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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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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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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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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 - ... Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idol notions. He has lost connection with the Head; from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.” The concept of authority seemed to continue with Tolstoy’s presentation of Ivan Ilyich. He presented his story with not the understanding of authority but how much his life was lacking authority. He felt the conflicts of a false life that was confused with the understandings of selfishness, greed and emptiness that does not have a controlled environment....   [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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Abuse of Authority - ... The process includes recognizing the conflict, evaluate the options, commit to a decision, and act. After committing to a decision and attempting to act, this often puts the Soldier or leader in contradiction with their superior. As Soldiers, we attempt to be loyal to our superiors based on their position and rank. This is where the conflict or dilemma arises. Do we disregard our own morals and values for the purpose of loyalty to a superior. On the other hand, do we attempt to live by the Army Values and our morals, and appear disloyal....   [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 - ... Bombing of civilians by Americans during WWII and the tragedy of the My Lai massacre of Vietnam brings the realization that “morality-evil, empathy, and virtue” are components of this dilemma that creates the truth in paradoxes (Cotkin, pp 2). When the My Lai massacre reported at the hands of Army Unit Charlie Company came under military investigation, soldiers who were in the village that day, under oath gave testimony. Army Specialist 4, William Frederic Dougherty was asked if civilians were routinely the victims of cross fire when the fighting between the enemy Viet Cong was in a village and he replied that sometimes this happened if the Viet Cong were located behind the village firing through toward the Americans (Dougherty Testimony, 1969)....   [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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Authority versus Morality - ... Another subject, Morris Braverman in Experiment Two, further exemplifies empathy in his consideration to modify the experiment so he “wouldn’t have to hurt” (54) the learner. Furthermore, he progressively responds to the learner’s agonizing screams with uncomfortable, disruptive laughter. Evident in his interview, the situation far from humors him. Braverman’s seemingly inappropriate reaction elucidates his extreme emotional tension, as he finds himself in “a totally impossible situation” (54), conflicted between his moral judgment and the authority’s orders....   [tags: Sociology] 1106 words
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Power, Authority, and Accountability in Politics - ... He was especially interested in looking at how these states were governed and the different ways rulers ruled their state. These diplomatic missions were part of his political work when he still worked in politics. He wrote very detailed reports about the places he visited on his missions about the way the state was run, by what means and also the character of the ruler(s). Niccolò Machiavelli is most famous for the idea’s in his book ‘The Prince’ this book contains his ideas on how he thought the government should be run and he thought a ‘prince’ or ruler should do in order to stay in power and be successful as a ruler....   [tags: Politics ]
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The Struggle for Power and Authority - ... Joseph Stalin, a communist leader, ruled Russia with an iron fist from 1933 until his death in 1953. "He cared more about his power than he did about human life. During Stalin's reign, 12 million Russians lost their lives. Many were murdered by government forces; many died from starvation and overwork." (George Orwell fights the power) Therefore this is why Orwell understood that it was not leading to equality for all. At the beginning of the novel one of the characters is directly modeled on the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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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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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 - ... While Zimbardo seems to take a staunch psychological stance toward elaborating upon the behavior of the two soldiers, authors Kelman and Hamilton may argue toward a different supposition. Within the military, in spite of what may be said by some, numerous accounts of ordered unethical violence are followed, without question, each day. To question authority within the military will lead to punishment, perhaps even death, according to Lieutenant Calley (Kelman Hamilton 271). One does not take the liberty of disobeying the “code of ethics,” as the marines see it....   [tags: Psychology]
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Societal Authority in Jane Austen's Emma - ... This is not, as it would seem, solely a result of his infantile constitution, but also an indicator of the importance of his role as societal patriarch. It is almost second nature for the people of Highbury to acquiesce to Mr. Woodhouse’s wishes because his pleasure is their main preoccupation (Grossman 4). This desire to please her father is so subliminal that it “both lends Emma the guise of self-determination and manifests the automation of Highbury society” (Grossman 4). Emma is able to simultaneously function independently and as a cog in the machinery of the society because societal authority, like that of Mr....   [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 - ... In other words, Ismene symbolizes the will of the ordinary man and woman. Like most people, Ismene believes life takes precedence over death—that is, she believes in self preservation—and that people should accept the roles doled out to them by society (Sophocles 70-73). While deep down, Ismene shares Antigone’s conviction (Sophocles 74-77), she lacks the moral fiber and the courage to support her sister’s extreme and suicidal notions (Sophocles 90-92), urging Antigone to side with rhythm and reason instead (Sophocles 55-78)....   [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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Authority in Portnoy's Complaint - Authority in Portnoy's Complaint          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....   [tags: Portnoy's Complaint Essays]
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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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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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Las Casas and Authority: Rulers, Church, and Freedom - ... In this vein he appeals to the example of Constantine. According to Las Casas, Constantine waged war on pagan threats not with the conversion of pagans as a goal per se but rather for reasons of imperial defense. Such motivations for state violence are a legitimate and compelling, Las Casas argues. Though Las Casas presents a questionably accurate picture of Constantine’s motivations for conquest, Las Casas’ basic point is heard: the power of civic government has limits, particularly when it comes to the use of violence in the name of Christianity....   [tags: Social Issues]
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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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Conflict with Authority in A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Conflict with Authority in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Throughout A Midsummer Night’s Dream the theme of conflict with authority is apparent and is the cause of the problems that befall the characters. It also is used to set the mood of the play. The passage below spoken by Theseus in the opening of the play clearly states this theme. Be advised fair maid. To you your father should be as god- One that composed your beauties, yea, and one To whom you are but as a form in wax By him imprinted, and within his power To leave the figure or disfigure it - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1.1.46-51) The first example of conflict with authority in the play is the premiere example and sets up the conflict for the rest of the play....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream] 810 words
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Sacrifice of Values to Please Authority in Shakespeare's Hamlet - Sacrifice of Values to Please Authority in Shakespeare's Hamlet It seems that it is human nature to want to please others, but compromising ones values in order to do so can result in people getting hurt emotionally or physically. In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, the desire to please those in authority overweighs the judgment of many characters. These characters are more interested in pleasing those in power than doing what is in their best interest. This is seen in Polonious' eager attempt to use Ophelia, in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern's being coerced into spying on a good friend, and finally in Laertes' all too easy manipulation by Claudius to take revenge on his fathers' death....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet 123 Help Me]
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