I, myself, before September 11, 2001 did not know what terrorism was. It is completely a new term for me, and I could never figure how terrible it is. But then, experiencing and witnessing the feeling of losing the one you loved who was a victim of that disaster, I recognized that the world is no longer as safe as before. Today, not only America but also Britain, Spain, Indonesia…became the target of terrorists. The terror tissue is the most challenged thing for all the governments to solve....
The international Contact Group proposals for the future of Kosovo, put forward at the Paris/Rambouillet talks, in February 1999-advocating an international Implementations Mission in Kosovo-were based on the provisions of the Dayton Peace Agreement of November 1995, which ended the Bosnian conflict. If nato gets its way, these plans are likely to be re-proposed. Dayton instituted the division of powers between military implementation of the peace agreement, under nato authority, and civilian...
Universal Health Care in the United States It is no secret that health care costs are spiraling out of control in the United States. On average, Americans spend more per person on health care than both food and housing. Insurance premiums are multiplying much faster than inflation, which prevents economic growth and leaves businesses with less money to give raises or hire more workers. While the quality and availability of medical care in the United States remains among the best in...
Democracy is the only political regime in which institutional rules of competition between candidates aspiring to exercise political authority make rulers accountable and responsive to the political preference distribution among all competent citizens. In normative political theory, this counts as a strong argument in favor of democracy. For positive political theory, the key research problem is to identify the grounds on which politicians are accountable and responsive to citizens. Is it...
In his work Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville brilliantly observes the post-Revolutionary War United States. He delves into great detail and analyzes the conditions that allowed America to become the first democratic republic of the modern era. Tocqueville posits that democracy and the idea of republicanism are not mutually exclusive and in fact, that both are needed to provide balance and order to a nation. It is with this framework that he evaluates the American system of...
Following up earlier studies on democratization and the risk of interstate wars, recent research examines how regime transitions and changes towards greater democracy affect the likelihood of civil wars (e.g., Gleditsch 2002, Mansfield and Snyder 2007a, Cederman, Hug and Krebs 2010). There is a clear motivation for doing so as many of the suggested causal links between democratization and interstate wars seem to apply equally well to incentives for civil wars (Mansfield and Snyder 1995, 2005;...
This paper will try to analyze the relation between the role Greece played in the Euro debt crisis and its identity as Mediterranean state and as a member state of the EU. To do this, we will have to go throughout the following structure: Firstly, this paper will be looking at the role Greece played in the Euro debt crisis and the consequences of this crisis inside Greece and around it in its EU neighborhood. Secondly, this paper will try to examine how Greece's identity determinants would be...
Research Questions and Hypothesis The following objectives / research questions will constitute the foundation for the direction and structure of the methodology chapter.What was India's economy like under colonial rule?What was the post independence economy in India like?What did colonialism did for the Indian economy?What is India's economy like today and can it sustain growth?These questions will act as a logical guideline with which my dissertation research can begin. Hypothesis: At the end...
The United States of America's (USA or U.S.) election system is as complex as it is fascinating. This is due in large part to its unique form of legal system where its Constitution created two forms of government: state and federal. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Federal Supreme Court spoke of this legal system in this inimitable and eloquent wise thus: Federalism was our Nation's own discovery. The Framers split the atom of sovereignty. It was the genius of their idea that...
Classical realists have three common ideas. First, classical realists believe that human nature causes insecurity and conflicts which need to be solved. Second, they have a view that state leaders must have enough skill and knowledge in order to bring security and prosperity to their states. Lastly, they think that there is no way which let people get out of anarchy since there is no change in human nature. In classical realism, there are three prominent realism scholars whose names are...