In most of the democratic nation-states it is usually the form of representative democracy, which the society is governed by. A representative democracy can be defined as " a limited and direct form of democracy based on the selection (usually by election) of those who will rule on behalf of the people." (Heywood A 2002: 430) In a democratic state, regardless whether it is in representative or direct forms, the opinions of majority take considerable amount of role in the...
It would not be wrong to say that India is a country full of paradoxes. Everyone seems to be discussing the inevitable rise of India along with countries like Brazil, Russia and China, something that will change the power equations all over the world. The forecasted GDP growth has been raked up to 8.5% for the year 2010-11. India is considered to be the symbol of democracy in the world, the IT industry has lifted India�s image from being a technology challenged country to being an innovator...
Nation as "the people occupying the same country, united under the same government, and usually speaking the same language". Another definition is that nation is a "sovereign state." It also says nation can refer to "a people, race, or tribe; those having the same descent, language, and history." (1). Nation can be expressed as a matter of fact that a people which are linked and bounded with the associated religion , language, history and traditions that are...
When the United States invested $618 Billion in 2009 and $638 billion in 2010 in the form of foreign aid and military equipment as well as openly exchanging intelligence without formal written agreements there must be some significance to this place (Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, 2010). Due to Jordan's geographic location and political sphere of influence, we have an imperative responsibility to understand the country of Jordan and the United States' relationship with them. To prepare, read...
Niccolo Machiavellis gift to Lorenzo de Medici, The Prince, is a discourse discussing politics and how a prince should rule his state. Machiavelli describes his beliefs on the most efficient way for a prince to rule and remain in power and validates his arguments by referencing historical examples and using metaphors. One of the most prominent themes of The Prince is fortune. When speaking of fortune, Machiavelli is referring to luck, fate, or chance. He applies this concept to princes and...
Message to the President! The problems of Iraq are definitely hard ones to fix. There are four main problems that we are facing in Iraq right now. Those four problems are: Inadequate Security and Political Progress in Iraq, Strains on the Military, Resurgent Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, and A New Strategy Needed. Inadequate Security and Political Progress in Iraq basically means that the Iraqi government has yet to step up and set a Government up, also it means that they have not yet stepped up to...
The development of the concept of security in the global scenario is being influenced by the changes in environment. This could be clearly seen in the changes of the nature of security during the world war and the post cold war era. In post cold war era, the emergence of new civil conflicts, large-scale atrocities and even genocide are in incremental rate. As globalization takes shape in the post cold war era, it is strongly believe that it will drag along significant increment in violent...
Since their initial deployment in 2002, the Canadian Armed Forces are currently situated in Afghanistan, at the request of the county's democratically elected government. Over the years, Canada has courageously supported its NATO comrades by providing much needed financial/military assistance and support. However, a new conflict has emerged in the Sudanese region of Darfur, and this nation is now forced to make a decision. Should Canadian troops be deployed in Darfur rather than Afghanistan? In...
Health care for everyone! Sounds like a wonderful idea to me as well as beneficial to all involved. So why is our country in such an uproar over the passing of healthcare reform? The growing number of Americans that go without health insurance each day is staggering and unfortunately increasing every day. Health care or the lack thereof, is a major problem across our nation and it appears that many elites wouldn't mind keeping it that way especially if it means supporting the Democratic Party....
The kingdom of Bahrain it is on the so-called "two seas" got its name from the existence of two seas around Bahrain. There is the salty water of the Gulf and the sweet water which flows from beneath the salty water. It is an archipelago of over 33 islands in the southern Persian Gulf, between the Qatar Peninsula on the east and Saudi Arabia in the west. The area of the Kingdom of Bahrain is very small with 727 square kilometers (Background Note: Bahrain). The largest island is Bahrain...