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Why Study Politics ? : A 4 page paper that determines the significance of studying politics, while also looking at the impact of the two predominant political parties and democracy as a whole. Bibliography lists several sources. Whypoli.wps

Deconstructionism & The Critical Legal Studies Movement : A 25 page paper that considers the importance of deconstructionism and CLS in law, and then argues against their use. The writer contends that standard legal practices are more effective than developments supported by deconstructionism. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Decons.wps

Ancient Democracy : A 5 page paper discussing ancient Greek democracy. In ancient Greece the idea of democracy was met with some resistance, but gradually the people came around to the idea. The various ideas, and particulars are included to give a fairly accurate view of how it developed, how it worked, what went into the creation of the system, and how it grew. While it suffered greatly, as is by no means, the form of democracy we experience today, the subject offers much in the way of understanding the basics of democracy. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Ancdemoc.wps

Democracy, The Worst Form of Government: The Views of Plato, Marx and Thucydides: This 5 page argumentative essays uses the writings of Plato, Marx and Thucydides to support the argument that democracy is the worst form of government. Bibliography lists 5 sources. MHdemoc.wps

Democracy : In 12 pages the author discusses democracy and the theory that democratic governments are inherently disposed against war. "The greatest impetus for world peace is the spread of democracy…democracies are more peaceful than any other kind of government, and the world is growing more democratic…democracies are not only slow to anger but also quick to compromise and to forgive." (Joshua Muravchik, Managing Global Chaos, page 573) Bibliography lists 9 sources. Democ.wps

Everyday Democracy : A 5 page paper on democracy in everyday life. The paper defines democracy, gives some examples and tells how they are related to all different kinds of people in all different kind of situations every single day. Bibliography included. Everdem.wps

Democracy In The United States Between 1877 & 1975 : A 5 page paper discussing the gradual progression towards a more thoroughly Democratic society within the United States. This progression is illustrated through examples regarding documents that are a part of the Untied States’ history. These documents include presidential inauguration speeches of various presidents. Bibliography lists 8 sources. DemocUS.wps

The Nature of the American System : a 5 page essay on the uniqueness of the American system of democracy. No where else in the world has one document played such a pivotal role in government throughout a nation's history. France, for example, has had no less then 11 constitutions since disposing of its monarchy. The writer argues that the longevity of the American system is largely due to the constitution and specifically to the Bill of Rights, but also discusses certain cultural characteristics that have contributed. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Amsyst.wps

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

Was The United States Intended As A Democracy / Yes! : 6 pages in length. There is no question that the United States of America was built on a foundation of democracy and liberty for each and every citizen. The writer discusses the fact that it is by way of this infrastructure of democratic rule that the country has been able to enjoy and pursue the various constitutional rights inherent with being an American. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Democrcy.wps

Demosclerosis: Is The Federal Government Terminal? : A 6 page analysis of the book Demosclerosis: the Silent Killer of American Government by Jonathan Rauch. According to Rauch, the federal government of the United States has "demosclerosis." A disease that is inherent to stable democratic societies, Rauch defines this malady as " government's progressive loss of the ability to adapt" (123). Rauch proposes that demosclerosis provides the answer to the often-asked question, "Why does nothing get done in Washington?" No additional sources cited. Demosc.wps

Two Views of American Federalism : A 5 page paper discussing two books on federalism in the U.S. "American Federalism" by Thomas R. Dye and "The Price of Federalism" by Paul E. Peterson. Bibliography lists four sources. Fedtwo.wps

Creating the Concept of Being "American" : A 5 page essay that consults the writings of four early American authors--De Crevecoeur, Rush, Franklin and Tyler-- in determining how the concept of an American originated and also how these individuals saw this new nation and nationality. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Bamericn.wps

Crèvecoeur - The Man Who Invented The American Dream : A 6 page paper detailing the contributions of J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur toward defining the concept of the American character. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Crevc.wps

Role of Government in Society : A 5 page essay on what is the role of government in society. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Govrole.wps

Concentrated Economic Power Makes It Difficult For Ordinary Citizens To Exert Control Over Their Lives : 3 pages in length. With a very small portion of the population controlling the majority of the concentrated economic power, it is no wonder that ordinary citizens find it exceedingly difficult to exert control over their lives. Money does, indeed, make the world go around; without its influential benefit, a preponderance of the population continues to find themselves pawns to those who flaunt its power. The writer discusses how, in a world that thrives upon conspicuous consumption, it is becoming more and more difficult for the masses to keep up. No additional sources cited. Conceco.wps

The Dissolution of Freedom : A 3 page paper on June Jordan’s essay "Freedom Time." The paper examines Jordan’s assertion that only when we get over this fetish for the narrow agendas of special interest groups will we be able to seek justice for all. Bibliography lists 1 source. Dissfree.wps

U.S. Politics Since the 1970s / A Shift to the Right? : A 6 page document exploring the shift in the United States over the past thirty years to the far political right. Explores this shift in terms of arms control policies as well as human rights issues. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Rgwing.wps

Right & Left Wings / Defined : The origins of the right and left wing are explained in this 4 page paper that explores the revolutionary qualities each group possesses. Each forges ahead with their revolution, each faction slightly different from the other. Contemporary illustrations are provided and the school is considered to be a battleground. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Wings.rtf right wing

Government Bureaucracy : A 5 page paper on the bureaucracy in today’s government. Other terms discussed in the paper deregulation, monitoring, accountability, and responsiveness as they pertain to government. Govbur.wps

Richard Haass’ "The Power to Persuade" : Richard Haass, former Senior Director of the National Security Council for the Bush Administration, provides an overview of management principles related to the process of government that are beneficial in defining the governing of public organizations, including educational settings. This 3 page paper provides a brief overview of the arguments offered by Haass and considers the implications of his premises for educators. No additional sources cited. Richaass.wps

The Formation Of A Group : An 8 page paper that considers the stages of group development and the differences between an aggregate and a group. This paper suggests that factors of group development have impacted political decision-making. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Group.wps

