Politics Essays


Are Labor Unions Good or Bad

one example, many people decry the fact that there is too much money in politics and the common targets of that argument are the rich and corporations. However, the fact that unions can and do the same thing combined with the fact that they give the political action part of the union dues they collect almost entirely (north of 90%) to one party is unseemly even if the perception exists that the party in question is more loyal to workers. Indeed, if it should be about individuals and not groups, that should be true across the board (Levy, 2015).… Continue Reading...

Political Structures in the Sui, Tang, and Song Dynasties

the Emperors to focus on internal advances in the succeeding years, until 1127 C.E. In terms of governance and politics, Song rulers introduced army general rotation, relocated nobles to Kaifeng (the empire's new capital), created the Chinese scholar gentry from its well-educated elites; and consolidated, strengthened and standardized Confucian civil service using an extremely rigorous examination in which only 1% of candidates qualified as officials (Ahmed, 2015). The Song rulers' era, characterized by a brilliant culture and a flourishing economy, was deemed to be another 'golden age' of China. Productive agricultural technology was upgraded, promoting food output. In the… Continue Reading...

Democratization Of the Bahamas

Firstly, political parties denote the fact that there is a freedom of choice for involvement in politics in the Bahamas. If there were simply one political party such a statement would not not apply to this country. However, there are myriad political parties in this part of the world although, as is oftentimes the case, there some are more influential than the others. The two most consistently powerful political parties on the island include the Progressive Liberal Party and the Free National Movement. As is typically the case with political parties, there is a definite partisan slant towards the… Continue Reading...

Australian Curriculum

the West (along with the United States and much of Europe) when it comes to global politics and whether the educational priorities and structures in Australia reflect all of this in the proper way. There are some that assert that the Western civilization facets and ideals that are undeniable are not properly or fully represented when it comes to education in Australia. There are others that say that these concerns are "ill-founded" and that the Australian Curriculum is bereft with items and topics that are clearly representative of Western civilization as it exists in a modern context. Regardless, any… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Critical Criminology

10% of the assets they owed because they succeeded to hide most of them. How politics Interplay in The Conflict Theory. Intra state armed conflict is said to have increased since the onset of WWII. It increased further when the cold war ended even as many expected a peace bonus. The localized wars were initiated by armed groups that are organized by people who held grievances against their own governments or against other organized armed groups within the same states with guerilla war tactics. They employed such methods as taking hostages, bombings and vanquishing populations from their settlements. In these… Continue Reading...

Is Globalization a Good Thing

Globalization & Mexico Much has been made of the fact that world has gotten much smaller due to globalization. There has also been an associated shift in regardless to where products for sales in retail stores around the world, the West in particular, are made. Indeed, many of the items that were previously made in the United States are now made in Latin America and Asia with Mexico in particular being one of the ubiquitous countries that are involved. When it comes to globalization, many are prone to point out the positive outcomes and attributes that are developing. However, neither… Continue Reading...

Differences Between Capitalism and Socialism

¶ … politics There have been three main systems of government that have persisted from the beginning of the 20th century through the present. Of course, those three methods would be communism, socialism and capitalism. This report will address a number of pertinent questions when it comes to this topic. Answers will include why some systems are pilloried, why some systems are seen as superior and how both of these lead to the ebb and flow of how governments are structured and react given… Continue Reading...

Sophia Tannis

the level of trust between them. The case study encompasses key issues that include change management, cross-cultural management, politics within the organization and the tangles of women in leadership (Blanchard, 2013). Leadership Style The style of leadership implemented by Tannis is transformational leadership style. In delineation, transformational leadership is a style of leadership that encompasses the leader or manager working in tandem with followers or the subordinates to ascertain required change, generate a vision to guide and direct the change by means of motivation, and implementing the change in partnership with devoted members of a group. Basically, through this… Continue Reading...

Enlightenment

of Western philosophy. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2004. Print. Gray, John. Enlightenment's wake: politics and culture of the modern age. New York: Routledge, 1995. Print Horkheimer, Max and Theodor W. Adorno. Dialectic of Enlightenment, trans John Cumming. London: Verso, 1997. Print. MacIntyre, Alasdair. After virtue: a study in moral theory. 3rd ed. London: Bloomsbury, 2007. Print. Rasmussen, Dennis C. Contemporary political theory as an anti-Enlightenment project. Brown University, n.d. Web. 9 September 2016. Continue Reading...

Facets Of Global Leaders

manifestation of these growing pains is seen when it comes to politics. While the aforementioned gender issues are a huge part of what is seen in politics, the latter deserves its own mention as there are many factors in the proverbial mix of what drives political actions and measures and why. Just as one example, the larger and richer countries tend to use their size and power to dominate the global technological and trade paradigm. While this makes a lot of sense and not a lot of people can honestly blame these behemoths from wielding their power, it does… Continue Reading...

Transference and Countertransference

boundaries and distance. Whether it be past experiences, feelings about religion, feelings about politics or other such things, these professionals have to be mindful of how they react and how they care for their patients. The mental health game is not a playing field for people that cannot or will not control their responses to such stimuli. References Hughes, P. & Kerr, I. (2000). Transference and countertransference in communication between doctor and patient. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 6(1), 57-64. Retrieved from http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/6/1/57.full#SEC7 Continue Reading...

Sacagawea Discovery Of American Territories

contribution will make people understand that the under-represented group can have a say in the American politics and economic development. Before the contribution of Sacagawea to the expedition, the native American was not considered, however, the contribution of Sacagawea earned the native American a new respect making many people believing that native Americans could have an immense contribution to the American development.   Conclusion The essay explores the legacy of Sacagawea whose contribution is still being earmarked in the American history. Sacagawea was the first woman who had assisted the explorers in discovering a vast mass of land that… Continue Reading...

Byzantine Art from the Middle Ages

the stylized woodwork all indicated in elaborate and grand ways the glory of God. Yet, as art, religion, society, politics and travel began to increase and grow at this time, the mendicant orders appeared like a salve -- a reminder of the need for Christian society to be humble, to be charitable, to be Christ-like and simple. The new style and format for art that emerged during the 1200s and 1300s were infused with the teachings and ideas of the mendicant orders, which swept the continent as a result of their bold simplicity and greatness of spirit. This paper… Continue Reading...

Covidien Incontinence Briefs

of the high-level aims of this proposed study and many others like it. Some people have their biases and politics and ideology are not always good things when it comes to subjects like this. However, that does not mean that the scholarly community should not try its best. References Forbat, L. (2004). Listening to caregivers talking about the subjects of continence and toileting. Nursing Times, 100(2), 46-49. Harrington, C., Schnelle, J. F., Mcgregor, M., & Simmons, S. F. (2016). The need for higher minimum staffing standards in U.S. nursing homes. Health Services Insights, 913-19. doi:10.4137/HSI.S38994 Ishrak, O., & Lee,… Continue Reading...

Role Of Women in Developing Culture in Nigeria

(Attoe, 2002). Yet another area wherein women of pre-colonial Nigeria had a central part to play was politics. This was an age wherein division of labor and the African societal system were in place. Nigerian women as women chiefs took part in governance and politics; they also achieved this by means of age grades and first daughter authority. Colonialism, however, suppressed and destroyed these age-old local institutions, replacing them with the 'alien' institutions of formal education, religion, etc. Women of most ethnic communities in the nation, especially the Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa, featured prominently in local and national politics, holding… Continue Reading...

Reproduction in the New Age

legal authorities in a woman's pregnancy? Who should determine when it is justified or necessary http://www.nola.com/ politics/index.ssf/2015/05/pregnant_women_drugs_louisiana.html There are some states that are now entering bills into their legislature that allow for the prosecution of women for the care of their body during pregnancy. For example, Long's bill proposed authorizing prosecution under homicide and battery statues of pregnant women or mothers whose babies had been killed, disabled or born addicted in Louisiana as a result of the mothers' illegal drug use while pregnant. There is already similar legislation in TN and at least one woman has already been prosecuted. Apparently… Continue Reading...

Recycling Research Proposal

Waste Recycling and Disposal (No. Publication No. 905Q13001). Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-09/documents/region_5_state_measurerment.pdf Gandy, M. (2014). Recycling and the politics of Urban Waste. Abingdon: Routledge. Purser, R., Park, C., & Montuori, A. (1995). Limits to anthropocentrism; toward an ecocentric organization paradigm. Academy of Management Review, 20(4), 1053 -- 1090. Recycling Consortium. (2016). Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Recycling Explained. Retrieved from http://www.recyclingconsortium.org.uk/primary/ Sarmaniotis, C., & Tilikidou, I. (2000). Consumer Attitudes towards Recycling: Construction of a Reliable and Valid Multi-item Measure. MEDIT, 2(1), 48 -- 51. Statista. (2016a). Percentage of U.S. municipal solid waste recovered for recycling from 1960 to 2013. Retrieved from https://www.statista.com/statistics/193928/percentage-of-us-municipal-solid-waste-recycled-since-1960/… Continue Reading...

Gender and Sexuality

women should be reduced by working on both gender's vulnerabilities and exposures to various health issues. Third, the gendered politics surrounding healthcare should be transformed. Fourth, action should be taken to improve evidence-based practice and policies so gender inequality is addressed in a systematic way. Fifth, organizations should be made more effective and made to mainstream gender equity and so empower both men and women. Lastly, women organizations that are working to reduce gender inequality should be given support (Sen & Ostlin). Gender and Sexuality in the Education Setting Gender has an influence on the way we grow, think,… Continue Reading...

How Shopping Mall Have Gone International

Davila makes in chapter two of El Mall: The Spatial and Class politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America is that Latin American professionals are looking to ICSC for guidance on education and training in the shopping mall sector. Yet, the naive assumption that is being made is that Latin Americans and North Americans operate and manage exclusively -- i.e., in different ways that are not really interrelated. What Davila shows is that instructors are not attuned to the facts that scholars have uncovered -- namely that "the intimate and the economic and business realms are never mutually exclusive… Continue Reading...

Shopping Malls in Latin America

El Mall: The Spatial and Class politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America This paper delineates a summary and discussion of what the author points out in chapter two and three of the book. The main argument made by the author in chapter two is how the retail world is experiencing globalization and how shopping mall professionals are on the rise. The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) in the past ten years or so has slowly been backed with substance. The international motivation and incentive was perceptible in the… Continue Reading...

Why Shelters Have More Female Volunteers

the leather industries. On the other hand, animal rescue volunteerism can distance itself from politics, by focusing narrowly on the interests of rescuing animals from cruel and abusive situations or promoting community spay and neutering programs. If animal shelters want to recruit more volunteers from both genders, it might be important to examine the political motivations of existing volunteers and match those motivations to shelter mission statements. There are few Americans who would not support animal rescue work, and yet the "disproportionately female" world of animal rescue volunteerism suggests that an insufficient number of men are motivated to provide… Continue Reading...

Leadership and Communication Issues at Work

breakdowns in communication among the topic areas of internal politics, decisions making and leadership. Specifically, I asked: How do communication breakdowns in these areas influence the manager's ability to function effectively in the job. Regarding breakdowns in communication pertaining to internal politics, he responded: Internal politics is inevitable at any workplace, regardless of the culture. People will try to jockey for position, will try to curry favor, will be upset about some policy, or will want a co-worker or boss to be either rewarded or censored for various reasons. When two individuals cannot find a common ground or fail… Continue Reading...

The Things They Carried by Tim O’brien

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 American soldiers. "The Things They Carried" is popularly seen as one of the best written books on American life after the sufferings of the war (M. Heberle). However, what exactly makes the Vietnam War distinct compared to other wars which America fought in? What brought about an American victory in the Vietnam War? Was the enemy not as equipped and strong as the American military? In his story, O'Brien makes a… Continue Reading...

Difference Between Shinto and Buddhism

imperial funding over the centuries and has therefore become a signifier of the way politics and religion become entwined in all cultures. In Ikuta Jinja's case, the main gateway is actually comprised of several smaller gateways, which make up the whole. The stacked gateways grow wider at the top. The top-heavy feature is common in Shinto tori design, although many tori are simple wooden structures lacking the type of adornment seen here. This tori appears as if it blossomed out of the ground, its bottom thinner part like the stem of a flower, the umbrella-like top enveloping the layers… Continue Reading...

Islam Developing Trade Routes in Africa and Asia

Christianity. However, they disestablished the religion; from then Christian liturgy and life, its theology, endowments and politics, would be conducted privately. Ironically enough, Islam downgraded the position of Christian people to the same level to which they (Christians) had previously put the Jews, the only distinction being; the degradation of Christians' position was only judicial; there was no blood lust or systematic persecution, though in exclusion of sometimes and places, untainted by frustrating behavior (Esposito 40-45). Works Cited Ahmed, Nazeer. Islam in Africa. History of Islam, 22 Dec. 2009. Web. 23 Nov. 2016. DeBrouse, Rachael. How did trade help… Continue Reading...

Story Of Anyi Wang and Granny

are clearly influenced by the progression of time and politics in China and beyond. She has been hailed as a hero and a scholar by some but has been vilified by others. Even so, her story is intriguing and so is the material that she has written. Her stories include an eclectic array and they are worth of review in terms of the historical and literary context that exists around them. First, there will be a story told about Anyi Wang and her history and then there will be an extensive review of Granny in particular. The thesis and… Continue Reading...

Marx, Weber, Bourdieu, and Gramsci

Prison Notebooks. He poses the framework in these questions: In what sense can one identify politics with history, and hence all of life with politics? How then could the whole system of super-structures be understood as distinctions within politics...?" (137). For Gramsci, the means of power are political and the special social group that acquires power is the group with the most relevant political message. Pierre Bourdieu locates cultural power in education -- the arts, philosophy, literature, specifically: the arts have the power to inform and to segregate at an intellectual level; thus, the arts are where cultural power… Continue Reading...

Whigs Democrats and the Second Party System

parties in the United States, a two-party system in the "second party system" era of American politics. In many ways, the second party system's factions closely resembled those of the first party system's. The first party system had the Federalists pitted against the anti-Federalists. Now, the Whigs were akin to the Federalists in that they derived their constituent base from a wealthier and more well-educated and more urban cohort in New England, and tended to favor a stronger centralized government versus their Democrat counterparts. On the contrary, Jackson's Democrats resembled Jefferson's anti-federalists, or Old Republicans who valued states' rights… Continue Reading...

Drone Strikes and Politics in Movies

be beneficial for the Americans but not for domestic politics in those countries. After all, the residents of countries like Pakistan and Yemen are fed up with being under unilateral surveillance. Somalia, on the other hand, has no real government and therefore offers fewer impediments to using drones and disrupting the lives of residents (Miller). Governments working with the United States to allow drones genuinely want and need the foreign intervention given the proliferation of terrorism and what it does for instability, and yet those governments remain under pressure from their citizens. Drones symbolize the new nature of asymmetrical… Continue Reading...

Rise Of Feminism and Women Rights During the Ww1

U.S. AFTER 1865 DYNAMICS OF GENDER politics IN THE 1910S AND 1920S In the period during World War 1, the place of the women was in chemical plants, steel foundries, and munitions factories as a way of serving their country. After the creation of the Army Corps of Nurses, many women went abroad as nurses, and this gave them strong moral arguments for their voting rights. Women tactics and immoral way of treatment forced the Congress to act on the issue, and it was on August 26, 1920, that… Continue Reading...

Killing Consensus About Sao Paolo and Violence

the issue. The ramifications are felt even at the upper level of politics. The author writes an Op-Ed piece for the New York Times, something that subverts the unspoken commitment to silence that exists within Sao Paolo; it takes an outsider to see the situation honestly from all sides. Police, whether the "beat" cops who are Military and relatively low social status, but know the ins and outs of the streets, or the Detectives, the political police, are bound by social codes that prevent speaking out, making any public or political statements, partly because both sides are dangerous. It… Continue Reading...

African Slave Trade

resultant change in the meaning of racism and race. African nations didn't exactly separate politics from religion, and kings' conversion had mixed motives: sincerity and efficiency were compatible, in both age-old African religions and the Iberian Catholic Church. In the area of sex and business, African kings contributed significantly to forming and strengthening relationships with European colonialists, and were usually led to believe they were enjoying the better part of the bargain. Northrup has concentrated on particular areas like textiles, metals, guns, politics, inland trade, spirits and tobacco in Sierra Leone; slavery only served to form new African identities. (Northrup,… Continue Reading...

Cross Cultural Impact Of China on Vietnam Today

knowledge of the classics gave them leverage in international classics-dominated court politics" (p. 117). Furthermore, because there were far fewer visits to China by Vietnam military authorities than political envoys, the influence of Chinese books was more pronounced on Vietnamese governmental institutions than it was on its military hierarchy. Despite the efforts on the part of Vietnam scholars to promote an idealized Sino-Vietnamese "community of administrative practices," Vietnamese leaders were more interested in empirical observations about the Chinese imperial court. The reports from Nguyen envoys, for example, were known as the "Daily Chronicles of the Progress of the Embassy"… Continue Reading...

Miscarriage Of Justice, Race, and Poor Testimony

Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory, and Antiracist politics. University of Chicago Legal Forum article. Article 8, Volume 1989, Issue 1. University Press. Fricker, Miranda. Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. Internet resource. Fricker, Miranda. Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Print. Kukla, Rebecca, and Mark N. Lance. 'Yo!' and 'Lo!' The Pragmatic Topography of the Space of Reasons. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2009. Print. Witt, Charlotte. Feminist Metaphysics: Explorations in the Ontology of Sex, Gender, and Identity. Dordrecht: Springer,… Continue Reading...

Book Review Of Bethany Moreton’s “to Serve God and Walmart

the nation's recent history. Thus, the book may prove beneficial in various disciplines, including politics, women's studies and economics. The author has adopted rare daring and balance when traversing the Sun Belt setting of white evangelicalism and free entrepreneurialism. She successfully and admirably treads the delicate line of analytical understanding, taking care never to reveal any contempt towards those faithful to the firm, whilst also not allowing any contradictions (especially the ambiguous talk regarding free state) to go unexplained. It is expected that readers will, in the end, feel outraged after becoming aware of the retailer's injustices in the… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt School and Political Science on Totalitarianism

Authoritarianism vs. Democratic Leadership: Why People Choose Because politics is a social expression, it is natural for philosophers and political scientists to examine the sociology of a group of people regarding their choices of leaders whom they choose to support. In terms of choosing to support a democratic or non-democratic leader, the Frankfurt School of philosophers (Arendt, Adorno, Fromm, Nevitt et al.) show that society can be manipulated into choosing as the powerful elite, who control the media and the manner in which the public masses think, prefer them… Continue Reading...

Personal Statement for Law School

and the impact these factors had on governance, legal systems, politics, crime and justice. I slowly came to realize that my family had not threatened me because of hate or ill-will, but because of fear and unfamiliarity. This realization was extremely empowering. I realized that my absence and refusal to speak to them was only mirroring their hostility and would only reinforce the fear and prejudice they held. I missed them dearly. I felt guilty because at the time I left, I did not care about what they went through. I eventually reached out to them but I am… Continue Reading...

Aristotle and the Canadian Political System

Aristotle politics Justin Trudeau's election as Canadian Prime Minister represented a generational change in the country's politics. While there was a general belief that he was not ready to be Prime Minister, Trudeau used political skill and craftsmanship during the long election campaigns to defeat experience politicians. His election not only represents a generational change in Canadian politics but also has significant impacts on governance. In a recent phone call, he has indicated that he wants to re-establish the country with a new political system. This is influenced… Continue Reading...

Death and Faith from Existentialist Point Of View

has been a psychologist?"). There is no relevance for Heidegger in the fields of ethics, logic, traditional sciences or politics. Instead, he was concerned about the metaphysics, and specifically, that involves questions in ontology. From every possible angle, it looks like these questions are connected to mental and intellectual knowledge of existence that is a subject of mind (known as the psyche). Also, his feelings of anxiety, death, being and fear are psychology-based and work in an interpretive manner without using the modern elements such as scientific methods and its experimentations. This is an important interpretation aspect that is… Continue Reading...

Terrorism in Nigeria and Boko Haram

offered disenfranchised communities a cohesive, albeit misguided message of self-empowerment. Far from condoning the violent and tactics and extremist politics of Boko Haram, conflict theory leads to viable solutions to the problem. It is hypothesized that the only real and sustainable way of solving the problem of Boko Haram is to address the root causes, the circumstances that gave rise to support for the group and which entrench the group in Nigeria and across several of its borders as well. The conflict theory approach also includes reference to post-colonial discourse and identity construction. Deprivation theory can also be used to… Continue Reading...

Education Autobiography on Drugs

to severe dependence and addiction. Works Cited Blackman, Shane J. Chilling Out: The Cultural politics of Substance Consumption, Youth and Drug Policy. Open UP, 2004. Lee, Samuel, and Richard Moreau. Cirrhosis: A Practical Guide to Management. John Wiley et Sons Inc., 2015. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation: A Practical Planning and Implementation Guide. United Nations, 2003. Continue Reading...

Better Relationship with Russia a New U.s. Policy

a New Century." Cryptome.org. 2000. Web. 13 Dec 2016. Etzioni, A. "The Democratization Mirage." Survival: Global politics and Strategy, vol. 57, no. 4 (2015): 139-156. Scott, Peter Dale. The Road to 9/11. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. Print. Stone, Oliver; Kuznick, Peter. The Untold History of the United States. NY: Gallery Books, 2012. Print. Continue Reading...

Social Shift from Religion to Spirituality

including growing religious skepticism, the 90's blend of religion and politics, and demographic movements (Hout and Claude 165). No religious preference might be on the rise because of demographic transformations. Religion goes along the traditional family lifecycle. Individuals often get disconnected from their organized religion at the time of leaving the home they were raised in and end up reattaching themselves to religion when they contemplate starting their own family. Present-day individuals' protracted education and late family formation might have a role to play in the growing non-preference statistics witnessed nationwide. Youngsters will more likely have experienced a less-religious… Continue Reading...

Oath Horatii

along popular support from the public. David often sympathized with the republican politics but his paintings often expressed an inclination to gaining more profit and protection (Benson, 2013). The Significance of Neo-Classical Art Neo-classical art embraced values of harmony and societal balance. Of course such balance was often delicate. The tradition and culture was based on the logic and reason of the Antiquity considerations. It provides the necessary background information that makes it possible to understand the piece. The painting has a significant basis on architectural aspects of ancient time. The Oath of Horatii achieves a sense of harmony… Continue Reading...

