Research Papers on Political Theory

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  • Libertarian Manifesto of John Hospers

    In four pages this report examines the Manifesto 'Each human being has the right to live his life as he chooses, compatibly with the equal right of all other human beings to live their lives as they choose' as articulated by 1972 Libertarian presidential candidate John Hospers. There are no other sources listed.

  • 911 from Democratic and Communist Ideological Perspectives

    In five pages this paper examines how democratic and communist ideologies interpret the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Failure of Communism

    This 3 page paper compares and contrasts communism and capitalism. The reasons for the collapse of communist countries are discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • McCarthyism and Anti-Communist Action During the 1950s

    This 4 page paper examines the era through original newspaper sources. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • What Herodotus' The Histories Teaches Us About Government

    This 5 page paper examines The Histories. Monarchy, oligarchy and democracy are discussed. No additional sources cited.

  • What Can History Teach Us About Terrorism?

    The author of this paper reviews history for the illumination it holds for contemporary terrorism. There are six sources in this seven page paper.

  • Should Power in a Democracy Be Diffused or Concentrated?

    In eight pages real examples are employed in an examination of contemporary democracy and whether or not it is preferably enacted through power delegationor diffusion. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Security and Risk Management

    This paper considers the question of whether disasters can be prevented. The author suggests that while man-made disasters can sometimes be prevented such is not always the case for natural disasters. What remains is minimizing the impacts. There are five sources listed in this five page paper.

  • The Impacts of Globalization: China, India, and South Korea

    An 8 page contention that not only has globalization had serious detrimental impacts in many third world regions. Indeed, only the higher skilled individuals in these countries are making any notable improvements in their standard of living. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Varying Views on the Impact of Globalization

    A 7 page discussion of the impact of globalization on developing countries. The author explores both the positive views of globalization and the negative views. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • United Kingdom and United States Government Processes

    In ten pages this tutorial consisting of student supplied information contrasts and compares the governmental processes of the United Kingdom and the United Nations. There is no bibliography included.

  • Terrorism and Social Networking

    Social networking sites and government's role in stopping terrorism is discussed in this seven page paper. Five sources appear in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Trade Unions and Their Functions

    In five pages this paper discusses the policies, purposes, and functions of trade unions with the European Trade Union's history the primary focus.

  • World Politics

    This 7 page paper discusses the difficulties of trying to examine politics at a global level. The writer examines the ways in which people try to understand, explain and interpret global politics as well as the institutions and processes we believe govern world politics. The writer examines the main theories of world politics, then assesses key world political issues. The writer also examines the strengths and weaknesses of liberal internationalism. There are 8 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • The Cold War as Compared with the Conflict in Iran

    This 6 page paper compares and contrasts the Cold War and the current nuclear threat of Iran. The war on terror is discussed. Research is provided to support the assumptions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Pan Islamic Terrorism and Conflict Between Palestine and Israel

    In four pages this paper discusses foreign policy of the West and its role in the conflict between Palestine and Israel and also considers the Mideast's Pan Islamic terrorism. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Torture is Wrong Under Any and All Circumstances

    This 4 page paper argues against torture under any conditions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Democracy in India

    This 7 page paper examines India's Constitution and electoral process. The problems with democracy in India are highlighted. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Who's Running America? The Bush Restoration by Thomas R. Dye

    In six pages this paper presents a thematic analysis of Dye's text as it relates to power and the power elite. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Elite Theory and Understanding Public Policy by Thomas Dye

    In five pages the elite model is applied to the patients' rights issue. There are no other sources cited.

  • Free Market, Private Property, and Freedom of the Press

    In nine pages this paper examines the capitalism political concept and John Locke's philosophy in a discussion of freedom of the press and the precondition of free markets and private property. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Conflicts and Causes in Cote D'Ivoire and Sudan's Darfur Region

    In eight pages these two areas are compared in terms of their conflicts and the underlying causes of them with media coverage considered along with these conflicts' long term implications.

