I selected this issue because I was a School District employee in the second largest school district in Florida (Hillsborough County). I experienced first hand how the bureaucracy of the United States department of Education did not meet the needs of the students. It seemed as if all the problems boiled down to budget constraints. Citizens and politicians always came up with great ideas but they were never executed because there was never enough funding.Major Issues InvolvedThe major issues...
Role theory is a conceptual framework with long history in the field of Foreign policy analysis. In order to explain and understand the foreign policy of nation states, the role theory focuses on the reasoning of national political elites, their explanation of the international system and their own states role within this larger system. Despite its conceptual stringency, methodological openness and rich empirical applications, the role theory seems to be neglected by the main stream scholars....
On 11 May 1998, India stunned the world by its nuclear tests at Pokhran and by its accompanying declaration that it now stood as a nuclear power state. [] India stated that it was constrained to carry out the tests due to the deteriorating security situation in its neighborhood specifically pointing a finger at strained relationship with China. India felt that not only was China augmenting its nuclear capability making India vulnerable but it was also actively providing nuclear and...
The word corruption would always be attached to the imperfects of human beings. This is due to the ambitions and interests that each individual human has. The word corruption is always strongly linked to power, when there is power there will almost always be corruption. Throughout the history, when someone reaches power they start to pursue their own interests. "Corruption is usually understood as a misuse of public office for private gain, although corruption refers most often to the...
After becoming a member of the UN in 1955, Nepal participated in the 1958 peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, UNOGIL. Nepal has since contributed to UN missions in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean. The first Nepalese battalion-sized contingent, the Purano Gorakh Battalion, was deployed in Egypt with UNEF II in 1974. Throughout the whole Panchayat period, the NA participated in six different peacekeeping missions. [] Nepalese peacekeepers have since made major...
Nowadays the movement of people is a matter that affects most of the countries all over the world, regardless if the country faces immigration or emigration of its population. Many countries and regions have over passed migrations cycles, from been nations of strong emigration they have become immigrants receivers; other countries like Argentina have been immigrants receivers for a long time, first with citizen from European countries like Spain, England, Italy and France, and nowadays...
Ideology is the link between ideas and action in the political world (Sigurdson, 2009). Knight (2006) gives a broad definition of ideology as he describes it as a way a system, an individual or society rationalizes itself, essentially an ideology is a set of beliefs. In the post war period Mussolini's fascist ideology won Italians over through the promise of redemption of the nation through strong nationalistic policies (Ideologies...). Although once in power Mussolini's fascist ideology was...
Pakistan is a country which came into existence in 1947 and is situated in South Asia. Its population is about 175 million which is increasing at high rate. The economic condition hasn't been very well due to overall corruption and the war in the tribal areas of Pakistan. Pakistan is ranked 141 on the Human Development Index, compared to India 134. (United Nations Development Programme 2009 report) Pakistan has been declared a nuclear country, after it tested its nuclear weapons in 1998. It has...
While the Constitution provided religious freedom for citizens, there were certain instances of discrimination in practice. There was continued tension between Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and opposition group Venezuelan Episcopal Conference, as well as the Vatican. Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, a public critic of Chavez's policies, called the Government a "Marxist-communist dictatorship." President Chavez responded to this criticism by stating that Urosa and the CEV were...
The basic object of entire ecosystem on earth is survival and reproduction whether human beings or animal species or trees. But is it all to reproduce or to give them life also. Today the situation of environment is getting worse and worse. Environmental degradation, global warming, scarcity of natural resources are evidently showing the signs concern. But who is responsible for this degradation? Whose responsibility is to improve this condition? Does it relates to individual nation states or...