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  • The Implications of Multinational Corporations Stepping Into the Role of the State

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    Society has always had some type of group or body whose role is to oversee the tasks necessary in maintaining peace, security, and stability in the society. The treaty of Westphalia (1648) would outline the sovereignty of states, wherein it is expected that each state has ultimate control within it territorial boundaries, and lead to the preeminence of states. However, due to the rapid growth in technology and the number of civil society organizations and multinational corporations (MNCs), the supremacy

  • John Locke and Political Authority

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    rationality of his state of nature, his advocacy for democracy and his distinction between property establishing set boundaries. Finally I will suggest that his theory of government while providing a solid framework, does not account for everyone within society, and as a result lacks persuasiveness. Before we look at how Locke manages to use the conception of private property to justify coercive political authority, we must understand Locke’s state of nature and what he meant by the term – private property

  • John Locke's Second Treatise, of Civil Government: Putting Sovereignty Into the Hands of the People

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    Locke's "Second Treatise, of Civil Government" has the main idea of putting sovereignty into the hands of the people, and this was one of the main ideas behind the constitution. It plays in very well, the framers built the government around the people, by making it a republic. On the national level all people are represented, and as it is divided down to state, county, city, etc. the people gain more power. Albeit, there are many differing theories of the motives of the founding fathers, from God's

  • Assignment

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    Section B: Things as They Could be: an Ideal Civil Society The term civility involves the practice of polite and courteous behavior in our relationships with others. Courtesy involves restraining from violence. Civility is much more complex than politeness alone. It is the concern for the comfort of others and fair treatment of others. An ideal civil society is a way of describing aspects of modern society and expectations of what a good society should be like (Karp & Sullivan, 1997). This is discussed

  • Individual Liberties and the Command of Government

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    individuals predisposing the establishment of organized societies. Law, in this line of argument, presents itself as a form of natural law and presides over human reason. While authority ultimately confers the visible freedoms developed by the social contract, Locke uses the concept of law to legitimize these freedoms in the state of nature, through the development of the political society, and the transaction of these freedoms under the civil government. The state of nature invokes laws of nature

  • A Political Community

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    political community? and lastly, What are the characteristics of a good/best political society? Although both parties offer very persuasive arguments, they differ in many ways. Aristotle emphasizes the unity of a community in constant search of a virtuous and noble life for its citizens, while Locke stresses equality and the rights of individuals in terms on liberty and possessions and claims that one who benefits from society, one is incurred to its obligations. Based on all the readings, I agree with Aristotle’s

  • Compare Cosmopolitanism And Communitarianism

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    Comparative Analysis between Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism There are several different approaches to Human Rights expressed in society. Whether it 's Kant, Hegel, Arendt, Cosmopolitanism Or Communitarianism each one consist of its own unique perspective and share some similar values. Throughout this analysis comparing and contrasting both Cosmopolitanism or Communitarianism will be expressed moreover what they mean where they come from and how each one is analyzed between one

  • Social Contract

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    Social Contract is to determine how freedom may be possible in civil society, and we might do well to pause briefly and understand what he means by "freedom." In the state of nature we enjoy the physical freedom of having no restraints on our behavior. By entering into the social contract, we place restraints on our behavior, which make it possible to live in a community. By giving up our physical freedom, however, we gain the civil freedom of being able to think rationally. We can put a check on

  • Thomas Hobbes Essay

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    Thomas Hobbes is the English philosopher, which is improved Western political philosophy and its terms like civil society, absolutism for the sovereign, right of the individual, legitimate power’s representativeness etc. In his famous book of Leviathan, he showed sovereign’s political order’s artificial character and what life would be without government which named as state of nature by the Hobbes. In this state like all people in the world also they will try to survive for their life and avoid

  • Compare And Contrast Locke And Hobbes State Of Nature

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    of nature in which the human race exists prior to, or without the formation of civil society. These states of nature present stark differences between one other that emphasize the different views the two author’s have on the natural human state. The states of nature each give rise to their own distinct and separate reasons for forming a civil society and, consequently, giving up rights in order to form a civil society. I will begin my essay by presenting both Locke’s and Hobbes’ state of nature and