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Weber's six-point ideal-type model

Select a bureaucracy with which you are familiar and analyze the extent to which it is accurately described by Weber's six-point ideal-type model. How would you account for any variations you may have identified?

Nature and American life

Do you think that Americans today, in comparison with their parents and grandparents, put more or less emphasis on the importance of nature in shaping human beings? How would you explain this?

code of ethical comparison

Divorce If this was your client, what would you say and do? Be specific. Why would respond that way? What are your personal values on this ethical issue? Relate the ethical principles of autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and fidelity to this case. Doing it my way If this was your client, what would you say a

Ethical Progress

The outlawing of slavery and extending voting rights to women seem to indicate that ethics can have beneficial results. Give an example from the past that indicates a similar result or a current social policy that might be regarded as wrong, which therefore needs to be changed. Give your reasons and indicate which ethical theory

Workplace Surveillance

Imagine your boss has decided that all phone calls, e-mails, and other communications will be recorded and monitored. What assumptions is the boss making about the employees? Is such monitoring justified morally? Is it a good idea as a management tool?

Power in Society

A central debate in sociology revolves around whether the power elite or pluralist view is correct.Which do you believe and why? Explain your answer.

Christian worldview

How to Identified several ways of seeking knowledge and truth; Please clearly explained. How a biblical christian worldview and different methods of knowing are compatible and why discussed from a biblical christian worldview. What aspects of human nature influence in seeking knowledge and truth?

Social inequality

Why does social inequality emerge in society in the first place and why does it continue to persist once it is established. Read the chapter on inequality in Joel Charon's book Ten Questions. The excerpt starts on p. 75 and can be found at: http://books.google.com/books?id=40DdUTZEeH8C&pg=PA76&lpg=PA76&dq=charon+%22why+do

Sociology

1. You can look at sports from several theoretical perspectives including conflict, functionalist, interactionist, and feminist. Which of these is most useful in looking at the sociology of sports? Why? 2. Why do so many people participate in sports, either as fans, players, or as a business? 3. What do sports answer in

Why are private clubs controversial in America?

Why is the idea of exclusive private clubs so controversial and generate so much ill-will? Before you answer with the knee-jerk response "they're just jealous," consider how envy arises in society, the difference between envy and jealousy, and its uses in the class system.

Ad and Ego video analyzing the effect of advertising on consumers.

We live in a consumer culture, saturated with mass media images. Much of our physical and informational space is for sale - billboards, TV, magazines, newspapers, even the area behind home plate - all of these spaces pitch products promising to improve our lives. We are all, sometimes consciously, sometimes unconsciously, affect

The bohemian lifestyle as a solution to status anxiety.

Who were the Bohemians and how does their example, often despised and degraded by respectable society, serve as a solution to the problem of status anxiety according to deBotton? Is it possible to be a Bohemian today? If so, what would be the consequences?

Capitalism and Socialism

Describe what would be the best combined features of the economic systems of capitalism and socialism while minimizing the disadvantages of each. Explain your answer

Counselor Professional Identity, Function, and Ethics

As a counselor, Consider what stands out as especially important to you from Counselor Professional Identity, Function, and Ethics. Do you agree or disagree with the statement,, "Counselors should be like scientists when working with clients, objectively generating hypotheses as to what may be troubling the client and then re

Homework help

I need help with teen pregnancy and big brother. If this was your client, what would you say and Do? Be specific. Why would you respond this way. What is an informed consent form and why is it important? Segment two: Big Brother 1. if this was your client, what would you say and do? what are the state legal

What's wrong with being a snob?

What's wrong with snobbery anyway? Shouldn't people be proud of their accomplishments and achievements? Aren't some people better than others-- not in the basic human sense, but in every other sense? Before answering this question, please read Bannings' 1931 piece on this very question (it's on the home page) and see if it gi

Who Rules America?

Sociologist G. William Domhoff of the University of California at Santa Cruz has published an article titled "Wealth, Income, and Power" http://sociology.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/wealth.html The article discusses several important statistics on the distribution of wealth in the United States. Some of the key findings

The phenomenon of "reverse snobbery."

What are we to make of the phenomenon of "reverse snobbery"? Reverse snobs feel they are better than others because they are "down to earth" and don't "put on airs." For example, I have a relative (who shall go unnamed), who is an all-star reverse snob. When the family comes over for dinner on Thanksgiving, his wife gets