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Public Relations and Democratic Communication - Consider the arguments for and against the view that Public Relations enhance democratic communication. While democratic communication influenced by many different factors, especially in capitalist society, the elites represents as dominant groups that have more opportunities to express their voice. Among to the rest, Public Relations play an important role in the communication between public and different organizations. The core of this essay is based on the debate of whether Public Relations enhance democratic communication....   [tags: Democratic Communications]
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The United States Illogical Practice of Democratic Peace Theory in the Middle East - The idea of a lasting, ideally global, peace has been present in the minds of people for centuries. The most notable formulation of this is Kant’s vision of perpetual peace. “He saw it as a condition that needed to be maintained by politics between states with governments which represented society and separation of power. From this basic framework stems the idea called “democratic peace theory” (pg. 82). Democratic Peace Theory (DPT) asserts that democracies do not generally fight other democracies because they share common norms and domestic institutions that constrain international, state actors from going to war....   [tags: Democratic Peace Theory (DPT)]
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Is the EU Democratic? - The European Union (EU) is fundamentally democratic and is evident through its institutions, however, the current democratic electoral structure is of great concern. The EU is a new type of political system, often referred to as a sui generis, implying its uniqueness as there exists and a non comparable political body. The EU can neither regarded as a ‘state’ nor as an ‘international institution’ as it combines supranational as well as intergovernmental characteristics (Hix, 1999, p7). In this regard it has developed its own understandings of what democracy is....   [tags: Politics, Europe]
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Is the EU Democratic? - The European Union (EU), since the initial foundation in 1952 as the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and throughout periods of development, has been considered one of the most advanced forms of regional integration. It, based on numerous treaties and resolutions, has strived to promote values such as peace, cooperation or democracy, and in 2012 was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for having “contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe” (Nobel Media AB, 2012)....   [tags: European Union Essays]
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The Tenets of Democratic Peace Theory - For centuries, people all over the world have sought the idea of everlasting global peace. The basic framework of this idea was given by Immanuel Kant in his 1795 essay “On Perpetual Peace”. In his work, he wrote that peace is not natural to human beings and that is why, governments representing societies and power, through the use of politics have to secure the condition of peace. Immanuel Kant’s essay “On Perpetual Peace” has given the starting point from which “Democratic Peace Theory” originates....   [tags: Global Peace, Kant, Perpetual Peace]
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Was Colonial America a Democratic Society? - Between 1607 and 1733, Great Britain established thirteen colonies in the New World along the land’s eastern coast. England’s colonies included Virginia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Georgia. Though the colonies were classified as New England, middle or southern colonies, the colonists developed a unifying culture. With this new American culture, the colonists throughout the colonies began to think differently than their English cousins....   [tags: american colonies, american government] 547 words
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Democratic Morality and the Administrative Law - John Rohr views on Democratic Morality and the Administrative Law and how these laws affect the organizations. Democratic Morality deals with the issue that large organizations will have more control or influence on the development of policy. The Administrative law is concern with the legal aspect of the organization and the fairness across the board. The author examines the administrative law of democratic morality between the periods of 1800s and 1900s, with emphasis on the how democratic morality was used to bring about changes in the organizations....   [tags: Politics] 1994 words
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Campaign Party: The Democratic Alliance - Campaign Party: The Democratic Alliance   1. Introduction to the DA 2. Initiating the campaign 2.1. Charter 2.2. Project Statement 3. Planning the Campaign 3.1. Project Description 3.2. Project Goals and Objectives 3.3. Scope 4. Execution of the Campaign 4.1. Execution Strategy 4.2. Project Organisation 4. 3. Project Facilities and Resources 4.4 Project Stakeholders 5. References   1. Introduction: The Democratic Alliance (DA) is a South African political party that’s roots lie in the anti-apartheid movement of the 1970’s, at this time it was known as the Progressive Party, it renamed its self the Democratic alliance in the 1990’s....   [tags: campaign, planning, alliance, voters]