Businesses Run by Women

years. It was not until recently that world has witnessed women leaders in business, politics and other male-dominated areas. With no real basis to draw upon, women entrepreneurs must use already available information and then merge this data with knowledge of the differences they experience and witness daily. Lewis explains this merging of information in a 2013 article on entrepreneurial identity. Drawing on Charme's notion of existential authenticity, which places an emphasis on the cultural, historical, political, economic and physical limits to being 'true to oneself', the article shows how the situated nature of women's search for an authentically… Continue Reading...

Contemporary Art 21st Century Asia

critical component of social justice and communications. The work of Ai Weiwei reflects the fusion of art with politics at critical junctures. In Japan and Korea, political statements were less concerned about protests against governmental institutions and more about gender and oppression in general. Throughout the 20th century, Korean art aimed to celebrate the history and uniqueness of Korean culture. Japanese 21st century art represents a radical shift in aesthetics and artistic ideology. The whimsical work by Takashi Murakami epitomizes the 21st century Japanese zeitgeist. With postmodernist flair and meta-criticism of popular culture, Takashi Murakami incorporates some of the… Continue Reading...

Pacific Island and Aboriginal Art 1980

communities. There remains tremendous diversity in the social structures and politics of the different islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia but there do remain commonalities in the role art plays in these disparate regions. As Kjellgren (2007) points out, "oceanic sculpture and painting have emerged from not one but hundreds of separate religions, each with its own distinctive aesthetics, iconography, and supernatural beings," (Kjellgren, 2007, p. 6). For example, tattoo is more localized to the Polynesian triangle but throughout the Pacific region, the human body became a preferred medium to render artistic forms and cosmological patterns. This is evident… Continue Reading...

Muslim Americans and the Impact Of September 11th

portion of American society.[footnoteRef:6] Yet they have become the extreme focus of American rhetoric, politics, security forces, and ideologues. One of the reasons for this is the oversimplification of 9/11 and the factors that both led to and arose from it. Instead of focusing on the geopolitical variables that led to and arose from 9/11, the mainstream media in America whipped up anti-Islam furor -- showing clips of celebrating Muslims in the wake of 9/11 that were entirely unrelated to what was going on in America and waging a PR war against leaders like Hussein in Iraq and Assad… Continue Reading...

Failing the Bechdel Test

Routledge, 1990. Coates, Ta-Nehisi. "A Letter to My Son," The Atlantic, July 4, 2015. http://www.theatlantic.com/ politics/archive/2015/07/tanehisi-coates-between-the-world-and-me/397619/ Fausto-Sterling, Anne. "The Five Sexes: Why Male and Female Are Not Enough." The Sciences. 20-24. 1993. Foucault, Michael. Discipline and Punishment: The Birth of the Prison. New York: Vintage Books. 1975. End Notes 1. Ta-Nehisi Coates, "A Letter to My Son," The Atlantic, July 4, 2015. 2. Anne Fausto-Sterling, "The Five Sexes: Why Male and Female Are Not Enough," The Sciences, 1993. 20 3. Judith Butler, "Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire" in Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. New York, N.Y: Routledge, 1990. 79. 4.… Continue Reading...

How Confucianism Impacted China

helped to ensure that such would not happen again by promoting Confucianism in schools and in politics. It thus became the official policy of China during this dynasty: Confucianism was the guiding principle that all Chinese would be expected to follow. This policy would last for many centuries -- right into the modern era in fact, where it would finally be displaced by the new thinking of the new leaders of the 20th century and the Cultural Revolution that followed (Adshead 278). The Han dynasty was a triumphant time for China: the people were prosperous and security was strong.… Continue Reading...

Nigeria Boko Haram and African Terrorism

a specifically Nigerian brand of Islamic fundamentalism was competing with secular Nigerian institutions. Economic disenfranchisement, "party politics and politics of anxiety," and desperate politicians have fomented the anti-government sentiments among northern Nigerians, and Islamic leaders have remained relatively "ambivalent" to the group (p. 1). This article is helpful for understanding Boko Haram within the context of Nigerian political, social, and economic institutions. Blanchard, L.P. (2014). Nigeria's Boko Haram: Frequently Asked Questions. Current politics and Economics of Africa7(2) (2014): 143-172. Blanchard (2014) discusses Boko Haram from the perspective of American foreign policy and counterterrorism. The author points out how the… Continue Reading...

Facets Of a Good Leader

is a little too gun-shy about stepping in and taking control of the situation (Northouse, 2014). Power, Interactions, Motivation & politics This realm of leadership is something that confuses and vexes the author of this report at times. Indeed, there seem to be too many situations and dynamics that are driven by selfishness, power plays, motivations that are off-based and power. Even so, office and leadership politic is a real thing and must be dealt with all leaders. Northouse notes that talk about politics is not unheard of (although dicey nowadays) and many strong leaders are themselves politicians. The author… Continue Reading...

Platos Myth Of the Cave and Technology Today

through which the masses access information about what is happening around them -- politics, business, society, culture, weather, sports, and so forth. Nonetheless, the media tends to hold the masses in chains or darkness. Indeed, the media is an ideal puppeteer -- it manipulates and controls how the masses perceive reality, often in an attempt to achieve political or economic objectives (The Impious Digest). It censors information, pushes self-centred agendas, and portrays the lives of celebrities as the ideal life. In essence, the media blocks the truth from those outside the cave. Once freed from the cave, the masses… Continue Reading...

English Protestant Clergy in Literature

a pivotal role in world history by taking power on the seas and in politics. Questions of science and philosophy were deemed to be of a highly important order and learned men were often expounding upon them. To be able to talk at length was to show one's awareness, intellect, and education. As both Yorick and Primrose describe their own tales, they follow in this vein of Enlightenment: they give a great deal of time to their own thoughts and actions, setting themselves up for scrutiny while attempting to maintain a degree of simplicity and respect for intelligent discourse.… Continue Reading...

Poverty in the Proper Perspective

that while the United States has a lot of problems with inequality, politics and so forth, those problems are all much larger and much more protracted in Mexico. The trip I took was a team of kids my age and our mission was to build an addition onto a house so that a man's grandparents could live with him and his wife and kids. When I say "house", I by no means refer to a house along the lines of what an American would expect, or even demand. Instead, I'm talking about a rather crude stucco shack with a… Continue Reading...

19th Amendment

introduced a novel political approach/activity for females, namely pressure group politics. However, this narrow analysis may largely be regarded as a simple, though valuable, history of the NAWSA, relating organizational activities and achievements between 1890 and 1920. A graduate in history from the Louisiana State University, the author joins the crowd of female authors who wrote on the subject of female suffrage (e.g., After Suffrage by Kristi Andersen, LJ 8/15/96, and One Woman, One Vote by Marjorie Wheeler, LJ 11/1/95). Just like other historians, the author attempts at explaining the female movement's apparent fragmentation during the 1920s. However, as… Continue Reading...

Unfair Treatment Of People with Privilege

and the privileges it brought. Many of those I went to school with had powerful parents. Some were politics and others work within legal field. However, those people were less affluent of my peer group. Many worked in areas such as finance and commerce. However, it is important to note that many of those people that work are doing so by choice and because of personal drive rather than out of necessity. The over-privilege I refer to also means I can look after my family and friends without concern for the cost. Even with all of those upsides and… Continue Reading...

Culture Leadership and Organizations

M. (2014). Designing a learning network organization. Management (1820-0222), (73), 17-24. doi:10.7595/management.fon.2014.0029 Pettigrew, A. M. (2014). The politics of organizational decision-making. Routledge. Prewitt, J., Weil, R., & McClure, A. (2011). Developing leadership in global and multi-cultural organizations. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 2(13). Trade Arabia. (2013). Innovation tops gains from inclusive leadership. Retrieved from: http://www.tradearabia.com/news/REAL_232949.html Denison, D. R., Adkins, B., & Guidroz, A. M. (2011). Managing cultural integration in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Advances in global leadership, 6, 95-115. Continue Reading...

How Democracy Leads to Tyranny

who have allowed them to have their "career" in politics: a federal congressman is paid well above the middle class average, after all). Meanwhile, the middle class man is obliged to obey the laws, regulations, tax code, TSA orders at airports, and so on that the ruling establishment passes on his behalf. The little bit of liberty that he is allowed is specifically in the realm of the sensual: he can choose where to eat, what to smoke, whom to pursue for sexual intercourse. Even the realm of the intellectual is limited to him: he may not discuss certain… Continue Reading...

Over Privileged Child

I went to school with have powerful parents, some in politics and law, but these are the less affluent of my peer group. Many work in areas such as finance and commerce. However, it is important to note that whole I refer to work, these people have a choice, so working it a desire and a drive rather than a necessity. The over privilege also means I can look after my family and friends without concern for the cost. While these have many advantages, it has also come with a number of disadvantages. As my parents have used their… Continue Reading...

Addressing the Budget Deficit Problem

the Great Recession. Governance, 28(2): 167-183. Berry, C. (2015). Deficit reduction and budget irresponsibility. Austerity politics and Economic Policy: 69-85. Binder, S. (2015). The dysfunctional Congress. Annual Review of Political Science, 18: 1-499. Burton, M. (2016). Deficit-reduction in the USA. The politics of Austerity: 119-133. Lynch, M. S. (2011). Statutory budget controls in effect between 1985 and 2002. Congressional Research Service Report for Congress. Retrieved from https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41901.pdf Continue Reading...

How Hong Kong Responds to Fitness Clubs

-- touched by everything from fashion to food to politics to lifestyle to body image (Tavel, 2013). As Adab and Macfarlane (1998) showed in their late 20th century study on exercise and health in Hong Kong, "in Hong Kong, 59% of all adults lead a fairly sedentary lifestyle and only one in three exercise at levels that are thought to offer significant health benefits" (p. 389). In other words, heading into the 21st century, Hong Kong was well behind the West in terms of orientation towards fitness as a substantial industry (reflected in actual physical activity). Nonetheless, Hong Kong… Continue Reading...

Constructivism Theory in International Politics

and historically constructed rather focusing entirely on the features of the world politics. Onuf, (2012) contributes to the concept constructivism by revealing that power politics is typically socially constructed, which has been transformed into human practice. Since the 1990s, the theory of constructivism has become a major school of thought leading to a vibrant scholarly discussion among liberals, realists, constructivist and institutionalists. The primary argument of constructivism is its primary contrasts position with the assumption of neoliberalism and neorealism. According to Wendt, (1992), the basic argument of constructivism is its share ideas rather than the material forces, which determine… Continue Reading...

Importance Of Gender in International Relations

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.  The first part shows that gender relations are crucial in international law and politics.  The second part shows that incorporating both genders in IR discourse helps in establishing fair social policies and inclusive peace strategies.  The third part will demonstrate that gender plays a major role in formulating policy agenda in international relations.  The paper concludes that gender is important in IR… Continue Reading...

Globalisation and Business Cultures and Practices

increasingly become interconnected in terms of economic activities, communication, technology, social aspects, as well as politics. Indeed, the once diversified and distanced world has converged into a small global village because of globalisation. Globalisation has led to the interdependence of not only politics and economic activities, but also culture (Grewal, 2008). Cultural convergence is now a widely-recognised phenomenon (Cojocaru, 2011). Owing to increased contact amongst people from diverse cultural backgrounds, cultural practices have become ever more similar, consequently resulting in the convergence of business cultures and practices. Organisations now experience lesser cultural difficulties when doing business across cultures. As… Continue Reading...

Why 2017 May Be a Good Time to Buy Gold

Dave Collum's (2016) Annual Year in Review posted at Peak Prosperity and Zero Hedge one week ago gives a lengthy rundown on the year's social, political and economic events, with the core focus of the report going to what will happen in 2017 with the price of equities, precious metals (PMs), and bonds. Collum provides analysis on investing, the U.S. economy, banks, geopolitics and much more in order to justify why he is currently at nearly 60% cash (with expectations of a substantial market correction -- or "mean regression" as he puts it -- to the downside, Collum wants to… Continue Reading...

Role Of Inclusive Leadership in Strengthening Organizational Culture

approach, inclusive professionals and managers must comprehend the culture, economics, applicable rules and politics in their places of operation; all this highlights the crucial need for cultural competence. Further, they must assume characteristics and traits that foster inclusivity. On a broader level, they must give more emphasis to developing a global outlook or international view, focusing less on exporting approaches that might be effective in a particular place but unsuccessful or unsuitable in others. Establishing an international movement necessitates interactions and experiences with foreign nationals, by leaving one's comfort zone. References Caligiuri, P., & Tarique, I. (2012). Dynamic cross-cultural… Continue Reading...

Justice Ethics and Political Philosophy Rawls

and truth, not necessarily intended to reach a moral or ethical outcome. It just so happens that ethics and politics are branches of philosophical thought and are subsequently informed by philosophical theories and traditions. Rawls endeavors to distinguish between justice and morality mainly because morality has been tainted overly much by religion. Democracy purposely distances itself from religion to create an ethical framework based on social justice and the ideal of impartiality or equality. Fundamental human rights are the prime example of the discourse of universal justice as the core moral objective of any political philosophy. Impartiality in the… Continue Reading...

Hollywood and the Red Menace the Hollywood Ten

to obtain the Oval Office just indicates the nature of the relationship between business and politics in the modern era. It was a quid-pro-quo arrangement -- a you-scratch-my-back-I'll-scratch-yours type of situation. In the post-War era, Communism was the new boogeyman used by the Imperialists to exert their influence around the world (Nazism allowed the Allies to destroy the German infrastructure and rebuild it as they saw fit). Hollywood was an enormous propaganda machine for the government both throughout the war and after. Flushing out a few "reds" from the system was not a matter of morals or ethics --… Continue Reading...

Religion in Ancient Greece

permeated virtually every aspect of Greeks' life -- from politics and culture to family, morals, agriculture, festivals, games, as well as beliefs about nature and the origin of life (Carr). The Greeks strongly believed that there were invisible, all-powerful gods and goddesses that controlled every occurrence. As a society, therefore, it was important to maintain a good relationship with the gods through prayer, sacrifice, and leading a good (morally upright) life. The prayers and sacrifices were made in sacred sites and temples where the gods were erected in their personified forms (Cartwright). Gods were also believed to reside in… Continue Reading...

Taming the Measurement Monster

attain full potential. Part of the aspect of applying the model for performance measurement is to consider the internal politics of the organization. Therefore, it will be necessary for the managers within the healthcare organization to comprehend the manner in which such political practices and procedures have an impact on the organizational change within its environs (de Lancer Julnes, 2008). You work in an Emergency Room in a local hospital. You have been asked to identify all of the possible outcomes that could potentially be measured. Include your list There are various possible outcomes that could potentially be measured… Continue Reading...

President Trump's First Day

day as president | Fox News. Retrieved February 14, 2017, from http://www.foxnews.com/ politics/2017/01/20/trump-outlines-new-vision-on-first-day-as-president.html (2017). PBS: Public Broadcasting Service. How did President Trump fare in his first day on the job? | PBS NewsHour. Retrieved February 14, 2017, from http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/president-trump-fare-first-day-job Shaw. (2017). Fox News - Breaking News Updates | Latest News Headlines | Photos & News Videos. Trump promises a packed 'Day One' agenda | Fox News. Retrieved February 14, 2017, from http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/13/trump-promises-packed-day-one-agenda.html Continue Reading...

Democracy and Pluralism

as neoliberalism which expresses the meaning and character of the subject, politics and society, should be comprehended as this expression and form facilitates its appropriation of other fairly more democratic reasons. The permeation of political culture, society and the state with market logic serves to successfully separate political culture and governance matters from political democracy. Take into consideration the following statement: with commercial servicing barriers like class becoming dramatically depoliticized, neoliberals' demand for an equal right of inequality has been newly legitimated, thus putting the official democratic obligation to egalitarianism on the back burner. Neoconservatives consider themselves the custodians… Continue Reading...

The Book Of Daniel and Apocalyptic Literature

apocalyptic writings and experiences that lay the groundwork for Christianity, but Daniel incorporates politics and religion in ways that create a "completely different genre" of scripture, according to Brueggeman (2003, p. 353). With visions and a sense of persecution, as well as the romanticizing of martyrdom, Daniel shows exactly how and why Christianity came to be. Daniel's visions "gather together historical memories and present awareness into a massive act of theological imagination whereby present time, present circumstance, and present generation are identified as a break point in human history," (Brueggeman, 2003, p. 353). Ultimately, the authors of Daniel offer… Continue Reading...

World History

by William McNeill, published in 1963, heralded a professional world history domain, broadly interpreting societies and politics. Concurrently, it is now possible to name numerous other 20th-century writers (e.g., Philip Curtin who penned world history monographs and Immanuel Wallerstein who conducted a worldwide examination of the early contemporary age), who performed sociological and historical analyses, thereby contributing significantly to the emergent world history discipline. The aforementioned researchers undertook the role of historians to put forward novel interpretations of ancient social and economic matters. A third 20th-century researcher, Alfred Crosby, heralded a scientific-cultural world history approach by applying scientific and… Continue Reading...

Comparison Of the Theme Of “granny” and “shame Amah”

literature. New York: Columbia U. Press, 2007. Print. Li, J.T.Y. politics of self-translation: Eileen Chang. Perspectives: Studies in Transtology, 14.2. (2006). 99-106. McLoed, J. Beginning Postcolonialism. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press. 2000.Print. Meng, Qiao, and Noritah Omar. "Resistance Against and Collusion with Colonialism: Eileen Chang's Writing and Translation of "Steamed Osmanthus Flower Ah Xiao's Unhappy Autumn." Pertanika J. Soc. Sci. & Hum 20.2 (2012): 563-76. Web. Shen, I. A Century of Chinese Exclusion Abroad. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press. 2006. Print Continue Reading...

Athenian Women, Politics, and Plays

development of Athenian culture and the development of Athenian democracy was intimate. Culture and politics flowed together in Athens, as the philosophers (from Socrates to Aristotle), the playwrights (from Aeschylus to Euripides) and the statesmen (from Solon to Pericles) all played fundamental roles in shaping how both culture and democracy developed. The playwrights showed the importance of worship and of civic duty (Aristophanes in particularly emphasized the duty that Athenians had in civic matters) and Solon and Pericles were instrumental in laying the groundwork for and building up Athens' political framework. Plato meanwhile served a pivotal role by writing… Continue Reading...

The Peloponnesian War

described in the book are early examples of power politics or real politik (Thucydides). Causes of the War Following the Athens-Corcyra pact of 433 BC and the siege over Potidaea, Corinth's position was in jeopardy. Further, while Sparta was anxious about Athens' growing might, it didn't wish for war. According to the Spartans, they could have peace if Athens would agree to withdraw measures against Megara, a Spartan ally. Pericles, the leader of Athens did not agree to this, as the two states had, at one time, reached an agreement that an arbitration approach would be utilized to settle… Continue Reading...

Should Entertainment Address Politics and or Social Issues

Argumentative Essay:  Should Entertainment Address politics and or Social Issues Entertainment refers to activities which provide diversion or give people enjoyment, amusement, laughter or fun. Entertainment can be provided by a third party or an individual can choose to create their own, as is the case with participating in a game or a hobby. Where entertainment is provided by a third party, the individual being entertained is a passive consumer. The diverse nature of entertainment and people's varied differences has led to the development of a big industry to cater to these needs.… Continue Reading...

Comparative Analysis Of Egoism or Altruism

Westermarck's Altruism: Charity Releasers, Moral Emotions, and the Welfare Ethic. politics and the Life Sciences, 27(2): 28-46. Williams, L. R., & Russell, S. T. (2013). Shared Social and Emotional Activities Within Adolescent Romantic and Non-Romantic Sexual Relationships. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42(4), 649-658. Continue Reading...

Multinational Companies

high-power distance society. Countries differ in terms of not only culture, but also politics and institutions. This is explained in institutional theory, which asserts that regulatory, normative, and cognitive aspects shape the behaviour and actions of entities within a given society (Noorderhaven and Harzing, 2003). For instance, the U.S., UK, and most Western nations value equality and democracy. This is reflected in the institutions and laws these countries have enacted. As an example, these countries have instituted policies aimed at promoting equality and diversity at the workplace. Such policies have significant implications for firms as they must make HRM decisions… Continue Reading...

Informal and Formal Powers Of the President

American politics The American President is said to be the most powerful man in the world, but it is also said that the President has limited influence over domestic policy. Even if the President is relatively weak in terms of domestic policy, he still has tremendous power, more than just about anyone else. This paper will analyze the different formal and informal ways in which the President exerts influence over domestic policy. The paper will then examine the question of whether or not the President's authority… Continue Reading...

Parental Authority Hobbes and Locke

However, his interpretation can be confusing. Especially because he believes contracts can be used for marriage, and within politics. "Wives may have the right of 'last determination' themselves, if this is agreed on, or the mates may decide conflicts by lottery or by taking turns, and so on. The authority of husbands is neither natural or necessary" (174).[footnoteRef:2] If he believes there are options and that agreements can be made in relationships, what then makes him also believe in the biological right of a parent to dominate a child? This goes hand in hand with Locke's belief that the… Continue Reading...

Film Juno Analysis

sets out to make a film that is as much about the politics of sexuality and gender as it is about the specific issues related to decisions related to abortion. Juno remains fully in control of her decisions about whether or not to stay with Paulie and of course decisions related to the baby. Therefore, the film has a feminist approach. Yet inadvertently or not, Reitman ends up drumming up questions related to the depiction of masculinity, and Juno does convey problematic gender discourse in spite of its essentially feminist outlook. By conveying a soft brand of feminism with… Continue Reading...

Current Policy on Veteran Homelessness

Veterans Affairs budget is in line to grow by 6%. Washington Post. Retrieved April 23, 2017 from https://www.washingtonpost.com/ politics/veterans-affairs-budget-is-in-line-to-grow-by-6-percent/2017/03/15/5d3bfd0a-09bd-11e7-b77c-0047d15a24e0_story.html?utm_term=.7d8e841fa192 VA (2017) Homeless veterans. US Department of Veterans Affairs. Retrieved April 23, 2017 from https://www.va.gov/homeless/ Wenzel, S., Bakhtair, L, Caskey, N., Hardie, E., Redford, C., Sadler, N., Gelberg, L. (1995) Homeless veterans' utilization of medical, psychiatric and substance abuse services. Medical Care. 33 (11) 1132-1144. Zoroya, G. (2016) Despite vow to end veteran homelessness, Obama administration halfway there. USA Today. Retrieved April 23, 2017 from https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/08/01/despite-vow-end-veteran-homelessness-obama-administation-halfway-there/87913000/ Continue Reading...

