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Political Realism - People’s ideas and assumptions about world politics shape and construct the theories that help explain world conflicts and events. These assumptions can be classified into various known theoretical perspectives; the most dominant is political realism. Political realism is the most common theoretical approach when it is in means of foreign policy and international issues. It is known as “realpolitik” and emphasis that the most important actor in global politics is the state, which pursues self-interests, security, and growing power (Ray and Kaarbo 3)....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Study of Political Science - Political science includes a wide range of topics that attempts to describe and explain the political process, politics, and the relationship among governments. As American citizens we should all be informed and be educated about all these above topics. We as citizens cannot be unconscious of our government as the government can make or break our lives. The general areas of study in political science include American government and politics, political theory, public administration, public law, comparative politics and international relations....   [tags: Political science,] 647 words
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Conformity and Political Control - The political system in the United States of America is ruled by a two party system that is currently fighting for control of the economy and government. In the last century the country has been involved in several conflicts including two world wars and the cold war, which permanently instilled fear and terror in the American psyche. After the terrorist attacks of September 11th, the economy was brought to the edge of failure leaving a bi-partisan political system with the attitude that there is either a democratic or republican solution to the many problems Americans face as a nation....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Political Culture of The United States - The idea of political culture is found within the state’s history. The history of the state is impacted by the people settled in the region, religious backgrounds, and geography. The history of the state influences the attitudes and beliefs that people hold regarding their political system. Daniel Elazar theorized a connection between the states’ history and attitude towards government by explaining differences in government between states. Every state is different with some common ground. Elazar’s theory divides states into three types: moralistic, traditionalistic and individualistic....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Face of Political Asylum - According to US Legal, Incorporated, a legal destination site for consumers, small business, attorneys, and corporations, the legal definition for political asylum is as follows: “Political asylum refers to the protection given to political refugees from arrest by a foreign jurisdiction. A nation or embassy that affords such protection is also called asylum. Asylum is not the same as refugee. In case of asylum the asylum-seeker (or asylee) seeks his or her status after arriving in what is hoped will be the welcoming country, whereas a refugee is given that status before traveling to the final destination” (Political Asylum Law and Legal Definition)....   [tags: Political Science]
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Political Parties of Texas - As individuals, we turn towards political parties to identify with a group that has the most in common with our own values and principals. Each political party’s agenda focuses on the primary interests affiliated with that party and is motivated to enact its beliefs and interests through legislation by electing officials into government. Texas is a large state with four political parties: Republican, Democratic, Green Party, and Libertarian. Each political party has a basic fundamental ideology and platform on current issues....   [tags: Political Science]
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The First Political Parties - Today, political parties can be seen throughout everyday life, prevalent in various activities such as watching television, or seeing signs beside the road while driving. These everyday occurrences make the knowledge of political parties commonly known, especially as the two opposing political parties: the Republicans and the Democrats. Republican and Democrats have existed for numerous years, predominantly due to pure tradition, and the comfort of the ideas each party presents. For years, the existence of two political parties has dominated the elections of the president, and lower offices such as mayor, or the House of Representatives....   [tags: Political Science]
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Political Decision Making - Although Malcolm Gladwell's Blink does not explicitly lead the reader to take his observations and findings in a political context, the content of the book deals entirely with decision-making, a process that could not be more relevant to politics, whether on an individual voter level or the presidential level. The fact that people often make choices that do not align with their pre-supposed inclinations throws into doubt much of what political scientists believe about how and why certain decisions are made, decisions which, in a political environment, have extremely far-reaching implications....   [tags: Political Science] 1675 words
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Globalization and Political Policy - Globalization can in general be described as the growing interaction amongst integration of activities. This mostly affects economic activities of human societies around the world. Nevertheless more realistically, globalization refers to the increasing economic interdependence of countries or states internationally through the escalating amount and variety of cross-border relations and transactions in goods and services and of global capital stream. It is also through the extra speedy and widespread diffusion of technology....   [tags: Political Policy]
