Share
Explore BrainMass

American Politics

1. Discuss two different definitions of a "nation". 2. Discuss the problems with those definitions of "nation" (from question 1) and provide examples that prove each of those definitions are faulty. 3. Explain the elite theory of democracy and its criticisms of egalitarian democracy. 4. Compare Thomas Hobbes' and John Locke's conceptions of liberty.

2. Discuss the problems with those definitions of "nation" (from question 1) and provide examples that prove each of those definitions are faulty. a. Many times, a people group will live on both sides of an international border. They may consider themselves members of the same nation though they live in separate geopolitica

Mead's Four Schools of US Foreign Policy

From the Mead's Four Schools of US Foreign Policy, which school can explain Obama's foreign policy and the Obama's approach to the egypt issue? The Hamiltonian, Wilsonian, Jeffersonian, or the Jacksonian school? If possible, please give examples to better understand your response.

Democracy

Is unconventional participation a natural right of citizens in a democracy? Does it have equal legitimacy with conventional activity, or should unconventional political behavior be limited so special circumstances? If you agree with the latter point of view, explain what circumstances justify this sort of action. Is violent poli

Civil Liberties

Are there some civil liberties that people should be prepared to give up in times of war?

Help with essay about the democracy

Need help getting started with the following assignment. 1) Chapter one from Edward Greengberg's book "The struggle for Democracy." 2) Chapter 2 from Michael Parenti's book "Democracy for the few." 3) Chapter 1 from Michael Moore's book "Stupid white men and other sorry excuses for the state of the nation." Then you

Dimaggio's Media Review

What does Dimaggio mean when he refers to worthy and unworthy victims? why is this distinction important? In answering these questions, you should refer to multiple examples of the distinction. From book - 'When Media Goes to War', Anthony Dimaggio

The Culture Struggle

According to parenti, what's wrong with culturalist explanations? From the book- Parenti's The Culture Struggle

Government Questions

1. What are some of the historical events that shaped the formation of the U.S. federal government? Select one event you think had a major effect on the federal government. How does this event affect Americans today? 2. Who were some of the early philosophical contributors to American government? How did their ideas help shap

The Public Graded Federal Bureaucracies

The Public Graded Federal Bureaucracies What specific items ought to be listed on a report card that is used to evaluate a federal bureaucracy? Which agencies or departments do you think would get the worst grades?

Action Plan & Presentation

Action Plan and Presentation I only need 400 words explaining how the plan differs from the approach taken if the team was assigned a different role and why the team's plan offers a superior approach. I was assigned to work on political issue about CLIMATE CHANGE and my role in political action committee. I have to keep m

Opposition Evaluation: Same-Sex Marriage

Select a contemporary issue that has polarizing viewpoints, such as environmental policy, taxation and income redistribution, same-sex marriage, worker's rights, immigration, and so forth. Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper, describing how politically powerful factions compete in policy decisions and debate issues. You could

Factions & Groups

1. how may factions develop in a group? How does consensus develop versus dominance by one faction? 2. Besides political parties, what factions hold opposing views on a political issue of concern to you? Why do you think they hold the point of view they do?

Political & Public Issue: Illegal Immigration

Describe an issue you support that is an issue for a major political party. In what ways do your interests and the party's interests agree or disagree on the issue? Is a third, or fourth, party necessary to adequately represent everyone's interests?

Same sex Marriage

I already wrote my essay and I would like to compare/contrast. I also could use you as my referance. Thank You. What if...One State's Same-Sex Marriages Had to Be Recognized Nationwide?

National security policy

What role should America's ideals play in its national security policy? Include historical, current, and hypothetical cases in the analysis.

Essay Writing: Legal and Political Topics

Questions for the essay, at least 500 words. Any help and advise would be great! Thank you. Pick a piece of legislation that has become law and write a brief legislative history, including an outline of the steps it took in becoming law and a discussion of support for, opposition to, and influences on its passage. Compare i

Political Power Paper

Which theory best explains who has political power in American politics:pluralism, power elite (Four Networks) or a combination of both? In other words, can people influence decision by voting in elections and participating in interest groups (Pluralism), or do you have to be a member of the power elite (a leader in one of t

4-5 page thesis paper using apa format on electoral college

Research the history of the Electoral College and find specific evidence that either proves or disproves the following statement: the Electoral College is a more effective system for electing a president than a popular vote would be. I need help getting started on this problem. I have a terrible time getting my thiesis statement

National Gun Laws

In 500 words or more: Should the U.S. Supreme Court have allowed the national government to require state and local law enforcement officials to enforce national gun laws? ?Give at least two specific reasons for your view

Can someone help with assignment and provide citations if any

(Please Assist) Voting systems comparison Consider two of these systems: Simple majority rule. Two thirds majority rule. Compare the differences between the two. Write a one to two page essay describing the benefits of each. Explain which system you prefer, and why: Give at least two specific reasons for your viewp