable, to the offender. What makes it acceptable to subject an offender to such kind of punishment is a big moral question. Customarily, the rationale behind punishment is either retributivist or consequentialist. Consquensialists argue that punishment is necessary towards achieving a noteworthy purpose, an example of which is crime reduction. Retributivists, on the other hand, argue that punishment is a basic or natural response for doing something wrong. However, abolitionists argue that punishment is morally unacceptable and thus both defenses… Continue Reading...

Global Governance Human Security

program would equip me with knowledge and skills for dealing with conflict, fostering security, and administrating by providing an encouraging learning condition that is academically rigorous, active, and interdisciplinary. According to University of Massachusetts, Boston (2016), consequently, it would train me to be a thorough analyst and expand my leadership as an academic, researcher, and a practitioner. Global security interests me. From my analytical viewpoint, underdevelopment is caused majorly by public domain violent conflict, a now widely accepted view. This is exhibited by the remarkable underperformanceof underdeveloped, unstable, or conflict-distressed nations in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. According to… Continue Reading...

Social Shift from Religion to Spirituality

Religion and Spirituality in a Broad Sense Spirituality and religion are two terms that have rather unstable, historically changing definitions, characterized by numerous implied and explicit theological considerations. Further, the general contention is that these definitions are either overly specific or overly generic. A more astonishing fact is, possibly, these researches' level of concurrence that spirituality represents a private, budding, personal and emotional sphere, whilst religion is more public, group-based and fairly stable. Interviews and questionnaire tools arising out of these definitions characteristically undertake measurements of the spirituality element by posing questions with regard to people's self-identity, psychological experiences, and… Continue Reading...

Communicating Effectively for New Couples

in relationships. It will contribute a great deal in decreasing instances of miscommunication. A key point to note is: conflict is inevitable in all human relationships and no marriage is without conflict; however, successful relationships arise out of effective conflict resolution or management. I am aware of the deep affection you both hold for one another, which will undoubtedly aid you in weathering any storms in your relationship. I intend for this letter to guide you on obstacles to effective communication, ways to surmount them, use of communication for self-improvement and improvement of your significant other, interpersonal conflict resolution… Continue Reading...

Businesses Run by Women

.....entrepreneur one must endure multiple hardships. These hardships define people as leaders or failures. Women in the last few decades have amidst gender inequality, started businesses. This had led to a major growth in the number of women entrepreneurs in a predominantly male-dominated area. However, while women entrepreneurship has written, the persistent inequalities and continued views of women have led to the assumption that entrepreneurship may still be gendered. Meaning, society views only men as the main bread winners and capable of being effective leaders that entrepreneurs are defined as. This paper supports this assumption and will provide evidence of… Continue Reading...

Muslim Americans and the Impact Of September 11th

Immigration and the Muslim Population 9/11 changed the world -- especially in the U.S. in terms of Muslim-American relations and the way the word "terror" and "terrorist" is used to identify or refer to a group of people.[footnoteRef:1] The issue of Islamaphobia became more pronounced and anti-Muslim immigration policies began to be discussed as a matter of national security.[footnoteRef:2] As -- has shown, the media has been complicit in both demonizing the Muslim community in America and promoting a view of American immigration policy that is anti-Muslim.[footnoteRef:3] This paper will show that the changes in U.S. immigration policy post 9-11… Continue Reading...

Interpreting Biblical Text

The literary context, which also includes Mark 1-2, shows several reasons for the conflict between the Pharisees and Jesus. Jesus' presence in the synagogue was a controversial issue among the Pharisees who anticipated finding Jesus violating the law regarding the Sabbath. On the other hand, Jesus was angered by the Pharisees' faithless stubbornness and thwarted them in their plans to seize him breaking the law on Sabbath. These reasons demonstrate that literary context provides vital reasons for understanding this intense conflict by highlighting the Pharisees' plans and how Jesus frustrated them. In contrast, the socio-historical context demonstrates that the… Continue Reading...

Economic Inequality and Austerity Motivator for Revolution

Food Policy Research Institute, Washington D.C. Brinkman H. J. and Hendrix C. S. (2011) Food insecurity and violent conflict: causes, consequences, and addressing the challenges. World Food Programme, Occasional paper n. 24. Muller, E.N. (1985). Income Inequality, Regime Repressiveness, and Political Violence. American Sociological Review. 50 (1): 47-61 Skocpol, T. (1976). France, Russia, China: A Structural Analysis of Social Revolutions. Comparative Studies in Society and History. 18 (2): 175-210. Continue Reading...

Coming Of Age with Bisexuality

Religion and Family on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Children in a Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernandez (2015) In her memoir, A Cup of Water Under My Bed, Daisy Hernandez describes her first-hand experiences growing up in the United States as the daughter of Latin American parents from two different countries. Although Hernandez provides a number of salient examples of how cross-cultural issues affect her life, perhaps the most poignant issue explored in her memoirs concerns her coming to grips with being bisexual and what this meant for her and her family based on… Continue Reading...

Organizational Culture and Communication

programs, procedures, and protocols that encourage and facilitate cross-cultural dialogue, conflict resolution, and ongoing supports. Therefore, a new leader entering an organization that is not multicultural or which is outright homogenous might have a far greater difficulty adjusting, especially if the new leader is from a culture that is in the minority in the new organization. Gender issues might be far more pertinent, too. A new female leader entering an organization that is patriarchal in nature, even if it is multicultural, might have a much harder time adjusting than her male counterpart would because of the normative behaviors, communication… Continue Reading...

Japan and Confucianism in Art and Society

When Neo-Confucianism arrived in Japan in the 16th century, it built on the pre-existing ideas of Confucianism that had already been imported into the island centuries earlier (Tsutsui 104). As far back as the 5th century, the Japanese had mixed with Confucian ideas about society and the role of the person in the world. Confucian ideas taught the Japanese about what it means to be a moral person. However, the Japanese also incorporated Buddhist concepts into their culture -- and these focused on the metaphysical side of nature and how to define reality (or unreality). These two systems of thought,… Continue Reading...

Identifying Opportunities to Improve Managerial Skills

being subjected to unwarranted criticisms or attacks by people within and without the organization. Results of the conflict Management Scale. The results of the conflict management scale showed that the highest mean was for the responding category with a score of 6, and medicating with a mean of 5.66 each. There was a low outlier of 4 for question 52, "I make a specific request, detailing a more acceptable option." The relatively high score on the conflict management scale represents a management strength while the second-highest score is reflective of the above-described emphasis on following established administrative protocols rather than… Continue Reading...

Organizational Change and Leadership Effectiveness

.....change management for any leader. The most important feature of change management for any leader is the alignment of company culture and its behaviors to suit desired outcomes. Therefore, change management depends on setting strategic goals and objectives first, and then managing change incrementally. As Jones, Aguirre & Calderone (2014) put it, "plans themselves do not capture value; value is realized only through the sustained, collective actions" of the organization's members. This is especially true in large organizations, but change management strategies and philosophies apply to organizations of all sizes and types. When leaders are managing long-term major changes in… Continue Reading...

Business Organization Questions

involved in an ethical scandal when it turned out its dean might be involved in a gross case of conflict of interest (Galani, 2016). Conflicts of interest similar to this one at HBS happen often in organizations of all sizes. I was recently made aware of a case in which a local organization experienced an ethical dilemma involving a conflict of interest. One member of the board of directors had previously served on the city council, and still retained strong connections with the local community. Because the company was a real estate development company, the organization's leadership came under… Continue Reading...

Muslim Youth Identity in Biculturalism America

that commingling a Muslim and American secular identity was not necessarily a conflict. Discrimination-related stress had a strong bearing on identity conflict, however: a key finding that is repeated throughout the literature and remains especially important for Muslim women because of their high visibility. Assimilation can be interrupted via the experience of direct and indirect forms of discrimination, or enhanced by family attitudes or religiosity. Muslim identity construction in the United States is not necessarily a conflicted process, though. Sirin, et al. (2008) found that "young people found a way of allowing their Muslim and American identities to co-exist,… Continue Reading...

Nigeria Boko Haram and African Terrorism

Daggers Drawn? Boko Haram and the State of Emergency in Nigeria. Studies in conflict and Terrorism 37(1): 41-67. One of the leading analysts on Boko Haram here provides a detailed overview of the group, discussing how Boko Haram emerged out of the chaotic instability in northern Nigeria, what specific demands and issues the group has presented and how those demands have changed, how they recruit, and also the methods Boko Haram uses to facilitate and carry out its operations. According to Abgiboa (2013a), "more than 3,500 people have died in Nigeria since 2009," (p. 41). Negotiations with the group… Continue Reading...

Importance Of Communication Skills

situation can make the problem worse b. Identify the problem i. This is the absolute priority when it comes to conflict resolution ii. Must be a full and complete accounting for what is going on iii. There might be more than one problem and all issues need to come out c. Work towards a resolution i. Once problems are identified, solutions can then be figured out and suggested ii. Compromised might be needed to get the best results d. Best practices i. Keeping things calm and orderly is huge ii. Letting everyone (calmly) say their opinion is good as well iii.… Continue Reading...

Facets Of a Good Leader

here will include leadership and leadership styles, overall strengths and weaknesses, emotional intelligence, dealing with conflict and tension, power and interactions, motivation of others, team development/enforcing of ground rules, developing creativity, team effectiveness, what has been learned and so forth. Each individual scoring realm, as part of the larger paradigm, will be covered one by one. While the author of this report certainly has a ways to go in terms of being a great leader, there are indeed some encouraging signs when it comes to comparing what is stated in VLA and LEAD as compared to the author's self-inventory… Continue Reading...

Interpersonal Conflict Television Show

Interpersonal conflict is a daily part of human existence," ("Resolving Interpersonal Conflicts," n.d.). The hard part is learning how to resolve interpersonal conflicts, because they are inevitable. One of the reasons television shows are popular is that they mirror the genuine interpersonal conflicts that people have in their daily lives. This can be seen on the television show Modern Family, which depicts several interpersonal conflicts. One conflict that is developed early in the show is between Mitch and his father Jay. Mitch is gay, and although… Continue Reading...

Nurse Advocacy and Patient Autonomy

the patient has and likes. If patient safety and his wishes were in provable and immediate conflict, the best way to approach it is by explaining the issue in detail. The patient is already well-informed about what diabetes is, and what it can mean for the body under recovery from surgery. Explaining the biological issues and the issues surrounding his need for extra insulin might help him feel empowered with information, instead of being treated like a disobedient child as the nurses in this situation seem to be doing. If I were the patient's brother or father, I would not… Continue Reading...

Relationship Of Food and Ritual in India

Saving the Cows, Starving the Children" by Sonia Faleirojune and the article entitled "Food Price Inflation in India: Causes and Cures" by Pradeep Agrawal and Durairaj Kumaraswamy in the Indian Economic Review available from JSTOR both address food issues in India. These articles appealed to me because I find India to be a fascinating country where there is so much potential for greatness yet so much inherent contradictory actions and agendas that frustrate the country's advances. Faleirojune focuses on the contradiction at the heart of India's policy towards banning beef: cows are literally everywhere in India and could be used… Continue Reading...

Democracy or Not for Economic Development

South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011, but has been embroiled in civil conflict ever since. This instability has hampered the ability of the country to lay the groundwork for developing its economy. The evidence shows that there is a pathway to economic development, even for the least-developed country, and this paper will elaborate on what those steps might be. South Sudan is a landlocked country of 12.5 million people that split off from the Sudan in 2011. South Sudan is a multiethnic society, with different tribal groups living in the basin of the White Nile,… Continue Reading...

Self Identity

Cheesman (2002) conducted a study on Karen identity in the Union of Myanmar with regards to historical and social conditions. The study found that Karen identity is a relatively difficult identity because individuals from this ethnic background do not have a common language, material attributes, religion and culture. While most of the existing assessments of this ethnic identity have been carried out in Thailand, it is largely influenced by historical and social conditions in the Union of Myanmar. Based on a review of contemporary Myanmar, people of Karen identity are seemingly virtuous, illiterate (uneducated), and oppressed. Many aspects relating to… Continue Reading...

Cultural Mindset

success devoid of risking the extent of productivity and output. Devoid of this, personnel can constantly be in conflict with each other, and this can give rise to inefficiency, increase in turnover and lower performance and productivity (Gupta and Govindarajan, 2002). The purpose of this paper is to address the development and carrying out of a cultural mindset amongst a diverse global group of employees. Integrating Varied Perspectives in Dynamic Environments to Lead Successfully in a Culturally Diverse Society In order to become a successful leader in a culturally diverse society, it is necessary to undertake the integration of… Continue Reading...

Culture Leadership and Organizations

Assume that you are the CEO of a multi-national company. What is the first thing you consider when selecting a model to use in an upcoming cross-cultural merger, joint venture, or acquisition? Why? How will this consideration assist you in selecting the best model for the situation? Being the CEO of a multi-national company, the primary thing I would first and foremost take into consideration when choosing a model in a forthcoming cross-cultural merger is the cultural aloofness that exists between my organization's culture and the other company. The fundamental reason for doing so is because in instances of a… Continue Reading...

How Democracy Leads to Tyranny

Political Philosophy II: Theories of Freedom To answer the questions of why De Tocqueville and Mill think that democracy is a threat to the liberty of the individual and whether they are right, this paper will show that both De Tocqueville and Mill viewed democracy as a mechanism that could easily become tyrannical and thus overwhelm one's individual liberty. Considering that democracy in its various forms (direct, representative, constitutional) is capable of being corrupted (voters and/or representatives may be bribed, coerced, misinformed, misled, subjugated, harassed, mobbed, and so on), it is not difficult to see that both Tocqueville and Mill… Continue Reading...

The Greatest Ponzi Scheme

Madoff Securities case occurred because of fraudulent investment schemes due to lack of regulation as well as insufficient oversight of specific financial intermediaries along with dismissal of opportunistic behavior. To understand why such an incident happened in the first place, it is important to identify the kind of scheme led by Madoff. It is called a Ponzi scheme. In a Ponzi scheme, an unsustainably big pool of investors must be maintained to keep it afloat. It begins with a simple promise to a few investors of doubling an amount they decided to invest. Rather than investing that money and doubling… Continue Reading...

Nursing Needs These Times

Nursing Leadership Priorities and Challenges The priorities for nursing and nursing leadership are, on some levels, fundamentally simple. Nurses are simply tasked with providing the most effective care for their patient populations. This goal becomes much more nuanced when one begins thinking about how to properly achieve this goal. There is a considerable amount of research emerging in recent years surrounding this field which supports the notion that evidence-based practice is one of the efficient ways (Stevens, 2013) to improve patient outcomes. Therefore, in alignment with the chief priority of providing the best care to patients as possible, nurses must… Continue Reading...

African Terrorism and Boko Haram

theoretical framework as suggested by Omadjohwoefe (2013). Frustration-Aggression theory is related to conflict theory, in that systematic alienation and oppression lead to widespread frustration and despair, and the outlet for that despair is violence. Violence has been normalized within the context of quasi-religious ideology, which simultaneously promises to rectify corruption in the government and replace the existing regime with one that claims to empower the disenfranchised elements of Nigerian society. Moreover, the dependent variable in the research will be related to the Nigerian economy. As a terrorist organization using destruction of public infrastructure as a military tactic, Boko Haram… Continue Reading...

Need for Strong Moral Character in Criminal Justice System Participants

1.  Explain how a criminal justice agency can ensure that it hires moral individuals. Criminal justice leaders are public servants responsible to their community. This responsibility, together with the huge amount of control and influence they have, necessitates that they display superior levels of ethical and moral conduct. Ethical practice guidelines remind criminal justice heads to realize the divide between integrity and friendship; corporate objectives and adeptness and client interests; between personal prejudices, interests, and views and professional values. In this respect, all law enforcement leaders are required to refrain from unethical conduct when carrying out their duties. Ethicality is… Continue Reading...

Work Life Balance and Positive Outcomes for Organizations and Employees

to Konrad and Mangel (2000), job satisfaction can be augmented by executing work life balance approaches by decreasing conflict between work and family. Basically, job satisfaction amongst employees generates confidence, loyalty and in the end, enhances the quality productivity from the employees. This indicates that having a work setting that encourages work life balance enables work force to attain their full potential and increase their job satisfaction (Konrad and Mangel, 2000). According to Arif and Farooqi (2014), work life balance gives rise to employee satisfaction and the impacts of acknowledgement for the employee involvement are mirrored in their satisfaction.… Continue Reading...

Nursing Challenge

and commitment of the management, the nurse leader must negotiate effectively. Other important abilities include excellent conflict resolution skills, emotional stability, and ability to lead by example. References American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) (2014). Nursing shortage. Retrieved from: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/fact-sheets/nursing-shortage Bielecki, A., & Stocki, R. (2010). Systems theory approach to the health care organisation on national level. Cybernetics and Systems: An International Journal, 41(7), 489-507. Buchan, J., & Aiken, L. (2008). Solving nursing shortages: a common priority. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17(24), 3262-3268. Carayon, P., & Gurses, A. (2008). Chapter 30: Nursing workload and patient safety -- a… Continue Reading...

Planning for End Of Life Care

The death of elderly individuals takes place in different circumstances and settings such as painless death at home or painful death in a healthcare facility. Social workers have an important role in planning end-of-life care as part of providing essential social support to elderly individuals. The role of social workers in this process is attributable to the significance of their professional practice in a multidisciplinary palliative care team in hospice and hospital settings (Watts, 2013). Since the death of elderly individuals occurs in a variety of conditions and settings, social workers need to plan for end-of-life care. The planning and… Continue Reading...

Social Psychology

about the services on offer. References Izuma, K., et al. (2011). Neural correlates of cognitive dissonance and decision conflict. Advances in Cognitive Neurodynamics 3(2011): 623-628. Murayama, K., Matsumoto, M. Izuma, K. & Matsumoto, K. (2010). Neural basis of the undermining effect of monetary reward on intrinsic motivation. PNAS 107(49): 20911 -- 20916 Discussion 2, Topic 2 The research question is what personality characteristics cause some people to be more easily persuaded than others. Groupthink and the mob mentality are related areas of research. I hypothesize that people who have been brought up in environments where it is ok to be different… Continue Reading...

Effects Of Gender Related Bullying and Harassment

Bullying and conflict in Relation to Learning About Gender and Other Forms of Equity One of the harsh realities of life in the United States is the potential for bullying behaviors to adversely affect the learning environment for young victims, transforming the school environment from a place of learning into one that is dreaded and feared. Moreover, bullying behaviors can have a profound effect on the manner in which young people are socialized concerning gender roles as well as their perspectives concerning equity later in life. To determine the… Continue Reading...

Constructivism Theory in International Politics

approach to international politics by pointing out that the security, conflict and threat originate from social dimensions. Over the years, constructivism has positioned itself as the major critique of realists and idealists that have been the dominant theories of international relations. The constructivists answer some important questions about the power politics by pointing out that the reaction of states is not guided by solely by self-interests in the international relations rather states' legitimacies are shaped by social elements. The new paradigms in understanding the international relations have provided more emphasize in understanding the social elements in global politics. Contrary… Continue Reading...

Incompatibility Between Islam and Human Rights

the women status. Guardian (2008) presents a report revealing there is a conflict between the UK law and Sharia law revealing that Islamic legal code is incompatible with the English law with regards to the human rights legislation. The report reveals that many Lebanon women seek for the asylum in the UK to escape the Sharia law. (Shahid, 2016). Ahmari-Moghaddam, (2012) contributes to the argument by pointing out that while the UDHR has been able to offer the human rights provisions without discrimination to the minority group, the Sharia law fails to provide the human rights provisions to the… Continue Reading...

Importance Of Gender in International Relations

One of the major issues that have characterized international relations (IR) discourse is the role and significance of gender.  Steans (2006) states that gender issues in international relations (IR) are usually very controversial and highly political.  The controversy associated with this issue is attributable to the fact that gender IR is an increasingly political issue.  This paper focuses on examining the role and significance of gender in international relations given the increased controversy and politics surrounding it.  This paper demonstrates that gender is an important issue in IR, especially with the increased role of men and women in world politics.… Continue Reading...

Terrorist Group Leaders

Retrieved from: https://www.stratfor.com/war_psychology_and_time Victoroff, J. (2005). The mind of the terrorist: a review and critique of psychological approaches. Journal of conflict Resolution, 49(1), 3-42. Continue Reading...

Us Military Performance Against British in War Of 1812

maintaining military strength. Works Cited Hickey, Donald R. The war of 1812: A forgotten conflict. Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2012. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The War of 1812. PBS, 10 October 2011. Web. 27 February 2017. Smith, Marion. War of 1812 showed importance of maintaining military strength. The Daily Signal, 18 June 2012. Web. 27 February 2017. Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Zain Telecommunications Kuwait

Zain Telecommunications Kuwait The purpose of this group project is to provide an opportunity for students to make the application of concepts covered in this course to a real Kuwaiti firm. The firm considered in the project is Zain Telecommunications Kuwait. Zain is a top mobile telecommunications provider in the Middle East and North Africa. The company was initially established in the year 1983 in Kuwait and was known as Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC). The company made major strides by becoming the first mobile operator in the Middle East region. As the company instigated its expansion approach in 2003, Zain… Continue Reading...

Assessment Process

have elements of IPT and its accompanying goals for relationship conflict and or transition. Such activities as analysis of problematic relationships suffice. Sessions 11 running through to 16 involves terminating the therapy. For some clients, there is need for discussion in order to process the loss of the therapy-based relationship (Wetherell, 2012). References American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5®). American Psychiatric Pub. Bryant, R. & Harvey, A. (2000). Acute stress disorder (1st ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Doughty, E. A., Wissel, A., & Glorfield, C. (2011). Current Trends in Grief Counseling. Vistas… Continue Reading...

Main Themes in the Film Yentl

her complicated relationships and dealing with Avigdor and Hadass, Yentl respectfully and empathetically handles conflict. Her complicated personality is simply enhanced, and not constricted, by the tough experiences she has to encounter as a male. Yentl doesn't comply with the expectations audiences, or her society, have of her (and women in general). She neither stays a mere female hidden underneath boys' attire nor reveals herself as firmly homosexual or neutered. Even when her love interest, Avigdor, expresses his desire to marry her, she doesn't agree to live a conventional and restricted life. Instead, she decides to become the embodiment… Continue Reading...

Homeopathic Treatment for Pediatrics

2016). However, perhaps the biggest weakness is in the conflict of interest which was declared by the authors, in which the lead author, and a number of other contributors declared they received a consultancy free from the Deutsche Homoopathie-Union, one author is an employee of the union, and another is a member of the advisory board to that union, which creates the potential for a significant bias in the results (Ernst, 2016). Application for Real Life The weaknesses in the study appear to indicate there are few if any potential proven benefits for adding Influid to the current treatment… Continue Reading...

Enactment Of the 19th Amendment Xix

Amendment XIX Enactment of Amendment XIX and its contribution to the achievement of equal female rights The enactment of the 19th amendment empowered women on many fronts. They were allowed to vote and consequently seized the opportunity to influence political decisions. The enactment saw the legalization of contraception and even abortion. There was economic empowerment too in the process. The more common availability of reproductive services and education doors increasingly opening up, more women enrolled in education institutions sought higher education. These developments also ushered in an era in which women began to occupy sensitive professional positions in the society.… Continue Reading...

Michael Vey: Rise Of the Elgen

Michael Vey discovers he has electricity-based powers. In the book, he absorbs electricity from rats. The main conflict centers on Michael, his power, and his desire to find his mother. After having succeeded in locating his mother and escaping the Peruvian plant, Michael comes upon the native tribe which leads to the third book. The climax of the story is when Zeus sacrifices himself. Just before that, Michael and the Electroclan discover the Elgen's sinister plot to control the world's electricity. Just as they are about to meet their fate via electric rats, Zeus turns on the sprinklers and… Continue Reading...

Justice Ethics and Political Philosophy Rawls

.....ethics cannot avoid claims to universal truths, political philosophy cannot avoid the efficacy of universalism. Relativism is too convenient a response to resolving conflicts of interest and divergent views of governance. However, an alternative to the universalism versus relativism debate lies in Rawl's concept of justice as being the fundamental tenet of a constitutional democracy. Rawls also bases his concept of justice and political philosophy on the underlying importance of consensus (Baier, 1989). Interestingly, consensus implies a utilitarian ethical framework, which Rawls (1985) claims to move away from: "as a practical political matter no general moral conception can provide a… Continue Reading...

Using Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Y. The dysfunctions they focused on included the absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results. The researchers found that multigenerational issues can be addressed by conducting communication workshops for multigenerational teams, providing one-on-one coaching sessions, probing for conflict, and promoting a culture that recognizes results. Hillman's (2014) study supported this finding as well, showing that teams benefit from multigenerational groups when those groups are communicating effectively and utilizing one another's strengths. For example, one of the skills that Generation Y can bring to multigenerational teams is a sharp understanding of… Continue Reading...

South African Poetry Analysis

of any kind of truth. Thus, in the opening stanzas, the poet makes plain that "it" is a conflict waged for higher ground -- a higher state -- a war that has brought combatants into its field and watched them fight one another for this higher claim while their vital resources and essences are depleted and drained. Another mythical reference is alluded to in the verb "slung" -- the sling of David, used against the giant adversary Goliath: but here in the poem the weapon is not a stone but a "voice" -- angry words -- and the sounds… Continue Reading...

Police Department Rewards for Defusing Violent Situations

Recent fatal attacks by police against unarmed citizens -- in particular African-American males -- have been portrayed as insensitive, illegal, and unnecessary violence by cable news programs over the past few years. And those televised reports (shown over and over) have caused angry citizens to participate in large demonstrations in American city streets. Fairly or unfairly, these incidents have caused citizens to turn against police departments -- albeit most police departments do not train their officers to shoot unarmed suspects. Because everyone with a smart phone can take video of police actions, and share videos with news organizations, this has… Continue Reading...

The Human Condition and Its Diversity

par, 4).  The difficulties have also been exacerbated by the conflict emerging from the use of different perspectives in examining the human condition.  Some of these perspectives and endeavors such as biology, philosophy, and psychology have failed and are yet to provide a truthful and real explanation of the concept of human condition. One of the perspectives or fields that have been utilized to examine and/or explain the concept of the human condition is art.  The field of art has generally been utilized to communicate beliefs and ideas regarding the human condition throughout the history of mankind.  Art is… Continue Reading...

Ethnic Self Identity

be transformed when they meet another Karen member who is proud of their roots • One experiences conflict • One may swing between feeling ashamed and feeling proud • A pro-white attitude may come to be questioned • One may also question the dominance • One's view of other minority groups begins to change Resistance and Immersion • Fall back into own culture • They resist oppression and reject being dominated • Solutions are emerging • They appreciate more • Acceptance of values without questioning • They explore and discover their history • Concede that they are victims of racism… Continue Reading...

How Diversification Can Help Ceos Financially

Companies and Diversification Akpinar, O, and Yigit, I. (2016). The Relationship Between Diversification Strategy and Firm Performance in Developed and Emerging Economy Contexts: Evidence from Turkey, Italy And the Netherlands. Journal of Economic and Social Development, 3(2), 78-86. This research encompassed a close look at data from 166 firms in the Netherlands, 265 firms in Italy, and 128 firms in Turkey (using data from 2007-2011). The point of the research was to explore the difference between various types of diversification and production performance in those three nations. Akpinar (professor, Kocaseli University in Kocaseli Turkey), and Yigit (business faculty member at… Continue Reading...

Religion in Ancient Greece

against gods. In spite of his severe punishments, Zeus was also a god of peace, notably resolving the conflict between Apollo and Hermes. Being one of the most important gods in Ancient Greece, Zeus had sanctuaries dedicated to him. Religious leaders used these sanctuaries to interpret wind sounds and perform other important rituals. Dissimilar to religious gods, which are often regarded as flawless and all perfect, Greek gods had human-like faults. One of the most notable flaws exhibited by Zeus was his unquenchable desire for sex (Atsma). Indeed, Zeus' mother forbade him from marrying, fearing that his voracious lust… Continue Reading...

Improving Healthcare Practitioner Communication Skills

you learn from these exercises? The Leadership and Communication coursework made it clear that although organizational change and conflict is inevitable, it can be managed in ways that contribute to the achievement of goals. It was also made clear that there is an overarching need for continuous need for quality improvement in healthcare organizations and that the type of organizational culture that is in place will have an enormous impact on how well the quality improvement process is accomplished. Likewise, recent trends in innovative healthcare information technologies have provided healthcare practitioners with a broad array of tools that can… Continue Reading...

Democracy and Pluralism

affected parties. Critical theories based on communicative reasonableness perhaps fail to tackle conflict effectively, and would, in actual practice, necessitate the adoption of numerous liberal pluralism practices and rules for avoiding small minorities to safeguard the existing state of affairs from change, irrespective of how unfair just the existing state of affairs is (Schneider, Anne, & Helen, 1997). In today's post-modern world where beliefs and identities have been pluralised and ideals and rules fragmented, centralised planning and a Universalist welfare state no longer remain updated. Cultural and societal pluralism ought to be realized in welfare as well and its… Continue Reading...