Capitalism vs. Planned Socialism : A 5 page investigation of the similarities and differences between capitalism and planned socialism. Examples are given of both. The writer posits that true capitalism does not exist anywhere in the world. Bibliography lists 7 sources. CapSoc.wps

Hirschman and Schumpeter / Capitalist Dynamics : This 9 page research paper presents the essential features of modern capitalist economics dynamics according to the works of Albert Hirschman and Joseph Schumpeter. The main economic ideas and theories of Hirschman and Schumpeter are evaluated from the modern 20th Century perspective. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Hirschma.wps

Authority / A Socio-Political Analysis : The subject of authority is discussed in relationship to political ideology and class. This 8 page paper suggests that societal reaction to authority is inextricably linked with liberalism and conservatism as well as social status. The Rodney King beating and trial is used as one illustration. The paper includes Weber's interpretation of authority. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Authorit.wps

James L. Sundquist & Parity Systems : A 12 page argument against Sundquist’s resolutions to the two-party divisiveness that is choking the United States’ political autonomy in today’s global world. The writer argues that while Sundquist’s reasoning is valid, his approach is not. Bibliography lists 7 references. Sundqust.doc

Is Nationalism Pernicious ? : A 3 page paper that looks at the inherently pernicious nature of nationlism and the results that this has had in the now defunct Soviet Union as well as in the United States during the U.S. Civil War. In these two examples, warring factions based the development of the premise for war out of declarations of nationalism. Nationalism has led to divisions in the United States, and the breakdown of the entire political structure of the once USSR. Bibliography lists 2 sources. National.wps

Nationalism / The Necessary Evil We Love To Hate : A 5 page research paper which examines the book Blood & Belonging: Journey Into the New Nationalism by Michael Ignatieff. The writer demonstrates that Ignatieff’s work delves deeply linto nationalism showing all its implications, positive and negative. No additional sources cited. Bloodb.wps

Hitler and Corradini / Nationalistic Fervor : A 5 page comparison of how Adolf Hitler ("Mein Kampf") and Enrico Corradini ("Italian Fascisms") addressed the social domestic policies of nationalism. The writer also addresses why the two writers addressed the issue as they did. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Cnsocnat.wps

Publius vs. Jefferson / Comparison Their Views : This 2 page paper looks at the writing group known as Publius and Thomas Jefferson’s views... comparisons are made. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Publius.wps

The Concept Of National Security In Today’s World : A 3 page research paper relating Arnold Wolfer's concept that "national security it an ambiguous symbol" to today's world. The concept is valid only if we expand the definiton of "national security" to those issues of concern today, e.g., environment health. Bibliography included. Natisecu.wps

International Relations Theories Analyzed : This 6 page research paper discusses international relations as it endeavors to identify current problems, dangers and sources of tension. Specifically discussed are the three prevailing theories of gender, dependency and realism to determine which one most effectively addresses the problems of international relations today. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Intheory.wps

International Balance of Power : A 6 page paper discussing the balance of power between nations. Some political scientists want to claim that Morgenthau’s realism theory of the balance of power is dead because the former Soviet Union was able to split apart without bloodshed, but few give any credence to the globalization of business and its effects on the lives of citizens of previously isolationist countries. If Chinese farmers with little access to world news can understand that there is prosperity in regions of even their country and attempt to join in, can world leaders and nations be expected to react less fervently? Of course it is ridiculous to broadly state that a run for the money is the sole reason behind the peaceful shift of power in countries around the world, but it is no less ridiculous to claim that Morgenthau’s theory is any less valid now than before the breakup of the former Soviet Union. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Morgntha.wps

The Dependency Theory / The Modernization Theory - A Comparison : A 6 page comparison of dependency verses modernization. Discusses the pros and cons of each and concludes that although modernization is most often viewed in a positive light, it has many drawbacks of its own. These drawbacks include the loss of traditional lifeways, the loss of traditional values, and considerable environmental degradation. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Depmoder.wps

Detrimental Effects of Modernization : This 6 page paper looks at the theory and effects of modernization. Several third world countries are explored in terms of gender equality and environmental issues. The paper concludes that effects are primarily detrimental in both areas. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Detmod.wps

Legalism And Dependency Theory / Applying Social Theory To Chile’s Pinochet : This 3 page paper considers the events surrounding the arrest of ex-Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and the request by the Spanish government for extradition as it can be explained through the application of particular paradigms, including formal legalism and dependency theory. No bibliography. Legalide.wps

The Character of American Democracy : A short 4 page overview of American Democracy, its theoretical foundations, character, and identity. Also used in this discussion are sections of Amerdrea.wps -- a paper defining the American Dream and what it has come to mean with regard to the middle class and so forth. No Bibliography. Ameriden.wps

Count Alexis deTocqueville & "Democracy In America" : A 9 page paper on Tocqueville's conclusions as written in Democracy in America. The writer examines Tocqueville's views and analyzes the relevance of his observations in modern America. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Tocque.wps

(The) Declaration of Independence & Its Historic Origin : 6 pages excellently detailing the historic origins of the United States Declaration of Independence in the bible, the Magna Carta, the philosophies of Rousseau and Locke etc; Bibliography lists 5 sources. Declaind.wps

Primary Features of 18th & 19th Century Liberal and Conservative Thought :
A 5 page paper which explores the liberal and conservative thought as expressed by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Stuart Mill and Edmund Burke. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Libcons.wps

The Declaration of Independence & John Locke : An insightful 4 page look at how the theories of philosopher John Locke were carried over into the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Declaind2.wps

John Locke vs. Jean Domat / Two Perspectives On The Nature Of Government : A 5 page paper that provides a concise overview of the main points in Locke’s "Second Treatise of Government" and Domat’s "On Social Order and Absolute Power," and considers a broad comparison of significant points. No additional sources cited. Lockedg.wps

Individualism in American Society : Several authors are noted, including Tocqueville and Emerson, on the subject of individuality. This 5 page paper provides examples to show just how American society today limits the rights of individuals. The school systems in the country are attacked as being an arm of the government’s propaganda machine. Bibliography lists 3 sources . Individ.wps

