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Power: A Deciding Factor in History - In the dictionary power is defined in many ways there is no set defined statement what power is or is supposed to be. Power can make or break a person or even a nation. Power is, “A measure of an entity's ability to control the environment around itself, including the behavior of other entities” (Wikipedia) which i find to be the most accurate definition. I conclude that this is what power is; it is a controlling factor in everyone’s life whether it be power over that person or over someone else, this definition makes the most sense to me....   [tags: Power, ] 488 words
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Inflation and Absolute Power - Throughout the years the government has gained complete control over money and its development. The government wanted control because it believes that it is easier to acquire monetary assets if they have the control over all money and, at the same time, eliminate the middle-man of trade. With the ever growing population the government came up with a way to counterfeit money to keep up with the demand of money. This counterfeiting of money created inflation. Inflation happens when there is more and more money being created, this lessens the value of each individual dollar....   [tags: power] 712 words
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Organizational Politics – Power and Dependency - There are two parts of this topic that is discussed. The first are the five bases of power used normally in Organizational Politics. There are two categories that split into two, Formal and Personal Power. So what are these five bases of power and which category is the best one. We will look at these powers and will be comparing them to our scenarios. The second part will cover the relationship between dependency and power. We will then look at our scenarios for examples of these relationships. Two Social psychologist, French and Raven, had developed the five bases of power....   [tags: Formal Power, Personal Power]
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Personal Power and Negotiations - Negotiations as we are learning, are a part of daily life and the ability to negotiate effectively, regardless of the subject matter, is an imperative aspect of personal and professional success. Delving more deeply into the topic of negotiation it is recognized that all parties involved in said negotiations are going to bring to the table a certain type of personal power and adjusting negotiations as a reflection of such is equally as important to the negotiation process as the negotiation style(s) we choose to utilize....   [tags: network power, interpersonal power]
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Model of Power within Organizations - Introduction To explain the statement: 'Power does not flow to unknown people in the organization', I will give an overview of the Model of Power in Organizations according to Mc Shane and Von Glinow, which includes a definition of the meaning of power, the different sources of power, and the contingencies that need to exist before sources of power will translate into actual power. Finally, I will provide a conclusion and recommendation. The Sources and Contingencies of Power in Organizations McShane and Von Glinow define Power as “the capacity of a person, team, or organization to influence others” (300)....   [tags: Legitimate Power, Reward, Coercive Power] 860 words
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Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant - March 11, 2011 marked the date in which the northern region of Japan, Tohoku, experienced a dreadful environmental tragedy that altered the lives of many Japanese people. A massive earthquake and tsunami triggered widespread and irrevocable damage to not only the Tohoku region and communities living there, but also to the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant ensuing the uncontrolled release of radiation into the environment. Due to this nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant, many people have begun to question the plausibility of nuclear safety and the possibility of reliable government information....   [tags: Nuclear Power] 2165 words
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Power’s Tug-a-War - Power is distributed in different ways throughout society, especially in the binary relationships of ethnicity, race, religion, sex and particularly age. The duality involving the conflicting vantage points of childhood and adulthood are vast and biased towards the higher power. This power struggle is evident in every day situations all around the world whether it be in a family dynamic with a parent and child or school systems via teacher and student or more violent as in war ridden cultures. Children become second class citizens and their ideas and opinions become repressed in their own society....   [tags: Power] 964 words
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The Concept of Power - The concept of power is present within various realms of all organizations. Power, however, is not something that should necessarily be looked at negatively. There are justifiable types of power that may be important to criminal justice organizations. The main role of power in criminal justice administration should be to gain compliance from subordinates of all types, and turn that power over time into acceptable forms of authority (Stojkovic et al., 2008). It is for this reason that power is an important attribute in criminal justice agencies....   [tags: Politics, Criminal Justice, Power, Authority] 1239 words
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Community Power and Participatory Decision-Making - As mentioned in the second chapter of this study, attempts to define power have been traditionalistic, contentious and mundane despite the concept’s widespread use. Two salient features were presented for the controversial assumptions in defining power: power as domination and power as empowerment. In seeking to comprehensively reconcile the “contestedness” about power, Steven Lukes (2005) observes that how we conceive of power makes a difference to how we think and act in general especially in social contexts....   [tags: Power in Business]
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The Chicano and The Black Power Movements - The 1960’s comprised of many different movements that sought the same goal of achieving equality, equality in means of: political, economical, and social equality. Two similar movements emerged during this era that shared the same ideologies: the Chicano and the Black Power Movement. Both shared a similar ideology that outlined their movement, which was the call for self-determination. The similar experiences that they had undergone such as the maltreatment and the abuse of power that enacted was enacted by the dominant Anglo race helped to shape these ideologies....   [tags: Chicano, Black Power]