Culture and Identity in Everyday Use

.....characters come into conflict with the culture in which they live. What interests you most about this prompt and why? This prompt interests me because I like stories about conflict -- stories in which characters clash with their surroundings. It is very easy to connect with stories like this, as I often feel like separate from much of what goes on around me. Stories of culture are also very interesting because they are full of history and people, stories and humanity -- and I am very interested in the human experience, what… Continue Reading...

Figurative Language and Imagery in Poetry

and interest in a story. Week 2 - Discussion 1 The core conflict represented in the story is that which serves as the main tension between the protagonist and the antagonist -- often the hero and the villain or foil. The theme of the story is the recurrent message or idea that keeps returning to the narrative over the course of events. Three literary elements in the story are figurative language, which helps the writer convey ideas through language that is metaphorical or imaginative rather than literal; exposition, which allows the story teller to provide literal, background information to set the… Continue Reading...

World History

Jerry H. Bentley, the word "world history" has different meanings for different societies. While some may define it as a broad analysis of the whole world's history, others believe it implies foreign history. But, this word doesn't actually correspond to either definition. It denotes historical learning which undertakes an overt comparison of experiences beyond individual societal boundaries or studies interactions among individuals hailing from diverse communities or studies broad historical processes and trends which extend beyond discrete communities. Besides highlighting cross-cultural dealings in a historical context, one chief concern of the major part of modern world history deals with constructing… Continue Reading...

The Peloponnesian War

thirst for dominance in North and Central Greece, Sicily and Asia Minor, led it to a second long-drawn-out conflict, namely the 396-387 BC Corinthian Wars against Athens, Persia, Thebes, and Corinth. This conflict ended in the 'King's Peace'; while the Spartan rule was relinquished to Persia, it could still dominate over Greece. But in its attempt to overcome Thebes, it suffered defeat in the critical Leuctra battle fought in the year 371 BC against Thebes's exceptional general, Epaminondas. Hence, the actual victor in the Peloponnesian War was, possibly, the Persian Empire, or even Macedonia, in the end, as it… Continue Reading...

Literary Work

first sentence of the prompt you chose from the list of prompts.) Prompt 2: 'In some stories, characters come into conflict with the culture in which they live.' For this literary assignment, I have chosen Prompt 2, which explains that the characters of some tales enter into discord with their surrounding culture. Usually, a character may feel estranged and different from the society on account of his/her ethnic/racial group, sex, or social class. What interests you most about this prompt and why? The above prompt interests me as it addresses the subject of heritage and culture. Modern-day individuals depict greater… Continue Reading...

Applied Social Psychology

These outcomes indicate that for getting rid of the conflict between awareness of their child engaging in drinking and their non-tolerance with regard to adolescent drinking, parents would alter their perceptions and adopt more liberal views. The above finding is significant as an intervention suggests that parental perceptions of teen drinking contribute greatly to decreasing teenage drinking. This information may aid in improving interventions for reinforcing strict parental attitudes against drinking (Glatz, Stattin& Kerry, 2012). Bandura's social learning construct proposed in 1977 is a second fundamental social psychological model grounded in the belief that individuals learn from social interactions.… Continue Reading...

Abortion

The term 'abortion' is used to denote a practice of purposeful pregnancy termination to ensure a child isn't born. This social issue revolves around the aspect of personhood. Almost everybody is of the view that every individual has his/her own unique moral status; hence, depriving any individual of his/her life, except in some extreme situations, is a grave sin. A pro-lifer contends that this principle is applicable to abortion as well, since a fetus is, in essence, a person (thus the word "pro-life"). Meanwhile, a majority of pro-choicers contend that it is only at an advanced developmental stage (i.e., during… Continue Reading...

Human Resource

The psychological contract takes into account the supposed implicit give-and-take obligations that exist between an employee and his or her employer. In particular, the psychological contract is posited to develop by means of a dynamic process, through continuing sequences of negotiation, breach and fulfillment, and impacts consequences, for example, job satisfaction and turnover plans (Bankins, 2015). Psychological contracts are different from other kinds of contracts not just owing to the immeasurable components they may comprise, but also because the employee and the employer may have conflicting prospects and anticipations with regard to the employment relationship. Breach and violation happenings are… Continue Reading...

Cause Of Us Revolution

saw a change in the dynamic between Britain and the Colonies. First, Britain saw itself in debt from the conflict, and sought to recover that money from the colonies it was collecting. This increased the tax burden on the colonists. In turn, the colonists had less to fear from either French or Indians, after this conflict. As such, the saw Great Britain as being more expensive and less useful. Britain passed several acts that inflamed the people in the colonies. The Currency Act removed the ability of the colonies to issue their own currency. The Stamp Act increased taxation,… Continue Reading...

Education, Military, and Governments in Ancient Greece

Athens and Sparta were two most powerful states in Ancient Greece. Athens was known for its undying focus on infrastructural development while Sparta had an unmatched military prowess. As such, Sparta was the most powerful Greek state. Although the two states are very close geographically, they do have contrasting lifestyles, governance structures, military strength and economic systems (Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Greece. 1998). Government Unlike Athens, which was a democracy government, Sparta was an Oligarchy system of government. This means the state was ruled by a few individuals. Two kings acted as leaders who were accompanied by five Ephors. The… Continue Reading...

Greco Persian War

art and culture followed the wars, and this is true, it also paints a one-sided view of the conflict's outcomes. Yes, Greece flourished after the wars, and this laid the foundations for many elements of Western civilization that can still be seen today, including the emergence of democracy as a governmental form. Most scholars take the view that these things would not have happened but for the Greek victory -- though the Romans may have introduced at least the artistic elements later on. The Greek-centric view is largely due to the fact that the Greeks wrote the histories about… Continue Reading...

12 Angry Men Prejudice Vs Justice

all the film), justice, guilt, law, and the ultimate conflict between rightness and wrongness, truth and error to tell the story -- not of the young man whose fate depends upon the verdict of these twelve men -- but rather of the dynamic of the American system of justice and the minds, souls, hearts, and attitudes of those individuals tasked with the responsibility of administering it. As Louis Gianneti observes, Lumet used technique to heighten the dramatic tension of the film -- the technique utilized was rooted in how the director framed the shots as the film progressed. From… Continue Reading...

Neo Noir and Genre in Blade Runner

Blade Runner: Genre, conflict and Ambiguities The conflict at the heart of Blade Runner is like that in most noir, neo-noir and detective films -- a fight between good and evil. In Blade Runner, this conflict is particularly compelling because the distinction between these two forces is ambiguous at best. The film uses the man vs. monster motif put forward in Shelley's gothic masterpiece Frankenstein (in Blade Runner it is updated to man vs. machine to fit the futuristic setting), and this motif allows the film to explore… Continue Reading...

Motivational Theory Of Lifespan Development

Life-span developmental theory offers a guideline for understanding human aging. Primarily, the theory provides explains the regular changes occurring to an individual to death. Theories of the aging process act as frameworks for aligning research findings and observations to deduce significant conclusions. The information is essential because it enhances sequencing in the lifespan hence providing chronological priority to earlier moments and events in an individual's life. Besides, life span theory can be identified as a synchronized integration of different age-based developmental specializations. Evidently, most people hold a perception of being actively engaged in shaping their future. They follow developmental stages… Continue Reading...

Child Development

emphasize individuality and independence developmental goals which enforce the autonomy of the child. In case conflict occurs, Japanese mothers are more likely to empathize with the needs of the child and connect the behavior of the child to positive factors ("child is only a child") as opposed to the German mothers. The sensitivity of Japanese mothers helps establish a strong emotional bond with their children. This "secure" foundation allows the child to successfully deal with negative emotions as compared to German children (Albert &Trommsdorff, 2014). Poverty, as cultural factor, also creates significant risks on how children grow and develop.… Continue Reading...

Human Development

commonly crush on adults at this stage too. It has also been noted that conflict in families is usually at its climax at this point of development. As the adolescents become more and more independent, they analyze their own experiences and relate what they go through to what others experience, and develop a concern for other people. By the time late adolescence (18-21yrs) sets in, the adolescents will have developed a separate identity from that of their parents. It is also common for adolescents to move out of their peer groups and seek to become adults in status. conflictContinue Reading...

Multinational Companies

Globalisation has presented business organisations with an opportunity to do business internationally. Today, multinational corporations (MNCs) are prevalent, with many commanding immense power in the global marketplace. Nonetheless, operating in the global scene is usually not a straightforward undertaking. The global business environment presents numerous complexities, which MNCs must effectively deal with if they are to be successful (Noorderhaven and Harzing, 2003). One of the major complexities MNCs face relate to human resource management (HRM). Indeed, managing human resources in the international context can be a daunting task. This is particularly because of considerable cultural, institutional, economic, and political differences… Continue Reading...

Book Strangers in Their Own Land

a book about having empathy for the Bavarians supporting the Nazi party. Finally, Hochschild assumes that class conflict has something to do with the problem of conservativism and the great paradox. The class conflict theme does not make sense because the author interviews several affluent residents who are not only benefitting from the free market but also from the government they hate so much. Class conflict issues are not as important as the intersections between race and class that would have added greater depth to the book. The Tea Party is proof that people are not voting because of class… Continue Reading...

Robert Hayden Those Winter Sundays

violence, the poet does aim to reveal its genesis in male psychology -- the conflict between the need to provide for the family and the strain of being unable to do so while still enjoying a healthy work-life balance. Gallagher suggests that Hayden lets the father off the hook from his responsibility to create emotional attachments and display love and affection, finding "discontent and bitterness" as well as "deep sadness" in the poem (Gallagher 246). While bitterness and deep sadness are certainly the most prevalent emotional themes in "Those Winter Sundays," the poem is not necessarily about justifying the… Continue Reading...

Federalism and States Rights Regarding Drugs

what is the longest land border in the world. Cannabis and drug prohibition are areas that highlight the conflict between states' rights and federalism that has characterized political culture and discourse in the United States for centuries. Interestingly, the debate over the status of cannabis has forced Republicans -- long the stalwart champions of states' rights -- to reconsider their stance on drugs. Republicans have been consistently inconsistent in what should be state versus federal jurisdiction. For example, some religious conservatives vie for federally illegal abortions or restrictions on civil rights like the proposed Defense of Marriage Act. The… Continue Reading...

Race Identity and the Ontology Philosophy Of Race

Race is a philosophical issue because it has a strong bearing on identity construction and metaphysical or ontological self-concept. As long as race remains relevant as a means of constructing personal identity or projecting identity onto other people, race will remain a critical component of humanistic philosophies. A discussion of race as a metaphysical concept is distinctly different from a discussion of race as an ethical concept, even though both metaphysics and ethics fall under the rubric of philosophy. However, a discussion of race as an ontological issue depends on an understanding of race as an ethical issue as race… Continue Reading...

Architecture in Columbus Ohio Churches

the cross beams would add depth and dimension but might also conflict with the general austerity of the building as a whole. The most notable ceiling section is of course the decorated archway in front of the main alter, where four rows of 13 circular paintings look down over the choir. The church organ pipes are located at the main alter too, arranged in five cascading layers for both visual aesthetics and acoustic appeal. The main alter also has a lunette plus triptych-style stained glass panels including a Christ in purple robes. However, the dais, pulpit and choir are… Continue Reading...

Parental Authority Hobbes and Locke

Parental authority is something Hobbes believes is based on a contract. Parents take care of children in exchange for the obedience of the child. Locke believes parental authority relies on biological inheritance and the natural rights bestowed on a parent to take care of a needy creature they bring into the world. He also states, children are bound by honor to obey the parent until they reach 'an age of reason'. Such a convoluted and complex interpretation of parental authority is why Locke's perspective is wrong and Hobbes' perspective is right. Hobbes' interpretation of parental authority is simple and linear,… Continue Reading...

Fundamentalism and Evolution at the Scopes Trial

we today adopt a "good" and "evil" attitude of judgment towards those who disagree with us. In conclusion, the conflict in the Scopes Trial was, on the surface, about violating state law regarding the teaching of evolution -- but when Darrow and Bryan got involved, the trial took on new meaning, new dimensions, and became for all intents and purposes a show -- a stage for debate between Fundamentalism and Evolution. Bryan, according to his own beliefs, judged evolution as an evil doctrine because it opposed, contradicted and undermined the Biblical doctrines that supported his own worldview. Darrow viewed Fundamentalism… Continue Reading...

The History Of American Social Welfare

American Relations, 2014). What fueled anti-immigrant sentiment included fears of losing jobs and other conflict theory perspectives showing how immigrants are perceived of as threats to the existing social order (Social Work Speaks). The NASW Policy Statement supports the rights of immigrants and refugees to live without discrimination. Committee on US-Latin American Nations (2014). Similar Anti-immigrant rhetoric used throughout US history. Retrieved online: https://cuslar.org/2014/10/23/similar-anti-immigrant-rhetoric-used-throughout-u-s-history/ NASW Policy Statement Social Work Speaks The pre-Civil War/antebellum era was tumultuous, with a series of failed political compromises leading to a breakdown of morals and ethics. At the same time, there were reform movements… Continue Reading...

Biculturalism and How to Create Multiple Identities

Muslim-Americans, even first-generation young people, experience relatively little identity conflict. In a survey of 97 Muslim Americans aged 18 to 25 years old, Sirin, Bikmen, Mir et al. (2008) found that very few of them had experienced any identity conflict, and had found creative ways to merge their multiple identities or to move between their different social circles seamlessly. The only predictor of a stronger Muslim versus American identity was strong religiosity, which is understandable given the role of religion in shaping identity in general (Sirin, Bikmen, Mir, et al., 2008). Similarly, given the tendency for many American communities… Continue Reading...

Leadership and Ethical Decision Making Scenario

two companies. The situation Joe is currently facing is a scenario with probable conflict of interest, which is basically a situation that could create conflicts between personal interests and the interests of a business organization or institution (Heathfield, 2017). Given the emerging conflict of interest in this situation, there are various potential outcomes. First, if Joe accepts Bill's invitation, there could be organizational consequences in relation to business ethics. Such a decision is likely to generate concerns that Joe influenced Bill to maintain the current higher price and award the contract to UWEAR or that Bill influenced Joe to lower… Continue Reading...

Operations Management in Education

skills • Communication skills • Ability to work in a team • Organisational and planning skills • Negotiation and conflict management skills • Ability to handle pressure • Adaptability Overall, my track record speaks for itself. With my training and experience, I have extensive knowledge of a broad range of operations management concepts ranging from production planning and supply chain management to forecasting, quality management, process improvement, resource management, contract management, and project management concept. This knowledge is augmented by my robust leadership and management skills augment. My skills, knowledge, expertise, abilities, and dedication to work will be of immense value to your… Continue Reading...

Managing Stress Brought by Self Defeating Behavior

effectively address the workplace norms and practices that contribute to misbehavior, stress, and conflict. However, Michie (2002) argues that managing stress, conflict, and misbehavior in the workplace requires organizational-level intervention. Workplace stress, conflict, and misbehavior should be prevented and managed using organizational-level interventions because it's the organization that causes these problems. Leadership and Decision-making Concepts in organizational behavior demonstrates that the establishment of suitable strategies to manage individual stress, misbehavior, and conflicts require effective leadership styles/management techniques and decision-making. Ejimabo (2015) states that effective decision-making and leadership styles have emerged as the most crucial, dynamic, and challenging aspects of… Continue Reading...

Observation Plan for Nurse Leader

As a "guardian of care," a nurse leader fulfills one of the most important roles in healthcare. All aspiring nurses and nurse leaders need to learn by observation and critical analysis of what a nurse leader does and how nurse leaders make their decisions. Observing a nurse leader entails documenting details of the day, with a goal of recognizing themes. The following is a plan of observation of a nurse leader who is actively engaged in their role. Methodologies The plan of observation is to serve as participant-observer, in a classic ethnographic role. This means that as an observer, I… Continue Reading...

Veterans Mental Health Services

from https://www.socialworkers.org/pubs/code/code.asp Prosek, E., & Holm, J. (2012). Counselors and the military: when protocol and ethics conflict. Retrieved from http://tpcjournal.nbcc.org/counselors-and-the-military-when- protocol-and-ethics-conflict/ Smith, S., Lai, Z., Almirall, D., Goodrich, D., Abraham, K., Nord, K., & Kilbourne, A. (2017). Implementing effective policy in a national mental health reengagement program for veterans. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 205(2), 161-170. Wooten, N. (2015). Military social work: opportunities for social work education. Journal of Social Work Education, 51(1), S6-S25. Continue Reading...

Family Preservation in Child Welfare

Family preservation services have been defined as short-term, family-focused services designed to assist families in crisis by improving parenting and family functioning while keeping children safe (Services, N.d.). While it has typically been the case that many social service departments would rely on the foster care system for child safety issues, family preservation services became a popular alternative when it was recognition to be more beneficial for the children who need a safe and stable family environment. It has been realized that separating children from their families, such as is the case when they would enter foster care, can be… Continue Reading...

Artificial Intelligence and Futurism Transhumanism

economic disruption and machines that developed a will of their own, in conflict with humanity,' (Cellan-Jones 1). If artificial intelligence is truly intelligent, then it would not evolve the human-like capacity for wanton destruction and exploitation. There is no reason to believe that artificial intelligence will be like humans in these negative ways, and if that were the case, it would only be because AI would be limited. If AI is unlimited, capable of self-propelled growth as depicted in Her, then even if there is a conflict between humans and AI, AI should naturally win based on Darwinian principles:… Continue Reading...

Success Proven Nurse Leader Characteristics

Management and Leadership Characteristics Leadership is one of the few important characteristics show by specific people in the workplace, home, or community undertaking a specific activity. In such gatherings, one should be delegated the duty of being a leader such that he/she can direct and delegate duties to the other employees that they accomplish their duties and responsibilities as per the goals set in the organization or any other authority. Some people believed that leaders are born while other believed that leaders are made through training but all of them are the same because they should have certain leadership and… Continue Reading...

Police Organization and Administration

providing praise and focusing on good aspects, eliminating unnecessary conflict, and focusing on good communication techniques. 4. Positive discipline. Negative discipline. Provide examples. Positive discipline focus on encouragement and incentives to reward good performance. For example, if an officer performs exceptionally well on some metric, they could be provided some benefit or even financial reward for their performances. Negative discipline focuses more on punishments. For example, a poor performing officer could lose benefits such as their shift choice or even be punished financially. 5. Progressive Discipline-Provide examples. A progressive discipline policy works in phases. For example, on the first… Continue Reading...

Martha Stewart Omnimedia Corporate Governance Case Study

as to define roles, and powers, essentially reducing the opportunity for conflict. In particular Stewart's role seemed ill-defined in terms of her role in governance, and she exercised her voting control where need to be influence high-level corporate decision-making. 4.Risk management could have avoided several situations, including the prison term. The company was overly reliant on Stewart personally, which ended up disastrous for the company, and its stock price plummeted. Succession planning is another major risk factor -- adequate risk planning would have built in a strong leadership pipeline, which in turn would have helped the company in a… Continue Reading...

Shared Values and Diverse Ideas in Healthcare Environment

Nonetheless, this may not be achieved if the potential conflict between shared values and diverse ideas is not effectively reconciled. Within the health care environment, it is particularly crucial to ensure coexistence between shared values and diverse ideas. After highlighting the significance of shared values and diverse ideas to an organisation, this paper discusses how leaders in the health care environment can reconcile shared values and diverse ideas. Within the context of organisational behaviour, shared values essentially denote the beliefs, principles, and standards that bind or are common to members of a particular organisation. Shared values comprise part of… Continue Reading...

As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto

discussions and choices that impacted fourteen years of David's life. One example of the former kind of conflict is Brenda's warding off of Dr. Money's inquiries into the way she led life and whether she possessed any feminine qualities. An instance depicting internal conflict would be her continuous struggle as she disliked things girls typically liked and was drawn to the activities boys typically did (York, 2015). External "Money, clearly noting this transparent attempt to tell him what he wanted to hear," (Pg. 82). Internal "Brenda's subconcious conviction that she was a boy emerged" (Pg. 83). It is hard… Continue Reading...

Military Management and the Agency Problem

Military Management and the Agency Problem Agency theory can be helpful for understanding any organizational conflict or behavior, and applies equally as well to the private and public sector. Applied to the military organization, agency theory "offers insight into how military strategies relate to political objectives," an important consideration (Petrina, 2005, p. v). When it is applied to the corporate world, agency theory also offers insight into how executive decisions are made and how executives can become corrupt when they possess significant power and separation from agents or shareholders. There are differences in corporate versus… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Legislation on Violence

for Economics and Peace, the Global Alliance on Armed Violence, and conflict Armament Research. This site alone has proven to be a valuable resource tool when used in conjunction with searches conducted in Scholar. Information about the government laws on a state by state basis is readily attainable from states' government websites as well as from the University of Sydney's GunPolicy.org. Firearm regulations and legislation were identified by using these two methods. Selection Criteria The search criteria were determined based on the research aim and research objectives. Keywords were generated using the main subjects of the paper and articles… Continue Reading...

Control As Function Of the Management

region that the business will operate within, this will avoid conflict of interest in the future and streamlining the organizational operations too. Second step is to measure performance- this is the other significant step in ensuring the control process is implementable and practicable within the given complex work related environment. The performance here needs to be compared to the standards that have been set and the exceptional cases must be prioritized as they arise by the human resources management and the top management within the organization. Comparing performance with standards- the validity of a standard lies in its ability… Continue Reading...

Review Of Human Resource Management

the corporate culture together with the national culture and therefore decreasing the level of conflict. Therefore, it is imperative to have more modified human resource practices and procedures that are fitting to China. Therefore, in this case the formal controls that prevail in the parent-company in the United States will be existent, but they will not be the main source of control (Dowling et al., 2008). Role of Subsidiary in the Host-Country Multinational corporations can be perceived as a linkage of transactions that consist of product flows, capital flows, as well as knowledge flows. In accordance to Gupta and… Continue Reading...

Philosophical Influences on the American Constitution

branch has equal power, and each of the branches of government has specific functions and their powers do not conflict with one another. Montesquieu Montesquieu was a French Enlightenment philosopher who postulated the theory of separation of power. Montesquieu postulated that the doctrine of separation of power was essential to prevent one branch of government be too powerful to control. Typically, Montesquieu's theory of separation of power greatly influenced the drafting of the U.S. constitution, and the United States used Montesquieu's theoretical framework to entrench the concept of separation of power in their constitution. Following the U.S. constitution, three… Continue Reading...

Leadership in the Public Sector

sector leaders must also have. Public sector leaders must be effective communicators, collaborators, and conflict managers. They must also be good organizers, effective time managers, excellent problem solvers, and have high confidence and drive. Without these traits, a public sector leader may not lead effectively. Problems and Issues that Confront Contemporary Public Leaders Effective leadership in the public sector is particularly important given the challenges that face the sector. One challenge that public sector leaders face is the inherent bureaucracy in the sector (Teelken, Ferlie & Dent, 2012). Due to the need for stringent checks and balances, public sector… Continue Reading...

Developing Work Teams in Organizations

Organizational structures across the world have experienced significant transformation in the past decade, especially because of the rapid technological advancements that have changed the modern business environment. The transformation of organizational structures has been geared towards enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the organizations in their respective businesses. An example of the dramatic transformation in organizational structures is the development of team-based work structures, which have contributed to the shift from organizing work around individuals. Team-based work structures have been developed as part of enhancing organizations' capabilities to achieve their strategic, economic, and technological objectives. The use of work teams… Continue Reading...

Group Dynamics and Teams

can be a challenging endeavor in large part due to conflicts and communication issues. Indeed, conflict, misunderstanding, and miscommunication can greatly affect team success and productivity (Bateman, Snell & Konopaske, 2016). With reference to Kolb's learning model, this paper describes my own experience with a team. Following a description of the experience, I reflect on the experience, interpret the experience at a deeper level and identify ways to respond to a similar experience in the future. Concrete Experience At my place of work, I was recently appointed as one of the members of a team aimed at investigating the… Continue Reading...

Conflict Management

Whether at work, school, home, or in our own life, conflict is inevitable. We are bound to experience situations in which we are disappointed by or disagree with others. While some conflict situations end well, others turn out to be bad experiences. Personally, I have had a number of bad experiences with conflict. One situation that comes to mind occurred during my first job. At some point, my supervisor and I had a miscommunication regarding an assignment that involved a new client. The assignment turned out to be more complex than I anticipated. I requested for more time to… Continue Reading...

An Organizations Communication Climate

Supportive communication climate is an atmosphere that encourages open flow of information, enhanced employee participation and engagement, and constructive conflict. On the other hand, defensive communication climates are atmospheres that obstruct cooperation and hinder effective flow of information. This blog describes the communication climate in my organization and how it affects motivation and organizational/team commitment. RiksPro's Communication Climate RiksPro is a business organization that provides videography, photography, and graphic design services that was founded in 2008. The organization has experienced tremendous growth and profitability since its inception due to suitable business practices and effective implementation of its strategies. The… Continue Reading...

Scripture, the Gospels, and Christology Jesus

Brown (1994) offers an astute Christological analysis via a close and critical reading of scripture. A close reading allows for the contextualization of each Gospel, to resolve issues like conflicting or inconsistent imagery and anecdotes. With inconsistencies between the Gospels, it becomes imperative to piece together Jesus's core intentions and the meanings behind both His words and His actions. The need to understand scripture historically and linguistically is also apparent in the Brown analysis. In fact, Brown (1994) also points out the importance of historical and cultural context in interpreting Scripture. For example, attributions of "magical action," which is beyond… Continue Reading...

Definition Of Organizational Culture

practices and/or ideas. Eliciting feedback from front-line employees would be an example (Cheney, 2011). • Rites of conflict Reduction: These are rites that involve fixing, reducing and avoiding conflict within the organization. Roundtables and meetings to identify sources of problems and conflicts would be an example (Cheney, 2011). • Rites of Integration: These are the rites that are used to encourage any sort of feeling of commitment, community and loyalty for a firm. A bonus or benefit of some sort that is bestowed or given at ten or twenty years of service would be an example (Cheney, 2011). The ten-page… Continue Reading...

Factors Influencing Market Entry and Exit Decisions

Market Entry and Exit Strategies and Decisions Entering the market in a timely fashion is equally as important as exiting the market. Just as leaving the market, market entry can be planned. In any market, a business can make money by properly timing both the entry and exit. If one miscalculates any of these, then the business runs the risk of not getting the return on investment. Entering a market sooner has the advantage of being a market pioneer (Bednarek, 2013). In contrast, late market entry can be advantageous since the products are cheap or improved unlike those already in… Continue Reading...

History and Context Of the Tao De Ching Lao Tzu

right attitude that can help people to enjoy living harmoniously and peacefully rather than by creating or perpetuating conflict. Whereas its counterpart philosophical tradition, Confucianism, was concerned more about ethical precepts in terms of social norms and political culture, Taoism is more about personal responsibility and introspection as the key to right living. The Tao is itself "an attitude, state of mind or way of being in the world," ("History of the Tao de Ching," 1). One general gist of the Tao de Ching is that individuals possess the power to transform the world by changing themselves, by living… Continue Reading...

Management Dilemmas After Disasters

on ethical dilemma concerning people management practice. Dilemmas that HR professionals face include role conflict, organizational change, accuracy in reporting, behaviors of leaders, and attitudes of bosses towards staff members. Ethical Dilemma HR professionals encounter contemporary real-life challenges in the workplace. These issues emerge from different dimensions that could jeopardize organizational processes. Role conflict stems the disagreements because of the obligations that individual and group members perform in an organization (Carter, 2015). HR members are tasked with expecting cooperation and solving conflicts that arise. Such scenarios place them under circumstances of performing contradictory tasks. For example, a member raises… Continue Reading...

Profane Language and Inappropriate Media Content in Shows for Children

children may not even be aware of the expectations of society. These scenarios are fertile conflict triggers between children and their parents or other seniors. Gilani (2011) points out that exposing children to profanity and inappropriate language leads them to become aggressive and possibly violent. Reuters also observes that exposure to bad language makes children eventually leads children to accept it and adopt it in their verbal interactions with everyone else. They may fail to distinguish which words, expressions and phrases in various contexts. Since they are experimenting, they catch a word and want to try it out anywhere… Continue Reading...

Herzberg Vs Job Characteristics Model

it. So there was this element of depression but for the most part, no conflict, whereas for me it was this direct conflict between my personal ambitions in life and what could ever be achieved in that environment. The main role of people there was to double-check paperwork, and my role was mortgage forms. I was contributing to literally nothing other than making sure that no major errors were happening in these forms, and nobody in that place was on any sort of positive career track, not even the managers. Job design, and aligning personality type with job design,… Continue Reading...