Collectivism & Individualism : This 8 page paper first defines the concepts and then quickly proceeds in defense of individualism. Several notable authors are discussed including Marx and Engels, Theodore Tilton, Alexis de Tocqueville and Samuel Brittan. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Collindi.wps

Individualism : This 5 page paper looks at the subject of individualism through the eyes of Alexis de Tocqueville, Robert Bellah and Karl Marx. Its relationship to democracy is explored. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Indivi2.wps

Habits of the Heart / A fresh look At the American Character : A 6 page analysis of the book by Robert N. Bellah, et al (1985). In the 1830s, the French scholar Alexis de Tocqueville recorded his insightful observations pertaining to the American character. This work relates to Tocqueville's Democracy in America and gives it a modern context, based on the authors' sociological research that shows how the values and mores of the American people have evolved. No additional sources cited. Hearthab.wps

Issue / Language Changes Context : A 12 page research paper addressing the debate on whether context shapes language or language shapes context. The writer argues that only language can shape context because even context-supportive theorists argue that context is static and only language is changing. To support the argument, the writer focuses on language that has moved a nation, specifically that used by Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, and William Clinton. Bibliography lists 14 sources. Cnlangcn.wps

A Philosophical View Of Sovereignty : A 20 page paper discussing the relationship of sovereignty and natural law. Over the course of the centuries, there has run the full gamut of thinking regarding the relationship of sovereignty or the right to sovereignty to varying views of natural order, natural laws, divine right and the simple acquiescence of the people to be ruled. Aristotle was certain that the state was the natural state of human alignments with one another, though he had difficulty in determining what the qualities of the ruler should be. This paper also investigates the views of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Jeremy Bentham. Jean Bodin is also briefly discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Philo-6.doc

Natural Rights, Natural Law : A 6 page essay on James Hutson’s "The Bill of Rights and the American Revolutionary Experience," from A Culture of Rights. The essay traces the growth of our current foundation of civil law out of the "natural law" of the Enlightenment, and shows how the Bill of Rights’ codification of rights reflected this dramatic change in legislative philosophy. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Rightlaw.wps

Political Obligation In Writing During The 17th & 18th Centuries : A 7 page examination of political obligation as it related to writers of the 17th and 18th centuries. Concentrates on John Locke and the leaders of the fledgling United States. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Polwrite.wps

Comparison Of Rousseau's & St. Augustine's Views On Human Nature : In 5 pages, the writer compares the views on human nature of Saint Augustine in his "Confessions", with Jean-Jacques Rousseau's views of nature in his "Second Discourse." Hnature.wps

Montesquieu, Pope, Rousseau, and Voltaire / Religion & Government : A 5 page paper comparing the writing and opinions of Baron De Montesquieu, ("The Persian Letters") Alexander Pope ("Essay on Man"), Voltaire ("Candide"), and Rousseau ("Discourse on Inequality") in terms of their views on government and religion. Viewgovt.wps

John Locke’s "Second Treatise On Government": A 5 page paper discussing John Locke’s Second Treatise on Civil Government. Questions of the nature and scope, as well as the purpose of the worker are analyzed alobg with the role of the individual in society. No additional sources cited. Locke2nd.wps

John Locke’s "Second Treatise On Government" / Property : A 5 page paper discussing Locke’s argument for "property" and its social implications. Bibliography lists the text of Locke’s treatise. Lockprop.wps

John Locke’s "An Essay Concerning Human Understanding" / Ideas : A 4 page essay discussing John Locke’s perceptions and philosophy regarding human ideas as the primary and the difference to ideas of the secondary qualities. No additional sources cited. Ideas.wps

John Locke's Representationalism on Human Perception to External Objects : This 6 page research paper considers John Locke's representation regarding the perception of external objects, as analyzed in his 1690 treatise, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Specifically discussed is David Hume's criticism of Locke's conclusions in An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748), his objections, and his stronger position concerning perception of external events, objects and causes. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Humelock.wps

Rawls v. Locke / Right to Property : A 7 page comparative essay on the argument by looking at Locke's discourse on property rights of individuals and Rawls' response to the basic sections. The paper issues an opinion that the argument is so divese ithas no remedy on middle ground. Two sources cited. Property.wps

Locke & Hume On "The Truth Of Knowldge" : An 11 page research essay investigating the "truth of knowledge" according to John Locke and David Hume. Locke and Hume, both empiricists believed ideas come from experiences but Hume wanted to prove that knowledge could be investigated through scientific methods along the lines of Newton. The writer argues that Locke's theories make more sense in terms of how knowledge is gained. Extensive bibliography is included. Humelock.wps

The Concept Of The State & The Social Contract Theory : A 6 page report discussing the how the concept of the state came about and why the social contract theory was devised. Of the three philosophers who are best known and who had the most influence in this area of political discourse, this writer believes Locke's philosophy more closely solve the problem the Contract was purported to resolve. This writer argues that Hobbes' views actually enhance the situation the contract was to eliminate and Rousseau's included sections that imposed further requirements on the citizens. Socialco.wps

The Meaning of Justice : 12 pages in length. The author discusses the works of Plato, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engel, and John Locke in relation to their theories of "Justice." Bibliography lists 3 sources. Justmean.wps

Justice & Its Role In The Functioning Of Society : A 5 page paper that considers the issue of justice and its role in society. This paper looks at the perspectives of both Kant and Plato in evaluating this role. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Justrole.wps

Justice’ As Seen In The Koran, The Old Testament, & Plato’s "Republic :
A 5 page paper discussing the foundation of justice as it applies in Islam ("The Koran"), Judaism ("The Old Testament of the Bible"), and according to Plato ("The Republic"). A dialog has been imagined between Mohammed, Moses, and Plato regarding the topic of justice. Bibliography lists five sources. Justapp.wps

Thoreau & M.L.K. / Just vs. Unjust Law : A 6 page paper examining the concept of just law versus unjust law, as articulated by Henry David Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience" and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter From a Birmingham Jail" and determines if either position is more just than the other. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Civbirm.wps

