Democracy has an interesting relationship with oil. Some studies suggest it is not necessarily a pleasant one. "When income rises governments tend to be more democratic, but if the rise of income can be traced to country's oil wealth, this democratizing effect will shrink or disappear" [Tsui 2005; Jensen and Wantchekon 2004; Ross 2001; Wantchekon 2000; Barro 1999; Crystal 1990]. Thomas Friedman, an American columnist, has gone to the extent of claiming that "oil and democracy...
This essay will look at the state's future, and will detail the convincing theories of the state; and will investigate the role of state that how it's affected by globalization. This essay will also specify how and why did the state transformed and developed over time, and ultimately will conclude whether the state have a future? According to Haywood (2007:90)The State is defined as set of institutions that uphold order and deliver social mobility and these institutions are subject to the...
In this paper I am going to explore, discuss and argue the topic of human security in the frames of global politics. Human security topic is widely-spoken with the crowds and in media recourses. This is the huge problem for all human society and many countries all over the world. The main goals of this project are to discuss the term human security and prove that it is a viable approach to global politics. I would like to begin this paper from the quote that will help us to understand the topic...
As postulated by Tarasulo (73), Perestroika refers to the great political movement in Russia within the communist party of Soviet Union. The key player in the perestroika was the soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Basically, the essence of the perestroika was to restructure the soviet economic and political system. The concept of perestroika is greatly acknowledged for the end of the cold war as well as the fall of socialism in Eastern Europe and Soviet Union. The significance of perestroika in...
Since the day Hiroshima and Nagasaki were hit by the first and only nuclear bomb to ever be used in the world history, world countries understood the evil implications of such weapons. From that moment, nations have been trying to sustain the stability of those mass destruction weapons through organizations, treaties, systems, etc. that have dated back to 1946. One of the most influential people who work hard with regards to solving such problems is President Barak Obama. Obama has been working...
One critical question in the area of politics is "Who have the right to own and exercise state power?" There would be only two different answers. One is "who know best how to use power", while the other one is "who directly influenced by the power". The first answer is the reply from Divine right of kings, Vanguard party or political elites, while the late one would be the answer from democracy. So before looking into the topic of legitimacy, we should first...
Broadly, self-determination for Indigenous means a right to determine their economic, social, political and cultural development. The self-determination is the ability to have self-government. The Indigenous people should be allowed to govern themselves without external forces influencing them. It involves Indigenous peoples making decisions that affect their communities and an entitlement to practice ones culture. Self-determination means that Indigenous peoples can have control, can...
There is a social practice in our village of marrying all the girls of the family at the same time irrespective of their age. As it requires a lot of money to be spent in the marriage ceremony in Rajasthan (because of the dowry practice) which can only be there if it has been a good agricultural year, since the major source of income there is agriculture. This leads to a lot of child marriages in our village and adjacent areas. Therefore, a community action was taken by a group of Muslims and...
This essay is divided into 2 parts. Part 1 will examine the notion whether ASEAN has contributed significantly to regional peace and stability in S.E Asia. Through an academic definition of peace and stability, I will demonstrate that ASEAN has indeed made significant contributions to peace and stability, although its contributions to various dimensions of stability have been more substantial than its corresponding contribution to peace. Part 2 will begin by defining balance of power and the...
The Asia Pacific region has become the centre of global attention owing to the region's dynamic growth and its appetite for military aggrandizement. In the absence of US attention to the region, China seized upon the golden opportunity to restore fractured ties with its Southeast Asian neighbours and succeeded in building a comprehensive net of deeply integrated multilateral arrangements. The most significant achievement was the establishment of the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement, which is...