Patient Negligence and Nursing Malpractice

and back-up. Nurses must do their best in monitor the progress of the health of the patients to reduce the conflict. Ethics are important in the nursing practice because they regulate the works of the nurse. For example, keeping confidential information about the patient is an ethical practice. The increase in the number of court cases because of patient negligence helps the nurses to remain careful and to handle their work diligence (Walsh, 2015). A nurse learning from the daily mistakes and thus cases of negligence helps the nurses to remain vigilant. The patients have a right to receive services… Continue Reading...

Nurse Manager Shadowing Experience

styles of the nurse manager. This paper also includes an explanation of how the nurse manager handled a conflict using the leadership style. An explanation regarding how the shadowing experience has changed my impression of the Nurse Manager's role will be included as well as the effectiveness of my leadership style in the organization. Observations of the Nursing Manager's Role During the span of this course on nursing leadership and management, I have been shadowing WW, the nurse manager for Cardiac Progressive Unit. WW has worked as a nurse on the unit for a decade and became the nurse… Continue Reading...

Balfour Declaration

Declaration can be considered to be the cradle or birthplace of the Arab-Israeli conflict. This is largely for the reason that the Jewish people were given straight access to occupy a land that belonged to the Arab people without any consent or deliberation on its impact. In addition, the Arab people were forced to move away from the land.[footnoteRef:3] [3: Schneer, Jonathan. The Balfour Declaration: the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Bond Street Books, 2010.] Positive Development As aforementioned, the British Government and the Zionist movement were in support of the Balfour Declaration. The key basis for this positive… Continue Reading...

Marbury V Madison Impact

were co-equal. The authority of each branch was restricted by enumeration (Tuomala, 315). Consequently, when there was a conflict between a statute and the Constitution, and the case had been presented to the Supreme Court, it was required that the Court chose the Constitution over the statute for the case to be resolved. The precedent in the Marbury case had minor impact until the second half of the 1800s. Then, for several reasons, it was for the first time seen as a major stroke in politics, which had given the Supreme Court the last word with regard to interpreting… Continue Reading...

Business Ethics During a Merger

Peninsula Hotel chain. This contract was earned legitimately and without concern related to conflict of interest. Joe admits that he organized and facilitated the contract by underbidding competitors by about $5 per uniform. There is no problem with Joe's methods of conducting business. While it is understandable that Joe Smith would have lunched with Bill Bateman, the CEO of the Peninsula Hotel, on the Peninsula premises at first, conducting all future meetings there will raise questions and create at least the impression of conflict of interest. Meeting on neutral ground is preferable for several reasons. First, meeting on neutral… Continue Reading...

Protection Of the Victims Of Crime

community sanctions against IPV all contribute to IPV increase. Marital instability, conflict in marriage, economic stress, dominance of one partner and unhealthy family relationships can significantly increase the chances of IPV (CDC, 2016b). It is worth noting that age, gender, and financial resources can significantly hinder one's ability to handle IPV. If the partners involved in the IPV are older than the victim or the possible mediator, then the age may make it impossible to quickly stand out and stop the crime. The female gender is often considered weaker than the male hence often makes it hard for females… Continue Reading...

Different Theories for Managing Employee Relations

adhere to what is expected of them and there is no conflict. Self-activity was eliminated as unions were now bargaining for all employees and there was no possibility for them to represent the needs of a section of employees. Collective bargaining meant that unions could not represent a section of employees, but rather the needs of all employees within the factory or business. Therefore, there was impersonality as Weber stated. All the rules applied to all employees and there was no preference based on the section where an employee worked. There was no way for the employees to push… Continue Reading...

Couples Counseling and Social Work

In the article, the explain the three phases of love, constructive blueprints for the management of conflict, and how clinical work and the data collected led to a deeper understanding of relationship happiness and stability. One aspect of management of conflict that can help couples is recognizing the biological processes that sometimes occurs with being in love and existing within a couple. One such biological process is a person's cortisol level. "Cortisol is a stress hormone that has been related to sadness, depression, excessive rumination, separation panic in babies, resignation, giving up, and helplessness. In the newlywed women, ACTH… Continue Reading...

Hrm Leader

linked with both positive and negative effects. The latter consist of absenteeism, conflict, turnover, as well as lack of collaboration and cooperation. The main objective is for the bank as an organization to follow the approach of innovation or differentiation as this can lead to more perceptive and direct benefits from diversity. This will provide the company a clear rationalization for placing investment on business resources in employing a diverse workforce. Moreover, the inclusion of such diversity programs into the organizational culture of ABC Bank is expected to instigate three key positive developments. To begin with, in accordance to… Continue Reading...

Police Community Relations

in restorative justice in the form of a transitional approach to change and advancement (Pavelka, 2016). Video two: Police Role conflict Following Hurricane Katrina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WGNAwdkoGo What roles were in conflict? The observed role conflict was between carrying out one's social obligations to citizens and familial responsibilities -- rescuing one's wife and kids, to the detriment of rescuing other citizens. Was his decision correct? It is hard to decide whether the New Orleans law enforcer's choice was right or wrong. He took the action he felt was right. He admits his choice was made with little thought. But according to his… Continue Reading...

Perception and Role Concept

The term 'perception' deals with more than simply sensing a thing or accepting optical stimulation. Rather, it entails gleaning meaning from the things one views, hears, senses, smells and tastes (Pearson 6). Role Concept: One may describe roles as being a collection of behavioral requirements and expectations linked to a station within any given societal institution or system, which may be outlined as follows: Objective (detached) Subjective (wholly personal) (Pearson 18) How does a citizen's perceptions of the police affect the way the citizen acts toward a police officer? Civilians normally do not pay attention to law enforcement officials unless… Continue Reading...

Concept Of Judicial Philosophy, Social Security, and Political Realism in the U.s.

Judicial Philosophy of the Supreme Court Judicial philosophy is a concept that refers to the way judges understand and interpret the law in relation to the specific cases they are handling. This concept emerges from the fact that while laws are universal and broad, they need to be applied to specific cases based on the judge's understanding and interpretation of the law as well as the unique circumstances surrounding the case. The two most common judicial philosophies of the Supreme Court are judicial activism and judicial restraint, which have influenced various cases including Gore vs. Bush (2000) and Obergefell vs.… Continue Reading...

Ip Man the Grandmaster and Women in Kung Fu

defend himself). Kung fu is at once a curse and blessing and Gong Er is a manifestation of this conflict at the heart of the film's philosophy. She admits to having romantic feelings for Ip Man from the first moment she saw him -- which is a signal to the audience, suggesting that if only they had met under different circumstances instead of under the umbrella of fighting; then again, were they both not devoted to martial arts, they would never have any reason to meet in the first place. The point that Wai makes is that fighting is… Continue Reading...

Assessment Of Corporate Culture at Zappos

I would improve my interaction with this culture through open communication and development of better conflict resolution strategies. The questions in McGinty/Moss assessment helped me to understand the organization better and how to cope with it. This is largely because the questions helped me to examine the various aspects relating to the organization's working environment. Additionally, the questions accurately assess what is required to examine a company's culture through evaluating human behavior and the existing organizational norms, values, and practices. The questions also addressed some of the most important aspects for understanding corporate culture management styles, decision-making procedures, and… Continue Reading...

Effective Skills for Organizational Leadership

a new role/position because they cover various leadership competencies. The additional skill categories I would add to these categories is conflict resolution or problem solving skills. According to Rounds (n.d.), the professional expertise and social skills of leaders should include problem solving skills and conflict resolution/negotiation skills. Problem solving and conflict negotiation/resolution skills are crucial in the organizational setting because problems or conflicts are inevitable in the working environment. These skills will help enhance the capabilities and competencies of leaders to ensure team building and create a suitable environment for all subordinates or employees. Through these skills, the leader will… Continue Reading...

Gun Fu and Hong Kong Cinema

Bonding Over Bullets: Gun Fu is the Way to a Better Tomorrow John Woo redefined the action film genre with his 1986 Hong Kong film A Better Tomorrow. Staring the Asian TV star Chow Yun Fat and movie star Ti Lung, the film transcended the action genre already well-established in the West by using the various tropes of the genre (gangsters, the conflicted family, brother-against-brother, friend-in-peril, reformed hood, betrayal, and so on), mixing in elements of melodrama and morality (both Buddhism and Christianity appear in the film), and layering it with stylized gun violence -- gunplay like swordplay -- in… Continue Reading...

Marketing Communication Plan for Internal Use

fits with the stated marketing objectives. Therefore, it is unlikely that there will be potential areas of conflict with marketing. Without such a fit, achieving marketing objectives can be a daunting undertaking. In other words, if the organizational environment is not aligned with the specified marketing objectives, then it may be quite difficult to accomplish the objectives (Mullins & Walker, 2013). For HtW, however, the prevailing organizational environment is remarkably favorable. Overall, effective implementation of the market research plan will be important if the intended results are to be achieved. Attention should particularly be paid to proper communication of… Continue Reading...

Child’s Play

well. Erikson's theory encompasses 8 phases, each of which is linked to the occurrence of a particular social crisis/ conflict. Though these aren't normally tragic scenarios, they necessitate resolutions satisfactory at the social as well as personal levels. In the theorist's view, kids needed to resolve each step prior to progressing to the subsequent one (Herr, 2016). The toddler in question is probably in the autonomy vs. doubt and shame phase (between 18 months and 2-3 years) or initiative vs. guilt phase (between 3 and 5 years of age). References Cherry, K. (2017). What Are Piaget's Four Stages of Development?… Continue Reading...

Holistic Victim Restitution Plan

Victimology tries to fathom. Four main theories exist in Victimology. The First being Victim Precipitation states that the conflict that actually resulted in the wound or demise of the victim may actually be started by the victim. Lifestyle theory is the second theory. The basis of this theory is that contact with law breakers is significantly caused by the way of living of the law-breaking victim. The third is the Deviant place Theory which is another hypothetical basis and it states that the level of exposure of the victim to misconduct and ferocity is determined by their regularity in… Continue Reading...

Hierarchy and Culture Reflection

(followed by the museum's defense) is one example of this conflict. 2 Because America is so different and so diverse with so many different people and ethnic communities, it is difficult to gauge its actual culture. It often seems, as the reading in Order, Hierarchy and Culture shows, that there are many problems with how America has approached art. Whether music or painting or drama on the stage, audiences, actors, creators and producers have all been at odds in one way or another. Some are fighting because of what is being performed or how it is being performed. Others… Continue Reading...

Guantanamo Bay Essay

has determined that such extremes should only be used in cases of outright armed conflict with belligerent nations (Jakes, 2013). Indeed, the former defense secretary cautioned that “the continued detentions put the U.S. at risk of slipping into a perpetual state of quasi-war that has a dubious legal basis” (cited in Jakes, 2013, p. 8). These actions to keep the terrorists suspects at Guantanamo Bay in a state of legal limbo construe an “attempt to evade the constraints of basic norms in international, military and constitutional law” (Falk & Juergensmeyer, 2012, p. 99). The U.S. Military Commissions Act of… Continue Reading...

Credit Rating Agencies Essay

rating agencies use a business model that is characterized by a fundamental conflict of interests (New rules will fail to reform ratings agencies, 2014). In a painful reminder that greed can infect an entire industry, the 2008 housing bubble focused attention squarely on the CRA sector. According to Baker (2008), prior to the 2008 housing bubble burst, “Banks paid for the rating of their bonds by credit agencies,” a practice that “should have prompted more concern from regulators” (2008, p. 73). These lax practices resulted in enormous profiteering at the expense of the American taxpayer. In this regard, Baker… Continue Reading...

Personal Philosophy Of Education and Mission Statement for an Inclusive School District Essay

Personal philosophy of education statement Although the settings that are used to deliver educational services today differ markedly from those used a century ago, the fundament purpose of education has remained essentially the same: to provide young learners with the academic background and experiences they need to become contributing citizens to American society (Stone, 2014). The introduction of numerous technological innovations in recent years, though, has also resulted in growing numbers of educators questioning the efficacy of conventional pedagogy that ignores the ability of students to locate information instantaneously online about the 50 state capitals, the names of all the… Continue Reading...

Human Trafficking Essay

corruption has led to involvement of officers in the sex ring; Trafficking is especially prevalent in countries involved in armed conflict or civil unrest due to instability because it displaces women, and children become victims under corrupt or powerless governments. A study of trafficked women published in the Journal of Sex Research identified several factors that have specifically contributed to the worldwide increase in human trafficking in recent years Under economic policies of globalization, many services that used to be state-supported, such as education, health care, and social welfare, are now being transferred to private hands, increasing the economic burden… Continue Reading...

North Korean Missile Testing

waste to dozens of towns and cities from the air during the 1950-53 conflict, a fact rarely reported in the US media at the time.” (McCurry) While the United States was not the cause of the Korean War, their intervention certainly led to deaths and destruction within the country that created decades-long tensions between North Korea and the United States. Such actions could plant the seeds of war for the future. Those seeds were planted by Kim Jong Un’s father and now he has begun the same process. Kim Jong Un and the leaders before him tested missiles. They… Continue Reading...

Harlem Renaissance Poems

African-American culture flourished during the Harlem Renaissance. Although often characterized by and punctuated with the “double consciousness” of being both black and an American, the work of Harlem Renaissance writers and poets was variable and diverse. Countee Cullen is unique among Harlem Renaissance poets. Many of his works reflect the English poetic traditions, even more so than American or African-American ones. “Cullen considered the Anglo-American poetic heritage to belong as much to him as to any white American of his age,” (“Harlem Renaissance: American Literature and Art”). Implicit in Cullen’s poetic styles and formats was the belief in a blended… Continue Reading...

Who Is Responsible for Initiating the Cold War

defeat of Germany and the submission of Japan, a new chapter based on the simmering conflict between the East and the West, a power play between the two dominant forces. Stalin’s paranoia did not wholly bring it about, though his paranoia increased with his recognition of the fact that the West was not going to play nice with Russia any longer. But just as a feedback loop will reintroduce new information into the old algorithm, Stalin’s behavior served as justification (in the eyes of the West) for more severe actions against the wartime ally. In other words, sanctions led… Continue Reading...

The Origins and Types Of Behavioral Therapy

or community. Changing those behaviors can threaten to undermine interpersonal relationships, causing internal conflict. One of the reasons why behavioral therapy is effective and recommended for young clients including children is that it can help create positive habits like self-monitoring that can last a lifetime. References Butler, A.C., Chapman, J.E., Forman, E.M. & Beck, A.T. (2006). The empirical status of cognitive-behavioral therapy: A review of meta-analyses. Clinical Psychological Review 26(1): 17-31. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2017). Behavior therapy for young children with ADHD. Retrieved online: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/behavior-therapy.html Craske, M.G. (2010). Theories of psychotherapy. Cognitive–behavioral therapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological… Continue Reading...

Interest Based Bargaining Process and Purpose

are the fundamental reasons why individuals become involved in conflict. Interest-based takes into account the potential for the parties’ interests to be amalgamated in manners that generate mutual value or increase the win. The potential for integration solely subsists when there are manifold issues involved in the negotiation. This is for the reason that the parties have to have the capacity to make concessions across issues for both of the sides to be gratified with the final outcome (Sprangler, 2003). The main emphasis of this particular bargaining strategy is to realize mutual bargaining interests with the main purpose of… Continue Reading...

Aristotle and Plato on Aquinas’s View Of the Soul

The Greeks believe that the soul is an essential part of the body since it gives it life. The soul thinks, feels, and chooses[footnoteRef:1]. The interaction between the body and soul influences one another giving rise to the concept of dualism. They also view the soul as a simple form without any parts. Plato postulated that the soul is separated from the body and while the body degenerates, the soul leaves to form another life at death[footnoteRef:2]. Contrastingly, Aristotle considered the soul as a ‘form’ that cannot exist without the body. The following study explicates Aquinas’s views of the soul… Continue Reading...

U.s. Presidents 1789 to 1840

The presidents that served between 1789 and 1840 helped shape the nation during its formative years. During this critical period in American history, statesmen laid the foundations for political culture, philosophy, and institutions. Although all the presidents during this fifty-year period had some influence on the early republic, several left a more outstanding mark and legacy. As a Founding Father and author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson undoubtedly deserves recognition as one of the most important presidents in the entire history of the country. As a slave owner who believed in a small central government, Jefferson also set… Continue Reading...

Swifts Modest Proposal Ending

text and Cody (2000) point out, Swift was concerned about issues like class conflict and discrimination against the Irish. Swift recognized that the English were systematically exploiting the Irish. “A Modest Proposal” makes an outlandish case for eating children as the solution to poverty. Swift writes “A Modest Proposal” in first person, effectively making it seem that he truly believes in what he is saying. The approach can be considered ironic, in that what Swift states on the surface is not precisely what he means. The entire substantive content, and not just the ending, of “A Modest Proposal” are… Continue Reading...

Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety

Most state and federal regulations related to the transportation of hazardous materials were first established in 1975 with the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act. The Act broadly defines hazardous materials as anything that “may pose an unreasonable risk to health and safety or property,” (OSHA, 2017). In practice, hazardous materials generally include explosives, hazardous waste, gasses, radioactive material, flammable or combustible materials, and harmful chemicals. However, each state would have its own regulations, which sometimes conflicted with neighboring states or federal regulations. Further complicating the issues related to safe transport of hazardous materials was the fact that a large number of… Continue Reading...

General James Mattis Leadership

Abstract General James Mattis is one of the prominent military leaders and highly successful in his 40 years of service. This paper examines how General Mattis’ utilized strategies, styles, behaviors, and qualities that are comparable to those of past Maverick leaders. The analysis also demonstrates how General James Mattis adapted these strategies, styles, behaviors, and qualities to work in the contemporary operating environment. As part of this analysis, a discussion of the moral and ethical compass of General James Mattis is also included. As shown in the paper, the strategies utilized by Mattis include intellectual risk-taking and people-centered approach in… Continue Reading...

Conflict in the Story Soldier’s Home

Analyzing conflict Ernest Hemingway’s story titled “Soldier’s Home” features a youth, Harold Krebs who is unable to adapt and lead an ordinary life after returning from war. Akin to several fellow soldiers-turned-writers, Hemingway uses this tale to explain his own problems with adjusting to a civilian life after the war. Though Krebs does set store by the truth, circumstances and society coerce him into lying. The tale depicts, in an accurate manner, the contradiction between his personal values (which changed drastically following his experiences on the battlefield) and people’s… Continue Reading...

Suffering Of Mathilde in the Necklace

In Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” (1884), a beautiful young woman named Mathilde is depicted almost as having been deprived of a higher station in life simply because of her impressive physical characteristics and that fact that she lives in humble dwellings. She is sharply aware both of her beauty and of her modest status. Having been born into a family of clerks and married a clerk, she feels constrained. She cannot afford nice clothes to accentuate and affirm her natural beauty. Yet she is drawn to those who have nicer things—such as her friend Madame Forestier. However, when her… Continue Reading...

Expectancy Theory Of Motivation

workplace bullying that can seriously curb employee motivation. “Job demands, leadership and management styles of the supervisor, and interpersonal conflict emerged as the major antecedents of workplace bullying. The victims' inability to adapt to changes was found as a personality factor that stimulated workplace bullying in the presence of other antecedents” (Ciby & Raya, 2014, p. 69). When a leadership style is used that only aims to improve the circumstances of the leader and not the subordinates, employees may end up with lowered expectations while working for the organization. Servant leadership for example, is a leadership style that aims… Continue Reading...

Understanding Various Aspects Of Logistics Management

identifying the product, containing it, and protecting it from contamination or damage. The issue of conflict could arise for the function of protecting the product when the product is too small or too big. In this case, it becomes harder to ensure that the product is kept together. Furthermore, it could prove difficult to pinpoint the product in such a case, an issue that conflicts with the function of packaging, which is identifying the product. Besides, the lack of protection during transportation for a product makes the activity of identification challenging. conflict may also arise in instances where attractive… Continue Reading...

Christian World View Ethical Dilemmas Of Pornography

Ethical Dilemmas: Pornography Biblically, God requires Christians to please Him in everything they do. Whether it is in secret or overtly, in thoughts or behaviour, Christians have a duty to portray Christ-like behaviour every moment of their life (Hiles & Smith, n.d.). Nonetheless, compliance with biblical teachings is not always as easy as portrayed by the Bible. In the course of their Christian walk, Christians often encounter situations of dilemma. These are basically situations in which it is not exactly clear whether doing something is right or wrong. Such situations especially arise when the Bible does not offer a straightforward… Continue Reading...

Conflict Resolution Leadership and Teams

also found “cultural diversity leads to process losses through task conflict and decreased social integration,” (p. 690). Thomas & Peterson (2018) agree that cultural diversity in a work group has “positive and negative elements,” (p. 166). The conflict between Darius and Harpreet has been festering for months, causing what is most likely a “high level of stress for the individuals involved, which in turn affects their ability to perform,” (Moran, Abramson & Moran, 2014, p. 89). As a team leader, I am placed in a difficult position. My instinct as team leader might be to run, to avoid having… Continue Reading...

Gold Smuggling and the Gold Black Market

Bargent and Norby point out. Works Cited Bargent, James and Norby, Michael. “Blood gold: From conflict zones in Colombia to jewelry stores in the US.” Aj Jazeera America. 18 Nov, 2015. Retrieved online: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/11/18/blood-gold-colombia.html BBC Earth. “There Are People Mining Gold Illegally in California’s Hills.” 2016. Retrieved online: http://www.bbc.com/earth/gallery/20161009-there-are-people-mining-gold-illegally-in-californias-hills Black, Simon. “The Black Market for Gold is Booming.” Business Insider. 23 Nov, 2012. Retrieved online: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-thriving-black-market-for-gold-2012-11 Naylor, R.T. Wages of Crime. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004. Continue Reading...

The Role Of Sarbanes Oxley Act in Curbing Corporate Fraud

particularly especially when the same company is contracted for both accounting and auditing purposes due to the possible conflict of interest (Wells, 2017). The independence of the auditing report will be compromised since the company will be more keen on projecting the performance in the best light possible. The ethical concerns in outsourcing the service provider relates to whether they have any other interest in the company. The company should always remember that while auditors have an opinion on the financial reports, it is not their responsibility to prevent or detect fraud within the company. Prevention of Fraud During… Continue Reading...

The Universal and Inclusive Message Of Christianity

real, tangible Christian community. That community blossomed rapidly, albeit not without problems, dissent, and conflict. Luke frames the formation of the Church more dramatically, as an “act of God,” (Boring, 2012, p. 1). Disciples are more than followers of Christ, they are enacting God’s will. The early church built itself upon solid theological foundations of universality, inclusivity, and omnipresence. The conflicts between the followers of Jesus and the Jews, on the one hand, coincided with the conflicts between the Hellenic and the Hebrew worlds, on the other. The Church is the spiritual response for resolving these conflicts. “This community… Continue Reading...

Breakfast Club Film Review and Analysis

individual. The influence can be particularly significant for adolescents. Owing to developmental changes at adolescence, conflict between parents and adolescents is not uncommon. As narrated by the students in the film, their parents are not giving them the support and encouragement they need. For some people like Brian, the lack of parental support and encouragement results in suicidal ideation. Bibliography The Breakfast Club (1985) Continue Reading...

Why Parents Should Be Liable for Their Children's Bullying

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between one-quarter and one-third of all American school children report being bullied in some fashion, with the highest prevalence of bullying occurring during the middle school years (Facts about bullying 2). It is inappropriate to classify every type of aggressive encounter between youths as bullying because young people are undergoing a profoundly transformative period in their lives when experimentation, peer pressure and the search for individual identity assume truly enormous significance. When some types of unwanted aggressive behaviors persist, however, they conform to the definition of bullying provided by the… Continue Reading...

National Security Impact Of Immigration Policy

and Terrorists: The Use of Immigration as an Anti-Terror Policy”. The Online Journal of Peace and conflict Resolution. 8 (1), 1-24, 2008. Stoffman, D. Truths and Myths About Immigration. In: Moens, A., Collacott, M. eds. Immigration Policy and the Terrorist Threat in Canada and the United States. Vancouver: Fraser Institute, pp.3-20, 2008. Timmerman, Kenneth . FrontPage Magazine – Broken. 2006. http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=4078&gt. Zolberg Aristide. A Nation by Design: Immigration Policy in the Fashioning of America, 2006, Harvard University.  Continue Reading...

Understanding Hinduism and Buddhism

into wisdom, ethical conduct, and meditation. Reflection The ideas of Maya and Anatta do not conflict with the beliefs I was raised with. Instead they have given me a new way of viewing life and propelled me towards attaining my desired life goals. Moreover, when looking at the actual world experience, the ideas of Maya and anatta have managed to fit very well, and this has given me more reason to fight the life battles that come my way. Believing in Maya and anatta have managed to give me a clear and well-defined way of viewing life, and this has enabled… Continue Reading...

Leadership Case Studies

group on the team. So Darrell needed to fill that gap. There are a number of different conflict management styles that leaders can employ. Porter needs to respect the fact that there are significant cultural differences between players on a baseball team, but that within the context of these differences everybody has the objective of one day making the majors, and that conflict should not be interpersonal in nature. He should have either taken a mediator approach, or taken a harder approach and dictated the terms to the young players, but either way he needed to become more involved… Continue Reading...

Annotated Bibliography on Neo Freudianism

Annotated Bibliography Axelrod, S. D. (2012). "Self-awareness: At the interface of executive development and psychoanalytic therapy. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 32(4), 340–357. In “Executive Development and Psychoanalytic Therapy,” Axelrod (2012) focuses on the singular concept of self-awareness, from a psychoanalytic point of view. Self-awareness, or self-knowledge, is a traditional and established goal of the psychoanalytic therapeutic process. Through psychoanalysis, the client gains insight into his or her own psyche, thereby initiating a self-driven change that has the potential to transform lives. Related concepts include self-monitoring, which can be used outside of the therapeutic relationship, as well as in therapy. Self-monitoring requires the… Continue Reading...

Judges Code Of Conduct Improvement Strategies

Judicial Impropriety in United States Supreme Court A judicial impropriety occurs when a judge disregards existing legal standards expected of him /her when they are discharging their roles during judicial proceedings. For instance, a judge who does not base his or her ruling on the evidence provided and the applicable laws but disregards a defendant while giving undue advantage to the prosecutor or the litigant commits judicial impropriety (Leyland & Anthony, 2016). Judicial impropriety has been reported Judiciary of the United States on several occasions. For instance, Judge Sharon Keller of the Court of Appeal in Texas was accused of… Continue Reading...

Understanding Nike’s Marketing Channels

help aid communication in Nike Corporation. The new technologies can also help eliminate factors such as power and conflict in the channeling procedures. As a marketing channel, display advertisement improves graphical advertisement by attracting more people to buy a company’s product. Display advertisement will help Nike to advertise their products in any social media outlet by placing them in e-mails and other digital formats. The advertisement can be displayed in the form of images, audio and animation clips that can attract more buyers of the products. The organization can ensure that people get the display advertisement when surfing and… Continue Reading...

Dreams the Unconscious Mind and Defense Mechanisms

or recalling manifest content of dreams. Freud would “interpret” dreams and free associations to enable the client to resolve conflict and gain ego integration. Each manifestation of the unconscious mind is “possessing a deeper level of meaning than the patient had been aware,” (Newirth, 2015, p. 328). Sexual thoughts or urges are the ones most frequently stigmatized, and thus, the ones most frequently repressed, according to Freud. Freud’s fixation on sexuality has garnered criticism as well as accolades for the theory’s insightfulness (Johansson, 2007). The unconscious mind speaks in metaphors and symbols, which is why dreams are so important… Continue Reading...

Leadership Dynamics at Johnson County Sheriff Department

will start acting in ways that are potentially racist and deeply racially skewed. References CDR Associates. (2007).  conflict resolution for managers and leaders: The CDR Associates training package: participants workbook. San Francisco, Calif: Jossey-Bass. Chamberlain, R., & hoopla digital. (2016). Conscious leadership in the workplace: A guidebook to making a difference one person at a time. United States: Morgan James Publishing. Fairholm, G. W. (2015). Overcoming workplace pathologies: principles of spirit-based leadership. Springer, Paludi, M. A. (2012). Managing diversity in today's workplace: Strategies for employees and employers. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO. Scott, C. L., & Byrd, M. Y. (2012). Handbook of research on workforce diversity in… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Darryl Hunt's Case

One of the most brutal crimes in North Carolina occurred in 1984 when a young white newspaper reporter, Deborah Sykes, was assaulted, raped, sodomized, and stabbed to death a few blocks from her workplace in Winston-Salem (Stern & Sundberg, 2006). Darryl Hunt, a 19-year-old black man was charged with this crime despite the absence of any physical evidence linking him to the crime. Hunt’s charges were largely based on an eyewitness’ identification that was made by a former member of Klu Klux Klan. He was later convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment by a jury of 11… Continue Reading...

