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This 20 page paper considers the influence of John Locke on British politics. The paper begins with a brief biography in order to ascertain his opportunity to influence society of the time. The writer then considers the general influence of his ideas such as the social contract within modern British politics. The final part of ...

A 5 page paper in two parts. The first part examines changes in the UK government’s position on small business within Budget 2002, Budget 2003 and pre-Budget 2003. The second part of the paper discusses UK small business Greenleaf Publishing and how the tax initiatives have benefited the company. Bibliography lists 5 ...

A 12 page paper. England and France are two distinct countries with two distinct ideologies. Both First World powers influential in determining the course of global politics, they do share many similarities as leaders in the European Community, even though they both have very different roles both in the politics of the European ...

A 12 page paper which discusses the significant, and risky, role played by the United States, as the only super power, as it involves security. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 7 page essay on the issues surrounding organizational sovereignty on an international level. The paper focuses on the United Nations and its relationship to other nations around the world, including the US, Asia and Middle East. The paper discusses the fact that the UN has little legal power, as does any sovereign ...

Francisco Franco was a general and authoritarian leader who governed Spain from 1939 through 1975. Robert Gabriel Mugabe was President of Zimbabwe in more recent years. This 4 page essay compares and contrasts their respective rise to power as well their leadership style. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid, who witnessed twenty years of civil war in Afghanistan and the Taliban's rise to power. The writer also comments on the importance of Afghanistan in Central Asia. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This 7 page paper considers the way in which Australia conduct international relations and looks at how these measures may be seen as predominantly undertaken in order to protect Australian security. The concept of Australia as a "middle power", and the relationship and agreements with countries such as United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand ...

This 5 page paper looks at of these two leaders, their rise to power and their rule. First the writer considers President Jose Eduardo dos Santos President of Angola and his political career along with key events during that career. Then the writer continues with Omar Bongo President of Gabon, giving a brief critique of ...

A 7 page research paper that examines the connection between fundamentalism and the attainment of political power, with the focus of the report being on the Islamic fundamentalist movements in Afghanistan and Pakistan prior to September 11, 2001. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

8 pages worth of short essays, reactions, and answers to questions about International Politics. Examined are : the U.N. role in the New World Order, Balance of Power, Balkanization, "intentional" politics, the importance of Latin-American economies, and more. No Bibliography.

A 6 page paper that argues that the League of Nations ultimately failed due to its lack of membership from the major world powers, its lack of unity in purpose, its lack of organization, and its lack of commitment to cause. Each of these weaknesses is discussed as well as the damage each inflicted ...

This 9 page paper considers how the Western organisations, such as the European Union have used their power to manipulate social, legal and economic change instates that wish to join them, and how this conditionality may be seen as both necessary and hypocritical. The paper focuses on the EU. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

This 5 page paper discusses and explains Wallerstein's World Systems Theory. The theory was based on the study of world economic power over history and concluded there are four classifications of states. The core states, which are the most powerful, influence politics and government in ways that continue to favor them at the expense of ...

This 14 page paper discusses this British Act which had a very dramatic effect on the black population in England. In fact, this act was a turning point in terms of black immigration for England. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 5 page paper provides an overview of this philosophical book. The premise that this work, which embraces Buddhism, is at odds with mainstream western religion is contemplated. The fact that this work is in fact bringing eastern religious practices to the western world is emphasized. No additional sources cited.

A 6 page research paper that examines the political situation on the ethnically divided island of Cyprus and the part that AKEL, the Cyprus communist party, is playing in the ongoing conflict between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 7 page paper provides a detailed analysis of this book by Robert D. Kaplan, which is actually a mixture of political commentary and travelogue. This paper compares and contrasts Kaplan's perceptions with current events, and delves into such issues as religion, oil, and industry in the Balkans and Middle East. Bibliography lists ...

This 13 page paper looks at the advantages and disadvantages associated with membership of the European Union, from the perspective of the individual nation states. Specific issues, such as the free movement of people, goods and trade, the euro, and the harmonization of legal issues are all discussed. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

This 6 page paper considers the following quote by Lord Hoffman and discusses how if it is still accurate now the Human Rights Act 1998 is in force; ""Parliamentary sovereignty means parliament can, if it chooses, legislate contrary to fundamental principles of human rights. The Human Rights Act 1998 will not detract from this power ...

A paper which considers the pros and cons of military action in peacekeeping missions, with particular reference to the ambush at Mogadishu and the importance of effective strategic planning and communication. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 60 page paper that provides an overview of diplomatic immunity as it applies within the United States and for United States citizens in other countries. This paper reflects upon cases against diplomats having committed crimes in the United States, reflects upon the history and purpose of diplomatic immunity, considers the problem of abuses ...

For millennia the people of Iraq, Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern nations have tied their existence to religious dogma, dogmas that express how a nation, as well as a person or a society should act, and when the individuals or states do not act in the manner specified by the dogma, the individuals and state ...

This 15 page paper provides an analysis of the Federal Arbitration Act as it relates to international arbitration and commercial dispute resolution. This paper pretends that the author is a leading authority on international commercial dispute resolution who has been appointed to head a federal task force to study the manner in which the ...

This is a 5 page paper discussing the recent UK Anti-terrorism laws introduced in the United Kingdom. The Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act which was released in the United Kingdom in December of 2001 has come under a great deal of criticism from politicians, the House of Lords, and human rights activists for its all ...

