The ancient Greeks were the first society in the recorded history of mankind to fully establish to concept of democracy and practically apply the democratic ethos to their political construction (Arblaster, 2002). As such, for a plethora of reasons, Athenian democracy represents a focal starting point for any academic investigation into the wider connotations of the democratic principle. In the modern setting, democracy has been inextricably linked with the liberal democratic variant. In...
The current article describes that information that "US president and his wife, Michelle, will arrive on 24 May for three days ahead of G8 summit in France.", considering the article. As a fact, Downing Street said: "We are very pleased that this visit is taking place. It is a sign of the strong and enduring relationship between our two countries." U.S. President and his wife, Michelle, will make the three-day visit ahead of the G8 summit of world leaders in...
Last Monday, there was a hostage taking incident happened at Quirino Grandstand that gave negative reputation to our country. There were nine innocent lives that were taken away from Hong Kong citizens. After that bloody incident, there were speculations that media, policemen and government did not function well. In every incident that happens in our country, the government is always blamed. Based on the Free Dictionary (2010), "Government is the act or process of governing, especially the...
The human population on the globe is divided into several thousands of national groups, i.e. people who speak the same language or dialect and share common customs and traditions, as well as a common history. Sometimes, but not always, these national groups share a common racial identity, and sometimes they share a common religious background. Of these thousands of national groups, only a few hundred possess their own states. The Swedish, Dutch, French, German, and Italian national groups,...
It is common knowledge that once you enter politics you are ready to any eventuality, especially when it comes to funding. Money always play a major role in bringing about the chances of winnning of a candidate. Popularity per se is not enough to assure the vote of the electorate especially in local politics. Although the COMELEC has already set guidelines and rules regarding the expenditures  of the candidadates for each voter, more often than not, they exceed much more than the set amount....
The European Union (EU), as "the first real postmodern political entity in international relations" (Ruggie 1993: 140), is the subject of numerous debates in many academic areas. Based on the development of the Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP, former ESDP)1, one can say that the character of the EU as a 'power' is again focal point of scientific discussion. From the perspective of a security policy, the EU is still seen as a domestic affair by many realistic authors...
Rubin desperately wrote that it seems ethnic conflicts in all around the world is a "perennial part of the human condition" (Rubin, 2000, p.59). The conflicts occur because of shortage of the resources whether political or economic. Ethnic groups same as other classes and groups in a human society have their own requests and demands from central government and if government fails to provide the ethnic groups' expectations, then expectation for conflicts would raise. One of the most...
UID - about the project, its objectives and implications for the common man In the past few days, much hoopla has been concocted about the UID project. But so far, nothing seems to elicit what exactly the UID stands for and what it is meant for. The UID stands for the endemic Unique Identity Program launched by the incumbent government to provide an identification number to its citizens. It is the world's largest biometric identity card project to cover more than a billion people. Mr. Nandan...
The question I have chosen to develop in this essay is which are the main challenges confronted by Colombia's new government in terms of Foreign Policy? In order to answer this question I would start with a general background about foreign policy definition and basic concepts, also a historical background of foreign policy in Colombia in the last years, giving special attention to the last government of Alvaro Uribe and from this point review the main problems on his foreign policy and...
To answer this question we must first state what totalitarianism entails. Totalitarianism is a political system by which a state, normally led by a single party or organisation, accepts no limit to its authority and seeks total control over every aspect of private and public life. To discuss the nature of the GDR's political system I will use the Totalitarian model of Carl Freidrich and Zbigniew Brzezinski to characterise the regime. Firstly I will state that the implementation of a single...