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Transitions to Democracy and Democratic Consolidation - Transitions to democracy have been explained in various ways. Modernization for instance, is one theoretical approach to explain why countries democratize. Additionally, social and cultural factors have also explained democratization, as well as, international factors. It becomes deductive to attribute democratization to any one single theory as modernization works with social and cultural factors that are also impacted by international factors. It appears as if they all contribute in one way or another....   [tags: Democratization Essays]
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Are Democratic States More Peaceful? - Democratic states are perceived to be more peaceful because “democracies do not attack each other.” The proposition that democracies never (or rarely; there is a good deal of variation about this) go to war against one another has nearly become a truism. Since Michael Doyle’s essay in 1983 pointed out that no liberal democracy has ever fought a war with another democracy , scholars have treated pacifism between as democracies, “as closest thing we have to an empirical law in international relations.” The democratic peace proposition encourages hope for a new age of international peace....   [tags: Political Systems, Liberalism]
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Barack Obama and the Democratic Party - Most liberals have an overpowering, almost obsessive-compulsive drive to make everything line up, balance, and come out even. Obsessed with rearranging, realigning, and controlling the natural order of everything and everyone to fit the perfect liberal-progressive model, they quickly find disillusionment. Their cockamamie ideas meet with scorn and ridicule in the real world of reason and common sense. Frustrated by their inability to manipulate the behavior of others, yet with the uncontrollable fixation to make everything “right,” liberals learned long ago to harness the power of government....   [tags: Politics] 1065 words
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The Art of Democratic Parenting - When children are growing up, they often wonder why their friend’s parents act differently than theirs. Some might even complain to their parents by saying “But my friend’s parents let her do that” or “My friend’s parents bought him/her this toy”. Although, it may be hard to explain to your child why it is important for you to say no to something’s, it will be better for them in the long run. Some parents may not realize but everyday things such as food choices, toy or games they play with and the responsibilities they have at home can affect their lives forever and they will pass on the things you taught them to their children one day....   [tags: Parenting] 1138 words
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How "democratic" was Jacksonian Democracy - The rise of democratisation in America describes "Age of Jackson", yet Jacksonian Democracy is a concept referring to the rise of political democracy in America through the creation of the Democrat party. In one aspect it is a period of democracy for the common man with extended suffrage and strict constructionism in the federal system. Another angle is that Jacksonianism can be seen as a walking contradiction with the existence of slavery and subjugation of minorities in an age of white supremacy defying any "democratic" nature....   [tags: Age of Jackson, American History]
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Public Relations and Democratic Communications - In modern society, the mass media is of central importance in informing, educating and entertaining the public through reflections of different aspects of the society, such as educational issue, economic circumstance and political affair. Benefiting from the development of new media technologies, the power of mass media to shape public perceptions on broad issues has been considerably strengthened by the achievements as a wider coverage of media audiences and the competence of instantaneous information transmission and updating....   [tags: Political Science Essays]
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Social Media and Democratic Reform - Social Media and Democratic Reform I) In this paper I prove that the TedTalk related to Political and Cultural Globalization by focusing on social media use in The Pro-democracy Revolution and how it has affected democratic reformation. A) A comparative essay between the Jasmine Revolution of Tunisia and the Jasmine Revolution of China. B) How social media affected the outcomes of both of the revolutions. 1) Social Media was the leading force in Tunisia 2) Social Media did not win the Chinese Revolution (a) Censorship of media held back the potential revolution (b) Government Security prevented protests....   [tags: globalization, military, violence, bias]
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The American (Totalitarian) Democratic System? - “The American dream, collectively thought to be the ability to advance one’s status in life through hard work and determination, is the central part of American culture and class definition,” theorizes economics professor and journalist Paul Krugman in an article in which he later attacked this mantra (Krugman par. 15). Whether or not his sentiments hold true to the people with the United States as a whole is difficult to measure, but more and more evidence has come forth within the past few decades that support an adjacent viewpoint....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Party Influence on Democratic Elections - According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “democracy is a government by the people.” Merriam additionally specifies democracy as the “rule of the majority.” In government, this definition may be a contradiction. A classic democratic state is defined as a government in which the supreme power is invested in the people which is exercised directly or indirectly through the use of elections. However, according to the definition of Merriam-Webster the power comes from the masses. In the parliamentary democracy of the United Kingdom and Sweden either theory may be applied....