This term paper is on the topic "Glocalization and Social Welfare". In this paper, the focus is what glocal means and how it works in the delivery or upholding social welfare. The term Glocal basically refers to the merging or blending of local and global forces: global in local or local in global: either way it refers to the forces of global and local acting together. By social welfare it is understood that it means something affecting the society, public goods as in something that...
Since the attack to the world trade center in New York on September 11th the fear of the US government to the Islamic actions has increased, and this concern to the national security generates today polemics situation in an international scenario. It can be seen with the announcement of the construction of a mosque just two blocks from Ground zero. " According to the New York Daily News, Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf, who helped found the Cordoba Initiative following the 9/11 attacks, said the...
Recent past has seen the growth in economic and cultural ties between the Middle East and Asian nations including India as discussed in chapter III above. However, the region remains dominated, as it has been for the past century and a half, by Western powers. From the 1850s to the 1950s, Britain, France, and, to a lesser extent, Italy held sway in North Africa, the Levant, and the Gulf. That era came to an end with the 1956 Suez crisis which saw rapid decline of British and French and...
The following review is on the basis of articles written by four esteemed scholars. The central theme of these articles is multilevel governance. I seek to examine the broader prospectives of these articles in my review. In his article neoliberalism and multilevel governance published in Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 13, Adam harmes talks about the concept of neoliberalism in the working of multilevel governance. Multilevel governance is a self-conscious concept which is...
Social Movement Organizations in the Polity Model. Between the years of 1957 and 1959 in the United States, the first abortion law was enacted. From even before this time, and until today, abortion has become part of the political arena and has brought many arguments into the pro-choice versus pro-life movement. Some key organizations have been established with efforts to promote and fight for pro-choice or pro-life policies and access to resources benefiting their struggle. Some of these...
I would like to begin this research paper with the words of Walter Laqueur - research head at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, formerly a professor at Brandeis University and Georgetown University, lectured at Harvard, the University of Chicago, Tel Aviv University and Johns Hopkins University. He said: "History shows that terrorism can operate only in a free or relatively free society. There was no terrorism in Nazi Germany or Stalinist Russia, it was not...
WAL-MART'S FOREIGN ENTRY IN GLOBAL MARKETS The phenomenon of globalization has determined many firms to spread out to overseas markets. The purpose of this paper is to examine the firm's strategies for new market entry and the major issues they need to deal with while entering into new foreign markets and Wal-Mart is utilized as an example. During this expansion some firms succeeded and some failed also. Wal-Mart's entry in the foreign market and its operations in the China and U.K where it was...
Upon the formulation of the Maoist-led government, both India and China were closely watching the new Prime Minister's decisions. While India was vigilante as to whether the policies of the government predominantly and essentially compromised of pro-communism visionaries would reflect such ideologies. It was watchful of the possible strengthening of China's ties with Nepal due to alignment of the governments' ideologies. Similarly, China has been very cordial towards Nepal ever since, with...
In some democratic countries, governments issue white papers or analogous documents from time to time outlining their assessments of the international situation, their long term goals and objectives and the strategy to adopt. These are debated in the Parliament media and academic institution. This process receives national consensus on foreign policies. And, so there is a continuous process of updating data, reviewing their assessments, and developing mid-course corrections. All this may not...
What is the role of the judiciary in a democracy? This work is going to examine the way judiciary works and operates in a democracy. Judiciary has definitely a very significant role in a democracy as it shapes and interprets the laws. Key roles and features of the judiciary will be discussed in this work. There will be some theories looked over at and some real life examples as well. First of all, the meaning of the term ‘judiciary' needs to be established. Judiciary is ‘the branch...