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The Implications of Multinational Corporations Stepping Into the Role of the State - Society has always had some type of group or body whose role is to oversee the tasks necessary in maintaining peace, security, and stability in the society. The treaty of Westphalia (1648) would outline the sovereignty of states, wherein it is expected that each state has ultimate control within it territorial boundaries, and lead to the preeminence of states. However, due to the rapid growth in technology and the number of civil society organizations and multinational corporations (MNCs), the supremacy of states is fundamentally being challenged as “the relationship between [states] and companies is changing ....   [tags: Role of the State, Civil Societies]
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The Competitiveness of the Hospitality Industry in the Context of Globalization - The age of globalization has brought about changes in most industries and activities around the world. We are now living in a borderless world where the impact of physical borders has been reduced and where interactions among different nations have become more open and less restrictive. It is a fact that the hospitality industry has not been spared by the impact of globalization either. In fact, for the most part, the hospitality industry has benefitted much from this age of globalization. The restrictions which physical borders and distance has posed in the past are no longer a significant barrier because the internet has made the globe smaller by making it possible to virtually access ma...   [tags: International Free Trade, Global Commerce]
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Distinctive Voice of Distress-A Study of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye - In the age of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization terms like post-colonialism, ‘post modernism,’ ‘subaltern,’ ‘hybridity,’ ‘hegemony’ resound in the halls of contemporary academic seminars and conferences. These concepts are to be comprehended in terms of their impact on literature. Furthermore, several post-structuralist theories like Feminism, Marxism, marginalization-subversion of hegemonic discourse, pluralism and heterogeneity have contributed to the growth of literatures by Red Indians in Canada, Blacks in Africa, Aborigines in Australia, and Dalits in India....   [tags: dalit literature, discrimination, poverty]
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The Upcoming Development of Liberal Democracies in Mexico and Russia - Democracy: A political system in which citizens enjoy a number of basic civil and political rights, and in which their most important political leaders are elected in free and fair elections and accountable under a rule of law (26). In the studies we have undertaken, comparing and exploring various countries and systems politically, economically, and psychologically throughout the quarter, this outcry of democracy has prevailed as a main theme. Successful countries such as the United States and Great Britain are based upon such democratic ideals....   [tags: government] 1993 words
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Protecting Privacy and Securing the Nation in the 21st Century - The idea of privacy protection for private citizens is rooted in history back to the Magna Carta. With the passage of time and the evolution of communication the laws of the United States have attempted to ensure a balance between security of the nation and protecting privacy. The current state of privacy and the law is now in a state of flux as citizens have begun to rely more and more on technological means of communication and have integrated privacy invading technology into their daily lives....   [tags: National Security]
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Disparities in Global Health Care Between Poor and Wealthy Nations - Despite phenomenal improvement in global health care during the last three decade, there is still strong sign that a great disparities exist between poor and wealthy nations. Whereby cases such women are dying of post-partum haemorrhage, children dying of preventable illness such as pneumonia and diarrhoea or someone stepping on land mine in old war zones indicates the harsh reality that less fortunate people have to deal with. Obviously there is no biological reason why a person born in Mozambique should have a shorter life expectancy than a person born in America....   [tags: Global Health Care] 893 words
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The Future of Spaceflight and Why It Should Be Private - High above our beloved watery globe, on the shore of the cosmic ocean, a winged spacecraft approaches a gigantesque space station pirouetting in the vast dark. The pilots of this vessel make use of flat-screen computer displays to match their rotation with that of the massive orbital outpost. As the shuttle spins, a logo of the world's largest airline, emblazoned on its side, comes into view. This is not the present, but it was to be the past. A scene from Stanley Kubrick's 1968 science-fiction epic, 2001 A Space Odyssey, it was lauded at the time for its realistic portrayal of a human future in space (*1)....   [tags: Space Exploration ]
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World War I's Affect on British Industry and Economics - The outbreak of the First World War in August 1914 produced immediate changes. It is often said that war is the 'locomotive of history' - that is what drives it along. Certainly the First World War helped to produce major changes in Great Britain especially socially and economically. World War I produced major economic changes. British industry had been to a large extent transformed by the mobilization of millions of soldiers and by an unprecedented switch to war production. Under a positive perspective, the economy had shown a new production capacity....   [tags: World War I, economics, history,] 926 words
