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Apportionment In Congress : Apportionment in Congress is presented in this 5 page paper. The design of apportionment in both houses is discussed along with contemporary economists’ view of fairness in the original methodology. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Appcon.wps

The United States Legislature : This 10 page paper discusses the legislature in depth and concentrates on how a bill becomes a law. A brief history on how the branch of government was designed is included. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Uslegis.wps

U.S. Government / A System of Checks and Balances : This 7 page paper outlines the United States government's system of checks and balances. A discussion of recent historical events shows how the system is often challenged but remains stable. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Checkbal.wps

Public Personnel Management Recruiting : A 5 page paper discussing the federal government’s new approach in recruiting business-qualified executive candidates. In a time of one government scandal after another coming to light with increasing frequency combined with the general public disdain of the effectiveness of government in light of how much it costs every one of us, it is encouraging to find these changes in government process. And it is particularly gratifying to know that the government is making a concerted effort to conducting itself as a business, rather than a monstrous burner of tax dollars. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Gov-rcrt.doc

Merit Pay & Government Reform, Clinton Administration : A 9 page analysis that explores the merit pay considerations for the Clinton Administration in its government reform movement—both immediate and long-term. As part of the discussion, the writer analyzes administrative reform decisions centered around staff "entrepreneurship," accountability, alternative reward systems, unionization, retirement pensions, and health care. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Meritpay.doc

Agriculture and Politics : A 5 page paper that addresses the current situation in farming, especially in light of the 1996 Farm Bill, which suggests reductions in subsidy programs and calls for agricultural reform. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Agri.wps

Domestic Terrorism : A 17 page paper that provides an overview of domestic terrorism. This paper demonstrates that while current numbers of acts of domestic terrorism are decreasing, the magnitude and impacts of the acts that do occur are causing signficant loss of life and injury. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Domterr.wps

Immigration Law & Poverty : A 30 page research paper that considers the past and present immigration laws in the United States and examines them in terms of poverty in immigrant communities. Bibliography lists 25 sources. Immpolaw.wps

The Problem of Illegal Immigration in the United States : An excellent 12 page paper in which the writer looks at the adverse effects of illegal immigration on the U.S. economy and other areas as well. It is believed that while immigrants are largely responsible for "building" the U.S.,-- the presence of illegal immigrants cannot be tolerated as their very existence suggests contempt towards our government.. We do not condone the actions of a needy impoverished citizen who burns down their own home to collect an insurance payment so why should we feel bad for a family who comes into the U.S. illegally to escape economic oppression ? Bibliography lists 7 references and 3 interviews conducted by the writer. Immigill.wps

Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Denied Services : 10 pages in length. Some argue that illegal immigrants are "taking over" the entire country. Initially, they sought out the United States as a haven from their own country's less-than-inviting lifestyle. America represented a new start for many who suffered repression and the inability to make lives of their own. Crossing the border into the United States has changed all of that, because once here they are not only able to obtain good paying jobs -- usually without the added burden of paying taxes -- and a decent place to live, but they have also tapped into America's health and educational systems, as well. The writer addresses various reasons why illegal aliens are not entitled to the same level of health care and educational services that are provided for taxpaying legal citizens. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Imgrant.wps

Illegal Immigration & The Economy : A 5 page paper discussing the impact of illegal immigration on the U. S. economy. The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S., the costs associated with them, and other multi-layered impacts. Bibliography lists four sources. Immeco.wps

Economy & Illegal Immigration : A 4 page paper discussing the impact of illegal immigration on the U. S. economy. The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S., the costs associated with them, and other multi-layered impacts. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Illimm.wps

Will Restricting Immigration Prevent Cultural Disintegration? : 6 pages in length. The United States of America is known as a cultural melting pot, where foreign-born peoples have flourished both economically and independently for nearly four hundred years. However, there is currently much concern about the long-term effects such immigrant influx is causing and will continue to cause the both the land and the legal citizens. The writer discusses the aspect of job stealing, overpopulation and environmental consequences instigated by the open-door immigration policy. Extensive bibliography included. Immigrat.wps

Illegal Immigrants In California : A 5 page paper discussing the problems that surround California and the issue of illegal immigrants from Mexico. There are many financial burdens placed upon California as a result of the many illegals coming across the border. Hypothetical situations are examined and the impact they may have between now and the year 2010. What is the worst result possible? What is the best? What if little is done and things remain neutral? These are the issues addressed. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Calimm.wps

Immigration Reform in the United States : A brief, 3 page overview of immigration reform in the United States and measures such as the Immigration Control Act of 1986-- which Congress has taken to curtail the problem. The writer proposes that we need to adopt and maintain a more "positive immigration program." Bibliography lists 3 sources. Immigran.wps *MORE IMMIGRATION PAPERS CAN BE FOUND UNDER STATE & LOCAL POLITICS !

