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Conflict & Compromise

  • 4 page paper

A 4 page paper on Ronald Elving's book, 'Conflict and Compromise: How Congress Makes the Law.' Elving deals with the issue of Congress and making laws using the example of the Family and Medical Leave Act. He takes us through the many steps involved and illustrates that with the proper implementation changes can be made ...

A 15 page paper examining the benefits of the automated meter reading (AMR) technology that is growing in popularity with growing numbers of the country's major utilities. In the face of deregulation, utility companies must address as never before the issues of increasing both cost-effectiveness and customer satisfaction, and AMR promises to be an ...

A 10 page paper discussing the process of an empirical political analysis based on the use of SPSS (Statistical Program for the Social Sciences) database and how it can be applied to issues of race and gender as they relate to voting preferences. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources.

This 12 page paper considers some common issues related to agency administration and the politics of the modern bureaucracy, including issues like legislative intent, legislative oversight, administrative discretion, agency jurisdiction, economic rationality, patterns of behavior and the impacts on policy making. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A brief, 3 page overview of immigration reform in the United States and measures such as the Immigration Control Act of 1986-- which Congress has taken to curtail the problem. The writer proposes that we need to adopt and maintain a more "positive immigration program." Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Both sides of the controversy are explored in this 10 page paper. Personal and social needs are highlighted as well as economic issues. Things such as road rage, stressful commutation and accidents are portrayed as lowering the quality of life which may be alleviated by allowing the private sector to manage America's roadways. Bibliography lists ...

A 9 page analytical argument in which the writer outlines various problems with the U.S. Congress and proposes the importance of limiting terms. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page research paper that looks at how governmental policy towards tobacco use is created and implemented and its possible effects. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

12 pages in length. Explains the Texas gun control efforts. Focus is on those opposed to firearm legislation. Gun-prohibitionists constantly argue that the Second Amendment guarantees only a right of States to maintain militias. In doing so, they ignore not only the plain text of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, but ...

This 16 page report discusses the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), more commonly referred to as “Star Wars.” The administration of U.S. President Ronald Reagan envisioned a program for a missile-defense shield, based in outer space that was supposed to be able to render nuclear weapons obsolete. SDI, implemented or not, meant decisions would have ...

This 5 page paper looks at two points of view on this subject, first delving into American sentiment and then looking at how India sees the relationship between the two nations. Some historical information is provided. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 5 page paper presents an example book review of Jo-Ann Mort’s anthology on the AFL-CIO. The compilation of writings includes a variety of topics including those pertinent to American politics as well as those which affect workers abroad. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page paper which discusses whether the League of Nations has been weakened by the absence of the United States, and whether the UN has been damaged by the presence of the United States. The argument presented states that the United States has harmed both of these organizations it has helped to implement, in the name of self ...

6 pages in length. The flat income tax system proposes to assign a uniform percentage tax from ten to twenty percent for all Americans and remove the current system involving complex deductions, credits and exemptions. Such a system would be expected to boost economic development and encourage savings since the double income taxation ...

A 5 page discussion of public housing and how it relates to factors such as race and discrimination in mortgage lending. Points out the blatant discriminations which exist in the residential lending market. Concludes that fair mortgage policies mean upward mobility for public housing residents and improved conditions in public housing in that they translate into more ...

A 14 page paper that explores the political, social and economic tensions that surrounded the formation of the state of Kansas directly preceding the onset of the Civil War. Discussed are the political factions that struggled for control of the Kansas Territory and the national issues that were behind this struggle. Also discussed ...

This 21 page report discusses three separate aspects of the ways in which the America labor movement has changed and continues to change. While not all agree on what that means or where organized labor will ultimately take the workers they represent, it is clear that the metamorphosis is well underway. Political action and grassroots activism have been two of ...

The viewpoints taken by Hamilton and Madison in the Federalist Papers are extremely different than those of Marx and Engels in The Communist Manifesto. This 7 page paper asserts that Marx and Engels were arguing that the capitalist system as it existed in Europe was flawed by way of the economic stratification that existed at the time. Their ...

5 pages. Explains the steps a bill must go through in order to be passed into law; focus is specifically on the "two strikes" bill against sex offenders and child molesters. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 7 page paper which discusses various aspects of the abortion pill RU-486. The paper presents a first person speech, coming from a proposed future president, which argues that Congress and the Senate must approve the use of RU-486. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

3 pages. Describes the ways the same law would be enacted in Great Britain and in the United States, and the slight differences between the two. If, for instance, both countries chose to enact a new law stating that the speed limit were to be reduced to forty miles per hour in order ...

3 pages in length. Discusses the 1984 landmark decision in which a judge's ruling in a flag burning case was overturned by a Chief Justice; goes over both viewpoints and why it was overturned. Bibliography lists 1 source.

3 pages in length. This presents the argument that Chief Justice Rehnquist was correct in his overturning of this landmark decision. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This six-page-paper presents a discussion on the Saturday Night Massacre during the Watergate Scandal, and now it affected the American people. Richard M. Nixon, the events of Watergate and the outcome are all detailed. Bibliography lists four sources.

This five-page-paper presents an in-depth discussion about the decline in voter turnout throughout the nation. Possible causes and different research techniques are all detailed. Bibliography lists three sources.

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