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The Power of One and Pocahontas - Post-Colonialism Reflective Essay The historical attempts of Europeans to claim lands that are not their own and forcibly take them from previous owners have created a repeated scenario of fierce conflict between the colonizers and the colonized. This scenario is seen so often in history that it has become a sort of universal theme, a fact not missed by writers and filmmakers. In both The Power of One and Pocahontas, the colonization of an existing culture creates tension between the colonizers and the colonized....   [tags: cultures, The Power of One, Pocahontas] 891 words
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Relationship Between Dependency and Power - The following essay is a discussion on the five power bases (which are coercive, reward, legitimate, expert, and referent), and the relationship between dependency and power. For each one of the power bases and the aforementioned relationship I will develop a thesis. The setting with which the theses are to be mined is a theoretical scenario where there is a company that creates marketing programs for the real estate industry: this company will be identified henceforth as Company A. Within Company A there are three employees; Employee 1 has worked in the marketing department for 12 yrs, Employee 2 is the only certified public accountant (CPA) in the accounting department, Employee 3 works i...   [tags: The Five Power Bases] 967 words
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How Power Corrupts in Macbeth - “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” (John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton) It is in human nature that the more power one desires the more corrupt actions one must do to attain it. In Shakespeare’s tragedy of Macbeth, a Scottish noble's craving for power leads him to do terrible deeds that leads to his demise. Shakespeare shows that power corrupts by using Macbeth who corrupts under the thought of have power over others. Macbeth becomes corrupt under the thought of becoming king and gaining almost complete control over the people that he rules....   [tags: Macbeth, power, Shakespeare, ]
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The Illusion of Escape Illustrated in Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory - Plato, the great philosopher, once said, “No one can escape his destiny” (“Destiny Quotes”). No matter how hard a person might try to escape a boundary, be it real or of the mind, they cannot evade the inevitable. In author Graham Greene’s novel, The Power and the Glory, the efforts to escape mentally, geographically, and physically are shown to make an impact on an individual’s life. Greene implies that though the rewards of escape can be seen as an attainable goal, the efforts are futile, almost always ending in failure because of uncontrollable boundaries....   [tags: The Power and the Glory] 1118 words
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The Black Power Movement - ... “Although liberals and leftists have tended to disregard J. Edgar Hoover's fear of subversion within the Civil Rights Movement as either a disingenuous cover for his own racism or the paranoid fantasy of an anticommunist psychosis, I would argue that Hoover's fears were well founded within the context of his own premises: that the Civil Rights Movement posed a fundamental threat to the power arrangements of the American social order that he was sworn to defend (Berger, 2009.) ” “Hoover said of the Panthers: “While falsely claiming their intent to protect the black community, Panther have in fact assaulted and threatened Negro citizens” and intimidated neighborhood stores into contributi...   [tags: Black Power Essays]
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Analysis of Smart Power Control System - ... IR transmitter continuously transmits IR beam to the receiver so that the output of LM324 is high as it compares output of transistor BC547 with reference input. When someone interrupts the IR beam, the output of transistor goes high and that would result into the output of LM324 going low instantly and the program in the microcontroller increments the count by 1. The OPAMP IC LM324 does the job of comparing and amplifying the sensor output. The final count is displayed on the 7 segment display by appropriately switching microcontroller pins....   [tags: power saving,avr microcontroller, power control]
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The Sky is the Limit For Wind Power - ... So, one way to get ahead in a flat world is by taking advantage of wind power. As society looks for more ways to create a healthy environment, technology and jobs are advancing to create products that are eco-friendly. Wikipedia defines eco-friendly as “[s]ustainable products … that provide environmental, social and economic benefits while protecting public health and environment” (Wikipedia). In other words, eco-friendly products benefit everyone from Mother Nature to the individuals who use them....   [tags: Renewable Energy Sources, Wind Power]
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The Effects Of Power On Responsibility - The Effects of Power on Responsibility Power and responsibility have a complex relationship that is connected by factors such as a person’s morals and ethics, personality, and under what conditions the person was raised. In a world where power can be found in many forms and in many places, the use and abuse of power can be seen regularly. Power is not just being the CEO of a fortune five-hundred company, or being an elected political representative, the manager of Taco Bell has power, as well as parents as they raise their children....   [tags: Ethics Morals Power Decision Making] 1611 words
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Black Power as Interpreted by Stokely Carmichael - Black Power, the seemingly omnipresent term that is ever-so-often referenced when one deals with the topic of Black equality in the U.S. While progress, or at least the illusion of progress, has occurred over the past century, many of the issues that continue to plague the Black (as well as other minority) communities have yet to be truly addressed. The dark cloud of rampant individual racism may have passed from a general perspective, but many sociologists, including Stokely Carmichael; the author of “Black Power: the Politics of Liberation in America”, have and continue to argue that the oppressive hand of “institutional racism” still holds down the Black community from making any true pro...   [tags: Black Power Movement Essays] 1714 words
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Analysis of Macbeth and His Struggle for Power - ... Macbeth is completely traumatized by the events that have just unfolded by Duncan’s death; because of this he does not plant the knife on the guards instead he walks to Lady Macbeth with blood all over him and the dagger still in his hand and he says “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand?” (II, ii, 78-79). This is also one of the last times Macbeth fells any remorse for killing someone. Lady Macbeth tries to calm Macbeth down and takes the dagger away from him, and tells him that he must finish their plan for several people including Banquo were arriving....   [tags: duncan, macbeth's power, shakespeare]
