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Authority Systems - Nowadays almost every people totally or partly belong to a certain organization. It can be a school, a company, a factory or a military troop. Even people who do not live or belong to these small scale organization, they still live in the society, which is also a big organization, a political entity. That is to say that every people is just member of a certain organization. As the member of the organization, people can feel the consequences of power at every level. So the power of the organizations is a highly focused topic....   [tags: Authority] 2323 words
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Obedience to Authority - Authority cannot exist without obedience. Society is built on this small, but important concept. Without authority and its required obedience, there would only be anarchy and chaos. But how much is too much, or too little. There is a fine line between following blindly and irrational refusal to obey those in a meaningful position of authority. Obedience to authority is a real and powerful force that should be understood and respected in order to handle each situation in the best possible manner....   [tags: Authority]
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Dangers of Authority and Social Pressures - Hitler and Mussolini were both individuals that used social influences throughout history . Each of these evil villains used authority and social pressure to persuade and manipulate people into performing acts that they wouldn’t normally do . Hitler and Mussolini legitimized their authority through immoral actions and fear and abused their authority. This is important because authority and social pressures are one of the most dangerous combinations there are. The use of these two socially accepted tools have resulted in the deaths of more people, and lead to atrocities such as more genocides than any other social force....   [tags: Authority]
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Blindly Obeying Authority - Introduction Individuals often yield to conformity when they are forced to discard their individual freedom in order to benefit the larger group. Despite the fact that it is important to obey the authority, obeying the authority can sometimes be hazardous especially when morals and autonomous thought are suppressed to an extent that the other person is harmed. Obedience usually involves doing what a rule or a person tells you to but negative consequences can result from displaying obedience to authority for example; the people who obeyed the orders of Adolph Hitler ended up killing innocent people during the Holocaust....   [tags: Authority]
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Authority - Authority is a basic element in the structure of social life. It is more or less effective in any human interrelation. It is functional in a spectrum from a small group of individuals to a whole population of a society. Some aspect of authority is a requirement of all communal living, and it is only the individual dwelling in isolation that is not forced to respond, with defiance or obedience, to the commands of hierarchy. In a general view, authority couples with obedience and both of them seem to be two components of one package....   [tags: Analysis Social Structure Authority] 1503 words
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Finding a house with the Housing Authority - Copping an application was the easy part. I filled it out and returned it to the receptionist. I asked, "What happens next?" " You will be placed on a waiting list," she stated . Fearful of running out of time, I asked in concern, "Well, how long is the waiting list?" "At least twelve months," she answered without looking up from the monitor. I turned around to leave the building and get into my car. I just sat in the drivers sear with my hands on the steering wheel and I felt a tear run down my face and land in my lap....   [tags: Housing Authority, ] 523 words
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Obedience to Authority by Stanley Milgram - ... The results demonstrate clear and largely consistent statistical data. The large number of participants enables us to look past dispositional factors (personal factors participants brought to the experiment) and see the patterns of behaviour inherent in modern society at large. Further experiments tested the role of the location and institution carrying out the experiment, first to less impressive basement laboratory; then to a run down office building unconnected to Yale in a neighbouring city....   [tags: Obedience to Authority, 1974]
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Power and Authority in "A Raisin in the Sun" - As I have written about over the last few months: A Raisin in the Sun is a play of many themes. Besides the central idea of the blacks trying to get out of the ghetto, it has many side plots. One of the most predominant of these side-plots is the role and effects of power and authority. In general, most people strive for power and control, whether they can handle it or not. Humans don’t like to be subservient to one another. The same idea applies in the play as well. Power and authority are always changing hands....   [tags: Raisin in the Sun, authority, ] 453 words
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Power and Authority Shape Spoken Language - ... Transcript one (job interview), shows that dominant speaker is Claude as he exerts the most power by using language techniques to assure Ruth will not overpower him. As well as power in balance the male against female situation could also show males to be a stronger, more dominant figure. Methods such as topic shifts put the interviewee under pressure, making them feel anxious to impress their potential future boss or colleague, ‘Ruth: no I didn't (.) because before I went I was in the process – overlap Claude: but you did (.) but you did (1.0) - did you get any shares or anything’ this quote suggests that topic shifts can cause unsettlement to a conversation, putting tension on the candidate to react quickly....   [tags: Interviews, Power, Authority]
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Stanley Milgrim's Obedience to Authority Experiment - The experiment performed by Stanley Milgrim at Yale University was both fascinating and thought provoking. Milgrim’s famous experiment explored “Obedience to authority.” In his experiment Milgrim explained to his students what was going to happen. He told his students that they would be the “teacher” who was going to administer a volunteered “student “a word-pairing test. Milgrim told them for every incorrect answer the “student” gave they would give a shock to the “student”. Each shock would increase in voltage after every incorrect answer....   [tags: Stanley Milgrim, Obedience to Authority, Experimen] 765 words