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The Challenges of the “Real” and Depth in Maus - The Postmodernist movement begun after World War II in which, high and low culture are questionable in the view of society and Art. The postmodernist movement in literature creates a new set of ideals for fiction, such as the metafiction, the fable like representation in novels, the pastiche, irony, and satire. Fredric Jameson speaks about the movement and its theory in his essay “Postmodernism and Consumer Society”. He questions postmodernism in society as it creates the new societal norm of popular culture....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Welfare State and Government Responses to Economic Openness - The Welfare State and Government Responses to Economic Openness I. Introduction Economic openness is the phenomenon in which individual economies from all over the world become increasingly connected and interdependent through greater liberalization of trade and the vast movement of goods, services, and capital across borders. With the rise of globalization, positive effects have resulted from economic openness. The widespread benefits of globalization have resulted in global economic growth, prosperity, and have increased the overall standard of living in the world....   [tags: Government]
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An Analysis of Pay Ineqyality for Women During 1963-1974 - Interest groups serve as a vital connection between Public Opinion, Congress, and the Executive branch. The Progressive, Cato Institute, and The American Enterprise Institute are different interest groups that go about changing public policies in similar ways. The interest groups may have different ideals but in the end they all have the same function, which is to promote their selfish ideas of the truth. The Progressive interest group (PIG) advocates for peace, social and economic justice, civil rights, civil liberties, human rights, and the environment....   [tags: American History, Interest Groups] 1929 words
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Analysis of Argentinean Debt Crisis: IMF and Government Actions - The Argentina debt affected the country between the late 90’s to the early 2000’s and can be attributed to misdiagnosis and ineffective policy. During this time the IMF and Argetina’s government worked closely together. Previous to the crisis Argentina had been celebrated for its economic policies and growth. The government worked to put in place conservative economic policy, including the privatization of companies, looser trade regulations, among other conservative changes. Economic growth in that period appears to have been in large part the result of increasing amount of international debt....   [tags: Economics]
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One Night @ the Call Center, by Chetan Bhagat - Fiction is considered to be an art of creation. Just as God has created the world, the writer also presents a new world of imagination, where things are more comprehensible and beautiful than they ordinarily are. The writer through his works creates a new universe. He is influenced by the conditions of the age in which he works and creates. In the words of David Daiches “it is no doubt largely true that an age is reflected in its literature which reveals the tides of thought, the vagarities of emotions, the springs of actions that animated it men and women” (Dhull 1)....   [tags: one night, chetan bhangat]
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Domestic Competition: Helped or Hindered by Foreign Firm Entry - Domestic Competition: Helped or Hindered by Foreign Firm Entry The presence of foreign firms improves domestic competition; if the foreign entrant is bringing anything new to the table in order to expand in a new market, it brings technology and ideas that domestic companies can emulate. This is especially true in the case of countries new to capitalism, such as China. According to Crocker and Yi-Chung (2004) foreign firms entering China during the 1980s faced negligible competition from domestic businesses....   [tags: multinational enterprises, foreign entrant]
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Spiritual Economies: Islam, Globalization, and the Afterlife of Development. - Daromir Rudnyckyj is the author of Spiritual Economies: Islam, Globalization, and the Afterlife of Development. Rudnyckyj did this study over a course of four years at a steel factory called Krakatau Steel, which is located in Cilegon, Indonesia. The author took the trip to Indonesia because he wanted to understand how religion, globalization, and development fit together so well. At first he wanted to do the study because he thought that Indonesia had appealing ways of life. More research led Rudnyckj to say the reasons for the study in Indonesia were a legacy of national development, long tradition of devotion to Islam, and a major state-ran enterprise in the process of privatization (Krak...   [tags: Daromir Rudnyckyj]
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Multinational Corporations and the Destruction of the Family - The pursuit of the bottom line is the goal of many businesses of a variety of sizes. The ability to buy cheaply, sell dearly and minimize costs across the board gives businesses an edge that allows them to create vast amounts of wealth for those with a stake in the business or corporation, but at what cost. Multinational corporations create great deals wealth but they propagate social and cultural inequality, poverty and environmental damage at rates to rival their gains. Multinational Corporations wield incredible amounts of political and economic clout, clout that allows them to manipulate a region without fear of recourse on the part of the localities in which they reside....   [tags: Multinational Corporations (MNCs)] 1560 words
