Category: Political Science (page 1 of 14)

Analyzing ‘A Celebration of Emancipation’

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Lorna Goodison’s poem, “A Celebration of Emancipation,” deals with the Emancipation Act of 1834 which abolished slavery in the English colonies of the Caribbean, but did not grant full freedom to the slaves until they had completed what was termed “Apprenticeship,” an additional four years of mandatory labor on the sugar estates. The poem depicts the attitudes of those who were made free earlier to those who were still tied by Apprenticeship to the estates. Continue reading

Understanding the Lack of Democratic Governance in the Middle East

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Democracy is predominantly practiced by the western world. The disdain Arab nations have towards colonial powers has given democracy a negative connotation. Discuss the causes and effects of the lack of democratic governance in the Middle East. The populations of oil-producing states in the Middle East benefit from the distributive nature of the state, and thus have no reason to pursue greater political freedoms. Non-oil producing states on the other hand have an authoritative one-party system where the regimes promise economic well-being and security/stability in their region in exchange for the population’s political freedoms. Continue reading

Effects of Technology on the Human Attention Span

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Did the advancement of technology help or worsen the human attention span? How has the human attention span been affected by technological advancements? Do you think that future generations will benefit from technology Why so, or not so? How did technology change our culture? Make sure to conduct further research to support your argument. Make it interesting and captivating to your readers. Continue reading

Analyzing the Movie ‘Koran by Heart’

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Watch the movie  Koran By Heart on Youtube and give a short summary of the film, clearly specifying its main themes and topics. Describe how the film’s subjects define, understand, and relate to the Qur’an: what is its meaning for them? Reflect on the ways in which culture, politics, and gender inform the lives of the film’s subjects and their understanding of Islam. Continue reading

Analyzing 25 Years of AIDS

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The documentary ’25 Years of AIDS’ has 15 separate video installments that provide the viewer with an overview of the political, social, public health, and medical dimensions of the pandemic, both within the United States and globally. Clicking on the timeline: 25 years of AIDS provides a repository of documents, maps, and interviews with key informants that help in providing context to the video presentations.  What the documentary in the following links.

Video link: Part 1 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/aids/
Part 2 https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/aids/#video-2
Documents link: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/aids/

Answer the following as completely as you can, citing examples from the film to support your answers: Continue reading

White Patriarchal Capitalism

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Give examples in film history where the dominant ideology of White Patriarchal Capitalism in the United States was reinforced through specific films and their content. Limit your paper to a specific decade or social movement or war. Use references from notable authors, critics, and intellectuals. Continue reading

A Systemic Analysis of the Dynamics & Organization of Urban Street Gangs

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Read and analyze Ruble & Turner’s, 2000 article ‘A systemic analysis of the dynamics and organization of urban street gangs’ from The American Journal of Family Therapy, and write a summary review of the important issues presented therein following APA format. Continue reading

How to Improve Your Writing Skills

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To improve your writing skills, start by brushing up on the basics. Your grammar and spelling must be perfect. You can achieve this by using resources that will introduce you to the correct use of grammar and widen your vocabulary. There is no known shortcut to becoming a proficient writer. Even the best writers had to learn this craft over a period of time after years of practice. That’s why writing as often as you can is recommended. Set apart thirty minutes every day to write about any topic that comes to mind. This will work to reduce the fear of a blank page. Continue reading

Self Management

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Read about Self Management from any book and write a reflective essay about this subject. The essay should detail your thoughts and feelings about the material you have read. Give a description of what you have learned from the book and how you might apply it in your life. Additionally, express how you feel about the content. Did it enlighten you? Was it not very helpful? Was it interesting? Continue reading

John, the Flirtatious CEO

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John is the CEO of ABC Company and has turned the company around. Prior to John being appointed as the CEO, the company had some financial problems. John came in, made the necessary changes that needed to be made and the company has not only turned around, but it also continues to prosper under John’s leadership. Clearly, John has the business acumen to run a company. However, the issue that has come to light is John’s character. John is married with children but is a flirt inside and outside the company. Within the company, no one has made any formal complaints (e.g., harassment), but everyone is well aware of his flirtatious character, and he does not try to hide it. Outside the company, John has been seen in social settings with other women behaving in a manner that does not appear to be platonic in nature. Continue reading

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