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Banning Advertisements: The Advertising Standards Authority - The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is a self regulatory organisation who regulates the contents of every still advert created to make sure that they are suitable enough to let out into society. There are many reasons why the ASA could chose to ban an advert and these can include offense, moral turpitude, or indecency. Every year, the ASA receives in excess of 26,000 complaints and every week they are forced to make rulings on whether adverts that appear to flout its regulations should be banned or not....   [tags: Advertising Standards Authority, ASA, advertisemen] 918 words
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Authority - ... We obey without understanding why. The first type of authority is legal, or rational authority. Weber writes, “It is concerned with how a political order is regarded as legal in the eyes of the population…and the legitimacy is maintained by reference to a legal code” (13). Individuals or groups with legal rational authority are functional superiors or bureaucratic officials. This type of authority rules through the law, the government, and established norms. The reason their authority is accepted is that people generally believe rules and regulations are necessary in order to maintain a functioning society....   [tags: power, legal, traditional, charismatic, Max Weber]
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Classification of Authority - A French philosopher by the name of Bertrand de Jouvenel once said “The phenomenon called authority is at once more ancient and more fundamental than the phenomenon called state; the natural ascendancy of some men over others is the principle of all human organizations and all human advances”. Authority is and always has been present in human civilization in all aspects of life and in different forms. Authority can be classified into three categories: family or parental authority, organizational and bureaucratic authorities, and political authority....   [tags: Classification Essay, Social Studies] 559 words
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Understanding Authority - In order to understand this paper we are first going to need to take a look at the word authority. Authority means “the power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes; jurisdiction; the right to control, command, or determine.” ("authority.") This authority can come from a teacher, pastor, principle or anyone else that has the ability to control or command someone or something. The Biblical definition, states that authority is “the legal and/or moral right to exercise power, or power that is rightly possessed....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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Obedience to Authority - The presence of an authoritative figure is present in nearly even human being’s life; along with this, is the expectation of obedience to that authority. Through this obedience, many great things have been accomplished, as well as many instances of cruel and immoral acts. Defiance of the established authority, though, has also lead to great things, such as the creation and founding of the United States of America. In his writing, Obedience to Authority, Stanley Milgram examines the obedience to authority without questioning or taking responsibility and the problems that lie in it....   [tags: Philosophy] 837 words
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Dangerous Authority - Dangerous Authority Since the day you were born you have been slowly taught to obey authority. Parents set forth guidelines as you mature that you are expected to uphold for your own good. With all you have learned about obeying authority, it can become difficult for some individuals to see when to say no. Psychologist Stanley Milgram once said “obedience is a deeply ingrained behavior tendency, indeed a potent impulse overriding training in ethics, sympathy, and moral conduct” (359). Individuals can sometimes be blinded by their obedience to authority, and not see how they are being infringed upon, or how they are a weapon in abusing another....   [tags: Psychology] 875 words
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A Lack of Authority - ... He begins using the drug to escape physical pain. Now that the “pains had vanished [it was] now a trifle in [his] eyes: —this negative effect was swallowed up in the immensity of those positive effects which had opened before [him]” (De Quincey 39). Using opium gives De Quincey “an inner eye and power of intuition of the vision and the mysteries of…human nature” (De Quincey 5). He believes that without taking opium he would not possess this “inner eye” that can unveil the mystery surrounding humanity....   [tags: Thomas De Quincey, Autobiography]
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Abuse of Authority - If Soldiers and leaders adhered to the Army Values and the Leadership Requirements Model, many ethical dilemmas that Noncommissioned Officers face on a daily basis would not occur. In the Army today, Soldiers constantly discuss values and leadership, unfortunately not everyone takes them seriously. The abuse of authority and command influence sometimes displayed by leaders puts subordinates into ethical dilemmas. Often, command influence will challenge the Loyalty, Duty, Respect, and Honor values that a leader attempts to live by....   [tags: Military]
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The Authority of Words - The Authority of Words In the tragic play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Antony uses the power of words as a tactic to skillfully persuade the people that Caesar’s death was unjustified. Caesar has been killed by the conspiracy because they thought he was too powerful to be kept alive. His most loyal friend Antony makes a speech in order to persuade the Romans the murder the conspiracy committed was wrong. He uses several techniques to captivate the audience and change their view on Caesar’s death....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]
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Obedience to Authority - During the Vietnam War, a unit of American Army soldiers invaded My Lai a South Vietnamese hamlet resources contended was the enemy Viet Cong stronghold. That day in May 1968 an estimated 347 unarmed civilians “including women and children” died as a result (Cantrell, 2007). My Lai became one of the most controversial situations of the long Viet Nam War. When the truth came out due to letters to the government describing the horror, two questions resulted. Understanding why some of the young American soldiers that day killed so many innocent civilians and why did so few in the unit try to save the lives of as many as they could require moral clarity....   [tags: Psychology]
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Power & Authority - Week 9 Essay 1 Power and Authority Although they are very closely related, power and authority are two different concepts. Power is needed in order to establish authority, yet it is also completely distinct from authority (Week 9 Study Notes). Power is defined in the course study notes as the “ability of individuals or groups to get what they want despite the opposition”. Power is derived from a variety of sources including knowledge, experience and environmental uncertainties (Denhardt et al, 2001)....   [tags: essays research papers] 410 words