Lebanese and Middle Eastern Cultural Beliefs Regarding Health Care

The Lebanese and the overall middle easterners are known to be strict to their cultural beliefs and practices. Such beliefs and practices dictate every aspect of their lives and how they interact with other people from other cultures across the world as well as other aspects of life that are widely applicable in the contemporary world. This culture has a great impact on the structure and nature of health care that is appreciated among the Lebanese and other middle easterners (Shiloh, 2007). It is imperative to understand their cultural perception on care presentation, accommodation, and repatterning to offer a more… Continue Reading...

Psychoanalysis and the Different Types Of Research

eschews the notion of an absolute or universal morality. Personal identity development is another issue where Freudian theory could conflict with postmodernism but does not necessarily need to. If Freud had been alive and developing his theories now, his interpretations of his own findings might actually have been different. Contextual variables are equally as important as the psychosocial universal variables that Freud believed drove human instinct and behavior. Furthermore, postmodernism tends to value cultural diversity and relativism more than Freud, whose theories are only narrowly applicable. Reinterpreting Freud allows modern researchers to avoid dismissing his altogether while still rejecting some… Continue Reading...

How European Views Of the Ottomans Changed

the first half of the 16th century, showing just how dramatic that conflict between the West and the Middle East was for many. Yet the tension that had existed dissipated to a great extent when the Ottoman Empire began to decline. Russia grew in power in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the West was rapidly modernizing. The Ottoman Empire itself was changing, and the new dynamic of life in the modern world played a significant role in the way that some Europeans saw and created images of the Ottomans that emphasized the positive, “exotic,” or less-threatening features of… Continue Reading...

A Contingency Model Of Leadership and Follower Self Esteem Leadership

(e.g. self actualisation and growth needs), group-level characteristics (e.g. group conflict and group cohesion), as well as environmental characteristics (e.g. changes in the organizational environment) that may also influence self leadership behaviour. Future research should provide more knowledge on these aspects. Even so, the longitudinal nature of the research makes it possible for the reader to infer causality, thereby enhancing the study’s internal and external validity. The relatively large sample used also adds to the generalisability of the study. -- The aim of this controlled cross-sectional study was to examine the impact of two sales promotion tools (free gifts… Continue Reading...

Describing Artifacts from the 1960s

that Oswald acted alone and uses the Warren Commission (which was filled with persons who had a clear conflict of interest in the investigation—such as fired CIA Director Alan Dulles). This artifact is important in defining the era of the 1960s because it focuses on probably the most significant event of the decade—the assassination of the President—and upholds the official narrative of “who did it”—namely that Oswald acted alone and was not in fact the “patsy” he claimed to be. Then there is the photograph of Lyndon Johnson with Mathilde Krim. On the night the USS Liberty was attacked… Continue Reading...

Team Rubicon Swot Analysis

Habitat for Humanity (2017) and thus may struggle to garner donations. · The organization’s divided purpose may create a conflict of interest, given that it must serve the needs of local communities and the needs of veterans. · Disaster relief is personally and financially draining and the organization’s reliance upon one type of personnel may prove to be difficult. · The military appearance and ethos of the organization may be off-putting to some donors to nonprofits. Opportunities · The recent outbreak of natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma underlines the need for relief organizations and can garner donations… Continue Reading...

Factors Affecting Employee Retention in an Organization

that various factors impact organization’s ability to retain its employees including organizational culture, gender roles within the company, family conflict. However, female employees are more affected because of family and children issues such as sick children and daycare problems. Keywords: employee, organization, retention, company, work, absenteeism, work-related stress, working environment, human resources, personnel management. Conclusion The focus of this research is to examine factors that contribute to increased employee turnover and high levels of absenteeism and work-related stress in an organization. Based on the findings of the data analysis, employee retention in the organization is affected by several factors… Continue Reading...

Vice Principals on Hbo Advertisement Analysis

of a two-minute trailer that showcases the main “selling” points of the comedy series— conflict, romance, “bromance,” action, and racial tension. The two main sources of conflict in the series, as represented in the ad, are between the two rivaling vice principals played by McBride and Goggins, both of whom vie for the Principal’s job, and between the two of them and the new principal played by Gregory, against whom McBride and Goggins unite to overthrow). The characters represent various types: McBride plays a middle-class, middle-aged white male with a traditional though pudgy bearing (he sports a sweater vest to… Continue Reading...

Keys to Success in Multinational Companies

and that optimum delivery to consumers is possible include: sanitation, where workers may eat and drink, conflict resolution, how in-house teams will conduct business, how online teams will facilitate the organization, security, and emergency evacuation procedures. This paper will discuss the key benefits of creating a best practice policy on each of these described issues and will speculate on the major ramifications if such policies are not created. This paper will also predict the significant ways in which the best practices policy created here will contribute towards the long-term sustainability of the company. Finally this paper will determine whether… Continue Reading...

How Diversity Functions in the Organization

or religious background is no indicator of one's birthplace or adherence to local cultural norms. The authors discuss the apparent conflict between the two perspectives. They contrast the similarity attraction paradigm wherein groups that are similar tend to gravitate towards one another, and end up having rapid decision-making processes, whereas cognitive diversity theory holds that some cognitive friction is good for organizations – a multiplicity of viewpoints will result in better decision-making skills overall. These two underlying explanations of how diversity functions within a society are important because they reflect the trade-off with diversity in general, and thus influence how… Continue Reading...

Man Vs God in Frankenstein

because of their conflicts throughout Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. conflict is the dominant theme of the novel—one that Mary Shelley herself experienced in her own life, being married to the romantic poet Percy Byshe Shelley, who struggled with his own romantic ideas just as Victor Frankenstein struggles with his vain desire to be a Creator in Frankenstein. While Victor Frankenstein does become a Creator, he accomplishes his task ironically because he is a creator of the monster (which becomes of a monster because of Victor’s own incapacity to love him). True, the monster comes into life looking hideous—but that… Continue Reading...

Women in Frontline Combat

The number of women in the military has continued to increase over the years to an extent that women account for a significant portion of the military.  The substantial increase in the number of women in the military over the past decades can be attributable to the emergence of the All-Volunteer Force in 1973.  However, women have been traditionally excluded from exposure to combat or frontline combat, which is one of the military occupational specialties. This exclusion can be traced back to the establishment of the risk rule in 1988 by the Pentagon (Strategika, p.6).  While this rule was abolished… Continue Reading...

Bin Laden Al Qaeda Financing Crime

hydra. References Basile, M. (2010). Going to the source. Studies in conflict and Terrorism 27(3): 169-185. Clunan, A.L. (2006). The fight against terrorist financing. Political Science Quarterly 121(4): 569-596. Freeman, M. (2010). The sources of terrorist financing: theory and typology. Studies in conflict and Terrorism 34(6): 461-475. Jacobson, M. (2009). Terrorist financing and the internet. Studies in conflict and Terrorism 33(4): 353-363. Naylor, R.T. (2004). Wages of Crime. Cornell University. Schaefer, S. (2003). The wages of terror, an interview with R.T. Naylor. Counter Punch.https://www.counterpunch.org/2003/06/20/the-wages-of-terror-an-interview-with-r-t-naylor/ Zdanowicz, J.S. (2004). Detecting money laundering and terrorist financing via data mining. Communications of the ACM 47(5):http://www2.econ.uu.nl/users/unger/papers/Zdanowicz%202.pdf Continue Reading...

Abortion and Ethics

contradict ethics and moral standards that govern society and human beings? The conflict at the heart of the abortion argument is one of rights vs. ethics. On the one hand, those who support for abortion rights say that a woman has the right to choose. On the other hand, those who do not support abortion rights, say that the woman has a duty to carry the child to term because of an ethical and moral obligation. This paper will show how according to ethical and moral perspectives, life should be supported—which means that a woman should not choose to… Continue Reading...

How Important Is the Idea Of Equality to Each Theorist

rich, increased inequality, and ultimate tyranny by one. Comparison of people based on wealth creates possibility of conflict and dictatorship. Rousseau considers society which measures value solely based on wealth as being the worst. Rousseau argues that only physical inequality between people is natural. But within contemporary society, development has polluted human nature, subjecting people to property and regulations and creating moral inequality. Under what conditions, if any, is inequality acceptable? According to Mill, inequality is despotism. He claims it greatly impedes mankind’s improvement and hampers almost half the community’s progress and the ability to take advantage of the… Continue Reading...

Best Practices Involved in Changing the Accounting Information System Ais

Abstract This particular report is an evaluation on AIS through case analysis and presentation involving AIS failure, possible alternatives the firm may have had and just how the management should have strategized to avert the failure. In the end, the paper reveals best practices for migration from another system to AIS. To change the Accounting Information System (AIS) best practices Accounting info systems (AIS) has transformed business processes on a worldwide scale. When financial data is entered into the AIS, financial statements and reports are created at several business levels to make profitability certain. Steinbart and romney (2012) revealed that… Continue Reading...

Does the Truth Matter?

Young reporter for The New York Times, Jayson Blair, fibbed, forged and deceived the newspaper and readers with innumerable stories for several years before getting caught and forced to quit his job. His sources were fake, content plagiarized from the published works of others, and he lied about visiting places and events he actually never did. The consequences after the issue was thoroughly probed and publicized by the newspaper company “brought down not only the reporter but also The Times’s executive editor and managing editor. For a while, it even made The Times a laughingstock in late-night comedy routines” (Sullivan… Continue Reading...

Adolescent Development and Film Breakfast Club

background on an individual. The influence can be particularly significant for adolescents. Owing to developmental changes at adolescence, conflict between parents and adolescents is not uncommon. As narrated by the students in the film, their parents are not giving them the support and encouragement they need. For some people like Brian, the lack of parental support and encouragement results in suicidal ideation. Clare computes all the information gleaned from her interactions with her peers, coming to new conclusions about the meaning of friendship, and a whole new self-concept as well. The Breakfast Club shows how school is a sociological… Continue Reading...

Enron Fraud

kept rising, which it did during this boom (Investopedia, 2017). Enron also failed to disclose the apparent conflict of interest that was built into this structure. The mutual guarantees basically meant that if the value of Enron fell, the value of the SPV would fall – there were no downside protections, and the SPVs held all of the debt and bad assets that Enron had. The auditor, Arthur Andersen, should have red-flagged these accounting practices, for the fact that they misled investors about the financial condition of Enron, and the risk that the company had. It was reporting record profits… Continue Reading...

Iran Bioethics and Biotechnology Issues

informed consent, privacy, reducing the chances and harms to the subjects during experimentation process, avoiding conflict of interest as well as patenting concerns and even animals' rights in experiments have been respected and estimated (Zahedi et al., 2009). Weaknesses Though the codes of ethics establishment in biomedical research and biotechnology in Iran continues to be an appreciable attempt though it looks like these codes don’t have sufficient clarity, completeness as well as accuracy. Additionally, several of these codes are actually behind of ethical-realm and they're connected to technical and even the legal field (Khodaparast, Rasekh and Abdolahzadeh, 2008). Additionally,… Continue Reading...

Future Of the Wto

influence in the world trade order, facilitating the negotiation of agreements between nations. However, with increasing globalization, the inevitable conflict is that the so-called impartiality of the WTO is identified for what it really is—a support structure for world powers engaged in a zero-sum game. Rodrik (n.d.) shows that for the WTO to be fair it must adopt realistic principles—such as: “Trade rules have to allow for diversity in national institutions and standards,” “Nondemocratic countries cannot count on the same trade privileges as democratic ones,” and “Countries have the right to protect their own social arrangements and institutions.” This… Continue Reading...

North Korea Missile Launches and the Us and China Reaction

[ford]: everyone is anxious to see this issue resolved but there’s a way to do things so that the conflict is addressed in the most effective manner possible. That’s why our commander-in-chief is exercising every option on the table first. The military option is the last one you want to see used because it can be so devastating. But sometimes that’s the only option that will work. So we’re here in case that option is needed. We practice and stay ready, focused and sharp. So far president trump has given no indication that the u.S. Military will strike north… Continue Reading...

Movie Review Of Elf

of the movie is fairly standard. It has to do with a conflict at the publishing company owned by the old man and a demand for a children’s best seller. The movie also contains some interesting subplots involving Michael ( Daniel Tay) ; Buddy’s new little brother. Buddy has an awkward but rather deep and genuine little romance with a store girl (Deschanel). And then, there is the unfinished business at the North Pole (Ebert para5). Buddy, was moved to the North Pole by accident when he was still a toddler. He was raised to become an adult among… Continue Reading...

Coca Cola Mission Vision and Values

can be expressed internally, such that employees who are in different states of challenge and conflict can view this as an imperative and maybe keep things more upbeat than they normally might. The third clause is actually two distinct clauses. Creating value is merely a restatement of the fact that Coca-Cola is a publicly traded company, and has a fiduciary duty to shareholders to enhance shareholder wealth. Of itself, the statement is obvious, and says nothing. It is paired with "make a difference". That is an example of what is wrong with mission statements. There is nothing actionable –… Continue Reading...

Characteristics Of an Effective Nurse Administrator

Healthcare administrators make decisions related to how to allocate funds and human resources, how to handle and resolve conflict, and how to maintain effective relationships with stakeholders through activism and philanthropy in ethical ways (Klein, 2014). Within the healthcare context, nurse administrators can work in urban, suburban, or rural regions. Their institutions can be small, large, local, national, or multinational. The nurse administrator frequently juggles divergent demands from funding partners, community members, patients, nursing staff, and lawmakers. On call all the time, nurse administrators continually coordinate between different public and private sector stakeholders by attending meetings, reading and learning… Continue Reading...

Preaching James and Related to Poverty

naive sympathy for armed uprisings in the passage about violence and inequality, it is true that conflict theory and strain theory do account for the motivation that leads people to commit heinous deeds. Desperation, poverty, and systematic disenfranchisement causes animosity, which is exactly what James was trying to say. The poor are those who have been systematically deprived of access to power. The burden now falls upon those who have power, those who can help others in need. A preacher can inspire each person, each member of the congregation, to discover individual talents and apply those talents to helping… Continue Reading...

Delays in Medicating New Admissions Leading to Discharge Against Medical Advice

2004. 7. If the parents want to proceed with actions that are in conflict with the DCP plan, and the child does not need to be kept at the healthcare facility on medical grounds, inform the DCP or their after-working-hours partners, Crisis Care to decide what to do next. Who does this step? (It can be several people.) · Social worker · Doctor and medical practitioner related to the disease of patient, in this case a Neonatologist · Nurse and assistant to the doctor · Receptionist · DCP officer · Executive officer at the hospital What technology is used? ·… Continue Reading...

The Bible Zetterholm and Pauls Teachings

contemporary living in a consumer society. Likewise, Paul’s message appears, at least on the surface, to conflict with ancient Jewish teachings. It is possible to reconcile Paul’s teachings with both Judaism and modern life. For one, God did intend for mercy and grace to be embedded into the bond of the covenant. Second, no amount of mundane effort can replace the spiritual mechanisms of divine grace and mercy. Furthermore, faith requires the effort of selflessness and willingness. Our culture sometimes conditions us to “do it on our own,” and not develop a relationship of interdependence with our God. We… Continue Reading...

West Coast Transit Case Study

is not using strong emotional or social intelligence skills. Types of conflict The two main types of conflict are personal and professional (Schermerhorn & Uhl-Bien, 2014). For the West Coast Transit team, these conflicts are evident: Jing has a professional conflict (she is leaving for a new department soon). Tanney has a personal conflict (she is having family issues and is attending counseling). Mahonney and Denson appear ambivalent and/or distressed by these conflicts and their passive-aggressive approach does not help to solve the conflicts. Mahonney appears overworked (another professional conflict) and unprepared. conflict Management conflict management approaches that would help… Continue Reading...

Mergers and the Vanguard Group

oppose Bogle (given such an attempt had already failed and further enflamed the conflict), Hill took Bogle to lunch and asked him a critical question, namely where he wanted Vanguard to be in the next several years. Bogle responded that he wanted Vanguard to be a low-cost provider of mutual fund services to the ordinary investor. This idea resonated and complimented Hill’s own vision and underlined the fact that despite the many differences between the two men, there was common ground as well. Hill emphasized the vision that the different board members shared, rather than their differences. His first… Continue Reading...

Israeli-palestinian Conflict

terroism eras before and after 9/11 are quite different with respect to the role that the Israel/Palestine conflict plays. Since 9/11, the majority of terrorist incidents in the United States are committed by domestic, right-wing terrorists (Neiwert, et al, 2017), and the majority of "jihadist" terrorists are domestic, not imported, there remains a threat from the Middle East. Within the segment of homegrown jihadist-inspired terrorists, there were some 20 attacks carried out by about 178 people since September 11th (Jenkins, 2017). Among foreign-born terrorists who committed or plotted attacks in the US, the largest number were from Pakistan, at… Continue Reading...

Virtual Teams

“No man is an island.” “There is no I in team.” Organizations have long been aware of the fact that the synergies generated by a team can result in great things being accomplished, greater than the individuals could hope to embark upon alone. The existence of online technology has enabled organizations to cobble together new teams in ways that could never have been dreamt of in the past, as individuals from all over the globe can interact using video conferencing, email, and other forms of social media. As noted by Ferrazzi (2014): “Companies can use the best and lowest-cost global… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Using Bilingual Call Compared to Family Interpreters Research Paper

the process which often impacts the process differently. Occasionally there is a conflict between the professional perspectives where the bilingual interpreters overstep their role to engage in the treatment process (Bethea, 2018). Such conflict in the definition of the role of the interpreter may eventually work to the disadvantage of the patient. There are also instances where the doctor feels that their concerns are not articulated to the patient as desired. The patient may also find it difficult to engage a strange third party in their treatment process which them introduces another aspect which the provider has to consider… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Morality

What comes to mind when I think of “ethics” and “morality” are the rules and principles that I try to live by in my everyday life. I would define ethics as the set of codes I hold that describe what is right and wrong. I would define morality as the degree to which one abides by an ethical standard. I think that there are all different sorts of ethical standards; for instance, one might have a sense of a natural law, or one might hold an ethical standard that is based on a philosophy, or one might adopt an ethical… Continue Reading...

Treating Adhd and Odd in Children

single activity while wanting to do several others too. This produces tension and conflict within the body, mind and will of the child. The challenge for the child is to understand these conflicting impulses and develop the ability to control them, which can in all fairness be at times beyond the child’s grasp (Caye, Swanson, Thapar et al., 2016). Children are also faced with the challenge of developing relationships with peers, which is a task that can be quite difficult for children with ADHD and/or ODD (McQuade & Hoza, 2015). Misbehavior often stems from the child’s inability to control… Continue Reading...

Morality Relativism and Beliefs

One relativistic belief that I find that some people hold is regarding abortion. Some people say, “Well, I would never have one,” implying that there is something immoral or unjustified about the action (at least in their case), and then they will follow that up with a statement like, “But I don’t think other people should be denied the right to have one,” suggesting that there is in fact nothing immoral or unjustifiable about it. This appears to me to be a case of, “What’s not good for me is not necessarily bad for you.” While some philosophers, like Kant,… Continue Reading...

Du Bois Vs John Lennon Sociology

a system which conspires to ensure that they cannot win, no matter what. A number of modern sociological theories, including conflict theory and labeling theory, validate Lennon’s song. conflict theory suggests that society is in an internal power struggle between different class interests; labeling theory suggests that labeling certain individuals as deviant causes a cycle whereby they feel they have no recourse other than to behave in a deviant manner, thus reaffirming their marginalized identity. The concept of a working class hero in Lennon’s song is ironic, because no member of the working class is truly allowed to be heroic… Continue Reading...

Eating Disorders in Women from the Christian Point Of View

Abstract Eating disorders are the number one cause of mortality among mental disorders. A significant portion of women in America suffer from eating disorders. This paper describes these disorders and identifies common, practical and theoretical approaches to eating disorders that are used by counselors, therapists and care givers to help women overcome their struggles. It discusses some of the causes of these disorders. Finally, it identifies the how the Christian perspective and faith-based interventions can be used to help women obtain a better, healthier, more positive, and more realistic image of womanhood to help them deal with the social and… Continue Reading...

Teamwork Training Theme and Leadership

Introduction Organizations have varying teams and work groups. These groups hardly achieve peak performance levels, and only a handful bear team attributes such as teamwork. This paper explores team training themes and provides a holistic perspective of Team Development and Teamwork solutions. The tools and programs proposed in this paper seek to help leaders and their teams to overcome common challenges in team operations, even as they discover solutions for success. The areas discussed in this paper span how to improve communication, maximizing resources, utilizing the creativity resource among team members, enhancing team alignment, embracing change positively and how to… Continue Reading...

Secular Humanism

situation that has profound implications for the secular-religious or theocrat–democrat conflict.”[footnoteRef:19] [18: Ben Yehuda Nachman (2010), Theocratic Democracy: The Social Construction of Religious and Secular Extremism. New York: Oxford University Press, p. 7.] [19: Nachman (2010), p. 7.] VI. Conclusion . The research showed that followers of the secular humanism worldview reject any supernatural or transcendental explanation for the natural environment and events that surround them, despite the enormity of the infinite mysteries in the universe that defy explanation. Indeed, it is reasonable to conclude that some secular humanists are so convinced of the legitimacy of their beliefs that… Continue Reading...

Domestic Violence and the Effect on Children

was a victim of an environment that had been rife with conflict and, unable to process that conflict in a healthy way, she lashed out at every new environment that she encountered. Sophia did not begin to turn her life around in a more positive direction until she came into contact with Life Space Crisis Intervention, an after-school program designed to help children from troubled backgrounds and give them the tools to help them develop positive traits, confidence, self-esteem and the capacity to achieve self-actualization. By allowing Sophia to vent in a healthy way, which the program calls “draining… Continue Reading...

Texas Constitution

not simply appointment (Collier et al., 62). This can at times conflict with the political preferences for limited government as constitutional reform and revision continues to struggle to gain support (Collier et al., 62). Some of the aspects of the document that seek to limit government power undermine this objective by making the document so long-winded. For example, the constitution itemizes the categories of taxes the legislature can and cannot charge, clearly thwarting property tax and forbidding the government from imposing a state income tax without the express approval of the bulk of voters. While the powers of government might… Continue Reading...

The Good and the Bad Of Capitalism

about a contradiction of sorts particularly because it was difficult to reconcile the two motivations, resulting in a perpetual conflict. Either way, conflict would arise - and there is no way equilibrium could be attained. In basic terms, according to the labor theory of value, a specified good’s value is fixed or ascertained not by way of the ability of the said good to satisfy a specified want, but by the labor it takes to procure it. How accurate is this theory? It should be noted that his theory, in essence, ignores consumer preferences. In my opinion, consumer preferences… Continue Reading...

The New Nation Jackson and Beyond

of his campaign and one of the reasons Jackson came into conflict with Indian nations was the desire of whites to become farmers of the desirable land. Jackson ignored a US Supreme Court decision to do so, once again underlining the increasing power of his political base. During the era, men who had once thus been disenfranchised gained in power but there were many losers, including slaves and Native Americans at whose expense these members of the white, working class gained their clout. America also became increasingly divided between Southern farmers and Northern industrialists who gained their wealth through… Continue Reading...

Joint Operations

Going forward, threats to U.S. national interests are likely to increase, even as the list of increasingly bold adversaries continues to grow by the day. Geopolitical shifts are also likely to threaten globe peace and order. Threats to the national interests of the U.S. could also be seen as threats to the country’s allies. Former secretary Carter once pointed out that thanks to the United States’ core interests, Israel is assured of “continued qualitative military edge, and why we’re working with our Gulf partners to make them more capable of defending themselves against external aggression” (Cordersman, 2015). On the basis… Continue Reading...

Walmart Human Resource Practices and Change

having more control over work schedule (Buss, D. (2015) Attracting a quality workforce Selection Criteria conflict management, problem-solving and analytical skills are vital for management and supervisory posts and Wal-Mart’s HR team ought to assess this among candidates. Individuals in these roles are required to evaluate and solve issues and workplace conflicts (Schermerhorn, 2014). Selection for the majority of posts ought to rely on job knowledge assessment and structured interviews (which help ascertain the candidates’ expectations and opinions with respect to the company). Such information helps ascertain the individual-organization and individual-job fit. Further, situational judgment and personality tests ought to be conducted… Continue Reading...

Apple Expansion into Myanmar

risk. The country is also beset by several regions of political stability. The conflict in Rakhine state is well-documented, but Myanmar also has many other areas of civil unrest. All told, multiple conflicts put the stability of the country at risk, even though they are generally confined to remote areas on the fringes of the country, and away from the key populated and economically important areas. In addition to conflict, there is also risk associated with corruption. Myanmar ranks 130th in the world on the Corruption Perceptions Index, with a score of 30. This is a very poor score, and… Continue Reading...

Organizational Diagnostic Models Jakks Pacific

According to Cummings and Worley (2014), the relevance of organizational diagnostic models cannot be overstated when it comes to the identification of the appropriate data required to highlight the deficiencies as well as strengths of a company, and the existing opportunities to improve operations and processes. For this discussion, the following organizational diagnostic models will be highlighted; the 7S model, the congruence model, the Burke-Litwin model, Leavitt’s model, force field analysis, and the Weisbord’s six-box model. The 7S Model This model seeks to highlight the organizational design of an entity by focusing of seven primary internal elements. The said elements… Continue Reading...

Multicultural Leadership Diversity in the Workplace

their personal beliefs or their cultural background. While religiosity and spirituality usually do not conflict with the workplace environment, holidays are a potential source of conflict. A hegemonic Christian culture has enabled the celebration of some holidays as if they were universal. Failure to formally acknowledge non-Christian holidays sends “a subtle yet powerful ethnocentric message concerning which holidays are worth knowing about, and which ones are not,” (Schlosser & Sedlacek, 2003, p. 31). Therefore, several conflicts may arise directly from policies that prohibit employees from taking day(s) off on religious holidays. The first conflict that may arise is actually… Continue Reading...

Allyship Community Education and Leadership

conflicts that erupt between students, including those that involve violence. In “Twenty characteristics of an effective conflict response team,” Okungu, Mullins, Lechtenberger, et al (2017) note that the majority of public schools in America experience violent incidents, and that educational leaders and administrators need evidence-based policies and practices in place to better respond to minimize or mitigate conflict. Based on prior literature, the conflict resolution strategies educators can adopt include defining desired outcomes, trusting in the process, and identifying guiding principles. Many of the twenty suggestions offered in this article overlap with one another, and thus can be distilled… Continue Reading...

The Relevance Of Business Ethics

external operations, including human resources policies and practices but also protocols for resolving conflict in the external environment. Moreover, an ethic of care directly enhances a firm’s capacity to be more environmentally sustainable in its practices and also more in tune with the call for social justice. Caring about employees reduces turnover, increases motivation, and ensures the long-term success of effective teams (Leonard, 2018). Caring about customers or clients is obviously one of the best strategies for ensuring brand loyalty, preserving the reputation of the firm, and gaining long term strategic advantages over competitors that act only from self-interest.… Continue Reading...

Personal Self Assessment and Self Awareness

cultural or religious beliefs However, healthcare workers also operate within their own models of health and healing, which could conflict with those of their patients. When nurses become more aware of the different models, they can better communicate with patients about healthcare issues. Physical Body: The Mechanistic View The rise of empiricism and the triumphs of modern science gave rise to the view that the body itself can be treated as a discreet system. Although the mechanistic view can be traced back as far as Asclepiades, it was never fully accepted as a viable model of health and healing… Continue Reading...

Mindfulness Health, Healing, and Self Awareness

workers also operate within their own models of health and healing, which could conflict with those of their patients. When nurses become more aware of the different models, they can better communicate with patients about healthcare issues. Physical Body: The Mechanistic View The rise of empiricism and the triumphs of modern science gave rise to the view that the body itself can be treated as a discreet system. Although the mechanistic view can be traced back as far as Asclepiades, it was never fully accepted as a viable model of health and healing until the 20th century (Curtis &… Continue Reading...

Theology Of Communion for the Contemporary Catholic Parish

Book Chapter: A Theology of Communion for the Contemporary Catholic Parish Introduction The study of ecclesiology is the study of how the Christian church, the ever-expanding body of believers, has evolved over time to respond to new political and social realities. Ecclesiology also takes into account the way organizational structures, hierarchies, and roles within the church have changed and reflect the nuances of a cultural milieu or historical epoch. In addition to all that, the study of ecclesiology also comprises the church’s relationship with surrounding community organizations. How the church forms strategic alliances with secular political, social, and economic institutions… Continue Reading...

Seattle Homelessness Action Plan

most appropriate skills in this case include money management skills, time management skills, conflict resolution skills, and emotional management skills. Others include, but they are not limited to, family planning methods and family management skills. Also, as it has been pointed out elsewhere in this report, drug and substance abuse has been linked to homelessness in Seattle City. Drug addicts routinely act erratically and in addition to exhausting their funds in search of drugs to satisfy their cravings, they tend to miss work and are likely to be fired as a result. In that regard, therefore, there is need… Continue Reading...