Key Characteristics Of a Whistleblower

http://www.whistleblowers.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=27 Taibbi, M. (2014). The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare. Rolling Stone. Retrieved from: http://www.rollingstone.com/ politics/news/the-9-billion-witness-20141106 Continue Reading...

Film Culture and Its Impact on Civil and Social Rights

will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice." (556)[footnoteRef:12] [12: Raymond, Walter John. Dictionary of politics: Selected American and foreign political and legal terms. Lawrenceville, VA: Brunswick, 1992.] When Martin Luther King was also addressing the crowd he also made the similar words: "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today. I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists,… Continue Reading...

Swot Analysis

Good location Weaknesses: • Inadequate staffing • Excessive workloads • Extended working hours • High staff turnover • Staff management problems • Organisational politics • Ineffective utilization of health informatics • Inadequate integration of evidence into practice • Financial constraints External Opportunities: • Demographic shifts • Increased demand for health care • Partnerships • New care delivery models • Expansion Threats: • Competition (other urgent care clinics) • Unfavourable health care reforms and adverse shifts in government regulations Knowledge of the organisation's internal and external environment helps the organisation to make important strategic decisions (Harrison, 2010). More specifically, the organisation determines how it can utilise its… Continue Reading...

Impact Of the Rise and Spread Of Christianity

Vol. 1. Zondervan, 2010.] [3: Merkel, Helmut. "The Opposition between Jesus and Judaism." Jesus and the politics of His Day. Ed. Ernst Bammel and C. F. D. Moule. New York, NY: Cambridge UP, 1984. p. 129] [4: McGrath, Alister E. An Introduction to Christianity. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1997. p. XV] The words neither "male nor female" concentrate one's attention to a possibility seldom considered by ancient communities: equality of opportunities for females. A few researchers claim that the Early Christian Church encompassed a male-controlled foundation which continued from ancient times until the end of the Roman age. But… Continue Reading...

American History During Early 20th Century

suffrage and prohibition became Constitutional Amendments, showing the power of the Progressive movement in influencing politics. The direct election of senators was also a Progressive era Constitutional Amendment that increased the participatory nature of American democracy. Another cornerstone of progressivism was a real attempt to reform government through evidence-based practices. Relying on empiricism was a hallmark of the modern era, and the Progressives in America aimed to replace cronyism with science-based public policy. With rigorous scientific methodology still in its infancy, though, the effectiveness of progressive reforms would not be fully felt for another several generations. Although the movement… Continue Reading...

Filipinos and the Catholic Church

displaced and new, modern ideas about life are every -- in politics, in schools, in entertainment, and even in the way the Church itself conducts its parishes, since the Second Vatican Council promoted its own aggiornamento around the world (Coomaraswamy, 2006, p. 400). In the Philippines, the Catholic culture is still very woven into the fabric of Filipino society, but the fabric itself has changed over the past one hundred years -- mainly because of U.S. imperialism and the incorporation of new, modern ideas about life. References Coomaraswamy, R. (2006). The Destruction of the Christian Tradition. IN: World Wisdom.… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Legislation on Violence

Firearms Legislation and Firearms-Related Violence in Europe This paper examines the relationship between firearms legislation and gun-related violence across countries and regions in Europe. The focus of the paper is to identify possible sources of literature to help answer questions regarding whether legislation is an effective tool in reducing firearms-related violence. The paper focuses on variance of gun violence rates throughout Europe, gun legislation, and possible national strategies for addressing the issue of gun violence. It finds that there are many variables that impact regions and can effect greater or lesser rates of gun violence -- factors such as education,… Continue Reading...

Ancient Rome Timeline Of Military

division of Rome into East and Western empires remained more political than religious. Granted, even after religiosity seriously permeated politics in Rome, the divisions between east and west were more political than they were spiritual. Yet after Constantine, the division between East and West became pronounced. As Andrews puts it, "The division made the empire more easily governable in the short-term, but over time the two halves drifted apart. East and West failed to adequately work together to combat outside threats," leading to the downfall of Rome (1). Eastern Rome became Constantinople, which was heavily guarded and retained Roman… Continue Reading...

China and Confucianism Society

Confucianism are frankly discussed in the "bonus chapter," and also that it helps to reframe global ethics, politics, and economics so that Western models are no longer hegemonic but simply one way of looking at things. The Confucian model offers an alternative way of looking at political, economic, and social realities. Given the genuine failure of the United States to offer any new meaningful direction for the world, especially with regards to global peace and income parity, the responsibility for widespread reform based on Confucian values might indeed fall to China. Works Cited Kim, Young-Oak and Kim, Jung-Kyu. The… Continue Reading...

Commercialization Of Media Influences Political Discourse

consumption. These are preoccupied with such aspects of life as entertainment and people’s lifestyle than the common well-being and politics.  As time whiles away, new forms of communication technologies emerge. They trigger fresh public orientation forms and widespread public participation in such forms as blogs campaigning cyber protests, cultural jamming and sharing data and information that are significant, politically. (Dahlgren & Olsson 2006; Kahn & Kellner, 2007; Loader 2007). A Section of research as pointed to a form of social withdrawal because of the explosion of these new forms of communication. There is yr contradicting research that points out… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Durdens Zerohedge Website

-- i.e., there is no protection because the markets are rigged, the politics are corrupt, and the can will only be kicked so far. Thus, Durden's tone is appropriately sarcastic, often sharply cynical or satirical, and typically skeptical of any mainstream narratives that offer a hopeful "solution" to the myriad problems that plague modern society. For Durden to continue to attract visitors to his website, it is recommended that he continue on with the rhetorical devices that he often uses in his posts. Durden often makes use of allusion ("since Lehman" is a common expression found in numerous posts… Continue Reading...

Mitch Mcconnell and Rand Paul

2017). Rand Paul may be considered an outsider. He came into politics after his father Ron Paul began showing signs of exiting politics. The Tea Party wave and the Libertarian wave combined to win Rand Paul his seat. He is often viewed as the anti-Establishment candidate, as he often supports or opposes policies not on party lines but on moral lines that he assesses from a conservative or even Libertarian point of view. For instance, his opposition to the Saudi Arms Sales, recently signed by President Trump, has put him at odds with his party (Republicans) and in fact… Continue Reading...

Federalist Vs Anti-federalist Papers

the operation of such jarring alliances, be gradually entangled in all the pernicious labyrinths of European politics and wars" (Federalist No. 7, n.d.). Not only did the Federalists argue that the Constitution and implementation of a strong federal government would prevent states from fighting, they argued that it would also prevent the Union from getting involved in fights abroad. While hindsight is 20/20 and we can see today that the Constitution prevented neither from happening (states ultimately clashed in the Civil War and the U.S. has been involved in foreign wars for more than a century), the Anti-Federalists saw… Continue Reading...

Conflict Management

a friend on the bus. We were heading to some destination and we found ourselves talking about politics. When the topic popped up, I found it a perfect time to experiment with active listening. It was quite difficult to put the technique into practice. We frequently interrupted each other, we could scroll through our phones while still debating, and sometimes we could air our opinions in a not very respectful manner. After the conversation was over, I could not even remember much of what my friend had said. What gave me difficulty in practicing active listening is my friend's… Continue Reading...

Overall Health in Fargo North Dakota

are the health care facility and the college. There are some retail shops and many restaurants downtown. • politics What indicators do you see about politics? Posters? Headquarters? Make sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE if something was not found within your community area. There are not many indicators about politics. • Media Do you see indicators of what people read? Listen to the radio? Watch TV? Are there any signs of media language other than English? Make sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE if something was not found within your community area. There… Continue Reading...

Federal Policy on Afordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act, Five Years Later: Policies, Progress, and politics. Retrieved May 18, 2017 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4571845/ Toussaint J., (2016). Improve the Affordable Care Act, Don't Repeal It. Retrieved May 18, 2017 https://hbr.org/2016/11/improve-the-affordable-care-act-dont-repeal-it U.S Department of Veteran Affairs, (2015). VA, Affordable Care ACt and You. Retrieved May 18, 2017 https://www.va.gov/health/aca/ Continue Reading...

Understanding Voter Behavior Patterns

which emphasizes the sources of information voters have about politics, as well as their beliefs about how government works. The theory is drawn from three main sources: the voting studies done at Columbia University in the 1940's; the theoretical contributions to the economics of information made by Anthony Downs; and certain ideas from modern cognitive psychology (9).[footnoteRef:1] [1: Samuel L. Popkin, The Reasoning Voter: Communication and Persuasion in Presidential Campaigns (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008), p. 9.] Essentially, Popkin states voters ask themselves: 'Based on personal information, what is the likelihood a political candidate will be the best… Continue Reading...

Globalization Culture and Politics in Asia

link and can be said to be interdependent upon one another. First, culture, politics, economics and legality are intertwined in any system or nation, because each represents a facet of the total national character -- and one facet has an impact on another. For example, culture will impact the way that laws are made and enforced, as they are an outgrowth of culture, and politics will in turn have an impact on culture, since ultimately it is responsible for guiding society; economics supports each of these because it is what provides the oil for the gears to turn so… Continue Reading...

History and Context Of the Tao De Ching Lao Tzu

without the moralizing and pedantry of Confucianism. For example, the section on power and politics shows how genuine personal power comes not from oppressing others but from having true self-confidence, self-esteem, peace, and poise: "True Persons know themselves but make no show of themselves.They know their valuebut do not exalt themselves," (Lao Tzu, Section 72). Another principle of Taoism as expressed by Lao Tzu is the folly of materialism. Lao Tzu urges people "to turn away from the folly of human pursuits and to return to one's natural wellspring," ("Lao Tzu: Father of Taoism," 1). Lao Tzu also stresses… Continue Reading...

Social Work and Political Advocacy

workers' involvement in political advocacy is usually influenced by the impact of politics on social work practice. Through advocacy and lobbying in the political arena, social workers seek to promote changes in legislation and policy to enhance social conditions and promote social justice towards meeting basic human needs. In essence, social workers' participation in political advocacy is geared towards protecting individuals' rights and enhancing people's lives. An example of a political campaign issue I would participate in as a social worker is reducing economic inequality, which has emerged as a major social and economic issue in the United States.… Continue Reading...

Balfour Declaration

[1: Shlaim, Avi. "The Balfour Declaration and its consequences." Yet More Adventures with Britannia: Personalities, politics and Culture in Britain (2005): 251-270.] [2: Jones, David. Impact of the Balfour Declaration. Palestine Facts, 2013.] Significance of the Political Event This political event had major significance on the future of the Middle East. In particular, the Balfour Declaration set the basis for the substantial enmity between Jews and Arabs that is presently posing a severe danger to world peace. In essence, the Balfour Declaration was issued by the British government at the time handing international acknowledgement to the Zionist movement and… Continue Reading...

World and Native Music

context, just as the cultural context of hip-hop is African-American politics. Some music occurs in a commercial context. Other types of music are more communicative in nature, as when bards sing songs to record history. Furthermore, music needs to be understood as a technical practice. Anyone can make noise on an instrument or device, but it requires technical practice and prowess to make music. Finally, music has important social and psychological dimensions. McAllester, David P. "North America/Native America." and Ruggles, Mary Jo. "Songs of the Peoples of the North American Plains." Essay 1 Native North American music is fascinating… Continue Reading...

How Artists Drive Gentrification and Political Issues

"Bring on the Shock Troops." Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 7 (1): 26-52. Markusen, Ann. 2006. "Urban Development and the politics of a Creative Class: Evidence from a Study of Artists." Environment and Planning 38 (10): 1921-1940. Matthews, Vanessa. 2010. "Aestheticizing Space: Art, Gentrification, and the City." Geography Compass 4 (6): 660-675. Pallares-Barbera, Montserrat, Esteve Dot, and Antonia Casellas, 2012. "Artists, Cultural Gentrification and Public Policy." Urbani Izziv 23 (s1): 104-114. Slater, Tom. 2004. "Municipally Managed Gentrification in South Parkdale, Toronto." The Canadian Geographer 48 (3): 303-325. Smith, Neil. 1996. The New Urban Frontier. New York: Routledge. Tan, Pelin. N.d. "Self-Initiated… Continue Reading...

Marbury V Madison Impact

for the first time seen as a major stroke in politics, which had given the Supreme Court the last word with regard to interpreting the Constitution. Marshall's seminal biography by Albert J. Beveridge gave a clear description of the modern day orthodox view. Beveridge asserted that Marshall manipulated Marbury in asserting that within the Judiciary was the exclusive authority to state that a statute was unconstitutional, as well as announce that it was the Supreme Court that had the last word on what was constitutional (Beveridge, 32). This opinion was enthusiastically elaborated by Progressives in the early 1900s, such… Continue Reading...

Muslims As an Ethnicity in the United States

(2016). A new estimate of the U.S. Muslim population. Pew Research. Retrieved from http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/01/06/a-new-estimate-of-the-u-s-muslim-population/ Haddad, Y. (2001). Muslims in U.S. politics: Recognized and integrated, or seduced and abandoned? SAIS Review, 21(2): 91-102. Mantri, G. (2011). Homegrown Terrorism. Harvard International Review, 33(1), 88-104. Melissinos, G. (2014). From backlash to mobilization: Muslim American prayer spaces in post-9/11 New York. Graduate Center, City University of New York. Retrieved from http://academicworks.cuny.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1144&context=gc_etds Pew Research Center. (2007). Muslim Americans. Sheridan, L. (2006). Islamophobia pre- and post-September 11th, 2001. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21(3): 317-336 Turner, R. B. (2003). Islam in the African-American Experience. IN: Indiana Continue Reading...

Law Enforcement and Corrections

key external threats that impacts both corrections and law enforcement is politics. In delineation, politics is the art of wielding one's authority and power over the government or public affairs. In particular, political action can give rise to the imposition of one's interests within the government, in positions of leadership within the government, with regard to the control over resources, as well as in terms of holding government office. politics influence law enforcement and corrections by impacting the individuals that will hold different positions in criminal justice, for instance the police, judges, prosecutors as well as correctional executives. Law… Continue Reading...

Two Greatest and Two Worst Presidents in Us History

Franklin Roosevelt and the Depression. Digital History. LP. (2011). The Legislative Process. Retrieved 06 16, 2017, from AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND politics IN THE INFORMATION AGE: http://open.lib.umn.edu/americangovernment/chapter/12-7-the-legislative-process/ Matthews, D. (2013, November 22). Americans think John F. Kennedy was one of our greatest presidents. He wasn't. Retrieved from The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/11/22/americans-think-john-f-kennedy-was-one-of-our-greatest-presidents-he-wasnt/?utm_term=.a27b2d26be18 Merica, D., Acosta, J., Fox, L., & Mattingly, P. (2017, June 14). Trump calls House health care bill 'mean'. Retrieved from CNN politics: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/13/politics/trump-senators-health-care-white-house-meeting/index.html Scarlett, G. (2012). Abraham Lincoln: God's "Instrument". Religions, 191 -- 209. Sullivan, J. V., (2008). How Our Laws Are Made, research report. Washington, DC: Thomas Online.… Continue Reading...

Changing the Senatorial Leadership Of Georgia

many state residents that depend on this as their primary means of healthcare. Georgia's demographic composition and politics are in a state of flux and growing more diverse and more liberal. According to Blustein (2015): "A narrow majority of students in Georgia's public schools are now non-white and the data show that the proportion of white children could diminish to about 30% by 2060." African-Americans are more apt to solidly vote Democratic, and in the future there is likely to be a change in the state to favor more liberal candidates. A recent contested House election nearly resulted in a… Continue Reading...

Why the Constitution Never Should Have Been Ratified

or become "entangled in all the pernicious labyrinths off European politics and wars" (Federalist No. 7, n.d.). In short, the federal government would be the real government overseeing all the smaller governments of the individual states. And this is exactly what the Anti-Federalists objected to. They did not want a central, federal government overseeing the individual states because that amounted to the giving up of sovereignty to a small, powerful group at the federal level. The Anti-Federalists wanted each state to have their own government because this was more representative of the democratic Republican ideals -- localized, de-centralized authority… Continue Reading...

Campaigns and Super Pacs

gaining political control through contributions and donations. (Holyoke) Studies state the wealthy 'elites' have more say in politics than any average American. "rich individuals and business-controlled interest groups largely shape policy outcomes in the United States. The analysts found that when controlling for the power of economic elites and organized interest groups, the influence of ordinary Americans registers at a "non-significant, near-zero."" (LICHTMAN) Although political parties hold power in the government, they need funds to campaign. Presidential candidates, people in Congress, need money to advertise. (Cigler, et al.) Advertising allows their reach to expand across the country. An expanded… Continue Reading...

Democratic Theory in American Politics

profoundly affects democracy. However, as Bartels explains in his book, democratic politics also shape economics immensely (Bartels 2). Whereas socioeconomic factors such as globalization, technological advancement, and demographic shifts have powerfully influenced inequality over the years, politics substantially strengthen or prevent the inequality depending on what political motives elected officials aim to achieve. Citing the association between public policies and economic equality in the US since the 1950s, Bartels establishes that partisan politics and the political ideologies of elected officials have substantially affected the economic fortunes of the ordinary American citizen. This evidence leads Bartels to conclude that economic… Continue Reading...

Criminology in America

of our poor knowledge on the internal events of politics is not due to trust issues, but rather it is caused by rationalization on the part of the voters themselves and the enormity and complicated nature of contemporary governments. Due to this, it could be quite impossible to truly overcome this problem of poor political knowledge and an inference we can draw is that it could benefit us all if we dabbled less with the polls and rather channel that energy into active pursuits of knowledge (Somin) 'Trust is rising in the elite or "informed public" group -- those… Continue Reading...

Ethical and Legal Considerations Intellectual Property and Product Safety

operations of pharmaceutical companies. References Arnold, D. G., & Oakley, J. L. (2013). The politics and strategy of industry self-regulation: the pharmaceutical industry's principles for ethical direct-to-consumer advertising as a deceptive blocking strategy. Journal of health politics, policy, and law, 38(3), 505-544. Schlegelmilch, B. B., & Oberseder, M. (2010). Half a century of marketing ethics: Shifting perspectives and emerging trends. Journal of Business Ethics,93(1), 1-19. Tu, J.I. (2013). Microsoft security unit files first theft case. The Seattle Times. Retrieved August 30, 2015, from http://www.seattletimes.com/business/microsoft-security-unit-files-first-theft-case/. Ventola, C. L. (2011). Direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising: therapeutic or toxic? Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 36(10), 669. Continue Reading...

Guantanamo Bay Essay

possible to carry out this goal” (p. 8). In other words, while partisan politics are being played out in Washington, DC, the prisoners detained at Guantanamo Bay languish, with all the world watching. Conclusion The research showed that for more than 100 years, the United States has leased 45 square miles of Cuban land and water for a naval base that was originally intended as a fueling station. Since 2002, though, the notorious detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has been the source of growing calls from lawmakers, the American public and the international community to close this base for… Continue Reading...

Global Warming Implications Essay

that comes from the mainstream media, and climate change is being influenced more by politics than actual climate science” (p. 30). Other authorities, though, counter that there has not been any substantive slowdown in global warming trends and assertions to the contrary have been based on incomplete or inaccurate data. In this regard, Sumner (2015) reports that, “Following decades of warming and a hot 1998, Earth's average surface temperature seemingly plateaued. This warming hiatus, as it came to be known, had climate researchers scrambling for an explanation” (p. 6). More recent studies conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric… Continue Reading...

Media Theory Essay

2015, p. 30). Muller’s (2015) analysis of actor-network theory as it applies to international relations and politics underscores the relevance of the theory as it applies to trans-national cybercrimes. Lin & Lippicini (2014) apply actor-network theory directly to cybercrimes related to espionage. The authors note the fundamental ethical conundrums of cyberspace involve four main areas of concern: privacy, accuracy, property, and access (Lin & Lippicini, 2014). Using a case study of GhostNet, the authors show how an espionage enterprise violates ethical terms of privacy and access. Privacy is a presumed right in a democracy, whereas access refers more overtly… Continue Reading...

Fire Safety Organizations and Affiliations with Other Groups

at all as political as police departments, fire departments can play a part in local politics without sacrificing their integrity or their overall commitment to public safety. As fire departments are usually aligned with emergency medical services and other first responders, it is important to form alliances that directly enhance coordination of communication, resources, and services. Coordination often requires political acumen and strong communication strategies. A public relations specialist who also serves in the role of social media manager would be an ideal role to have on any fire department, if budgets permit. If not, the fire service can… Continue Reading...

Religious Revolution

I began looking at were: “The Religious Roots of Modern International Relations” by Daniel Philpott in the World politics, vol. 52, issue 2 from the year 2000. This article actually had a lot of good references with links, which I could use to look up several other journal articles. Another article that appeared was “The Myth of the English Reformation” by Diarmaid MacCulloch in Journal of British Studies, volume 30, issue 1 from the year 1991. It examined the ways in which the identity of the Anglican Church was conveyed over time and how it impacted society. I located… Continue Reading...

U.s. Presidents 1789 to 1840

independence was won. Before the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was heavily involved in colony politics as the governor of Virginia and had long been a stalwart advocate of self-rule in the colonies (“Thomas Jefferson” 1). Jefferson’s contributions to American political culture included his advocacy for states’ rights and his tacit approval of slavery. Although he was not in the center of the Federalist versus Anti-Federalist rivalry, Jefferson did side with Aaron Burr over federalist opponents like Alexander Hamilton. The anti-federalists prevented the United States from taking a strong nationwide stance to resolving its slavery crisis, eventually leading to Civil… Continue Reading...

Latin American Revolution

to be avoided—and so revolution is now centered on escaping the web—the web of politics, the web of government, the web of bureaucratic hierarchies that are so dysfunctional and corrupt that the only sense in keeping them is so that more “flies” can be caught and killed. A real revolution today in Latin America is one that rejects the web and all that goes with it. This is why communities are mobilizing themselves to resemble the world they wish to see: they are dissatisfied with the options given them. They seek to create their own world, as they wish… Continue Reading...