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Obedience to Authority - Obedience to Authority Today our society raises us to believe that obedience is good and disobedience is bad. We are taught that we should all do what we’re told and that the people that are disobedient are almost always bad people. Society tells us this, but it is not true. Most people will even be obedient to the point of causing harm to others, because to be disobedient requires the courage to be alone against authority. In Stanley Milgram’s "Perils of Obedience" experiment, his studies showed that sixty percent of ordinary people would agree to obey an authority figure even to the point of severely hurting another human being....   [tags: Papers Stanley Milgram]
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The Meaning of Authority - The Meaning of Authority Authority: This can be defined as the power or right to give orders or make decisions an example of this being used is "he has the authority to issue warrants". Authority is what maintains discipline; it enforces rules and regulations (helps to maintain it). Authority can come from one person or a group of people. Authority can have different meanings depending on the context in which it’s used in, it can mean: Y When somebody’s opinions is accepted because they have better knowledge on the subject area Y The right to enforce obedience on others Y Or when a person in authority passes power onto another person, then people follow the commands given....   [tags: Papers] 1797 words
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Authority and Obedience - Authority and Obedience Thesis: We consciously or unconsciously obey authority in all walks of life on a daily basis. Obedience is when there is legitimate power, there is pressure to comply. Compliance with that which is required by authority; subjection to rightful restraint or control. Authority being the legal or rightful power; a right to command or enforce obedience on another. This essay shall discuss, explore and evaluate the explanations as to why people obey authority....   [tags: Psychology Stanley Milgram]
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The Nature and Authority of Scripture - ... Since Liberalism allows for biblical criticism in the areas that are disputed, it lets the authority of Scripture slip away (Kerr, 1990, p. 212). The Bible cannot be completely true and authoritative if it is true in one passage and false or inapplicable in another. Neo-Orthodoxy follows Liberalism more closely even though it was an attempt to return to old orthodoxy with a new view (Lane, 2006, p. 271). Neo-Orthodoxy also accepted biblical-criticism even though it was based more on the Bible than Liberalism was (Lane, 2006, p....   [tags: evangelicanism, liberalism, neo-orthodoxy]
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Authority versus Morality - The horrors of Holocaust persist through modern society’s collective memory as one of the greatest crimes against humanity. Till today, the question of how Nazi participants could act so brutally under the orders of Hitler still perplexes many people. In Obedience to Authority, psychologist Stanley Milgram discusses his series of experiments in 1960s that attempted to discover to what extent individuals would obey orders from authority, even when committing grievous offenses against morality....   [tags: Sociology] 1106 words
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Power, Authority, and Accountability in Politics - When looking into the ideas of political theorists it is important to the use of political concepts that may play an important role in what the theorists are suggesting and also how they may affect the relationship between to state and the individuals living within a state. The concepts that will be looked at within this essay are: power, authority and also accountability. Power in politics is a person who has the ability to influence a person in terms of their behaviour; however they possess no right to - unlike authority....   [tags: Politics ]
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Society in the Face of Authority - ... Although he conducted a scientific experiment, he did not use technical jargon and complicated wording within his article. Milgram is completely aware of his audience and words his article to be easy to read for the general public. “For many people, obedience is a deeply ingrained behavior tendency, indeed a potent impulse overriding training in ethics, sympathy, and moral conduct.” (631.) Milgram explains to the audience what the definition of obedience is which leads to a good introduction of what made Milgram test out this experiment....   [tags: the perils of obedience, stanley milgram]
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Decline in Prestigious Catholic Authority - ... Urban VI was not happy about this, and was not ready to give up his authority as pope; in retaliation to the Cardinals, Pope Urban VI manipulated Queen Johanna to support his claims that Clement VII was the ‘anti-pope.’ The claim made by Pope Urban VI (who at this time was no long considered a pope by the church of Rome) raised much doubt to whether Clement VII was indeed the newly elected pope, and moreover, which one was lying. While devastating for the Catholic Church, it also caused a great deal of confusion and anti-papacy among the members of the Roman Catholic Church....   [tags: Roman Catholic Church]
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Consquences of a Pertinacious Authority - ... As a result, Danforth demonstrates ignorance as he takes advantage of his supremacy. Another instance where his greed is demonstrated in the text is when he says: Now hear me, and beguile yourselves no more. I will not receive a single plea for pardon or postponement. Them that will not confess will hang. Twelve are already executed; the names of these seven are given out, and the village expects to see them die this morning. Postponement now speaks a floundering on my part; (Miller 129) Danforth explains he will not risk his reputation and postpone the hangings as he has already sentenced twelve to death and so innocent or not the other seven will hang unless they confess to being guilty of witchcraft....   [tags: power, The Crucible, Arthur Miller, command]