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Power and Authority Shape Spoken Language - Authority is ‘the power to require and receive submission (The Pocket English Dictionary); authority is used in many conversations every day and without authority power could not be exerted easily. Power, meaning ‘a position of control, authority or influence over others’ (The Pocket English Dictionary) and is usually used to gain control or influence. As well as everyday situations in many transcripts power and authority are shown by demonstrating different techniques, therefore I will scrutinise these and their uses in two transcripts....   [tags: Interviews, Power, Authority]
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White Male Power vs the Other - Abstract Thomas King’s story, “‘You’ll Never Believe What Happened’ Is Always a Great Way To Start”, " Race, Class and Gender in Asian America" by Yen Le Espiritu and " Zebra: Growing up Black and White in Canada" by Lawrence Hill all illustrate how people of minority deal with their intersectionality of gender, race and ethnicity and their limitations that the dominant ideology of the west puts on them. Introduction Since the beginning of time stories were a major influence in the ways generations would pass down knowledge to the younger generations....   [tags: Race, The Power of an Illusion]
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Nuclear Power Plants and Earthquakes: Fukushima - Nuclear Chemistry Project - Fukushima There are too few precautions that are taken when considering Nuclear Power plants and the dangers involved. People trust the regulations too easily. Some systems fail; there needs to be more safety features and backup systems/plans that are checked more regularly. Nuclear power is made by a nucleus absorbing a neutron. It then splits into nuclei that are lighter than the original nucleus. This process emits large amounts of energy in the form of heat. Fuel rods are long slender rods of zirconium that provides the reactor with fuel....   [tags: nuclear power, Tsunami, Japan]
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Power, Authority and The State - Waking up on the typical Monday morning, I feel groggy and confused. What day is today. I think it over and realize it is the dreaded Monday. Wishing it was still Sunday, I slowly get up and, like a snail, complete my morning routine. On my way to Hunter, everything is the usual–waiting for the suddenly delayed train, rushing through the massive horde of people trying to transfer trains, and finally arriving at school along with hundreds of others. I notice that the train station has set up a table lined with police officers checking passengers’ “suspicious” bags....   [tags: power, legal, traditional, charismatic, Max Weber]
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Power Relations Exposed in Truth and Power - Power Relations Exposed in Truth and Power In "Truth and Power" Michel Foucault revisits the major theoretical trends and questions of his career. He is a thinker who knows no bounds of subject or field. His ideas stretch from literature to science, from psychology to labor. He deals in a currency that is accepted everywhere: truth and power. Foucault spends much of his career tracing the threads of truth and power as they intertwine with the history of human experience. He especially loves to study asylums and prisons because they are close to an encapsulated power structure....   [tags: Truth and Power Essays]
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Gender and Power in the Salem Witch Trials - ... Wives of shopkeepers and craftsmen occasionally managed their husbands’ businesses when the men had to travel or became ill (Goldfield 48,49). In comparison to many of the more southern colonies, people lived longer lives in the northern colonies. He also stated that, since fewer New England marriages were shortened by the early death of a spouse, fewer New England women experienced widowhood, the one time in their lives when they might enjoy legal independence and exercise over property. During the seventeenth century, widows occasionally exercised more extensive property rights than the law dictated....   [tags: American History, Witchcraft, Gender, Power]
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The Effects of the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant on the Environment - ... They look at the biodiversity in the area and study the birds, fish, and plants surrounding the contaminated plant. The most effective way to study the harmful consequences of the power plant radiation is to look for impacts on the aviation population and their reproduction habits. Scientists studied the impacts that radiation has on birds at the Fukushima site and found that the total bird population in the surrounding area was reduced by 30% more than previously predicted. This is double the shrinkage of population than the studies done at the Chernobyl accident, and the fertility of the male birds has also been diminished....   [tags: earthquake, nuclear power, japan]
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Factors Leading to the Demobilization of the Black Power Movement - Mayor Richard Hatcher of Gary, Indiana proclaimed “[the] ‘70’s will be the decade of an independent black political thrust” during the Black Political Convention of 1972 (Carson, et al. 1991, 492). This thrust would inevitably come forms of social, political, and economic changes that invariably relied less on Black Power rhetoric and more on inclusionary opportunities for blacks in majority White American spheres. Undoubtedly, many factors led to the demobilization of the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power, however, three reasons relating to black leadership and three relating to the national climate prove most influential....   [tags: Black Power Movement Essays]
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The Black Power Speech Given by Stokely Carmichael - In the October 1966 speech given by Stokely Carmichael, we are faced with a variety of terms involving racism and racist remarks. Just the year prior to this speech “blacks” had earned the right to vote on national ballots. The speech was given at the University of California Berkeley. Stokely Carmichael was born on June 29th, 1941, and he moved to the United States of America in 1951. This means at the time of his speech he was 25 years old. He was a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) later called the Student National Coordinating Committee....   [tags: Black Power Movement Essays]
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The Definition of Power - The Definition of Power      Power is many things. It is the ability to control people in their sayings and/or actions. It is the ability to get whatever you want. Power is a necessary component in any society, otherwise all pandemonium would break loose; leaders must be established. But, when taken to an extreme, power is not good, and pandemonium will break loose.      As Lord Acton said, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." A good example of this is Adolph Hitler in Nazi Germany....   [tags: Definition Essays Power Authority] 640 words
