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Summary of Petra's Who Rules the World

Discuss Petra's: 1. Reasons that he lists for the Iraq invasion. 2. Perception of America's call for "free trade". 3. Who does he note is the most powerful economic nation? Who Rules the World? James Petras http://petras.lahaine.org/?p=104.

Defeating Terrorism: Making a Killing

Discuss Fishman's take on the Bush administration's main policy to defeat terrorism. Making a Killing The Myth of Capital's Good Intentions Ted C. Fishman http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-90333356.html

Media and Education Policies and the American Dream

Although media and educational institutions support the idea of meritocracy by over representing a portion of the population in positions of power - most notably white, male or domestically born - they also perpetuate the idea that the failure to achieve the American Dream can be attributed to individual shortcomings. Provide

Media, Education and Reinforcing the American Dream

Analyze current policies of the media and education institutions and assess their impact on the ideal of meritocracy. How might these two institutions prevent groups of Americans from achieving Horatio Alger-style success?

Doing Business with Russians

Discuss Russian culture. This should include elements important for doing business with people from Russia, whether in Russia or the United States. Bear in mind the following: - What are common experiences people from Russia have when doing business with Americans? - What must Americans know about doing business with Ru

Liberation Theology

Please use WIKIPEDIA to answer the questions. Search for Liberation Theology. 1. What are the key points made in this brief summary on Gustavo Gutierrez? 2. How does his perspective match up with how American churches see the poor? 3. Based on the information provided in the wikipedia material listed above, how has the Catho

Family Grief Counseling

Imagine that you are the counselor who will be working with the family described in the attached case study. Describe the stage each member of the family is at. Explain how you may be able to help the individual family members and the family as a whole. Describe how each family member's grief reaction is different. CASE:

Socialization of Children and Cohabitation

1-Identify and discuss the specific ways parents socialize children along gender lines. Incorporate as much relevant information from the text as possible into your response but be sure to use your own words. 2-Your college roommate/friend is seriously thinking about cohabiting and has come to you for advice. What major issu

Ethical Case Study

An question from a student about the attached case study of Wadesville High and its surrounding community with particular focus on police Chief DuPree's profile and the ethical challenges that he faced in the case study. The following points were discussed: (1) Identification of the systems Chief DuPree is trying to employ r

Develop a Profile of Your Multiple Identity Roles

Based upon personal, professional, and social identity, develop a profile of your multiple roles. Structure your response with the following questions in mind: Identify the roles you play, and in what contexts you play them in the course of a day. How do these multiple roles affect the specific population you serve? How do your

Social Power Play and Mediation

The original question: "How do the influences of stereotyping culture and social group power play a role during various conflict resolution processes? "Bargaining-based mediation involve lawyers as the mediator. Why do lawyers proceed with a more adversarial approach in arbitration? What are some of these reasons, and when mi

Cultural Intelligence

How might a leader's role and responsibilities change as a company becomes more diverse? Should today's leaders develop cultural intelligence?

Mexican Drug Cartels and Government

It's hard to look at what is happening in Mexico without asking how this could be happening to this nation. But it is not the only nation to struggle with "WHO is going to run the nation - the government or the drug cartels?". Mexico is going through what Colombia did 20 years ago - the drug cartels in order to fill the demand f

US Nationalism and the Politics of Fear

How is nationalism expressed in the United States and other parts of the world? Who benefits and who loses when nationalism is used as a justification for military interventions such as the War in Iraq? Do you see any exploitation of nationalism in the "War on Terrorism," for example, the drumming up of support during President

Systems Evaluation Case Study: Wadesville Community

The query: I need to provide a detailed evaluation of the systems present in the following case study by identifying systems, analyzing the influence of cultural systems, evaluating the influence of power relations & social constructions, and contextualizing direct and indirect conflict.

Pros and Cons of Communal Living

Review the website on 'The Farm'. It is an alternative form of living as a sustainable community. Discuss the pros and cons of communal living. Do you think you would enjoy living in commune? Why or Why not? Website: http://www.thefarm.org/

Sociology of Disasters: Man-made Vs. Natural Disasters

Compare and Contrast natural disasters and man-made disasters: their social implications, public reaction, media reaction, and government response. Do not compare and contrast specific disasters , rather the differences and similarities between natural and man-made disasters in general. You can provide examples to support your

Retirement Revolution

After viewing Retirement revolution: The new reality WTTW. (n.d.) retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/wttw/retirementrevolution/ examine how the topic of retirement has changed in American society since the 2008 recession. Describe how it can impact person plans, their family members, or their friends' plans for retirement. Compa

Conflict Mediation: Power Currecy

Have you ever found yourself in a relationship (perhaps at work) where you undermined your own power currency? When someone else recognized your level of power or your RICE, what attributes became apparent? What can you do to develop your power currency? What are the differences between forms of trust and active distrust? Ho

Journalists in Mexico

For journalists, Mexico is the most dangerous place in Latin America according to the United Nations. More information can be found at the link below. Please comment. http://news.yahoo.com/un-mexico-most-dangerous-americas-journos-004353931.html

Conflict Theory and Symbolic Interactionism

Please help answer the following questions. (a) Provide an example of a conflict theory perspective on crime. (b) Provide an example of Symbolic Interactionism as a theoretical perspective on education.

Sacrifice to protect the environment

Are we really making a sacrifice when talking about protecting the environment? Please discuss your reasons if you believe that it is a sacrifice or why you do not believe that we are really making a sacrifice when talking about protecting the environment.

Multiracial families and racial tensions

What do you think of multiracial families? Discuss the article at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/us/for-mixed-family-old-racial-tensions-remain-part-of-life.html?pagewanted=all About 100 words are needed.

How to talk to children about terrorism.

Review the attached article that discuses how to talk with children about terrorisim. What are your reactions to this article? Discuss your response to 911 at the time it occurred. How do you think adults can best support children through difficult times?

Social Security Act of 1935 Reference

Locate a scholarly resource that talks about the Social Security Act of 1935 an how this 1935 Social Security act encouraged individual initiative and saving, in hopes of decreasing inefficiency, laziness, and dependency. Also briefly discuss the Social Security Act of 1935.

Human Nature and Welfare

The usual view of human nature is either people will work hard to get what they need/want, or people are naturally lazy and will take what they can. On the other hand, maybe one's view is a combination of the two. Either way, identify your view and then explain which policy you favor from the list below of 7 and why? 1). The