Minority vs. Majority Government. Depending on who you are both a majority government and a minority government could either make or break the development of your country. A majority government is formed by one party who receives the majority vote over all other parties in the legislature. This government is able to pass legislation, make sure the House of Commons is able to function and can stay in power more easily then a minority government (Storm, 1999). Minority governments are single...
The rise of the third wave of democratization is as a result of five major factors according to Huntington. These factors include: Authoritarian firms losing legitimacy as a result of increasing popular expectations of competitive and periodic elections, military failure and poor economic performances, the growth in the economy of central Europe championed for the modernization of less developed countries. The modernization included changes of structural nature like the increase in...
In Canada, the Supreme Court is the only one that has the authority to make rules that should be bounded by all the courts. Courts are independent of the government in Canada. Politicians and bureaucrats have no right or power to affect the court decision and the enforcement of law (Political Science). Federal and provincial governments both make the law, but the courts are the one to interpret and enforce them. Sometimes, by making decisions of cases and interpretation of laws, the courts are...
Ever since the beginning of the New Millennium there have been a few misconceptions on the subject of Clash of Civilizations which eventually resulted in the most intense incident in the history, that is the 9/11. Many questions were raised because of the incident. Who were the people behind it? What did they want? Was it terror? Was it done by Muslim terrorists? Was it an illustration of Islamic Faith? These questions then led to further chaos, which was termed as the Clash of Civilizations....
The War in Afghanistan has been subject to a lot of debates. This paper gives an insight of NATO's role in this war and why it is important for globalisation and security on a global scale. Prominence is given to Obama's new strategy in this region, a plan which might just turn the tides of an otherwise quite an unsuccessful war for the West. Modern wars are not won solely through the military. As the War in Afghanistan proves, the people's hearts and minds must also be won. Introduction...
According to agreement of the State Members of the United Nations to promote directly international economic cooperation, they aimed to particularly revitalize economic development of the developing nations so as to appreciate the fundamental right of all individuals. This is to a life without hunger, poverty, lack of knowledge, illness and terror. International cooperation is a human rights approach to growth and development. The conclusion of the Cold War saw the emergence of a more...
US-Cuban conflict is a unique phenomenon of contemporary international relations. The world has never seen such a protracted and stable conflict between the strongest power in the world and a disproportionately less state before. For more than four decades the conflict between the U.S. and Cuba has not only been adequately fit into the confrontational scheme of East-West, but it has been continually regenerated. The collapse of the bipolar model of the world and, as a consequence, the collapse...
What's Europe's role in this changed world?'' Since the European Council asked this question in the 2001 Laeken Declaration, the topic of Europe's global role has become more and more relevant. Policy-makers as well as academics have engaged extensively in debates on the potential and/ or desirable contribution of the European Union (EU) to new international challenges that have arisen since September 11 and the new security agenda, he increased salience of climate change and energy dependency,...
Since Iran pursued its nuclear weapons, there has yet been any threat capable of putting a complete halt to the Iranian nuclear program, and this indicates a possible nuclear Iran in the future. However, even though Iran realizes its ambitions to be a nuclear state, it is of course not the first country to achieve nuclear weapons since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) came into force, but what makes Iran unique from other nuclear powers in its pursuit of nuclear weapons comes with...
Syrians have long struggled with many of the same challenges that have bred deep dissatisfaction in other Arab autocracies, including high unemployment, high inflation, limited upward mobility, rampant corruption, lack of political freedoms, and repressive security forces. These factors have fuelled opposition to Syria's authoritarian government, which has been dominated by the Baath (Renaissance) Party since 1963, and the Al Asad family since 1970. President Bashar al Asad's father-Hafiz al...