Mexican Immigration : A 10 page paper that provides an overview of the issues relating to illegal migration of Mexicans into the United States and also provides an overview of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Mexicimm.wps

Why The U.S. Should Have A More Protected Border With Mexico : A 20 page research paper which examines the various ramifications surrounding the issue of Mexican immigration. The writers look at the both sides of this issue before concluding that a protected border with Mexico is a regrettable, but nevertheless necessary requirement to stem the tide of illegal immigration and its resulting negative impact on the U.S. job market. Bibliography lists 17 sources. Meximmg.wps

Effects Of Immigration : A correlation between immigration and the increase in delinquency, crime and poverty is made in this 8 page paper. Statistics are noted to support the argument as well as studies that show that crime is brought into the United States by foreign groups. Regional variations are also included. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Immigration.rtf

Assimiliation Into The U.S. / The Plight Of Minority Groups : 8 pages in length. The immigration and assimilation of Asians, Latinos, and African Americans has a history of controversy. Each group has been the subject of harrassment and exteme prejudice. One of the most blatant forms of harassment was the internment of Japanese during World War II. Unlide Latinos and Asians, Africans did not come to the country voluntarily. Their forced immigration reflects an era in this country's history that it may never really recover from. Different aspects of each group are discussed. Extensive Bibliography. Assimi.wps

Are Immigrants the Scapegoats for our National Problems? : A 9 page paper evaluating the attitudes that many of our social and economic ills are caused by immigration. Immigrants are accused of inundating the labor market with low-wage, low-skilled labor, further depressing wages. One author applies the term "welfare magnet," stopping just short of saying that immigrants are leaving their native countries and everything familiar for the primary purpose of ensconcing themselves on U.S. welfare roles. Bibliography lists 8+ sources. Scapegoa.wps

Abortion Legislation (1992-1996) : 4 pages in length. A case study in abortion legislation from 1992 - 1996 (beginning just after the Supreme Court's Casey ruling). The writer reviews acts of legislation that have occurred all over the United Since ever since. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Legisl.wps

(The) Abortion Bill : A 6 page essay detailing the evolution of legislation concerning abortion in the mid 1990's from its initial controversy until its legal passing as a bill. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Aborbill.wps

Ronald Dworkin On Abortion : A 5 page paper that provides and overview of the basic premise of Ronald Dworkin's perspective on abortion in "Life's Dominion: An Argument About Abortion, Euthanasia and Individual Freedom", and then demonstrates the flaws in applying his ideas from a socio-political perspective. Bibliography included. Dworkabo.wps

American Government & Politics / Roles of Various Branches : 6 pages on the role and importance of the U.S. House, Senate, etc; in contemporary American government & politics. The writer also offers the career of a one particular Congressional freshman to illustrate points made. Specific examples from the mid-1990's are provided. Bibliography lists approximately 6 sources. Senateho.wps

Distributive & Regulatory Policy In The Federal Government : A 6 page paper on distributive, redistributive, and regulatory policy at the Federal level. An example of each is provided-- specifically covering proposed health care reforms, cigarette tax increases, and FDA intervention. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Rdisplcy.wps

An Argument to Abolish the I.R.S. : 7 pages in length. In this well-written argumentative essay entitled "Freedom is Worth More Than Money," the writer persuades us to believe that the 16th Amendment which empowers the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.) it too overbroad. It is argued that the IRS has too much control..too much power..and no adequate system of checks & balances. Using a good amount of supporting evidence and case facts, the argument is ultimately made that the I.R.S. should be abolished as it has no place in a free & Democratic America. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Irshate.wps

Interest Groups vs. Political Parties : A 9 page research paper arguing that the role of interest groups is essentially to complement that of political parties and not to compete with them. The writer includes a number of good analytical points and examines the varying capacities in which interest & pressure groups can become involved in the Democratic election process. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Interest.wps

Interest Groups and the U.S. Supreme Court : 15 pages in length. Excellent for anyone studying judicial systems or public administration ...With much attention paid to several modern cases, this report examines the role that special interest groups have in determining the decisions of Supreme Court Justices. It is argued that special interest groups have actually come to have a bit too much power today and that their resulting abuses should be curtailed. The cases of Clarence Thomas and of Robert Bork are used as primary points of discussion. Bibliography lists 11 sources and a FREE annotated bibliography briefly describes their use in the paper. Judicnom.wps