Hawaiian Education Pedagogy and Critical Pedagogy

Education can reinforce hegemony or be used to facilitate political resistance and catalyze social justice. Students and faculty at the University of Hawaii have empowered themselves through education, through changes to curriculum and also to the norms of public discourse. In “Native Student Organizing,” Trask also describes how political structures in education have a direct bearing on community empowerment. Left alone, university politics can too easily reflect the dominant, colonialist, and typically white discursive practices. Trask describes how concerted efforts at building campus organizations of resistance and decolonization can and will yield results that extend far beyond campus boundaries. In… Continue Reading...

Hacksaw Ridge by Mel Gibson

between him and the other soldiers in the platoon, and the conflict between his beliefs and his reality, in particular the way that his beliefs prevailed. Doss was pressured strongly to fight, and the implication was that any other pacifists were treated poorly – but the point was also made that he signed up, where maybe other pacifists simply did not sign up for the war effort. Doss never accepted war as necessary at any point, and his disdain for violence not only remained throughout the film but was incorporated into the way that the movie was written and… Continue Reading...

Katherine Graham and the Washington Post

Introduction As the first female publisher of a major U.S. newspaper—The Washington Post—Katherine Graham made her mark in American history, not only for being at the helm of one of the nation’s most prominent papers but also for leading the paper through its coverage of one of the most controversial moments in U.S. history—Watergate. Graham’s story would go on to be told in film by Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in the Academy Award nominated film The Post. It was Graham’s refusal to bow to pressure from the highest office in the land, the White House, that earned… Continue Reading...

Healthcare and Teamwork

personality types. These do not always get along, and some are much more likely to conflict that others. It is important for management to understand some of the different personality types, and probably just as important they need to understand what they can do to bring the different personality types together. So integrating different people into the team is really one of the most important parts of building a team – the team isn\'t a collection of individuals acting as individuals, but individuals who are acting together, to promote the best interest of the team as a whole. Overcoming… Continue Reading...

Ancient Roman Civilization and the Gladiator Games

Introduction In ancient Rome, the gladiator games were a popular form of entertainment—but they were also much more than this and served multiple purposes within the Roman civilization. The games were used both by Roman authorities and by the slaves of Rome (the gladiators) as a tool, wielded for a different aim respectively. The Roman religious and the politicians used the games as well for their own ends. While the combats that took place in the arenas dazzled audiences, the violence and spectacle was really but one aspect of the contests, and an examination of the underlying social, political, religious… Continue Reading...

Colonial Conflict in Africa

Africa and Their Attempts to Curb Leisure Activities through the Law: The conflict between African Identity and British Rule The British colonial administrators in Africa viewed Africans like “children” in need of training in terms of how to be more masculine ala the Western tradition: for that reason, Oliver Bell, president of the British Film Institute, wrote “the native must be treated as we treat a ten-year-old white child, i.e….he must be shown films of action of the Western type” (Burns, 2002, p. 103). While it was true that Africans enjoyed cowboy films, in the years that followed Bell’s… Continue Reading...

Conflict Resolution Education and Theory Bible

Part One The primary theoretical models of conflict include the cooperative model, principled negotiation, human needs model, conflict transformation, and conflict transmutation (Dixit, 2004). Theoretical bases for conflict resolution include both macro-level and micro-level frameworks that guide understanding of human behavior and decision-making (Cunningham, 1998). Many theories of conflict resolution at some point refer to human needs theory, which helps clarify sources of conflict as being traceable to unmet needs. conflict arises when fundamental needs are not being met, and resolutions are more likely to arise when parties recognize what their needs are… Continue Reading...

The Yemen Conflict Between Saudi and the Houthis

Middle East worthy of attention, one of which is the ongoing conflict in Yemen. While Yemen has commonly been engaged in conflict, this issue has become more pressing in recent months. Houthi rebels were engaged in conflict in the region near the Saudi border, drawing Saudi Arabia into the conflict. This became a front in the Saudi-Iran proxy war, as the Houthi rebels are predominantly Shia. Western powers have traditionally backed Saudi Arabia in this conflict (BBC, 2018). In recent months, the conflict appears to have spiralled out of control, and may be contributing to a rift between Saudi… Continue Reading...

Conflict Management in the Workplace

Workplace conflict Management The modern business environment comprises individuals from different nationalities, racial and ethnic backgrounds because of increased globalization and rapid technological advancements. As a result, human resource management practices in today’s business atmosphere have incorporated diversity as a crucial component towards promoting the wellbeing and success of the workforce. Diversity is seen as an important factor in enhancing the contributions of the workforce toward achievement of organizational goals and objectives. However, organizations are faced with the need to handle conflicts effectively because of the diverse nature of… Continue Reading...

Star Wars Vs Lord Of the Rings Comparison

in the first film alone. The narrative pattern is similar in that a conflict is presented, the heroes meet, embark on a plan to save the day, and accomplish their plan. The status quo is not really restored in the end because in Star Wars the underdogs are oppressed and by the end they are elevated. In Lord of the Rings, there is no conclusion in the first film but rather a pause in the action that leaves the audience in suspense about what is going to happen to the heroes as their fellowship disintegrates. The heroes appeal to… Continue Reading...

How Pictures Shape the Story in Syria

force by governments that are not directly involved in the conflict. The paper examines the gassing incident at Khan Shaykhun in Syria to see how photojournalism played a part in shaping the responses of the American president. It also examines how spectacle, soft power, embedded reporting, interventionism and the CNN effect all play a part in shaping the narrative built on the work of photojournalists. The paper also discusses the impact of photojournalism in the Digital Age where the citizen journalists of today are also growing thanks to having the power to record and take images on their phones… Continue Reading...

Sample Wordpress Essay

homemakers and economic providers. According to Hart, the contradiction of these two roles has lead to conflict and this is the main cause of marital breakdown. It would appear that Hart's explanation cannot account for all cases of divorce - for example, marital breakdown is liable to occur in families where only the husband is working. Nevertheless, her approach, which is to relate changes in family relations to broader social forces, would seem to be more probing than one that looks only at legislative change. The two explanations described above have very different implications for social policy, especially in… Continue Reading...

Russian Meddling in U.s. Election Essay

interest group representing foreign countries, or should that be considered a conflict-of-interest? Do Social Media Sites Have a Moral Obligation to Present the Truth- While information about the extent of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election is still developing, one thing that has become clear is that social media sites, particularly Facebook, took money from Russian organizations to plant fake news stories that were negative to Clinton’s campaign.  Opinion polls suggest that a number of Trump voters believed those stories.  Do social media sites have an obligation to let their users know when news is fake or made up? … Continue Reading...

The American Dream Essay

The American dream is something people in the United States and the world over, have strived for throughout the years. From the first immigrants of Western Europe to the new immigrants of Asia, Africa, and the Americas, many came to this country in pursuit of freedom a chance at upward mobility. This American Dream essay example will focus on the ways Americans have in the past and present, attempted to achieve a life of happiness and fulfilment in the United States. Title Recommendations: Pursuit of the American Dream To be or not to be: The American Dream A chance at… Continue Reading...

Isis Attacks in America Essay

Table of Contents I.  Opening II.  Titles III.  Related Topics IV.  Outline V.  Introduction VI.  Essay Hook VII.  Thesis Statement VIII. Body A.  Background B.  Jihad C.  Sunni/Shia Split D. Relationship between AL Qaeda and Isis E. ISIS attacks on the United States IX.  Conclusion X.  Works Cited XI.  Closing Opening In this essay about ISIS attacks in America, we examine attacks by the terrorist organization ISIS, which have occurred on U.S. soil.  Because of the structure of ISIS/ISIL, which operate in cells, it can be extremely difficult to determine whether a terrorist attack carried out by someone claiming to… Continue Reading...

Culture Essay

culture, medieval culture, and ancient culture: A comparison Aspects of Western culture that reveal a conflict at the heart of society Why culture is vital and why what is vital has to be better understood How to cope with competing cultures Where does culture come from? Why art, politics, religion, economics and labor are all manifestations of culture Outline I.  Introduction a.  Brief definition of culture b.  Brief overview of how cultures have developed to bring us to the present day c.  Thesis: As culture is the expression of what is in men’s hearts, minds and souls, taking the measure… Continue Reading...

Bible Transformative Mediation Pros and Cons Essay

transformative mediation does correspond with a Biblical worldview. The Biblical worldview encourages a humble approach to conflict resolution, whereby parties involved in the dispute subsume their will to the will of God: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness,” (2 Corinthians 12:9). The slow and painstaking process of transformative mediation is also Biblically grounded. “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,” (James 1:19). The Bible also repeatedly underscores the importance of mutual respect, recognition, and the golden rule: “So in everything, do to others what you would have… Continue Reading...

Intimate Relationships in Britain

Introduction Intimate relationships have changed in contemporary Britain for a variety of social and economic reasons. In the past, marriage made economic sense for both men and women. Today, however, with a combination of social factors from the sexual revolution of the 1960s to the Women’s Movement of the 1970s (which helped women to establish themselves independently of men) to the advent of contraception (liberating sex from procreation) to the proliferation of pornography (thanks to liberal ideals and technological advancements like the Internet), the idea of matrimony as an expression of economic dependence has diminished while the concepts of monogamy,… Continue Reading...

Introduction to Security

facility will be through the front doors of the hotel lobby again, unless there is a potential conflict between protestors growing too violent and the safety of the egress. The client has indicated that he wishes to say something to the protestors though our team has advised him against this for fear of inciting the picketers. The client wishes to ignore this advice. The security team will have four agents on stand-by between picketers and the client at the time that the address is delivered. The security will have a driver installed in the exit vehicle, another at the… Continue Reading...

The Gift Of the Nile River

assumed even greater importance in recent years, however, and some analysts believe that conflict between the countries that share the Nile’s blessings may be inevitable within the foreseeable future. For instance, Arah emphasizes that: Escaping poverty requires that people realize full agricultural potential and engage in cross-border trade activities to enhance specialization based on comparative advantage supported by a well-coordinated irrigation system. Yet people, their governments, political leaders, and the international community continue to experience a fractured history of conflicts, disputes, and lack of cooperation resulting from the failure to have acceptably negotiated and binding agreements by all the… Continue Reading...

Public Meeting on Land Development

Summary of Meeting This meeting was classified as a public hearing, headed by Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie and the Committee on Business and Economic Development on March 5, 2018. The substantive content of the meeting comprised four separate urban development issues including the redevelopment of waterfront station, parcel easement, the redevelopment of center leg freeway, and a Spring Road disposition approval. Each of these issues are legislative bills being proposed and were discussed in order including PR22-0629, B220609, B22-0632, and PR22-0717, starting with the waterfront station disposition approval resolution. Although they are different resolutions, each of these revolved around development,… Continue Reading...

American Exceptionalism Debate

misreadings of geopolitical situations, including Vietnam, in which what was seen by the Vietnamese as a nationalist, internal conflict was viewed by America as a personal affront to capitalism and as a war with communism. Patriotism may be a natural impulse. But exceptionalism and jingoism are dangerous. Unfortunately, the idea of America as exceptional and a shining city on a hill has existed since the birth of America. Replacing it with a more inclusive ideology will be difficult. But if America does not, it risks being left behind in a world where geopolitical cooperation is vital and America must… Continue Reading...

Effective Communication Letter Of Advice

can also provide you with the practical tools you need to minimize conflict and maximize harmony in your relationship? For example, research shows which barriers to communication might arise, why, and how you can overcome them. Research also shows that your self-concept and self-image have a strong bearing on how you comport yourself in your intimate relationships. Using appropriate levels of self-disclosure and emotional intelligence, you can improve your self-esteem and improve your relationship with each other and with people outside of your dyad. In this letter, I would like to outline for you some of the highlights of… Continue Reading...

Information Technology in Healthcare Administration

of technological change and the pace at which the people working in healthcare would prefer to change. conflict is inevitable, especially when people struggle to learn new technologies, or feel that their roles might be changed or displaced. Healthcare leadership has to drive the organizational culture change, to one that embraces rapid pace of change, increasing complexity, and this information transformational. The healthcare leaders who can drive the cultural change will find easier and more rapid adoption of new technologies, a more rapid implementation and learning curve, and fewer challenges from the staff, all of which will lead to… Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby Essay

(50). This symbolically demonstrates to the reader the internal conflict of what it is to be Gatsby: on the one hand the books are real, and on the other hand they haven’t been read (so they might as well be fake). It’s a gesture that shows a desire to look educated, but it’s one that is incomplete. It demonstrates that Gatsby is deeply committed to appearances. Driving The motif of driving occurs and reoccurs in the novel. Driving is a tool used for the narrator to move between East and West Egg, and reckless driving is what secures Jay’s… Continue Reading...

The Virginia Tech Shooting

against the “moral degeneracy on campus” in a note written just before his rampage (Harnden, 2007). Indicators of conflict, Aggression, and Mental Instability There were several indicators of conflict, aggression and mental instability in Cho’s life, beginning with his anxiety disorders, mutism and depression in middle school and lasting well into his 20s before his rampage and suicide. He wrote angry, violent-filled stories at school but was unsocial and uncommunicative with peers (Harnden, 2007). He repressed a lot of feelings, which erupted and exploded in a violent massacre. Cho was diagnosed by New River Valley Community Services Board in 2005… Continue Reading...

Hospitality Law Essay

right to refuse service to customers who may bring conflict or cause friction with other guests or with the owner’s personal beliefs, religion, or ideals? Oregon Christian Bakery Closes After Refusing to Make Wedding Cake for Gay Couple Colorado baker vows to stop making wedding cakes. Defense of Asking Restaurants for Gluten Free Food Restaurant doesn't want picky eaters Hulk Hogan's Restaurant Dress Code Policy Right to Refuse Service Based on Appearance Boycott of Beverly Hills Hotel Example File Hospitality Law Example Continue Reading...

Abortion Essay

Potential Topics: The Impact of the Pro-Life Movement on Abortion Rates The Impact of the Pro-Choice Movement on Abortion Rates The Future of Roe v. Wade When Does Life Begin? Titles: [1] A Comparison of Abortion Practices in Different Countries and the United States The Current Status of the Abortion Debate in the United States How Will the Trump Administration’s Stance on Planned Parenthood Affect Abortion Rates in the U.S.? How the Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Movements have Affected Americans Public Opinion about Abortion [2] Outline: I.  Introduction II.  The Pro-Life Movement III.  The Pro-Choice Movement IV.  Conclusion Abstract: Despite becoming… Continue Reading...

Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis Essay

interview to investigate the experience of Pakistani women with reference to work-family conflict. The study uses the qualitative data analysis to enhance data reliability and validity. The analysis is carried out by reading the texts to understand the entire context of the interviews. The outcome of the analysis produces several themes. The first theme produced from the interview is the joint family. It is revealed from the interview that joint family is an essential part of the Pakistani culture. (Anthias, 2013). In Pakistan, all family member sees themselves as one. For example, if one of the family members gets… Continue Reading...

Cognitive Psychology Essay

This essay discusses cognitive psychology and a specific scenario within that scientific term.  It starts out with an introduction or definition of cognitive psychology, then discusses a specific scenario, and perspectives of the scenario.  The body of this essay covers treatments, therapies, and interventions for the scenario, as well as effectiveness of therapies, before summing up the paper with a conclusion. Titles: Cognitive Psychology:  Modern Approach to Human Behavior Cognitive Psychology Advancements Topics: Introduction to Applied Cognitive Psychology Cognitive Psychology of Planning Outline: I.  Introduction II.  Body A.  Scenario B.  Psychological Perspectives C.  Treatment, Therapies, Interventions D.  Effectiveness of Therapies… Continue Reading...

Islamic Terrorism Essay

jihadist group which controls large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq” (Irshaid, 2015).  The conflict over the name, which has gained significant attention in the United States, is really a semantic one.  Historically, there was an Islamic State at the time of Muhammad’s death, and the terrorists attempt to use that and related monikers to legitimize their operation.  These names include Islamic State (IS), Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the confusion over the names can be traced to translation difficulties between Arabic and English.  However, the… Continue Reading...

Police Brutality Essay

whether the Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter movements are in conflict, or whether that conflict is a myth perpetuated by those who want to encourage continued ill will between the African American community and the police. Police Brutality:Is there a War on Cops or a War by Cops   Introduction Police brutality is a difficult concept to define because police officers hold a very unique position in American society.  Police officers are the only individuals in the United States authorized to use reasonable force against United States citizen civilians in the routine exercise of their duties.  No… Continue Reading...

Opium Wars Britain China

or disturbs the peace. It is likely King George had been sincere when he wrote those words, as conflict would have been anathema to trade: the ultimate goal of the diplomatic mission of Macartney. Even more ironically, Palmerston claims to respect Chinese law even while standing up for British subjects who had overtly disobeyed such laws—most importantly the clandestine importation of opium through known trade channels. Palmerston claims, “Her Majesty does not wish to protect [those who disobey laws] from the just consequences of any offences which they may commit in foreign parts,” and in the very next sentence… Continue Reading...

Genentech Book Analysis Business Science

something potentially of greater value to the reader, which is to position the potential conflict of interest in a different way, from a squarely business perspective. Hughes points out that by publishing the results of research in scientific journals, the Genentech company risked divulging its secrets to potential competitors. Protecting intellectual property conflicted with the need to at least pretend to retain scientific integrity. As Hughes points out, it was Swanson who was most averse to publishing in peer-reviewed journals: “his instinct was to keep experimental findings secret to protect the company’s intellectual property,” which “dismayed” the scientists (np).… Continue Reading...

Conflict Management Styles Malaysia Vs Usa

Cross-cultural conflict management According to the research of Geert Hofstede, Malaysia scores a 26 on individualism, which means that it is a collectivist country, characterized by “long-term commitment to the member group”, where loyalty is one of the most important aspects of the culture (Hofstede Insights, 2018). Because collectivist cultures place a value on long-term relationships, and loyalty to the group, these elements help define when conflict exists, and how it is resolved. Indeed, the idea of conflict itself is subject to cultural values – the American view of conflict tends… Continue Reading...

Patient Centered Care in Healthcare Nursing

actions of the front-line worker may not reflect patient-centered care. Regulatory Requirements Regulatory requirements sometimes create conflict between the interests of the patient and the interests of the healthcare organization. The organization may even experience conflicts between the legal framework and its own ethical tenets. Often, the regulatory requirements present funding and financial challenges for the organization, which will also impact the ability to deliver patient-centered care. For example, regulators are often concerned with the safety of patients, using empirical studies that aggregate data from many patients in different populations. This data might conflict with what is best for a single,… Continue Reading...

Foreign Business Environment Of Columbia

5 years, in spite of the existence of severe armed conflict within the nation. Indeed, its private sector and policymakers count the year 2007 among the best years, economically, of late, after the year 2005. The economy’s continuous improvement is partly ascribed to Colombia’s strict governmental budgets, concentrated efforts at reducing the level of public debt, high commodity rates, a growth strategy that promotes export, and an improvement in domestic security (CIA World Factbook, n.d). The above factors, combined with the US’s firm support and assistance and sustained, extensive social, economic, and political reforms, has worked wonders for the… Continue Reading...

The Importance Of Cultural Awareness

Introduction Police officers interact with the public on a daily basis, requiring cross-cultural competency and communications skills. Whereas lack of awareness of cross-cultural differences may lead to conflicts and misunderstandings, cultural competency can foster harmonious relationships among multiple community stakeholders. Misunderstandings can also lead to inefficiencies in inter-agency communication, potentially complicating cases by unnecessarily diverting a case to child protective services or the courts. For police officers, cross-cultural competencies impact interactions with citizens, victims, suspects, and coworkers. Cross-cultural competency directly affects the quality of service delivery. Both police officers and civilian employees in multiple sectors need to enhance cross-cultural knowledge… Continue Reading...

Five Principles Of Management

conclusions made from a small number of researches had several voids. Mayo’s notion of creating entirely conflict-free companies was regarded as ‘utopian’, and thus impractical, since tension and discord is unavoidable when humans interact for prolonged periods of time. Thus, an attempt ought to be made towards developing technological and social outlets and dimensions not focusing on conflict-free conditions (Narula, n.d). Management Science theory Management Science or the quantitative management approach has its roots in preliminary applications of classical theories’ scientific management principles. Owing to contemporary organizational complexities, present-day managers need to be equipped with increased amounts of quality… Continue Reading...

Police Killings

marginalized communities will tend to seek more law enforcement aid when it comes to addressing conflict or for their own security. To achieve this, academic or organizational police training initiatives must integrate and give priority to tension de-escalation approaches and other potential courses of action not involving the use of lethal force. Officers must be sensitized to implicit bias which triggers class and racial profiling. This involves expecting personnel to maintain superior standards of professionalism and conduct, and having appropriate punishments in place for the violation of those standards. The development of mutual trust necessitates department investigation and prosecution… Continue Reading...

The Active Shooter Crisis in America

of procedures to maximize safety and reduce the chance of conflict escalation (4). It is also important to divert resources selectively to active shooter training. As Fox and Levin point out, preparation and training for responding to active shooters should not eclipse the resources needed for addressing more pervasive, immediate, and common problems in public schools (10). The Department of Homeland Security has offered all American public schools a campus safety training video that has been shown to improve overall self-efficacy in the face of a crisis, which can provide global crisis management and intervention skills (Ford and Frei… Continue Reading...

Development Of High Potential Employees

Introduction The identification, development, and retention of high-potential employees is one of the most important areas of research in industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology. Whereas the vast majority of the workforce will perform in ways that do promote organizational goals, the top performers in any organization are those that provide the firm with its competitive advantage. On the contrary, organizations that do not actively seek to identify, develop, and retain high-potential employees stand to lose a lot as top talent may seek opportunities to maximize potential elsewhere—often a competitor. Moreover, the high potential employees are those with the greatest potential to lead… Continue Reading...

Imperialism and the Industrial Revolution

1 Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution began in the 18th and 19th centuries and is responsible for the moving of nations away from farming to industry and manufacturing. The Industrial Revolution introduced trains, more advanced shipping, steel production, communications systems, cars, planes, and military equipment, and construction. The skyscraper came into existence, people moved to urban areas away from the countryside. Wars broke out as nations fought over natural resources like oil fields, minerals, and sea lanes to support the new industries. The nations of the world were able to engage in Industrialization because of another rise—the rise of finance.… Continue Reading...

Fantasy Genre Film Wizard Of Oz

Genre theory offers a useful means of classifying films according to their tropes and conventions. Although films constructed purposely to fit into a specific genre can be criticized for being overly commercial, genre theory does reveal how American audiences do react favorably towards familiar themes, actors, directorial styles, plots, and imagery (“Movie Genres”). Moreover, genres reveal the power of archetypes in storytelling. Even when a film does not fit neatly within one and only one genre, or when a film straddles many genres at once, the plot and characterization may still reveal familiar themes. Fantasy can be considered a universal… Continue Reading...

Ethics in Criminal Justice

confidentiality agreements. However, Lowman & Palys (2001) point out four main areas of potential conflict with confidentiality: when there is a statutory obligation to report a crime divulged, when the researcher has the power to prevent a future crime, nongovernmental subpoenas, and governmental subpoenas. As Lowman & Palys (2001) note, subpoenas are categorically different because they place a legal burden on the researcher. It is therefore important to apply what is known as the Wigmore test, whereby the situation is analyzed according to four criteria. If the following four criteria are all met, then the researcher remains obliged, ethically… Continue Reading...

Court System

law affect court administration? The idea that resolving a pending conflict in accordance with the resolution of previous, similar conflicts is usually preferred is widely accepted by several decision-making models. Within the judicial domain, the ‘stare decisis’ doctrine constitutes the most important application of the above principle. ‘Stare decisis’ implies a court decision to stick to a prior decision despite not agreeing with, or having suspicions regarding, the decision’s outcome in terms of merits. Commentators and the stare decisis operation within the US court system have provided several justifications with respect to deferring to the judicial precedent. One assumption disagreeing… Continue Reading...

Niger Sudan and the Issue Of Slavery

Africa and mainly focuses instead on the actions of Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Indeed, Deng has routinely “taken the UN to task for its priorities. He pointed out that for more than 50 years, 82 per cent of the UN General Assembly emergency meetings have been about condemning one state -- Israel, leaving his people to fend for themselves.” In order for slavery to be adequately addressed in Africa, organizations like the UN have to start giving it more attention. The people of Palestine are not the only ones suffering. With some work, thanks to activists like Deng,… Continue Reading...

Nursing Theory

be improvement in growth and development. One of the key aspects that adversely impact the transaction is role conflict and this leads to stress in the interrelation between the nurse and the client. If a nurse has special and distinctive knowledge is in communication with the client and provides suitable information, then mutual setting of goals takes place and goal attainment also takes place. Values, Attitudes and Roles The theory of goal attainment can be applied to the prevailing values, attitudes and roles of nursing, taking into consideration that evolution plays a major role. The phases of the nursing… Continue Reading...

Negotiating Peace in the Middle East

The Art of Negotiation Introduction The Syrian conflict has lasted for several years now and peace talks have gotten underway just as many times, with numerous players adopting different sides of table. The problem with the negotiation process when it comes to Syria is that it is still somewhat unclear as to who is in charge, who stands to lose what, which party has the most leverage, and who will be the major players to settle the conflict and negotiate a lasting peace. This paper will examine the… Continue Reading...

Theseus and Hippolyta in a Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare focuses on these troubled relationships because this is where the conflict is and where the rising and falling action occurs. By contrast, Theseus’ only trouble is that he must wait a few more nights before he can join his bride in the wedding chamber. His big trial is that of patience and this is not a dramatic conflict worthy of a two hour play—thus, the absence of Theseus and Hippolyta from the main action suggests that there is nothing of dramatic value in their relationship. They are at peace with themselves and with one another—and that peace they… Continue Reading...

Dolci and the Counter Reformation

A Critical Analysis of Salome with the Head of St. John the Baptist by Carlo Dolci Carlo Dolci’s Salome with the Head of St. John the Baptist (Illus. 1) is an oil on canvas painting housed in the Phoenix Art Museum. Completed in Florence, Italy, by Dolci in 1670, the painting reflects the style of the Baroque and the typical religious-historical type of subject associated with the Counter-Reformation underway throughout Europe as part of the Council of Trent’s mission to use art to reinforce the principles and doctrines of the Church at a time when Protestantism was undermining the Church’s… Continue Reading...

Emotional Intelligence and Virtual Teams

& Troth, A. (2004) Managing emotions during team problem solving: Emotional intelligence and conflict resolution. Human Performance. Vol. 17 (2) 195-218. Pitts, V., Wright, N., & Harkabus, L. (2012). Communication in virtual teams: The role of emotional intelligence. Journal of Organizational Psychology. Vol. 12 (3/4) 21-34. Continue Reading...

Management Communications

attention before you get that that aha moment. Describe Effective Methods of conflict Resolution conflict in the workplace is going to happen. The best managers are able to leverage their emotional intelligence to recognize conflict, and address it before the conflict gets out of hand. Some of the means by which conflict can be resolved effectively are through collaboration, compromising, negotiation, arbitration and mediation. A lot of research that has been done in other fields, such as international relations, can be applied to management where it comes to conflict resolution. Bercovitch and Jackson (2001) provide a roadmap for determining where… Continue Reading...

Stress at the Workplace

The Need to Rein in Stress at the Workplace Introduction Human capital is a key component in the organizational success equation. For this reason, an organization ought to adopt the appropriate strategies with an aim of protecting and promoting this key resource. Organizations that are able to effectively manage their human capital are likely to outperform their peers in the marketplace because organizational culture as well as the skills and competencies of employees cannot be replicated by competitors. When employees have mental or emotional concerns that prevent them from performing at optimum, organizational performance suffers as the said employees are… Continue Reading...

Workplace Issues Mediation and Negotiation

Workplace conflict and Injustice: Mediation Options It’s difficult to discuss an employee dispute or issue of recent times without thinking of the #timesup and #metoo movements. While these movements have been most visible in Hollywood, they definitely impact women in every industry and workplace scenario. More and more women are refusing to be silent when it comes to dealing with sexual harassment and related toxic behaviors in the workplace—and they shouldn’t have to be. This paper will examine an instance of… Continue Reading...

Will Congress End the War on Terror

the White House and the potential likelihood of an escalation of conflict in the region, just as the ISIS threat in Syria appears to be mitigated (Colling, 2016). So while some voters and politicians want the War on Terror to end, others support its continuation. This paper will discuss the sides and whether change on this issue is likely to come about anytime soon. Sides to the Issue The sides to the issue of ending the War on Terror cross political affiliation and encompass Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians and Tea Party groups. The anti-war advocates are numerous as a result—but… Continue Reading...

Diversity Training in Law Enforcement

Interview with a Metropolitan Police Officer Diversity training is important for law enforcement because, as this interview shows, it helps officers to be more comfortable, confident, and effective in dealing with diverse members of the community to defuse situations and keep them from escalating to a point where violence and force become necessary. Summary of the Interview The person I interviewed is a metropolitan police officer in the local city where I live. I know the individual from grade school days and have kept in contact with him over the years. Now that he is in law enforcement and directly… Continue Reading...