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The Struggle for Power and Authority - The development and use of power and authority are two of the basic concepts that indwell mankind. The two novels "Animal Farm" and "Lord of the Flies" both have main characters that uniquely manifest these attributes. Napoleon and Jack approach discipline in a dictorial manner by using intimidation, propaganda and fear while Snowball and Ralph apply a more democratic method when dealing with the animals. Napoleon and Snowball have different techniques and values on how leadership in life should be conducted....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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The Structure of Biblical Authority - ... The Bible is the Old and New Covenants. Therefore, this sets apart the Scriptures in an authoritative genre, in a class by itself. it not only is God’s Word to his people, it is God’s covenantal word to his people. The biblical canon is covenantal canon. Another model as suggested by the account of Israel’s beginnings in Exodus, can be seen in chapter three, Canon and Covenant Community. It is complementary to viewing the Old and New Testaments as witnesses to Yahweh’s covenants and clearly lays out the specific function of Scripture as a covenant document....   [tags: Meredith Kline, Biblical Covenants]
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Clashes Between Monarch and Papal Authority - Medieval secular and papal rulers often crossed paths. Through the many clashes between monarch and papal authority, an overreaching struggle between ecclesiastical and secular powers is present. In fact, not since the earliest days of Christianity had the pope been a mere religious ruler. Some historians, such as Klaus Schatz and Brian Tierney, argue that the primacy of papal authority, when the papacy actively began extending its influence, is relegated to a specific era from 1050 to 1300. Gregory VII, Innocent III, Innocent IV, and Boniface VIII played important roles in promulgating the power of the papacy in many ways as well as the so-called lesser churches of Rome....   [tags: The Roman Catholic Church] 1096 words
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Effective Use of Power, Influence and Authority - ... Expressing power appropriately is a fundamental task of a good leader (Stewart, 1997). As one can see, power is interpersonal. It is a dependence relationship. Person x (manager) has power over person y (nurse) to the extent that y depends on x for goal attainment. Authority is legitimate power. It is determined by structure, which involves rules, roles, and relations. Rules legitimize authority and tend to suspend the subordinate’s critical faculties. Subordinates tend to do unquestioningly what the superior with legitimate authority tells them to do....   [tags: Leadership Essay]
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Obedience to Authority vs. Personal Conscience - Stanley Milgram, conducted a study focusing on the conflict between obedience to authority and personal conscience. According to the study Migram suggested “that obedience we naturally show authority figures can transform us into agents of terror” (Migram, 1974/1994, p. 214). Milgram experiment was developed for the justification of the act of genocide in World War II. Many of the accomplices in the Holocaust said they were following in order given by Adolf Eichmann. Obedience to superiors is built onto the history of civilized society, and no culture worthy of the name has existed without stressing the respect that is due to legitimate authority of the duties of those in command....   [tags: Ethics] 863 words
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Testing the Ability of Man to Resist Authority - Behavior throughout the military setting is marked by a unique absolutism. Whether it be by the assertion of the supposed “absolute power” held over each individual in lower rank, through dependent mindset pressed on incoming grunts or from the supposed “honor” that is derived from following orders unquestionably, the strict organization found within the military leads to many instances of blind obedience. Critically acclaimed drama, A Few Good Men, directed by Rob Reiner, has been analyzed by many for its numerous homages to absolutism within the militaristic setting....   [tags: Psychology]
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Societal Authority in Jane Austen's Emma - However much we insist it is not true, our choices, actions, and thoughts are rarely uninfluenced by the conditions we are born into. Our culture and society play a huge role in the person we become, shaping our opinions and worldviews from birth. This truth is illustrated no better than in Jane Austen’s Emma. In Emma, Austen uses narrative style, characterization, and the plot device of word games to illustrate the ever-present power of hierarchical control. Emma's plot seemingly hovers around the superficial theme of strategic matchmaking....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Age of Enlightenment and Rebellion against Authority - The Age of Enlightenment saw many great changes in Western Europe. It was an age of reason and philosophes. During this age, changes the likes of which had not been seen since ancient times took place. Such change affected evert pore of Western European society. Many might argue that the Enlightenment really did not bring any real change, however, there exists and overwhelming amount of facts which prove, without question, that the spirit of the Enlightenment was one of change-specifically change which went against the previous teachings of the Catholic Church....   [tags: Age of Enlightenment, history, religion, ] 1011 words
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Antigone: An Interpretive Analysis on Conflicting Authority - Antigone: An interpretive analysis on conflicting authority Unlike poetic forms of literature, which do not require a conflict or a resolution in order to work, drama requires both elements in order to be successful. In Sophocles’ famous play, Antigone, it was conflict that drove the story along and it was the resounding resolution that left audiences with a gratifying feeling that hasn’t faltered for centuries. While the roles of both elements are indisputably important to the success of any play, however, there is still much disagreement among literary critics concerning the central conflict of Antigone....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Distinguishing Between Power and Authority - Distinguishing Between Power and Authority Power is the ability to change the behaviour of another perhaps against their will, the term "power struggle" implies that one side has used power over another to determine the outcome in their favour. This also leads to the suggestion that power can involve the use of coercion either by diplomatic, financial means or by force. The difference between power and authority lies with legitimacy. Authority by its very definition means 'legitimate power' and according to Jouvenel those who are subject to authority accept it voluntarily without coercion or the threat of brute force....   [tags: Papers] 466 words
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The Power and Authority of the Government - The Power and Authority of the Government Power can be seen as the capacity of a government to get its citizens to comply with it. Power is quite broadly used and can even be seen as obedience as this shows a deliberate self restraint of citizens that might otherwise resist the government. It has a direct connection with authority as authority carries the implication that the institution that has power is supported in its decisions by a substantial amount of people and therefore should be obeyed whether or not the individual agrees with it....   [tags: Papers] 842 words