Thoreau & M.L.K. / Just vs. Unjust Law # 2 : A 5 page paper comparing Martin Luther King’s "Letter from the Birminham Jail" with Thoreau’s "Civil Disobedience" and the views expressed by each regarding just and unjust law. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Justob.wps

Thoreau & King / On Justice : A 6 page argumentative paper that posits that King and Thoreau represent two sides of the same argument—government intervention vs. non-intervention—and that these, combined, serve to effect a just system of government. While both authors supported the freedom of individuals from slavery, their viewpoints on how this process is served reflects how justice has worked in society throughout time. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Kingthor.wps

Thoreau’s "Civil Disobedience" vs. Douglass’ "Narrative Of The Life Of ...":
A 5 page discussion of the two men, their backgrounds, their views of slavery and their approaches to obliterating it. Bibliography lists 3 primary sources including the books. Thordouge.wps

Henry David Thoreau's "Walden"/ An Example of Satire : In 5 pages, the writer discusses the way in which Thoreau used satire in his work. Henry David Thoreau's "Walden" is a satire on the way humans live when they could choose to live differently. Although his work fits the definition of classic, in many senses of the term, it is filled with numerous examples of satire. Bibliography lists 1 source. Walden4.wps

Thoreau & Jefferson / Inches or Miles Apart in Ideology : A 5 page paper discussing and comparing theories of Henry David Thoreau and Thomas Jefferson as they relate to government’s importance to the individual citizen. No additional sources cited. Jeffert.wps

Democracy & The United States / Book Reviews : 6 page comparison of two books exploring the subject of Democracy; Kay Lawson's "Political Parties and Democracy in the United States" and Pendleton Herring's "The Politics of Democracy." Various roles and principles are defined and examined in each of the two books. Democbok.wps

Conservatism as an Ideology in the Thought of Samuel Huntington : This 4 page paper examines the article "The Clash of Civilizations" by Samuel P. Huntington, discusses the basis for Huntington’s attribution of world conflict to basic differences between the seven major civilization groups, and analyzes whether ideology plays a role in American conservatism by Huntington’s definition. Bibliography lists 1 source. Hunting.wps

The Origins Of The U.S. Constitution : This 15 page overview explores the origins of the Constitution. Included are references to John Locke and Baron de Montesquieu who supported the theory of civic humanism. Also discussed is the applicability of earlier documents such as the Magna Carter and the Mayflower Compact. A discussion of constitutional amendments and how concepts have changed over time is also included. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Consorig.wps

Historic Controversy Over the U.S. Constitution : A 5 page discussion of the controversy between Federalists and Anti-Federalists that ensued regarding the original ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Federali.wps

The Magna Carta & The Constitution : A 5 page essay which compares the English document with the American Constitution. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Magnacar.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

The Truth about "Dirty Truths" : A 6 page paper reviewing Michael Parenti’s book of leftist political essays. The paper explains the book’s thesis that, in Parenti’s words, "Our freedoms are realities only so far as we have the democratic power to make them so." And under capitalism, Parenti says, the only people with power are the ones with money. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Parenti.wps

Parenti’s "Democracy For The Few" : A 5 page paper that provides a critical analysis of Parenti's work and considers the implications in the current political process. Bibliography lists no additional sources. Parenti.3.rtf

Peter Drucker & "Post Capitalist Society" : A 6 page paper discussing Peter Drucker’s 1994 book "Post Capitalist Society. Key concepts and premises are reviewed, as are some of Drucker’s "predictions" for the future of society in terms of both structure and ideology. Bibliography lists five sources. Pcdrucke.wps

Political Communication Theories : This 8 page political science paper provides an overview for the development of political communication theory. Several communications theories are discussed inclusive of their development within the context of the political realm. Contemporary examples of American politics are provided as well as other illustrations to demonstrate the application of the concepts. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Polcomm.wps

White Male Culture Throughout The Twentieth Century : The thesis of this 10 page paper is that white males have always been in power. This is evidenced by the interaction of culture, politics, economics, and social development. Four specific time periods are highlighted as proof. Bibliography cites 6 sources. Cultprod.wps

Conflict Resolution / State vs. Non-State Societies : A 7 page paper that discusses the anthropological beginnings of the nation-state, and how states and non-states deal with social conflict. Anthropologists characterize all societies, whether states or non-states, as resolving conflict through what they call the "universality of law." In state societies, this has evolved to codified laws, court systems and violence--justified by John Stuart Mill. In non-state societies, peaceful arbitration and mediation are used instead. The paper seeks to contrast the two ideals. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Cultant2.wps

Nazism vs. Fascism: 8 pages in length. The writer discusses and compares Nazism and Fascism of Hitler and Mussolini. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Nazfac.wps

Individuality vs. Conformity in Political Structures : This 9 page research paper examines the role of the individual in the political process, a same process which also demands conformity. Specifically discussed are Plato’s The Republic, Friedrich Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morals and John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty as each relates to the seemingly incompatible concepts of individuality and politics. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Polstruc.wps

John Locke / Definition of Property : A 2 page comprehensive analysis of the ideas that underlie John Locke’s definition of Property in his Essay on Civil Government. A good reference for those studying U.S. Constitutional History. No Bibliography. Const1.wps

Henry David Thoreau / Is It Ever Justifiable Break The Law ? : A 5 page philosophical essay that examines this question. Using quotes from Thoreau’s ‘‘Civil Obedience,’’ the paper takes the standpoint that--yes, there are times when this is not only necessary, but morally imperative. Breaklaw.wps

Henry David Thoreau & Nature : A 5 page paper discussing the American philosopher, naturalist, and writer Henry David Thoreau and his most famous book, "Walden Pond," and how it demonstrates the human relationship with nature. This paper also focuses on the day-to-day life and activities at Walden Pond. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Nature.wps

Henry David Thoreau’s "Walden" : Themes of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden are explored in this 5 page paper. The analysis delves into the notion that materialism obscures man’s essential nature which the writer has found in the woods. Contemporary society is compared with the writer’s era, showing that he was certainly a man ahead of his time. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Waldent.wps