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Julian Carroll's Political Career - In this short paper, I will be discussing the Kentucky political figure, currently a sitting senator and former governor Julian Carroll. First I will discuss his background which will include his early life up to his start in politics. Second I will discuss how he started his political career and then move into talking about his how he and his administration changed Kentucky. Lastly I will discuss his current political status and how I think he made differences in Kentucky. First, I will discuss his background, which started when he was born on April 16, 1931 in McCracken County Kentucky....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Impact of Religion on Political Structure - ... Library of Congress). After the Revolution, there was a large de-secularization movement in the public school system. This was a three-pronged program that involved purging courses and textbooks believed to slander Islam and substituting courses on religion; purging teachers to ensure that only those who understood the true meaning of Islam remained in the schools; and regulating the behavior and dress of students (U.S. Library of Congress). This movement caused conflicts between those who favored a secular school system against those who favored the de-secularization....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Political Philosophy of Karl Marx - Workers of the World Unite; You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Chains. -- Karl Marx, Communist Manifesto Karl Marx had very strong viewpoints in regards to capitalism, making him a great candidate for this assignment. People constantly debate over whether his ideologies held any grain of truth to them. I believe that although not everything Marx predicted in his writings has come true (yet), he was definitely right on about a lot of issues. As a matter of fact, his teachings can definitely be applied to today’s society....   [tags: Political Science]
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Changes in Western Political Philosophy - The Age of Absolutism refers to the European history that comprises from the sixteenth century to the end of the eighteenth century. The key element of Absolutism is having the national government solely in the hands of one person, the monarch. At the beginning, Absolutism appeared as a solution to the violent disorders and crises Europe was facing during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Furthermore, those who supported Absolutism justified the kingship by arguing that the king ruled by the will of God; “God establishes king as his ministers, and reigns through them over the peoples” (document 26, page 135)....   [tags: Political Issues] 1431 words
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Globalization and Political Policy - Globalization, both as an ideology and process, has become the dominant political, economical and cultural force in the 21st century (Steger, 2002, 6). Increasingly there is a trend of policy areas that were once reserved for the state, shifting towards either being made or greatly influenced by international factors. The purpose of this paper is to examine the question: does globalization affect all policy areas equally. The view of the paper is that not all policy areas are equally influenced by globalization....   [tags: Political Policy]
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Political and Governmental Issues in Australia - The system of government in this country is based on the liberal democratic tradition. This kind of government is one based on the values of religious tolerance and gives its citizens the freedom of speech. The citizens also have the freedom of association which arises from the rule of law that has been put in place to ensure that no individual is discriminated against. The practices of the government and the institutions present in the Australian government are those that reflect the British and North American models and are seen as being uniquely Australian....   [tags: Political Science]
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‘An Act is Political when performed by a Politician.’ - When is an act classed as political. Does the act have to be performed by politicians or can an act be deemed political when it is between ordinary people down the local pub. Are political acts purely in the hands of politicians. This article aims to discuss where politics occurs; looking at various influences that theories have put forward and how the information age has undermined the title statement. Jef Huysmans, in ‘What is Politics,’ (2005: 43) states that the most likely place for politics to happen are with political individuals in political institutions, stating that “the obvious answer is in national and regional parliaments.” Politics most certainly happens in these places and there are no arguments against that....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Political Psychology of Al-Qaeda - ... Applying theories of Political Psychology of groups ; firstly , the composition of Al-Qaeda as a group ; whenever the number of members of a certain group increases , the participation among its members deteriorates and more inner conflicts arise ( Cottam et al , 2010 , p.67) ; Al-Qaeda (n.d.) states that Al-Qaeda members are found in 65 different countries containing around 50,000 thousand members , so it is relatively a large group , this is why , the plans and strategies put by the leaders are always being faced by the members leading to inner conflicts (Wins , 2006)....   [tags: Enemis of Allah, Political Extremists]