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Political Authority in Sophocles' Antigone - Antigone:  Political Authority Political power results from the fear of force. The individual acts out of a fear of consequences of disobedience and in accordance with the desdire for self-preservation. Political Authority results from a belief in the moral correctness of the organization in question. The individual acts of a sense of obligation and acknowledges the right of the ruler, morally, to rule and the moral correctness of the laws are accepted. The laws are obeyed for their own sake....   [tags: Antigone essays] 414 words
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Housing Authority Meeting - Housing Authority Meeting Fine charged for questionable false alarms The city of Muncie is fining the Housing Authority of Delaware County for alleged false alarms. The announcement came at the Housing Authority’s monthly board meeting that they have been fined $100 for three false alarms in March and April. But the police may not have responded to these alarms. Executive Director Jennifer Edwards says the Muncie Police Department is making a claim of false alarms when the police are notified by the Housing Authority’s alarm company, ADT of a disturbance great enough to set off the alarms....   [tags: Journalism Essays] 385 words
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The Concepts of Law, Authority and Justice - The Concepts of Law, Authority and Justice Laws in this sense mean prescriptive legal rules, as opposed to descriptive patterns of cause and effect in nature. They are the laws of society’s making, rather than the laws of science. There are certain characteristics of these laws; they are designed and implicated by society for society, they reflect the conventions of the society which generates them, they are prescriptive which means that their members of that society must or must not do certain things....   [tags: Papers] 1181 words
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Australian Broadcasting Authority - Law - Australian Broadcasting Authority Have you ever wondered who regulates what we see on tv and the internet, and what we hear on the radio. Ever thought about if the content of what we watch on tv follows a set of compulsory standards. Well, you will no longer have to ponder over these questions because today we will be telling you all about the organization which is responsible for these things: the Australian Broadcasting Authority, commonly termed the ABA. Firstly, we will be outlining the mission statement of the organization, so that you may understand the general idea of why this organization exists....   [tags: Telecommunications] 1189 words
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The Presentation of Authority and Inferiority in The Tempest - The Presentation of Authority and Inferiority in The Tempest Shakespeare has staged a play that explores the human hierarchy of the Elizabethan era. At the time dominance of one person over another was part of a system, which kept the society going. The social hierarchy consisted of the educated, kings, bishops, lords and noble men at the top of the hierarchy, with the working class peasants at the bottom. Everyone had a fixed status in society. However this is all physically displaced on the island, as there is no social structure and it is uninhabited and tropical....   [tags: Papers] 999 words
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The Issue Of Authority And Res - The issue of authority and respect has been and will be an ongoing issue between youngsters and their elderly. In the story Red Dress by Alice Munro and the movie Rebel without a Cause by Nicholas Ray the issue of authority and respect comes up many times through the character actions. Authority and respect is directly linked to one another. It is very hard to obey supremacy if you have no respect for authority. In both the works we have studied, all the characters have trouble dealing with the issues of authority and respect for themselves and for others, they do not show respect to their parents and therefore does not look upon them as authority figures....   [tags: essays research papers] 763 words
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The Great Fall of Authority - The Great Fall of Authority As Alice journeys through Wonderland and Looking-glass Land, she encounters a variety of characters whose nonsensical assertions call into question her tacit ontological assumptions. The strange logic these characters introduce to Alice forces her to acknowledge and reevaluate learned perceptions that she had previously accepted as objective truths. Because many of Carroll’s absurdities bear an exaggerated but recognizable resemblance to observable phenomena in society, the paradoxically meaningful nonsense causes Alice (and the reader) to experience epiphanies about the nature of the phenomena Carroll satirizes....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Negative Consequences of Obedience to Authority - Negative Consequences of Obedience to Authority Obedience is one of the most basic tenants of social life. It is a requirement of any form of communal living (Milgram, 1963). Society itself is predicted upon existence. All political purpose is linked to individual action through way of obedience. Theory and observations of social interaction has led researchers to believe that obedience is, for many people, a deeply ingrained trait (Milgram 1963). While having the potential for educative purpose and promoting acts of charity, it can also cause the most ethical and moralistic to abandon their core values and seemingly close their eyes while following an unjustified authority....   [tags: Papers] 869 words
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Four Different Types of Authority - Four Different Types of Authority Y Authoritarian Y Dictatorial Y Consultative Y Participative I will now explain these different types of authority in detail. Authoritarian: In this type of authority the leader tells the group what has to be done and how to go on about it. An appropriate way to use this is when you have all the information you require for the task (there is nothing to discuss) but you have time limitations. This way of leadership is excellent to achieve your result....   [tags: Papers] 1783 words
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Achilles Respect for Authority in The Iliad - Achilles Respect for Authority in The Iliad Respect for authority plays an important role in The Iliad. Achilles is a major character in it whose views on authority change throughout the book. In Book One, he seems to have no respect for King Agamemnon. Achilles questions his judgment as well as rebelling against his authority. This is shown best when Achilles says, "What a worthless, burnt-out coward I'd be called if I would submit to you and all your orders." (Pg. 87 line 43-45)....   [tags: Iliad essays] 906 words