Henry David Thoreau's Thoughts On The Current Walden Pond Developments : 4 pages in length. What would Henry David Thoreau think about what has happened with his treasured Walden Pond? It can be argued that his reaction to humanity's blatant disregard for its inherent beauty would be less than enthusiastic. The passing years have been a struggle for Walden Pond's very existence: Celebrities and common folk near and far have shown their support in preserving what Thoreau considered one of the most exquisite points in the entire world. The writer considers what Thoreau might say if he were here to witness Walden Pond Developments. Bibliography lists 3 sources. WaldenPn.wps

Ralph Waldo Emerson vs. Henry David Thoreau / Self-Reliance : A 6 page paper that presents the concept of self-reliance as supported by both Emerson and Thoreau. Both of these writers present arguments for self-reliance as a means of separation from governmental constraints. While Thoreau gives a very consistent consideration of the need for separation from government, Emerson tempers his presentation of self-reliance with acknowledgement of the difficulties relevant to separation. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Bellwrit.wps

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s "Self Reliance" & "The American Scholar" : A 5 page overview of the beliefs of Ralph Waldo Emerson in regard to the authorities of the past. The writer uses "American Scholar" and "Self Reliance" for examples of Emerson’ belief that individuals should throw off the burdens of the past in favor of focusing on the future. No additional sources cited. Emerson5.wps

Emerson and Hawthorne / Future & Past America : A 5 page essay in which writer contrasts the two writers in life and work and discusses their legacy to American culture. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Natem.rtf

Emerson’s and Hawthorne’s Rebellion : A 5 page paper discussing two statements: In comparing Hawthorne’s statement of "what we did had a consecration of its own—we felt it so" and Emerson’s "society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of everyone of its members," there is guilt present, either in barely perceptible tones or in crashing waves that color all of the aspects of life it does not obliterate. The comparison of the two original statements does have Romantic rebellion at their centers. The difference between them is that Hester Prynne, the fictional character, was the only one prepared to live her rebellion. Hester was more a "man" than was either Emerson or Hawthorne. Bibliography lists 6 sources. RomRebel.doc

"Looking to the Left / For Liberalism" : A very well-written 5 page essay arguing in favor of the positive aspects of Liberalism. A number of advanced arguments from studies are evaluatively critiqued in order for the writer to arrive at the conclusion that liberalism has had to become more social, open to schemes of redistribution which preserve the price system but which also evidently decrease the production of impermissible inequality. **Recommended only for assisting upper-level students. Bibliography lists 5 scholarly sources. Liberwhy.wps

Liberalism, Idealism & Realism / Bridging The Gap : A 5 page paper that considers the different perceptions of liberalism, idealism and realism as they relate to government. This paper contends that there are elements of all three that must be considered in any construct that governs for the good of all men. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Lib.wps

Making Democracy Work : A complex, 10 page political discussion of what makes democracy work-- based on available readings. Essay includes a thorough history of political though and social theory bringing readers all the way from classic Athenian models to the present. Discussions of labor, individual freedom, and welfare are scattered throughout this well-organized treatise. Bibliography lists 8+ sources. Democwor.wps

The Decline of Social Capitalism in America : A 15 page paper in which the writer explores this phenomenon in light of Robert Putnam's work "Bowling Alone" with some relevance to his "Making Democracy Work." Criticism of the work is addressed and solutions to the problem are also explored. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Bowling.wps

Thurow’s "The Future Of Capitalism" / The United States Economy : This 7 page essays provides an analysis of Lester Thurow’s book The Future of Capitalism.. The essay argues against Thurow’s basic premises which suggest that the American economy is going down hill and can only be corrected with investment in the infrastructure and education. Thurow’s arguments are compared to President Clinton’s proposals as outlined in his 1998 State of the Union Address. The educational system is discussed in detail in light of Thurow’s premises and Clinton’s promises. Bibliography lists 6 sources. USecon.wps

Totalitarianism & Joseph Stalin : This 10 page paper discusses totalitarianism, in general, and how Stalin’s regime of terror and complete control exemplifies it. More than Hitler or Mussolini, Stalin represents totalitarianism at its worst. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Stalinto.wps

Stalin's Rule / Leninist Or Otherwise? : 6 pages in length. There have been many changes from the time Stalin took over for Lenin's leadership; however, it is clear by witnessing the style of leadership Stalin exhibited that he was greatly influenced by Lenin. In fact, it can be argued that Stalin did not take over after Lenin's death; rather, he ascended to it by way of taking example from the late leader's strategy. Many have contended that Lenin groomed Stalin for the position by establishing a system of learning that enabled Stalin to carry forth a great deal of the typical daily government business, as well as tend to a number of domestic and foreign policy issues. However, others assert that as Lenin neared the end, he developed doubts concerning Stalin's ability to take over such a monumental task. The writer discusses whether or not Stalin's rule was influenced by Leninism. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Leninist.wps

David Harvey and Postmodernism : A 7 page paper that discusses David Harvey's perspectives on postmodernity. This paper demonstrates Harvey's concern for the poltical and economic impacts of postmodernity, and suggests that his concern for Marxist principles impact his perceptions of the status of economics and politics in the United States. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Harvey.wps

Republicanism in "Urban Crucible" & "Radicalism of the American Revolution" : A 5 page paper detailing the concept of republicanism found in these two books. The writer compares and contrasts the authors' viewpoints on this topic (political power, European constitutional influence, etc; are discussed). No Bibliography. Republc.wps

Are America’s Political Parties In Resurgence? : An 8 page paper discussing the future of America’s political parties. An old saying that holds too true is that the Democrats institute the social programs and the Republicans work them into the budget. In looking back over the decades of only this century, that rule of thumb appears to be irrefutable. The personal convictions of the individual will ensure the ultimate prosperity of his party, as there are myriad points on which the two parties hold opposing views. Voters increasingly are calling politicians to account, however, and the most assured performance review we can hand the party of our choice is that which we can deliver on election day. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Partiesre.wps

