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
Argue for or against the statement ‘GMOs need to be labeled and excluded from USDA Organic labeling.’ Highlight the current rules for labeling in the United States (individual states?). What are the general goals of USDA Organic labeling? What are the current USDA Organic labeling rules and how do they apply to GMOs? What are the alternative approaches to labeling? Continue reading
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
Civil Rights regulate the way in which the government interacts and treats citizens. There is a long history of gaps in civil rights with regards to race and gender. Specifically, with the history of African Americans, provide 3 stories of how the national government had to expand their view of civil rights in order to include them; from slavery, to citizens, to equal status in America. Continue reading