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Analyzing Canadian Energy Trade Policy Through Two Lenses - 1. Introduction “Using history as a mirror allows one to see the future trends. Using a person as a mirror allows one to see what is right and what is wrong.” – Chinese Tang Dynasty Emperor Shimin Lee. In this paper, I will use two lenses to analysis Canadian energy trade policy. First, I will compare Canada’s old National Energy Program (NEP) in 1980 and today’s Free Trade Regime, and predict what the future trend might be for Canada’s energy trade policy design and implementation. Second, I will compare Canada’s energy free trade policy with China and Russia’s state control energy trade policy, and analysis their lessons for Canada’s future energy trade policy design....   [tags: Energy] 677 words
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The Market of Azerbaijan Republic: A Transition Economy - The market of Azerbaijan Republic can be defined as emerging market in transition economy. There is almost no any directly related literature to Azerbaijan market that can be a good source to identify business strategies that must be pursued in this market. But because Azerbaijan market has all main features of other emerging markets, any literature relating to emerging markets or transition economies can be reviewed to provide companies with necessary insight about how can be successful in this market....   [tags: Economics ] 1580 words
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The IMF Disease Eating Away Our Daily Bread - The IMF disease eating away our daily bread Pakistan’s economy has paid a huge price in partnering the war on terror with the USA. According to a recently released IMF report called “Pakistan Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper”, total losses, measured in terms of exports, foreign investment, industrial output and tax collection, are estimated to be around RS 2.08 trillion during the last five years period. The war on terror has outbalanced already stretched financial resources of the government as a consequence the development projects have been cut resulting in increase in poverty and unemployment....   [tags: Economics] 934 words
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The Implications of Hyperglobalist Globalization on World Regions - Even though the globalization skeptics and the transformationalists both have viable interpretations of globalization, I believe that the hyperglobalist perspective is the most accurate. The evidence for hyperglobalization is found all over the world, but for the purposes of this paper, I will focus on the expansion of NAFTA, the 2004 Indian Elections, and the increasing global outsourcing of labor. I will then outline the implications of hyperglobalist globalization on world regions and the regional approach....   [tags: Globalization ]
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Sociocultural Evolution and Modifications in the Indian Society - I still remember the day when I was just a kid. It was 1980s and for the last three consecutive days we had no news about my elder brother. He went to Bombay to bring the letter of Government Sanction to his Typewriting Institute. My parents were in anxiety. Suddenly, a postman appeared and brought a telegram. My mother sat down in misery. Most of the time, the telegram is an ill omen. It was a social perception about the telegram. Fortunately, it was a good news. I read the only word ‘Sarkarmanyata’ (Government-sanction) and my parents offered sugar to the postman and others....   [tags: communication, telegram, hindu]
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Comparison of Turkey and United States Higher Education - Comparison of Turkey and United States Higher Education Introduction The higher education provided by the United States resembles the structure of the undergraduate college in the United Kingdom, and the research university in German. Turkey’s system of higher education is a product of a long struggle that the country has gone through after proclamation of the country. The character of the higher education in the United States bases its belief from the American people driving the ideals of Jefferson that limits the control of the government leading to protection of the institutions....   [tags: capitalist, thinking, western style]
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The Cause of Financial Distress in Airlines Industry - The Cause of Financial Distress in Airlines Industry Introduction According to International Air Transport Association (IATA), global airline industry has a history of 100 years (2014). Today, there were more than 3 billion passengers and 50 million tonnes of cargo reach their destination through the wonder of flight every year, supporting over 57 million jobs and $2.2 trillion in economic activity (IATA, 2014). The airline industry plays a crucial role in economic because it helps in opening up new possibilities for tourism, business, and human connections, as well as affecting aircraft manufacturers....   [tags: global airline, infrastructure]
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Build Operate and Transfer a Type of Arrangement - Build operate and transfer (BOT) or build own operate and transfer (BOOT) is a type of arrangement in which the private sector builds an infrastructure project, operates it and eventually transfers ownership of the project to the government. These project components are procured from the private sector in a single contract with financing secured by the public sector. During the period, the private sector has the responsibility to raise the finance for the project and is entitled to retain all revenues generated by the project and is the owner of the regarded facility....   [tags: BOT project, private sector, malaysia]