  • Global Warming: Disproportionate Impact and Foreign Aid

    A 3 page discussion of how to prepare developing countries to deal with the impacts of global warming. This paper contends that those most responsible for the pollution contributing to global warming provide aid to those countries in need. The point is made, however, that foreign aid is only one potential approach. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Applying Grid Group Paradigm to Public Sector Management

    This 17 page paper (including a 9 page PowerPoint presentation) looks at grid group theory, outlines the paradigm and applies it to the area of public sector management. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Pros and Cons of Affirmative Action

    This paper argues that while affirmative action has had some negative impacts, the positives outweigh those negatives.

  • Forms of Athenian Government

    In five pages Athenian democracy and its American counterpart are compared and there is also an examination of the Athenian government's four forms oligarchy, monarchy, democracy, and aristocracy. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Impracticality of Direct Democracy

    In three pages the impracticality of a direct democracy is argued in a historical consideration that compares today's representative democracy with the Athenian democracy of ancient Greece. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Electoral System of the United Kingdom

    This paper examines the United Kingdom's 'first past the post' electoral system in an assessment of its pros and cons in 5 pages.

  • Book Reviews on the U.S. and Democracy

    In six pages various principles of democracy are examined within the context of the texts The Politics of Democracy by Pendleton Herring and Political Parties and Democracy in the United States by Kay Lawson.

  • International Relations and Constructivism

    This 3 page paper examines several theories of international relations, including constructivism and neorealism, and how they relate to one another. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • U.S. Federalism and the Rights of States

    In seven pages this paper examines U.S. federalism in an historical consideration that discusses cooperative federalism, dual federalism, and the importance of states rights. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • American Federalism According to Paul E. Peterson and Thomas R. Dye

    This paper contrasts and compares American federalism perspectives featured in Paul E. Peterson's The Price of Federalism and Thomas R. Dye's American Federalism in five pages. There are 4 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Federalism

    A 5 page paper which discusses and analyzes Federalism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Anthony Downs's Political Parties Theories

    An analysis of American political parties, elections and party switching from the years 1980 until 1998 are considered within the context of Anthony Downs' 1957 book Economic Theory of Democracy. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Farewell Address of George Washington

    In three pages the Farewell Address George Washington delivered in 1896 in which he expressed his concerns for the new country's welfare is discussed with the emphasis upon European allegiance and political party threats. There are no other sources cited.

  • Policymaking Security

    This essay demonstrates that psychologists are learning how to interview potential terrorists more effectively. It also explains the important role of psychology in security. it explains the public’s perception of risk is based on qualitative characteristics that have more to do with psychological while experts based their opinions on statistical data. The essay discusses psychology and homeland security.There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Class Struggles, and the Value Labor Theory of Karl Marx

    In four pages this paper compares 'The Other Civil War' to the labor theory of values developed by Karl Marx.

  • Frederick Douglass and Karl Marx Fictitious Dialogue

    In five pages this paper presents a fictitious dialogue between Frederick Douglass and Karl Marx utilizing Marx's Communist Manifesto and History and Douglass's 1883 speech to the Antislavery Association.

  • Relationship between Politics and Economics

    This 6 page paper discusses the relationship between politics and economics. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Orwell and Nieman and Their Views of Big Government

    The writer examines 1984 by George Orwell and Defending Government: Why Big Government Works by Max Nieman and how one is a warning against big government and the other finds it a positive asset. The paper is ten pages long and there are six sources listed in the bibliography.

  • September 11 2001 An Annotated Bibliography of Conspiracy Theories

    This paper reviews ten sources and provides a brief description of each. There are eleven sources in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Political and Legal Process for a Case Example of Tagg

    In a paper of ten sources, the author reflects on different legal perspectives that can be applied to evaluating a legal system for a case study, in this case the Island Nation of Tagg. The author considers reasoning behind the choice. There are six sources presented.

