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An environmental disaster is a "disaster to the natural environment due to human activity [] ". This type of disaster includes events such as the Love Canal Community Contamination in the 1950s, the Bhopal Gas Leak in 1984 and the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in 1989 [] . Environmental disasters have visible and known causes: they may be due to toxic emissions, accidents, leaks or human error. The denial to see the dangers of certain operations is also increasingly...
In the last couple of elections, Ada Fisher, a retired doctor in North Carolina, ran for Congress. She ran on a shoestring budget, campaigning out of her own car, making her own signs and buttons. For staff, she relied exclusively on volunteers. A recent college graduate volunteered to be her campaign treasurer. It was supposed to be fun and educational. But then they came up against campaign finance laws. The entire book of rules and regulations published by the Federal Election Commission,...
What does it mean to be culturally aware? Cultural awareness can be defined as trying to understand the difference between people from other countries or other backgrounds, especially differences in attitude and values. When you begin to look at the effects of culture awareness within other countries, you must take into account many things. We must take into account the nations and regions physical geography, the impact of weather on the country or region, any civil considerations within the...
With a population of 30 million and being neighbors to the largest economy in the world, we have no choice but to have many implications in Canada. Over the years Canada has done a better a job than the states to keep the economy more stable and safer for its people. Although the trend followed by most nations nowadays tends to favor mixed economies, the question about planning versus free market still resurfaces every now and then. Throughout history, people have established different types...
Majority of the civil wars continue for a long time approximately six to seven years. It can be said that it continue more than international wars. It is easier to stop a civil war then an international one. To end a civil war there are two main strategies: The first is military pressure and the second one is rebel finances. In the case of Iraq, the characteristics of the conflict can be stated as; ethnic dominance, large international source rents and economic decline. As to explain ethnic...
Democracy, as a 'direct' system of government, has been largely superseded by the process of 'representation; the inefficient principle of mass meetings used to govern in Ancient Greece has largely been replaced by the system of electing educated individuals as in the case in Lebanon. Based on O'Neil (1995) the Athenian Democracy operated to some extent similarly to the Lebanese Democracy. Like the Lebanese voting constituency, Athens was separated into units in which citizens were obliged to...
Introduction : Israeli Apartheid vs Security Analysing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has demonstrated thus far to be a rather perplexing task. In the midst of the stormy sea of ambiguity, there seems to be an unsettling abundance of waves of extensively varied view points crashing down onto the paradoxical accounts of history, and utterly contrasting rationalization in relation to the root of the quandary. This paper intends to clarify why this is. General academia suggests that the reason...
The purpose of this paper is to show individuals the truth behind the Blood Diamond industry that lies in West Africa, Sierra Leone. The Blood Diamond industry, best known in Sierra Leone, has been through numerous implications and struggles, which has made for an extremely intriguing and extensive analysis. Blood Diamonds, also referred to as "Conflict Diamonds", come from war zones in Africa, "sold illegally in order to fund insurgent war efforts against legitimate and...
Neo-liberalism has deeply affected Latin American politics in the 20th century. Free market system has improved the democracy in Latin America, as no democracy has ever existed in nations that did not have basic con-tours of capitalism - private ownership and competition as the main mechanism of economic coordination (Weyland, 2004). However, even if free market economy is one of the core principals of neo-liberalism, because of huge inequality, elitism, corruption and political tension it is...
WHY DID THE TREATY OF MAASTRICHT MARK “A BIG STEP” IN CREATING A POLITICAL UNION? “Europe will not be made at once” In his declaration of 1950, Robert Schuman -strong supporter of European unity- turned out to be right about the rhythm of European integration (Nugent, 2006:36). Indeed the real turning point within the European community came 42 years later with the signing, in 1992, of the Treaty of the European Union (TEU), also known as the Treaty of Maastricht...