Interest Groups and Their Ultimate Ineffectiveness : A 4 page, analytical explication of an article entitled "Deregulation and Interest Group Influence" in which the author analyzes the potential impact of interest groups on group-based power using various pertinent issues and case studies such as the Group Motor Carrier Act of 1980. It is posited that the U.S. executive branch & office of the President have far too much influence and power to be considered truly "Democratic" in theme. Excellent for those studying courses related to political science. No Bibliography. Intgrpar.wps

Socio-Political Importance Of The U.S. Supreme Court : In this 3 page essay, the writer argues both that the Supreme Court is crucial to decision-making and that the power of control should rest perhaps in logical interpretation of the Constitution. Largely a review of one particular book on the subject, this argument is made based upon examples from several landmark Supreme Court cases. Bibliography lists 1 source. Suprcort.wps

Judicial Bias : A 19 page research paper on judicial bias and its various forms. The writer details conservative and liberal bias in the federal courts, ideological bias, racial and sex bias, and corruption. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Judgbias.wps

Judicial Review : The debate over whether or not the courts should embrace judicial restraint or judicial activism is reviewed in this 5 page paper. The purpose of judicial review is discussed. Roe v. Wade is highlighted as an example of a case that continues to be discussed as both an exemplification of restraint and review. Robert Bork is portrayed as a contemporary philosopher who supports restraint, or even discarding review altogether. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Judrev.wps

Judicial Review # 2 : In 6 pages, the writer discusses the concept of judicial review, what it is, how it works, agencies involved, etc. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Jrev2.wps

Judicial Review & Its Ultimate Impact Upon Public Administration/Book Review : 4 pages in length. An analytical review of Earl M. Maltz's book entitled "Rethinking Constitutional Law: Originalism, Interventionism, and the Politics of Judicial Review" in which the writer finds Maltz's views to be unrealistic because they tend to de-recognize the human qualities of judicial members. This essay largely examines political participation and its role in public administration. Standard bibliography lists more than 10 sources and a Free annotated bibliography details their usage in brief. Please send us e-mail for more details. Judicial.wps

Televised Politics / Content Validity. A 10 page argumentative essay which posits that although the format and content of televised politics cannot be validated on the point of quality, the issues raised promote discourse, which is always a valid point. The paper explores the pros and cons of televised political debates and advertisements and their statistical influence on the audience, within the further delineation that the medium is a rapid-information system working on a passive audience. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Candatv.doc

Business, Politics, & Community / Case : A comprehensive 8 page look at the J. Paul Getty Trust, headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Discussing its role as a public organization, the writer looks at the Trust's strong political influence and its commitment or lack dhereof to the community. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Califcom.wps

The Case for Limiting Congressional Terms : A 9 page analytical argument in which the writer outlines various problems with the U.S. Congress and proposes the importance of limiting terms. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Congress.wps term limits

Child Support Collections as an Inter-Governmental Problem : A 3 page discussion of child support in the United States and the problem of collecting from "deadbeat dads." The writer sees the issue as an intergovernmental one and comments specifically on important laws which gave the Federal government collection authority during the mid-1990's. Bibliography lists 4 supporting sources. Chilsup3.wps

Child Support Collection & IRS : This 10 page report discusses tax and collection issues as they relate to the payment of child support in the United States. The question explored is whether or not the IRS should have responsibility for child support tracking and enforcement. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Chilsupp.wps

Unemployment & Social Disorder : A 4 page essay on working & labor issues, wages, unemployment, length of the average work week, etc; The writer argues that significant increases in unemployment or underemployment will inherently lead to greater social chaos. Bibliography unavailable. Socdisor.wps

Which Demographic Groups Are More Likely To Participate Politically.. Why ? : An 8 page research paper examining public opinions about the impact of social integration and the social environment on political participation relevant to civil rights. The writer looks at things that motivate people to act politically as well as things that cause them to believe that doing so would be futile. An extensive literature review is complemented by primary research to test the hypothesis that upper class, white males are more likely to have confidence in their opportunity to participate in political systems. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Graphs included. Poliscia.wps

The U.S. Presidency & Inexperience : An 8 page research paper discussing some problems associated with the Office of the President. The writer pinpoints trouble with the fact that U.S. President elects receive no formal training from their predecessors and are poorly-assimilated into the job. Proposals for remedy are provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Presidec.wps