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California Youth Authority - The California Youth Authority or the CYA as it is more commonly known, is an institution which provides a range of education, treatment, and training services for youthful offenders committed by courts. This system has been plagued by multitudes of problems for many years that need to be fixed. “The California Youth Authority is responsible for the protection of society form the criminal and delinquent behavior of young people(Hill, Legislative Analyst).” This is reached mainly through custodial control of these juveniles and the implementation of vocational, education, health, and mental health treatment services....   [tags: essays research papers] 1402 words
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Stalin's Authority Over the USSR - Stalin's Authority Over the USSR During the period between Lenin's death, 1924, and the end of the 'Great Purge', 1939, Stalin managed to assert personal authority over the USSR by gaining complete control of the Communist Party and using terror to eliminate opposition to his role as leader. After a successful joint effort with Kamenev and Zinoviev to remove Trotsky from the Communist Party, Stalin turned his attention towards eliminating Kamenev and Zinoviev themselves, as they were a threat to his influence over the party....   [tags: Papers] 1701 words
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Authority in Ozymandias and The Second Coming - Authority in Ozymandias and The Second Coming Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Ozymandias" portrays the past power of authority symbolized by the once great world power of Egypt. William Butler Yeats' "The Second Coming" portrays the past power religion once had over the world, gradually lost ever since the end of Shelley's era of Romanticism. "Ozymandias" was written in a time when human rule coupled with religious guidance, but was slowly easing away from that old tradition as they entered the highly progressive era of the Victorians....   [tags: Ozymandias Essays] 398 words
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Analyzing Authority and Position Power - Analyzing Authority and Position Power “Powell’s Rules for Picking People”—Look for intelligence and judgment and, most critically, a capacity to anticipate, to see around corners. Also look for loyalty, integrity, a high energy drive, a balanced ego and the drive to get things done (Harari, 1996)”. There are several types of position power and executives each display different types. Is there one type of power that is better than the other....   [tags: Business Leadership Management CEO] 940 words
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The Search for True Moral Authority - In reading The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, one is struck by the two major political education ideals described in the book: the Spartan regime, praised by the Lacedaemonian king Archidamus, and the Athenian ideal, supported by Pericles, the Athenian ruler. Socrates discusses both of these regimes in Plato’s Republic in an attempt to make a statement about what constitutes true and effective education. After close analysis, it is clear that Socrates does not support either educational ideal....   [tags: Plato, Republic, Peloponnesian War]
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Delegating Authority in a Large Organization - Delegating Authority in a Large Organization Management 330 Delegating authority in any large organization is required to keep a steady workflow within the organization. Delegation is the process of distributing the workload in a top-down flow within an organization. Managers have a responsibility to delegate for the benefit of themselves and their subordinates but should not abuse the power of delegation by using it to make others take responsibility for their mistakes. Delegation allows managers to relieve some of their workload and allows subordinates a chance to learn the management field through on the job training....   [tags: Business and Management Studies:] 958 words
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Constitutional Authority Of The President - Constitutional Authority Of The President One of the greatest debates in the short history of the United States was over the proposed Constitution and did not solely take place inside the walls of the Constitutional convention. Throughout our great nation many individuals from different class levels and occupations became involved in the question over the new plan of government. Many views were expressed through the distribution of pamphlets, sermons, and the release of newspaper essays to sway citizens on the changes proposed....   [tags: US Government Political Science] 1926 words
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Philippine Retirement Authority - An Information Technology Audit on the Philippine Retirement Authority Special Retiree Service Syste 1.0 INTRODUCTION The previous paper illustrated the present state of the Philippine Retirement Authority, its processes, and finally concluded with an assessment of its the SWOT elements. This report follows up by asking: Given its vision of developing the Philippines into a retirement haven, will investing in information technology bring the PRA closer to its vision. We believe that there is enough impetus to pursue investments in information technology for reasons that many tourist entries are enjoyed by the country, while the number of retirees is expected to dramatically increase as worldwide populations, particularly baby boomers, age....   [tags: essays research papers] 2169 words
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Local Education Authority - Local Education Authority Summary I find it important to make a note of the distinct location and profound history of Belarus before we proceed into the summary and analysis. Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe which sustained unrelenting brutal damage due to the nastiest nuclear explosion in history. Belarus was severely contaminated resulting in the resettlement and relocation of 336,000 people. The Chernobyl explosion in April 1986 has left the country of Belarus completely abandoned and became relentless to newcomers....   [tags: Business Analysis] 1427 words
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Obedience - ... When the teacher was told only to ask the questions and therefore was not responsible for actually administering the shocks obedience rose dramatically to 92.5%. This effect can be explained in terms of a loss of responsibility (www.psychology4a.com November 11, 2013). The Aim of the study was to investigate how far people will obey an authority figure (Milgram 1963) who instructed them to inflict pain on another human being. The volunteers responded to an advertisement in a paper for an experiment in Yale the purpose of which they were told was to investigate the effects of punishment learning....   [tags: social influence, authority, authority figure]