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The Nature of Power - The Nature of Power In 1948, the OECD was formed by several European nations in what would become the first step toward the formation of the European Union. The creation of the EU was revolutionary in that nations gave up unprecedented amounts of their sovereignty, resulting in such acts as voluntarily subjecting themselves to monitoring of war materials (coal and steel) and culminating in the institution of the Euro and integration of European economies and societies, and politics. The success of the EU in the last few years is amazing not just because of its economic achievements, but because it signifies the first successful surrender of nationalism and the transfer of loyalty to a regi...   [tags: Power Society Nationalism Essays]
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Compare and Contrast of the Three Faces of Power - ... This form of power is power through agenda setting. The perspective of the second face comes from that of the Elitist and proponents of this study are Bachrach and Baratz. They mention the issue of power relations in the event of ‘non-decisions’ this is when one person ‘B’ does not voice, interests or concerns to ‘A’ to avoid unpleasantness or unwanted negative responses. (Lukes, 1974:18) Agenda setting is important, as if it is possible to keep certain items off the agenda that would cause a level of conflict then observable conflict can be avoided altogether....   [tags: Steven lukes, social theories, political power]
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Power for Spacecraft: Solar vs. Nuclear - When exploring the solar system, which is a better source: solar, or nuclear. One of the first concepts of using the sun as a power source in space, was from the science fiction writer Isaac Asimov (Barber, 2012). It is understood that the research done by Peter Glasser in 1968, provides the science for Assimov's short story from 1941 (Barber, 2012). It was proposed by Glasser, “That solar energy could be collected by earth-orbiting satellites and then beamed to power stations on Earth's surface,” (Committee for the Assessment of NASA's Space Solar Power Investment Strategy, 2001)....   [tags: space exploration, solar system, power source]
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Power Outages Due to Typhoons in the Phillippines - ... Lastly, there are times especially during weekends and after school hours when the café is unable to accommodate the number of incoming customers. In instances when there are occurrences of power outage the café remains closed and unable to operate and will only resume providing its services once the supply of electricity becomes stable, if the power outage lasts for a whole day the cafe receives no income and is in need to make up for its loss. Because of the fact that this kind of business enterprise relies heavily on electricity....   [tags: Typhoon Season, Power Outages, Wet Season]
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Soft Power in French Foreign Policy - ... In other words, how can other countries ignore or not pay enough attention to a state which promotes such an important thing as universal values. It would be understood as negligence not only of the state, but values accepted by more or less all the members-states of the UN. However, it does not mean that countries which possess more power and have stronger positions in world politics cannot do that. Of course, they can. But, at the same time, that status does give more opportunities to France in terms of global influence, since it always can appeal to them....   [tags: france policies, soft power, french mission]
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Efficacy of Air Power in the Kosovo War - In Power over Peoples by Daniel Headrick, the timeline of the book narrates the evolution of imperialism and the utilization of evolving technology in the modern era. Early on, Headrick defines technology as the “ways in which humans use the materials and energy in the environment for their own ends, beyond what they can do with their bodies.” (Headrick 3) The technology used in imperialism began very simply in the form of wooden sailing ships and sharper swords, but has evolved today to be incredibly advanced....   [tags: Power Over Peoples, Daniel Headrick, technology]
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The Pursuit of Power in the French Revolution and African Imperialism - ... The progress of a democratic society will lower down and the progress will halt. In the book one of the key characters is Gamelin a young man who had a great feeling and sensibility; q man who couldn’t bear to see the suffering of a young mother unable to feed her newborn. Later Gamelin’s sensibility is different and full of many standards. Throwing all he had to the Jacobians and becoming a part of a system that ruthlessly killed its people. The ultimate tragedy, I that the terror was not simply the act of men being evil, but, for those who were normal or o good character, being consumed and weakened by the fear they faced or they became too enamored with the call of power or trusting...   [tags: Power, Country, Leader, World History]
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Fuel for Ever-Growing America; Power Consumption - ... Fossil fuel plants are not under this degree of constant threat, which, along with all the other evidence, shows that nuclear and fossil fuel plants have dissimilar processes and operations. With most processes, there are byproducts, and nuclear and fossil fuel power generation is no exception, yet they are very contrasting. Fossil fuel power generation emits exhaust through the combustion of its fuel. Most pollutants are either in a gaseous form or particulates that are lighter than air. These include nitrous oxides, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, mercury, and coal ash (Duke)....   [tags: fossil fuel, nuclear power, electricity]
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Extreme Nationalist, Hitler’s Rise into Power - ... The Gestapo was the “secret” police that Hitler had set up. The Gestapo took anyone who rebelled against Hitler’s laws and placed those people in concentration camps. According to A teacher’s guide to the Holocaust, thousands of Gypsies, homosexuals, Protestants and mainly Jews were taken to these concentration camps that Hitler had created. The concentration camps put the “prisoners” in such bad conditions that it was nearly impossible for them to fight back. These Jews, or other races or religions, did not know that they were going to prison homes....   [tags: great depression, hitler, dictatorial power]
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Nuclear Power: How Does it Work? Does it Have a Future? - Introduction On March 11, the strongest ever instrumentally recorded earthquake in Japan struck its northern coast. Ground shaking triggered the safety shut-down of 11 nuclear reactors and cut external power supplies to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex. Located on the coast just southeast of the earthquake’s epicentre, the Fukushima plant withstood the ground motion but its back-up power supplies from diesel generators, needed to keep its reactor coolant pumps working, were disabled by the impact of a following 14-metre tsunami wave....   [tags: The Science of Nuclear Power] 2086 words