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Collapse of Democratic Choice - With over 1 million businesses operating in Canada, corporate responsibility is a major issue that should be recognized by citizens within society. In simple terms, corporate responsibility is the ethics and morals of a business. Many corporations in Canada have a tremendous amount of wealth and power. Regulation is essential in order for good government. Corporate responsibility occurs when initiatives taken by these corporations benefit all the stakeholders. These stakeholders vary from the employees, to the customer, and to the community....   [tags: corporate responsibility, ethics, moral]
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Democratic Ideals of John Locke - In Second Treatise of Government John Locke characterizes the state of nature as one’s ability to live freely and abide solely to the laws of nature. Therefore, there is no such thing as private property, manmade laws, or a monarch. Locke continues to say that property is a communal commodity; where all humans have the right to own and work considering they consume in moderation without being wasteful. Civil and Political Societies are non-existent until one consents to the notion that they will adhere to the laws made by man, abide by the rules within the community, allow the ability to appoint men of power, and interact in the commerce circle for the sake of the populace....   [tags: Influence, History, Government]
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Democratic System: State and Governemnt - In a democratic system, a bill goes through two distinct branches, the executive and the legislative branch. The bill becomes a policy only when it passes the legislative branch and executive branch. The legislative or executive branches do not have the ability to implement the policy or law; it is the responsibility of the bureaucracy to implement that policy. It is public employees who work in the bureaucracy. Almost thirty three percent of state and local employees belong to unions. The primary responsibility of the union is to protect its member’s job and benefits....   [tags: executive, legislative branch] 1253 words
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Democratic Policing Literature Review - Introduction The theory of democratic policing is no monolithic, cogent and cohesive doctrine. Rather like democracy itself, the literature on democratic policing is characterised by oft-competing claims and counter-claims as to its core principles, goals and arrangements. This literature review canvasses the notable differences and similarities in the various characterisations of democratic policing, and also briefly looks at the challenges that some authors argue are already threatening the dominance of the theory....   [tags: Political Science]
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The American Democratic Republic - “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." Although the United States is moving toward a more democratic political system, the framers of the constitution aimed at creating a republic government. The word democracy is never even mentioned in the United States Constitution. Our modern government is a blend of both democratic and republican ideals called the American Democratic Republic....   [tags: republic government, political equality]
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The Jacksonian Democratic Party - When George Henry Evans cited the unalienable rights of the Declaration of Independence and that, “’to secure these rights’ against the undue influence of other classes of society, prudence… dictates the necessity of the organization of a party, who shall…prevent dangerous combinations to subvert these indefeasible and fundamental privileges”, he called for a party to become the sentinel of the original American democracy. And for many, the Jacksonian Democratic Party filled that role. The Democrats, who pursued a democracy that entailed economic and social independence for the common citizen, faced harsh opposition from the Whig Party in the Second American Party System....   [tags: Jacksonian Democracy]
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Democratic Innovations in Nepal - Assess the degree to which late 20th century Nepal, as described by Burghart, could be characterized as a modern 'nation-state' in Gellner's sense. 'People in different parts of the world still utter different sounds, but nowadays they say more or less the same things everywhere' (Gellner in Eriksen, 2010. p.289). For a long period of time, nationalism was regarded as 'one of Europe's most magnificent gifts to the rest of the world', 'a European import'(Chatterjee, 1993. p.4), until the breakout of the two World Wars....   [tags: nation-state, nationalism, Gelner, Burghart]
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Democratic Ideology - In order for understanding to materialize concerning democratic ideology, one must try to understand the beginnings of the subject, how it came about, who were the players involved. Also, how did those involved use their theory to develop it. Further, one should try to understand the different methods of its use. Finally, one should seek the criticisms in order to better understand the possible shortcomings of it. Democratic Ideology is a very complex multifaceted mythology and if one is to broaden their understanding of it must thoughtfully review each of these areas....   [tags: Age of Enlightenment, Economics, Politics]