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Canada's Political and Governmental System - ... After his death, the Conservative party began to crumble and switched leaders several times, before 1896 when the Liberal party, with Wilfrid Laurier in the chair, once again took the power back. When the 1920s rolled around, more parties began to form, creating a sort of “two-and-a-half party system.” The Progressive party began, but was relatively short lived as members quickly left for either the Liberal or Conservative parties- or for the newly formed CCF (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation), which actually took power in certain provinces, before it became the “New Democratic Party.” In the 1990s up until the present, Canada formed what is called the “Multi-Party System,” so named because it contains more than two parties that all have held political power....   [tags: Debates, Elections, Political Parties]
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Political Change in Ancient China - ... The success of Chinese writing at helping to maintain order within the bureaucracy increased efficiency in record keeping and helped to bolster trade. China’s written language left its mark on China’s neighbors; as Japan, Korea and Vietnam all incorporated Chinese script in their own written languages. However, despite a unified language, unrest was never more than a day’s ride on horseback away. China’s neighbors to the north were rather persistent in disrupting the affairs of the ruling class....   [tags: Political leaders, Dynasties]
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Political Philosophy: Steering the Middle Course - Political philosophy is not a simple set of doctrines or theories; rather it is a way of life. The political philosopher’s life is a constant struggle between the political and the philosophical. He sees the contradictions that exist at all times in both worlds and lives with the questions more so than others. The true political philosopher can never be purely political or purely philosophical. Nevertheless, a political philosophical life is worth living if the proper balance between the political and the philosophical is obtained....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Political Campaigners’ Role in Exploiting the News - During the election campaign, the candidates, the campaigner and the journalist play the role as the main actors. Every actor has a different interest in the election campaign. The candidates’ interest is to win the election, the campaigners’ interest is to promote the candidate, and the journalists’ interest is to fulfill the routines of the news organization. However, their target is the same, which are the voters. Then, during the play, they are work together and need each other. The journalist is chasing the candidate and campaigner as the candidate activity on campaign become newsworthy....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Relationship Between Political Affiliation and Personality - When it comes to political affiliation, there is always the discussion of conservatives compared to liberals. Currently the U.S. is much divided between those who are liberals and those who are conservatives. Conservatives are described as being disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change. Conservatives believe in personal responsibility, limited government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional American values and a strong national defense....   [tags: Political Science]
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Political Unrest in Yemen, Terrorism, and America - The U.S. has a tough stance when it comes to terrorism, especially in regions where terrorist groups look to take advantage of a people or a situation. In this paper I hope to answer questions pertaining to how the political unrest in Yemen began, how Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were formed and what effects they have in the region as well as the implications to American policies and interests in the Horn of Africa area. Yemen is a poor and unstable state where the political and social problems are an issue that some groups will look to exploit while others have a vested interest in stability....   [tags: Political Science]
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Machiavelli: The Father of Modern Political Science - During the time 1469, a child by the name of Niccolo Di Bernardo Del Machiavelli was born .Some may know him as an Italian philosopher, humanist, or a evil minded fellow associated with the corruptness of totalitarian government. In Machiavelli’s home state Florence, he introduces the modern political theory. Hoping to gain influence with the ruling Medici family Niccolo wrote a pamphlet call The Prince (Prezzolini). Niccolo lived a nondescript childhood and his main political experience in his youth was watching Savonarola from afar....   [tags: Political Science]
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Bruce Springsteen's Music and Political Influence - Bruce Springsteen’s music has had a huge impact on America and its politics. From presidential elections to September 11, 2001, Springsteen’s music has been referenced and appreciated in times of need. His ability to write from experiences and events causes Springsteen’s music to ring true with Americans. Even those who don’t really listen to his music on a regular basis can tell of the influence politics has on his music, and in turn, Americans across the country. Bruce Springsteen was born in Freehold, New Jersey, on September 23, 1949....   [tags: Political Science]
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Political Institution - A political institution is a system of politics and government. It is usually compared to the law system, economic system, cultural system, and other social systems. It is different from them, and can be generally defined on a spectrum from left, i.e. communism and socialism to the right, i.e. fascism. Linz’s argument is on the description of Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes, which brings the main and important argument of explaining both Presidential and Parliamentary systems. Another important author whose thoughts were referred to political institutions is Seymour Martin Lipset....   [tags: Government Structure Political Science] 1336 words