Criminal Psychology Annotated Bibliography

false confessions. Annotation 2 Reference: Ofshe, R.J. & Leo, R.A. (1997). The social psychology of police interrogation. Studies in Law, politics, and Society 16(1997): https://www.reid.com/pdfs/doj2301_2399.pdf Annotation: Although this source is 20 years old, as Forrest, Wadkins & Larson (2006) point out, “there is little evidence that the frequency of false confessions has decreased” at all since the 1990s (p. 621). In this research by Ofshe & Leo (1997), the authors first trace the historical evolution of police interrogation techniques from the use of the “third degree” physical torture methods to the use of more psychological methods like “suggestion, deception, and too… Continue Reading...

Gold Smuggling and the Gold Black Market

anonymous exchange, causing many of the most wealthy and powerful players in politics and business to participate in the black market of gold trading. The most notable examples of those who currently love to use gold as currency include the Philippines/Hong Kong exchange, the Italy/Switzerland exchange, Central Asia and Russia, and the United States. As much as 95% of the gold mined in the Philippines is not sold on the level, but smuggled to Hong Kong, according to Black. Black also points out that the number one market for gold smuggled from the Philippines is Hong Kong, one of… Continue Reading...

Gender Neutrality in the Military Women Combat

facets of the new nature of warfare. Works Cited Barry, Ben. “Women in Combat.” Survival: Global politics and Strategy, Voo. 55, No. 2, 2013, pp. 19-30. Bumiller, Elisabeth and Shanker, Thom. “Pentagon Is Set to Lift Combat Ban for Women.” The New York Times. 23 Jan 2013, Retrieved online: http://lebloglibredemonquartier.midiblogs.com/media/01/01/1176410493.pdf Dunn, N. Pro/con do women belong on the front lines? The Torrey Pines High School Falconer. Feb 2013. Retrieved online: http://www.tphsfalconer.com/2013/02/14/procon-do-women-belong-on-the-front-lines/ Eden, Jude. “Women in Combat: The Question of Standards.” Military Review. March-April 2015. http://www.addisonlibrary.org/sites/default/files/Women%20in%20Combat.pdf Fisher, M. “Map: which countries allow women in front-line combat roles?” The Washington Post. 25 Jan,… Continue Reading...

Implementing Compassionate Immigration Reform

T. (2017, August 2). How to earn 'points' to come to the US under Trump's immigration plan. CNN politics. Retrieved from http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/02/politics/cotton-perdue-trump-bill-point-system-merit-based/index.html. U.S. population. (2017). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/ history/www/through_the_decades/fast_facts/1870_fast_facts.html.   Continue Reading...

The Influence Of William Shakespeare and Robert Burns

His works captured the entire spectrum of human emotion – love, romance, beauty, reconciliation, forgiveness, betrayal, tragedy, politics, and so forth. For example, most of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, especially Henry V, Henry VI, and Richard II, depicted the destruction associated with corrupt rulers. Further, In Hamlet, Shakespeare portrays human temperament, betrayal, revenge, and moral collapse. As a playwright, Shakespeare has a reputation for a distinctive style of writing. He is well known for his outstanding utilisation of metaphors, lyrical techniques, rhetorical devices, and reflective soliloquies in his work (Ellis, 2012). Shakespeare is also honoured for his ingenious choice of… Continue Reading...

Political Systems in Ireland and Britain

the two countries to be “intertwined politically, economically, and culturally for over 800 years,” (The Republic and politics of the Republic of Ireland 5). British hegemony has generally meant that Irish identity has been largely oppositional in nature. Divergent trends have emerged in the political cultures and institutions of the United Kingdom and Ireland, especially with regards to the relatively power of the Church. Ireland’s political structures, institutions, and cultures have been inevitably influenced by the British system, but the Catholic Church has also penetrated the political sphere in Ireland to a great degree. As a result, the Irish… Continue Reading...

The Community Aspect Of Business

of the setting shows that the environment in the L.A. Arts District was perfect. The politics were liberal and creative. The economic incentive was there: the district was entering into a revitalization phase. The social element expressed a need for this type of business. The technological factor was minimal and provided an escape from the tech-heavy world of the Millennials (but at the same time, the new tech of social media helped generate interest in the company). The environmental factors were an obstacle, because of zoning issues in the beginning, but the obstacle and its challenges were shared by… Continue Reading...

How European Views Of the Ottomans Changed

in part because the German state itself was in a period of transition: politics had changed, religion had changed, and society had changed (thanks to technological advancements). Germany was a state that had been divided by the Protestant Rebellion, with strong presences of both Protestant and Catholic cultures present and asserting themselves in the 16th century. Into this climate came a new attitude with regard to the Ottomans that sought to better understand the people: the “exotic” dress and style of the Turks was emphasized for many Germans, who were desirous of satisfying their curiosity about these different people.… Continue Reading...

When Senators and Police Go Bad

prosecutor trying to send a message to other officers? There is a lot of politics involved in these decisions that I feel should be left out as well. It is an unfortunate case all the way around. 3 This type of story is not one I like because the details are sketchy and it involves a lot of “he said, she said.” What really happened? Did the senator get involved in a fight that he did not start, as he said, or did he start a fight for some reason that is unclear in the article? One of the… Continue Reading...

Selection System for Spy Recruitment

to Recruit Spies. CNN. Retrieved September 29, 2017, from http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/15/ politics/russia-spy-recruitment-tactics-fbi-carter-page/index.html Suciu, P. (2016, June 1). Spy Training – What it Takes to Make it in an Intelligence Career. Retrieved September 29, 2017, from https://news.clearancejobs.com/2016/06/01/spy-training-takes-make-intelligence-career/   Continue Reading...

Vice Principals on Hbo Advertisement Analysis

Race, Gender and Class as Sources of Comedic Tension in HBO’s Advertisement for Season One of “Vice Principals” An online ad for Season One of HBO’s show “Vice Principals,” starring Danny McBride, Walton Goggins and Kimberly Gregory, consists 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… Continue Reading...

Globalization Is Not Americanization

Yet globalization is not equal to Americanization; globalization is globalization of ideas, politics, attitudes, worldviews, and beliefs that are not restricted to one culture, one historical period, or one society. If anything, the cultural elements that are considered uniquely “American” are in part pan-European, in part international: such as the belief in secularism, the belief in the supremacy of democratic forms of government, and the belief in gender equity. The American character of globalization is sometimes misconstrued as arrogance, partly because so many American corporations have spearheaded the economic backbone of the global market economy. American companies are not… Continue Reading...

Parkland School Shooting Essay

shooting anguish into activism. USA Today. Retrieved from https://www. usatoday.com/story/news/ politics/2018/02/28/gun-control-groups-team-students-turn-parkland-shooting-anguish-into-activism/381319002/. Continue Reading...

Europe and the Modern Era

character of Europe in the modern era. The Protestant Reformation opened the way for new thinking on society, economics, politics, philosophy, and education. The Age of Enlightenment elevated the idea of naturalism and enshrined Reason (for instance in the French Revolution). Faith was more and more marginalized as emphasis in education and philosophy and society was placed on skepticism, romanticism, and utilitarianism. Social issues of the modern era shifted towards providing stability to nations that were struggling to define themselves. Their once Catholic identities and doctrines were largely overthrown by an invasion of new concepts. Communism, capitalism, atheism, materialism, anarchism,… Continue Reading...

Role Of Privately Owned Media in a Democracy

adults, and in particular in the pre-Internet era, the media was the dominant way that information about politics, the economy and other subjects of governance and national merit were disseminated in societies. Even today, formal media maintains substantial competitive advantage over informal channels, though recent events suggest that perhaps this influence is waning in favor of social media propaganda (The Economist, 2017). That is a discussion for another day. Privately-Owned Versus Government Media The high level of influence that the media has over public discourse naturally makes it a powerful tool in any society, but especially in societies where… Continue Reading...

Political Science

politics There are several patterns and outcomes that are fairly common in the realm of political science. Similarly, there are some subjects and points of study that are more common than others. Just a few that come to mind include the ethics of congressional staff, whether third party candidates could or should be a viable option and the demarcation that could or should exist between federal and state authority. For each of these three major examples, there will be an example given of such a thing… Continue Reading...

How to Understand the Stock Market

of the supply chain (Abraham 1). Abraham also reminds investors of the importance of political clout. politics plays an indirect but important role in market values, particularly in sectors with large lobbying presence. Ordinary investors are poised to mitigate these unfair disadvantages through technological tools. IEX is one of many possible solutions. Investors could soon have access to an abundance of applications that help them participate in flash trading if they wished. The crypto-currency craze is another consumer-driven reaction to the Wall Street domination of the market. With crypto-currency, ordinary investors are in charge of supply and demand, not… Continue Reading...

A Historical Comparison Of Christianity and Buddhism

the Holy Roman Empire. Thus, Buddhism and Christianity both merged politics and religion in ways that had been done many times before in human history. The Code of Hammurabi, which predates both Christianity and Buddhism, exemplifies the ways that religion, politics, and the law have always been fused. Each sect of Buddhism will have its own religious or spiritual leaders, who often serve in de facto political positions like the Dalai Lama, just as various branches of Christianity have their religious leaders who serve in quasi-political roles like the Pope. Buddhism is more a philosophy and system of practice… Continue Reading...

Obama’s First Year in Office

many Orwellian ways, and a country that was fed up with establishment politics. He had his work cut out for him right out of the gate—and his first year in office was by no means bound to be easy. It can certainly be said that Year One had its ups and downs—but overall Obama managed to demonstrate the kind of leadership and vision that got him elected in the first place. Thus, while it could be argued that Obama’s average approval rating was so high for the first year because of the exceedingly high hope that the public invested… Continue Reading...

History Of Immigration in United States

immigrants’ skill sets. Works Cited Alvarez, Priscilla. “A Brief History of America’s ‘Love-Hate Relationship’ With Immigration.” The Atlantic. 19 Feb, 2017. https://www.theatlantic.com/ politics/archive/2017/02/donald-trump-immigration/517119/ Brookings Immigration. “The New Geography of United States Immigration.” https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/07_immigration_geography_singer.pdf Hirschman, Charles. “The Contributions of Immigrants to American Culture.” Daedalus, Vol. 143, No. 3, 0.1162/DAED_a_00217. "Immigration in the early 1900s," EyeWitness to History, 2000. www.eyewitnesstohistory.com McCabe, Kristen. “Immigration and the United States: Recession Affects Flows, Prospects for Reform.” Migration Policy Institute. https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/immigration-and-united-states-recession-affects-flows-prospects-reform Young, Julia G. “Making America 1920 Again? Nativism and US Immigration, Past and Present.” Journal on Migration and Human Security, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017): 217-235. Zeitz,… Continue Reading...

Fracking Policy Analysis

of data and data verification methods Institutional capabilities Existing data and credible research methods politics and partisan agendas Challenges in the determination of controversial data Data acquisition takes long, requires widespread, and long-term continued data collection (Jenner & Lamadrid, 2013) Increased involvement of the federal government Maintains closer affiliations Better and improved control of the sector Enhanced consensus building, taxation, and compliance Reduced human capacity and limited skill base Limited funds More engaged federal government would highlight any hidden problems Better, central, and coherent control without much state and county interference (Ferrell & Sanders, 2013) Suffocating control, regulations, and compliance-requirements Limited personnel… Continue Reading...

The Trump Travel Ban

and the Shadow of the Past. Cambridge University Press, 2015. Gyory, Andrew. Closing the Gate: Race, politics, and the Chinese Exclusion Act. Univ of North Carolina Press, 2000. Hanrahan, Mark, and Jessica Wang. "Number of Fatal Terrorist Attacks in Western Europe Increasing, Data S." U.S, 12 July 2017, www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-attacks/number-of-fatal-terrorist-attacks-in-western-europe-increasing-data-show-idUSKBN19X1QO. Accessed 16 Dec. 2017. Oshima, Shotaro. "Why the 1920s U.S. Ban on Japanese Immigrants Matters Today." HuffPost, 22 Dec. 2015, www.huffingtonpost.com/shotaro-oshima/1920s-us-ban-japanese_b_8858260.html. Accessed 16 Dec. 2017. Seonnichsen, John. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. ABC-CLIO, 2011. Continue Reading...

Universal Religions and the History Of the World

universal religions. Each of these universal religions shaped world history, and particularly the politics and societies of Afro-Eurasia at the end of the ancient world. Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism spread far from their places of origin, albeit in different ways. Unlike the ancient religion of Hinduism (or the Vedic traditions), Buddhism became a universal religion. Buddhism originated in India, but spread throughout the rest of Asia. Although at one point, Indian Emperor Ashoka adopted Buddhism as a state religion, but Buddhism did not take root for long due to competition with other faiths and traditions. Therefore, believers in Buddhism… Continue Reading...

Life Of Arthur Koestler

many literary pieces the author produced which focuses less on politics than on other facets of social existence. The range of these subjects was diverse, illustrating the immense potential which Koestler had as a writer of all types of subjects. Overall, Koestler’s life was remarkable for his immersion into politics and, eventually, for his ability to transcend politics to address subjects more universal in nature. Similarly, it was noteworthy for ability to morph into a public figure as alluring and sought after as some of his more harrowing experiences as a young, radical person of extreme political conviction. Koestler… Continue Reading...

The Culture Of the Eastern Band Cherokee

Cherokee rely on tourism and their casinos to support their local economy. politics and Economics The Eastern Band of the Cherokee is considered a sovereign nation but one must be over 18 in order to become a member. Moreover, members must prove that they have an ancestor who is on the Baker Roll of 1924 and that they have at least 1/16th Cherokee blood (Eastern Band of the Cherokee, 2018). Its government is similar to that of the U.S. and consists of an executive branch with a chief and vice-chief, a legislative branch, consisting of 12 tribe members, and a… Continue Reading...

The Causes Of Fake News and How to Prevent It

science research shows how fake news is related to identity politics, confirmation bias, and mob mentality, which is itself related to the ad populum logical fallacy. I believe that because I rely on credible sources, my thesis statement has strong support. I would like some help with... keeping my paper organized and staying on point. References Becker, B.W. (2016). The librarian’s information war. Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian 35(4):188-191. DOI: 10.1080/01639269.2016.1284525 Cook, J. (2017). Technology helped fake news. Now technology needs to stop it. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. https://thebulletin.org/technology-helped-fake-news-now-technology-needs-stop-it11285 Heshmat, S. (2015). What is confirmation bias? Psychology Today.… Continue Reading...

The Ethical Issues Of Criminal Justice

Discussion 1 Considered policies and programs 1. Criminal Justice system: Impact caused by a lengthy criminal justice system on crime suspects 2. Border Control Program: Significance of enhanced boarder control in preventing crime, drug trafficking and counterfeit goods 3. Innocence Program-Suspect Conviction processes: Consequences of wrongful conviction of inmates and measure needed to alleviate wrongful convictions Impact of relevant political and ethical issues associated with the program evaluation The criminal justice system has many good but also negative consequences. To the extent that there still are wrongful convictions and the policy makers may have to reevaluate the program with an… Continue Reading...

International Trade and Nafta

even a reasonable measure of free trade effects. But more than that, there might be a need to untether politics from economics. Good luck – economics drive elections, so politicians are going to pay attention to it, and at the local level. So what does this mean going forward? I’m not sure. The US has benefitted substantially from free trade, and would benefit more from having a greater commitment to it. Trade with EU, Mercosur, ASEAN, and other blocs or large nations would open up the US economy to more opportunities, both for cheaper goods but also opportunities for… Continue Reading...

Religion the Theology and Teachings Of Paul

influences that would affect Paul would be related to the distance between religion and politics: a separation of power that did not exist in Paul’s time. As Paul tried to live out his call and commission to preach the “good news” of Jesus, his biggest challenge would have been similar to what he would have faced today: resistance to change. Faith is not itself a major obstacle, given that many people in Paul’s own time would have understood the basic principle of faith. Persuading audiences to embrace Christ as a universal truth would be difficult because by definition, faith… Continue Reading...

Race in Latin America

has been so little emphasis placed, in Brazil at least, on the value of racial identification. The politics, culture, socialization and identification of race has been guided by melting pot framework, and in turn race as a meaningful term has become lost. Michael Baran in “Girl, You are Not Morena. We are Negras! Questioning the Concept of ‘Race’ in Southern Bahia, Brazil” indicates as much as well. The new ideology of racial categorization being taught in Brazil—namely that “anyone not ‘purely’ branco (white)” is negro (black) (383). The problem with this radical new approach is that it muddles the… Continue Reading...

Sex and Gender in Media

In “The Oppositional Gaze” we are presented with the politics of the “gaze.” The gaze is an interesting topic, because it has been discussed by minorities—both women and African Americans. Laura Mulvey famously defined the “male gaze” in the 1970s when discussing the cinematic arts and the exploitation of women’s images on screen for the amusement of men. In “The Oppositional Gaze,” we receive a different take on the gaze, one that discusses it from the perspective of the spectator and from the standpoint of race and the standpoint of gender. What is… Continue Reading...

Secular Humanism

a “set of beliefs or system of thought that contains a theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, law and history.”[footnoteRef:12] Secular humanism clearly does not rise to the level of a religion for a number of reasons. While secular humanists espouse a nebulous ethical doctrine and draw on the various sciences listed above (as well as others),[footnoteRef:13] secular humanism as a worldview cannot be regarded as a religion because it fails to include the fundamental concepts of transcendence, the existence of supernatural explanations for otherwise seemingly natural events, or the need for subjugation to a quid pro… Continue Reading...

Texas Constitution

13 Feb. 2018. Collier, Ken, Steven Galatas, and Julie Harrelson-Stephens. Lone Star politics: Tradition and Transformation in Texas. Sage, 2013. Utexas.edu. "Texas politics The Constitution." 2006, www.laits.utexas.edu/txp_media/html/cons/print_cons.html#61. Accessed 13 Feb. 2018.   Continue Reading...

California's Congressional Senators

(Lopez, 2014). The ethnic/racial composition of the state certainly affects federal level policies and politics. Does your state lean Republican or Democrat? Why? California’s political inclination has been following its demographics. The Republican Party won almost all presidential elections from 1952 to 1987. But ever since 1988, the Democratic Party has dominated in California (Krishnakumar, Emamdjomeh and Moore, 2016); hence, one can claim that, at present, California has democratic leanings. Who are your senators? What are their party affiliation, background, length of service, voting record, and key issues? The state elects Class 1 & 3 Senators. At present, both Californian Senators,… Continue Reading...

Donald Trump 2018 Political Issues

but it Will Never be The Same Again. Retrieved from http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-president-failure-incompetent-20171109-story.html Klein, E. (2017). America’s Pathetic Autocrat. Retrieved from https://www.vox.com/policy-and- politics/2017/11/6/16610412/trump-autocrat-justice-fbi-illiberal Price, G. (2018). Trump is Incompetent and Dishonest’ and Makes Nixon Look Good, Former White House Counsel Says. Retrieved from http://www.newsweek.com/trump-nixon-incompetent-dishonest-dean-772068 Posner, E. (2017). Trump could be Removed for Political Incompetence – Using the 25th Amendment. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-could-be-removed-for-political-incompetence--using-the-25th-amendment/2017/09/12/b6c62380-9718-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?utm_term=.c8bc6540ce77 Raymond, A.L. (2017). British MPs Condemn ‘Racist’, ‘Incompetent’ Trump for Endorsing ‘Vile Fascist’ Group. Retrieved from http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/11/british-mps-condemn-racist-incompetent-trump.html Continue Reading...

21st Century Cures Act

access to vaccines (Mendoza, 2017). References Mason, D. J., Gardener, D. B., Outlaw, F. H., O'Grady, E. T. (2016). Policy & politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th Edition. ISBN 978-0-323-24144-1, St. louis, Missouri, Elsevier. Mendoza, R. L. (2017). The 21st Century Cures Act: pharmacoeconomic boon or bane?. Journal of Medical Economics, Vol. 20, iss. 4. THOMPSON, D. (2016). Congress passes 21st Century Cures Act with billions for new research, treatments. CBS News. Retrieved from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/21st-century-cures-act-congress-health-care-passed/ on 19 February 2018 U.S Food & Drug Administration (FDA), (2017). 21st Century Cures Act. Retrieved from https://www.fda.gov/RegulatoryInformation/LawsEnforcedbyFDA/SignificantAmendmentstotheFDCAct/21stCenturyCuresAct/default.htm on 19 February 2018 Continue Reading...

Britain’s Industrialization and China’s Stagnation

this Parish, and who give no Opposition to the present Scheme.[footnoteRef:5]  [5: John Fletcher Clews Harrison, Society and politics in England, 1780-1960: A Selection of Readings and Comments Edited. (New York: Harper and Row, 1965), 72-74.] If one were to compare China’s society, practice and viewpoint towards experimentation, trial and error and encouraging great minds to tinker—the comparison is obvious. China did not have a society that encouraged such experimental inventing, science or processes. Many of these inventors that “invented” valuable products and services to the industrial revolution, did so because they had the time, space and encouragement to… Continue Reading...

Media Manipulation Of the Public

other power-brokers of society. The games that are being played has led to a great amount of identity politics, toxicity and animus. It is not healthy for a society to be steered and manipulated in such a fashion. In the meantime, there are ways to combat this. Works Cited Mills, C. Wright. Sociological Imagination. 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Print. Continue Reading...

The Election Of 2016 Outcome and Evolution

given that Trump had effectively began his career in modern politics accusing President Obama of not having been born in the United States and secretly practicing as a Muslim. As noted by Marc J. Hetherington, there has been a strong anti-government, anti-politician undercurrent to all of American political discourse. Trump embodied this ethos, and even though it might seem contradictory that a poor, lower-class person whose economic interests might seem more aligned with Clinton’s policies would support a politician who vowed (for example) to abolish financial support for health insurance, support for Trump is consistent with the idealization of… Continue Reading...

Hawaiian Education Pedagogy and Critical Pedagogy

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 fact, education is often the breeding ground for broader social and/or political revolutions like the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, which Trask recalls. During processes of transformative change in universities, it is important to create pathways for harmonious exchanges of ideas. Indigenous… Continue Reading...