Weaknesses Of The American Political Parties : An 8 page paper in which the writer considers factors that have weakened American political parties over the course of the last two decades. Ultimately, these factors have contributed to a determined decline in the American political party system. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Weakpart.wps

Anthony Downs Theories On Political Parties : A 6 page analysis of U.S. party politics, party switching, and elections from 1980-98 - within the context of Anthony Down's "Economic Theory of Democracy" (1957). Bibliography lists 4 sources. Antsdown.doc

Survey Of Competing Views Of Whether Political Parties Matter :
In 5 pages the writer discusses whether political parties matter. It is ultimately argued that political parties do, in fact, still represent significant importance in the United States. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Whetherp.wps

"Dynamics of the Party System"/ Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Party Competition and the "Logic of Money-Driven Political Systems" / Contrasting Ideas Of James L. Sundquist and Thomas Ferguson : A 6 page comparison of the theories of the factors which cause political change as proposed by Thomas Ferguson in 1995 and James Sundquist in 1973 (first edition). Concludes that Sundquist’s "conflict" explanation is superior to Ferguson’s "investment" explanation even though the first was proposed over two decades previous to the last. Bibliography lists one additional source. Dynpart.wps

The Tories & The Whigs : A 5 page paper discussing the Tories and the Whigs and their part in the politics of the American Revolution. The origins of the Whig Party in the U.S. and their eventual disintegration as a political party is also discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Toriwhig.wps

John Stuart Mill’s "On Liberty" : An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the essential arguments of John Stuart Mill in his work "On Liberty" and reflects on the application of his principle of harm on the call for legalization of drugs in the present day. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Millib.wps

Theories in John Stuart Mill's "On Liberty" : A 4 page analysis of "On Liberty" in which the writer elaborates Mill's political philosophy, argument, and rationale. The text was largely a statement of the author's liberal position on the importance of freedom for the discovery of truth and for the full development of individuality. Full Bibliographic citation for the primary reference is included. Onlibert.wps

Huxley's "Brave New World" vs. Mill's "On Liberty" : A 5 page essay which attempts to see the world depicted in Aldus Huxley’s "Brave New World" through the eyes of John Stuart Mill based upon his work entitled "On Liberty." For Mill, what has been lost in Huxley’s utopia is individual freedom and expression. Mill argued that the danger of society is that the majority denies liberty to individuals, whether explicitly through laws, which he calls, "acts of public authority," or more subtly through morals and social pressure, which Mill calls "collective opinion." The writer of this essay believes that upon entering the brave new world, Mill would criticize it harshly for having denied liberty through both of these methods. Bravelib.wps

Hobhouse’s View on Liberty : This 5 page paper discusses Hobhouse’s views on liberty which uses his book Liberalism and Other Writings. Political ideology is discussed along with compatible economic theory. Bibliography lists 2 sources . Liberalh.wps

The Federalist Papers & The Role Of The Judiciary : A 5 page paper outlining the role of the Judiciary Branch of the federal government and how this role is clarified by the Federalist Papers written in 1777 and 1778. No additional sources are listed. Fedjud.wps

Madison’s Federalist Papers : A 6 page paper which discusses how the major ideas of the Federalist Papers #10 and #51 influenced and shaped the guiding philosophy and institutional structures of the constitution of the United States. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Fpapers.wps

Machiavelli / The Role Of Evil In Politics : A 5 page research paper which analyses the political philosophy of 15th-century writer Niccolo Machiavelli. The writer takes the stance that Machiavelli’s techniques which justify the use of evil in politics are wrong. Although the use of evil make help a leader obtain and retain power for awhile, the writer argues that ultimately this method will fail. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Evilpoli.wps

Machiavelli / Moral & Religious Separation From Politics : 5 pages in length. Throughout the past four centuries, political leaders have adhered to the theories passed down by Niccolo Machiavelli, a profound sixteenth century political theorist. Two such philosophies that have steadfastly remained are the political separations of morality and religion. The writer discusses how Machiavellian principles apply in today’s political arena by making comparisons with past and present day practices. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Machpoli.wps

Machiavelli / Influence On The Federalist Papers : A 6 page research paper on Machiavelli's influence on the Federalist Papers. The writer details Machiavelli's political theroies, and the similarities in the Constitution and the Federalist apologies for it. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Machfed.wps

Machiavelli’s "The Prince" : This 5 page paper discusses The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli. Examples of Machiavellian monarchies are noted as the writer interprets the political meaning of Machiavelli’s writing. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Prince.wps

Machiavelli's "The Prince"/ Gaining Esteem : 7 pages in length. An analytical examination of this classic work in political theory. The writer pays particular attention to Chapter XXI in which Machiavelli discusses how The Prince will gain great esteem if he engages successfully in important enterprises. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Machiav2.wps

Machiavelli's "The Prince" / Concept Of Leadership : A 9 page paper that provides an overview of the basic leadership concepts supported in Machiavelli's The Prince, and then suggest comparisons with leaders of recent times. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Machi.wps

Machiavelli's "The Prince" / Virtue : A 5 page essay exploring the virtues and vices of Machiavelli's story. The writer argues that the critics of his work that proclaim his evil are not looking at the big picture, but only its outcome. Arguments: Machiavelli's purpose in writing the document and where he places emphasis in the document and how this is ignored by critics. Bibliography lists 4 sources. (The Prince primarily). Princem.wps

Machiavelli's "The Prince" / Perfect Ruler : A 5 page paper that considers the elements of rulership presented in Machiavelli's The Prince and demonstrates the contradictions between what a ruler should present and what a ruler should embrace. No additional sources cited. Machperf.wps

Machiavelli’s "The Prince" / Use Of History : A 6 page paper discussing the use of history in Machiavelli's The Prince. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Machhist.wps

Principles From Machiavelli’s "The Prince" / Applied To The French Revolution : A 6 page essay that uses looks to Machiavelli’s book for the a further understanding of the events of the Revolution. Prinfren.wps

Machiavelli’s "The Prince" / What It Tells About the People & the Time : This 5 page report discusses the time period in which "The Prince" takes place and what it says about the unique historical stage of Renaissance Italy. Bibliography lists 5 sources. princmac.wps

