Abstract "The earth belongs to the living. No man may by natural right oblige the lands he owns or occupies, or those that succeed him in that occupation, to debts greater than those that may be paid during his own lifetime. Because if he could, then the world would belong to the dead and not to the living"Thomas Jefferson, architect [1] From the quote by Thomas Jefferson, as man-kind started to take all they want from the earth, without control and limitation, the earth slowly starts...
Introduction Paul Pierson stated, albeit thought provoking, that "the world of affluent democracies, the welfare states is at the centre of political discussion and social conflict (2001, p. 1). In many European welfare states the recent economic downturn has led to thousands of people demonstrating against cut to social programmes, wages and pensions. There has also been demonstration and protest in Greece, Spain and Portugal nations hits particularly hard by the crisis which started...
Conflicts, Peace and the UN! These three topics have many things in common. I found these topics really interesting because in today's day, the world is facing many problems; wars are occurring, murders are happening; crime is increasing, etc. Many of these are causing a lot of problems in today's day. In some places, people are even afraid to walk out of their houses due to fear of criminals. The United Nation's Organization, or UNO; fulfills a very noble responsibility. It consists of almost...
The European Union (EU) is essentially a political unit wrapping a bulky fraction of the continent of Europe. It was set up upon several treaties and has duly grown to the height that has carried it from an initial six member states to current twenty seven; a greater part of nations in Europe. There is quite an elongated roll of high historical characters, which, in pretty diverse ways, trailed an idea of integrated Europe. These personalities are Charlemagne, Napoleón, Charles V, and...
The political, economic and social landscape in Indias immediate neighbourhood has changed significantly since the end of the Cold War. A power transition is under way in the global order. The bipolar world has given way to a non-polar world in which several new powers have emerged. The centre of gravity of power is shifting towards the Asia-Pacific. The simultaneous rise of India and China is a development of great significance. Globalisation, driven by technology, has created an unprecedented...
Ethnic conflict is a major and primary source of violence and instability in the world. Millions of people have been murdered by their own governments world-wide and the victims of internal conflicts by far outnumber those of wars between states for the same period (Andries Odendaal, 1998). Ethnicity plays a vital role in the socio-culture set up of Africa where internal conflicts are rife. A significant number of political conflicts world-wide are ethnic conflicts. The prevalence of ethnic...
From theories and discussions of public interest and value, it is fairly clear that public participation well as fostering the public inputs and perception process is one of the most challenging parts of decision making in public organizations; thereby acting on the 'democracy' we have. Governments - as public managers of organizations, local and state and federal, always face this problem, and challenged to figure out what the constituents want, what exactly they think of on issues affecting...
With undergoing the attack happened on September 11th, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists destroyed the Pentagon in the United States, which shocked the whole world. As president Bush declared," On September 11th, enemies of freedom committed an act of war against our country." After that, U.S. Government created a series of wars, like the war against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and the occupancy and captures the Iraq. America Government invented the name of these wars, which is "war on...
The Scandinavian welfare model has been known over decades to be the most advanced and just in the world. Its core principles reflect very much the ideals social democratic states are known for: universalism, egalitarianism and decommodification (Cox 2004, p 208). But since the international economy has been changing rapidly and becoming more and more dynamic, all welfare states have undergone major reforms and changes mainly resulting in cutbacks and other money saving measures footnote 1...
Write a brief history of the role of petroleum in the modern Middle East. How has the world's demand for oil shaped the development of the region? How will future demands for this limited resource create a new international political and economic order according to Michael Klare? Historically, the Middle East was the strategically important region in terms of the world politics and economy. The Middle East hold the position of the bridge between East and West but steadily the Middle East had...