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Nationalism Essay – Nationalism Forms & Theories – WritePass

Nationalism Essay – Nationalism Forms & Theories – WritePass

| August 6, 2017

Define Nationalism – Nationalism Forms and Theories – WritePass 1.  Introduction What is Nationalism and how do you define Nationalism? This essay will discuss definitions and forms of nationalism in an attempt to define nationalism phenomenon. The first section will focus on presenting contemporary and historical definitions. Secondly, a brief account of the emergence of […]

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Can Military Force Promote Humanitarian Values?

| October 29, 2015

Abstract Recent years have seen an increase in humanitarian interventions which have involved military operations. However is it feasible that the two operations, military and humanitarian are compatible? This paper investigates whether this is the case and, to do so, assesses military force in terms of the values which underpin humanitarianism. This paper utilises a […]

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How Far Do You Agree that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is an Evolving Institution?

| October 28, 2015

Abstract The roles of foreign affairs ministries are central to projecting the aspirations of states when operating on the international arena. This paper assesses that a number of the dynamics which have occurred in the global stage in order to assess whether or not foreign affairs ministries are evolving institutions and assesses that evolution is […]

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Nigerian Politics and Oil: The Impact of the ‘Resource Curse’ on Governance in Nigeria

| April 2, 2015

1. Introduction 1.1 Overview and Research Question Since the 1980’s consumption of oil and gas (‘non-renewable natural resources, or NRNR) has increased, with prices also increasing steadily. The world demand for energy is predicted to rise by up to 50% over the next 25 years, with the bulk of demand coming from emerging economies. Most […]

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The Resource Curse and Democracy in Nigeria

| April 2, 2015

A. How has oil affected democracy in Nigeria? Nigeria’s nascent democracy has been relatively stable since the onset of the country’s Fourth Republic in 1999. Although there have been several trying moments in the form of political upheavals, inter-ethnic hostility, and social unrest at several critical moments, the country’s democracy has managed to survive and […]

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Analyze and identify the motives that encouraged Jordan and Israel to conclude a peace treaty in 1994

Analyze and identify the motives that encouraged Jordan and Israel to conclude a peace treaty in 1994

| March 31, 2015

Research question and aims: The intention of this research is to analyze and identify the motives which encouraged both Jordan and Israel to conclude a peace treaty in 1994 and the challenges which they faced in doing so. A key objective will be to identify the personal motivations of King Hussein, Yitzhak Rabin and their […]

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THE LISBON TREATY

| March 28, 2015

Introduction The Lisbon Treaty, born from the chaos of the heated second Irish referendum and the Czech Republic’s constitutional court stalemate on ratification (Mathijsen: 2010), went into force on 1st December 2009 and promised a more united and stable future for European Union foreign policy than its conception would suggest. The preamble to the Treaty […]

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Post Modernism and International Affairs

| March 26, 2015

INTRODUCTION In the recent years, postmodernism has come under intense attack with regards to its approach to international relations. A number of political analysts have attempted to dismiss postmodernism by claiming it to be self-contradictory and irrelevant in its analysis of international relations. While the former may have some grounding, the later assertion has no […]

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Politics and Religion

| March 18, 2015

In order to address this issue, it is first necessary to define the two colossi of politics and religion. The first term is used here to mean the science of governing a nation, and the second is defined as the belief in a supernatural power that informs an institutionalised code of behaviour. These two subjects […]

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Discuss and Analyse the effects of Trade Openness on the Political Power of Individual States

| March 18, 2015

1. Introduction This paper aims to discuss and analyse the effects of trade openness (globalization, free trade and international trade organizations) on the political power of individual states by comparing the global globalization phenomena with Stephen Krasner’s realist view of the loss of state political power following trade openness. Has the opening up of borders […]

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Enlargement Policy revision

| March 14, 2015

INTRODUCTION Enlargement is one of the EU’s most successful policies which has promoted peace and stability throughout Europe. Starting with 6 members over 50 years ago, the European Union has grown to a population of almost a half a billion people comprising of 27 member states (Phinnemore 2010). The union is poised to expand as […]

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China and International Human Rights Regimes: Learning and Socialising in the post-1989

| March 14, 2015

Introduction Images of the Chinese government brutally cracking down on pro-democracy dissidents have scarred the reputation of human rights in China for more than two decades and poisoned discourse on the subject in Beijing with the international community always poised to question China on human rights. The unforgettable symbol of a student protestor standing isolated […]

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Clientelism and corruption problems in Africa

Clientelism and corruption problems in Africa

| March 14, 2015

Africa with an average annual GDP/capita amounting to $1,560 is the poorest continent in the world, as Appendix 1 demonstrates (World Bank, 2012). Most countries of the region struggle with a number of socio-economic problems. African states are economically underdeveloped. They are characterized by low GDP/capita, high inflation and high unemployment rates. With the exception […]

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Evaluation of Lijphart’s model of “consensus” democracy

| March 14, 2015

1. Introduction My ideal of democracy aligns closely to Lijphart’s model of “consensus” democracy, which I will be discussing at length in this essay. For me, it is the ideal system because it is the most capable of maximizing the level of representation given to the widest possible amount of the electorate. I will also […]

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Between Oil and Democracy – the US and the Gulf War

| March 12, 2015

1. Introduction and historical background Since the post-colonial period, the Middle East has been the ground for ethnic and religious divisions, and conflicts related to nation-building, nation-formation and national identity. The end of the Cold War posed new challenges about the promotion of democracy and the spread of Western economic values in the region. During […]

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The changing role of Trade unions in the UK: Focus on Unite the Union

| March 12, 2015

Unite the Union, often referred to as Unite, is a British and Irish trade union with approximately 1.5 million members in diverse workplaces. Established in 2007 as a result of a merger between Amicus and Transport & General Workers Union (T&G), it was formed with the prospect of solving predicaments faced by employees in the […]

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The End of the Cold War and the New Threats to Global Security

| March 12, 2015

Introduction The end of the Cold War marked a new beginning for the international security agenda, and the demise of the simple bipolarity brought forward a revised agenda for human rights, international peace and cooperation and stability. The end of the Cold War triggered the rise of new threats and challenges to international security, and […]

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American Neo-Imperialism: the Export of Culture and Democracy

| March 4, 2015

Abstract This dissertation explores neo-imperialism and its manifestations in US foreign policy. It focuses on the export of democracy and American culture as two of the core mechanisms for the sustainment of US influence in the developing world. It aims to define the ways in which the export of American-style democracy and culture has become […]

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Mayor of London

| January 4, 2015

The mayor is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of developmental programs in the city. The Mayor is endowed with the power to plan and execute projects for the overall development of the city.

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The Social Psychology of the Ethnic Group: the Case of the Bosnian Serbs

| January 4, 2015

Abstract: This is a qualitative study, which will focus on the psychology behind the formation of ethnic identities in former Yugoslavia. It will explore the identity of the Serbs in Bosnia and will look at their behaviour throughout the war in Bosnia through the prism of crowd behaviour. The essay will examine the internal, as […]

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