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An Analysis of Early Years Philosophies

| February 8, 2017

Introduction The importance of early years’ education has long been recognised within both academic and professional circles. By establishing strong theories and policies during the early years of education, this then has a knock-on effect on the other aspects of education and makes the overall educational system more effective, in terms of producing capable adults.

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What do you understand by the term ‘hegemony’?

| February 8, 2017

Introduction This essay will consider the meaning of the term ‘hegemony’. It will weave personal interpretation with the academic literature, concentrating on Gramsci’s theory of cultural hegemony.

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Post-conflict peacebuilding in Afghanistan

| February 8, 2017

Afghanistan The aim of the following essay will be to evaluate the impact which the ISAF and peace-keeping efforts by the United Nations have had on the peacebuilding process in Afghanistan, following the US military intervention in Operation Enduring Freedom.

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The Failure of the Road Map to Peace

| February 7, 2017

Abstract The failure of the Roadmap to Peace has become an object of substantial debate. This essay examines the conflict utilizing the concept of ripeness and third party intervention in order to determine the impact.

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How Changes in Communication and Technology Affected the Role of the Modern Diplomat

| February 7, 2017

Introduction This brief aims to discuss how changes in communication and technology affected the role of the modern diplomat. A diplomat is one who is sent abroad to represent his own country to carry out diplomatic duties (Carta, 2012).

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Impact of Recent Changes in Capitalism on Social and Economic Status of Women

| February 2, 2017

Introduction The history of women and their oppression has been well documented in literature. Several authors have explored the origin of women oppression.

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How has islamic teaching influenced the intifadas in palestine?

| January 23, 2017

Introduction Throughout history, religion has been a major a factor contributing to wars. Religion has in many ways contributed to hatred, bloodshed and war.

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The British-German naval rivalry as a contributing factor to the start of World War One

| January 21, 2017

Introduction One the main arguments that have been presented in order to understand the reasons for the beginning of World War One revolves around the growth of military capabilities in the European continent in the period leading up to the start of the conflagration.

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Iran’s Influence in Iraq

| January 18, 2017

ABSTRACT In the period after 2003, Iran was extensively involved in Iraq by demonstrating its leading role in the international context. However, Iraq has been confronted with substantial instability as a result of Iran’s invasion, even though scholars have presented mixed arguments about this issue.

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A Review of Intelligence for an Age of Terror (Treverton, 2009).

| January 16, 2017

Introduction This book by Treverton (2009) is argued here to be a vitally important area of work that looks specifically at the way in which the use of intelligence has naturally had to change as a result of modern society.

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Can Military Force Promote Humanitarian Values?

| January 13, 2017

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?

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To what extent do World Trade Organization rules act as a barrier to international environmental governance?

| November 26, 2016

Introduction The gradual opening of the arteries of world trade through the World Trade Organisation (WTO), while resuscitating international economics and being a symbol of the “hyperliberalisation” of trade, has been strangling environmental protection (Conca: 2000, Lowenfeld: 2008: O’Neill & Burns: 2005). The need for an effective, robust and objective way to resolve international disputes […]

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Youth Justice Policy in Britain (1945-1981) – from Punishment to Welfare

| November 24, 2016

Introduction The discussion of the youth justice policy in Britain has re-gained importance in the aftermath of the August 2011 riots, which spread across London and other major cities in the country. Think tank analysts and policy experts argued, that the youths which allegedly took part in the riots, were disillusioned and de-motivated young people […]

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The American Influence in the post-Cold War Era: a Critical Perspective

| November 23, 2016

Introduction The post-Cold War era saw the end of the simple bipolarity in international affairs, and the redistribution of power in the international system resulted in the revision of classic concepts of war, power, security and conflict.

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Concluding peace: Motives and challenges behind the 1994 Jordan-Israel peace treaty

| November 21, 2016

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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UN Reform and Global Governance

| November 21, 2016

Introduction In the age of globalization, the importance of non-state actors in the international system has increased. The undermined capacity of the state has determined a new role for the international organizations in world politics (Strange, 2002; Baylis & Smith, 2007; Brown, 2005; Karns & Mingst, 2009; Kennedy, 2006). Since the end of the Cold […]

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Why are corruption and clientelism such pervasive and enduring elements of political life in many African societies?

| November 21, 2016

Introduction 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.

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Liaison in health setting

| November 15, 2016

Introduction There are a number of factors to consider when discussing why Saudi children are obese. Broadly, these can be broken up into genetics, socio-economic factors and societal or cultural factors. When discussing the reasons for why obesity is so prevalent, one needs to make sure that the parameters of the discussion are strictly adhered […]

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How important a contribution does the media make to American democracy?

| November 10, 2016

Abstract The contribution of the media to democracy in the United States of America is undoubtedly essential for the proper functioning of the democratic process. Without the media the fundamental principles on which democracy is based, such as accountability and transparency would be sadly ignored as there would be little engagement with opposing schools of […]

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Why did israel agree to a peace treaty with egypt in 1979?

| October 17, 2016

Abstract The Arab-Israeli war of 1948 has no doubt been a subject that has generated intense controversy in historical debate. Historians that have engaged in debate battles over the causes of the Arab-Israeli war have met considerable criticism, often being accused of partisan bias. Authors have also been charged of misuse of history and accused […]

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