(The) Democratic Convention of 1968 : 7 pages in length. A look at the historic events surrounding the '68 convention and the negative ramifications that they would have for the Democratic party in the ensuing years. The protests and riots of the '68 convention are discussed as well as the sociopolitical reasons for the Democrats' blame. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Democcon.wps

The Chicago Conspiracy Trial : An 8 page paper discussing the trial of the Chicago Eight following the 1968 Democratic National Convention riots, what precipitated the riots, how the trial was handled, what both events taught the American people about themselves and their government. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Chictria.wps

Contract Termination, Streamlining, & The Law : A 5 page exploration of the contradicting federal laws implemented in order to streamline government, and how this applies to contract termination from the viewpoint of labor relations. Divergent laws considered in the discussion include The Procurement Act, The Welfare Reform Act of 1996, and Executive Order 12954 (and related case law). Bibliography lists 6 sources. Conterm.wps

Anti-Drug Speech : 2 page overview of the content of a speech delivered by Lee, director of the U.S. National Drug Control Policy in May of 1994. No Bibliography. Drugspch.wps

Essays in Public Administration/Politics : 2 essays, each three pages in length. Essay #1 examines the various decision-making models that were used by those involved in deciding U.S. policy during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Essay # 2 looks at the role that national interest plays in public policy and decision-making. No Bibliography. Cubaetc.wps

The Nature of Public Policy and the Policy Process : This 8 page paper considers the nature of public policy as it is defined within the governmental process, and then relates the exact nature of the policy process to issues like fallibility, conflict of values, impaired inquiry, and play of power. This paper takes into consideration the defining characteristics of public policy as it moves from proposed policies to implemented governmental doctrine. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Ppolicy.wps

Essays in Public Administration/Politics # 2 : A shorter, 5 page version of Cuba etc.wps. No Bibliography. Cubaetc2.wps

Socio - Political Theories Behind The Cuban Missile Crisis & Vietnam : Social and political theories attempt to explain motivations behind executive decision making in this 10 page paper. Highlighted are the decisions reached by President John F. Kennedy during the 1960's in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Cubanam.wps

The Executive Decision to Pardon Richard Nixon : A thorough, 9 page analysis of the executive decision to pardon Richard Nixon. It is argued that recent research has revealed that President Ford was prepared to pardon Nixon long before he was ever even indicted. A review of documented meetings, testimony, and more is presented to show that indeed Nixon only left office knowing full well that he would not be penalized for his crimes. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Nixonpar.wps

Gay Rights & Relevant Ordinances : 6 pages in length. Paper discusses civil rights for homosexuals and the importance of laws to protect such rights. Social, political, and historic issues are examined. It is concluded that there is absolutely no reason that "gays" should not have all of the same rights and opportunities in this country as everyone else Bibliography lists 5 sources. Gayright.wps

The Importance of the Jury System : Beginning with an appropriate overview of why the U.S. Founding Fathers saw the need for a jury system, this well-prepared 8 page essay argues that the jury still remains an ultimate symbol of true American Democracy. Recent Supreme Court decisions as well as the linkage between jury service and other rights of political participation are discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Jurysyst.wps

"Equal Opportunity For All & Preferences For None" : A 5 page paper arguing in favor of the University of California’s move to abandon affirmative action efforts in regards to college admission. This paper illustrates the ways in which affirmative action has failed to meet its true goals. Bibliography lists six sources. Eqop.wps

Affirmative Action # 3 : This 4 page paper argues against affirmative action programs, with particular reference to 1996 legislation that sparked recent controversy. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Afact2.wps (for more affirmative action papers, please see Current Legal Issues In Our Law Section)

Legislatative Actions & The Social Psychology Behind Them : A 10 page research paper on the social and psychological workings behind legislative action. The writer focuses on paternalism, eudaimonism, and special interest lobbying as the basis for shifting paradigms in U.S. governmental attitudes. Also included in the paper is a description of how shifting attitudes have resulted in the beginning of change. Bibliography lists 16 sources. Legislat.wps

Mary Ann Glendon & Her Controversial Political Theories : A 6 page discussion of the modern-day communitarian leader Mary Ann Glendon. Paper is primarily a review of contrasting opinions that exist in political literature and the news. Bibliography lists 5 sources including Glendon's controversial book "Rights Talk." Glendon.wps