Preventing School Shootings

2018. https://nypost.com/2018/02/23/four-sheriffs-deputies-hid-during-florida-school-shooting/ Epstein, Jennifer, Terrence Dopp. “Trump Says States to Decide on Changing Gun Purchase Age Limits.” Bloomberg politics, March 12, 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-11/white-house-unveils-measures-to-keep-schools-safer-from-shooters Ingraham, Christopher. “It’s time to bring back the assault weapons ban, gun violence experts say.” Washington Post, Feb. 15, 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/02/15/its-time-to-bring-back-the-assault-weapons-ban-gun-violence-experts-say/?utm_term=.f7628281cd9d Peck, Emily. “The Constitution Gives Gun Owners Greater Rights than Women.” HuffPost, March 7, 2018. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/constitution-gun-rights-women-rights_us_5a9ef7e0e4b002df2c5e7080 Rucker, Philip. “White House vows to help arm teachers and backs off raising age for buying guns.” Washington Post, March 12, 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-vows-to-help-arm-teachers-and-backs-off-raising-age-for-buying-guns/2018/03/11/14da0c8e-253a-11e8-bc72-077aa4dab9ef_story.html?utm_term=.c13425d76338   Continue Reading...

Katherine Graham and the Washington Post

shape the latter half of the 20th century and blow the lid off Washington politics forever (Graham, 1998). Her commitment to honest reporting and to telling the story drove her to stand by her reporters and to not give up the paper to someone who would let the politicians off the hook. She allowed the two most famous reporters in American history—Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward—to tell their story to the world through The Post. It was unprecedented. Relationship to Women’s History By the 1970s, the landscape of America was changing and Graham began to represent the new Women’s… Continue Reading...

Ancient Roman Civilization and the Gladiator Games

to them: they alone had all the power. [7: Roger Dunkle, Gladiators, 263.] Communication of Religion politics were not the only important theme conveyed by the gladiator games, however: the subtext of religion was also incorporated into them and made prominent so as to communicate the Roman religion to the people. Indeed, religious themes were everywhere within the games—from the gate of the Coliseum, which was called the Gate of Libitinaria (the goddess of Death) to the figure who would dress as Charon (the god of the underworld) to drag the dead bodies away, out of the arena, following a contest.… Continue Reading...

Colonial Conflict in Africa

of African Historical Studies, 35(1), 103-117. Fair, L. (1997). Kickin’ it: Leisure, politics and football in Colonial Zanzibar, 1900s-1950s. Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, 67(2), 224-251.   Continue Reading...

Women in 20th Century Canadian Society

the constitution, which meant that a woman could be appointed as senator. [9: Heather MacIvor, Women and politics in Canada. (Orchard Park, Broadview Press, 1996) p. 75-79.] These sources show how some women, specifically Emily Murphy and the Famous Five, responded to the social constraints of women in politics and in law.  These particular letters show that Emily Murphy and the Famous Five were against the fact that the Canadian government did not recognize a woman as a “person.” This group of five women was able to achieve this immense rectification of injustice through the writing of letters, as… Continue Reading...

How Pictures Shape the Story in Syria

to people on the ground at the scene, filter through all the politics, decide which NGOs (non-governmental organizations—that are usually surreptitiously governmental) are involved and what is going on behind the scenes—both in the reporting of a narrative and on the ground. In short, there is a lot to unpack in a single photo and the photojournalist snaps the image and essentially gives it to the world to do with it what it will. This is not to say that the cultivators of narratives do not strive to get their own photojournalists out there to frame pictures that will… Continue Reading...

National Anthem Protest Essay

of Colin Kaepernick.”  The New York Times, 7 September 2017 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/sports/colin-kaepernick-nfl-protests.html. Accessed 23 October 2017. Hatendi, Natasha.  “Sports & politics: 27 Woke Athletes Who’ve Taken a Stand.” Essence, 7 September 2016.  https://www.essence.com/celebrity/black-athletes-take-stand-protest. Accessed 23 October 2017. Wyche, Steve.  “Colin Kaepernick Explains Why He Sat During National Anthem.”  NFL.com, 27 August 2016.  http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000691077/article/colin-kaepernick-explains-why-he-sat-during-national-anthem. Accessed 27 August 2016. In Closing Hopefully this National Anthem Protest Controversy essay has helped you understand the roots of the dispute between Trump and the NFL.  The protest, which has been mischaracterized in the press, was not to vilify the troops, but to bring attention to social… Continue Reading...

Immigration Essay

Revolution, immigration to America became limited. This was due to the politics of the Napoleonic Wars (Powell, 2008).  These limitations prompted some groups to move to Canada. “The immigration of Scots from Scotland itself was redirected to Canada after the American Revolution. By the time the first Canadian census in 1871, Scots totaled 26 percent of the population, compared to 24 percent Irish and 20 percent English” (Powell, 2008, p. 265). What immigrants did make it to the United States were majority British and German. Although some Chinese immigrants made it to the United States thanks to railroad work,… Continue Reading...

President Donald Trump Essay

of people who had either been associated with D.C. politics or who had been participants in big-business.  These included: former Goldman-Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary; Elaine Chao, Labor Secretary under George W. Bush and wife of Mitch McConnell, as Transportation Secretary; Tom Price as the Secretary for Health and Human Services; Seema Verna as the administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Don McGahn as White House Counsel; K.T. McFarland as Deputy National Security Advisor; Betsy DeVos as Secretary of the Department of Education; Nikki Haley as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Mike… Continue Reading...

2016 Presidential Election Essay

and its spinoff, “The Celebrity Apprentice” (Donald Trump biography, 2016). Although some close associates report that Trump’s interests in politics date back decades, his formal interest was demonstrated in 2015 when he announced he would be a Republican Party nominee for president (Donald Trump biography, 2016). After beating an unprecedented 17 other candidates in the Republican primaries, Trump was officially confirmed as the Republican candidate for president on July 19, 2016 (Donald Trump biography, 2016) having won more votes (13,406,106) in the primary elections than any Republican candidate in history (Hoft, 2016). It would be reasonable to suggest that Trump… Continue Reading...

Russian Meddling in U.s. Election Essay

to populism and isolationism that had not marked American politics in almost a century.  The Republican candidate, Donald Trump, had no prior political experience of any type.  Hillary Clinton, the projected winner, won a clear majority of the popular vote, but lost the electoral vote by failing to secure wins in states where she was the projected winner.  The Trump victory surprised many political pundits and American voters, who immediately began to wonder what role, if any, rumored Russian interference in the election played in Trump’s victory.  As of October 21, 2017, those issues remained largely unresolved.  Although Russian… Continue Reading...

Bitcoin Essay

attracted to bitcoin because it has a rogue character. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency reflect an anarchist, pirate trend in politics that can be disparaging towards neoliberalism, capitalism, and other features of the global marketplace. Bitcoin is based on open source software, which by definition eschews intellectual property concepts. Cryptocurrency allows people to conduct transactions that are off the typical financial grid, which means not only that people in developing countries stand to benefit but anyone who does not perform well under the prevailing financial model. The decentralized, slightly risky, and “cool” factors make cryptocurrencies exceedingly popular, but they are creeping… Continue Reading...

Culture Essay

Throughout history, various cultures have come into existence, shaped by politics, religion, philosophy, technology, and myriad other factors that influence people and perspectives. Cultures can be creative. They can also be self-destructive. For instance, some businesses have exhibited a dangerous workplace culture that ultimately brought the company to its knees. Case in point is the now notorious object lesson that was Enron: a company whose leaders fostered a culture of hubris and get-rich-quick scheming that inevitably led to the corporation’s spectacular blow-up (Mclean & Elkind, 2004). This essay will define culture, discuss culture identity, culture diversity, cultural differences, and… Continue Reading...

Globalization Essay

world power that is being created instead of compartmentalized power sectors. politics is merging and decisions that are being taken are actually beneficial for people all over the world” (Collins, 2015). While this might be an overly optimistic viewpoint of what is happening in the world today, there is a higher level of consciousness that has occurred in conjunction with globalization that has ensured that powerful nations don’t merely think of themselves, but consider the bigger picture of their actions and how their actions make an impact on the greater world stage. Another major benefit of globalization is that… Continue Reading...

Robert Mueller Investigation Essay

campaign, between Trump’s associates and Russia. Body Who is Mueller? Special Investigator Robert Mueller may face accusations of engaging in partisan politics, but his history, both as a professional and as an individual, make those accusations appear spurious. Robert Mueller, a former US attorney, was the second-longest serving FBI director in history; in 2011, Congress voted to extend Mueller’s term by two years, so that he could serve a 12-year tenure, rather than a 10-year tenure (Kopan, 2017).  He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 2001, after being appointed by a Republican President, George W. Bush.  Likewise, in 2011, the vote… Continue Reading...

Net Neutrality Essay

pros and cons. Like many issues in modern American politics, it becomes clear that the debate over net neutrality is a debate between those who control the internet and those who use it. What is Bad about Net Neutrality? According to arguments made by many ISPs, net neutrality has many negatives.  For example, ISPs complain that competitor services, such as Netflix, Google Phone, Skype, and YouTube, require enormous amounts of data, slowing access for all of their customers without requiring the paid-for services that these service providers would have used for upkeep and improvement of the hardware and software… Continue Reading...

Abortion Pros and Cons Essay

hot-button issue as it is today, but not because of religion, ethics or politics, but because of concerns regarding poisoning” (Reagan, 1998). Introduction “In the mid-1800s abortion was a hot-button issue as it is today, but not because of religion, ethics or politics, but because of concerns regarding poisoning” (Reagan, 1998). In those days, people did not believe that human life existed at conception: it was only when the movements of the fetus were experienced did they believe there to be human life (Reagan, 1998). Even the Catholic Church upheld this viewpoint. One might argue that 18th century beliefs… Continue Reading...

Bartleby the Scrivener Analysis Essay

confines of self-definition that might minimize the force of the movement and allow it to be marred by ordinary politics (Greenberg). The enigmatic quality of Bartleby, one could argue, and its disinterest in quick cash fixes, may be its most formidable strength. Another interpretation encourages the reader to view the story more simply: Bartleby acts as a reminder of conscience to a lawyer who has used his talents and education to simply build a comfortable life. Rather than fight for justice or rectify the ills of society, the narrator has sought a career that has minimal stress, consistent work… Continue Reading...

Intimate Relationships in Britain

implications of the theories presented herein are that power and politics constrain identity, while current ambivalences of culture and politics complicate intimacy. Driven by a multiplicity of unconscious attachments to others beyond the widely accepted social practices, individuals experience tension as they are pulled in two simultaneous directions at once—one way towards the freedom to leave another at any moment; the other way towards commitment and a pledge to stay forever with the other. Some attempt to resolve this tension by dealing solely in the realm of sentimental emotions, which keeps them from having to deal with pain and… Continue Reading...

American Exceptionalism Debate

judged both on cost and quality metrics. Yet American politics is so entrenched, there is a stubborn refusal to believe that America can learn from other political systems’ methods of healthcare delivery. Fears of socialism are rife; also America’s sense of exceptionalism has meant that it is resistant to taking criticism of its privatized healthcare in general. Restad, Hilde Eliassen. “Old Paradigms in History Die Hard in Political Science: U.S. Foreign Policy and American Exceptionalism.” American Political Thought, 1.1 (2012) 53–76. www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/664586. This article argues that American exceptionalism has resulted in foreign policy which has made American policy-makers blind… Continue Reading...

Sexism in Advertising Media

Riley (2015) assert that this sentiment can be understand “as a fusion between neoliberal subjectivity and a feminist politics reimagined through the logic of consumerism” (p. 16), but that does not change the objective fact that women are still subjecting themselves to the male gaze and that they are simply taking advantage of a system all too willing to shower them with dollars and praise if they will just take off their clothes, enjoy it, and allow business to flourish without objecting using any old-fashioned, prudish, or out-dated concepts to condemn the advertising industry as sexist or as offensive.… Continue Reading...

European Muslims in Germany in the Postwar Period

"German public opinion on immigration and integration." Migration Policy Institute Report. http://www. migrationpolicy. org/research/migration-public- opinion-and- politics (2009). Bartsch, Mattias. "Turkish Immigration to Germany: A Sorry History of Self-Deception and Wasted Opportunities - International." SPIEGEL ONLINE. Last modified September 7, 2010. http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/turkish- immigration-to-germany-a-sorry-history-of-self-deception-and-wasted- opportunities-a-716067-2.html. Fetzer, Joel S. Public attitudes toward immigration in the United States, France, and Germany. Cambridge University Press, 2000. Joppke, Christian. Immigration and the nation-state: the United States, Germany, and Great Britain. Clarendon Press, 1999. Mandel, Ruth. Cosmopolitan anxieties: Turkish challenges to citizenship and belonging in Germany. Duke University Press, 2008. Rubio-Marin, Ruth. Immigration as a democratic challenge: citizenship and inclusion in Germany and… Continue Reading...

Cause and Effect Essay Example: Climate Change & Hurricanes

personal and/or ideological preferences for casting blame.  It is popular among the PC-generation to abhor the politics of oil and give thumbs up to Elon Musk and the electric car.  The same generation seems to forget that most electricity is not produced by “green” methods.  In other words, they are participating in the contamination and pollution of the planet by driving their electric cars just as much as someone who drives a non-hybrid pick-up truck is doing—if not more. Who are the Biggest Polluters? Yet, that’s not even the kicker.  The fact of the matter is that Big Oil… Continue Reading...

Autism in the United States and Canada Essay

now - HT Health. Retrieved from http://health.heraldtribune.com/2014/08/19/autism-now/ Donvan, J., & Zucker, C. (2016). In a different key: The story of autism. Crown/Archetype. Pitney, J. J. (2015). The politics of autism: Navigating the contested spectrum. Rowman & Littlefield. Shepherd, C. A., & Waddell, C. (2015). A Qualitative Study of Autism Policy in Canada: Seeking Consensus on Children’s Services. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(11), 3550-3564. doi:10.1007/s10803-015-2502-x Continue Reading...

Do Black Lives Really Matter Essay

men seems minimal. References Graham, D.A. (2015). The mysterious death of Freddie Gray. www.theatlantic.com Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/ politics/archive/2015/04/the-mysterious-death-of-freddie-gray/391119/ McLaughlin, E.C. (2014). What we know about Michael Brown’s shooting. www.cnn.com Retrieved from http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/11/us/missouri-ferguson-michael-brown-what-we-know/index.html     Continue Reading...

Leadership Essay (free Example)

they define for themselves based on their own experiences.  They see examples of leadership everywhere—in school, in films, in politics, in their families, in society, in sports, in their churches, etc.  Their sense of what it means to be an effective leader is formed in part by the leaders they come into contact with and in part by the principles that are instilled in them as they mature.  Thus, while theories of leadership and leadership styles may provide some guidance in how we think about leadership, the reality is that many people view leadership uniquely and compose a picture… Continue Reading...

Abortion Essay

Gender and Law, 30(2), 529-531. Msaon, C. (2002). Killing for life: The apocalyptic narrative of pro-life politics. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. New, M. (2105). An insider's view of the pro-life movement. The Human Life Review, 41(2), 80-84. Pavone, F. (2007, Summer). How law students and attorneys can help the pro-life movement. Ave Maria Law Review, 5(2), 469-473. Should abortion be legal? (2017). ProCon.org. Retrieved from http://abortion.procon.org/ Some medical facts. (2017). National Right to Life. Retrieved from http://nrlc.djcweb.net/ abortion/medicalfacts/. Works Cited (MLA): [8] “Abortion access.” NARAL Pro-Choice America. 2017, https://www.prochoic eamerica.org/issue/abortion-access/. Accessed [date of access]. [9] Borgmann, Caitlin. E. “Roe… Continue Reading...

Islamic Terrorism Essay

group, ISIL is having a tremendous impact on worldwide politics, because ISIL invasions of previously peaceful Muslim countries are driving a world-wide refugee crises and altering the balance of power in the Middle East.  The geo-political implications of a Sunni group controlling parts of Syria and Iraq, while an equally militant Shia group largely controls Iran are alarming and fighting between radicalized Muslims and non-radicalized citizens could have very alarming consequences and has made much of the Western world very aware of concerns about nuclear weapons in Muslim-controlled countries like Pakistan and Iran.  It has also helped drive xenophobia… Continue Reading...

Olympic Games Essay

Committee Since their resurrection over a century ago, the Olympic Games been marred by national and international politics and the manner in which host cities are selected by the IOC (Johnson & Johnson, 2003). Indeed, in sharp contrast to the original version where there were no corporate sponsors and winning athletes received a laurel wreath only, the modern international Olympic Games have become a multi-billion dollar industry today (Johnson & Johnson, 2003). It became possible to generate even more revenues from the Olympics when they were divided into the Summer and Winter Games in 1908 alternating every 2 years and… Continue Reading...

Brexit

Britain felt was manifested in a less than enthusiastic tone to membership both in politics and among the public. While there was general support, there were always strong opinions against membership. Right wing Britons took more of a realist view of international relations, as opposed to the neoliberal view – the latter of which would have supported membership the former of which would oppose it. There are many instances of Britain seeking to maintain at least some degree of independence from the EU. It did not join the common currency, the euro, when other European powers like France, Germany… Continue Reading...

Women S Health and the Issue Of Abortion

she should carry a pregnancy to term. As Clio History shows, the politics of the body have been formed by generations of social evolution from the Age of Enlightenment forward, when the notion of “rights” began to replace in society the notion of “morals” as handed down by previous generations that existed in mainly religious societies, such as the Christian societies of the West. References Barcaly, E. (2015). Eating tips. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/04/11/398325030/eating-to-break-100-longevity-diet-tips-from-the-blue-zones Clio History. (2018). Women’s bodies: A short introduction. Retrieved from https://www.cliohistory.org/click/body-health/bodies/   Continue Reading...

Latinos and Deportation Arrests

ICE’s ramped up sweeps of homes and businesses in search of illegals. The politics of today thus weave race and justice together into a tapestry that reflects some uncertain and precarious practices that may reap a whirlwind of blowback for all stakeholders—especially when this administration leaves office and the next is ushered in, with perhaps a new agenda that represents the other half of the population’s beliefs. References Associated Press. (2018). Deportation officers are increasingly arresting people with no crime records. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/us-deportations-targeting-more-people-no-crime-records-n851196 Diaz, J. (2011). Immigration Policy, Criminalization and the Growth of the Immigration Industrial Complex: Restriction, Expulsion, and… Continue Reading...

Sexism and the Media

this sentiment can be understand “as a fusion between neoliberal subjectivity and a feminist politics reimagined through the logic of consumerism” (p. 16), but that does not change the objective fact that women are still subjecting themselves to the male gaze and that they are simply taking advantage of a system all too willing to shower them with dollars and praise if they will just take off their clothes, enjoy it, and allow business to flourish without objecting using any old-fashioned, prudish, or out-dated concepts to condemn the advertising industry as sexist or as offensive. By convincing women that… Continue Reading...

Kent State Shooting

event did and did not change American society and politics. Hariman, Robert and Lucaites, John Louis. “Dissent and emotional management in a liberal-democratic society: The Kent state iconic photograph.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 5-31. This article takes a unique approach to the study of the Kent State protest and subsequent shootings, focusing on media coverage and responses to the iconic photographs of the event. The authors show how visual imagery of historical events can construct popular narratives, shaping identity and political culture. Moreover, the authors show how visual imagery with emotional content can either motivate… Continue Reading...

The Portrayal Of Asian American Women

by these images, one must change the images themselves. References Chen, Y. (2014). New modern Chinese women and gender politics: The centennial of the end of the Qing Dynasty. London [u.a.: Routledge. Elliott, C., Stead, V., Mavin, S., & Williams, J. (2016). Gender, media, and organization: Challenging mis(s)representations of women leaders and managers. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Kim, M., & Chung, A. Y. (2005). Consuming Orientalism: Images of Asian/American Women in Multicultural Advertising. Qualitative Sociology, 28(1), 67-91. doi:10.1007/s11133-005-2631-1 Levin, S. (2017, August 18). 'We're the geeks, the prostitutes': Asian American actors on Hollywood's barriers. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/11/asian-american-actors-whitewashing-hollywood Said, E. W. (2014). Orientalism. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Shabanirad, E., & Marandi, S. M. (2015). Edward Said’s Orientalism and the Representation of Oriental… Continue Reading...

Bill and Charles Koch Fight for Power

Training & Development. [EBSCO eBook Collection] Luthans, F., Luthans, K. W., & Luthans, B. C. (2015). Chapter 10: Power and politics. Organizational behavior: An evidence-based approach. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing, pp. 280-287. Continue Reading...

Colonialism in Higher Education Indigenous

into dominant culture ethos, dominant culture economic goals, and dominant culture politics. We should celebrate the great strides that have been made in higher education, especially with regards to the integration of alternative epistemologies and courses that do genuinely challenge and even subvert the hegemonic worldview. However, higher education still has a long way to go before it ceases to reflect and perpetuate inequities. Critical race theory is simply not enough. Indigenous perspectives, goals, needs, and ways of knowing simply “cannot be addressed within the frames of ethnic or minority diversity, civil rights, or human rights,” (Champagne, 2014, p.… Continue Reading...

Eileen Fisher

organizations like Girls Who Code and the Center for American Women in politics to help empower women in both the IT and the political sectors. References Eileen Fisher, Inc. (20180. B Corporation. Retrieved from https://www.bcorporation.net/community/eileen-fisher-inc Elks, J. (2013). Patagonia promises 100% traceable down by 2014. Retrieved from http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/communications/jennifer-elks/patagonia-promises-100-traceable-down-2014 Farris, R. (2016). Eileen Fisher’s journey to 100 percent sustainability. Retrieved from https://www.triplepundit.com/2016/06/eileen-fishers-journey-to-100-percent-sustainability/ Fernandez, C. (2017). Eileen Fisher makes strides towards circularity with ‘tiny factory’. Retrieved from https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/intelligence/eileen-fisher-makes-strides-towards-circularity-with-tiny-factory Greenstein, T. (2018). Eileen Fisher, Columbus Consulting reveal details for sustainable design plan. Retrieved from http://wwd.com/business-news/retail/eileen-fisher-columbus-consulting-goals-sustainable-design-11122595/ Vision 2020. (2018). Eileen Fisher. Retrieved from… Continue Reading...

Mass Incarceration in Arizona Social Cultural and Legislative History

https://morrisoninstitute.asu.edu/products/fixing-arizona%E2%80%99s-mass- incarceration-dilemma Gottschalk, M. (2006). The prison and the gallows: The politics of mass incarceration in America. Cambridge University Press. Rizer, A., & Haggerty, J. (2017, September 14). Our Turn: Want less crime? Put fewer people in jail. Retrieved from https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op- ed/2017/09/14/jail-reform-focus-pretrial-detention-crime/493424001/ Wacquant, L. (2002). From slavery to mass incarceration. New left review, 13. Whitaker, M. C. (1997). In search of Black Phoenicians: African American culture and community in Phoenix, Arizona, 1868-1940. Continue Reading...