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Transition of the Bulgarian Economy: 1990-1997 - Transition of the Bulgarian Economy: 1990-1997 The immense political and economic changes in Central and Eastern Europe have created a variety of unique transition economies. Each country controlling its own development without fully understanding the implications of the monetary and fiscal macroeconomic policies it yields. Bulgaria in particular has had mixed results. A 1992 OECD Economic Assessment of Bulgaria described “shock therapeitic” reform programs that included the abolition of central planning, the liberalization of most prices, and opening more markets to foreign trade....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Impact of Organizational Restructuring on Organizational Performance - LITERATURE REVIEW When the organizational restructuring is done properly it will lead your organization to give maximum organizational performance. In a research article of William McKinley and Andreas Georg they explored two consequences of organizational restructuring that are usually unforeseen by managers and they are, at organizational restructuring level of producing cognitive order for top executives, while at the environmental level the consequence of environmental instability. Both feed back to promote further organizational restructuring, making restructuring a self-interest sphere....   [tags: Business Management]
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Prescriptive Packages Do Not Help Developing Nations - A common form of development aid to the Global South has been distributed as “the prescriptive package”. Whether presented as a Structural Adjustment Program (SAP) and the reform of the state, TVA dams and the harnessing of nature, or the Green Revolution and the push towards agricultural modernity—the prescriptive package is a “cookie-cutter” model of development prescribed to the developing world regardless of local context and often with disastrous results. Without modification for local circumstance and incorporation of input of local people as well as their cooperation, good-hearted development efforts will continue to be, in many cases, either futile or degenerative....   [tags: Developing Nations] 2272 words
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The State and Future of Airport Funding - There has been a lot of controversy over the years about the federal government’s involvement and financial obligation to the airway industry. The construction of runways and taxiways are the largest development cost at hub airports and terminal development is second (Sanchez, 2006). The introduction of the Airport Improvement Plan (AIP) was the start of any significant federal funding for airports and the air industry. There has been an interest in privatization of airports and several attempts....   [tags: Aviation]
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An Overview of the Argentine Financial Crisis - The financial crisis in Argentina during the late 1990s and early 2000s resulted in severe issues with foreign debt, inflation, unemployment, and political turmoil for the country. Argentina not only suffered a currency crisis, but also suffered a political crisis. Fallout from the economic collapse was so severe the Argentinean population resorted to civil unrest and protest, which in turn exacerbated Argentina’s problems at the turn of the century. While other issues related to this financial crisis such as the impact on the lives of the Argentinean population or the political turmoil and corruption are certainly worthy of discussion, this paper will focus on the currency crisis and the Ar...   [tags: Economy, Currency Crisis] 1858 words
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Schools in America and France: Yay School! - Throughout popular culture, there are many representations of school systems and inner city life. Laurent Cantet's film, Entre les murs (The Class), presents a view of the school system in France. Entre les murs is based on the memoirs of François Bégaudeau, a teacher in the French suburbs. While Entre les murs deals with poorer, suburban schooling in France, one chapter in David Simon and Edward Burns' book, The Corner, discusses schooling in the Baltimore inner-city. These two representations have many similarities and demonstrate the universality of schooling problems....   [tags: Education]
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Educational Leadership Theories: Business Management v. Instructional - Educational administration theories often reflect the period in which they were developed. Political, economic or social aspects of culture and what values and norms are considered important not only help form theory but also determine the extent to which practice is implemented. The recent rediscovery of instructional and curricular leadership is a response to the demands of federal and state legislation and performance requirements, such as 2001’s No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurements....   [tags: Education]
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Welfare Reform Package: Helping Individuals Help Themselves - It is nearly impossible to support one particular stance on the political spectrum for societal issues across the board. I have always placed myself in the libertarian category on the political spectrum, in the sense that I believe the government should refrain from passing laws that impose on individual freedom and support privatization and the free market. When it comes to the welfare state, I don’t think that the key to a successful reform necessarily lies in the cutting back of government spending, but rather a redistribution of the budget....   [tags: Social Work]
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The Cultural Resistance Reader by Stephen Duncombe - According to Stephen Duncombe in his Introduction to The Cultural Resistance Reader, cultural resistance is “A ‘haven in a heatless world,’ an escape from the world of politics and problems.” (123). Increased privatization of public space was a major form of cultural resistance in 1998. Looking at other forms of cultural resistance I noticed homeschooling and the resistance it generates. In the early 1980’s homeschooling in America increased due to speculations that public schools were teaching unconventional ethics....   [tags: Education ]