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Democratic Morality - Democratic morality rests on three key issues, each must be examined in light of the impact of large administrative organizations with substantial influence over the development of public policy. First, democratic morality assumes that the person, the individual, is the basic measure of human value. It is in the realization of the fullest potential of the individual that we come to judge our political and social system. It holds that institutions, policies, and the behavior of men are to be judged by one principle: man is the ultimate value of all human values....   [tags: Government]
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Chants Democratic - Chants Democratic, by Sean Wilentz examined the emergence of New York’s labor class during the Jacksonian era and in essence revealed Artisan Republicanism. Wilentz offered a unique perspective in his historical analysis of the social and political labor histories during 1788 through 1850. Wilentz stressed the importance of the republicanism ideology in the creation of a working class that was instrumental in a pre-industrial New York. The author stressed the significance in both the political histories and social histories of the early nineteenth century by incorporating political ideologies and labor union descriptions....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Democratic Iraq - Just the other day, I was sitting in a cafeteria with a couple of my friends, chatting and discussing the old times of high school. It didn’t take a long time till the content of the discussion took a discriminating dimension. They started to talk about a group of students who became rappers and wore in a different style than ours. They said that they were “freaks” and “Losers,” and that the likes of them are the reason why we never reached a good educational, social, and economic level. I asked myself: How is that relevant....   [tags: Iraqi Women Fight for Gender Equality]
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Democratic Participation - One of the biggest concerns in the modern American democracy is the lack of political interest and participation that has increased since the 1960s. Most political scientists agree with the idea that a healthy democracy needs a healthy amount of participation and political efficacy; however, the big debate involves knowing what is the amount necessary to be considered “healthy”. Some political scientists believe the theory, in which average American’s lack of participation is in extreme harm for our democracy....   [tags: Political Interest, America, Politics] 1343 words
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Democratic Peace Theory - The democratic peace theory was not always seen as the substantial argument and significant contribution to the field of International Relations that it is today. Prior to the 1970’s, it was realist and non-realist thought that took preeminence in political theoretical thinking. Though the democratic peace theory was first criticized for being inaccurate in its claim that democracy promotes peace and as such democracies do not conflict with each other, trends, statistical data, reports have suggested and proved that the democratic peace theory is in fact valid in its claim....   [tags: democracy, peaceful relations, democracies]
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Democratic Peace Theory - Intro: US Presidents have made it a goal during their term(s) in office to establish a good relationship with foreign countries and even try to improve upon existing connections with our allies. Some believe it is to prevent conflicts between the countries while others dispute that it is a threat assessment by the United States to pick and choose their friends and enemies. Preventing conflict between two democracies or countries that practice democracy is called Democratic Peace Theory. However, research has begun to show that Democratic Peace Theory is ineffective and needs to be brought to an end as a model for how international relations are formed or destroyed....   [tags: Foreign Policy, Nuclear Turmoil]
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People’s Democratic Party - The dream of the founding fathers of any political party in the world is for their members to share the same vision with them, to follow their footsteps, and to preserve their enduring legacies. These are naturally what the successive members of the party are supposed to uphold especially when the vision and legacies meet the challenges of their time. But when the reverse is the case as a result of unexpected changes in the political equation, immediate changes must be effected in the party to avert colossal defeat during elections....   [tags: Government] 1239 words
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The Contrasting Development of Democratic and Authoritarian States - Two states, developing as either a democratic or authoritarian regime, could be expected to undergo different paths over the course of fifty years. While this opportunity of observational research is unlikely to occur, it presents itself to analysis implementing secured theories regarding the tendencies of both forms of government. A democratic regime, defined by popular sovereignty and political equality, deeply contrasts the inequality and singular rule synonymous with authoritarianism. The differences in the two states would be most notable in regard to tendencies regarding international relations, economic development, as well as the level of internal stability resulting from the decisio...   [tags: international relations, decision makers] 1124 words