Ethics in Criminal Justice

a colonialist/exploitative approach to gathering data without giving back to the community or individuals being interviewed, and the power politics inherent in information gathering (Nouwen, 2014, p. 244-246). Researchers tend to come from privileged positions, and therefore control the flow of information and the means by which data is gathered and processed. In fact, their goals may not even promote justice directly even though the researchers profess to do so. To overcome these substantive challenges in international and politically sensitive criminal justice research, Nouwen (2014) advises researchers to develop a new core competency related to self-awareness, by considering the… Continue Reading...

Court System

being ideally positioned, owing to their central location in administration as well as legislative politics, to guarantee that implementation will be governed by the very political agenda that drives lawmaking. Ministerial workers are answerable, via a hierarchical command chain, to the Prime Minister, other ministers, the cabinet, and a coalition or the majority party. Thus, whilst drafting regulations, the very politicians responsible for formulating the enabling decree oversee bureaucrats. Accountability is mainly attained via informal politics involving government cabinet oversight, penalty and guidance. On the other hand, in governments marked by power separation, there is no hierarchical command chain… Continue Reading...

United Kingdom Freedom Of Expression Within the Social Media

a wide range of areas and benefit from each other’s knowledge, expertise, and knowhow. Issues of interest may include politics, social, and health concerns, etc. Thanks to freedom of expression on social media, these ideas can be shared freely without fear of reprisal. Lastly, freedom of expression in social media effectively levels the playing field. It is important to note that all a person needs to access social media platforms is internet and membership/subscription to a social media platform. This effectively means that thanks to freedom of expression within the social media, people from all walks of life are… Continue Reading...

Tammany Hall in New York City

pay. Nonetheless, Tammany Hall would keep trying its tricks: its “rough-and-tumble style of politics that, when eventually adopted citywide, would make the city’s Democratic machine…so infamous”[footnoteRef:2] would not truly be put up against the ropes into Mayor LaGuardia came to power decades later. For now, with Lawless coming before the Court of General Sessions under presiding judge John W. Goff, the law was going to do what it could to bring the lawless to justice—and in this case, his name just happened to personify that quality which so characterized the Democratic machine at Tammany Hall that benefited from people… Continue Reading...

The Interaction Of Capitalism and Industrialization America and China a Comparison

The Interaction of Capitalism and Industrialization Capitalism is one of the oldest economic systems in the world today and is founded on the concept of private ownership: what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is yours. It is also founded on the private ownership of all aspects of production, such as investment capital, land, and labor that is employed to create profits. Many scholars view capitalism as being synonymous with the free market system. Some have argued that capitalism is the protection of individual rights and property rights.[footnoteRef:1] Industrialization is a term very closely connected with the industrial revolution. Industrialization… Continue Reading...

Bangladeshi Economy in the Post Partition Era

April 2018 from https://www.heritage.org/index/country/bangladesh Guhathakurta, M., & van Schendel, W. (Eds.). (2013). The Bangladesh reader: History, culture, politics. Duke University Press. Trade Economics (2018). Bangladesh GDP per capita. Retrieved 27 April 2018 from https://tradingeconomics.com/bangladesh/gdp-per-capita Zaman, S. (2006). Beds in a Bangladeshi hospital. Medische Antropologie, 18(1), 193-204. Continue Reading...

The Futurism Movement and Marinetti

Futurism in Arts and Literature. Walter de Gruyter, 2012. Esposito, Fernando. Fascism. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Ialongo, Ernest. Filippo Tommaso Marinetti: The Artist and His politics. Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2015. Puchner, Martin, et al. The Norton Anthology of World Literature. 2018. Continue Reading...

Shakespeare in Love Gender Communication

C. (1998). Was Shakespeare gay? Sonnet 20 and the politics of pedagogy. College Literature, 25 (3), 35-51. Retrieved from: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25112402 Cunningham, C. (1984). Wonder and love in the romantic comedies. Shakespeare Quarterly, 35 (3): 262-266. Retrieved from: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0037-3222%28198423%2935%3A3%3C262%3AWALITR%3E2.0.CO%3B2-B Artifact: Shakespeare in Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqRccjKub2A   Continue Reading...

The Great Depression and White Evangelicalism

dominant, negative conception of white evangelicalism has not been found in politics but frequently in novels and anthropological studies (hence the focus on May Jordan at the beginning of Flynt’s own essays). Many novelists have instead stressed “religious ecstasy and preoccupation with heaven” as the only anecdote to despair” (Flynt 7). Evangelicalism, argues this view, provides hope for the future in light of the hopelessness of the present. It is still, in contrast to the African-American church, fundamentally more reactionary, given that religion is said to provide something which government and politics cannot provide. Flynt suggests that greater use… Continue Reading...

Mel Gibson

put the audience into the protagonist’s world. Braveheart appeals to the “nationalist iconography” of Scottish identity and politics (Edensor 135). Telling this story on screen, Gibson captures the Scottish appeal for national identity and autonomy in the wake of centuries of British colonialism. In Braveheart, Gibson capitalizes on the near-mythic status of Sir William Wallace, a key figure in Scottish history (Edensor). Because Gibson captured the essence of Scottish nationalism and cultural pride, the film played to “packed houses” throughout Scotland (Edensor 135). Yet Gibson’s film also “resonated with American audiences and critics in a way that few medieval-themed films… Continue Reading...

Facebook Vs Instagram

has ever approached: it is the best way to take and share photos without all the politics and drama that surrounds getting on Facebook and being part of that online community. Works Cited Buck, Stephanie. “The Beginner’s Guide to Instagram.” Mashable, May 29, 2012. https://mashable.com/2012/05/29/instagram-for-beginners/#uXnsGVvW5Zq7 Cuthbertson, Anthony. “Facebook is Officially for Old People.” Newsweek, Feb. 2, 2018. http://www.newsweek.com/facebook-officially-old-people-803196   Continue Reading...

Women Empowerment in Iran

Khomeini. It is the only existing political system in the entire world where politics and religion are intimately intertwined. The supreme leader, Ayatolah Khamenei is considered the highest religious as well as the political leader in as much as there is a presidential system in Iran. Apparently, the situation of women has been worse under the customary law that in the Islamic law, the Islamic law still has gaps that renders the Iranian women at a clear disadvantage. For instance the traditional Islamic laws allowed child marriage and a girl child could be forced into marriage by a qualified… Continue Reading...

Will Congress End the War on Terror

V. (2018). Congress wrestles with new war on terror authorization. Retrieved from https://www.nbcnews.com/ politics/congress/congress-wrestles-new-war-terror-authorization-n865656 Cohen, K. (2015). Watch Netanyahu get 26 standing ovations during his speech to Congress. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/watch-netanyahu-get-26-standing-ovations-during-his-speech-to-congress Collling, A. (2016). ISIS on ropes, but what comes next? Retrieved from https://theglobalobservatory.org/2016/06/isis-iraq-syria-kurds-al-baghdadi/ Epps, G. (2018). A bill to curtail the war forever, or extend it? Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/05/a-bill-to-stop-the-forever-war-or-extend-it/559769/ Everett, B. & Schor, E. (2018). GOP leaders shun debate on Trump’s war powers. Retrieved from https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/16/republicans-war-powers-syria-527134 Fein, B. (2018). The Corker-Kaine resolution. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-corker-kaine-resolution-wont-keep-trump-from-starting-wars/2018/05/01/b75b192c-4cbc-11e8-85c1-9326c4511033_story.html?utm_term=.7bd948f85001 Herb, J. (2017). Senate rejects bid to repeal war authorizations. Retrieved from https://www.cnn.com/2017/09/13/politics/senate-isis-war-vote/index.html Hunter,… Continue Reading...

Labeling Gmos Pro or Con Essay

One of the most controversial issues in food politics today is the question of genetically modified organisms. Many consumers dispute whether such products are safe at all. But while the evidence regarding the safety of GMOs continues to be debated within the scientific community, another debate has arisen, specifically regarding the need to label products which contain GMOs within them. Because of the ubiquitous nature of GMOs in agriculture, GMO-containing products can span from everything from foods to pesticides. Producers oppose such labeling requirements, arguing that there is no evidence… Continue Reading...

Book Trade Between China and France an Assessment

thinking. At the time, scientists coming back to their home countries could only find work in three fields – i.e. politics, teaching, or translation. There were no research fellow jobs available and hence this enlightened cast could only exercise their intellectual capabilities in very few settings or setups. Some of the more popular ones in this case include, but they are not limited to, Yang Zhongjian (a paleontologist), Zhou Changshou (a physicist), Wang Jin (a chemist), amongst others. As I have pointed out above, the sheer number of titles in circulation is an indicator of the extensive, as opposed to… Continue Reading...

Glide Right Inc Strategic Supply Chain Management

moment for Raj. He needs to succeed at this. The one risk is if he underestimates the politics of the company and his going to Alecia first is seen as a strong negative by people in the departments. For example, if she subsequently reaches out to the to report Raj's complaints. That would really not be great leadership and would definitely compromise Raj for the rest of his time at the company, but sometimes that stuff happens. Raj should find someone in the company to help him navigate the politics of going over department heads, should he choose to… Continue Reading...

America and the Cold War Mentality

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...

Why My Vote Matters Essay

from https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/21/us/mississippi-house-race-comes-down-to-one-deciding-straw.html?_r=0 Griffin, J. D., & Newman, B. (2005). Are Voters Better Represented? The Journal of politics, 67(4), 1206-1227. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2508.2005.00357.x Martin, P. S., & Claibourn, M. P. (2013). Citizen Participation and Congressional Responsiveness: New Evidence that Participation Matters. Legislative Studies Quarterly, 38(1), 59-81. doi:10.1111/lsq.12003 McColl, S. (2017, September 21). Why Every Vote Matters: The Closest Elections in the History of the US. Retrieved from https://www.globalcitizen.org/fr/content/why-every-vote-matters-closest-elections-in-histor/   Continue Reading...

The Role Media Plays in Relation to Gender Stereotypes

to advance fast in their career, they need to prove their prowess in the knowledge of politics, sports and economics. Such standards tend to be a little more demanding because the areas are traditionally regarded as male specialties. Consequently, female journalists are required to prove that they can go beyond the female traditional competencies. The new media, which is the internet, has had some critics claim that it is a female dominated media. The stereotype is now widespread and remains unchallenged. Studies in the recent past have, however, shown that women taking part in online discourses have been subjected… Continue Reading...

The Effects Of Manifest Destiny

political ties with Mexico (Haynes, 2006). Therefore, Manifest Destiny helped give the United States an edge in global politics, proving its military might and willingness to use force to achieve its goals. Manifest Destiny also transformed the domestic political landscape. Territorial expansion exacerbated regional differences and threatened to fragment an already fractured nation around the time of the Civil War. As a result, federal politics became more bipartisan, with two strong political parties emerging in order to appeal to the broadest possible swath of people (Olson-Raymer, 2014). The same party divisions, and the same social and political divisions, continue… Continue Reading...

The Historical Construction Of Rape Sexuality Race

The white male political and social privilege was extended into the realm of sexual politics. Especially given the increasingly vocal support for the enfranchisement of African Americans and for universal suffrage, white males experienced significant threats to the prevailing patriarchal social order. Rape narratives became instrumental in preserving white male supremacy, by labeling black males as sexual predators and women as vulnerable children. Moreover, Fredman discusses how black males began to be prominently depicted—both in text and in illustrations—as “primitive” and lecherous, with white males being considered more sexually “civilized,” (467). These media portrayals were meaningful not just from… Continue Reading...

The Development Of Women Rights

if the Fifth Amendment women had acknowledged women and given them a voice in politics. However, this implied that white women were more progressive and open minded than men (Parker, 1852). This might have not been the case, but it resulted into the split of women right’s movement into two disputing delegations. These are the National Women’s Suffrage Association and the American Women’s Suffrage Association. This dispute greatly stunted the growth of the movement for many years (Anderson, 590). The women suffrage movements were conducted both in the U.S and in Australia. This was in the late 19th C… Continue Reading...

Supreme Court Sodomy Cases Rulings

Right to Privacy and Consenting Adults: Examining the Sodomy Cases The 1986 case of Bowers v. Hardwick represents the continued legacy of homophobia of the era. This case demonstrates how homophobia has amounted to longstanding oppression for gay people, and has continually thwarted justice from protecting them or ever serving them. Michael Hardwick was in his late 20s when he was bartending at a gay bar in Georgia. He threw a beer bottle into an outdoor trash can and was written up by the police for public drinking (Bazelon, 2012). The terms of this citation come under suspicion as its… Continue Reading...

Cultural Identity Essay

from it. Similarly, he might see Boston’s troubling history of imbalanced racial politics as a reason to embrace a divisive racial viewpoint or as a reason to embrace diversity. He might connect strongly with his maleness, his masculinity and the expectations of it or seek to develop more skills and perspectives that are traditionally considered feminine.  If one examines celebrity such as the Caucasian rapper, Post Malone, one can see both an embrace of certain cultural identity factors and a rejection of others. Post Malone is of an Italian American heritage, raised in Grapevine Texas, from a middle-class family—though… Continue Reading...

Rhetorical Analysis Of Alicia Garza’s Herstory

ground in a relatively short space, tackling issues as diverse as queer politics, the misappropriation and hijacking of the contributions made by women of color, and the importance of Black liberation for improving the quality of life for all Americans. Garza’s audience is non-Black, and likely predominantly white as Garza clearly differentiates between the “we” of Black women and the “you” of a presumably white audience. Although the article would be more effective if detailed data or statistics were used, Garza effectively clarifies the #BlackLivesMatter philosophy and responds to critics of the movement using rhetorical strategies like pathos, ethos,… Continue Reading...

School Funding in Illinois and Dc

of Education Finance, 40(3), 314- 318. Stettler, P., Msall, L., Grossman, K., & Hinz, G. (2017). Illinois politics and Public Finance 101. Municipal Finance Journal, 37(4), 1-20. U.S. Department of Education. (2013). Revenues and expenditures. Retrieved from https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015303.pdf   Continue Reading...

How Environment Influences Business

Individuals. New York Times. Retrieved 4 July, 2018 from: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/us/ politics/trump-tax-cut-corporations-individuals.html Tibken, S. (2017). Apple vs. FBI one year later: Still stuck in limbo. CNET. Retrieved 4 July 2018 from: https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-vs-fbi-one-year-later-still-stuck-in-limbo/ White, S. K. (2017). Microsoft vs. Apple: Strategies change but the battle continues. CIO. Retrieved 4 July, 2018 from: https://www.cio.com/article/3188853/it-industry/microsoft-vs-apple-strategies-change-but-the-battle-continues.html Wired. (1997). Apple kills clone market. [Online]. Retrieved from: https://www.wired.com/1997/09/apple-kills-clone-market/ Witcher, B. J., & Chau, V. S. (2010). Strategic management: Principles and practice. NY: Cengage Learning EMEA. Yahoo Finance. (2018). Summary for Apple Inc. Retrieved 4 July, 2018 from: http://finance.yahoo.com-quote-AAPL Yoffie, D. B., & Baldwin, E. (2015). Apple Inc. in 2015.… Continue Reading...

Criminal Justice Organization and Management

Footage of police shooting that jurors chose not to punish. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/ politics/archive/2017/12/footage-of-a-police-killing-that-jurors-didnt-punish/547868/ Potter, G. (2013). The organization of policing. Retrieved from http://plsonline.eku.edu/insidelook/organization-policing   Continue Reading...

Panama and Haiti Interventions

but many skeptics did not like Aristide or his politics so this effort failed. Bush, on the other hand, succeeded in painting Noriega as a dictator who had to be stopped: he appealed to Americans’ hatred of tyranny. Bush, in other words, went low; Clinton went high—and missed the mark. The media facilitated the cognition-generation process by promoting the Panama intervention in a positive light while downplaying the Haitian intervention in a negative light. The content on the Panama intervention showed soldiers making streets safer by getting weapons off the streets in Panama. It showed Panamanian Christians rejoicing that… Continue Reading...

Clint Eastwood

suspense. Eastwood might be blunt about his notions of gender roles and norms, but he does not interject his politics too much into his films. One exception to that general rule is in 2008’s Gran Torino. In this film, Eastwood presents his typical hegemonic masculinity, only this time he allows himself to explore issues like race and class in America with brutal honesty. He stars as Walt Kowalski, an unapologetic, gun-toting racist who calls his Asian neighbors “chinks,” never mind that they are not Chinese. Directing this film allows Eastwood to bravely tackle the central social problems in America, and… Continue Reading...

Nursing Premise for Healthcare Delivery

& Russell, G. (2001). A conceptual model of nursing and health policy. Policy, politics, & Nursing Practice, 2(2), 108-116. Martsolf, D. S., & Mickley, J. R. (1998). The concept of spirituality in nursing theories: differing world?views and extent of focus. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 27(2), 294-303. Melnechenko, K. L. (1995). Parse's theory of human becoming: An alternative guide to nursing practice for pediatric oncology nurses. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 12(3), 122-127. Parse, R. R. (2006). Feeling respected: A Parse method study. Nursing Science Quarterly, 19(1), 51-56. Continue Reading...

Coping with Death and Dying

University Press, 2017). Cliodynamics, 9(1). PBS. (2005). FEMA faces intense scrutiny. Retrieved from https://www.pbs.org/newshour/ politics/government_programs-july-dec05-fema_09-09 Continue Reading...

My Experience Of Traveling to China

Day” Wuhan is considered to be the central hub of Chinese politics, academics, finances, economics, transportation and culture. This city’s history dates back 3,500 years. It contributes significantly to the contemporary theory of urban planning. China desires to improve and optimize land function through reducing its population density and construction activities in itsurban and oldest rural areas, safeguarding historical boulevards and surrounding areas, and increasing open space, green land, and land use of major infrastructural works. Local government is paying attention to the development of finance, administration, trade, academics, science, local tourism, recreation, culture and other regional services. The nation… Continue Reading...

Philosophical Orientations and Theory

Sage. Lamidi, K. O. (2015). Theories of Public Administration: An Anthology of Essays. International Journal of politics & Good Governance, 6(6.3), 1-35. Le, T. (2015). Theory Role in Research Study. Linked In. Retrieved 17 August, 2018 from: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/theory-role-research-study-thiensi-le Saunders, M., Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (2015). Research methods for business students. London: Pearson Education. Continue Reading...

Palestine and the Jewish State

2000 Intifada, Electronic Intifada serves as an activism platform that focuses on Palestine, its people, politics, culture, and place in the world. The idea for the blog started with a young journalist wanting to share the ongoing crisis in Gaza to the world despite all the challenges the Palestinians faced: ‘We had to find a way to keep the world updated while the electricity and therefore the Internet are out. Our friends and colleagues in the West Bank offered to tweet on our behalf if we send them the updates through the mobile network’ (Baker, 2012). The impact of Electronic… Continue Reading...

Psychology Questionnaire

was arrested. Yet, how does the church allow such violence in approving of torture? Remmel’s “Personality and politics” describes personality as involving “the investigation of individual differences, both differences across individuals and the manifestation of those differences within individuals. Certainly, such an approach holds a great deal of interest for political scientists studying the beliefs and behaviors of individuals” (Remmel, 2016). When looking at the politics of torture, it means that certain efforts must be made to acquire something important, like information. The article on torture notes that white evangelical Protestants are the most likely to accept torture for… Continue Reading...

Abortion and Public Perspectives Domestic and Global Perspectives

nuanced take on the results, indicating that public opinion and current politics may diverge when it comes to such a heated topic. One promising aspect of this study was that it found higher rates of support for abortion in 2013 than in 2009 (Palermo et al., 2015). When it came to less polarizing issues such as abortion needed to protect a woman’s life due to a health crisis, or an abortion needed because of rape or because of a health crisis of the fetus more support was given (Palermo et al., 2015). One of the more provocative aspects of… Continue Reading...

Conscription During World War Two Canada

for dissatisfaction amongst Francophones. J.L. Granatstein. 1975. Canada's War: The politics of the Mackenzie King Government, 1939-1945. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. This particular book offers an engaging history of Canada and its evolution to become an autonomous state. It explores in great detail the role Mackenzie King played in the development of the country from a semi-autonomous state to a nation. As an award winning historical writer who has authored and co-authored a number of texts touching on Canadian history, Granatstein is largely qualified to give an a true account of the country’s history and concerns revolving around… Continue Reading...

Educational Policy Responses to Case Study

shut down. Education policy is driven by bureaucratic needs and politics too often. A plan of action needs to come with the necessary means to influence policy and change the ways educational policies and procedures are meted out. Finally, changing teacher training is an effective way to prepare educators for the challenges of the political aspects of their jobs. The role of educator is first to teach students, but in the end, an educator may need to influence politicians or at least become a school district leader. Grooming future educators in leadership and communications is an excellent strategy for… Continue Reading...

The Communist Manifesto Summary

though as the writer highlights is the aftermath of the two wars. It bred a new format of politics where socialism became widely accepted in Russia, other regions of Europe and Africa. The rise of social-democracy was a hallmark of the despondency created by the war among the poor people of the nations affected. Communist revolutions also rose to replace the previous systems, notable one being the Chinese communist revolution in the 1927-1928. Yet another is the Bolshevik revolution, though it was not on the agenda of the West. The WWII also significantly brought about the incentives to resist… Continue Reading...

Organizational Psychology

H., Zaidi, B. H., Anis, Y., & Muzaffar, M. (2011). Combined effects of perception of politics and political skill on employee job outcomes. African Journal of Business Management, 5(23), 9896-9904. Retrieved from http://academicjournals.org/article/article1380363658_Jam%20et%20al.pdf Introduction This review will critically assess the aforementioned paper with regard to subject introduction, intellectual plot, methodology, discussion and outcomes. Further, the article will be summarized followed by an analysis of its structure. This paper attempted to examine the link of POP (perception of politics) with job outcomes, facilitated by political abilities, in companies within Pakistan. Numerous job outcomes like job stress, affective communication, contextual performance,… Continue Reading...

Daca Protest

(2018). Capitol Police: 87 arrested in DACA protests. CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/05/ politics/daca-protests-arrests/index.html Yoshikawa, H., Suárez-Orozco, C. & Gonzales, R.G. (2016). Unauthorized Status and Youth Development in the United States: Consensus Statement of the Society for Research on Adolescence. Journal of Research on Adolescence 27(1): 4-19.   Continue Reading...