  • Success of Armed Prophets and Grief for Unarmed Prophets

    This Machiavellian concept is examines in ten pages with Moses being among the prophets discussed. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Community and the Possession of Private Arms

    In ten pages this paper considers the right to bear arms in America in a discussion of community with a comparison of the philosophies of Immanuel Kant and Thomas Hobbes. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd and the Power Concept

    In five pages power is examined within the context of Kidd's novel with corruption, exploitation, and abuses among the topics of consideration. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Democracy Models

    In six pages this paper assesses American democracy within the context that it does not fit the pluralist, liberal representative or participatory democracy model criteria. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Mahatma Gandhi and Frantz Fanon Fantasy Interview

    In six pages this paper presents a mock Nightline interview featuring author of The Wretched of the Earth Frantz Fanon and nonviolent civil disobedience practitioner Mahatma Gandhi. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • New Zealand and Australia's Indigenous Peoples and Political Rights

    In five pages this paper discusses the lack of political rights being denied to the indigenous peoples of New Zealand and Australia with neither Australia's democratic or New Zealand's 'New Right' political models working successfully. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of New Zealand History, Culture, Politics, and Geography

    In eight pages the post 1984 changes affecting New Zealand are considered in this overview that includes such topics as history, geography, culture, and politics. Five sources are cited in an annotated bibliography.

  • Post First World War Parliamentary Democracies

    In five pages this paper examines how after the First World War shifting leadership in Russia, Italy, and Germany resulted in a radical transformation of these countries with Machiavelli's theories also considered. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • European Union Expansion and Portugal

    In five pages this paper examines how Portugal has been affected by EU membership. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Racial Profiling and Racial Discrimination

    This 8 page paper discusses the practice of racial profiling as it relates to minorities, and concludes that racial profiling is actually a form of racial discrimination. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Segregation in the 21 Century

    Diversity remains political economic challenge even in this new century. This paper reviews racial housing segregation as it has existed since the Civil Rights movement. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Influence Peddling: The K Street Project

    This 4 page paper describes the K Street project, a Republican lobbying effort in Washington, D.C. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Fair Tax

    A 3 page consideration of the proposal to eliminate federal income tax and to replace it instead with a national sales tax. This paper contends that the fair tax is In reality the fair tax would not put the tax burden on lower and middle class Americans but rather would shift it to the wealthy where many feel that that burden rightfully belongs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Changing Face of Terrorism

    A 6 page discussion of the changes that have occurred since 9-11 in the U.S. and Spain in regard to terrorism. The contention is presented that the most eminent threat of terrorism that we are facing in the U.S. results more from our own counterterrorism activities than it does from the terrorists themselves. In Spain, however, terrorism seems to have intensified in regard to the threat of both biological weapons and bombs and other more traditional weapons of destruction. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • State Sponsored Terrorism in the 21st Century

    In a paper of eight pages, the writer looks at terrorism and extremism. Of particular note are examples of states (such as Syria and the United States) which have used terrorist tactics for political gain. Paper uses four sources.

  • Foreign Financial Aid and the United States

    In five pages this paper examines the funding of Israel by the United States in the ongoing war on terrorism. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 'Defenders of the Faith' and McCarthyism

    In four pages this paper examines the 'defenders of the faith' and how far they should be allowed to go in the name of government protection in this consideration of McCarthyism. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The First Amendment is the Most Important

    This essay presents the argument that the First Amendment is the most important in the Bill of Rights, with the writer offering points pertaining to each of the amendment's clauses. Four pages in length, one source is cited.

  • Ways of War and Peace by Michael W. Doyle

    In nine pages this paper examines the 3 views of the world that have molded global political perceptions according to Ways of War and Peace by Michael W. Doyle. There are no other sources listed.

  • Global Economy, Trade, and Caribbean Nations That Speak English

    In twelve pages the problems of these Caribbean countries are examined in terms of trade, the global economy, the ineffectiveness of the WTO, and the promise of CARICOM to initiate change. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • What Would You Put Yourself on the Line For

    Chris Dixon, a prolific writer and speaker is also an anarchist. This paper discusses some of his ideas and what he and peers are trying to do and what they believe in. Paul Freire's ideas about oppression are also discussed in this paper. There are two sources used in this three page paper.

 

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