America and the Cold War Mentality

Joint Session of the Congress on the Cessation of the?Persian Gulf conflict.?Retrieved from?http://college.cengage.com/history/wadsworth_9781133309888/unprotected/ps/bushnwo.html?? Dulles, J. F. (1954, Jan. 12). Secretary Dulles’ Strategy of Massive Retaliation.?Department of State??Bulletin, XXX, 107-110.?Retrieved from?http://college.cengage.com/history/wadsworth_9781133309888/unprotected/ps/dulles.html? Paul, C. (2008).?Marines on the Beach:?The Politics of U.S. Military Intervention Decision Making.?eBook.?Westport, Conn: Greenwood Publishing?Group. Powell, C. (2003, Feb. 6).?Transcript of?Powells’ UN presentation.?CNN.com.?Retrieved?from?http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/02/05/sprj.irq.powell.transcript/?? Schultz, Kevin M. (2014)?HIST: Volume 2:?U.S. history since 1865?(3rd?ed.). University of Illinois at? Chicago: Wadsworth Cengage Learning. Tarzi, S. M. (2014, Sept.).?The Folly of a grand strategy of coercive global primacy:?A fresh perspective?on?the post-9/11 Bush doctrine.?International Journal on World Peace,?31(3),?27-52. Continue Reading...

Inclusive Leadership and Organizational Culture

necessary for communicating effectively with a diverse group—such as knowing what types of people are more likely to avoid conflict and what types of people are more likely to be assertive. Knowing these cultural aspects can help to reduce the risk of confusion and personal offense when certain members display methods of communicating that are different from those generally displayed by others. Inclusive leaders have to be socially, culturally and emotionally aware of how interactions affect others based on cultural backgrounds and expectations. Additionally, by knowing how various cultures communicate in the workplace, inclusive leaders can help to create… Continue Reading...

Social Media in the Uk Promoting Freedom Of Expression

of the Internet in Violent Extremism and Terrorism: Six Suggestions for Progressing Research. Studies in conflict & Terrorism, 1(4), 77-98. Council of Europe (2018). Hate Speech. Retrieved from: https://www.coe.int/en/web/freedom-expression/hate-speech Dimbleby, J. (2015). For Freedom of Speech, These are Troubling Times. Retrieved from: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/21/freedom-of-speech-online-witch-hunts-law--bbc Equality and Human Rights Commission (2015). Freedom of Expression. Retrieved from https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en Fraleigh, D.M. & Tuman, J.S. (2010). Freedom of Expression in the Marketplace of Ideas. London: SAGE Publications Icelandic Human Rights Center (2018). The Right to Freedom of Expression And Religion. Retrieved from: http://www.humanrights.is/en/human-rights-education-project/human-rights-concepts-ideas-and-fora/substantive-human-rights/the-right-to-freedom-of-expression-and-religion Klang, M. & Murray, A. (2005). Human Rights in the Digital… Continue Reading...

Arrival 2016 Film Reflection

story. Together, Louise and Ian confront the primary challenges of resolving the conflict and learning from the aliens before the bellicose governments they work for sabotage the mission and the opportunities it presents. As with all heroes, Louise also has the opportunity to transform her personal learning into something of value for humanity, thereby bequeathing a gift to civilization. Louise is ultimately successful in convincing the Chinese government that the alien’s language is the “weapon” they had in mind, and thereby achieves the primary objective. Doing so requires great personal sacrifice, though, as Louise also learns that she will… Continue Reading...

Charlotte Perkins Gilman “the Yellow Wallpaper”

Medical Misunderstandings and Gender: “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a brief psychological study of a woman slowly going mad over the course of an imposed rest cure, prescribed by her physician-husband. The story illustrates the extent to which limited knowledge of the female psyche and a refusal to treat women as intelligent, independent beings ironically produces the types of behaviors the psychological treatment of the era was supposed to prevent. Both women and men are guilty of limiting women’s voices when women attempt to escape the conventional confines of motherhood… Continue Reading...

How to Resolve Conflicts and Cooperate

1. What is your personal style of conflict? How did you learn that? I tend to avoid conflict as much as possible, which is not necessarily the best approach. conflict is natural and inevitable and leaders need to develop strong conflict resolution skills to be successful in their field. I learned to avoid conflict as a child, growing up in a chaotic environment. I sought solitude and peace when possible rather than asking for what I needed directly. This has led to unexpressed needs, resentment, and passive-aggressive behaviors… Continue Reading...

Multicultural Negotiation Strategies Between the United States Germany and Japan

can occur during multiparty negotiations, which can be fraught with the potential for conflict. The greatest danger is when two of the parties forge alliances with one another to the exclusion of the other entity to share information or spread misinformation to leverage an advantage. Given that two of the negotiating parties, that of Germany and the United States, come from more similar cultural frameworks and may have a higher innate level of trust of one another, this may be a temptation. It also may be enticing for the Japanese firm not to trust the two Western firms because… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Culture on Ptsd in the Middle East

East in one of the regions in the world that has experienced increased cases of violence, combat, and conflict. According to Neria, Bravova & Halper (2010), civilians in the Middle East have experienced frequent episodes of natural disasters, violence, and intra- and inter-group conflicts. These episodes have in turn generate psychological distress among civilians, particularly because they are extreme forms of psychological trauma. Since civilians in this region are repetitively exposed to these incidents, a significant portion of them are vulnerable to trauma-related psychopathology. Existing studies have established a strong link between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and repetitive exposure to… Continue Reading...

How to Gather and Analyze Data

aspect in guaranteeing employee retention. The findings of the survey support the theoretical relationship between work-life conflict and attitudes associated to employee withdrawal. Particularly, the findings of the study indicate that a small constructive correlation between both work to life and vice versa from life to work conflict and turnover intents, and a small adverse association between both ways of conflict and organizational dedication. The findings of the study indicate the significance of acknowledging the work-life apprehensions of employees’ work-life. In conducting such recognition, does not just augment the welfare of the employees but also has associations to the… Continue Reading...

The Effects Of Manifest Destiny

on Manifest Destiny, the political philosophy also highlighted potential points of conflict between the United States and neighboring nations: mainly Great Britain and Mexico. Were it not for the principle of Manifest Destiny, Polk might never have won the presidency and initiated the fight to annex Texas. Manifest Destiny directly resulted in the Mexican-American War, after which the United States successfully acquired all the land from Texas to California. Victory during the Mexican-American War resulted in the annexation of the land that would become the states of Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming—territories that would have likely remained part of Mexico… Continue Reading...

Muslim Women in Eastern and Western Literature

the feminine life in areas where there is continuous aggressive conflict. The novel The Inheritance tells a devastating and vivid tale that is common in this part of the world and in Palestine in the past and present: Palestinian women give up everything they have and everything that matters to them for the men in their lives, only to receive zero acknowledgement or commemoration by their nation or their relatives (Khalifeh). This is a common thread in feminist middle eastern literature today: a scathing portrayal of the treatment of women and the tremendous sacrifice of Muslim women—as well as… Continue Reading...

The Formation Of Virtual Teams

teams be motivated to perform to the expected standards of the various businesses. 5. What conflict resolution methods are available for virtual team members to use in solving the inevitable virtual conflicts that may emerge. Theoretical framework for the study Theorists have overtime opined differently and variously on the concept of intelligence. Of key consideration here is the Theory f Multiple Intelligences that was forwarded by Howard Gardner. In this theory, Howard indicates that human beings have more than one type of intelligence. He further indicated that these intelligences are cognitive in nature, though by then (1983) and the existing… Continue Reading...

Cultural Identity Essay

responsible for causing an interruption of one another’s cultural identities, in lasting and dramatic ways, dependent on how the conflict manifests (Taylor & Usborn, 2010).  Environmental Influence and Cultural Identity The environment cannot help but have a strong influence on culture and cultural identity, as the environment and the culture overlap, intermingle, and co-construct one another. Culture influences the environment, and the environment influences the culture. For example, the influence can be as broad as how people in urban areas of America often have more liberal political perspectives and use those viewpoints as a construct of their cultural identity.… Continue Reading...

Criminal Justice Organization and Management

Criminal Justice Organization and Management: The Paramilitary Model Adopted by Police Organizations Introduction The paramilitary model provides a degree of discipline and training to police officers that they might not otherwise obtain. The paramilitary model not only gives law enforcement officers the knowledge and skills regarding how to use force in an effective manner, it also gives police a type of professionalism that helps them to be more organized and opposed to corrupting influences (Potter, 2013). I believe that the paramilitary model adopted by police organizations is effective in some ways but has its limitations in others. For that reason,… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Mainstream Media on Perception Of Events

of 89 news reports displayed only seventeen lines of writing from transcribed reports dealing with the conflict’s history. Journalists using the term ‘occupied’ failed to explain that it is a military occupation, causing certain audience groups to erroneously believe Palestinians were ‘occupiers’, as they were residing in the disputed territory (Happer & Philo, 2013). Media reactions to the 2008 financial crisis and its consequences demonstrate how contradictory ideologies fight for legitimacy. The crisis’s main instigator was: global banks gave loans of large sums to the inflated American, British and European property markets, typically to individuals and organizations without the… Continue Reading...

Behaviorism Psychoanalysis and Hte Psychology

inner or repressed urges, and how those urges may manifest as neuroses, conflict, or problematic behaviors and experiences. Also central to psychoanalysis is the process of psychotherapy, led by a trained analyst who leads the client through a long-term process of unearthing the root causes of emotional trauma. Techniques like dream analysis are used to delve into the less literal elements of the human experience, while an assessment of childhood experiences helps to reveal the sources of maladaptive behaviors. One of the core tenets of psychoanalysis is that sexual urges are latent in the human being since birth, impacting… Continue Reading...

How Immigrants Deal with Discrimination

Race, Class, and the Immigrant Experience Introduction Jose Angel N.’s “Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant” is a tale of an undocumented migrant whose circumstances typify the influence of the migration policy issue in shaping illegal migrants’ lives. Though the author earns upward economic and social mobility by doggedly pursuing education, his life is characterized by a shaky personal and legal limbo which serves to eclipse his occupational and academic successes. This stance definitely doesn’t convince all audiences of the need for a more empathetic immigration policy. In the end, the book might best function as a fine accompaniment to… Continue Reading...

Postpartum Depression and Gilman Yellow Wallpaper

Long before the term postpartum depression became part of the vernacular, Charlotte Perkins Gilman deftly and sensitively describes the complex condition in her short story “The Yellow Wallpaper.” The story describes the prevailing attitudes towards women and their narrowly defined roles in society. White, upper middle class women like the narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” could not easily express discontent with their position as wife and mother. The narrator’s husband—a physician—believes there is “nothing the matter” with his wife except “temporary nervous depression” and “a slight hysterical tendency,” (Gilman 648). Noting her brother is also a physician, the narrator exclaims,… Continue Reading...

Body Mind and Soul in the Cancer Ward Wit

in death. The first few scenes of the play are presented as a conflict between rationalism and emotionalism. The doctors treating Professor Bearin for her condition are more interested in the insight her condition may yield for future medical research than its potential to save her actual life, bring her comfort, or even to realize her best interests. They view her condition rationally as something to be exploited—by using her as an experimental subject, they hope to mine her condition to help others. Little is known about ovarian cancer within the medical field and the doctors see Bearin’s case as… Continue Reading...

Tesla and the Porter Forces

Project Deliverable 2: Innovation and Competitive Analysis The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, has faced significant pressure from both the public and the investing world to deliver on promises of meeting production deadlines on the Model 3. The Model 3 is meant to be the electronic vehicle (EV) for the middle class—a comfortable, suave, sophisticated and technologically advanced EV that is a step and class above the types of EVs produced by other car manufacturers—like the Volt, which has none of the sheen and sophistication that Musk has vowed to bring to the green energy sector of automobile manufacturing. However,… Continue Reading...

Investing in China

one road’: Chinese foreign policy under Xi Jinping. International Affairs, 92(4), pp.941-957. Gao, G.Y., Wang, D.T. and Che, Y., 2017. Impact of historical conflict on FDI location and performance: Japanese investment in China. Journal of International Business Studies, pp.1-21. Gunter, F.R., 2017. Corruption, costs, and family: Chinese capital flight, 1984– 2014. China Economic Review, 43, pp.105-117. Gusterson, H., 2017. From Brexit to Trump: Anthropology and the rise of nationalist populism. American Ethnologist, 44(2), pp.209-214. He, K., 2017. Explaining United States–China relations: neoclassical realism and the nexus of threat–interest perceptions. The Pacific Review, 30(2), pp.133-151. Hur, W.M., Kang, S. and Kim, M., 2015. The moderating role of Hofstede’s cultural dimensions in… Continue Reading...

Recruitment Plan and Staffing Plan at Amazon

management system goes down. What do you do? 2. Describe a time when you unsuccessfully handled an interpersonal conflict; what did you learn? 3. What has been your biggest contribution to warehouse organization in the past? 4. What do you believe companies miss when it comes to effective warehouse management? 5. If you could pick any five people in the world to work with you on a team, which would they be and why? Conclusion Using standard recruitment and selection strategies ensures Amazon complies with state and federal laws. Moreover, a solid recruitment and selection strategy helps the organization achieve… Continue Reading...

West Transit Organizational Management

stage, “members try to influence the group so that it fits their own needs” and as a consequence, conflict could arise. In the case study, Tanney clearly points out that working overtime is out of question for her. She also points out that she is unwilling to work with Denson due to a comment he made that made her feel disrespected. This ought to be seen as confrontation arising out of the initial interactions between group members as each person attempts to clarify their rightful place (and role) in the larger group. According to French (2011), the three behavioral… Continue Reading...

The Significance Of Relational Contracts

Question 1 Background: A relational contract can be described as “informal agreements and unwritten codes of conduct that powerfully affect the behavior of individuals, clearly emphasizing the informal nature of contracts.” (Ho?hn 35) They help businesses overcome obstacles typically faced in formal contracting. Formal contracts must be written in a manner that allows for easy verification by any third party, therefore must be self-enforcing. (Ho?hn) The basis for relational contracts is self-enforcement, especially when relationships are finite. When relationships remain open-ended, the situation changes. Meaning, inclusion of extensions with information self-enforced provisions. When these changes happen, such contracts become self-enforced… Continue Reading...

The Five Stages Of Team Development

to the stages of group formation, behavioral roles, communication, conflict and conflict management, and how motivational theories apply. Effective Team / Group Work The three criteria for evaluating an effective team are (a) productivity, (b) personal satisfaction, and (c) commitment to the members of the team (Schermerhorn & Uhl-Bien, 2014). Productive teams are those that achieve the goals assigned to them on time and within the limitations of their budget. Personal satisfaction refers to the personal joy that each team member gets out of working in the team, and commitment refers to the extent to which the team members… Continue Reading...

Palestine and the Jewish State

Palestine under Occupation: Reaching the ‘Other’ through Bearing Witness and Citizen Journalism Introduction The conflict in Palestine is largely portrayed in the mainstream media as a complex issue (Chomsky & Pappe, 2015). A theoretical reason for this portrayal of the conflict is rooted in what Robinson (2002) has described as the ‘CNN effect’—the special relationship that exists between the state and the media, which facilitates the construction of a narrative that supports the aims of the state, particularly when it comes to foreign intervention. Al-Ghazzi (2017) has described, for example, how CNN uses embedded reporting to foster a narrative… Continue Reading...

Understanding the Arguments for and Against Gun Control

the workplace there will always be a diversity of views, and sometimes those views are going to conflict with one another. Gun control is definitely a hot button issue for many people, and one best avoided in the workplace if possible. References Blocher, J. & Ruben, E. (2018) The Second Amendment allows for more gun control than you think. Vox. Retrieved August 24, 2018 from https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2018/5/23/17383644/second-2nd-amendment-gun-control-debate-santa-fe-parkland-heller-anniversary-constitution Elving, R. (2018) Repeal the second amendment? That's not so simple. Here's what it would take. NPR. Retrieved August 24, 2018 from https://www.npr.org/2018/03/01/589397317/repeal-the-second-amendment-thats-not-so-simple-here-s-what-it-would-take Continue Reading...

Palestine Her Story Documentary

Palestine but also make it more immediate for the viewer. Instead of seeing grainy, muddy images of conflict in Gaza, I could show real women of Palestine living among us, sharing their experiences, feelings, stories, and in doing so could show to the viewer that this issue is not confined to a narrow strip of land in the Middle East where people live in hovels but rather that it is a conflict that touches many lives of many different backgrounds. For that reason, the documentary focuses on (a) a quirky artist in her 70s, (b) a serious journalist in… Continue Reading...

How to Cite References Properly

Learning how to cite sources properly is one of the most important and fundamental aspects of scholarly writing. Students need to learn how to properly cite sources as early as possible, so that the process becomes second nature. Moreover, students need to know what to cite and why in order to prevent plagiarism. The line between general knowledge and proprietary information can be blurry at times, and only extensive practice can perfect student research habits. Similarly, professors often give conflicting instructions, and different classes require different citation style formats. The multitude of citation styles can easily confuse students. Multiple websites… Continue Reading...

Karen Avery Case

Q1. From a systems perspective, what factors do you believe contributed to the marginal results obtained by the various subgroups within the task forces? Systems tend to replicate old solutions without producing new ones, in the absence of new ideas. The task force was made up of existing organizational actors who would qualify as such “old’ inputs. Q2. Identify and discuss instances of an aggregate mentality at work in this case. Although the task force offered a variety of different solutions to remedy the issue, it fundamentally reflected a closed mentality given that it was unwilling to deviate from the… Continue Reading...

Utilitarianism

One example in which the greatest good might conflict with my own personal happiness is in the subject of the socialization of health care—i.e., government subsidizing health care. On the face of it, this sounds like a great thing because then people like I do not have to worry about paying for health care: it is entirely free for us. The costs might not come down (in fact they would probably go up—but the government would be paying for it, so it wouldn’t matter to me). So socialized medicine would be great for me and I would… Continue Reading...

Conscription During World War Two Canada

more efficient organization of manpower were Canada to find itself in a conflict situation such as the one encountered in World War 2. It is important to note that today, various factors of geopolitical significance further increase the risk of a large-scale military conflict. Were this to happen, Canada could use the lessons from the World War 2 enlistment conflict to better organize its manpower. J.L. Granatstein, and J.M. Hitsman. 1977. Broken Promises: A History of Conscription in Canada. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. This book provides a rather interesting and detailed account of Canada’s conscription history. By… Continue Reading...

Cultural and Cross Cultural Needs in the Great Lakes

between Waasa-Inaabidaa and each other, and between Waasa-Inaabidaa and their geo-spatial territory. Over a century of conflict and mistrust characterizes the relationship between the aboriginal people and the newer inhabitants of the area, who now claim control over political, economic, and social systems. Therefore, it is important to develop a culturally conscious and culturally competent plan of action to build trust in this diverse community. Plan for Professional Development (Session) Overview A professional development session should ideally take place over the course of a month. All teachers need to first view themselves as “agents of change,” who act in… Continue Reading...

Seinfeld Episode Native American

dispel the embarrassment, and to make up for the “ conflict in identity,” (Goffman, 1956, p. 271). Then, Kramer drives by with the Cigar Store Indian and makes a stereotypical Native American hoot. Still, Winona is still willing to spend time with Jerry. In the last scene of the show, Jerry is shown trying to maintain his composure and avoid further embarrassment by refusing to use all the most common verbal racial slurs that relate to Native American culture, from a ticket “scalper” to making “reservations” at a restaurant, and finally to being an “Indian giver.” In every social situation,… Continue Reading...

Chomsky Pinker Vs Whorf's Model

The Pinker vs. Sapir-Whorf debate is central to the study of linguistics and related areas like psycholinguistics and cognitive science. Most linguists can at least agree that humans have a “unique language capacity,” (Levinson 25). Yet the innate capacity to learn language is where the similarities between Pinker and Whorf end. Whereas Whorf radically transformed both cognitive science and linguistics by using empirical evidence to show how language shapes thought, Pinker has also been influential with a nativist, modular, and nativist understanding of human language development. Both theories have their strengths and weaknesses, but ultimately the Whorf-Sapir hypothesis remains far… Continue Reading...

Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools

or issue can be reach common ground. What is most challenging is when my values or worldviews conflict fundamentally with another person, in ways that prevent either one of us from seeing the issue from the same cognitive framework. 3. How has the book impacted and changed your life? This book is valuable because it is concise and to the point. Rather than being filled with unnecessary anecdotes and examples, the authors chose to go straight to the point. Their templates have been extremely helpful for aligning my goals with the processes used to solve problems and recognize logical… Continue Reading...

Stakeholders Research Project

mutual learning and negotiation, improves stakeholder buy- in and support of actions and decisions, and decreases conflict. Trans- disciplinary study strategies build on this rationale through assimilating stakeholders and integrating the diverse kinds of ideas and knowledge they bring with them to the table in socially- sound, solution- focused studies (Lang et al. 2012; Bracken et al. 2014; Hurni and Wiesmann 2014). Quite frequently, project reports and scholarly papers’ descriptions pertaining to stakeholder identification are vague. Thus, research scholars who are not very familiar with trans- disciplinary research or with a given topic or location have no well- defined… Continue Reading...

Army Diversity

majority of army personnel will probably experience cultural issues via conflict or various other foreign missions. But cultural understanding should commence from the domestic level. The future demographics of the armed forces will bring fresh cultural and linguistic challenges within military ranks. Thus, understanding internal differences – whether personal, cultural, or other – through education, training, and other opportunities for development will develop among employees a penchant for understanding other people, whether for deployment missions or future generation recruitments. · Global Engagement: The expected nature of global engagements in the future necessitates a diverse military ready to address conflict’s… Continue Reading...

Arguments for and Against the Existence Of God

It is this conception of God with which the hypothesis that God does not exist is supposed to conflict.”[footnoteRef:8] [8: “St Anselm’s Ontological Argument” (2018).] In truth, the hypothesis that God does not exist would appear on its face to be as problematic to confirm or refute as its corollary, but here again this profound constraints has not stopped humanity from making the attempt. Speculations and conjectures have always abounded concerning problem statements such as whether if there is a God, can he create a boulder so large that even he cannot move it, and in some ways this… Continue Reading...

Educational Leadership

6 refers to the specific and broad knowledge educational administrators have regarding “models and strategies of change and conflict resolution as applied to the larger political, social, cultural and economic contexts of schooling,” (ISLLC Standards, n.d., p. 1). As an administrator, I would also stress bilateral communications as the key to our success as a middle school. By establishing frequent staff meetings, encouraging feedback, and setting up social media and internal communications methods using Slack and other media, it will be possible to initiate change and manage change. We also need to create a collaborative environment within which to… Continue Reading...

Noddings Care Based Ethics

serve as a means of moral testing. A person in conflict can turn to this system and know the response, lending care-based ethics a consistency held by other moral codes (consistency in the sense that one believes the same situation repeated should have the same response). The moral way of life described in care-based ethics can certainly extend beyond what other moral codes might prescribe. It contrasts, for example, with the Christian view that the Lord gave humans dominion over the world. The contrast arises from the idea that care should extend to all sentient, or all living, beings.… Continue Reading...

Skills Required Of a Leader and Manager

communication, time and self-management, negotiation skills, project management, strategizing, innovating, understanding change management, teamwork, conflict resolution, diversity and cultural influence are all ways to become a strong employee who can facilitate the organizational aims of the company and of one’s department while strengthening the overall workplace culture by way of example. Leadership is very important for oneself, for others and for the workplace because it is the pathway by which vision and inspiration are communicated: it is the necessary attribute of any effective change management strategy, and it is required in teamwork and conflict resolution activities (as is the… Continue Reading...

Imperialism the Industrial Revolution and Management

Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution refers to the wave of technological, economic, and social changes taking place during the nineteenth century. Although fueled by new technology, the industrial revolution had a tremendous effect on society. The Industrial Revolution led to urbanization, social class stratification, and the capitalist market economy. One feature of the Industrial Revolution was the newfound ability to mass-produce goods. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, any machine that was used to aid manufacturing, such as a loom or the cotton gin, could only be used by a single individual producing one thing at a time (“Industrial Revolution,” n.d.… Continue Reading...

Nursing Ethics in an End Of Life Scenario

of patient autonomy and dignity should guide all nursing decisions, even when those decisions may conflict with organizational policy driven by a fear of litigation. Compassionate care in end-of-life scenarios does not necessarily entail preserving or extending life without the express consent of the patient or a primary caregiver. References Bollig, G., Gjengedal, E. & Rosland, J.H. (2015). They know! Do they? Palliative Medicine 30(5): 456-470. Hogsnes, L., Danielson, E., Norbergh, K.G., et al. (2016). Healthcare professionals’ documentation in nursing homes when caring for patients with dementia in end of life. Journal of Clinical Nursing 25(11-12): 1663-1673. McAndrew, N.S.… Continue Reading...

Port Security Customs and Border Protection

economic interests. People must be on board the protection efforts for the ocean and alleviate any conflict that is likely to arise due to the competition for resources at sea. To achieve this sound and accurate agenda must be formulated for 21st century. Whatever it is that is being transported by ship, whether people, petroleum products, dry cargo etc. The ocean will always be a lucrative transportation mode for the foreseeable future. Most commodities that are being moved via the sea will continuously consist of products being legally moved through lawful means. Large Ferries and ships will most likely… Continue Reading...

Concept Map Of a Nursing Ethical Dilemma

bodily, spiritual, as well as psychosomatic symptoms faced by patients. However, the nurse may face conflict from the family who necessitate aggressive patient care during this time rather than palliative care (Rome et al., 2011). The illustration above is a concept map that delineates an instance of nursing ethical dilemma. It is imperative to note that nurses within their everyday medical care responsibilities are faced with moral and ethical dilemmas that become predicaments and are difficult to deal with and make decisions on. The concept map above indicates the ethical dilemma where the nursing is experiencing a family insisting… Continue Reading...

Deontology Theory's Application to Dnr

competence level (Pettersson, Hedström & Höglund, 2018). ` In case of conflict between patients/ surrogates and the healthcare practitioner when it comes to choices involving end- of- life care, they may take proper steps through instituting a moral committee for tackling this legal or moral problem and documenting its proceedings. The managements of healthcare organizations may compile policies for introducing, promoting, and discussing advanced directives’ application as a procedure of admittance (Pettersson, Hedström & Höglund, 2018). Kant claims one ought to take into account what would occur if everybody in the world did this (i.e., was given life support or… Continue Reading...

Healthcare Organization

Introduction The main objective of this assignment is to conduct a SWOT analysis for a healthcare organization. Essentially, SWOT analysis is a beneficial framework for scrutinizing an organization’s strengths and weaknesses, and the opportunities and threats experienced. It is beneficial in being aware of the weaknesses and emphasizing on the strengths, alleviating threats, and capitalizing on the opportunities accessible. SWOT analysis lays emphasis on the internal factors of an environment, which are the strengths and weaknesses and the external factors of an environment, which are the opportunities and threats (Hill and Jones, 2011). Notably, these strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats… Continue Reading...

Franklin Equipment Ltd Project Dilemma

Case Study: Franklin Equipment, Ltd. Q1. Evaluate the criteria FEL uses to assign managers to project teams. What efficiencies do these criteria create? What are the resulting problems? FEL assigns managers to project teams based on the manager’s areas of expertise and availability. Expertise is essential given that the type of work is highly differentiated on each project team and requires very specific skills. Many of these skills are so-called “hard” rather than “soft” people skills and require years of experience, advanced degrees, and certification; they are not something that can be learned on the job (such as engineering). A… Continue Reading...

Research Methods for Sociologists

Sociological Perspective The sociological perspective is a perspective on how human activity and behavior relates to society. By looking at the relationship between individuals and social structures, the sociological perspective emerges as one that identifies functions, conflicts and interactions within society and among people. In other words, the sociological perspective allows researchers to see how people and society relate to one another, what connects them, what drives them, and what shapes their evolution. There are many different ways in which researchers can study people and society. The methods used by sociologist to study society include survey research, interviews, participant observation,… Continue Reading...

The Russian Revolution and the Rise Of Fascism

the Bolsheviks and their decadent ideology. In spite of this inherent conflict between Fascism and the Communist Soviet regime, the two shared similarities. Both were totalitarian in aspect. Hitler’s NSDAP in Germany was totalitarian to the core—just as Lenin’s and later Stalin’s Soviet Union was. The difference, of course, was that Hitler’s totalitarianism was centered on preservation and promotion of German nationalism and the Old World values and culture (including the preservation of the Church). The Soviet regime focused on eradication of the Old World relics (including persecution of the Church): “Religion, a form of superstition, was backward” (Fitzgerald, 2000,… Continue Reading...

Third World Relations with Other Worlds

collaborated in having a common approach to Third World, there would be no conflict of political and diplomatic influence over the Third World nations. This would in turn mean there would be no need to have military might contestations between these two worlds subsequently there would be no violent military actions and occupation as was witnessed and still continues to be witnessed. With lesser military activities in the Third World nations prompted by the conflict of the First and Second world, there would be better economic progress, better living standards, lesser cases of regression in the economies of the… Continue Reading...