Mary Glendon: A 16 page paper on the political views of communtarian ideologist Mary Ann Glendon. The writer details her ideas on communitarianism and her suggestions for its incorporation into today's society. (For the most part, this is an extended analytical version of 'Glendon.wps' listed above). Bibliography lists 12 sources. Glendon2.wps

Book Review / Stone's Socio-Political Theory : 7 pages in length. A detailed discussion of political theorist Deborah A. Stone's "Policy Paradox & Political Reason"-- a book dealing primarily with policy politics theory and markets. Among other things, Stone writes that a market is merely a social system where individuals go after their own economic welfare through the exchange of things with others whenever such an exchange would prove beneficial to both parties involved. A comprehensive political overview of the book is presented. No Bibliography. Poliprdx.wps

The Direction Of Antitrust Regulation : An 8 page paper discussing and analyzing the direction of antitrust regulation in the US. The writer cites case studies of the computer industry (Microsoft and Intel) and the long-distance telephone industry. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Antireg.wps

Government Spending & The Arts : A 4 page essay on the National Endowment for the Arts (N.E.A.) and the tragedy of cut funding at various levels. Using the opinions of those cited in research, the writer makes the argument that it's not too late for us to still do something about this problem and increase funding for the arts so that the future will not become a bleak and comparatively "artless" one. To date, a problem is seen in the fact that artists are compelled not to create works that appeal to the public, but rather to the grant makers. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Nea.wps

Legislative Sentencing Guidelines & Controversy : A 12 page research paper on crime, Federalization of crime laws, mandatory minimum penalties, and the controversial impact that certain proposals may have on sentencing guidelines in general. The writer is particularly concerned with political activities which have already influenced life-in-prison sentencing and death penalties. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Sentguid.wps

Sentencing Guidelines: In 5 pages, the author discusses the sentencing guidelines that were put into place by Congress. A review of literature is made, with the author discussing the pros and cons. A strong argument is made against sentencing guidelines. Bibliography lists several sources. Sentgui2.wps

The Morrill Act and the History of Land Grant Colleges : The history and mission of Land Grant Colleges (Morrill Act, etc;) are discussed in this 5-page paper. Eight references and cited and listed in bibliography. Landgnt.wps

Posse Comitatus / Sociopolitical Vigilantes : An 11 page research paper on Posse Comitatus -- a Latin term denoting a sociopolitical movement which began in the late 1960's. Adherents to this particular brand of thinking feel that they are not bound to obey any authority figure higher than the county Sheriff. Paying income tax, making social security payments, and using license plates and driving licenses violate the inherent principles of this group. The writer outlines the group's history, Federal efforts to stop them, and specifically examines the role of Common Law, Constitutional Law upon which the Posse's arguments are based, and the Posse Comitatus Act developed after the Civil War --almost in expectation of such a group's forthcoming. A Bibliography lists 9 sources. Possecom.wps

Poverty Theories & The Church / Economic Justice For All ? : A 4 page look at how the Church has criticized the government for putting politics before the welfare of children and their families. The involvement of specific religious leaders, the role of charity & justice, and the importance of taking a stronger stance on social reform are discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Povebibl.wps

Winning The War On Poverty : A 5 page paper analyzing John Schwarz’s book entitled "America’s Hidden Success." The writer gives an overview of what the book is about and observes and addresses some popular criticism. Schwarz.wps

Homeless Veterans And Their Unfair Plight In Contemporary America : A 10 page research paper examining some of the problems faced both by homeless veterans and the agencies and individuals trying to provide these veterans with real assistance. In 1994, the number of homeless veterans was estimated to be at more than 250,000. The Vietnam veterans are the first to have had to experience a full-fledged guerilla war and its associated atrocities, and they are the first to been poorly received upon returning home. Many have developed a deep mistrust for any government agency, including the VA that makes a true effort to help them improve their lives, but workers who were formerly homeless veterans themselves have had success in helping some of those currently still homeless. Bibliography lists approximately 8 sources. Veterans.wps

Privatization Of Highways : Both sides of the controversy are explored in this 10 page paper. Personal and social needs are highlighted as well as economic issues. Things such as road rage, stressful commutation and accidents are portrayed as lowering the quality of life which may be alleviated by allowing the private sector to manage America's roadways. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Highway.doc privatizing highways

Regulation of The National Information Infrastructure : This 10 page research paper discusses the expanding use and importance of the internet as a rationale for supporting government regulation of a National Information Infrastructure (NII). Specifically examined is the question of whether such regulation should ultimately be the responsibility of government or private industry. The Clinton Action Plan for the development of the NII is outlined and discussed as well. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Natinfor.wps