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China's Role in the Global Political Economy - What is the Global Political Economy. According to O’Brien & Williams (2010) this is a term used to describe the interrelationship between national and international, politics and economics. It basically shows the interplay of powerful states, regions, and global institutions which fall under the realm of politics with global trade, global finance, investing and capital movements comprising economics. This ideology does not look at politics and economics in isolation but it draws from other fields such as geography, sociology, women studies and history as these disciplines play an important role in explaining how politics and economics interrelate (O'Brien & Wlilliams, 2010)....   [tags: economic nationalism, liberalism]
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Impacts of Globalization in the Hospitality Industry - Globalization drivers The competitiveness of the international hospitality industry in the context of globalization is impacted by different factors. One of these factors includes the globalization drivers, which are mainly, cost, market, government, and competitive drivers. Market drivers for globalization are very much based on common customer need, and are also based on global market channels and global customers (University of Kentucky, n.d). The strength of market drivers are evaluated from a range of multi domestic sectors to the global market....   [tags: Market drivers, Business Management]
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The Keynesian and Neoliberal View of Unemployment - Both the Keynesian and Neoliberal era came into existence as an aftermath of both an economic crisis and a war. Keynesianism came after the Second World War when the then neoclassical economy was in crisis. This crisis brought forth Keynesianism with the underlying disbelief in the self-regulating nature of capitalism. The Keynesian ideology believed in increased state intervention to produce economic stability. This policy rested on four policy prescription; full employment; a social safety net; increased labor rights; and investment policies were to be left to private enterprises....   [tags: Economic Theory, Government Intervention]
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The Olympic Gamez in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil is unarguably, to an extent, an extremely fast-growing economy. The country has overcome boom after bust in the economy and has now made it into the vision of other first world countries as a nation that is no longer “developing.” Though Brazil has overcome hyperinflation, military leaders, slavery, and many more issues in the past few centuries, the country is becoming more and more known for its economy and that the country is no longer exclusively just agricultural. This economy has given the world, and the International Olympic Committee, hope in the future of the country, and has allowed the IOC to award the 2016 Olympics to the city of Rio de Janeiro....   [tags: economy, revenue, poverty, government, Brazil]
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Business Process Re-engineering at Lanka Sugar Company - 1. Introduction 1.1 Company background Sevenagala sugar factory is one of the sugar factories managed by the Lanka sugar company (Pvt) Ltd. Sevenagala sugar factory located at a rustic village called Sevanagala in the Uva province. Sugar cane cultivation in Sevenagala has been carried out since 1985. Apart from the nucleus estates managed by the Sevanagala factory, sugar cane has been cultivated by farmers under both irrigated and rain fed conditions, with the help of inputs and other services provided by the factory....   [tags: Business process Re-engineering ]
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Knowledge for Sustainability in Greater Caucasus Villages - The Şahdağ region – named after the, with its 4243m, highest mountain of Azerbaijan – is located in the northern part of Azerbaijan at the border with Russia (Dagestan). The region forms part of the Greater Caucasus Mountains. The villages of the project region are considered the highest inhabited places in Azerbaijan (with altitudes up to 2000m a.s.l.) that since ancient times are indwelled by ethnic/ linguistic minorities such as Qrız, Xınalıq, Budugh (that linguistically are referred to the Şahdağ language group) and Lezgi (Clifton et al., 2005; Cavadov, 2007)....   [tags: shahdag region, caucasus mountains,arzerbaijan]
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A Case of Ethiopian Water Sector Reform - For the last years, Ethiopia experienced a number of reform from the 'traditional public administration' to 'New Public Management (NPM) approaches' which promoted the participation of various actors (Milward and Provan, 2000). ...... 'In 1974, the Derg regime comes to power, and central government extends reach to community level through the Peasant Associations (PA), established as lowest administrative units. PA boundaries were based on ethnic boundaries, legitimizing clan-based claims to resources.........   [tags: water governance, ethiopia, ethiopan water]
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Psychological Ideas Change Social Institutions and Practices - Lecture Psychological ideas have huge impact to the fundamental changes in wide spectrum of social institutions and practices. The regime of any country that regulates and implement policy; can cause a fundamental or detrimental changes from within the criminal justice, educational institution, health care system and employment legislation. Influence of psychology is relevant in all aspect of our lives; for instance the criminal investigation agency in the United States may be involved in criminal profiling: predict and profile the characteristic of inconspicuous criminal offender, which entails extensive social and psychological assessment of the offender....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Education, Health Care System, ]