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Political Liberalism - Political Liberalism Norman Davies describes liberalism as "being developed along two parallel tracks, the political and the economic. Political liberalism focused on the essential concept of government by consent. In its most thoroughgoing form it embraced republicanism, though most liberals favored a popular, limited, and fair-minded monarch as a factor encouraging stability." (A History of Europe, p.802) At the core of liberalism was the idea of freedom of thought and expression. People were now not only able to think for themselves, but also express those same thoughts....   [tags: Politics Political Science Liberal Essays] 1117 words
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China's Use of a Mixture of Political Systems - Introduction In depicting the International Political Economy, Susan Strange, (1988) in her work “States and Markets” depicts it as a concern of social, political and economic arrangements that affect global systems of production, exchange and distribution and the mix of values reflected therein (Murphy and Tooze, 1991). International Political Economy is defined as the interplay of economics and politics in world affairs (Baylis and Smith, 2001). A dynamic and pivotal force within the global political economy which shows a definite interplay between politics and economics is the country of China; a country whose political system is primarily that of a communist state....   [tags: International Political Economy]
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Framing Apologies in a Political and Diplomatic Context - ... Mirroring this idea, the author describes the kind of negotiations that take place before an official apology is placed in a political context. Based on the data collected through the interviews, the author writes that America’s apologies to China for the two crises were “ambiguous” and careless. The US refrained from publicly accepting the incidents as its own fault. In its official apology to China, instead of saying, “we apologize”, the US stated “we are sorry” in an “ad hoc” manner. Such an apology was not acceptable to the Chinese....   [tags: critical defence of political apology]
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Non-State Political Violence: Occurrence and Justifications - Political violence is action taken to achieve political goals that may include armed revolution, civil strife, terrorism, war or other such activities that could result in injury, loss of property or loss of life. Political violence often occurs as a result of groups or individuals believing that the current political systems or anti-democratic leadership, often being dictatorial in nature, will not respond to their political ambitions or demands, nor accept their political objectives or recognize their grievances....   [tags: Political Science]
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Increased Political Activism Among Nursing Staff - Increased Political Activism among the Nursing staff Nurses are usually the most powerful people on earth, given the fact that they have a remarkable potential to exercise tremendous power both in the societal and political arenas. This power emanates from the great body of healthcare knowledge that they possess and in their large numbers. Contrary to this absolute fact, most nurses do not maximize this policy changing potential that they own. Regrettably, they view political activism not as power tool but as a barrier to the furtherance of their nursing profession....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Role of Religion in Shaping Georgia's Political Culture - Religious tests have shaped the political culture in Georgia from establishment to post- Independence. Since the establishment of Georgia as one of the thirteen colonies of America to the era post-Independence, Religion has played a large role in shaping Georgia’s political culture. In Colonial Georgia there were many religious tests that were enforced that affected the political atmosphere and structure. These traditions carried through the time period post-independence regardless of federal statutes....   [tags: Political Science]
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Liberal, Conservative, and Libertarian Political Philosophies - ... For instance, if a man commits a murder and is found guilty after due process, that man should by all means have his life taken from him as soon as possible because the only fitting punishment for murder is execution. However, if that same man were to have robbed a bank, stolen a car, inflicted ten million dollars in property damage and then committed a few hate crimes to top it off instead of simply killing someone, he should not be killed because he did not kill anyone. The reasoning that drives my belief in the death penalty when used justly stems mostly from moral reasons, but I have a few others as well....   [tags: American Political Philosophies]
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Voices of the Unheard Voters, Shaping the Youths’ Political Perspectives - Over the recent decades, the youth’s participation in electoral politics has been inconsistent and historically low based on statistics. In a survey conducted by The California Voter Foundation found in 2004 that non-voters consists of significant numbers of young, single and less educated people. In our general political history, the youth’s real participation in decision-making is often denied because of certain qualities attributed to them. These media-painted generalizations and societal representation of the youth such as lack of knowledge or experience, lackadaisical in terms of social and critical issues like in politics may be one of the reasons of the decreased political participation of our young people....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Weakening of Representation and Policy-Making: The Downfall of Political Parties - "It's a reflection of the political dynamic in America, where we don't look at America as a whole. We look at it through the red and blue prism” (Taylor, 1). The red and blue prism that Senator Olympia Snowe is referring to is the political parties that function in the United States. The current existence of political parties in America is a hindrance to effective representation of the people. Because of the lack of bipartisanship between the parties in Congress, the absence of compromise leads to gridlock in regards to passing legislations by members of Congress....   [tags: Political Science]
