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Communities in the Macro Social Environment

1) Explain the concept of community and the theories related to communities in the macro social environment. 2) Differentiate between the concepts of how communities function and future trends in the context of social problems. 3) Identify examples of social issues in rural and urban communities and trends and applications f

Community Building PBS

Watch the PBS report titled, The Economy of a Tent City. Retrieved on July 7, 2010 from http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/weather/jan-june10/haiti_03-29.html. In this video, Adam Davidson finds a rich, complex economy sprouting in Port-au-Prince's temporary settlements. 1). What are the primary principles involved in

Neighborhoods and Communities

1. What makes a community? 2. Are there any differences between communities and neighborhoods? 3. Who has the power in communities? 4. Is there a significance to community power? Why?

Progressive Organizing

I need help understanding what is meant by progressive organizing. I have to write about unemployment. I'm looking for a general understanding and some help with the questions below so I can write my paper. - What are some possible strengths of an organizer? - What would be a good process to mobilize others collectively? -

Value and Credibility of Articles

- Briefly compare two articles in terms of the similarities and differences in their value and credibility. - Explain at least two conclusions that you drew about the value and credibility of the articles as a result of your comparison.

Types and Applications of Business Ethics

Question 1: A job applicant is very brilliant in all ways (top of his class, able to do the work, etc) except that he is shy and therefore has a communication problem. When applying, he passed the exam but failed in the interview. However, the chairman of the company knows the applicant and knows his personality and brilliance

Disabled American Veterans

Socialize some of the major complaints and issues facing veterans. Are there cases of discrimination and corruption towards the services they are entitled to receive. Do the veterans receive quality service? Why do so many veterans feel they go through obstacles when it comie to there benefits and services. Socialize the concept

Absolute Power and Control

Lord Acton, a British historian of the late 19th century, said that "power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely," suggesting that a person's sense of morality lessens as his or her power increases. Considering this idea, would it be ethical for leaders to try to increase their power?

Freedom of Speech and Sexual Harassment

Discuss the tension between appeals to autonomy in defense of freedom of speech and expression and appeals to autonomy in order to justify restrictions on freedom of speech and expression which may result in sexual harassment. 1) Do you believe that there is a conflict between these two positions? 2) How may such a confl

Current Policy

"An understanding of historical context is fundamental to designing more effective policies in the future." 1) Does our current political attitude honor this statement? 2) Are we staying true to our Constitution?

The evolution of environmental management

The evolution of environmental management has been moving toward decentralization, moving power to the states and cities. 1). Discuss how this policy impacts our ability as a nation to be part of the solution when it comes to the environment on a global scale. 2). Provide an example Min. of 150 words in length. Suppor

Decentralizing public policy on environmental management

The evolution of environmental management has been moving toward decentralization, moving power to the states and cities. 1) Do you believe this is a good direction for environmental public policy? Why or why not? 2) Can you provide an example?

Welfare providers

If you had to choose the first change within welfare providers to make it better what would it be and why is this so important to do? It is odd to sit here as a person trying to think of ways to change and make better things in the hands of our government. We can judge them and ask why hasn't it been done already but someone

Discrimination and Oppression Case Study

Kevin goes to clean out his locker after he was fired from being a manager and returns his apron and gate pass so that he may receive his final paycheck. As he goes to his locker, he sees that someone has written on his locker in black pen, in capital letters: G.A.Y. Written under each of the corresponding capital letters is "go

Discrimination and Oppression

What is oppression and what measures can be taken to eliminate it from the workplace? What are the mechanics of oppression? What does scapegoating mean? What does tyranny of majority mean? What is a legitimizing myth, and how does it factor into discrimination? Why are issues of intolerance important? How does this issue r

Social Inequality and Hate Crimes

1. Create a profile of the typical individual who commits hate crimes. 2. Who are some targets and/or victims of hate crimes? 3. What are some of the causes and effects of these crimes? 4. What actions can be taken to minimize the occurence of hate crimes?

Immigration in the United States

The United States is a nation of immigrants. There is a great deal of controversy over issues of undocumented immigration. - What is the historical pattern of immigration concerns in the economy? - How are certain groups targeted? - What role do corporations that use cheap labor practices play at home and overseas? - Does

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

What is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and why it is so significant? What is the state of race relations in the United States prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the political environment that led to the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964? What is the purpose of this law? What groups does it protect?

Stereotypes and Labels: The Impact on Society

Some groups in the United States have certain freedoms or access to things that other groups do not. Social scientists examine the various degrees of privilege or lack of privilege among different groups. - How are certain groups stereotyped? - How does this stereotyping help to unfairly label certain groups? - How is stere

Institutions Providing Equal Access

A society needs a variety of social institutions in order to function adequately. However, it does appear that not all citizens have equal access to participation in them, and that one's social class and ascribed characteristics may limit one's ability to benefit from them. This disparity results in unequal assess to all that th

Equal Rights Proposition: Walmart

Please see the following website for reference: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/12-16-11b.cfm - Describe the compliance issue associated with the lawsuit and how it affected the compnay. - Give a summary of what the EEOC does - The EEOC's role in this lawsuit. - Provide on opinion regarding the lawsuit's abilit

Equality of Men vs. Women in the Workplace

Provide a summary of existing or proposed solutions of differing groups. Consider the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, corporate human resource departments, state or federal laws and regulations, political strategies, government agencies, religious groups, and grassroots organizations.

Human Resource and Diversity in the Workplace

I need assistance on researching the population of Hispanic/Latino employees and diversity in the workplace. This is a hypothetical scenario. Hypothetically, evaluate the workplace inclusion theories and best practices for a diverse workplace that pertain to them.

Marx's Class Analysis

Discuss the theoretical context of Marx's Class Analysis AND the Maintenance of the Class Structure. Discuss how Marx's ideas on culture and the economy differs from Max Weber's theories.

Interlinking of Economics and Political Power

In Hurst's text book (2010), he talks about the interlinking of economics and political power. What does he mean by this and how does this interlinking support and maintain social inequality?

Columbus Anniversary Generate Protest

The year 1992 marked the 500th anniversary of the landing of Christopher Columbus and his soldiers in the Americas. Why did this anniversary generate protest?