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Las Casas and Authority: Rulers, Church, and Freedom - Bartolomé de Las Casas presents, for its time, an astounding claim human equality before God. Defending the native people of the New World from the violence executed by Spain and the claims to authority given voice by Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, Las Casas provides a precocious assertion of human rights and the limits on civil and church authority. In this paper I will argue that Las Casas makes a nuanced assessment of civil government, to which he gives a vital but limited authority. I further propose that Las Casas, even while holding to the traditional and scriptural authority of the church, ascribes a similarly circumscribed earthly authority....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Power, Domination, Legal, Authority in the Obama Administration - ... This use of executive power will allow President Obama to “do an end-run around the impasse created by congressional Republicans who…block virtually any controversial legislation.” By altering their current path the Obama administration can focus on renovating current housing polices, allowing homeowners to refinance their homes and avoiding massive foreclosure. This "we can't wait" initiative will also focus on making changes to college loan policies, in order to ease graduating students concerns with repaying federal loans and provide hope for potential students considering college....   [tags: ] 740 words
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How Does Dickens Portray Authority in ‘Oliver Twist’? - The novel ‘Oliver Twist’ was written in the 19th century, the book was written by Charles Dickens. This book was written during the Victorian time. During this period their were bad working condition and child labour started at the age of eight. That is why this novel deals with the criticism of the cruelty that children and poor people suffered at the hands of 19th century society and the writer uses different techniques to pass this across. During the novel, Dickens portrays authority as violence and cruel in the society....   [tags: Classic English Literature] 667 words
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Corruption of Authority in The Color Purple and Oliver Twist - ... Celie's first letter introduces Alphonso's abuse and portrays him as manipulative and threatening: “you better not never...kill your mammy.” Coupled with Walker’s revelation that Celie is fourteen, Alphonso’s abuse of Celie's naïveté becomes apparent; he coerces her into doing things that she cannot understand. Furthermore, Alphonso threatens Celie with a terrifying concept for a vulnerable child; the death of her mother. In this, Walker successfully manifests that Alphonso has authority over Celie....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essay] 1971 words
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God’s Creative Authority in Genesis and Job - God’s role in the Bible is characterized in several different ways, with dramatically competing attributes. He takes on many functions and, as literary characters are, he is dynamic and changes over time. The portrayal of God is unique in separate books throughout the Bible. This flexibility of role and character is exemplified by the discrepancy in the depiction of God in the book of Genesis in comparison to the depiction of God in the book of Job. On the larger scale, God creates with intention in Genesis in contrast to destroying without reason in Job....   [tags: Scripture Analysis] 1544 words
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Ethiopian Roads Authority Drainage Design Manual - Summary In order to a establish a design rainfall and flow estimation methodology compatible to the Ethiopian environment and facilitate standard design practices in all road design works in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Road Authority (ERA) had commissioned Louis Berger Group to prepare a road drainage design manual in 2002 under a credit from the International Development Agency (IDA). This technical note has been prepared for Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) as a result of a brief review of the above manual published in 2002....   [tags: Engineering] 1263 words
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Irish Auditing Accountancy Supervisory Authority (IAASA) - ... As a result of these failures, stakeholder confidence in the integrity of financial reporting was eroded. Stakeholders must now use a variety of information sources in their investment appraisal. Due to the need for greater responsibility by corporations towards stakeholders, some stakeholders would have to contend with the fact that not all their needs would be satisfied in addition to the fact that they cannot influence a firm’s decision all the time. An analysis of the 6 key observations in the document After an observation of issuers’ financial report year ended 31st December 2013, IAASA were concerned with the 6 key areas below; 1. Impairment IAS 36 The reason for concern here are the methods behind the estimation of value in use calculations and recoverable amounts of assets/liabilities....   [tags: accounting, Ireland, financial reporting]
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A Personal Reflection on The Training and Development Authority (TDA) - Personal Individual Reflection on the Training and Development Authority (TDA) Introduction TDA is an organization based in UK, which is distinctively recognized for its unique endeavors in persuading and convincing students that teaching is the best career for any student. Its core mission lies in relaying the advantages of teaching by demonstrating and explaining what teaching involves. Its sole objective aims at educating children and the youth through this teaching profession so as to enable them become part of a tolerant and productive United Kingdom society....   [tags: Organizational Issues]
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Comparing the Concepts of Authority and Individualism in Literature - Comparing the Concepts of Authority and Individualism in Literature Authority is defined as a person or group of people who control the society and make major decisions affecting the society. Individual is a person who has no particular influence on the society and neither do his decisions. The term Authority may be applied to any type of people who hold some sort of influence or power on the society such as The Police; Courts from local courts to supreme courts and of course the ruling party of the government....   [tags: Shawshank Redemption Fahrenheit 451 Essays] 1318 words
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Authority in Lisa Cahill’s “Homosexuality" - Authority in Lisa Cahill’s “Homosexuality The most difficult part of any modern theological debate is choosing the authority. With the variety of Christian denominations, individual thinkers, and outside influences, and it is often difficult to reach a general agreement. In her essay, “Homosexuality: A Case Study in Moral Argument,” Catholic theologian Lisa Cahill examines four major authorities and different ways to determine how they work together to produce a cohesive Christian ethic. Though she fails to give a definitive, quantifiable method of describing the interactions between the authorities, her final judgment, approval of some aspects of homosexuality, indicates that she values modern cultural context and general biblical themes over church tradition and specific biblical texts....   [tags: Christianity Religion Homosexuality Essays]