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The Role of Chieftainship in a Democratic South Africa - Kgoshi ke kgoshi ka batho when translated conveys that chiefs are chiefs because of the people. Chieftainship was the ancient way of governance in Africa and particularly in Southern Africa. Chieftainship was also considered the most common form of political structures in Southern Africa. Prior to the apartheid era chiefs and kings were very influential on the people in the Zulu, Pedi, Swazi, Ndebele, the Transkei tribes and other tribes in South Africa. In their political system chiefs and kings were seen as superior figures in the society and most individuals living in their clan had to follow orders conveyed by the chief and king....   [tags: culture, Tribes, Chief] 904 words
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Civil Disobedience and It's Relation to the Democratic Process - Everything in the universe is a system that must progress, and in order to progress, it must consume and test the realities around it. Throughout the history of humanity, individuals and groups have always defied laws that they believe are unjust and have always moved to progress society based on either their own motives. The idea of Democracy is revolutionary; it is a microcosm of the collective reality because different entities always come together in a feedback loop in order for their motives to coalesce and balance each other out....   [tags: Civil Disobedience Essays]
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Conflict and Corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Africa has long been a nation of conflict and strife. Certain countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have a prolonged history of corrupt leaders, violence and lack of resources. These conflicts often can lead to spill over and create wars in their neighboring countries. When a weak state has internal conflict it often spreads to surrounding weak states as it did with many of the countries in central Africa. This type of crisis will often involve the entire world in a variety of capacities such as militaries, foreign aid and the global economy....   [tags: Africa]
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SADC: A Private Club or A Democratic Institution? - An understanding of the philosophical, political and economic and historical background is essential to the comprehension of the functions of institutions in SADC. According to Zacarias A. (1998), he stated SADC is virtually the transformation of the so-called war-time frontline states and newly independent state of Southern Africa from a purely defensive military alliance, against apartheid and settler colonial minority regimes, into an economic and political alliance. The founding fathers of SADC most notably Mugabe of Zimbabwe and Mujoma of Namibia’s tendency to treat SADC as an exclusive private club to the used to satisfy their whims is clearly illustrative of the fact that these leader...   [tags: Economics]
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The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka known officially as the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, or by many as the “pearl of the Indian Ocean” is a beautiful diverse island country located, “off India’s southeastern coast” (Pulsipher, 2011, p. 483). Approximately 21,000,000 people call Sri Lanka their home and many travel to Sri Lanka to enjoy its diverse culture and beauty. This report explores the Sri Lanka’s physical, cultural, and political geography, Christianity’s history in Sri Lanka, and also presents suggestions for Christianity’s continued growth....   [tags: cultural, and political geography]
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The Deceptive Mediums Deteriorating Democratic Structure - Aristotle founded the political system, democracy, with its intended meaning; rule by the many. Throughout the evolution of politics, this form of governance has evolved to shape around those it administers. A democratic legislation allows those within its borders to have an equal contribution in the decisions being made. The main fault in democracy is that the majority of the publically accessible information comes from a biased, unreliable source: media. Acting as today’s main method of communication, media allows distorted information to reach a mass audience....   [tags: aristotle, democracy, political system]
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Redford’s Concept of Democratic Morality - Redford’s concept of democratic morality as a cornerstone of the public organization is befitting when analyzing the indoctrination of ethical standards, especially in governmental bureaucracy. As governmental entities compelled to uphold democracy, their legitimacy is derived from a democracy and they are therefore compelled to embrace it (Denhardt, 2007). The standards held by these organizations are derived from democratic rule, perhaps more so in the form of representative bureaucracy. It functions in such a way, that our views and agendas are to be legislated through our elected officials, and then enacted in law....   [tags: Government]
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The Democratic Symbol - The Democratic Symbol The word “donkey” has come to have a negative connotation in today’s society. In Webster’s Handy College Dictionary, the definition for a donkey is “an ass” or “a stupid or obstinate person”. One would presume that with such a meaning, the Democratic Party, one of the main political parties in the United States, would not be associating itself with such a negative symbol. The first use of the “donkey” as the Democratic symbol occurred during Andrew Jackson’s run for president in 1828....   [tags: Politics Government Symbolism Essays]