Machiavelli’s "The Prince" / Similarities to Alexander the Great’s Methods of Conquering : A 6 page paper which points out the similarities between the successful military conquering techniques of Alexander the Great and the ideas espoused by Niccolo Machiavelli in his controversial treatise, The Prince. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Alprince.wps

Comparison of Machiavelli's and Hobbe's Views on Government : This 20 page report discusses the political philosophers' understanding of government and a comparison of the two on some specific points. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Goview.wps

Machiavelli & Hobbes-The Beginnings of Political Thought : A 9 page analysis of Machiavelli's The Prince and Hobbes' Leviathan as representative of the political theory and philosophy of their eras. The writer argues that even though Hobbes, like Machiavelli, was still very much concerned with the political institution of the monarchy, his work indicates that political thought was beginning to evolve toward a framework that included the rights of the citizenry. Quotations from the sources. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Machobb.wps

Machiavelli, More And Aristotle – Social And Political Ideals : This 7 page report discusses and compares the social and political ideals expressed by Sir Thomas More in "Utopia," Niccolo Machaivelli in "The Prince" and Aristotle in "The Nicomachean Ethics." No additional sources cited. Utopeth.wps

A View Of Machiavelli / Political Actions And Morality : This 5 page paper considers the concept of morality as it is presented in the writings of Machiavelli, especially Machiavelli’s The Prince, and relates this notion of morality within the constructs of leadership. This paper considers the fact that Machiavelli appears to support the notion that the means always justify the ends in political situations, and that understanding this is the premise of strong leadership. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Viewmach.wps

Machiavelli’s Political Thought / A View of Virtue : This 5 page paper considers the concept of virtue as it is presented in the writings of Machiavelli, especially Machiavelli’s The Prince, and relates this notion of virtue to the constructs of leadership. In addition, this paper also considers the perspectives of a number of post-Renaissance theorists regarding Machiavelli’s perspective. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Macvirt.wps

Machiavelli vs. Plato : 8 pages in length. A light comparison between Machiavelli's "The Prince" and Plato's "Republic." The writer examines each of the author's respective eras, backgrounds, and influences before making determinations about the political similarities and differences between their two infamous works. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Michiave.wps

Political Leadership According to Plato and Machiavelli : A 5 page paper discussing bot the similarities and differences between Plato and Machiavelli’s views of political leadership. Bibliography lists "The Prince" by Machiavelli and "The Republic" by Plato as sources. Plrpine.wps

Machiavelli and Nietzche : A 5 page paper that considers Machiavelli and Nietzche's perspectives on human nature. The premise of this paper is the comment that these two philosophers present a realistic view of human nature. This paper considers whether this comment is true, and how their perspectives had political and social impact. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Macniet.wps

Machiavelli, Erasmus, and Pico della Mirandola On Human Nature : A 7 page paper that compares three Italian humanists and their perspectives on human nature. This paper demonstrates the way in which the independent perspectives of these three authors, though all based in ancient philosophy, create different concepts of the origin of human nature. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Three.wps

A Machiavellian View Of Yeltzin : A 5 page analysis of the actions by the Russian president, Boris Yeltzin, who dismissed his entire Cabinet in March of 1998. The writer demonstrates that Yeltzin’s use of power can be described as Machiavellian in nature and demonstrated many of the principles of the 16th-century political philosopher. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Yeltsinm.wps

Machiavellian Politics Today : This is a 5 page paper that examines the proposal that sophistry, rhetoric and manipulation of belief systems are the political arsenal that replaces the physical 'force' spoken of by Machiavelli in modern America. By comparing the writings of Machiavelli in The Prince it is understood that politicians, defined as the "prince', will use any means available to acquire power, and the most expedient and efficient means today are the use of words. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Machpol.wps

Comparison / Aristotle vs. St. Thomas Aquinas’ Views on Kingship : A 5 page paper discussing the views held by Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas regarding the duties, honors, and processes of kingship. No bibliography sources are listed. Kingaq.wps

Aristotle's & The Democratic Government : A 7 page paper that explores the Athenian Constitution, Aristotle's "Politics," and other writings. The writer analyzes Aristotle’s "natural" state as a growth out of the family ideal, and posits that Aristotle's views of democracy miror today's views of same. The paper presents Aristototle's arguments against Socrates' recommended form of government, and comments that, although democracy is a valid form of governance, contrary to Aristotle's "order" and perfectability of the state, the good of it is that "order" under democracy has not been achieved in 3000 years. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Aripo.wps

Aristotle's "Politics" / Parallel Between the Individual and the State : A 5 page paper on Aristotle's theories of the state and individual in his work, Politics. The writer details the relationship between three particular quotes from the work, and shows how they harmonize with each other. No bibliography. Plato2.wps (on Aristotle)

Confucius vs. Plato / Their Ideas On Society & State : This 11 page research paper compares and contrasts the views of Confucius and Plato on society and the creation of a ruling state. Specifically discussed are the nature of man in terms of good and evil, what role, if any, a higher power plays; whether or not morality can be learned; and the purpose of the state and qualities of its leaders. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Conplato.wps

Lun Yü of K’ung Fu-Tzu / Analects Of Confucius vs. Theories Of Plato : An 8 page paper discussing the Lun Yu, also known as "the Analects" of Confucius and comparing them to the views of Plato regarding the reformation of society. Bibliography lists five sources. Lunyu.wps

Plato’s Views On Democracy vs. Marx’s Views On Capitalism : A 5 page paper that very briefly compares Marx’s thoughts about capitalism and alienation of individuals with Plato’s views on democracy and the unjust individual or state that results from an imbalance in natural function. Bibliography lists four sources in addition to writings of Marx and Plato. Marxdc.doc

Plato's "Republic" / Plato On Justice And Injustice : A 4 page paper analyzing the concept of justice as a virtue, and therefore a positive good based on Socrates' arguments presented in Plato's Republic. The writer details Socrates' specific arguments and comments on them analytically. No bibliography. Plato1.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / The State -- Rulers & Followers : A 9 page paper that considers Plato's design of the polis and his premise about the necessary leaders in the "Republic." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Platstat.wps