Philips Academy Andover Human Resources Plan

as one comparable to Andover would have an enormous responsibility and many politics to juggle. While the teachers and staff have to be protected and valued, the HR department also has to engage in appropriate background checks on them, since they work with minors. There’s also the politics of the school and the image and reputation of the school to keep in check, as it is a major institution within the history of America and a lot of national leaders went there who have gone on to do extraordinary things. Hence, protecting the reputation of this school requires a… Continue Reading...

Trial Evidence

That non-spectral evidence proved far more important than the sensationalistic, and legally limited, spectral evidence, shows that politics and maintaining social order were far more important than the religious overtones touted during the trials and in subsequent historiography. Spectral evidence was significant, in that it served to discount the character of the accused and added emotional weight to each case. Yet spectral evidence alone was insufficient to lend legitimacy to the courts. The courts depended on the perceived legitimacy of the confession and the non-spectral evidence entered into the public record. Response to Cohen Cohen describes the evidence used… Continue Reading...

United States Electoral Fraud

research. “Overall, the paper seeks to use the American historical case to contribute to the growing comparative politics literature on the causes of election fraud in newly democratizing countries” (Teorell and Ziblatt 1).   Continue Reading...

The Russian Revolution As a Direct and Indirect Cause Of Fascism

Russian Revolution meant that large amounts of people were involved in politics—the times of the majority putting their heads in the sand around politics were long over. As Paxton explains one requisite for fascism was “…mass politics. As a mass movement directed against the Left, fascism could not really exist before the citizenry had become involved in politics.”[footnoteRef:1] The Russian Revolution meant that there were now huge groups of people who were involved in politics, who understood the changes they wanted to see in society and how to articulate them. This meant that fascists had people they could more… Continue Reading...

Genre Theory

eras” in which Italian-American mafia families like the Corleones did dominate both licit and illicit business activities and politics in American cities. A sub-genre of the crime film, gangster movies like The Godfather are unique because the audience is rooting for the bad guys, not the cops. Even when the protagonists of the film kill people, they are still tragic heroes. “Many gangster characters then had a certain mystique that made them appealing, almost heroic, in their ability to overcome youthful poverty and oppression to rise in power and wealth,” (Chapter 4). In The Godfather, Michael Corleone did not… Continue Reading...

Designer Brands in Egypt

to wear when visiting Muslim countries. Retrieved from https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/advice/dress-code-guide-for-muslim-countries/ Travelphile. (2013). Women, religion and politics in Egypt. Retrieved from https://thetravelphile.com/2013/04/17/women-religion-and-politics-in-egypt/ Yasser, N. (2015). Famous international brands to capitalize their investments in Egypt. Retrieved from https://dailynewsegypt.com/2015/06/01/famous-international-brands-to-capitalise-their-investments-in-egypt/ Young, R. (2014). All eyes on Egypt. Retrieved from https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/market-gps/eyes-egypt Continue Reading...

Bangladesh and Its Connection to the World

Cultures: Bangladesh. Retrieved April 27, 2018 from http://www.everyculture.com/A-Bo/Bangladesh.html#ixzz5DrR8CndV Hossain, A. A. (2012). Islamic resurgence in Bangladesh’s culture and politics: origins, dynamics and implications. Journal of Islamic Studies, 23(2), 165-198. Selim, L. R. (2014). Art of Bangladesh: the Changing Role of Tradition, Search for Identity and Globalization. South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, (9).   Continue Reading...

Management and Leadership Dream Job Cfo

with our competitors. Other roles are softer, and involve communication and organizational politics. I understand that my role as CFO is a diverse and complex one, which appeals to my easygoing, personable, yet straightforward and pragmatic personality. I also recognize that my role may also be subordinate to the Chief Executive and the Board of Directors, who may at any point determine that the direction the company is taking needs to be changed, or even that its overall mission and vision need to change. When making major decisions like mergers or acquisitions or entering new markets in developing countries,… Continue Reading...

Film I Am

world that is deeply wounded by competition is religion, work, profession, politics, leadership, relationships, business gender and virtually all spheres of life. Shadyac gives fundamental lessons in human relations, cooperation and collective approach to challenges bedeviling the society. Continue Reading...

Ethical Communication and Social Media

of deceptive or false statements by people in business, relationships, and politics are all too common. Controversy over digital fake news has brought greater awareness of deception in communication (pew)” (Tompkins, 2018). If recent times have proven anything its that false information spread online has power: it has the power to make money for companies and it has the power to influence the action of people: how they spend their money, what they tell their friends and how they vote. As Tompkins illuminates, there is a greater nuance in ethical communication than just honest and deception and that the… Continue Reading...

Illegal Immigration Essay

Abstract This illegal immigration essay example provides an examination of all the different parts of a paper of this type that you will need to know when writing your own.  Specifically, it looks at possible topics to cover related to illegal immigration, a variety of essay titles that could help to catch the reader’s interest, a sample outline of how to structure the essay, an introduction for a paper on illegal immigration, an essay hook to keep the reader invested in the paper, a possible thesis statement, and the different elements of the subject that should be addressed:  1) a… Continue Reading...

Sexuality Feminism and Advertising

the male gaze. Instead, ads can be seen “as a fusion between neoliberal subjectivity and a feminist politics reimagined through the logic of consumerism” (Evans and Riley 16). What matters then is that everyone is buying—and that is all. Conclusion In conclusion, it is difficult to see how sex and gender ideas have changed over the years in advertising. Ideology has changed and the way women think of themselves, their ownership of their bodies and the male gaze and their relationship to it. But in the advertising the ideology disappears. One is left with just the blunt object—the woman… Continue Reading...

Natural Disasters Emergency Management Preparedness

on the Deepwater Horizon oilrig in 2010. This technological disaster has had—and continues to have—ramifications for American politics and policy related to how to prevent and respond to similar problems in the future. Of course, the event also has had major environmental and social ramifications too. As with all technological disasters, the event can be traced to human error but perhaps more importantly, it shows how emergency management and disaster relief is muddled by politics and the collusion between big business and lawmakers. First responders and later cleanup crews have pending lawsuits related to the fraudulent nondisclosure of toxins… Continue Reading...

New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration War on Drugs

The War on Drugs was not even just about domestic politics and angry white people; it was linked with international affairs. As Alexander points out in The New Jim Crow, the CIA even admitted that it had allowed guerrilla fighters to smuggle drugs into the United States during the American intervention in Nicaragua.[footnoteRef:7] The War on Drugs has therefore had a profound and deleterious effect on American society. [6: Sarah Childress, “Michelle Alexander,” https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/michelle-alexander-a-system-of-racial-and-social-control/] [7: Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow, p. 6] Before reading The New Jim Crow, I was aware that the War on Drugs was both… Continue Reading...

Link Between Gender and Culture

may have to undo the dominant personhood perceptions advanced by the society. Butler considers the “new gender politics” (302) that have become prevalent in recent times and the relationship it has with queer and feminist theory. Butler considers what it means to reverse or undo the restrictive and normative gender and sex concepts. It is true that the normative conception about gender can reverse personhood and undermine the ability of people to preserve livable life. The undoing of normative restrictions can overrule previous conceptions about newer normative perceptions that make better livability a target. In other words, if gender… Continue Reading...

Goya Rodin and Modern Art

He himself died in penury, so his life certainly was lived in line with his sympathies. His politics and political cartoons helped to lay the foundation for more criticisms of the system and society of the times. There were calls for reform in all parts of society. Workers wanted unions to protect them from the industrialists. Children were being forced into work at an early age just to help support the family. Educational opportunities were scant. Daumier helped to shed light on these issues and raise awareness about the social problems of the times (Kleiner). 4. (Ch 27) Compare… Continue Reading...

Development Of an Health Advocacy Campaign

the greater general public. Joining together science, ethics and politics, advocacy is self-instigated, evidence-based, deliberate action that health professionals can assume and undertake to aid in the transformation of systems and improve the environments and policies that fashion their patients’ behaviours and choices, and at the end of the day their health. It helps in guaranteeing access to care, directing the system, mobilization of resources, addressing health disparities, influencing health policy and generating system change (Hubinette et al., 2017). Provision 7 of the ANA Code of Ethics states that nurses, in all of their medical roles and settings, bring… Continue Reading...

American Literature Identity What It Means to Be

American coin. While Emerson lacks the self-awareness Angelou possesses in terms of race, class, and gender identity and politics, the transcendentalist philosophy undergirds so much of American consciousness that it has come to define the nation perhaps more than any other aspect of national identity. Angelou’s work inspires readers to reconsider what it means to be American, taking a considerable amount of power away from white male hegemony to show that true equality lies in the struggle to be free. When Emerson published “Self Reliance,” a woman, let alone a woman of color, was unable to vote or take… Continue Reading...

Is Erdogan an Extension Of the Ottoman Empire

state into a hegemonic and organized empire. Lasting for centuries and making a profound impact on global politics, the Ottoman Empire built its status and power on bureaucratic authoritarianism, and also on fusing the power of religion and politics. The bastion of Sunni Islam, the Ottoman Empire colonized regions far beyond what are now the borders of the modern nation-state of Turkey. Moreover, the Ottoman Empire encompassed a wide range of linguistically and ethnically diverse people, capitalizing on access to global trade routes to bolster power and influence in and beyond Eurasia. The use of military might, of economic… Continue Reading...

The Housing Crisis and Insecurity and Poverty in America

assistance to people with housing insecurity include offering role models that inspire people to take back their power through politics and collective action. Housing insecurity is not just a consequence of poverty; it can also cause or entrench poverty. When low-income individuals and their families are offered the means by which to restructure their living expenses in ways that allocate more funds towards self-improvement, or the other basic needs like healthy food or the clothes they need to get a better job, they can avoid the degradation and hardship that comes from abject poverty. Changing existing housing policies and… Continue Reading...

Roger Ailes Fox News

presidential contenders. He was a central and frequently-daunting force on the US conservative politics scene until his ousting from Fox News in the year 2016, after charges of sexual harassment were made against him by multiple parties (Stempel, 2017). General sexism, sexual harassment, and misbehavior related claims cropped up on media channels almost every week after Gretchen Carlson, an ex- Fox News host, sued Ailes for sexually harassing her – a charge that was denied by Ailes. Though Fox News claimed it would conduct investigations into the matter, it had complete confidence in its leader. A couple of years… Continue Reading...

Comparing and Contrasting Dada and Surrealism

beauty or pleasing a patron, but about actively challenging social norms, politics, and even what it means to be human. Dada art can be provocative, but is not necessarily so, with some artists using their medium to question and even “humiliate” art itself (Rubin 11). The politics of Dada have been dubbed “anarchic,” but are just as much ironic given the “anti-art” and anti-establishment sentiments brewing within its artistic circles in Europe (Papanikolas 1). Dada laid the groundwork for several other artistic movements that followed, including surrealism. Surrealism has a definitive starting point: the publication of Andre Breton’s Manifesto… Continue Reading...

Direct to Consumer Marketing

save one ban pharmaceutical direct to consumer advertising. References Arnold, D. G., & Oakley, J. L. (2013). The politics and strategy of industry self- regulation: the pharmaceutical industry's principles for ethical direct-to-consumer advertising as a deceptive blocking strategy. Journal of Health politics, Policy and Law, 38(3), 505-544. Lichtenfeld, L. (2011). Overdiagnosed: Making people sick in the pursuit of health. The Journal of Clinical Investigation, 121(8), 2954-2954. Obama, B. (2016). United States health care reform: progress to date and next steps. Jama, 316(5), 525-532.   Continue Reading...

Hip-hop and Misogyny: Rewriting the Narrative Of Hip-hop Essay

artists of both genders. Works Cited Collins, Patricia. “Get your Freak On: Sex, babies, and Images of Black Femininity.” In Black sexual politics: African Americans, gender and the new racism. New York:  Routledge, pp.119-148. Rebollo-Gil, G. and Moras, A. “Black Women and Black Men in Hip-Hop Music: Misogyny, Violence, and the Negotiation of (White-Owned) Space.” The Journal of Popular Culture, 45.1 (2012) 118-131. Russell-Brown, K. Underground Codes: Race, Crime and Related Fires. New York: New York UP, 2004. Story, Kaila. “Racing Sex – Sexing Race: The Invention of the Black Feminine Body.” In Imagining the Black Female Body: Reconciling Image in Print and Visual Culture.… Continue Reading...

National Infrastructure Protection Plan Nipp

a great need for good policymakers who have good knowledge of the various sectors ranging from engineering to politics (Lewis, 2014). One of the challenges currently facing local and state jurisdictions in their efforts to minimize threats is the lack of information sharing. Lack of information sharing has resulted in a situation where agencies do not effectively share critical information resulting in vulnerabilities and inefficiencies in the national CIP plan. The fact that quite a number of critical infrastructures are owned by private entities also makes it a challenge to protect them (Lewis, 2014). Critical infrastructures are also very… Continue Reading...

Fascism and Communism in Perspective

it today. Both movements initiated the insurrection of the masses in politics and diminished the significance of individuals in politics. As stated by Hobsbwan E., (nd: Pp 29) “revolution swept across central and south-eastern Europe in the autumn of 1918, as it had swept across Russia in 1917…No old government was left standing between the borders of France and the sea of Japan. Even the belligerents on the victorious side were shaken… ” These two gave way for all forms of totalitarian ideologies and thinking that shaped the 20th Century. Further, Robert Paxton (nd: Pp28) points out at WWI… Continue Reading...

Rousseau Social Contract Theory

idea that the public has the right to choose a better leader. With the way politics goes in many countries, often political leaders are far from qualified, yet still get elected due to resources and popularity. Rousseau’s version of social contract theory has a social aspect to it that provides a better context to analyze what parts of the theory may provide a basis for resolution of modern political problems. Some key terms to understand involve social contract theory. For example, social contract is an understood arrangement between members of society to collaborate in exchange of social benefits. A… Continue Reading...

Nike and Social Justice

In short, Nike has entered into the realm of socio- politics by choosing a new kind of hero—one who is not just heroic on the sports field but who is also heroic in terms of standing up for social justice. The image of Kaepernick’s face in the ad teaches Nike’s target audience that Nike is a company that supports social justice. It also indicates that company has corporate social responsibility at heart and will lobby to make changes that will help bring about better equality in the world. The starting place is by showing support for a player who was… Continue Reading...

Our Current Social Networks

and support beyond Netville. American Behavioral Scientist, 45(3), 476-495. Hassan, R. (2004). Media, politics and the network society. Berkshire, England: McGraw-Hill Education. Van Dijk, J. A. (1999). The one-dimensional network society of Manuel Castells. New media & society, 1(1), 127-138.   Continue Reading...

Ratifying the U.s. Constitution

the operation of such jarring alliances, be gradually entangled in all the pernicious labyrinths of European politics and wars” (Federalist No. 7). He wanted to scare the states into thinking that they all needed to be ruled by one central authority who would have the good sense to keep everyone out of any foreign wars. History shows just how true that is. One glance at the 20th century shows an America led around by the central government getting into war after war all over the world. So in this perspective, Alexander Hamilton was dead-wrong about the Constitution keeping the… Continue Reading...

Flint Water Crisis

Failure and Environmental Injustice.” Environmental Justice 9(4):93-97. Clark, Karen. 2016. “The Value of Water.” Environmental Justice 9(4):99-102. Gostin, Lawrence O. 2016. “ politics and Public Health: The Flint drinking water crisis. The Hastings Center Report 46(4): 5-6. Masten, Susan. J., Simon H. Davies, and Shawn P. McElmurry. 2016. “Flint Water Crisis: What Happened and Why?” Journal of the American Water Works Association, 108, 22–34. doi:10.5942/jawwa.2016.108.0195 Ragnanathan, Malini. 2016. “Thinking with Flint: Racial Liberalism and the Roots of an American Water Tragedy.” Capitalism Nature Socialism 27(3): 17-33. Sadler, Richard Casey, and Andrew H. Highsmith. 2016. “Rethinking Tiebout: The Contribution of Political Fragmentation and… Continue Reading...

New Media and Social Media

Twitter is that they seem to be odes to one’s self—one’s socio- politics—one’s beliefs—one’s biases, without really offering much in the way of content or value. It usually just contributes to the stream of “pointless babble” often associated with social media (Baym, 2010, p. 30). For organizing political movements like Me Too, Arab Spring, or BLM, I am not optimistic either. I feel like Me Too brought a lot of noise to an issue and bad karma to an issue that could have been handled better. Arab Spring I feel was co-opted by the state for the purpose of regime… Continue Reading...

Democratic Development in Africa Challenges

Historical Overview (California: ABC-CLIO, 2008), 1137. ] Discussion For a long time, the politics of individual nations in the continent have been dominated by repressive regimes and authoritarian leaders. The said leaders have continuously sought to extend their terms in office by, amongst other things, maintaining an iron grip on power and influencing the course of domestic politics. Today, the continent still has leaders who have been in power for a period of more than 20 years. These include, but they are not limited to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda and Paul Biya of Cameroon, who have served for a… Continue Reading...

Christian Business Leadership Strengths

made about raising wages, giving bonuses or laying off workers in order to keep the doors open. · Global politics could break down to such a level that the current currency and trade wars devolve into a hot war, with the U.S. on one side and Russia and China on the other. This would seriously disrupt supply chains and lead to rising costs for the business (O’Marah, 2017). The company could be forced out of the market should a hot war last for any significant period of time. Even if the current trade war continues, it could present a going… Continue Reading...

Communism in Latin America

it be cut out of the international community because of its Leftist politics. The U.S. is still the strongest economic power in the world, and any country that wants to come sit at the big table must play according to the house’s rules. The global economy operates essentially out of the house of American capitalism—and many on the Left in Latin America are opposed to this house—but at the same time they recognize that in order to provide for their people they must play by the rules or risk being cut off from the global economic system. North Korea… Continue Reading...

Nursing Shortage Essay

the workplace. Nursing Economics 23(1): 6-13. Oulton, J.A. (2006). The global nursing shortage. Policy, politics, & Nursing Practice 7(3): 34S-39S. Rosseter, R. (2017). Nursing faculty shortage fact sheet. American Association of Colleges of Nursing. https://prod-swp-attachments.s3.amazonaws.com/1174-Faculty-Shortage-Factsheet-2017.pdf Scherman, J. (2018). Nursing shortage in America. Rasmussen College. https://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/nursing/blog/nursing-shortage/ “The States with the Largest Nursing Shortages,” (n.d.). Registered Nursing. https://www.registerednursing.org/largest-nursing-shortages/ Continue Reading...

Comparing Nations Civil Order Control

much stronger tradition of independence within its internal system of politics and government so that is where the main factor for its approach to civil order control comes from. China is a nation of totalitarian control, like the KSA, and so its methods reflect that cultural and political factor. The UK is somewhat more authoritarian as well, which is how it differs from the U.S. References Kennedy, M. (2011). Tottenham: echoes of a history not forgotten as rioting returns. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/aug/07/tottenham-history-rioting Means, H. (2016). 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence. Da Capo Press. Roberson,… Continue Reading...

Ethics Community and the Common Good Concept

remain the same. Participation in social organizations is inevitable, even for those who remain relatively detached from business or politics. Ultimately, the choices people make in their personal lives affects their community and the world around them. Therefore, each person has a part to play in either promoting the common good or detracting from the hard work that does bring about sustainable, life-affirming, positive communities. Moreover, the common good also promotes the dignity of all human beings. Not only is the common good about enhancing dignity and self-worth; working towards the common good can itself engender these essential qualities. The… Continue Reading...

Catholic Social Teaching Peace Building

to conduct specific peace building activities without being directly involved with power brokering or formal politics. The Church could, however, serve as mediator or advocate to help garner resources, coordinate support, and provide the means by which peace infrastructure can be constructed and maintained. Moreover, peace building is the essential extension of core Catholic values and spiritual teachings, which ideally mirror the ministry of Christ. Sullivan & Pagnucco (2014) also reflect on the three assets of Church “soft power” that impact the effectiveness and scope of peace building endeavors: those three assets include theology, people power, and “enormous institutional… Continue Reading...

Feminist Theory and International Relations

horror of nuclear war.[footnoteRef:9] And as Enloe points out, “it has been feminist-informed investigations of international politics that have yielded the most valuable insights into the complex politics of masculinities.”[footnoteRef:10] Indeed, Feminist IR theory can shed light on these masculinities and reveal the extent to which the masculine constructs shape and determine power dynamics, as Hooper explains.[footnoteRef:11] [8: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract (Cambridge, 2018), 3] [9: Carol Cohn, "Sex and death in the rational world of defense intellectuals." Signs: Journal of women in culture and society12, no. 4 (1987), 688.] [10: Cynthia Enloe, Bananas, beaches and bases: Making feminist… Continue Reading...

Mohamed Talaat Pasha Harb Contributions to Egypt’s National Development and Banking System

Rosemary. "Case narratives." In Dance Education around the World, pp. 84-96. Routledge, 2015. 5. Moore, Clement Henry. "Islamic banks and competitive politics in the Arab world and Turkey." Middle East Journal 44, no. 2 (1990): 234-255. 6. Osman, Tarek. Egypt on the Brink: from Nasser to Mubarak. Yale University Press, 2010. 7. Rezk, Magdy. "The Political Economy of Violence in Egypt." (2016). 8. Hunter, F. Robert. "Challenging Colonialism: Bank Misr and Egyptian Industrialization, 1920-1941." (1984): 530-532. 9. Sakr, Naomi. Transformations in Egyptian journalism. IB Tauris, 2013. 10. Sherbiny, Naiem A., and Omaima M. Hatem. "State Policies: The Great Pasha’s Dynasty (1805–1952)." In State and Entrepreneurs in… Continue Reading...

Health Care Policy Change

London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. Milstead, J. A., & Short, N. M. (2019). Health policy and politics: A nurse's guide. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning World Bank. (2012). World Development Report 2000: Attacking Poverty. New York: Oxford University Press. World Health Organization. (2005). Health service planning and policy-making: A toolkit for nurses and midwives. Geneva: World Health Organization. World Health Organization. (1999). The World Health Report 1999: Making a difference. Geneva: WHO. Continue Reading...