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Ocean Wave Energy: Converting the Ocean's Energy to Electrical Power - This report breaks down and compares key aspects of three separate ocean wave power generators: permanent-magnet tubular linear generators, hybrid air-wave turbine generators and wave tunnel generators. Each individual generator type is to be described and analyzed on topics such as a general background on design and functionality, applicable locations, costs and efficiency using research and diagrams to support explanations where necessary. Though these forms of power generation are not effective enough to serve as a substitute for fossil fuels entirely, they are capable of reducing human reliance on strictly fossil fuels and are thus a worthy subject to invest research into....   [tags: Ocean Wave Power, Generators]
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Foucault and the Theories of Power and Identity - Foucault and the Theories of Power and Identity Foucault believed that power is never in any one person?s hands, it does not show itself in any obvious manner but rather as something that works its way into our imaginations and serves to constrain how we act. For example in the setting of a workplace the power does not pass from the top down; instead it circulates through their organizational practices. Such practices act like a grid, provoking and inciting certain courses of action and denying others....   [tags: Foucault Power Philosophy Essays] 1364 words
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The Extended Allegory in The Power and The Glory - The Extended Allegory in The Power and The Glory       Graham Greene pieced together The Power and the Glory from his own personal memoirs in 1940 after a three-year trip to Mexico.  Drawing from his own observations of a small town torn between the anti-religious laws of the secular government and the people's religious beliefs, Greene created the story of a Catholic priest being pursued by the police to illustrate the conflicting relationship between the church and state (Greene 2-4).  Greene used his experiences in Mexico to create an extended allegory that illustrates the conflict between the two world views and, in turn, reveals his own values and philosophy....   [tags: Power and The Glory Essays]
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Pros and Cons of Tidal Power - Tidal Power Abstract: Tidal power is a type of energy source that is slowly becoming more prominent as our energy crisis continues. Using a combination of dams, fences, and turbines, many countries are utilizing the almost untapped resources of inexhaustible tidal power. Created due to the gravitational forces of the moon, the tides of the day are highly predictable and can be used incredibly efficiently. This type of energy is ever so slightly gaining popularity as companies fight for coastal rights....   [tags: Water Power Clean Energy] 1171 words
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Power and Politics in Organizations - Power and Politics in Organizations Introduction Have you ever wondered what role politics and power play in organizations. When used effectively they can be compatible in reaching the organizations goals. Power is defined as the ability to get someone to do something you want done or the ability to make things happen in the way you want them. (Schermerhorn, Hunt, and Osborn, Chap. 15). Power is important within organizations because it is the way in which management influences individuals to make things happen....   [tags: Power and Politics in the Workplace]
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Organizational Power And Politics - Organizational Power and Politics Some employees believe that politics and power in the workplace is a game that corporate and management plays. However, games usually have rules to follow, a referee or judge, and an ending with a winner. Although politics has a winner, this game never ends, the rules are always subject to change, and there is no referee or spokesperson. Corporate traditions establish much of the biased game of politics that is played on the organizational level. Unfortunately, politics and power is a game that most employees in an organization must learn how to play....   [tags: Organization Management Power Dynamics] 1436 words
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The Black Power Movement - According to the book review at Barnes and Nobel.com, “Black Power was one of the clearest manifestations of the movement's change of direction in the late 1960s.” Black Power was a change set out by one man to give rights back to black people and put an end to prejudice and imperialism. One of the goals set out by Kwame Ture and Charles Hamilton, the authors of Black Power was to make black people stronger and overcome the subjection of a white society. Suppression by whites was the central problem trying to be solved....   [tags: Black Power Movement Essays] 560 words
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Macbeth: Corruption of Power - “In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside.” - John F. Kennedy When individuals come into a position of power, where the definition of control becomes a new one according to their own point of view, they usually open a feeling in their minds that what ever decision they make that directly conflicts the lives of other people, that they shouldn’t feel responsible at all. That’s when power corrupts the minds of these people. Corruption is something that is motivated by greed and fraud....   [tags: Corruption of Power in Macbeth] 959 words
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The Power of the Imagination and Its Relationship to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein - ... Indulging in the possibility of being the initiator of a new species, Victor pursues in bestowing life back into the dead. In the final two lines of the passage Shelley is acknowledging the power of the imagination as Victor describes how his “thoughts” support his desire to perform his experiment. Victor’s experience with imagination is different than Shelley’s in that he must labor over his creation. He spends years studying and experimenting unlike Shelley’s spontaneous experience. Victor describes his hardships saying, My cheek had grown pale with study, and my person had become emaciated with confinement....   [tags: romantic period, power, human perception]
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Pros and Cons of the Different Types of Power Plants: Hydroelectric, Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants - In developed and developing countries, sustainable energy source is the most important subject. There are many different methods of energy production and consumption. Using the cheap, abundant and clean energy sources for generating the electricity is the basic idea of production. Electrical energy is generated from different kinds of power plants. These plants can be put into three groups; hydroelectric power plants, thermal power plants and nuclear power plants. Hydroelectric power plants are used the potential energy of water....   [tags: energy source, sustainable energy, power plants]
