Essays and Research Papers on Political Issues

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This 5 page paper evaluates the scandal in light of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Proposed changes to the act are duly noted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 6 page look at the Olympic Games; covering their history, purpose, and growth. The writer goes on to examine modern issues affecting the Olympics such as the controversy over allowing "professional athletes" to compete, disqualification of drug users, and the changing role of nationalism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 7 page paper which discuses the differences between football in history and football today. Subjects covered include attitudes, lifestyles, and pay. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A paper which looks at ways in which handicapped students can be allowed to participate fully in all areas of the school curriculum, including physical education, and the way in which schools need to balance the needs and requirements of all pupils in order for inclusion to be achieved successfully.

This 3 page paper analyzes an article about athletic academic performance and how it relates to a person who is studying for a career in physical education. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 10 page paper discusses the history of this organization from its inception in the early 20th century. Furthermore, such issues as academics, enforcement and constitution are reviewed in relation to the NCAA. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 17 page paper which examines the history and importance of soccer and baseball in Latin America. The paper also focuses on how important soccer is in Brazil and how important baseball is in Central America. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 16 page paper considers the difference in spectator protection between the UK and the US. To undertake this there is an examination of the law in both countries, looking at both case law and the overriding attitudes of the courts. In addition to this the different spectra cultures are examined to find differences. The ...

Romeo and Juliet

  • 5 page paper

A Twentieth Century Interpretation; This 5 page paper compares the traditional Shakespeare play with the 1996 film directed by Baz Lurhmann and starring Claire Danes as Juliet Capulet and Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo Montague. The paper looks at the use of scenery comparing and considering similarities and differences. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

A 6 page research paper on professionalism and the Olympic Games. The writer feels that professional athletes should indeed be allowed to compete and provides documented, historic evidence to support this argument. It is believed total integration, unity, and utter lack of prejudice should be the focus of the Olympics-- not political bickering and controversy ...

A 10 page paper on the integration of Black athletes into major league baseball. The writer describes the evolution of the Negro Leagues and the reasons why it would have been beneficial for these leagues to remain in effect as they contributed to social bonding. It is argued that integration damaged some of the pride ...

6 pages in length. Baseball and television have had a rocky but financially rewarding union. The writer addresses various pros and cons of televised baseball, particularly with respect to the ever-increasing status of player salaries, and discusses aspects of the game that have come into existence specifically through the inclusion of television.

This 7 page paper discusses the sociological aspects of the violence in hockey. Issues of social approval, aggressive play, opinions of fellow team members, and public response are outlined in terms of their roles in the continuation and validation of violence in hockey. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

This 8 page report discusses the current trends in the construction of professional baseball stadiums. The technology and construction is top of the line high-tech while the theme and the style is a return to classicism. Stadiums such as Camden Yard in Baltimore and Comerica Park in Detroit (with its merry-go-round and Ferris wheel) attempt to make every effort to recreate ...

This 5 page report discusses the fact that professional basketball ticket prices have skyrocketed in the past few years. The average fan cannot afford a ticket, much less a ticket for a good seat. One has to wonder what sort of impact the lack of affordability and the elitism that has evolved around basketball will ultimately have in terms of ...

(5 pp). Bernard Malamud's (1914-1986) first novel, The Natural, an allegory about the rise and fall of a baseball player, was published in 1952. According to Rothstein (1986), it is different from most of his work in that there are no Jewish characters. After the book was made into a movie starring Robert Redford in ...

Violence In Hockey

  • 7 page paper

This 7 page paper explores the relationship between aggression, violence, masculinity and hockey. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

This 5 page report discusses San Diego, California’s decision to build a new, downtown ballpark for the San Diego Padres baseball team. From the public administration frame of reference, the addition of any sporting complex must be considered with both a great deal of careful review, cost benefit analyses, public support, and the financial ramifications associated with such a massive ...

This 7 page report discusses the issues associated with the fact that baseball is big business. The acrimonious strike by major-league baseball players in 1994 and 1995 dealt the game a terrible blow. But the strike only confirmed what baseball fans already knew. Each new season sees the game’s best players competing for the title of highest-paid athlete. But in ...

6 pages in length. The demands and levels of occupational stress that are place upon division one, two and three athletic directors can be overwhelming. Inasmuch as they typically have to address budgeting, hiring, public relations, legislative regulations, licensing, external funding, as well as organizational and administrational duties, there exists a significant amount ...

5 pages in length. Historically, the media have not earned the most stellar of reputations when it comes to portraying reality; indeed, the manner by which magazine advertising skews the perspective of male masculinity has come to represent a commonplace approach to capitalistic consumerism. Proponents of magazine advertising contend that there is one ...

10 pages. In today's world of the super-athlete we can find some of the most successful and highly motivated people in society. What keeps these athletes motivated, and how can they maintain the same level of enthusiasm day after day? This paper reflects on this motivation and what it is comprised of both on and ...

18 pages in length. The overwhelming political implications of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games turned this usually festive competition into a bureaucratic battle zone; however, this was hardly the first or last time that international politics invaded the supposed sanctity of the Olympic Games. The Soviet Union had just invaded Afghanistan and as ...

An 8 page paper. Sadly, the soccer World Cup has been riddled with corruption and scandal since its inception in the 1930s. This paper reports and discusses some of the corrupt practices and scandals associated with the World Cup, whether they were at the games or occurred prior to a nation sending its team. More ...

9 pages in length. Defensive back Brett Hamblen, 19, defensive lineman Ben Scott, 19 and offensive lineman Jeremy Darveau, 20, had no idea how drastically their lives would change once they became players of the University of Kentucky's football team. Like so many before them, they had set their sights upon making a ...

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