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Sun Tzu/Art of War

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page research paper that offers a brief biography of Sun Tzu, then outlines and summarizes the main points of the book and concludes with a brief discussion of the importance of applying this philosophy to current US military situations. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 5 page report discusses the relationship between accountability and business regulation in the United Kingdom. In short, regulations exist (ostensibly) to assure that organizations do the ethical and legal thing in their dealings with customers, other organizations, and the general public. Regulatory requirements are not put into place to assure that a bureaucracy is self-supporting and self-perpetuating but in order ...

This 7 page paper defines Waltz's theory of Structural Realism, what it is how it works and the component aspects of the theory. The writer then considers how this may be seen in terms of power transition, and hegemonic stability, before considering the role of ethics and the state. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

An 8 page paper discussing the shortcomings of a constitution alone in guiding the direction of a nation. The paper is based on Anthony DeJasy's observation of a constitution as a "chastity belt" for government, for which government holds the key. The paper concludes that the Constitution we have would suffice nicely in ...

A 5 page discussion of the political views of these three founding fathers. Suggests that a debate between Washington, in particular, and modern day political scientists would reveal many differences. Although admittedly our government has become considerably more complex over time, Washington would undoubtedly still hold to his viewpoints of limited government powers ...

3 pages in length. Political anthropology, which defines political system structure from the perspective of a combination of societies both simple and complex, reflects the way in which man is better able to understand how and why certain communities reflect divergent power and social structure from others. No bibliography.

A 7 page paper. The question is whether or not President Bush's war on terror eroded the practices of the separation of powers and checks and balances. The paper discusses what these two terms mean and how they are practiced within the U.S. government. The writer discusses Bush's declaration of war on terror in relation ...

A 7 page paper that discusses Marx's Communist Manifesto. Also goes over Hitler's power in Germany. It determines what communism truly is. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Separation of Powers

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper which discusses why the Separation of Powers in the government is important. The three branches of government are Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 9 page paper discussing policy theory. Six articles are split evenly between discussing the politicization of business and the "businessification" of government operation. There are several theories of the locus of political power in relation to business interest. These articles indicate there is validity in the stance that business has significant influence in formulation of ...

A paper which looks at the necessity for policy networks in complex and diverse socio-political systems, and the way in which they act to facilitate communication, redress imbalances of power in the policy-making domain, and increase communication between the diverse social elements involved in the policy-making process.

This 5 page paper presents several examples from real life--FDR's foreign policy and the situation in the Middle East--to explore two IR theories. Balance of power theory is discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 7 page paper considers the changes in policy in the post Thatcher period. In 1997 the Conservative Party lost power, and a labour government which had been in opposition for nearly twenty years assumed the role of government. The changes in British politics and the resulting polices can be seen in an interesting ...

A 9 page analysis of Michael W. Doyle's book Ways of War and Peace. According to Doyle, three main worldviews have "shaped the modern perception of world politics" (17). These are Realism, Liberalism, and Socialism. By examining each of these theories and the philosophies of the men who were most influential in each, Doyle proposes ...

A 5 page paper which examines the validity of John J. Mearsheimer’s “The Tragedy of Great Power.” The paper also examines the critique of one writer as it applies to Mearsheimer’s book. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The thesis of this 10 page paper is that white males have always been in power. This is evidenced by the interaction of culture, politics, economics, and social development. Four specific time periods are highlighted as proof. Bibliography cites 6 sources.

This 7 page paper examines John Locke's Second Treatise of Government and talks about his ideas regarding liberty and executive power. The work is examined in light of current society but the majority of the paper is about the writing itself. No additional sources cited.

Dunning and Woodard

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page paper which compares and contrasts the ideals of reconstruction era powers, William A. Dunning and C. Vann Woodward. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page paper detailing the concept of republicanism found in these two books. The writer compares and contrasts the authors' viewpoints on this topic (political power, European constitutional influence, etc; are discussed). No Bibliography.

This 4 page paper discusses the question of whether or not the Bill of Rights unfairly inhibits law enforcement personnel from investigating and prosecuting crimes and argues that since 9/11, the Bill of Rights had been made largely irrelevant and the police given powers that are, in actuality, far too broad. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 8 page thesis paper provides an analysis on Alexis de Tocqueville's 'Democracy in America.' The paper supports the idea that Tocqueville actively promoted religion as evidenced by his infamous work. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 5 page paper explores the history of religion as it impacted and was impacted by politics in our country's earliest history. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

This is a 6 page paper discussing whether or not Marxian Communism can be considered a religion in itself. Marxian Communism was considered a functional alternative to the society in which the oppressed proletariat lived within the 1800s. The definition of religion includes aspects which are functional for society, in which Communism can fulfill; however, ...

A 5 page paper comparing the writing and opinions of Baron De Montesquieu, ('The Persian Letters') Alexander Pope ('Essay on Man'), Voltaire ('Candide'), and Rousseau ('Discourse on Inequality') in terms of their views on government and religion.

This 8 page paper reviews Jefferson’s beliefs in regard to whether or not the state should either oppress religion or encourage it. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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