The Telecommunications Decency Act / Industry & Politics : A 7 page research paper on The Telecommunications Decency Act of 1996. The writer focuses specifically upon how this legislation is affecting the telecommunication industry itself. Phone company break-ups and new standards are discussed. Political arguments are made that the debate over communications policy is restricted to elites and those with serious financial stakes in the outcome. It does not reflect well on the caliber of U.S. participatory democracy, but it is capitalist democracy at its best. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Teleact.wps

Land Preservation : This 5 page essay addresses U.S. policy issues in respect to land preservation. Different types of programs and reasons for preservation are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Lanpres.wps

Taos Indians Struggle To Retain Their Sacred Land : A 6 page paper on Gordon & McCutchen's "Taos Indians & The Battle For Blue Lake"-- a work documenting the struggle that the Taos Indians endured against the U.S. Government in attempting to win back the rights to their sacred land. The courageous spirit of this inspirational group is praised and commentary on the socio-political problems they solved is analyzed. No other sources cited. Taosbook.wps

Tobacco Regulation / America, Smoke-free? : A 5 page paper supporting tobacco regulation. It incorporates a strong thesis, the fight by the tobacco industry against current legislation, President Clinton's response, the legislatures response, and relevant news. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Tobacco.wps

The Tobacco Industry / History, Litigation & Settlements : A 9 page paper that discusses the history of the tobacco industry, while also considering the choices made by tobacco industry leaders that led to litigation and a mid-1990’s federal government settlement for over $300 billion. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Tobacind.wps

The Tobacco Settlement Proposal : In a 10 page paper the writer discusses how after much denial, the tobacco industry has finally admitted that nicotine does, in fact, kill people. Now their interests lie in protecting themselves from further litigation by proposing a settlement to gain the legal protection of the federal government. The writer reviews the proposal and interprets the future outcome on both the industry and the general public. Bibliography lists 14 sources. Tobacset.wps

America's Tobacco Settlement and the Third World : An 8 page discussion of the effects of the tobacco settlement on third world countries, specifically women and children. The paper discusses the economics of the decision not to include global provisions, and how world organizations and governments are dealing with the issue. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Glosmoke.wps

Tobacco Advertising / Should the Federal Government Step In ? : This 3 page paper examines the controversy between the restriction of our freedom of speech, the importance of the tobacco industry to our national economy, and the dangers of smoking,-- especially among the young. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Smoking.wps

Special Interest Democracy and Marijuana : A 5 page essay that posits that democracy in America has changed, point in case, the nonsensical reasons behind the government’s fight against marijuana as a medicine. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Demmarij.wps

"Total Quality Government" : In this 7 page essay on bureaucracy, the writer describes how the managerial concepts behind T.Q.M. (Total Quality Management) can be applied to government & public administration. Elimination of programs that are not cost-effective, more efficient handling of projects, and a radical transformation of current bureaucracy are among the many ideas explained. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Tqmessay.wps

The Effectiveness of Neighborhood Watch Programs and Community Politicians : A 25 page paper that provides an overview of the effectiveness of neighborhood watch programs and their implications for community politicians. Bibliography lists 20 sources. Neighbor.wps

Women in Politics / Toward Equity : A 10 page research paper on the historical basis behind barriers to politics, and how the barriers are being broken in U.S. politics. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Wmnpolit.doc

Government Contracting / The Contractor : This 10 page paper investigates the issues relative to contracting with governmental agencies. The writer presents a step-by-step procedure for locating opportunities, completing the forms, and administering the contract. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Govtcont.wps

On Becoming a United States Citizen : A 5 page research paper on the rights and duties of citizenship, and how to become naturalized. The writer details what citizenship is, what its benefits are, and how to obtain it. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Citznshp.wps

Trends Affecting the Individual : A 5 page research paper on the role of the individual and trends that affect it. The writer details selected rights which are currently at issue, specifically gay marriage, communication privacy, gun laws, and abortion. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Indtrend.doc

Role Of Government In American Life 1865-1940 : A 4 page paper that explores the role of government in the lives of Americans from 1865-1940, considering the impact during specific events in American history. This paper demonstrates the transitioning role of government, from international focus prior to the First World War, to intense national focus after the fall of the New York Stock Exchange in 1929 and the implementation of the New Deal. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Amerlife.wps