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Rules That Matter: Political Institutions and the Diversity-Conflict Nexus - Introduction and Summary Many political studies on civil war have focused on the role that institutions play in ethnically divided societies. While 'constitutional engineers' have claimed that certain rules and institutional arrangements, like proportional representation or decentralization, help divided societies to maintain peace (Lijphart 1977, 1999; Fearon/Laitin 2003; Reynal-Querol 2005), political sociologists have argued that they only reflect the cleavage lines within such societies (Lipset/Rokkan 1967; Collier/Hoeffler 2004)....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Political Implications of Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection - In 1859 biologist Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species which laid out Darwin's theory of natural selection. Natural selection stated that an organism which possessed advantageous traits that allowed it to survive and reproduce easier than became more prevalent in the proceeding generations, eventually resulting in a differentiation of species. This is the basis of evolution and is a constantly ongoing process. Organisms that did not possess the advantageous traits were doomed to genetic extinction....   [tags: Political Science] 864 words
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Myanmar Political Crisis: Towards a Democratic Nation - The purpose of this memo is to discuss the crisis in Myanmar, one of the ASEAN Member States. The situation in Myanmar has worsened after the election on 7 November 2010. It has claimed lots of lives and also has caused injuries to many people of Myanmar. This also has caused political instability in Myanmar. International media claimed that lack of coordination of the United Nations has caused this situation to happen. At this moment, ASEAN as a regional grouping which include Myanmar is being seen as the most suitable mediator in trying to find the solution to the problem....   [tags: Political Science]
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Political Theory of John Locke - John Locke: Account of Political Society What would the American government be like today if it was not for the mind and political theory of John Locke. Some historians and philosophers believe that without John Locke our government would only be a shadow of what it is today. Arguably, one of his most important political and philosophical works was his Two Treatises of Government. There he argues that the function of the state is to protect the natural rights of its citizens, primarily to protect the right to property....   [tags: Political Science] 1176 words
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Political Parties & Interest Groups - Political Parties and Interest Groups Parties are not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, they are vital to the function of the electoral system in the states. Parties organize opposition by recruiting and nominating candidates, act as opposition powerless, unify electorate, and provide government and people linkage.(Magleby 55) Election rules in favor of Democrats and Republicans, not minorities. Minor parties must have a min. number of votes to appear on ballot. Various things must appear for minor parties to get on the ballot: num....   [tags: Political Science] 1573 words
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FDR And Hoover Political Beliefs - Hindsight is 20-20 only so long as that particular hindsight comes from an accepted frame of reference. This applies as much to descriptions of historical individuals as it does to any other thing. For their actions while serving as president, FDR and Hoover are described as a liberal and conservative, respectively. The label given to Roosevelt was mostly true, while the moniker used to define Hoover is largely false. The description of a set of beliefs as "liberal" or "conservative" is a task that, in history, has changed in its requirements and protocol....   [tags: Political Science] 958 words
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Political Culture and Ideology - AP Government: Political Culture and Ideology Snapp: Women should be allowed to choose whether they want to abort their unborn child or not. The government should give assistance to women who choose that they do not want a child because they can't support it. If the government didn't help, then many women would be unable to support the unwanted child. Crackle: Well who's going to pay for it. It isn't fair to make people who are responsible for their actions pay for these women's mistakes. People have to learn how to be more responsible for their actions, and can't rely on government to help them out wherever they go wrong....   [tags: Political Science] 952 words
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Popular political Ideologies in the 20th Century: A brief Study of popular 20th Century political trends. - POLITICAL SCIENCE 101 Popular political Ideologies in the 20th Century A brief Study of popular 20th Century political trends. [Type the abstract of the document here. The abstract is typically a short summary of the contents of the document. Type the abstract of the document here. The abstract is typically a short summary of the contents of the document.]   Political ideologies (P.I) have existed since the dawn of human Civilization; they have been fought over, discredited, re-approached, and fought over again....   [tags: Political Science] 1379 words
