The Korean War, between the communist North Korea and capitalist South Korea has been going on since June 25, 1950. It was the first armed confrontation of the Cold War, serving as a proxy war, where two superpowers (USSR and USA) would fight in another country, forcing the people of that nation to suffer the bulk of the destruction and death involved in a war between such powerful nations. Technically speaking, the war has yet to reach an official end since North Korea and South Korea have...
Historically, the welfare state emerged in response to growing threats to the social stability. The threat of the widening gaps between different social classes forced the government to introduce the new concept of the welfare state, when the state has taken the responsibility for well-being of its citizens. On the other hand, the development of the welfare state in Ireland had an unexpected side-effect because it contributed to the consistent change in the generation interaction. The state...
Since the development of Marxism in the late 19th century, socialism has taken many forms, from the far left revolutionary socialists of the earlier parts of the 20th century to the center-right Third Way parties of today. Few of these socialist ideologies, however, are considered viable in today's world. Among those few ideologies lies social democracy, personified by the social democrat. While, like all political ideologies, the particular viewpoints of each individual vary greatly, a few...
Formatting and implementing policies are different issues in theoretical and practical terms. The implementation might be a complicated process because it concern with political, financial and administrative issues, and it requires motivation, proper lobbying, and technical, professional and administrative support. Policies are written statements of ideas, goals and plans of action, proposed or adopted by some agencies Menou (1991, p.50) Public policymaking is often viewed as a conveyor belt...
Tony Blair was published the "A Journey" on September 2010. He detailed described about Iraq war. In the book, he claimed he took the responsibility on Iraq war decision to respond the Chilcot Inquiry's whether felt any regrets or not. From his perspective, he deemed the regrets only can be regarded as the past but the responsibility should concern the present and future. Though, Blair explicit indicated he couldn't regret decision of war but he felt sorrow for those victims in the...
Theory of justice is a book that fully describes political philosophy as well as ethics written by John Rawls and published back in 1971. The author strived to address the issue of distributive justice through the use of various aspect derived from social contract theory. Justice as Fairness was used helping Rawls develop some two well known principles of justice; these are the liberty principle as well as the difference principle. Generally speaking the author supported the attempts to...
Africa as a continent is faced with rampant conflicts in some of its countries with consequent negative effects to the economic, political and social lives of their citizens and neighboring countries. A study by Africa action, an activism website for Africa, states "It is important to note that most of Africa is not at war… However, where conflicts do exist, they affect not only the stability of the countries involved, but also their neighbors and the entire sub-region". The...
Voter turnout is considered a fundamental indicator of a healthy democracy (Center for Voting and Democracy 2010). The more citizens who vote, the greater the political participation of its citizens and in turn, the more vibrant its democracy. In 2008, 131 million Americans went to the polls to vote for the national elections (U.S. Census Bureau 2009). While this number indicated that 5 million more people went to vote for President and Vice President than in the 2004 national elections,...
Multiculturalism in a broader sense could be defined as the professional disposition to acknowledge, appreciate and understand cultural diversity. The concept contrasts or differs radically with ethnocentrism-Which is only looking at reality from the perspective of one's own culture and to disfavor other cultures or view them as inferior. Was it a catalyst to making of the law? Did it offer the outline to the government in power to shape it migrant laws or was the lobbyist mange to scuttle the...
In demographic terms, BRIC holds the world's two most populated countries and another two with considerable populations. China alone holds a fifth of the world's population, and is closely followed by India (17.5%) and, by a larger gap Brazil (2.9%) and Russia (2.2%). Despite their large territories - Russia's 17 million km2, India's 3.2 million km2, China's 9.3 million km2 and Brazil's 8.5 million km2 -, the Brics differ from each other in terms of natural resources, level of industrialization...