A 22 page paper that begins with a brief history of the evolution of terrorism, including the typologies of terrorism. Factors that have been linked to terrorism, such as poverty and lack of education are discussed. These two suggested causes, however, cannot be supported in more recent terrorist acts. Other causes cited in the ...

This 9 page report discusses the Amsterdam Treaty and whether or not it serves as an example of efforts being made to “constituionalize” the European Union. While the treaty was (and is) often dismissed as simply the framework for establishing the technical and legal framework of the actual switch to the common currency of the euro, it also presented other ...

This 98 page paper gives a background to European Monetary Union (EMU) The Euro is a currency that is perceived as bring strength both political and economic to the Euro Zone when it is implemented in full. The paper considers the history of European integration as a background for the behaviour of the different financial ...

AN OVERVIEW OF GREECE

  • 7 page paper

This 7-page paper provides an overview of Greece, including the nation's history, political structure, economic and social/cultural influences. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 10 page research analysis on the European Union; specifically which factors influence a country to join or decide not to join the Union. Included are the history of the union, its political and economic attributes, and which factors have been hailed and which have caused problems for countries before and after joining the organization. ...

This 5 page paper provides a brief history of the United Nations. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Karl Marx predicted that capitalism was bound to fail and would give way to communism. This 10 page paper looks at the way that Marx used historical analysis in order to examine political models with the emphasis he placed on the modes of production. The paper argues that while his historical facts may have been ...

This 10 page report discusses the concept of the nation-state as it has existed throughout history and as it currently exists. The concept of the nation state is one that has been existence in human history for, literally, millennia. At the dawn of the 21st century, there are historians, social scientists, and political theorists who would argue that the concept of ...

This 9 page paper examines Germany's relationship with, and involvement in, the European Union. This paper details the complex history of Germany from an economic standpoint and reveals how this history impacts Germany's involvement in the EU. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

An 8 page overview of the history of NATO and the role of the United States. Stresses that the role of the U.S. in Europe and in NATO is critical to world peace. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

In this 8 page research paper, the writer examines the history of the Cold War from a global perspective-- detailing its breakout and impact in Europe, Africa, and elsewhere. Bibliography lists 12+ sources.

A 7 page paper in which the writer discusses the negative uses of political propaganda throughout 20th century history. A sizable portion of this discussion focuses upon propaganda used on the Austrians during German occupation, Hitler's propaganda-based manipulation of his own country in Nazi Germany, the 1990's-era Bosnian/Chechen conflicts, etc; Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 3 page paper looks at an essay by Colin Northrop and answers three questions. The first defines the thesis of the essay. The second part of the paper examines the construction of the paper and the arguments and the third part of the paper considers the sources used by Northrop. The bibliography cites 3 ...

A 16 page research paper that argues that the US intervention in Nicaragua, rather then aiding the consolidation of democracy, in the long-term, actually prolonged such consolidation. The writer looks at the history of US intervention and the consequences for Nicaragua. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Palestine 1900 - 1939

  • 8 page paper

This 8 page paper considers the history of Palestine and the Jews in Palestine. First it studies the change in Jewish demography during this period going on to look at British policies in the colonial state and the politics of the Palestinians in the area. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

8 pages. The different cultures we find in the world today are not only interesting but are extremely important if we are to understand other countries, their beliefs, and remain on friendly terms with them. It is important to preserve these myriad cultures and traditions, for this is what makes up the history of our world. Bibliography lists ...

This 5 page paper takes a look at the precise difference between the French and English governments and the roles of its highest officials. Some history is provided. The governments are compared and contrasted. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 9 page paper considers the argument that the current political trend of devolution will be responsible for the break up of the United Kingdom. The writer argues that the opposite may be true, with devolution saving the union. The history of devolution as well as the current economic and nationalistic issues are all discussed. ...

An 8 page research paper in which the writer assesses the importance of human rights issues in the eyes of the United Nations. Discussed are the Human Rights Commission, the State Security Investigation of Egypt, and various other organizations working to enforce common principles of human rights in the world. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 10 page paper which discusses various aspects of the relationship between the German political party and the Christian Democratic Union. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

2 EU Essays

  • 12 page paper

A 12 page research paper that encompasses two separate essays concerning the EU and EU relations with the countries of the Asian/Pacific region and Latin America. The first essay explores the motivation behind EU policies in the Asian/Pacific region (altruism or economics?) and the second essay explores how the EU has spurred regional associations in ...

This 5-page paper is a critical essay on Dennis Jett's book "Why Peacekeeping Fails," a commentary on the United Nation's peacekeeping forces. The paper examines some of Jett's arguments as to why the U.N.'s peacekeeping operations are largely uneffective, and what needs to happen in order to ensure working peacekeeping efforts.

Essays on the Cold War

  • 6 page paper

Approximately 6 pages worth of essay responses pertaining to various idiosyncratic aspects of the Cold War i.e., The Cuban Missile Crisis, American attitudes towards the former Soviet Union, Administrative decision-making during Kennedy's presidency etc; No Bibliography.

In 2005 the UK Conservative party launched part of there political campaign as an attack on the government management of the health service. This 3 page paper assesses the marketing communications campaign, identifying the likely marketing communications objectives for the campaign and discussing how these objectives may be evaluated. The bibliography cites 2 sources

A paper which considers the reporting of political events in the media with reference to intercultural communications, and the changes which have been brought about through the advent of global communication.

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