The Soviet Union under the "new thinking" of Michael Gorbachev made radical changes in allowing East European countries to disengage themselves from Soviet control. This dramatically led to the fall and collapse of the Soviet communist rule in Eastern Europe. The collapse of the communist rule led to the rise of representative democracies in Eastern Europe and gradual democratization in the region. Political parties have a crucial role in ensuring that the process of democratization...
Maintaining your individuality is more important than being part of a group because group identities and the group's differences tend to be the basis for decisions a person might make as a citizen. Groups who focus on a specific ideology have distinctive arguments and address a particular audience. Most of the members of liberation ideologies, such as black liberation, women's liberation, gay liberation, native people's liberation, animal liberation and liberation theology focus on one's self...
Present society in the west is characterized by a capitalist economic system that is founded on private ownership of property and a profit driven economy. This economy has consequently produced few super rich individuals and further stratified the western society, (Banish the bloated overclass, p. 71). Capitalism is different to a socialist economic system where ownership of property is by the state or communally (Shachtman, p.96). The profit driven economy encourages businesses and enterprises...
History has witnessed how every now and then there comes a war that is not against piece of land populated by its inhabitants but against something much more important, the intangible aspects of life that complete a human i.e. religion, cultural values, ideologies etc. For the last decade the world is observing and being affected by such a war. The 'war on terror' as it is called has already seen a change in the dynamics of two countries (Afghanistan and Iraq) and yet there is no sign of the...
Most of the developed nations preferred the multi-track approach as they thought having separate negotiation tracks will help to protect the distinction between Annex I and Non Annex I Parties and by doing so, the developing countries would have to take less commitments in post 2012 scenario. However, most of the developed countries preferred single path of negotiations where all the issues are dealt under one process. Another problem of process was that as to how the post 2012 process can...
Since the beginning of the oil crises in the mid-1970s the European welfare states has been struggling with deep-rooted challenges like series of major economic, social and political shifts such as globalization, individualization, persistent high unemployment and fiscal scarcity which led to reversion, restructuring, and reforms of the welfare states. As Esping Andersen predicted in his (1990) typology, it is difficult for corporatist welfare state -like Germany- forming governments and having...
SWOT analysis, also known as SWOT Matrix which shows a structured planning method used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved in any project or in a business venture. A SWOT analysis can be carried out for a product, place or person. Agriculture is one of the biggest strengths of Israel. The country is having most of its region covered in desert area, yet it produces good quantity of agricultural products. It forms the major part of its exports after...
Alternative energy is considered as one of the most debated topics in the United States Government. Three of the most promising energy sources are: solar power, wind power, and nuclear power. Solar power harnesses the suns rays and turns it into energy. Wind power practices the same method only it uses wind currents. Nuclear power, considered as one of the unstable alternatives, "uses Uranium rods as fuel" to form steam (of which is used to create electricity) (Darvil). These...
Costa Rica, Chile, Morocco, Argentina, what do these nations have in common. They have better healthcare than the US for the average citizen. The US is the richest country in the world, by a huge margin, and spends the most per capita on healthcare [] , it is therefore fascinating that such a situation could arise. How could the nation which triumphantly declares that it's citizens have the right to "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" accept this state of affairs?...
Of all the development that has made definite impact on humanity in the past three decades, none may be more compared than Globalization. However market economy, which is the thrust for the overall process of globalization, has been rather capitalistic [] in nature. Economists have thus termed this "market capitalism also market fundamentalism." [] With an emphasis upon the socio-political and economic dimensions of Pastoral Care and Counselling, the endeavour of...