E.E.O.C. and The Americans With Disabilities Act : A 3 page paper on the EEOC and the ADA in which the writer specifically describes the Commission and its relationship as a "parent umbrella" to the ADA. Bibliography list 3 sources. Eeoc.wps

The Family and Medical Leave Act : A 3 page paper on this piece of legislation. The writer describes specific regulations of the FmMLA and how they impact issues concerning human resources and the workplace. Bibliography list 5 sources. Fmla.wps

The Family & Medical Leave Act / Why It Hasn’t Worked : This 5 page argumentative essay will demonstrate how the 1993-enacted Family and Medical Leave Act has failed to live up to its goals and objectives. Bibliography lists five sources. Famleave.wps

The Family & Medical Leave Act / An Overview : A 5 page paper discussing the U. S. Family and Medical Leave Act and giving a broad overview of its provisions and regulations. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Fammla.wps

Should English Be Our Official Language? : A 5 page paper that examines the question of whether English should be designated as the U.S.'s official language. However, the one area that will suffer most is in education and it is necessity to retain bilingualism in schools to meet the needs not only of the students attending, but the needs of the nation to educate its citizens. Opposing views are presented, but the paper argues that multilingual education is necessary and that English should not become official language. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Secondl.wps

Privatization of Education / Should the United States Privatize Our Schools? :
A 17 page examination of the issue of privatization, how it would affect our public school system, and how it would affect the quality of education which is currentlybeing provided to our students. Bibliography lists twenty sources. Privpub.wps

Issues Facing Congress / A Look Back To 1994 : A 7 page paper on political, social, economic, & labor-related issues that faced the 104th Congress just before it began. In light of such issues as downsizing, welfare reform, and balancing the budget, it was predicted that the late 1990's would bring forth a new and rather unique spirit of bipartisanship. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Republi2.wps

The 105th Congress / Aspirations and Actuality : An 8 page paper exploring some of the issues before the 105th Congress, which convened January 7, 1997. For the first time in 68 years, the Congress was controlled by the Republicans for the second consecutive year, though not by the margin they enjoyed before the 1996 November elections. Bibliography lists 5 sources. 105cong.wps

The Agenda of the Far Right / A Future Without Arts or Humanities : A 5 page essay based on the essay, ‘‘Pulling the Fuse on Culture,’’ by Robert Hughes. (Time Magazine, 8/7/95) The writer explores the ramifications of the far-right Republican agenda and what that could mean to the America of the future. No Bibliography. Culfund.wps

The Internet’s Role in Shaping American Democracy Analyzed : This 14 page research paper explores the increasing prominence of the Internet in the American democratic process by influencing public opinion and encouraging voter participation. Specifically discussed are the 1996 Presidential campaigns’ historic use of the Internet and considers whether the Internet exerts a positive or negative influence on the promotion of democracy. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Netdemo.rtf

C.B. Macpherson’s "Life And Times Of Liberal Democracy" : C. B. Macpherson's critique of the concept of liberal democratic ideals is based primarily on the assignment of equality over liberty. The prioritization can be either implicit or explicit, but is a very real part of the democratic process, which was an outgrowth of market economics. The necessity of promoting competition is described as a liberal state that eventually evolved into the concepts of democratic radicalism. Macpherson proposes the revision of the liberal democratic ideals to include components of Marxist thought. This 5 page paper examines his arguments and concludes that the reader, after reading the book, The Life and Times of Liberal Democracy, will be able to gain access to some very logical insights that are very strong in their persuasive powers. No additional sources cited. Macphers.wps

Charles Taylor & The Ethics Of Authenticity : An 8 page paper that provides an overview of Taylor's work. This paper supports Taylor's reflections of the process of the individual within society, especially as he reflects on the issues for an individual within our technologically and bureacratically advanced society. No additional sources cited. Taylorc.wps

Conflict & Compromise : A 4 page paper on Ronald Elving’s book, "Conflict and Compromise: How Congress Makes the Law." Elving deals with the issue of Congress and making laws using the example of the Family and Medical Leave Act. He takes us through the many steps involved and illustrates that with the proper implementation changes can be made within the government and that the people of this country can gain considerably by urging congress to listen to their requests. Though vague at times, Elving generally does an excellent job of describing the process involved in making laws. No additional sources cited. Concomp.wps