Alice Walker’s “everyday Use” and Individual Identity

Cultural Legacies: Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” and Individual Identity In Alice Walker’s short story “Everyday Use,” the conflict between a desire for personal fulfillment and the need to honor one’s tradition is dramatized in the conflict shown between two daughters, Maggie and Dee. Maggie has never had a desire to leave home and seems content to live with her mother. Mama is a woman who has grown up poor, tough, but also very deferential to white people, because of the profound societal injustices she has endured. “Who can even imagine me looking a strange white man in the eye? It seems… Continue Reading...

The Culture Of Minority Tribes Of Bangladesh

The Bangladesh culture and minority affairs The minority tribes of Bangladesh have over the years faced numerous systemic and traditional challenges. These minority tribes have been scattered on the hilly parts of Bangladesh particularly in the districts of Rangpur, Dinajpur, Rajshahi, Mymensigh, Sylhet and Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHTs). The known groups under this minority category are the Chakmas, marmas, Marungs, Chaks, Bowns, Pankoos among other tribes. The basic human rights of these groups are violated often. These violations are perpetrated by private companies and even the government agencies and if not then state agencies fail to conclusively investigate the violations.… Continue Reading...

Syria’s Civil War and the Refugee Crisis

up a host of questions—can anyone effectively help the conflict? Will it be like this forever? Can Syrian refugees ever return to Syria? With America’s failure, the future seems even bleaker and more nebulous. These elements can’t help but influence a sense of the waning self. As already discussed, many Syrian immigrants have felt the pains of Islamophobia in many places that they have gone to in the world. They are ignored and othered, or they experience outright hostility and persecution. To make matters worse, many of these people are being denied citizenship and residency. Such policies by nations… Continue Reading...

The Book Trade in Early Modern China

opium trade between itself and Europe. Of course, this eventually resulted in the decisive military conflict, ending in a victory of British economic interests. But even before that, the British engaged in a war for Chinese hearts and minds. As noted by Chen, in British thought and writing, it was assumed that the Chinese regarded the British as uncultured barbarians, although this was a highly schematic view of how the Chinese actually perceived the outside world. This resulted in the establishment of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in China (1834-1839), a society which, of course, considered… Continue Reading...

Veterans with Ptsd

seeing dead bodies, losing friends in combat, risking their lives, entering into armed conflict with the enemy, sexual assault, and living in a war zone. Numerous studies have attempted to dissect this population in terms of particular combat zones, gender distinctions and so on but none of these studies have produced comprehensive results, which means this population is still relatively unknown (Hines, Sundin, Rona, Wessely & Fear, 2014). However, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2016) reports that 11%-20% of all Afghanistan/Iraq war veterans will suffer from PTSD per year. Demographics Age. Veterans of the Afghanistan/Iraq wars are 18+.… Continue Reading...

Social Norms Conflict and Its Impact on Schooling

conflict of social norms and its effect on school environment Social norms can be defined as the rules that determine what should be done or avoided by people in their social settings and circumstances. Norms make sure that people keep promises, ranging from the lane to drive on, to sticking by the golden rule. These are tools for explaining phenomena. They are used to analyze the state of the world even as great as international diplomacy or as subtle and ordinary as traffic… Continue Reading...

Classrooms Stem and Steam Implementation

STEM and STEAM in the classrooms Purpose and Major Components Many countries are currently putting much emphasis on the need to prepare students for higher education and equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge needed in this 21st century. To achieve this goal, learning institutions have adopted the STEAM approach, where they nurture students around the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. This has gained popularity with all the players in the education sector, including educators, students, parents and even the US president. STEAM is viewed as a means to create a long-lasting interest in arts and… Continue Reading...

Gender Bias and Sexual Harassment in Schools

sexual harassment does violate core concepts of social justice, yet patterns of violence and conflict are frequently unconscious and irrational. conflict is subtle and often manifests below “conscious awareness,” (Holton, 1995, p. 79). Thus, formal policies are sometimes ineffective for addressing sexual harassment because they fail to uncover and deal with the underlying issues that are triggering the violent behavior. To cultivate the values of social justice, educators need to create a culture of peace in their communities, beginning with their organizations (Reardon, 2001). A culture of peace ensures that sexual harassment is non-normative, and is socially sanctioned in… Continue Reading...

The Meaning Of Peace and How to Be Peaceful

that can be addressed more peacefully include mainly those that involve interpersonal conflict. When my emotions get involved, or when my ego is bruised, I tend to take non-peaceful routes that end up making the problem worse or at least creating stagnation. The principles espoused by Ceeds of Peace, such as critical thinking, courage, and compassion, all show how I can become more peaceful during times of interpersonal conflict. Instead of focusing on differences, I can focus on what we have in common in order to better resolve conflict peacefully. The principle of connection, which Ceeds of Peace proclaims… Continue Reading...

Do Not Resuscitate Orders

a moral responsibility to treat the patient as the patient wants to be treated—even if the patient’s requests conflict with the ethical perspective of the care provider. On the topic of DNR, the care provider may have moral qualms about not resuscitating—but if the patient has issued a directive, the care provider is bound by the deontological system of duty ethics to abide by that directive. This simple approach helps to take the controversy and sting out of the issue and relieve the care provider of any feeling of guilt one way or another: the ethical framework simply shows… Continue Reading...

Education Peace Action Plan

planting the Ceeds and nurturing the change. I identified four main tools for resolving conflict including technology, expanded opportunities for funding, strategic alliances, and formalized programs for supporting students. I still believe that these are the most important tolls for implementing the change, but I also recognize how ambitious my plan is and how I need to divide it into manageable steps. Likewise, it was difficult for me to imagine the long-term needs and impacts, and the methods of sustaining the change. I can overcome the thornier aspects of my peace action plan by working more closely with colleagues… Continue Reading...

Marketing the Police Department

of its officers what has been deemed by local community leaders and city council as a needlessly escalated conflict between police and minority members of the community. The department has set about developing a number of marketing approaches for its annual plan to help strengthen its image in the community and highlight some of the positive things the department is doing locally. Marketing Objectives The department implements a number of different marketing strategies in order to promote its image with the community, maintain a positive relationship with stakeholders, and show tax payers that their money is being put to… Continue Reading...

Two Sides to Every Story Kashmir Today

and recent uses of compellence by these two belligerents and how these actions have only served to perpetuate the conflict unto the present rather than resolve it militarily or peacefully. Review and Analysis Background and overview Today, while the Demilitarized Zone that separates South and North Korea along the 38th parallel continues to receive the majority of attention from policymakers in the United States, Kashmir remains the largest and most militarized region in the world with various sections of the territory under the respective control of India (which administers portions of Kashmir and Jammu) and Pakistan (which controls the… Continue Reading...

Hannah Hoch

among the Dadaists during the Weimar period—a period in which art and life came into intense conflict, while the universal stage was being set for the final showdown between the new and the old in WWII. For that reason—and for the reason that Hoch’s art gets to the heart of the changes that society was undergoing during that time of upheaval—I have selected Hannah Hoch as the focus of this paper. She is important to our textbook because she represents the woman’s perspective in a time that was fiercely dominated by men—and her perspective is one in which the… Continue Reading...

Intensive Care Unit Nursing Staff Job Stress and Burnout

some effects of the burnout syndrome as underutilization of skill, poor performance at work, interpersonal conflict. On the positive side, the burnout syndrome led the health care workers to take better charge of their own lives and be satisfied with their job. They concluded that burnout syndrome can be reduced by addressing interpersonal conflicts, utilizing the workers skills more, and generally raising the job satisfaction levels of the workers. The critical health care workers also need also need enough moral support for them to remain stable. References Aiken, L. H., Sermeus, W., Van den Heede, K., Sloane, D. M.,… Continue Reading...

American Poetry Robert Hayden Those Winter

between fathers and sons,” (“Those Winter Sundays” 1) Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” captures the conflict between the American Dream and the Great Depression. Hayden’s poem is brief and to the point, its imagery straightforward rather than cloaked in symbolism. As such, the poem reveals itself to the reader and remains dedicated to revealing its main theme related to the generation gap between parents and their children. Deeper analyses and historical context also show that Hayden conveyed the intricacies of intersectionality: particularly between race, class, and gender. Imagery is central to Hayden’s delivery and to the conveyance of… Continue Reading...

Link Between Gender and Culture

Gender and Culture Gender is an important and essential construct in human beings. Throughout generations gender has remained central to the family unit. Normative conditions have always dictated perceptions and expectation with respect to the masculinity of men and femininity of women. Authors like Butler have argued that gender is not an automatic or mechanical construct and that gender authoring should be acceptable and normal. Factually speaking gender is a huge aspect of life that determines how people are recognized and accepted. In the film Zerophilia, Luke struggles with identity due to his condition that allows him to switch between… Continue Reading...

Goya Rodin and Modern Art

with realistic representations. Works Cited Elliott, J. H. Spain, Europe and the Wider World: 1500-1800. Yale University Press, 2009. Holsti, Kalevi. Peace and conflict: Armed Conflicts and International Order 1648-1989. NY: Cambridge University Press, 1991. Kleiner, Fred. Gardner’s Art through the Ages. Wadsworth, 2013. Laux, John. Church History. New York: Benziger Brothers, 1943. Roth, Norman. Conversos, Inquisition, and the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain. Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2002. Schaefer, Sarah. “Goya, the Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters.” https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/becoming-modern/romanticism/romanticism-in-spain/a/goya-the-sleep-of-reason-produces-monsters   Continue Reading...

Course Learnings

show leadership by communicating his vision and dealing with whatever conflict or pushback he receives. The teachers, having made an unethical move to file a complaint against Skinner without engaging him, now must grow up, backtrack on their breach of trust, and engage with Skinner. Having needlessly escalated the conflict, the experienced teachers showed exactly why they cannot be trusted to have too much input into the change process at Baker. However, to resolve the conflict, both sides will need to compromise, as ending the conflict and bringing about the needed changes to Baker High cannot happen with the… Continue Reading...

Lgbt Youth Social Ecology and Homeless

the interrelation between them and their families. Notably, family conflict is deemed to be the most underlying reason for all youth homelessness. 50 percent of all teenagers experience a negative reaction from their parents and the family as a whole when they choose to come out and more than one in four of these teenagers are forced to leave their homes (Lesley University, 2018). In accordance to Lesley University (2018), there are regional disparities in LGBT youth homelessness with greater percentages being perceived on the East Coast and West Coast. Statistics indicate that approximately 25 percent to 50 percent… Continue Reading...

Early Childhood Education and Piaget Theory

What contribution to the understanding of early childhood development did this theorist make? Jean Piaget has been one of the most influential early childhood and developmental psychologists. Focusing primarily on childhood cognitive development, Piaget hypothesized that children used different logical schemas than adults, and also that children progress through stages of cognitive development as they acquire new knowledge from the world around them and incorporate that information into their mental constructs (McLeod, 2018). The four stages of cognitive development Piaget proposed include the sensorimotor stage, the preoperational stage, the concrete operational stage, and the formal operational stage. Piaget contributed tremendous… Continue Reading...

Workplace Culture Race Religion Gender

of how these factors impact daily interactions and events, with the goals of promoting harmony and resolving conflict. Being aware of race, gender, and religion has helped me function better in teams. The times that I neglected to recognize race, religion, and gender taught me valuable lessons and helped me to become more emotionally and socially intelligent. Race, gender, and religion are all socially constructed variables rather than being absolute categories; therefore it is always important to remember the fluidity of these constructs and to relate to each person individually as opposed to making sweeping generalizations based on stereotypes… Continue Reading...

Leadership in the Army

from the most include those on followership, which is a concept I had never before considered, conflict resolution strategies, and the relationship between power and ethics in leadership. Followership is an interesting concept in leadership because it switches the emphasis from the leader to the team. In a hierarchical organization like the Army, followership is actually of the upmost importance. Servant leadership is a concept akin to followership, highlighting the relationship between leaders and their followers, and how both are integral to promoting the mission and values of the organization. As Buckner (2014) points out, the Army does not… Continue Reading...

What Did Goya Paint

the Wider World: 1500-1800. Yale University Press, 2009. Holsti, Kalevi. Peace and conflict: Armed Conflicts and International Order 1648-1989. NY: Cambridge University Press, 1991. Laux, John. Church History. New York: Benziger Brothers, 1943. Licht, Fred. Goya: The Origins of the Modern Temper in Art. Icon, 1983.  Redon, Odilon and Alfred Werner. The Graphic Works of Odilon Redon, Dover, 1969 Redon, Odilon, and Raphaël Bouvier. Odilon Redon, 2014. Roth, Norman. Conversos, Inquisition, and the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain. Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2002.   Continue Reading...

Hester Prynne Personal Standards Versus Society

in attempting to live by the standards set by her own internal guidelines. This creates a great deal of conflict as she is forced to confront the standards set by the Puritan society of Colonial America for what is considered decent behavior. At the opening of the book, so much has already happened: Hester Prynne’s husband (Roger Chillingworth) was shipwrecked and captured by native people—many thought he had unfortunately perished. The town’s religious leader Arthur Dimmesdale offers Hester an understanding ear and shoulder to cry on, but this leads to an affair that results in the birth of Hester’s… Continue Reading...

Being a Christian Today

is possible to cut through all the contention and conflict to find a message to preach to people on living a Christian spirituality in daily life by simply meditating on the love that is at the heart of Christ’s message. Jesus did not come to turn people into murderers and to make people feel hatred. He wept over His city and felt compassion for sinners. It was those who were hard of heart, who did not want to amend their ways but rather wanted Him to leave them—it was those who made Him suffer the most. But He accepted… Continue Reading...

Pharmaceutical Companies and Physicians Appropriate Relationships

starts early and continues on throughout their professional careers (Kshirsagar &Vu, 2016). Clearly this rapport creates a conflict of interest that can be damaging to the healthcare system. In order to protect themselves, consumers and citizens everywhere should demand a greater level of transparency in regards to how doctors are being compensated among other things. This paper will discuss in depth the necessity for a higher level of transparency in this regard and how this will directly benefit both the individual and society. Federal legislation requiring a disclosure of payments made to physicians should be mandatory. It is crucial for… Continue Reading...

The Challenge Of Doctors Without Borders

to address the health care needs of people primarily stuck in conflict zones called the TPP an “imminent threat to global health” (Bernish). As the Obama Administration sought to gain support from the trade agreement that would allow Big Pharma to internationally control the prices of drugs (and thereby control the extent to which health care could be provided to indigent populations), the leaders of Doctors without Borders became more and more vocal, conducting interviews, publishing information on their own and even writing directly to the U.S. President himself (Bernish). As Gordon notes, the group “accused the US government… Continue Reading...

Boys Becoming Men in Lord Of the Flies

plot of the never ratchets up the tension and conflict as the primal and violent spirit of some of the boys begins to dominate the action. Nonetheless, the individuals’ ability to adapt to situations remains unchanged. This paper will provide some examples of how adaptation is demonstrated by the boys in the novel through the process of their organizing to survive in the wild. As the book opens, the boys survey their surroundings. They take stock of their situation and assess their whereabouts. The fair boy is depicted, upon realizing that there are no grownups on the island, as… Continue Reading...

Freudian Psychoanalytic Theory Of Personality

theory of personality lays substantial significance of the manner in which conflict, more often than not unconscious, amongst the areas of the mind end up shaping an individual’s behavior and personality. The Id deals with instantaneous satisfaction of basic physical needs and desires and it functions completely unconsciously. The Superego takes into account social rules and morals, and is largely referred to as a person’s conscience. The Superego develops as a child progressively learns what is deemed to be right or wrong. Lastly, the ego, unlike the instinctive Id and the ethical superego, the Ego is the sensible, realistic… Continue Reading...

Social Innovation and Change

more information can be found online about the Israel-Palestine conflict; more information can be found and shared about organizing to protest at rallies or things like this—all of which provides more opportunities for studying people and societies for sociologists. Studying society may continue to evolve in the future in response to social changes particularly with regard to how ‘privacy’ as a social value is changing and how this may make studying people easier because everyone puts their life stories up on Facebook now and leaves a digital trail of their thoughts on Twitter. However, as demographics are destiny, I… Continue Reading...

South Park and Pc Culture

meanings” (p. 5). So when two minds that do not relate to one another share the same space, conflict arises and dissonance occurs. This leads to one group associating negativity with the other and vice versa. It can also lead to negativity being reinforced through communication. Chambliss (1973) explained this concept with the problem of the saints and roughnecks. As Chambliss pointed out, the label of deviance can become a self-fulfilling prophesy. Or it can be explained as the issue of primary and secondary deviance, with primary deviance being largely accepted and unpunished while secondary deviance leads more to punishment… Continue Reading...

Democratic Development in Africa Challenges

Africa (London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004), 97. ] [14: Abiodun Alao, Natural Resources and conflict in Africa: The Tragedy of Endowment (Rochester, NY: University Rochester Press, 2007), 217. ] [15: Mats and David, eds., Greed and Grievance: Economic Agendas in Civil Wars, 58] [16: Bill Freund, The Making of Contemporary Africa: The Development of African Society Since 1800, 3rd ed. (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), 202. ] [17: Frederick Cooper, Africa Since 1940: The Past of the Present, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), 166. ] [18: Frederick , Africa Since 1940: The Past of the Present, 166.] [19:… Continue Reading...

Community Psychology Diversity and Social Action Research

community. Using theoretical orientations from sociology, such as social disorganization or conflict theories, community psychologists recognize how variables like access to mental health services, poverty, or public infrastructure all contribute to the genesis of or solution to psychological and social problems. The community psychologist may also focus on microsystems in the community, such as private or public organizations (Dalton, Elias & Wandersman, 2012). A collaborative approach to problem identification and resolution is also critical for community psychologists. Especially given the commitment to recognizing and respecting diversity, community psychologists use consensus and collaboration as key methods in conflict resolution and… Continue Reading...

Defence and National Strategy

and cyber domains. By 2030, certain powerful nations will ignore all conflict potentials between them and nations with great powers. Non-state actors and rogue regimes will become the adversaries such nations will have to defeat and deter. In order to prepare for the role of Air Forces in the future, it must focus on the five capabilities discussed in this paper. References Bush, G. W. (2002). The national security strategy of the United States of America. Executive Office of the President Washington Dc. Gates, R. M. (2009). A Balanced Strategy-Reprogramming the Pentagon for a New Age. Foreign Aff., 88, 28. Crane, C.… Continue Reading...

Coastal Forests and Woodlands

has led to the destruction of tracks of primaeval coastal forest and led to an increase in human-wildlife conflict. These commercial activities have sent many of these natural inhabitants into extinction and are responsible for the state of the highly endemic status of many other uncommon species in the region. Apart from the timbers, other inhabitants facing human threats in this region are the fishes. There have been unregulated fishing activities going on in the region. The lack of proper monitoring of fishing activities there has allowed many fishermen, both from within the local areas, and from other countries,… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Organized Crime

January 2019, from https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/what-will-it-take-to-stop- gang-violence-in-chicago/ Dirks, D., & Snyman, H. F. (2010). Organized Crime. In Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and conflict (pp. 1408–1418). Elsevier Inc. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-012373985- 8.00119-7 McCauley, T., (2015). Mobs to Gangs: The Evolution of Chicago’s Organized Crime, Loyala Phoenix. Retrieved 2, January 2019, from http://loyolaphoenix.com/2015/12/35774-2/ Perry, A., (2018). Organized crime in the UK is bigger than ever before. Can the police catch up? The Guardian. Retrieved 2, January 2019, from https://www.theguardian.com/uk- news/2018/nov/22/uk-organised-crime-can-police-catch-up-national-crime-agency-lynne- owens Spapens, T. (2015). Transnational Organized Crime. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition (pp. 596–601). Elsevier Inc. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.45091-9   Continue Reading...

Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Ethics

Organizational Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility A. Create three corporate policies that reflect the organization’s culture and ethical viewpoints · Encourage the empowerment and engagement of all employees in corporate decision making · Collaboration within the workplace at all times and leadership development · Active involvement and participation in the communities in which our business operations are present 1. Explain the rationale behind the policies, including how they align with the organization’s culture · The rationale behind the corporate policy on employee empowerment and engagement is linked to the fact that when employees are engaged at the workplace setting, they… Continue Reading...

Human Resources

most qualified or suitable individuals, retaining employees using methods like conflict resolution, salary negotiation, or offering additional benefits such as a work-from-home option or paternity leave. Employee training programs are also part of the core responsibilities of human resources. The human resources department investigates the most cost-effective means of training employees from each department to hone their skills or advance professionally. In some situations, the human resources department also offers employees opportunities to hear lectures or to attend seminars and workshops. Interventions scheduled by human resources departments could also include training for cultural sensitivity or diversity awareness.  While the… Continue Reading...

Criminal Law and Psychopathy

relating to individual liberty and could therefore be a source of conflict between the need to respect a person’s autonomy and the ethical duty of beneficence. Ordinarily, patients are given some leeway on decisions relating to whether or not to accept various medical interventions. In that regard, therefore, patients have a say on whether or not to accept recommended interventions. However, medical practitioners have a duty to engage in actions designed to help patients – i.e. in what is referred to as the ethical duty of beneficence. In essence, when a person has a severe mental illness that is… Continue Reading...

Ethics Community and the Common Good Concept

The concept of the common good can apply just as well to secular or political values as to spiritual or religious ones. Social and political organizations should be devoted to the common good, but not all are, as Sullivan & Pagnucco (2014) point out. Some organizations base their founding principles, ideologies, and practices on hatred or fear, thereby detracting from the common good. Catholic Social Teaching offers an idealized model of civil society in which each person is engaged in and committed to the common good: the creation and maintenance of the conditions necessary for human flourishing. The specific methods… Continue Reading...

The Historical Context Of Marx Scientific Socialism

elements built into its economic structure, and those elements cause conflict, antagonism, and discontent. Marx bases his theories not just on ethics but on a scientific understanding and observation of human behavior. Bibliography Cole, Joshua & Symes, Carol. Western Civilizations: Their History & Their Culture. Brief 4th ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 2017, v. 2   Continue Reading...

Catholic Social Teaching Peace Building

or fundraising. At other times, peace building means opposing the instruments and institutions of war and conflict. Peace building is also peace promotion in domestic and foreign policy, wherever the Church operates. Organizations like Catholic Relief Services operates in more than three dozen countries, serving millions of people on more than 70 different projects. Because of the unparalleled extent of Catholic influence in even the most remote regions of the world, the Church can help plant the seeds for future peace through normative changes, the promotion of healthy leadership, and a socially responsible financial sector. The influence of the… Continue Reading...

Young Children Impact Of Television Watching

inclined to while growing up, hence in most cases, this creates a generational conflict (Radesky, 2015). The prevalence of technological and digital devices has created exposure among youngsters, with some being as young as 4 months. This is in comparison to children in the 1970s who became exposed to media such as the television from the age of 4 years. Research has shown that in 2015, the majority of babies from 1 – 2 years had already been exposed to and used mobile devices. Preschoolers were adept at using 2 or more digital media concurrently. Young adults do not… Continue Reading...

The Reagan Administration U S Diplomatic Relations with the Uk Throughout the Falkland War

territory. Over the next one month, both countries made serious attempts to store the conflict from escalating. Alexander Haig, who was the then United States Secretary of State was right in the middle of the diplomatic negotiations to try and stop the conflicting from escalating. He and his team travelled frantically between the London and Buenos Aires to meet and negotiate with the leaders of the two countries, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom and President Leopoldo Galtieri of Argentina. Nevertheless, the countless hours of negotiations and the frantic efforts of the Alexander Haig and his team… Continue Reading...

Dana Incorporated Implementing Change

and attitudes of the labor force increases communication problems. Geographic dispersion causes conflict between central headquarters and regional offices. Globalization creates the common purpose and building cohesion challenge in faces organizational and cultural differences. All these becomes complex because most variables are not under the control of leaders who are to create vision change. Peace as a vision to change necessitates the need for reducing the military force’s size. Military forces of small size increases their capabilities because the diversity and number of missions will have increased. Reduced budgets creates friction among the services. Another example of vision change… Continue Reading...

Expressionism and Noir

Expressionism and Noir Noir is an optical kind of a prototype for development of subjects, influenced by a criterion of identity whose main mechanisms are matriarchal murder and the exclusionary movement of a mixture of race and sex. Given that the main structure of this prototype is brutal in nature, it follows that it is inseparable with crisis. The saying “what goes around comes around” holds true here. More so, our dedication to the procedure of development of subjects makes sure that the end product has been changed to some ambiguous, formless, and unstructured form (Gloria, 1987). Oliver & Trigo… Continue Reading...

American History Civil War Slavery

The Civil War was one of the most defining events in the nation’s history, and at the time was the most important event since the American Revolution. Whereas the Revolution embodied the ideals, values, and principles of the new nation, setting it apart from the British Crown and forever altering the geopolitical landscape, the Civil War revealed the persistent hypocrisy that continues to plague American society. Unresolved conflicts left brewing in the American psyche led to built-up tensions, exposing fissures in the society along the lines of culture, ethnicity, religion, race, gender, and socioeconomic class. The causes of the Civil… Continue Reading...

Radical Negotiation Posturing and Political Strategies Trump and Alinsky

varies inversely with one’s personal interest in the issue, and one’s distance from the scene of conflict” (Alinsky, 2010, p.26). Alinsky stated that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter—hence, those opposed to the Nazis regarded members of the Resistance as heroic figures, while the Nazis themselves regarded the Resistance as the enemy. Similarly, during the Civil War, the Confederate Army regarded themselves as noble defenders of their way of life, while the federal government regarded them as traitors. Donald Trump has positioned himself as a defender of border security, while those who oppose him regard his position… Continue Reading...

The Problem Of the European Parliament

governing body so as to eliminate the risk of war, tension, strive, conflict and so on. The EP is there to give a bone to the populace but not much more: the real decisions are to be made by the technocrats who take a long-term view to the organization of Europe within a globalized context. The people of Europe, on the other hand, take a less macrocosmic view and focus more on their own nations and culture. Fossum describes the situation thus: “The problem facing representative bodies is that populists will challenge the very merit of catching up with… Continue Reading...

Deaf Culture

of the liminal in Deaf identity as well as a conflict between the different worlds in which a Deaf individual resides. Elliot’s description of moving between the world of the hearing and the world of the Deaf closely resembles what W.E.B. DuBois describes as “double consciousness” (p. 2). Just as blackness had been presented as a disability, so too had Deafness. The pathology model of Deafness enforces a problematic double consciousness; the cultural model of Deafness allows the individual to “merge the double self into a better and truer self,” (DuBois, 1994, p. 2). Elliot taught herself how to… Continue Reading...

Good Management and Leadership Skills

of the ways people express themselves in situations to reduce the risk of conflict and bring people together as a team (Northouse, 2018). Developing one’s emotional and social intelligence helps a manager to understand individual behavior more fully and gives the leader the opportunity to bridge divides, overcome resistance, and empower workers to “buy into” the vision of the organization (Daft, 2015). These intelligence skills are essential for boosting morale in the workplace as they show workers that their managers truly care about them and understand their needs—almost as though they intuit everything. In reality, the manager is simply… Continue Reading...

Doctors Without Borders and Clean Water Crisis

Clean Water Crisis Introduction Every human being on earth necessitates at least 20 to 50 liters of clean, safe water on an everyday basis for the purposes of drinking, cooking, and basically maintaining themselves to be clean. However, there is a significant need for clean water in countries. In the contemporary setting, statistics indicate that 1 in 9 individuals lack accessibility to clean and safe water (Water.org). There are 844 million people across the globe that are presently living without access to clean water. This lack of clean water has resulted in a health crisis as it causes diseases. Notably,… Continue Reading...

Broken Arrow Brothers: a Criminological Analysis

One of the most heinous familicide cases in American history occurred in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in 2015. Two brothers, aged 16 and 18, tortured and killed their parents and three of their five siblings. The older of the brothers, Robert, has been widely considered to be the mastermind of the murder plot and coerced his younger brother into helping him,” (Youngman & Jensen, 2018, p. 1). Both brothers did receive multiple life sentences in the trial that concluded in 2018. Robert had plead guilty in 2016, and the younger brother Michael was tried separately (“Michael Bever, Okla. teen, guilty of… Continue Reading...

Theories and International Relations

on the state, state system or humans as their major conflict source. International relations theories assist one understand how nations and international systems can engage each other and view the world. Realist concepts, liberal and equality-centric strategies are used by international relation experts and diplomats to determine the direction a particular government is taking in terms of political concerns. With the study of the above discussed international relations theories, field experts and professionals will be motivated to achieve the goals that are driven by policy decisions. Bibliography Checkel, Jeffrey T. "The constructive turn in international relations theory." World politics… Continue Reading...