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Luke's Three Dimensions of Power - Luke's Three Dimensions of Power      "Power serves to create power. Powerlessness serves to re-enforce powerlessness"(Gaventa,1980:256). Such is the essence of the on going relationship between the Powerful and the Powerless of the Appalachian Valley where acquiescence of the repressed has become not only common practice but a way of life and a means of survival. In his novel Power and Powerlessness, John Gaventa examines the oppressive and desperate situation of the Appalachian coal miners under the autocratic power of absentee land-owners, local elites, and corrupt union leaders....   [tags: Power Society Symbolism Culture Essays] 4687 words
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Wind Power as the Future Energy Source - Wind Power- the Future Energy Source Abstract: We are facing an energy crisis on Earth. Burning fossil fuels are harming the atmosphere; this global warming and affects produces chemicals that hurt our body. People are starting to think about using alternative energy. Wind power would be our first choice, because it’s clean, inexhaustible and renewable. Today, wind power is mainly used in Europe. We believed wind power would be the main source of alternative energy for world use. Introduction: Since 400-500A.D, people used windmill energy in farms for grain grinding and water pumping....   [tags: Energy Power Global Warming]
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Wind Power as an Alternative Energy Source - Wind Power as an Alternate Energy Source Graphics not Included ABSTRACT The United States' main source of energy is currently fossil fuels. However, we know that fossil fuel supply continues to deplete and sooner or later, the United States will need to resort to a new source of energy. This report hopes to explore the advantages and disadvantages of wind power using model regions. These regions have experience in using wind power, which may help us determine whether or not it is a suitable source of energy when fossil fuels are completely drained....   [tags: Energy Power Global Warming]
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Nuclear Fusion a Feasible Source of Power - Is Nuclear Fusion a Feasible Source of Power. Abstract: Nuclear fusion may be an effective solution to the energy problem in today?s world. Fusion is environmentally friendly and has the potential to generate massive amounts of power. It is evident that the Sun?s power is fueled by nuclear fusion. Recent advancements such as ITER and NIF may bring us closer to being able to use fusion. We find that nuclear fusion is a long-term solution to a continuing problem. Introduction: Since the Industrial Age, energy from fossil fuels has become widespread....   [tags: Energy Power Global Warming]
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Christian Images of Power and Humility in Rudolf Seño’s Superman and the Child - In the context of 21st century, Christianity is at its peak of dominance as one of the world’s religion. The upsurging character of growth which pertains to man’s search for his ideal self and God are very intriguing issues since time immemorial up to our present age. This paper presents the paths of how to blend the extremes of power and humility into well-stroked proportions in the context of Christianity. Closing the gap between the peak of greatness and the chasm of humility becomes the main theme in understanding man’s mundane pilgrimage....   [tags: Christianity, power, humility, values, self, knowl]
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Power Semiconductor Devices - Power Semiconductor Devices Introduction Today there are many power semiconductor devices used in different applications of power conversion. The diode is one of the oldest semiconductors devices and is still wildly used today in power electronics. Diodes are found in virtually all power converts in one form or another. For this reason our discussion will be focused on the application of power diodes. Power Diodes are two terminal electronic devices that permit current flow in predominantly one direction....   [tags: Power Conversion Essays]
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Hydroelectricity is an Efficient Way to Power the World - Abstract With nonrenewable energy sources such as fossil fuels being quickly depleted as humans require more energy in the daily lives of modern society, renewable energy sources are becoming increasingly popular. For example, many energy sources such as wind power, solar power, and water power are being used throughout the world. Among these, hydroelectricity, the harnessing of energy from moving water and one form of renewable energy, is an efficient, economical, and nonpolluting alternative to fossil fuels with the potential to provide a larger percentage of world energy in the future....   [tags: Water Power Hydropower Hydroelectric Energy]
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The Dynamics of Power in South Africa and Palestine - The Dynamics of Power in South Africa and Palestine For over a hundred years, whites consolidated their power in predominantly black South Africa. In the last fifty years, Israelis have played a major hand in dispersing and oppressing the Palestinian people. Edward Said believes that “The relationship between Occident and Orient is a relationship of power, of domination, of varying degrees of a complex hegemony” (Orientalism 133). Though the geographic reference of this quotation seems less applicable to South Africa, Said’s intuition into the complexity of race relations between oppressors and the oppressed still rings true....   [tags: South Africa Palestine Power Essays] 1148 words
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Will to power - “We know the great catch words of the ascetic ideal are: poverty, humility, & chastity:” Awe, in nietzschean fashion, bash the lowly of society and uplift the elite. I felt it was only proper to open the commentary with one of Nietzsche’s many famous quotes from On the Genealogy of Morality. Nietzsche, one of the most famous German philosophers, wrote the genealogy of morals in 1887 and it is considered a work of brilliance in the eyes of many. Although during this commentary I will challenge and refute many of his points in the novel like ascetic ideal, will to power, the origins of the conscience and guilt, and etc....   [tags: On the Geneaology of Morality, German Philosophy]
