Academic Papers on Political Theory

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Why Study Politics?

  • 4 page paper

A 4 page paper that determines the significance of studying politics, while also looking at the impact of the two predominant political parties and democracy as a whole. Bibliography lists several sources.

Ancient Democracy

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper discussing ancient Greek democracy. In ancient Greece the idea of democracy was met with some resistance, but gradually the people came around to the idea. The various ideas, and particulars are included to give a fairly accurate view of how it developed, how it worked, what went into the creation of ...


  • 12 page paper

In 12 pages the author discusses democracy and the theory that democratic governments are inherently disposed against war. "The greatest impetus for world peace is the spread of democracy democracies are more peaceful than any other kind of government, and the world is growing more democratic democracies are not only slow to anger but ...

This 5 page report discusses the differences in the development, attitudes, and realities of democracy compared with dictatorship. As the 20th century closes, more people live under democratic rule than under dictatorship at the end of the 20th century. However, the fact remains that in many circumstances, democracy was won only after the excesses of ...

5 pages in length. Defining the relationships that exist between and among government, politics, democracy and power is a task that draws its conclusion upon a very fine line. Indeed, while all four of these entities have something significant to do with one another, at the same time they each possess their own ...

Everyday Democracy

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper on democracy in everyday life. The paper defines democracy, gives some examples and tells how they are related to all different kinds of people in all different kind of situations every single day. Bibliography included.

a 5 page essay on the uniqueness of the American system of democracy. No where else in the world has one document played such a pivotal role in government throughout a nation's history. France, for example, has had no less then 11 constitutions since disposing of its monarchy. The writer argues that the longevity of ...

A 6 page analysis of the book Demosclerosis: the Silent Killer of American Government by Jonathan Rauch. According to Rauch, the federal government of the United States has "demosclerosis." A disease that is inherent to stable democratic societies, Rauch defines this malady as " government's progressive loss of the ability to adapt" (123). ...

A 5 page paper discussing two books on federalism in the U.S. 'American Federalism' by Thomas R. Dye and 'The Price of Federalism' by Paul E. Peterson. Bibliography lists four sources.

A 5 page essay that consults the writings of four early American authors--De Crevecoeur, Rush, Franklin and Tyler-- in determining how the concept of an American originated and also how these individuals saw this new nation and nationality. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page essay on what is the role of government in society. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page investigation of the similarities and differences between capitalism and planned socialism. Examples are given of both. The writer posits that true capitalism does not exist anywhere in the world. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

3 pages in length. With a very small portion of the population controlling the majority of the concentrated economic power, it is no wonder that ordinary citizens find it exceedingly difficult to exert control over their lives. Money does, indeed, make the world go around; without its influential benefit, a preponderance of the ...

A 3 page paper on June Jordan's essay 'Freedom Time.' The paper examines Jordan's assertion that only when we get over this fetish for the narrow agendas of special interest groups will we be able to seek justice for all. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Government Bureaucracy

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper on the bureaucracy in today's government. Other terms discussed in the paper deregulation, monitoring, accountability, and responsiveness as they pertain to government.

Richard Haass, former Senior Director of the National Security Council for the Bush Administration, provides an overview of management principles related to the process of government that are beneficial in defining the governing of public organizations, including educational settings. This 3 page paper provides a brief overview of the arguments offered by Haass ...

This 9 page research paper presents the essential features of modern capitalist economics dynamics according to the works of Albert Hirschman and Joseph Schumpeter. The main economic ideas and theories of Hirschman and Schumpeter are evaluated from the modern 20th Century perspective. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The subject of authority is discussed in relationship to political ideology and class. This 8 page paper suggests that societal reaction to authority is inextricably linked with liberalism and conservatism as well as social status. The Rodney King beating and trial is used as one illustration. The paper includes Weber's interpretation of authority. Bibliography lists ...

A 5 page research paper which examines the book Blood & Belonging: Journey Into the New Nationalism by Michael Ignatieff. The writer demonstrates that Ignatieff's work delves deeply linto nationalism showing all its implications, positive and negative. No additional sources cited.

This 2 page paper looks at the writing group known as Publius and Thomas Jefferson's views... comparisons are made. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A short 4 page overview of American Democracy, its theoretical foundations, character, and identity. Also used in this discussion are sections of Amerdrea.wps -- a paper defining the American Dream and what it has come to mean with regard to the middle class and so forth. No Bibliography.

A 6 page paper discussing the balance of power between nations. Some political scientists want to claim that Morgenthau's realism theory of the balance of power is dead because the former Soviet Union was able to split apart without bloodshed, but few give any credence to the globalization of business and its effects on ...

A 6 page comparison of dependency verses modernization. Discusses the pros and cons of each and concludes that although modernization is most often viewed in a positive light, it has many drawbacks of its own. These drawbacks include the loss of traditional lifeways, the loss of traditional values, and considerable environmental degradation. ...

This 6 page paper looks at the theory and effects of modernization. Several third world countries are explored in terms of gender equality and environmental issues. The paper concludes that effects are primarily detrimental in both areas. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page paper which explores the liberal and conservative thought as expressed by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Stuart Mill and Edmund Burke. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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