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A Democratic Society - A Democratic Society Throughout time the debate upon which is the best system of government has been an ongoing debate. Somewhere between the realms of democracy, socialism, fascism, communism, and monarchism lies the answer to the perfect system. Traditionally speaking, North America has always tried to remain democratic in ruling. The democratic system, unlike it's alternatives, encourages equality and liberty among the people which in modern society, makes it the most attractive system of government today....   [tags: essays research papers] 1759 words
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Representation, Transparency, Inclusion and Responsibility - Question 1: What features of consultation instruments make them likely to carry stakeholder legitimacy. The consultation regime in a democratic state should reflect the traditional democratic values - representation, transparency, inclusion and responsibility (Kohler-Koch and Quittkat 2013). Since consultation instruments are developed by the state for the public, it is then crucial to ensure they are available and accessible to a variety of stakeholders, interested public, organisations and experts....   [tags: Democratic Values]
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The Importance of Diverse and Democratic Schooling - The purpose of schools today is, unfortunately, to create a well-trained rather than well-educated workforce. However, the true purpose of schooling should be to educate all students equitably, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, etc., so that they can use logic and reasoning to make informed decisions (Spring, 6). Teachers are at the frontline in the struggle to create well-educated citizens within a diverse and democratic society. This essay will examine the criteria needed to create the ideal citizen of a diverse and democratic society, as well as how I as an educator plan to integrate and promote democracy and diversity in my teaching practices....   [tags: public education, public schools] 883 words
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How Democratic Is the American Constitution? - Robert Dahl's book How Democratic is the American Constitution, reminds us that the American Constitution wasn't the only possible base for a democratic system in America. In this book Dahl explains some of the democratic and undemocratic aspects of the American constitution. He also explains what should be changed to improve it. In chapter 2, Dahl begins explaining about the Framers of the constitution who had the task of basically creating a new government that combated all of the problems of the new United States of America....   [tags: Book Reviews Robert Dahl] 701 words
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The Weaknesses of the Democratic Government in Italy - The Weaknesses of the Democratic Government in Italy One of the main weaknesses of the Italian Democratic Government was the way it was made up and what it consisted of. During the course of time from when the unification of Italy took place through to the end of the First World War, the parliamentary system had established itself only through bribery and corruption. This was called ‘transformismo’. The proportional representation system meant that there were lots of splinter parties, and that coalitions had to be formed in order for there to be any kind of majority....   [tags: Papers] 597 words
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A Democratic Deficit in the EU - A Democratic Deficit in the EU The question over the legitimacy of the EU has been a nearly continuous debate and many commentators appear to agree that the EU suffers from a severe ‘democratic deficit’. There are many reasons why this perception is so widespread. As a multinational body it lacks the grounding in common history and culture upon which most individual polities can draw. However, this should not necessarily disqualify the EU from being treated as a democratically legitimate body....   [tags: Papers European Union Government Europe Essays] 1416 words
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Ways in Which Britain is Democratic - Ways in Which Britain is Democratic The electorate in the United Kingdom have privileges regarding involvement in their democratic system unlike many other citizens of the World. In 1867 working class men were first given the right to vote, followed by the vote for women in 1918, a consequence of the suffragettes movements. In the twenty-first century the majority of the British public who are seen as deserving of the right to vote and have the mental capacity to make the judgement have the right to participate in local and general elections as well as referenda....   [tags: Papers] 898 words
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Modern Britain as A Democratic Country - Modern Britain as A Democratic Country A democracy can be defined as a state governed by the people, in which their power is exercised directly or indirectly through representation by MPs in parliament. Britain has always been viewed as a democratic country, so in this essay I will look at the evidence for this viewpoint and decide from this whether I believe this is correct. One of the main things that characterises a democracy is the right to equality. In Britain, this is protected in many ways....   [tags: Papers] 623 words