How to Explain the Existence Of Evil

and the devil, after they have personally experienced the reality of this conflict—most often in their own heart. People who have been tempted, or who have fallen, or who have experienced persecution—they are the ones who are most likely to have the incentive to give reflection to this mystery. That is why I would not expect to find one whose life is pleasant and satisfactory to reflect on the more challenging aspects of faith and religion. However, that does not mean one shouldn’t reflect on them if one’s life is relatively calm, simple and easy going. One should have… Continue Reading...

Philosophical Inquiries and the Nature Of Science

The nature of science A number of scientists have the feeling that philosophical inquiries are well outdated. They purportedly can handle matters in a better way than their social constructivists counterparts. Philosophers and physicists are very different from each other, especially taking into account what some renown physicist recently commented on philosophy. Stephen Hawking for instance is on a campaign to tarnish philosophers. He might not be so convincing in whatever points he puts across, but he is winning the heart of the public by his jokes on philosophers. Jokes have for a long time been known to really move… Continue Reading...

Character and Change in the Present

am a dynamic and round character. For instance, with this friend that I made, I was dealing with a conflict in my own life—my own lack of friends. I wanted the other workers to like me, which meant I didn’t want this goofball trying to get me to enter into silly discussions with him. However, I realized that by just being his friend, I could actually make a friend too and thus solve the conflict that I was going through. I think I am a rounded person, too, because I have a complex personality: I can be moody, charitable,… Continue Reading...

Positive and Negative Stress in the Workplace

perceived leadership styles and organizational citizenship behaviour on employee engagement: The mediating role of conflict management. International Journal of Business and Management, 8(8), 91. Sommer, K. L., & Kulkarni, M. (2012). Does constructive performance feedback improve citizenship intentions and job satisfaction? The roles of perceived opportunities for advancement, respect, and mood. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 23(2), 177-201. Sonnentag, S. (2003). Recovery, work engagement, and proactive behavior: a new look at the interface between nonwork and work. Journal of applied psychology, 88(3), 518. Taylor, S.E.; Klein, L.C.; Lewis, B.P.; Gruenewald, T.L.; Gurung, R.A.; Updegraff, J.A. (2000). Biobehavioral responses to stress in females: Tend-and-befriend, not fight-or-flight. Psychol.… Continue Reading...

The Legacy Of Slavery in the U S

own apart from the Union, which is essentially what led to the Civil War, the bloodiest conflict on American soil in the nation’s history. Yet, for African slaves, they had no sense of power. If one wanted to feel powerful, he had to escape and then educate himself, like Frederick Douglass did. Douglass spoke in 1852 on the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence—an anniversary celebrated by free men in America—on the plight of the slave and how he shares not in the joy of the free whites: “Fellow-citizens; above your national, tumultuous joy, I hear… Continue Reading...

Africa and Cultural Studies

way for Africa. Macmillan. Mulumba, D., & Namuggala, V. F. (2014). War experiences and gendered responses to post conflict reintegration: The case of Lira district in northern Uganda. In Selected Themes in African Political Studies (pp. 25-38). Springer, Cham. Nickerson, R. S. (1998). Confirmation bias: A ubiquitous phenomenon in many guises. Review of general psychology, 2(2), 175-220. Radlet, S. (2016). The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. Smith, P. L., & McSweeney, J. (2017). Organizational perspectives of nurse executives in 15 hospitals on the impact and effectiveness of rapid response teams.  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient… Continue Reading...

Israel S Human Rights Violations

taken a toll on the democratic space of the Israeli community occasioning a lot of conflict, distrust, and discriminative legislative actions. A strained political environment works negatively for the economy. [7: Goodhart, Michael E. (2016). Human rights: politics and practice] The explicit prohibition of forced displacement aims to prevent civilians from becoming refugees. On the other hand, international humanitarian law is relatively indifferent to the specific needs of refugees who are in the territory of a party to an armed conflict. What do you suggest should be done to effectively address the issue? Racism is a learned concept within society.… Continue Reading...

Plato and Aristotle on Passion

then to understanding the nature of the relationship between reason and passion. The conflict What Should Rule, the Head or Heart? The conflict between whether the head or the heart should be the governing voice of action is one that has been particularly of concern in the modern era, as it was the Romantic Age that gave such support to the heart in response to the Enlightenment Age which advocated solely for Reason. It was the French Revolution, after all, that enshrined Reason and deified in a show of total submission to the concept that man need nothing more than… Continue Reading...

Army Leadership Issues

used in servant leadership literature and theory seem sometimes to conflict with the tenor of the organization, the impetus for change is clear. The Army has faced and continues to face ethical challenges, many of which have adversely impacted the functionality of the organization and which have certainly damaged its reputation and credibility (Allen, 2015). To remedy this problem, a cohort of dedicated military leaders have embarked on a mission to alter their managerial tactics, particularly when it comes to human resources development. My experiences in training with a servant leader demonstrated the efficacy of the spiritual leadership theory… Continue Reading...

Workplace Communication Climate

Sivapalan, S., Bhattacharyya, E., Ahmad, H. H. W. F. W., & Abdullah, A. (2014). Organizational communication climate and conflict management: communications management in an oil and gas company. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 109, 1046-1058. Ntoumanis, N., Quested, E., Reeve, J., & Cheon, S. H. (2017). Need supportive communication: implications for motivation in sport, exercise, and physical activity. Persuasion and communication in sport, exercise, and physical activity. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.   Continue Reading...

Gender Status Impact Access to Social Political and Economic Resources

theory." Migration information source 1.35 (2003): 28. Federation, All-China Women’S. "Gender Equality and Women's Development in China." (2007). Fitriani, Fitriani. "Gender in International conflict: Women Representation in Security Discourse." JurnalIlmiahHubunganInternasional 8.2 (2012). Kanbur, Ravi, and Xiaobo Zhang. "Spatial inequality in education and health care in China." Regional Inequality in China. Routledge, 2009. 92-110. McGinn, Kathleen L., and Eunsil Oh. "Gender, social class, and women's employment." Current opinion in psychology 18 (2017): 84-88. Palmer, Ingrid. "Gender and population in the adjustment of African economies: planning for change." (1991). Sen, Gita, and PiroskaÖstlin. "Gender inequity in health: why it exists and how we can change it." (2008): 1-12.   Continue Reading...

Conflict and Negotiation the Bophuthatswana Crisis Of 1994

conflict & Negotiation The Bophuthatswana crisis of 1994 The Bophuthatswana crisis of 1994 entailed a devastating political crisis which started when the Bophuthatswana president, Lucas Mangope, made an attempt at crushing the widespread demonstrations and labor unrest from the people of South Africa as they demanded incorporation of the Bophuthatswana territory into the South African region pending the first multiracial election in 1994 (Holomisa, 2011; Lawrence & Manson1, 1994). Lucas Mangope was a Bantustan (Lentz, 2014). The crisis provoked violent protests after President… Continue Reading...

Mao Zedong and Defense Philosophy

and reconnaissance. According to Cheng (2011) the U.S. has an ability to dictate tactical and operational terms in any conflict through executing precision and coordinated strikes with their space assets. The U.S. is also able to dictate strategic conflict terms through influencing opposition will support from third parties, and domestic opinion. China is eager and alert in their intention of creating a deep defense mechanism against the threat from the U.S. The defense extends beyond operational and tactical levels through the development of encrusted defenses but also to strategically deny U.S. of any capability to dictate strategic definition of… Continue Reading...

Dante’s Inferno

satisfy their wildest cravings. In that regard, therefore, both groups are likely to eternally be in conflict with either group seeking to acquire more of what the other group has, and vice versa. Again, this is akin to a dog chasing its own tail. It can never really catch it. Similarly, neither of the two groups is likely to acquire enough. Therefore, greed is insatiable. The reference to catholic clerics, cardinals, as well as popes is an indication that greed is prevalent even in the most unlikely of places – the church. This is another indicator of the insatiable… Continue Reading...

Do We Need Globalization

and how to respect other cultures and cultural values even when they conflict with one’s own. This paper will analyze how global communication has created an environment in which people are now closer than ever before yet also less certain about their place in the world and what it means to have a national or cultural identity in the global context. Globalization has indeed created its own culture—a global culture in which appreciation of common interests (business, success, peace, advancement) have mutually beneficial outcomes for all invested. However, it has also led to the creation of a culture that… Continue Reading...

Justification Of the State

Many countries that recently experienced conflict and turmoil politically cannot be relied on to provide security for their citizens. One of the common problems in such states is that there are no sufficient manpower resources to offer effective service in the military, police and other such services. In fact, where units of such services exist, they are widely viewed as part of the problem afflicting the people. The reasons for the perceptions are broad. They may be viewed as corrupt or supporting criminal gangs that operate counter to the wishes of the… Continue Reading...

Puerto Ricans and Us Immigration

The people of Puerto Rico have a unique history in the US immigration. Indeed, Puerto Rico has a special, if not distinct place in the civil society of the American nation. Puerto Rico has been owned by the US for over a century. However, it has not ever acquired a state status. Puerto Ricans have been part of the US population for over a century. Puerto Ricans do not have a vote in the US congress. Puerto Ricans can move freely throughout the US states. Such movement is regarded as internal migration. However, when Puerto Ricans move to the mainland,… Continue Reading...

Managerial Accounting and Business Ethics

efficaciously communicate their findings to others within the company. Conflicts of Interest A management accountant might be faced with a conflict of interest when undertaking his or her professional service. In delineation, a conflict of interest generates a risk to impartiality and may generate threat to other key ethical principles. A management accountant is obligated not to allow a conflict of interest circumstance to comprise business or professional discernment and decision making. In regard to a product liability perspective, a management accountant may be in a conflict of interest situation where he or she provides professional services linked to a particular… Continue Reading...

The Problem Of Fallacies

write their Congressmen to urge Israel to arrive at a solution with Palestine so that the conflict is no longer so troublesome to observers. This argument would thus take a better utilitarian approach to the problem by showing that the boycott is unproductive, not because Israelis do not feel they have done anything wrong and will only push back harder (an argument that is sure to infuriate boycotters and cause them to push back as well), but because the boycott hurts innocent businesses and others who depend on the products that they make. The argument could then describe a… Continue Reading...

Improving Collaboration Between Agencies

stage. State centered execution of helpful determinations are deemed challenging due to conflict of interest by native nominated administrators, deficient faith among administrators of various divisions and fields as well as rivalry of possessions. There was an indication of joint assistance contracts being fundamentally set on singular fields pertaining to distinct corporations which implement regulations synchronizing their actions without being all-inclusive in diverse fields such as implementing regulations, communal well being, crisis controlling organizations in respective areas as well as those around similar divisions by the methods used (Hagen, 2006). Overall obstacles to team work comprises of dissenting scientific structures,… Continue Reading...

The Traditional and Nutritional Values Of the Chinese Cultural Diet

Examining Cultural Influences of Behavioral Nutrition: The Traditional and Nutritional Values of the Chinese Cultural Diet It is a general belief that adequate nutrition equals healthy living. From time immemorial, human beings have understandably placed a premium on diets. Rightly so as lives have been saved or lost through food. However, while nutrients will always be a significant factor which decides what people eat or do not eat, there are other as worthy elements that influence human eating behavior. One of those other several factors that determine people's choice of food is cultural influences. This explains why food is one… Continue Reading...

International Law and World Government

the exclusive Club. It has been accused of aiding the exclusive club members to achieve their interests in conflict areas with natural oil resources such as the case of Kuwait. Such a move has been contrasted with the case of Rwanda which does not have similar resources but experienced genocide (City, 2015. 2). Another area of criticism directed at the Security Council has to do with the veto power of the permanent members of the council. As matters stand right now, a single veto from any of the members will stall any action the Council may have intended to… Continue Reading...

The American Revolution and Enlightenment Thought

classical liberal constitution: The uncertain quest for limited government. Cambridge, MA: Harvard, 2014. Holsti, Kalevi. Peace and conflict: Armed Conflicts and International Order 1648-1989. NY: Cambridge University Press, 1991. Laux, John. Church History. New York: Benziger Brothers, 1933. Library of Congress. Marbury v. Madison, 2018. https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/marbury.html McNeese, T. The Robber Barons and the Sherman Antitrust Act. Chelsea House, 2009. Montesquieu. The Spirit of Laws. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co, 1873. Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Rousseau: The Social Contract and other later political writings. Cambridge University Press, 2018. Smith, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of The Wealth of Nations. Penn State University… Continue Reading...

Case Study Of Copper Coil

of the major issues of employee diversity and inclusivity is the likelihood of conflict owing to generational differences. For instance, there is a major probability of conflicts and misunderstandings between baby boomers and millennials (Kapoor and Solomon, 2011). This implies that Copper Coil has been able to manage the generational issues that may arise in the workplace setting. This indicates that it has lowered the likelihood of these employees intending to leave the organization. Management has a role to ensure that the levels of stress within an organization are not extensive or detrimental. Well-motivated employees that do not face… Continue Reading...

Ethical and Legal Dilemmas in Counseling

determine penalties for ethical violations. However, counselors inevitably encounter ethical dilemmas. Ethical dilemmas can arise when there is a conflict between two or more moral standards, or between the law and an ethical standard. Likewise, a counselor’s personal moral code could sometimes conflict with the law or the ethical code guiding their professional practice. This paper outlines some of the most common ethical and legal dilemmas counselors are likely to face, and how counselors can rightfully and safely resolve those conflicts.  Introduction The counseling profession is governed by a set of ethical standards similar to those used in the… Continue Reading...

Learning Culture and Memory

with an impact, showing appreciation and overcoming fear of conflict. WEEK 3 DISCUSSION Memory Suppression in Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s diseases is chronic degenerative disease of the neurons. It causes about 60-70% of dementia cases. The common early symptom is memory loss. An important memory challenge is the competition between inappropriate and appropriate information during the retrieval process. Controlled inhibitory processes normally helps in reduction of this competition by suppressing irrelevant memories. In Alzheimer’s disease, compromise of suppression results in a strong completion between irrelevant and relevant memories. Highlights of this issue are done through current reviews by studies’ examinations… Continue Reading...

Black Power and Black Feminism

Power, Inequality and conflict The two theorists used in this paper to explore the theme of “power, inequality and conflict” are W. E. B. Du Bois and Patricia Hill Collins. The theme is one that gets to the heart of the struggle within the American Experience. The great attraction of the American Dream has always been that people are created equal and are endowed with a natural right to pursue life, liberty and happiness. For many minorities and marginalized persons in America, however, the Dream has a way of turning into a… Continue Reading...

Conflict Mapping in South Sudan

conflict Mapping in South Sudan 7 1. An outlook of South Sudan The Republic of South Sudan is the world’s youngest country that gained independence in 2011 but remains underdeveloped and plagued by civil war (Blanchard, 2016). South Sudan is an Eastern African landlocked country sharing borders with Sudan Uganda, Central Africa Republic, Kenya, DRC Congo, and Ethiopia. South Sudan is a resource-rich country with oil contributing to the largest share of the country’s GDP (King 2015). The country is a leading resource-rich country in Sub-Saharan Africa hosting the third… Continue Reading...

Resistance to Technological Change

makes their position much less justifiable. That does not mean that this will come without conflict. The reality is that while resistance will be less strong, it will still exist. There is still the fact that Figueroa faces personal resistance for not being part of the established culture of the school. There is still the threat that some teachers will see when confronted with the need to learn new skills and in particular to adopt new technologies. Overcoming these challenges will be maybe a bit more difficult. On the face of it, ASD’s leadership will need to bring in a… Continue Reading...

Operation Chromite

the Battle of Inchon. The bold invasion did indeed serve as a critical victory in the conflict, even though it still did not lead to a decisive victory for the South. Introduction Depictions of the Korean War in film and television abound, especially after the success of the American television series M*A*S*H. Yet relatively few South Korean film and television productions depicting the Korean War reach international audiences. One of the South Korean feature films to break through to American audiences is the 2016 production of Operation Chromite, directed by John H. Lee Jae-Han. Starring Lee Jung-jae as Captain… Continue Reading...

Organizational Consulting for Development Interventions

What are important considerations for external and internal organizational consultation? Primary considerations for both external and internal organizational consultants include needs assessments, analysis of structural and environmental threats and opportunities, and considerations of employee engagement, motivation, education, and training. In fact, internal and external organizational consultants often provide the “same portfolio of services,” and yet each will have different considerations to address in their performance assessments and strategies (Phillips, Trotter & Phillips, 2015, p. 1). The consultant ultimately needs to actively listen to their clients’ (or employers’) concerns, rather than take a one-size-fits-all approach to organizational strategy and development. Consultants,… Continue Reading...

Why R2p Does Not Work

the destruction of infrastructure, and the displaced masses (as seen in the Syrian conflict, with hundreds of thousands of immigrants streaming into Europe and creating a socio-political crisis there as well) by defining this as collateral damage and to be expected. The decidedly idealized concept of protecting people abroad that underscores R2P vanishes in an instant in Evans’ “pragmatic” view of intervention (typically accompanied by aerial bombardment that has little to do with protecting innocent people on the ground). Evans notes that the UN was quick to adopt the R2P doctrine and that countries’ leaders since then have been… Continue Reading...

Regulatory Measures Involving 1984 Sentencing Reform Act

(on account of uninteresting or irrelevant content). Demand for vendors to disclose every likely conflict of interest Directorial boards are increasingly recognizing the significance of ensuring corporate operations reflect just, ethical transactions always. Hence, managers need to ensure external advisors who recommend corporate solutions don’t have any conflict of interest, for avoiding embarrassment or aggravation at a later date. Learning from others’ experiences, open standards, and best practices Traditionally, the implementation of sound eLearning conformity initiatives has always proven tricky, owing to their need to effectively merge regulations with corporate technology, training approach and culture. Fortunately, industrial pioneers readily share… Continue Reading...

How Does Public Policy Work

destruction of infrastructure, and the displaced masses (as seen in the Syrian conflict, with hundreds of thousands of immigrants streaming into Europe and creating a socio-political crisis there as well) by defining this as collateral damage and to be expected. The decidedly idealized concept of protecting people abroad that underscores R2P vanishes in an instant in Evans’ “pragmatic” view of intervention (typically accompanied by aerial bombardment that has little to do with protecting innocent people on the ground). Evans notes that the UN was quick to adopt the R2P doctrine and that countries’ leaders since then have been hesitant… Continue Reading...

Globalization and Major Programmes

of more deceptive situations and gives rise to social and political conflict over the benefits of the project. A project might raise anticipations that its services will be made accessible to a group that is not amidst its intended or even conceivable beneficiaries, and this group will demand for a share in the output of the projects that cannot be given. Uncertainty is pivotal to Hirschman’s perspective of social learning, owing to the reason that it there were no shocks there would be very minimal to learn about. According to Schon and Rodwin (1994: 85), this takes into account… Continue Reading...

Ethical Decision Making

Introduction Ethical dilemmas take place when a circumstance necessitates one to choose amongst alternatives that generates a values conflict amongst the various organizational stakeholders. One of the major contemporary ethical dilemmas is the use of social media. In the present-day organizational setting and the advancement of technology, social media has become a significant business marketing tool, and it a fundamental part in the lives of personnel (Massotte, 2017). The progressing nature of social media implies that it is becoming more challenging to make a distinction between personal and professional within the organization in terms of a social media… Continue Reading...

Long Term Care Administration

Long Term Care Administration What are some of the ethical issues in this case? Mrs. Beaudoin appears to be in a real ethical dilemma given the fact that she does not have formal power of attorney and her husband also lives in the same facility with her with moderate dementia and is very frail. The ethical issue involved in this case is that Mrs. Beaudoin’s health is failing steadily. She is known to have cancer throughout her body, a failing heart, moderate dementia and diabetes type II. Due to the cardiac arrest she suffered after a short stay in the… Continue Reading...

Christianity and Paganism in Beowulf

Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons Part 1: Introduction Although the epic Old English poem Beowulf has all the characteristics of myth and legend that pertain to fiction, as a historical document it is useful in teaching about the past—the values and culture of the medieval Anglo-Saxon society and how Christian culture intersected with the pagan world at a time when Christian conversion was spreading. Not only does Beowulf refer to real kings of the time, thus grounding the story in a specific historical reality, but it also describes a culture of co-existence—an old world people and place situated neatly between paganism… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Technology at Homeland Security

going forward. Economic Economic factors will also play a part, as is currently becoming clear in the tech rival conflict between Apple and Huawei on the global stage. If anything impacts politics, it is economics. The big tech firms will weigh in on legislative matters that will in turn guide ethical considerations. However, on a local scale, economic factors such as the cost-saving ability of new technology that can monitor electronic devices should not be used as an excuse to violate Constitutional rights even if the activity is considered to take place in a gray zone. Social Social policy will have… Continue Reading...

Argument for Universal Healthcare United States

Part One The American healthcare system is in a crisis situation, with exorbitant spending unbalanced by “poor health outcomes, including shorter life expectancy and greater prevalence of chronic conditions” versus high income countries with universal healthcare systems (Squires & Anderson, 2015, p. 1). The Affordable Care Act was an attempt, albeit an incomplete one, to reform the way healthcare is structured and financed. Universal health care is a concept that has gained some traction in the United States, but its thorough implementation is hindered by values, norms, and fears. Overall, the pros of universal healthcare undoubtedly outweigh the cons. The… Continue Reading...

Why the Beatles Were Loved

themselves born during the war time period: “all six boys were born during that conflict” (Laing 10). The effects of war and violence had a haunting impact on the young men who made the most popular music in the world in the post-war youth culture that developed as a reaction to the symptoms of the Cold War that followed WW2 in the 1950s and 1960s (Laing 10). The Youth Culture was made up of war babies and baby boomers: they wanted emancipation from the culture that had fostered the war era, which seemed to still be in play, even… Continue Reading...

Johnson and Johnson Human Resource Value and Contribution

Introduction to Johnson and Johnson For a company to be successful, it must continuously build and nurture long-term relationships with its strategic shareholders. Shareholders is anyone who has an interest in an organization ((Noe et al., 2016). They include employees, governments, competitors, suppliers, competitors and customers. One such company is Johnson and Johnson (J&J). It has emerged as one of the most successful company globally because of its values dubbed "Our Credo” (Team, Directors and Governance, 2019).J&J is also among the Fortune 500 companies. This paper will focus on various dimensions of the J&J Company. It is divided into three… Continue Reading...

Conflict Identification and Conflict Resolution

Introduction conflict occurs in our everyday lives. When we go to work, school or market place there are always two people of a different opinion. Human being live in conflict since on our day to day lives we encounter experiences that do not satisfy us. Logically, there is always a concern as to whether we can live in peace given that we are so diverse. It might not be easy but we go out of our way to be good to people and… Continue Reading...

How and Why the Vietnam War Began and Unfolded

open up and numerous countries would benefit. The presidents who took office after maintained the conflict. However, the initial ambitions were forgotten. Losing the country to communism was the one thing that all presidents did not want to happen in Vietnam. Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy all stood by the word they had given to their South Vietnamese allies that the United States would stand by South Vietnam (Price 180). Had the United States abandoned them, other countries would have regarded the United States as unreliable. Therefore, there was need to maintain credibility and this was another reason for the… Continue Reading...

Reflection on Assessment Competencies for School Leadership

Assessment Competencies Abstract Assessment in education is referred to a range of tools or methods used by educators to measure, document and evaluate the academics readiness, skill acquisition, progress and learning needs of students. The tracking progress report plays an important role to the student since it gauges where they are heading in terms of academics. Assessment is often likened to the traditional standardized tests but educators nowadays, use different types of assessment tools or methods. In the past, normal tests were the way to go when assessing students. That has changes over the years. According to (Xu et.al, 2016)… Continue Reading...

Project Failure

factors including unrealistic budgets or schedules, lack of adequate skills and resources, lack of motivation, and conflict of interest (Yeo, 2002). Project Complexity Montequin et al. (2018) contends that complexity in project management refers to project outcomes and expectations, which in turn influence success or failure. In the past few years, many organizations worldwide undertake relatively multifaceted projects, which can be characterized by complexities. Project complexity contributes to project failure through generating unrealistic expectations and unrealistic functionalities. Additionally, project complexity can contribute to project failure through constantly changing critical variables or factors to the project success. Some of these… Continue Reading...

Hunger Eradication and Extreme Poverty

perpetuate the abuse of rights, violence, poor access to basics such as water, health, education and shelter, conflict and vulnerability shocks reinforce the poverty forces. Weak institutional and governance environments confer citizens limited livelihood opportunities and increase the citizen's vulnerabilities limiting them the ability to break off the chains of poverty (Handley, et al., 2009). The prevailing dismal poverty-reduction record in Africa is associated with Africa’s political systems that limit transformational change. Handley, et al. (2009) refers the Africa political systems as “hybrid states” characterized by zero-sum politics, the concentration of power to minority, private appropriation of public resources,… Continue Reading...

Development and Education Of Security Management

a company can result in the company not implementing adequate conflict resolution and safety measures, leaving it susceptible to attack on the part of clients and personnel and with a lack of tools for diffusing threatening situations. Dissatisfied Ex-Personnel and Customers An individual who believes he/she has been wronged by an organization (say, a client feeling cheated or a worker offended by a colleague or fired or laid-off by the firm) may end up having a go at the organization or employee (Williams, 2018). The offended individual may return and open fire on company premises – a common fear… Continue Reading...

Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals

in this case will depend on how well the human dimension in human-wildlife conflict is understood. In this study, the authors make use of a diverse set of reliable sources, which further enhances the article’s credibility. Lopez, Jessica et al. “Geographic Variation of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Hawaiian Monk Seals Monachus Schauinslandi in the Main Hawaiian Islands.” Endangered Species Research. 24. (2014): 249-262. The impact of organic pollutants on sea life has been well documented. However, very few studies have sought to assess how Hawaiian monk seals have been impacted by persistent organic pollutants (PoPs). In this case, the… Continue Reading...

History Of the American Involvement in Vietnam

1. Explain why the Vietnam conflict was an episode of the cold war. The United States became involved in the Vietnam conflict due to fears that communism was going to spread throughout Asia, potentially upsetting the global balance of power. When Ho Chi Minh showed an interest in developing a communist form of government for the nation newly liberated from France, the United States became involved as one of the earliest but most significant episodes in the Cold War. Losing in both Korea and Vietnam caused the United States to become… Continue Reading...

Halloween 1978 the Horror Movie

Horror films date back over a century ago starting with the 3-minute short film “Le Manoir du Diable (1896)” popularly known as “The House of the Devil” by film's earliest visionaries, Georges Méliès (Rockoff). Horror films are characterized by surreal and unsettling pieces blending in diverse and reconstructed art forms. The horror films are designated to evoke panic, fear, alarm, through a cathartic, captivating and entertaining experience. There are divergent genres of horror film including action horror, body horror; comedy horror; holiday horror; horror adventure; horror drama; psychological horror; superhero horror, zombie horror, gothic horror; science fiction horror, slasher film, splatter… Continue Reading...

The Link Between Temperament and Creativity

Introduction Background Humans faces numerous challenges arising from majorly stress and conflicts in life that interferes with them in one way or the other. These daily predicaments cause one to be temperamental. Temperament is a state where an individual’s behavior and emotions show anger (Drabick and Ribanowitz, 2017). Such altered emotions and actions deprive one sense of focus, reasoning rationally and even having a decorum behavior. Researchers notes that temper is on the rise among children and adolescent individuals and as such it is becoming a major problem (Schimmel and Jacobs, 2011).Anger at time becomes chronic that one destroys things… Continue Reading...

Adam Smith Capitalism Ethics and Business

unethical behavior or at least to facilitate thee tendency to abnegate personal responsibility and accountability. The conflict between personal ethics and organizational behavior is borne out in the research by Cojuhuarenco, Shteynberg, Gelfland, et al. (2012). Cojuhuarenco, Shteynberg, Gelfland, et al. (2012) also show how gender and self concept impact ethical decision making as much as the normative ethical culture in the organization. An abundance of research reveals the detrimental effects of unethical behavior in organizations (Askew, Beisler & Keel, 2015). Given the deleterious effects of unethical behavior at the micro-level within organizations, as well as at the macro-level… Continue Reading...

Christianity and Psychology Personal Theory

The queries that come from the sectors in which the two conflict need extra emphasis. There is need to get a hold of what psychologists assume, inclusive of their metaphysical and physical assumptions and coming up with ideas about how we can envision psychology with the same data bearing different interpretations which are consistent with the understanding of Christians (p. 20) The given comment bears the same similarities to the philosophical arguments that I have and have presented them at the University of the Southern Caribbean during the fourth Mind of Christ Conference (Santrac 2011). Classical Greek Dualism Relating to… Continue Reading...

Recent Immigration in the United States

American culture to see Economic success. It means that their dominant way of thinking should not be in conflict with the cultural practices that make the American economic wheel go round. For instance, households that have two or more incomes have more opportunity for upward mobility than households that have only one income. Therefore, a community that puts great emphasis on the man being the breadwinner and the wife being a stay-at-home mother may lag behind if they follow through with that culture on migrating to America. The United States remains a free country and people enjoy the free will… Continue Reading...