Essays and Research Papers on U.S. Federal Politics

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This 7 page paper outlines the United States government's system of checks and balances. A discussion of recent historical events shows how the system is often challenged but remains stable. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

An 8 page overview of the form of public administration from Plato’s observations to the advent of e-government. Public administration has been accused in the past of being anything but responsive to citizens, but the current shift to e-government heightens transparency and accountability. Further, the current climate of partnership between governments and the ...

An 8 page paper. This paper provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The paper discusses the purpose of the Department, its goals and its budget. The paper also comments on fiscal regionalism, globalization, cutback and surplus management, foreign trade zones and funding to other governments, such as state governments. Bibliography lists ...

Social and political theories attempt to explain motivations behind executive decision making in this 10 page paper. Highlighted are the decisions reached by President John F. Kennedy during the 1960's in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 9 page discussion of the intent and consequent decline in effect of the Constitution and the government of the United States. Discusses the intent of the framers of the Constitution and how this intent has been undermined by special interest groups, the media, and the general tendency to accomplish one's goals outside the ...

A 5 page paper which discusses the past and present of the Colombian drug war. The paper discusses what the Colombian government has done to fight the battle, as well as what the Colombian government is doing presently. The involvement of other countries in this battle is also discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 7 page paper considers how recruitment for the US civil service has changed. The writer looks at the influences, such as the ‘reinvention’ of government, the need for increased accountability and government social policies as well as the legal requirements. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

A 5 page overview of the orphanage debate. The writer posits that although few would argue against removing children from abusive homes, few would agree with the Republican plan that the government should raise children living in loving, but impoverished homes. Issues discussed are orphan surveys, historical view of orphanages, and the role ...

This 6 page report discusses the relationships that exist between the federal government and American cities. Arguments against federalism claim that it infringes upon the rights of the states and therefore the rights of the citizenry. Such arguments are misplaced since a strong central government does not mean the loss of freedom and property rights ...

A 6 page paper assessing some of the issues complicating creation of a federal department that can increase security in America without limiting the individual freedom and liberty on which the country was founded. All of the federal government has been long overdue for the same kinds of structural reorganization that has been occurring ...

A 10 page paper discussing whether astronomical executive salaries can be justified. Gleefully continued by the Democrats, this latest round of mad government spending was begun by President Bush and his Treasury secretary, Henry Paulson. The issue has moved far beyond party lines and now has become a matter of survival for America. ...

This 4 page paper examines the role of the Supreme Court in American society. Its relationship with other branches of government is duly noted. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 5 page report is written in the form of a memorandum to Senator Tom Daschle, the Democrat’s leader in the U.S. Senate. The memo considers the facts associated with the federal government’s 2001 Reconciliation Budget and aspects of it that must be considered in terms of how the budgetary process is to proceed. Bibliography lists 2 sources. ...

A 5 page paper that addresses the current situation in farming, especially in light of the 1996 Farm Bill, which suggests reductions in subsidy programs and calls for agricultural reform. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page paper that provides and overview of the basic premise of Ronald Dworkin's perspective on abortion in 'Life's Dominion: An Argument About Abortion, Euthanasia and Individual Freedom', and then demonstrates the flaws in applying his ideas from a socio-political perspective. Bibliography included.

An excellent 12 page paper in which the writer looks at the adverse effects of illegal immigration on the U.S. economy and other areas as well. It is believed that while immigrants are largely responsible for "building" the U.S.,-- the presence of illegal immigrants cannot be tolerated as their very existence suggests contempt towards our ...

A 5 page paper discussing the problems that surround California and the issue of illegal immigrants from Mexico. There are many financial burdens placed upon California as a result of the many illegals coming across the border. Hypothetical situations are examined and the impact they may have between now and the year 2010. What is ...

A 9 page paper evaluating the attitudes that many of our social and economic ills are caused by immigration. Immigrants are accused of inundating the labor market with low-wage, low-skilled labor, further depressing wages. One author applies the term 'welfare magnet,' stopping just short of saying that immigrants are leaving their native countries ...

A 6 page discussion of the modern-day communitarian leader Mary Ann Glendon. Paper is primarily a review of contrasting opinions that exist in political literature and the news. Bibliography lists 5 sources including Glendon's controversial book "Rights Talk."

Mary Glendon

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A 16 page paper on the political views of communtarian ideologist Mary Ann Glendon. The writer details her ideas on communitarianism and her suggestions for its incorporation into today's society. (For the most part, this is an extended analytical version of 'Glendon.wps' listed above). Bibliography lists 12 sources.

A 5 page paper analyzing John Schwarz's book entitled 'America's Hidden Success.' The writer gives an overview of what the book is about and observes and addresses some popular criticism.

A 10 page research paper examining some of the problems faced both by homeless veterans and the agencies and individuals trying to provide these veterans with real assistance. In 1994, the number of homeless veterans was estimated to be at more than 250,000. The Vietnam veterans are the first to have had to ...

A 10 page research paper on the historical basis behind barriers to politics, and how the barriers are being broken in U.S. politics. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

A 7 page paper on political, social, economic, & labor-related issues that faced the 104th Congress just before it began. In light of such issues as downsizing, welfare reform, and balancing the budget, it was predicted that the late 1990's would bring forth a new and rather unique spirit of bipartisanship. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

C. B. Macpherson's critique of the concept of liberal democratic ideals is based primarily on the assignment of equality over liberty. The prioritization can be either implicit or explicit, but is a very real part of the democratic process, which was an outgrowth of market economics. The necessity of promoting competition is described ...

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