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The Theme of Authority in William Blake's Poetry - The Theme of Authority in William Blake's Poetry The theme of authority is possibly the most important theme and the most popular theme concerning William Blake’s poetry. Blake explores authority in a variety of different ways particularly through religion, education and God. Blake was profoundly concerned with the concept of social justice. He was also profoundly a religious man. His dissenting background led him to view the power structures and legalism that surrounded religious establishments with distrust....   [tags: William Blake Poetry The Chimney Sweeper Essays] 720 words
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Divided Agenda: The Chicago Housing Authority - Divided Agenda: The Chicago Housing Authority The Chicago Housing Authority is an agency that is at odds with its own true nature and goals. It is an agency committed to managing the welfare of the poor and disenfranchised. At the same time it is an agency with a commitment to the city of Chicago to "take care " of the Black poor problem. "Taking care" in this instance seems to mean by any means necessary. Whether Blacks are shuttled about from one part of the city to the next, stacked on top of each other like prisoners, or out and out murdered there seems to be an unspoken agenda to get rid of the problem....   [tags: Poverty War Welfare] 1689 words
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Machiavelli on the Challenge of Fortune to Political Authority - In Machiavelli, The Prince, the underlying theme of obtaining political status by means of invasion, coercion, heredity and luck is portrayed throughout the text in various chapters. The main emphasis in a stable, self-governing society or state is to obtain a higher political status by any means necessary. There are many political strategies of obtaining fortune but the outcome solely depends on the circumstances and the approach towards this goal. The decisions made by man incorporated with favourable uncontrollable events and the foresight of catastrophes once combined or on its own would aid in the protection of a successful political authority....   [tags: Politics] 926 words
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Authority in Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth -          Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do." In the case of Alexander Portnoy he was doomed to repeat his mistakes and continue to feel the guilt lain upon him at every turn by his parents, his lovers and himself. Their overpowering nature kept him a perpetual child and his efforts to seize the opportunity to be the authority in each relationship left him more frustrated and eager to control the downward spiral he called life. At the base of his family was Judaism. Their identity was firmly rooted in their religion....   [tags: Portnoy's Complaint Essays]
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The Extent of the Prime Minister's Power and Authority - The Extent of the Prime Minister's Power and Authority In society today people think that the most powerful person in the British government system is the Prime Minister, Tony Blair. However, to what extent does he have power and authority. The Prime Minister doesn’t govern the country alone; the Cabinet as a whole discuss most matters. You could then say that we have Cabinet government as they do supposedly collectively make decisions on matters. The position however of power in one government may differ from that of another, Margaret Thatcher for example rarely used Cabinet at all, John Major on the other hand used it regularly and considered there opinions vital in the decision making process....   [tags: Papers] 796 words
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Financial Services Authority Ethical Aproach - Abstract: This paper intends to discuss if the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has an ethical approach in relation to investment regulation. First it will explain the recent history of regulation within the Financial Services Industry until the creation of the FSA , an independent and non-governmental body, with statutory rights given by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Then it reflects about the meaning of compliance competent and if FSA had adopted an ethical approach. In the beginning......   [tags: Business Ethics Finance] 2234 words
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An enlightened despot seized power in the UK - ... Similarly, as mentioned above, my thesis is also supported by instrumentalism and positive liberty. For this purpose, instrumentalism claims, “the alleged subject is likely better to comply with reasons which apply to him, if he accepts the directives of the alleged authority as authoritatively binding and tries to follow them, rather than by trying to follow the reasons which apply to him directly (Raz 1985, p.19),” while positive liberty claims “every man is their own master and they are moved by reasons, by conscious purposes, which are their own, not by causes which affect them, as it were, from outside (Berlin 1969, p....   [tags: political authority, rule, autonomy]
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What the Butler Saw, by Joe Orton - ... Dr. Rance is convinced that Geraldine is a victim of incest prior to even examining her. He asks her if her father has ever sexually assaulted her, but Geraldine replies with a “No” (382). However, Dr. Rance refuses to acknowledge her responses and retorts by saying “She may mean ‘Yes’ when she says ‘No’” (382). As a result, Geraldine feels helpless in this situation since there is nothing Geraldine can say that will change his mind. Orton uses this scene to illustrate how authority can be abused....   [tags: Abusing Authority, Personality] 956 words
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Social Psychological Experiments - Stanley Milgram, a social psychologist, conducted an experiment in 1963 about human obedience that was deemed as one of the most controversial social psychology experiments ever (Blass). Ian Parker, a writer for the New Yorker and Human Sciences, and Diana Baumrind, a psychologist at the University of California, Berkeley, responded to Stanley Milgram’s experiment. These articles represent how the scientific community reviews and scrutinizes each other’s work to authenticate experiment results. Baumrind focuses on the moral and ethical dilemma while, Parker focuses more on the experiment’s actual application....   [tags: Social Issues, Authority] 993 words
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