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Female Political Candidacy - Female Political Candidacy Abstract Factors which influence female political candidacy were investigated. The results indicated significant gender differences on the following hypotheses: H1: Female and male political leaders will differ in their uses of interpersonal power; H2: Female and male political leaders will identify different motivations in seeking public office; and, H3: Female and male political leaders will differ in their perception of barriers to participation as political candidates....   [tags: Politics Political Science] 6000 words
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Modern Political Thoery and Liberalism - Modern Political Thoery and Liberalism The subject given for this paper was to “assess the alienation from liberalism found in modern and contemporary political theory.” To be honest, I don’t see a correlation with alienating liberalism and modern political thought through the time line of political theory in the 18th and19th century and through the 20th century. So, for this paper, I will prove the opposite. I will show, in my opinion, how the rise of liberalism has kept alive modern and contemporary political thought and action....   [tags: Political Science Argumentative]
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The Political System in India and America - Man, being a social animal, has to live in harmony with fellow human beings. Human society has created the unique institution of organized state in order to maintain public order, defend frontiers, and ensure harmony among individuals and groups. After centuries of struggle, only in the modern era has it generally come to be accepted that the state cannot be controlled by divine right or power. Neither hereditary succession nor favors are acceptable as arbiters of political power in a civilized society....   [tags: Comparing Political Systems] 969 words
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Where My Political Socialization Comes From - Where My Political Socialization Comes From A lot of things have played a role in my personal political socialization. Political ideology is the places where you have informed your beliefs from. The first example of where I get my personal political socialization is from my family. Second I have influence from my location in the U.S.A. Finally I get influence from Narragansett High School which is the school I currently attend. That is where I received my personal political socialization from. The main place where I have received my political socialization from is from my family....   [tags: Political Science, Personal Narrative] 530 words
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The Different American Political Parties - The Different American Political Parties There have been many different political parties since the beginning of the American political system. A political party is made up of a group of people that share common goals and ideals, and these people work together to help elect people to offices that share these goals to represent them. Political parties work to try to control the government and their ultimate goal is to win as many elections and to gain as many offices as possible. During the time when the Constitution was being debated over the first two political parties surfaced in the United States, the Federalists, and the Anti-Federalists....   [tags: Politics Political System Essays] 1555 words
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The Political Status of Tibet and China - The Political Status of Tibet and China Missing Works Cited In contemporary society, before major decisions are made, we are often urged to look back at the pertinent historical information and see if we can use this information to help us make clearer decisions and definitions especially in national and international policies. The real problem with this is that those making decisions often have a personal investment in the decision and are able to skew history and data towards the solution that they prefer....   [tags: Foreign Policy Politics Political] 5242 words
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The Reality of Political Realism - The Reality of Political Realism When discussing whether or not a nation-state should enter a war and when to do so, three beliefs on foreign policy and war exist. The three different diplomatic stances are that of pacifism, just war theory, and political realism. Political realism, or realpolitik as it is often referred to, is the belief war should only occur when it is in the national interest of the particular nation-state. Henry Kissinger, a political realist, in his book Diplomacy argues that realism is the only logical answer....   [tags: Politics Political Science Essays] 1919 words
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Political Parties, Sectionalism and the Civil War - Everything in history seems to lead to something else. The Civil War was no exception. It started with the creation of parties. Thomas Jefferson started the Anti-Federalist Party that would eventually evolve into Andrew Jackson’s Democratic Party. Policies were issued and the two party system started to collapse and sectionalism started to rise. Instead of Democrat versus Whig, it was North Versus South. Neither side could agree on any issues even when compromises were issued neither side really liked the terms....   [tags: Political Parties, Sectionalism, Civil War, USA, h] 1453 words
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John Rawls and Political Liberalism - John Rawls and Political Liberalism Describe in detail the role that the ideas of “overlapping consensus” and “comprehensive doctrine” play in Rawl’s theoretical answer to the fundamental question of Political Liberalism: “How is it possible for there to exist over time a just and stable society of free and equal citizens, who remain profoundly divided by reasonable religious, philosophical, and moral doctrines?” (Rawls 4). More specifically, how do these concepts help to preserve the traditional liberal values of freedom and equality....   [tags: Politics Political Science]
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