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Does religion shape the nature of democratic development? - All but four countries in the world claim to be democracies. While this statistic is demonstrative of democracy’s widespread appeal, it fails to articulate the extreme differences in the level of democracy that is experienced in these countries. Many states are merely democratic in name. Others began the democratization process but have failed to progress toward a true democracy. Scholars identify religion as a source of promotion or hindrance to democratic development. They argue that some religions are predisposed to liberal forms of democracy while others are a few steps shy of theocracy....   [tags: Government Styles, World Religions] 1672 words
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The Struggle Towards a Democratic Nation - The Struggle Towards a Democratic Nation Education Position Paper The Struggle Towards a Democratic Nation Imperialism of one sort or another has been occurring for centuries around the world. In the U.S. a specific form of imperialism is in full effect but is less noticeable than the normative physical imperialism. Linguistic imperialism occurs when a dominant group imposes their language on another, and within the United States this imperialism has been occurring through English. English is the language set up by the American society to be the dominant official language....   [tags: essays papers]
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Comparing the Democratic and Republican Parties - Comparing the Democratic and Republican Parties Ralph Nader campaigned for the 2001 Presidency by arguing that there are no real differences between the two major parties. In a broad sense, that statement might seem true. Major political parties play a majoritarian role in an otherwise pluralistic democracy in the United States. They are both majoritarian institutions trying to win control of the government. The differences between the parties lie in each party’s beliefs about the purpose and scope of government....   [tags: Papers] 2150 words
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The Constitution as A Democratic Document - Upon the opening words of the Constitution, "We the People…do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America," one must ask, who are these people. While the American Constitution provided its citizens with individual rights, many members were excluded. Elite framers manipulated the idea of a constitution in order to protect their economic interests and the interests of their fellow ‘white land and slave owning men' by restricting the voices of women, slaves, indentured servants and others....   [tags: Political Science] 936 words
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Proportional Representation Voting Should Be Enforced in Democratic States - The concept of representation in a political state that embraces a democratic system is determined by its capability to include a plurality of views when creating legislation. Election systems in a democratic government should, thus, aid and enforce the proportional representation of most politically active members of the state. As depicted by the International Institute for Democracy and Election Assistance (IDEA), “The purpose of an election is to translate the freely expressed political will of the people into a workable representative institution […] a government (i) must accurately represent the population and (ii) must be able to govern effectively.”(IDEA) These premises of a democrati...   [tags: Proportional Representation, Voting, Democracy, US] 903 words
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How Democratic is the Constitution? - How Democratic is the Constitution. In the dictionary definition, democracy “is government by the people in which the supreme power is, vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.” The constitution is a perfect example of this. The first amendment in the Bill of Rights states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Which protects the people's right to practice religion, to speak freely, to assem...   [tags: US Constitution] 756 words
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How Democratic Was Colonial America? - Before the American Revolution, America was evolving into a more self-governing, independent and democratic society. That spark that was formed by the Great Awakening, led to an immense cry for independence. Although they experienced minor improvements in terms of democracy, development of independence for racial minorities, improvement in voting conditions, betterment in the equal distribution of town offices according to financial status of the people, those minor improvements did not enable the town to become more "democratic"....   [tags: Evolution of American Democracy] 820 words
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The Democratic Republic of Congo - The Democratic Republic of Congo Formerly known as Zaire, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DROC) is located in the center of Africa bordered by nine different countries and one territory. (Lerner, 10) The bordering countries are Central African Republic and Sudan at the northern boarder, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Burundi on the eastern boarder, Zambia and Angola directly South of DROC and Congo on the Western boarder. DROC is about one third the size of the United States; consisting of 905,365 square miles of territory it is also the third largest country within the African continent, smaller only to Sudan and Algeria....   [tags: Papers] 2161 words