Automatic Meter Reading Systems in the Electric and Gas Utility Industry :
A 15 page paper examining the benefits of the automated meter reading (AMR) technology that is growing in popularity with growing numbers of the country’s major utilities. In the face of deregulation, utility companies must address as never before the issues of increasing both cost-effectiveness and customer satisfaction, and AMR promises to be an effective means of achieving those ends. The paper discusses some of the different types of AMR technology available, the ways the major types operate, and some of the major utilities that are vying to achieve the largest automated networks. Bibliography lists 13 sources. Electric.wps

Regulation of Utilities : This 10 page paper focuses on the Public Utilities Holding Company Act of 1935 in a discussion on related regulation. A history of the law’s implementation is provided along with a discussion on its ramifications. The significance of monopolies, particularly as it pertains to utilities, is addressed. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Regutil.wps

Energy Policy & The Environment : This 5 page essay explores the U.S. energy policy and global environmental concerns. Several issues are addressed. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Enerpolci.wps

The Anti-Terrorism Act Of 1996 : A 7 page paper discussing the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act of 1996. What are its strengths and what are its weaknesses? Bibliography lists five sources. Antiter.wps

Orphanages / Controversy : A 5 page overview of the orphanage debate. The writer posits that although few would argue against removing children from abusive homes, few would agree with the Republican plan that the government should raise children living in loving, but impoverished homes. Issues discussed are orphan surveys, historical view of orphanages, and the role of big government. Bibliography cites 5 sources. Orphangs.doc

Argument For African-American Reparation : A 6 page research paper that discusses the need for and advantages of making reparations to African Americans for 250 years of slavery. The writer presents both the ongoing economic disadvantages caused by this inheritance, and that this was resolved in other reparation cases. The writer also provides brief viewpoints of Black leaders and President Clinton on what should be done and what is being done to resolve this issue. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Repar.wps

Empirical Political Analysis & SPSS Database : A 10 page paper discussing the process of an empirical political analysis based on the use of SPSS (Statistical Program for the Social Sciences) database and how it can be applied to issues of race and gender as they relate to voting preferences. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources. SPSS.doc

Right to Work / Economic Present : A 10 page analysis of the right to work in the United States and the efficacy of the Wagner Act and the Taft-Hartley Act in regards to the emerging global economy. The writer argues that as the economy has evolved, so has the right to work, and cognizant US citizens will recognize the necessity of reduced government intervention at a national level, balanced by an increasing international presence. This directly affects the right to work in terms of unionized labor vs. entrepreneurship. Bibliography lists 9 references. Rgtowork.doc

Hiring Jimmy Hoffa As A Negotiator : A 10 page research paper which looks at Jimmy Hoffa’s career as an expert negotiator. Hoffa, as president of the Teamsters’ Union, wielded immense power throughout the 50s and 60s and up until his disappearance in 1975. The writer examines --hypothetically-- whether or not Jimmy Hoffa would make a good negotiator in today’s political and economic atmosphere. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Hoffa.wps

U.S. Politics / Assorted Short Essays : Contains several essays : 3 pages on public opinion polls; their usefulness positive & negative aspects etc; 3 pages on electoral politics, political parties in the U.S. etc; 1 1/2 pages on the decline of party influence in U.S. politics, and 1 1/2 pages on suffrage in voting rights. No bibliography. (use description on order form-- i.e., "Electoral Politics"--3 pages--to request individual essays). Amergovp.wps

U.S. Politics/Reaction to Essay : 2 page review of Ralph Hyatt's article "American Hearts have Hardened." Author describes some causal factors of our dissatisfaction with government and politics and mentions a few possible ways by which to reverse this trend. No bibliography (other than article citation). Amerhart.wps

U.S. Politics/Reaction to Essay # 2 : 2 page analytical review of David Evans' article "We Arm the World," a work that examines the U.S. hypocritical insistence on selling arms and our inability to make excuses for doing so now that the Cold War has ended. No bibliography other than article citation. Armssell.wps

Book Review / Osborne and Gaebler’s "Reinventing Government" : A 10 page paper that provides a chapter by chapter overview of Osborne and Gaebler's book "Reinventing Government." Bibliography lists no additional sources. Reventg.wps

Reinventing Government / Applied Practice : A 10 page paper defining a model for the government serious about reinventing itself according to the principles outlined in Osborne and Gaebler. The book’s 1992 publication gave rise to the federal government’s concerted effort to increase efficiency and operate more like a business than a barely-mobile behemoth with promising results. The resulting National Public Review shows impressive measures attained in the five years of operation. The paper outlines characteristics of an entrepreneurial organization and a model of that process that can be adapted by governments of any size. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Reinvg.wps

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