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Argumentative Essay: The Dangerous Expansion of Federal Power - In 1995, there was great consternation when the Supreme Court ruled that carrying a gun near a school was not interstate commerce. On May 15, 2000, there was great consternation when the Supreme Court ruled that rape was not interstate commerce. It is a sign of how twisted the law has become that each of these common sense rulings was by a narrow 5 to 4 majority. While the 1995 case involved a federal law against carrying a gun within a certain distance of a school, this year's case involved a woman suing two men for rape under a federal law....   [tags: overextension of federal power] 728 words
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Foucault's Discipline and Punish and Power and Sex - Foucault's "Discipline and Punish" and "Power and Sex" Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age- Frank Lloyd Wright Darkness is meant to conceal, light is meant to expose, and there is power intrinsically imbued in both of these. Murderers hide in the dark, waiting for their victims, and the atrocities of different countries are hidden in history and official memos and propaganda. At the same time, light exerts power because it illuminates, it discovers, it creates vulnerability on all it touches....   [tags: foucault discipline punish power Sex Essays]
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Politics and Power in Today’s Corporate World - Politics and Power in Today’s Corporate World An effective organization focuses on strong leadership, power and political issues. These components are critical to creating an organization mindful of values, ethics, culture and innovation. Analyzing the use of power and politics are essential to understanding the behavior of individuals within organizations. There are two sides to power and politics. In one respect power and politics imply the shady side of leadership. However, power and politics can be positive tools that managers use to accomplish tasks....   [tags: Corporations Power Money Computers Essays]
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John Knowles' "A Separate Peace" and Struggle for Power - John Knowles' "A Separate Peace" and Struggle for Power John Knowles' A Separate Peace depicts many examples of how power is used. In A Separate Peace, two opposing characters struggle for their own separate might. Gene Forrester, the reserved narrator, is weakened by his struggle for power. While, Phineas was inspired by his own power within. The novel conveys how peace can weaken or inspire during a mental war.       Phineas, a natural rebel, is known as the best athlete in school. For example, he and three others come to look at a tree, which is considered among the Upper Middler students at Devon an impossibility....   [tags: Knowles Separate Peace Power Essays] 800 words
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Saving Private Ryan - Captain Miller Displays the Five Types of Power - Saving Private Ryan - Captain Miller Displays the Five Types of Power Many people in this world have power and influence. Yet, there are few who have the traits needed to be an incredible leader. These people who are positive leaders tend to leave strong impressions in our minds for years or maybe even a lifetime. In choosing a movie with a character that portrayed a strong sense of power and influence, and possessed the traits of a good leader, I remembered a character that left an admirable impression in my mind....   [tags: Leadership Five Types Power] 1419 words
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Wind Power - Wind Power Harnessing the natural power of the wind is by no means a new concept. Asides from sailing, wind power has been utilised for many thousands of years, principally for agricultural purposes. Basic windmills are thought to have been used in Persia (now Iran) as early as the 7th century AD. Their ability to make use of otherwise untapped energy sources without the needs and costs of other alternatives, ensured that they remained the machines of preference in several industries throughout both agricultural and industrial revolutions....   [tags: Wind Power Energy Sources Essays]
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Black Theology & Black Power According to James H. Cone - I believe the best place to start this essay would be with an explanation of Black Power. Black Power according to James H. Cone “is an emotionally charged term that can evoke either angry rejection or passionate acceptance.” Critics see it as blacks hating whites, while advocates see Black Power as the only viable option for black people. Advocates see Black Power meaning black people are taking a dominate role in deciding what the black-white relationship should be in American Society. Rev....   [tags: Black Power Movement Essays]
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Solar, Hydroelectric, and Wind Power cannot replace Fossil Fuels - Are Solar, Hydroelectric, and Wind Power Conceivable Alternatives to Fossil Fuels in the Future. Abstract: Fossils fuels are diminishing. Other, possibly more environmentally safe, energy sources are needed to replace them. The purpose of this study was to examine closely the three most common renewable energy sources—solar, wind, and hydroelectric power—as a solution to the “energy problem” of today and possibly the energy crisis of the future. However, solar and wind energy account for a very small percent of the energy used by the U.S....   [tags: Energy Power Global Warming]
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Power of Power - Among the most complex systems is a simple yet overwhelming desire for an establishment of power, if one(it?) does not already exist. Power can be greedy, selfish, aggressive, but also a necessity for order and peace. It is always controlling. It has existed since the beginning of time and will continue to play a vital role in the lives of all, forever. In literature, power can be depicted in a variety of ways, affecting different numbers of people and things. Margaret Atwood’s “Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing”, Toni Cade Bambara’s “The Lesson”, Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”, and Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” each uniquely examine the influence of power in their characters’ lives....   [tags: Nora Helmer, Margaret Atwood]
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Classification of Various Power Sources for a Car: Petrol, Diesel, and Electricity - Classification of Various Power Sources for a Car: Petrol, Diesel, and Electricity Most people today fill up their car with different qualities of petrol, because that's what the average car takes. They don't usually consider an alternative for the petrol that they load into their cars. Although petrol is widely used, it is not the only source for a car to get its power from; diesel and electricity are alternatives to the general petrol used by most cars. Although different from each other, diesel and electricity are alternatives to the average gasoline received at a gas station....   [tags: Car Auto Power Gas Diesel] 1319 words