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The Democratic Nation of Jordan - The Democratic Nation of Jordan A few months ago I read an article in a magazine. It made me so angry that I was practically seething with rage. The article was written by Norma Khouri a young woman who lived in the province of Jordan. She was about 25, old enough to live her own life and make her own decisions, however she could not. Norma came from a middle class family whose parents had no ambitions for her beyond marriage. Norma and her best friend Dalia were eager to find jobs for themselves and had ambitions to become successful....   [tags: Free Essays] 428 words
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The Students for a Democratic Society of the late 1960’s - The 1960’s was a happening decade. It was a time when many people came together for a common good and stood against injustice. The 60’s is often recalled as the era of the peace sign, one ridden with hippies, marijuana and pacifism. While true of much of the era, some of the movements calling for immense social change began as non-violent harbingers of change and later became radicals. The reason for this turn to radicalism, as seen in the case of the Students for a Democratic Society, and as suggested by the change between this organizations earlier Port Huron statement and the later Weatherman Manifesto, is due to the gradual escalation of the Vietnam war....   [tags: Ethics] 775 words
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MONUSCU, Sexual Violence, and The Democratic Republic of The Congo - Background on the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo The conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been occurring since August, 1998 in what was originally Zaire. Conflict began over complex political reasons and additionally, conflict over basic resources such as water, as well as minerals. A cease-fire was signed in 2008. However violence in the Eastern Kivu provinces still occurs. The cease-fire has not stopped violence and the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been called, “the rape capital of the world,” by Margot Wallstrom, who is the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict....   [tags: Sexual Crimes, argumentative, persuasive]
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Democratic EcoHumanism Market Civilization - Democratic EcoHumanism Market Civilization In an effort to dramatize his neo-Polanyian critique of neo-liberal global capitalism, Stephen Gill questions the tenability of his own term market civilization, proposing it as oxymoronic in that a market civilization qua the neo-liberal order contradicts Gill's view of civilization qua democratic eco-humanism (i.e. representation, civility, social well-being and inclusion). In this formation, Gill's argument is essentially circular in its reliance on his own subjective standard of civilization, (democratic eco-humanism), to prove the uncivilized nature of the neo-liberal order....   [tags: Papers] 2301 words
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Were the Federalists Democratic? - Were the Federalists Democratic. The idea of democracy is both vague and is often over-simplified to mean "majority rules". In theory, such a notion sounds both just and efficient. However, in practice, the concept of "majority rules" is much more complex and often difficult to implement. Modern-day versions of democracy, such as the one utilized in the United States, simply guarantees a person's right to voice his or her opinion in all matters involving the public. American democracy merely provides a forum for the expression of such viewpoints; it does not guarantee the ability of any individual to bring about change....   [tags: Papers] 1002 words
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Democratic Development in Dharamsala - Democratic Development in Dharamsala The year 1959 brought enormous changes to the life of Tenzin Gyatso, Tibet’s fourteenth Dalai Lama. At the age of fifteen, he was forced to assume political power as Tibet’s supreme temporal ruler. Although the Dalai Lama does not traditionally assume secular power until the age of eighteen, advances made by the Chinese Red Army forced him to ascend to this position prematurely. Needless to say, there was an immense amount of pressure on the teenaged boy: not only was he the religious leader of millions of Tibetans, he was now also their political leader as well....   [tags: Tibet Government Papers] 4079 words
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The Effect of Political Machines on the Democratic System - The Effect of Political Machines on the Democratic System “A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude To make them love it is the task assigned” - Aldous Huxley (Quotes, 1). Through the strong sarcasm in this statement the negative effect political bosses have on a liberal society can be seen....   [tags: Papers] 784 words
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The Democratic Value of Whitman's Leaves of Grass - Early reviews of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass evince an incipient awareness of the unifying and acutely democratic aspects of the poetry. An article in the November 13th, 1856, issue of the New York Daily Times describes the modest, self-published book of twelve seemingly formless poems: "As we read it again and again, and we will confess that we have returned to it often, a singular order seems to arise out of its chaotic verses" (2). The Daily Times's identification of "order" out of "chaos" in Leaves of Grass parallels America's theoretical declaration of e pluribus unum, one out of many—a uniquely democratic objective....   [tags: Whitman Leaves of Grass Essays]
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