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The Affordable Care Act Is Not Enough - The issue regarding the lack of healthcare in America is prominent but is a more significant issue than what is commonly known. For instance, it is not publicly recognized that those who are mentally ill are covered by the same healthcare as those with conventional ailments. Because of this, money becomes an issue; health insurers cannot cover every case, or cannot fully cover any case. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Patient Protection Act, both part of “Obamacare,” were passed in order to fix this very issue; these acts are ultimately attempts to reach parity....   [tags: Patient Protection Act, 2015]
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The Impact of The Affordable Care Act - Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century the United States has always had a realization that there was a problem with obtaining affordable health insurance. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as Obamacare, was signed into law in March 2010. This law enables people who were unable to afford healthcare the ability to obtain a healthcare plan at an affordable rate. In 2009 a survey was taken as to the amount of people in the United States that carried health insurance....   [tags: native americans, minorities, health insurance]
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The No Child Left Behind Act - President Bush quoted, “Clearly, our children are our future…Too many of our neediest children are being left behind” (www.ed.gov). The “No Child Left Behind” Act expands the federal government’s role in elementary and secondary education. The NCLB act was enacted January 8, 2002, and has four reform principles to the act: Accountability, flexibility, Researched-based reforms and parental options. Accountability begins with informed parents, communities and elected leaders so we can work together to improve schools....   [tags: No Child Left Behind, USA, ]
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Globalization Has Destroyed the Middle Class - The world is not a large and strange place anymore. The world is a place that is interconnected and intertwined. The world has become from a place that each country and their peoples are separate and isolated to a place that each country and their peoples are part of a global network. Thanks to globalization this is occurring. Globalization is the ‘international integration” or ‘de-bordering’ – “a number of highly disparate observations whose regular common denominator is the determination of a profound transformation of the traditional nation-state” (Von Bogdandy 2)....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]
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The Problems With Refugee Detention Camps - Genocide, poverty, religious intolerance, misogynism, these are only a few of the atrocities the people in some countries face every day. What choice do they have. Their only means of escape are death or refuge. So the obvious choice is refuge. They stowaway on ships or airplanes, pack into cars, or just start walking to a country where they have a small hope of not only surviving, but living a normal life. Most of them will end up in detention camps, and most will end up in camps where the conditions are very poor....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]
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Globalization: An Ideology of Western Elitists? - Globalization, both as an ideology and process, has become the dominant political, economical and cultural force in the 21st century (Steger, 2002, 6). As a social and economic concept, globalization has its roots in neoliberalism which advocates: the primacy of economic growth, free trade to stimulate growth, a free market, individual choice, reduction of government regulation, and global social development based on a western model (Steger, 2002, 9). Although globalization is not a new concept, technological advancements in the last few decades have, for the first time in human history, allowed for real global production, transport and communication....   [tags: Neoliberal Philosophy]
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Business and Economic Strategies in Taiwan - Business and Economic Strategies in Taiwan, from 1970s to Present Taiwan has grown over the last half century from a poverty stricken nation to an economically-stable country and this has seriously caught the attention of some developed western countries. The country has had one of the largest populations lavishing in poverty over the years but through hard work from its people as well as the government’s commitment, its economy boasts as one of the fastest growing not only in Asia, but also globally....   [tags: Government, Politics, International Business] 1553 words
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Neoliberalism: The Origins and Socioeconomic Impacts - This essay will discuss Mexico’s transition to neoliberalism. This economic change includes the economic climate that lead up to the shift to neoliberalism, a background of neoliberal policy, and the economic and social impacts that it had. By exploring the origins of neoliberalism in Mexico and the reasoning for its implementation, a more thorough view of political and socio-economic patterns can be had. Furthermore, the discussion of neoliberalism provides insight to the inequality and large income gaps existent among the population as well as the immense effects had on such industries as agriculture and the political implications displayed by said effects....   [tags: Political ]
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Entre Les Murs: Inner City Education - Throughout popular culture, there are many representations of school systems and inner city life. Laurent Cantet's film, Entre les murs (The Class), presents a view of the school system in France. Entre les murs is based on the memoirs of François Bégaudeau, a teacher in the French suburbs. Bégaudeau also plays the teacher of the film, M Marin. Entre les murs has many similarities to the representations of inner city life presented in The Corner and therefore shows how similar inner cities are around the world....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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