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Athenian Women’s Acquisition of Power through Relationships with Men - Athenian Women’s Acquisition of Power through Relationships with Men Greek society held the belief that women had little common sense or logic; they had the natural tendency to move toward chaos and destruction. Women were thought to have the ability to destroy a man’s honor through their actions. Because of this, women were given no influence in the government of the polis or in their lives; they had no power. Instead, they were kept inside where they could be closely monitored by their husbands, fathers, lovers or protectors....   [tags: Greek Women Females Power Papers]
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Dr. Myles Munroe's The Purpose and Power of God’s Glory - Appeal to Ethos in Dr. Myles Munroe's The Purpose and Power of God’s Glory The rhetorical term "ethos" allowed me to see my favorite book, The Purpose and Power of God’s Glory by Dr. Myles Munroe, in a different way. I had never noticed how much Dr. Munroe’s character, authority, and credibility help to persuade the audience by appealing to "ethos". It added a lot to the book by allowing me to see Dr. Munroe’s character, authority, and credibility. I noticed Dr. Munroe’s virtuous character on page nine when he said, "That means that whatever our Daddy got, we got....   [tags: Purpose and Power of God’s Glory] 713 words
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Do Women And People Of Color Face Unique Challenges In Acquiring Power And Influence In Organizations Today? - Let’s begin with Frank Fountain, an African American male, who grew up on a farm in the southern United States. This within itself can create a whole set of issues. Prior to attending business school, he served in the Peace Corps where he volunteered in West Bengal, India. In 1973, Frank Fountain received his Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the Wharton School of Business. Not so far into the future, he started his career at Chrysler Corporation as an investment analyst. He remained in the finance world for approximately twenty years until he accepted a position in the company’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C....   [tags: Race Gender Analysis Power] 1601 words
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The Rich Get Richer - HYPOTHESIS: The rich get richer, within a secret society where only trust is accepted. An eighty billion dollar arms deal between BAE (British Aerospace), Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia who represented the Saudi Air force and the U.K, stir controversy because of “Black money” or secret payments. The question is, when too much political power reigns how can they be prosecuted; it seems that the Saudi government was allowed to be corrupt because of their political power and ties to terrorism. The UK allowed and paid for services because they were able to create more jobs and selfishly gain political power....   [tags: Power]
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The Power of Addiction and the Addiction to Power - ... However after watching this speech by Dr. Maté, I have had a complete overhaul on my view and really do agree with the fact that deprivation and outside factors such as abuse and abandonment really do have negative consequences as severe as they are, ultimately leading addicts to drugs to feel a sense of control, power, and pain relief. Maté’s analysis on the addiction to power is also quite interesting where he states the similarities of people addicted to power, how extremely known, powerful figures such as Hitler, Stalin, Genghis Khan and others were 1) all small, and 2) were “outsiders” (Maté, 2012)....   [tags: Dr. Maté, global community]
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Presidential Power: The Power of Persuasion - Presidential Power: The Power of Persuasion Political scientists have continually searched for methods that explain presidential power and success derived from using that power effectively. Five different approaches have been argued including the legal approach, presidential roles approach, Neustadtian approach, institutional approach, and presidential decision-making approach. The legal approach says that all power is derived from a legal authority (U.S. Constitution). The presidential roles approach contends that a president’s success is derived from balancing their role as head of state and head of government....   [tags: Political Science]
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Nuclear Fusion is the Power of Tomorrow - ABSTRACT The demand of energy is growing, causing the energy crisis to worsen. A new source of energy must be found before fossil fuels run out. Nuclear fusion is a possible way of producing electricity. The D-T and D-3He reactions can produce enough energy to last thousands of years because there is a virtually limitless amount of deuterium on Earth, and tritium and helium-3 can be made from deuterium. Therefore, nuclear fusion is a promising environment-friendly source of energy. INTRODUCTION Our growing need of energy has always been a problem....   [tags: Energy Power Global Warming]
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An Analysis of Joseph Nye’s Use of “Soft Power” and its Relationship with Morality in International Relations - An Analysis of Joseph Nye’s Use of “Soft Power” and its Relationship with Morality in International Relations Recently, the United States has lost a great deal of power in the international arena because of its invasion of Iraq and torture of prisoners of war. The United States holds an incredible edge in military capabilities over any other nation and the US benefits from the largest economy in the world. In a world where there is one single superpower, why is that superpower unable to force-feed policy through coercion or payoff....   [tags: Political Science Soft Power Essays Papers]
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Power Purchasing Power - ... This study is depending on total variation on the data and possible estimation the period to post-1973.Therefore, this study is able to reject the random walk model and strongly suggest with Frankel who find a half life about 4 years to estimate in long horizon data. As a result, it is seen to be supported long run PPP. From another point of view, PPP may hold well in the long-run for high inflation countries if the price movement dominated by the monetary shock. For example, the empirical testing sample period of 1981-1994 in 16 African developing countries and the result the average inflation is 32 percent in evidence to support the validity of long run PPP....   [tags: PPP, GDP, currencies]
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Rhetorical Analysis of McKibben’s Article, Power Play Endangers Hawaii's Rain Forest - Rhetorical Analysis of McKibben’s Article, Power Play Endangers Hawaii's Rain Forest Protecting Hawaii’s rain forest from the invasion of Corporate America is Bill McKibben’s intention as an environmentalist. His 28-paragraph article, “Power Play Endangers Hawaii’s Rain Forest,” appeared in Rolling Stone, a popular culture magazine, on May 31, 1990. He argues that producing power through geothermal drilling harms the Wao Kele o Puna rain forest, the environment, and the people that live nearby....   [tags: Power Play Endangers Hawaii's Rain Forest] 735 words
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