Political Expression in Today's World

1. Why is the state considered a central institution in comparative politics? What does state power look like, and where does it come from? Towards what ends do states use their power? Give detailed examples from three country-cases.  The state is the central institution in comparative politics because it represents the group of institutions and agencies that exercise authority over the people subordinate to it. The state mediates disputes and serves to unite the individual will and the collective will under one umbrella. The state is recognized as the legitimate authority… Continue Reading...

Durkheim and Weber on Sociology

organized the way they organized, lived as they lived. He examined all the influences of society—religion, economics, politics, culture—and interpreted these examinations in ways that shed light on the human experience and opened the door for still further discussion and interpretation. Weber’s aim was to understand. Durkheim was interested in knowing what people in society were doing, what the facts were, how the collective conscience was manifested in a set of shared beliefs, attitudes and ideas. He wanted to examine the pull and tug between the individual and the collective, the back and forth between self-interest and the common… Continue Reading...

Uae and Japan Relations

to expand cooperation during Abe's visit. The Japan Times. Retrieved from https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/05/01/national/ politics-diplomacy/japan-uae-agree-expand-cooperation-abes-visit/#.XD-KslxKi1s Lind, M. (2014, August 30). Wars for oil. The Spectator, 3-4. London, B. & Wakatsuki, Y. (2018, December 18). Japan to have first aircraft carriers since World War II. CNN. Retrieved from https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/18/asia/japan-aircraft-carriers-intl/index.html. Mustafa, A. (2013, May 2). UAE and Japan strengthen ties. The UAE National. Retrieved from https://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/uae-and-japan-strengthen-ties-1.591330. O’Leary, M. (2018, May). Edelman Trust Barometer measures world trust levels. Information Today, 35(1), 14. Rothsbotham, J. (2013, March 8). Old friends bring new chances. The Journal (Newcastle, England), 30. UAE economy. (2019). CIA world factbook. Retrieved from… Continue Reading...

The Problem Of the European Parliament

Bernard Steunenberg, "Between power and luck: The European Parliament in the EU legislative process." European Union politics 5, no. 1 (2004), 25.] The objective of the EU has routinely been described as to preserve the sovereignty and dignity of its member nations. The Treaty of Lisbon strengthened the EP but it also weakened the voting power of the member states: on the one hand, it promoted the characteristic of democracy, and on the other weakened it. At the same time, it expanded the powers of the President of the European Council, and as Bonde has shown, the Treaty of Lisbon was… Continue Reading...

Social Media and Fake Newa

users to make that truth known and to defend it, no matter what their politics or social or cultural beliefs are. The truth is reality, and we make up our minds about society and politics and culture based on what we learn of reality. That is why this is so important. In conclusion, we need the media: it helps us to communicate and spread knowledge and information. But we also need honest reporting. We need honesty in the media. We need to hold our media outlets accountable when they lie and harass and contort the truth or fail to… Continue Reading...

Theories and International Relations

decisions. Bibliography Checkel, Jeffrey T. "The constructive turn in international relations theory." World politics 50, no. 2 (1998): 324-348. Cox, Robert W. "Social forces, states and world orders: beyond international relations theory." Millennium 10, no. 2 (1981): 126-155. Hatto, Ronald. "Theories of International Relations." Daedalus 106, no. 3 (1979): 41-60. Hopf, Ted. "The promise of constructivism in international relations theory." International security 23, no. 1 (1998): 171-200. Jackson, Richard, Georg Sørensen, and Jørgen Møller. Introduction to international relations: theories and approaches. Oxford University Press, USA, 2019. Continue Reading...

The Problem Of Tribalism in Politics

mentality. Rather than being able to argue logically and unemotionally, tribalism in politics occurs when one side feels it can and should do anything to promote its side over the other. A case in point is the recent hearing of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. The Democrats displayed tribalism from the very beginning, promising to do whatever it took to oppose the nomination. Republicans for the most part struck back, vowing to do oppose the opposition of the Democrats. As Ornstein (2014) notes, the problem in Washington is, clearly and simply, tribalism. It is what prevents true bipartisanship… Continue Reading...

The Legacy Of Slavery in the U S

on being oppressed. They could use Jim Crow, they could use politics, and economics to cut the black people out of their fare share of American prosperity. This was the legacy of slavery: the country that was founded on the backs of black labor never really intended to repay that group at all. Some still call for reparations but they are unlikely to be answered: the power structure will not allow it because it would mean an end to their power. When Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he did not intend on giving independence to the slaves: he… Continue Reading...

The Christian Culture Christianitas and Barbarian Cultures Germanitas

early-medieval life. This is more so true for the relationship between religion and kings, and politics. The church moved from being dominated by the Byzantine and Roman emperors, and exerted a unique form of spiritual dominance over post-Roman Europe’s rulers. Eventually, Christianity “conquered” the entire Europe and became organized, influential and powerful by 1066 when the Norman conquered England. The church reigned for more than five centuries dividing and subjugating in the 10th century when Europe’s royal and imperial power collapsed and the feudal mutation began. Work Cited Eusebius, Oration on Constantine XVI, PNF Ser. 2, vol. 1, pp.… Continue Reading...

Israel S Human Rights Violations

chapter 18 (Human Rights and Forced Migration)[footnoteRef:7] of the book “human rights: politics and practice” forced migration represents the negative migration form that is often caused by exploitation, persecution, and development. Prohibiting forced migration is important for the purpose of preventing an instance where civilians become refugees. It has been evidenced that Israeli government has used the law to perpetuate and conceal acts of racism against Ethiopian-Jews. This has 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.… Continue Reading...

Free Exercise Clause

A. K. (1997). Constitutional Equal Protection, Strict Scrutiny, and the politics of Marriage Law. Cath. UL Rev., 47, 1231. Fenster, M. (2014). Substantive Due Process by Another Name: Koontz, Exactions, and the Regulatory Takings Doctrine. TOuRO L. REv., 30, 403. Johns, R., & Sedgwick, A. (1999). Protecting People from Themselves. In Law for Social Work Practice (pp. 162-192). Palgrave, London. Continue Reading...

Do We Need Globalization

and even across Europe there is a rise in nationalistic politics, from Italy to England to Hungary to Spain: the people who have been brought together via the wonders of global communication that have arisen through developments like social media and the information highway are now beginning to feel that in spite of their closeness with the rest of humanity, they still want to retain their own values, their own culture, their own unique way of life. The question is: is such acceptable in a world where global communication has introduced a global culture and a global stage upon… Continue Reading...

Justification Of the State

are responsible in running affairs that have been left out by the federal government. Therefore, the politics of the state are critical. The states are responsible for the protection of the populace in their jurisdictions. They are expected to provide healthcare services and security too. The responsibility bestowed on the states is the reason that 95% of all criminal proceedings are conducted by the states[footnoteRef:4]. [4: Gaylord, Scott. "State politics vs. the Federal Government." The New York Times. July 17, 2013.] Nevertheless, the country still has within in its ranks some state attorneys general who seem to pursue goals… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Nurses on Health Care Policy

most of which have instituted far greater access to health care than exists in the US. Impact of healthcare politics Healthcare politics recently has seen an expansion of health care access under the Affordable Care Act, multiple attempts to undermine key components of the ACA, and a certain amount of uncertainty, where key stakeholders simply do not know what the political environment is going to be, as power in Washington in particular fluctuates and health care is affected by these fluctuations. Patients are a critical stakeholder that are often affected negatively. Uncertainty helps nobody, coverage levels wax and wane depending… Continue Reading...

Personal Social Status and Culture

Cultural Widowhood Practices In South Eastern Nigeria: The Need For A Panacea. Global Journal of politics and Law Research, 3, (1), 79-90.http://www.eajournals.org/wp-content/uploads/The-Legal-Anatomy-of-Cultural-Widowhood-Practices-in-South-Eastern-Nigeria-The-Need-for-a-Panacea.pdf Uzoamaka, E. Achunam, N. Obiageli, F.E., Amobi, L.I. (2018). The Epidemiology of Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria-A Twelve Year Review. Researchgate. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/324825410_The_Epidemiology_of_Female_Genital_Mutilation_in_Nigeria-A_Twelve_Year_Review   Continue Reading...

Black Power and Black Feminism

in providing understanding of this theme. That is because Collins discusses the theme from the standpoint of the politics of empowerment. Du Bois discusses it more from an academic standpoint—i.e., the need for the American Negro to quit his own “slavish” ways and embrace the realization that he has something unique and helpful to offer to the American public. Du Bois appears to accept the law of segregation in so far as he embraces the differences among the races. Collins firmly places the experiences of African-American women in the limelight to show how “power, inequality and conflict” can best… Continue Reading...

What Is the Economy

no matter what helps me to understand the current economic climate and how politics can be used to color and shape it and even to distort the economic reality. The current trade war has been said to be important because China is taking advantage of the U.S., which has a large trade deficit. But there is a tradeoff here is many things that people buy at Walmart or Amazon are made in China, while a lot of other things, like homes or cars or appliances or food are not. So this idea that everything we buy is made in… Continue Reading...

Dnp Essentials

addition, the nurse must not become so involved in national level politics regarding healthcare that they forget their local community. In some communities, professional advocacy groups and community health organizations may be few. If the nurse sees a need for such a group, starting the needed group is one way that they can serve the community at large. Aligning Needs and Talents The advanced practice nurse is in a position to have a bird’s eye view of the needs of the community surrounding their location. Through daily interaction with floor nurses and patients, they may see an area of… Continue Reading...

Operation Chromite

ways a typical war drama with requisite sub-plots involving espionage, politics, and military strategy. Similarly, the film serves to reinforce the prevailing narrative about the Korean War, depicting the North Koreans as being summarily evil and one-dimensional while holding the South Koreans, Americans, and other allies as being more complex as well as morally righteous. Although harshly criticized from a filmmaking perspective, Operation Chromite does remain true to the historical events that took place during the Battle of Inchon. The bold invasion did indeed serve as a critical victory in the conflict, even though it still did not lead… Continue Reading...

How Will Brexit Happen

signed—which could potentially be never. Thus, Brexit would continue to be a thing that is only spoken about in politics, with much hand-wringing taking place over how to proceed in theory, and no actual Brexit would ever take place or need to take place as the Irish backstop would be there to ensure that business as usual is able to be transacted. It would aggravate pro-Brexiteers but without adequate representation in the government, their agitation would not amount to any new changes or developments. However, as Murphy points out, the Irish backstop is dividing Ireland and leading to the resurrection… Continue Reading...

Political and Religious Action in the World

totally segregate religion from social engagement. At the same time, fusing religion and politics can be dangerous business. As Massaro (2012) points out, the two most obvious perils associated with the improper blending of Church and State include sectarianism and theocracy. Sectarianism, denounced by the Vatican, refers to deliberate isolation from the world, in self-sustaining and cohesive communities. As attractive as it may be to form religiously minded societies apart from the world, the real work—the hard work of creating the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth—cannot be done in those types of settings. Sectarianism is akin to apathy for… Continue Reading...

Healthcare Leadership Tribal in Ted Talk

analysts and legislators in target markets, we extend our reach into politics and social activism. Beyond that, we can work with scientists and social scientists to build on the existing database of research to come up with concrete recommendations for strategies of implementing change. Throughout the world, we are all dedicated to alleviating suffering, discovering innovative healthcare solutions that radically transform healthcare operations and systems, and to manifesting policies and programs that promote social justice in healthcare. The Level Five vision includes working with people outside of our sphere of influence who nevertheless have shared values and concerns. Conceptualizing… Continue Reading...

How Does Public Policy Work

if she wants and to allow for a greater discussion of the role that outside money plays in American politics. A great deal of scrutiny has been given to the Mueller investigation to see whether the Trump Administration colluded with Russia to steal the election. Yet no scrutiny or legal investigation is ever made into the role that Israel plays in American politics. When Netanyahu visits Congress and receives 26 standing ovations from Congress, something is seriously wrong in the American government that such fawning could ever be displayed to a foreign leader (Cohen, 2015). The American government seems… Continue Reading...

The Fall Of the American Family

cons of each and how the sociological perspective and feminist politics play a role in understanding these trends. Unmarried In 1960, only 5% of births occurred to unmarried women. Today, nearly 40% of births occur outside of marriage (Pew Research Center, 2015). That is a significant jump over the past fifty years and indicates a radical transformation in the social structure and dynamic with regards to personal familial relationships, sex, and marriage. It aligns with what Hamilton and Armstrong (2019) have shown about the trend in relationships moving away from the concept of courtship, which implies getting to know… Continue Reading...

Robo Calls Increase in Use

Tech. & Internet, 5, 79. Kefford, G., & Power, L. (2014). Robo-call usage by Australian political parties: The case of the. Communication, politics & Culture, 47(1), 1. Pal, M. (2017). Canadian Election Administration on Trial: ‘Robocalls’, Opitz and Disputed Elections in the Courts. King's Law Journal, 28(2), 324-342.   Continue Reading...

The Aim Of the Voting Rights Act

groups within the country. This has been greatly influenced by politics. As such, the American Legislative Exchange has been on the lead propagating prohibitory voter identification laws. Racial polarization is also to blame. Many claim that the Obama era made racism more real in the US, and brewed controversy on who exactly should cast the ballot. (Mickey et.al 2017) The election of President trump to power was also soiled with allegations of Russian interference. If true, the American voting rights will prove greatly compromised. References Coffee Jr, J. C., Sale, H., & Henderson, M. T. (2015). Securities regulation: Cases… Continue Reading...

A Brief History Of Leadership

researching on leadership. Through this period, the definition of leadership has undergone numerous changes. Factors such as the prevailing politics, world affairs and people’s perceptions have been responsible for this evolution of definitions. It is commonplace that persons from different social and cultural backgrounds may not view leadership in the same way. Rost (1991) examined materials published between the years 1900 and 1990. He ended up with over 200 definitions of leadership. This served as a good history on the evolution of leadership definitions through the century. 1900-1929 - During this period, leadership tended towards a central dominating power.… Continue Reading...

Rousseau and Human Rights

by the Enlightenment Era thinkers like Rousseau and Locke, whose ideas had come to be enshrined in modern Western politics. [2: Rousseau, Social Contract, 1.] Locke was opposed to the idea of the “divine right of kings”[footnoteRef:3]—just as Rousseau had been (their antipathy towards anything smacking of Old World ways or values routinely informed their writing). This opposition to kingship was heralded by the American Revolutionaries and noted in the Declaration of Independence, infused as it was with the spirit of Thomas Paine, a virulent anti-monarchist. The monarchy represented the Old World power structure and what was left it… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Technology at Homeland Security

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 to address the issues of whether to monitor and collect data on persons using social… Continue Reading...

How Socialization Affects a Person

across their life span include what to believe about religion, what to think about politics, how to view gender roles or how to view different races or ethnicities. They develop tastes in music based on socialization in many cases. They develop a taste for sports or for movies or for books through a process of socialization. Their career choices could be influenced through socialization and their state in life could be too—i.e., whether one chooses to get married or not may depend upon socialization. People learn how to dress, how to talk, how to think, how to act—all by… Continue Reading...

Feudalism in Europe and Japan

Manorialism in Europe and Japan Europe and Japan together with other parts of the world experienced a period when politics was decentralized. During this period, loyalty was owed to a lord and combat was part of everyday life. Some of the trends that characterized this period include feudalism and manorialism, which manifested differently despite extending across regions. Feudalism and manorialism were two frameworks in which the Japanese and European medieval culture was developed. While feudalism was an economic structure that influenced how land was managed, feudalism was a social structure that was embedded in an exchange of pieces of land… Continue Reading...

Why the Beatles Were Loved

personal liberation. He had already been to the Maharishi and later would enter primal therapy and left-wing politics. He was in a major transitional period; he had married Yoko Ono in March” (Krishna). The others were moving on as well, each attempting their own solo careers, each with different levels of success. Harrison and Lennon took to Eastern religion. Lennon would be assassinated before long by Mark David Chapman. Yet the legend of the Beatles would live on. They were considered the quintessential pop band: they defined the genre, made it what it was, pioneered all the modern pop… Continue Reading...

Emotional Development Of Children

learn through the socialization process across their life span include what to believe about religion, what to think about politics, how to view gender roles or how to view different races or ethnicities. For children, the emotions and the regulation of the emotions are the main behaviors that are learned through socialization (Raval & Walker, 2019). Children perceive how others react in certain situations, and they imitate their behavioral responses often in similar contexts and situations (Raval & Walker, 2019). They are especially attentive to how their parents demonstrate emotion, which is why there are two main parental emotional… Continue Reading...

Johnson and Johnson Human Resource Value and Contribution

employee if it is not carried out well (Noe et al., 2016). HR should be aware of appraisal politics because it leads to inaccurate performance measurement. A manager can give misleading information when evaluating an employee to advance their personal goals. Appraisal politics is unhealthy because high performing employees become discouraged if they feel they were rated unfairly. On the other hand, weak employees who are overrated will be rewarded instead of being encouraged to work hard. (Noe et al., 2015). I would recommend calibration meetings to counter the effects of appraisal politics. Managers should hold meetings to discuss employee… Continue Reading...

The Mis-education Of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson

to promote social justice and political empowerment, then African Americans cannot fall prey to power politics or ego.  Institutionalized Racism Will Not Vanish Overnight Woodson is optimistic about the potential for self-empowerment, but he is also a realist. In Mis-Education, Woodson shows that racism has become so entrenched in the American consciousness that it goes undetected and unchallenged, even by the oppressed people. People start to take for granted that the racist beliefs are the truth Because of how pervasive racism is, and the fact that it is taken for granted as reality, belief in white superiority is not… Continue Reading...

Can Nato Still Keep the Peace

characteristics which differentiate institutionalism from realism”—i.e., no distinction between high and low politics, and complete interaction among actors across national borders.[footnoteRef:4] [4: Rebecca Devitt, Liberal Institutionalism: An Alternative IR Theory or Just Maintaining the Status Quo? https://www.e-ir.info/2011/09/01/liberal-institutionalism-an-alternative-ir-theory-or-just-maintaining-the-status-quo/] Maintaining the peace refers to the practice of preventing war or using military force to prevent one nation from attacking another, committing genocide, or engaging in any destabilizing activity. Peace is a term that refers to the opposite of devastating world wars: it refers to agreement and good relations among the great powers or nuclear powers; it refers to the avoidance of… Continue Reading...

Conflict Identification and Conflict Resolution

the side. A clear conscious is needed to be able to solve a conflict. Diversity in culture, politics, socio and economic situations always make it a complicated process since everybody has their views on issues differently. In conclusion, there are five steps to resolving a conflict effectively · Identifying the sources of the conflict with a question of whether the conflict began with the parties involved or an external factor. There might be many sources of the conflict that drag the process thus a need to identify all the causes so that you can be able to craft a… Continue Reading...

Immigration in the United Kingdom

schools and grew up to be elderly. [7: BBC, Windrush Generation, 2018. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk- politics-43792411] Then the rising tide of anger against the immigration wave coming out of the Middle East thanks to the endless wars sponsored by the West drove the British government to begin cracking down on illegal immigrants who could not prove their status with the proper documents. The problem for the Windrush Generation was that they had never needed nor been given any documents so could not actually prove that they were there legally. It was a major mistake on the part of the British government. In… Continue Reading...

Does the United Nations Have Power

Thus, another chief limit is that among the member states themselves, the pettiness of politics can play a major part in derailing negotiations and preventing a resolution from being adopted. With the U.S. acting as a major power in the world that feels threatened by the newly formed alliance between Russia and China, it is really no surprise that it should behave in a manner that prevents either country from gaining a foothold on the world stage—and if the UN is not a useful tool for the U.S. in terms of maintaining its hegemonic interests, it will abandon it,… Continue Reading...

Hunger Eradication and Extreme Poverty

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, public bureaucracies, the weak distinction between private and public spheres, nepotism, abuse of rights and poor governance. Handley, et al. (2009) notes that a vast of Africa state political culture is anchored on tribalism, regionalism, and religion. Such neopatrimonialism political systems leave development decision in the hands of informal networks of influential people. Such a political system derails the development of public goods such as electricity, mobile network or healthcare. The political system has… Continue Reading...

The Leadership Of Martin Luther King

represent his organization, which had chapters all over. Thus, King was not an outsider inserting himself into regional politics but rather a concerned leader of a group that was directly impacted by the racism in Birmingham and thus he had a moral responsibility to take ownership of the issue. King used logos—or logic—to make his argument by pointing out all the conditions of the people in Birmingham that virtually called out for demonstrations in the first place. He indicates that he was not making a fuss over nothing but that the “white power structure” actually was a problem there… Continue Reading...

Gender Equality in Arabia

researcher would study the effects of the “Empower Kuwaiti Women in politics” missive in which representatives from the country traveled to Washington D.C. to learn measures to increase women’s involvement in politics in the former nation (Hindy). At least one of these policies or campaigns will be analyzed for each of the countries in the GCC. References Alhashmi, Thuraiya. “Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Gulf Women in politics.” The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. 2018. Web. https://agsiw.org/cracking-glass-ceiling-gulf-women-politics/ European Parliament. “The Situation of Women in the Gulf States.” 2014. Web. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2014/509985/IPOL_STU(2014)509985_EN.pdf Hindy, Lily. “Kuwaiti Women Leaders Aim to Bring More… Continue Reading...

How Socrates Argues Against Crito

with that. References Mulry, D. (2007). The Anarchist in the House: The politics of Conrad's" The Secret Agent". The Conradian, 32(1), 1-12. Plato. (n.d.). Apology. Retrieved from http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/apology.html Plato. (n.d.). Crito. Retrieved from http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/crito.html   Continue Reading...

What Makes Venice Beach Unique

up as a kind of cultural protest to the politics of the era, Vietnam, and a general rejection of Old World values (Maynard). The Arrival of the Counter-Culture By the 1960s, the times and the culture had indeed changed. The Feminist Movement got underway with Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, in which she “came to political consciousness out of a disillusionment with her life as a suburban housewife” (Horowitz 2). The political consciousness of many others would be roused during the 1960s as well. The assassinations of JFK, RFK, MLK, Jr., and Malcolm X stunned an entire generation of… Continue Reading...

Trump Versus Hawaii

into law, but executive orders were signed and implemented as per the campaign promises. The politics in the case dilutes the fact of the matter. There is some sort of entitlement in the foreign nationals corner but suffice to say, not all of the statements were false. The uncontrolled immigration had caused massive influx of unqualified labor, according to national bureau of statistics and the need to get only qualified labor was the reason for the ban. Many jobs were taken away from the American people and this resulted in disillusion on the part of the citizen thus most… Continue Reading...