Plato's "Republic" / Utopia : A 4 page paper that considers the essence of Plato's perfect state and reflects on the negative elements of Plato's constructs. This paper contends that the structure of Plato's utopia, including the distinct class system, is objectionable. No additional sources cited. Plauto.wps

Plato's "Republic" -- Tyranny : A complete, 4 page discussion of tyranny as presented in Plato's "Republic" -- Book IX. A complete evaluation of the philosophers' definition of tyranny is presented -- emphasizing key points made by Plato. No other sources are cited. Tyranny.wps

Plato's "Republic" -- Tyranny # 2 : A thorough, 5 page explication of Plato's definition of tyranny and the tyrant. The writer covers all primary points raised by Plato and discusses the concept as presented from the beginning through the end of Book IX. No other sources cited. Tyranny2.wps

Plato & His Views on Justice : A 9 page overview of Plato's life, contributions, theories, and philosophical importance. The writer highlights a number of key themes including Plato's views on justice as presented in "The Republic," "The Gorgias," and "The Laws." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Platview.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / Educating for Utopia : A 4 page piece that postulates that in The Republic, Plato’s utopian ideal for education will make it a process which begins with controlling the content of fables, leading in turn lead to the moral breeding of members of a utopian society. This all ends with the creation of the soul of a nation-state, or utopia. The primary source is cited. Platoed.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / Platonic Utopia Through the ‘Philosopher King’ : A 9 page paper on The Republic. Plato discusses a utopian society ruled by a philosopher king, followed in importance by the spirit-warrior and desire-worker. The philosopher king is Plato’s vision of the ruler of the republic. The philosopher king, the ruler comes upon his powers through various means, upbringing and through the study of Forms. This would then qualify him to rule Athens’ utopia after a life of study in truth and justice and the other virtues. One primary reference cited. Platokin.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / Call for The Liberal Education : This 5 page paper considers the following assertion: In Books II and III of Plato’s Republic, Socrates sets the stage for a view of education for the warriors in the culture, asserting a need for the study of different disciplines, including art and athletics. Though this provides a view of Plato’s perspective on education, his outlining of educational premises in the "Allegory of the Cave" (Book VII) provides a call for a curriculum in education based on the directives of the student, and can be asserted as the foundations of modern liberal arts educational philosophies. This paper considers the essence of this argument and provides support from Books II, III and VII to substantiate this claim. No additional sources cited. Platoed.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / View of Leadership : This 5 page report discusses the issue of leadership and how Plato viewed leadership through what he said about it in "The Republic." The paper discusses what the attributes of a good leader are and how contemporary leaders need or don’t need to exhibit such classical moral virtues. Bibliography lists 1 source. Leadview.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / Views On Equality : This 4 page paper considers the views of Plato on the issue of equality as presented in the text of The Republic. This paper considers the issue of equality as it relates to Plato’s perspectives on government, politics, economic interests and equality of opportunity. No additional sources cited. Platoeq.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / Views On Liberty : This 4 page paper considers Plato’s perspectives on liberty presented in The Republic. This paper evaluates liberty in terms of freedom of speech, belief and choice of vocation, and general perspectives on personal freedom within the constructions of Plato’s polis. No additional sources cited. Platolib.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / Relevance to Modern Government : An 8 page overview of Plato’s Republic and of the relevance of his and Socrates thoughts to modern day government. Bibliography list three additional sources. Modgov.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / "Myths Of The Metals" Or, "The Noble Lie" : This 5 page paper discusses what Plato meant by the myths of the metals and how it applied to the larger message of "The Republic." Bibliography lists 1 source. Metalmyt.wps

Plato-- Father of Totalitarianism? : A 15 page report that contains a review of the literature to support a discussion about whether Plato's philosophical theories in The Republic was the beginning of totalitarianism. The ideal government structure as envisioned by Plato is compared to modern day totalitarian governments. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Platotot.wps

Socrates -- Was a 'Guilty' Verdict Just ? : In 4 pages, the writer attempts to answer this very question. It is believed that in Athenian terms, Socrates was in fact, guilty of impiety and corrupting the young but that the integrity of his accusers needs to be more closely examined. Even in light of this, it is brought out that the concept of 'innocent until proven guilty' did not apply in this case and moreover, Socrates admitted to his own guilt. Thus, there is no reason -- from an Athenian point-of-view,-- to find Socrates 'not guilty' of the charges made against him. A very well-developed argument is provided. No Bibliography. Socrjury.wps

Was Socrates Truly "Guilty" ? : In this 8 page critical paper, the writer debates the guilt or innocence of Socrates in terms relative to his society, his political realm and himself. The writer argues that by the definitions put forth by the Athenian democracy, Socrates was rightfully charged and convicted of the crimes of heresy and immorality. But it must be noted that in Socrates terms, terms that defined him as a political and social teacher, Socrates was not guilty of any crime and was unjustly tried. The writer cites sources from Plato to Taylor, in an attempt to debate both sides of this issue. In determining guilt or innocence, the author presents the argument that Socrates may not have faced a just jury trial. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Guiltsoc.wps

Principles Of Political Tradition / Then and Now : A 10 page paper that considers three principles of political tradition: democracy, justice, and political involvement and relates them to the premise of both ancient and modern political traditions. The works of Plato, Aristotle, & Thucydides are focused upon quite heavily. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Politrad.wps

Plato Vs. John Locke On The Question Of The Legality Of Marijuana Use :
An 8 page paper discussing the philosophies of John Locke and Plato as they relate to the question of whether or not a government has the right to tell citizens not to use marijuana. Bibliography lists three sources in addition to several primary works by both Plato and Locke. Potplato.doc

Plato Vs. Hobbes : A 10 page, critical comparison of views presented by Plato in "The Republic" and by Hobbes in "Leviathan" as they relate to evaluative assessments of various governmental forms & political theory. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Hobbplat.wps

Plato vs. Hobbes # 2: A 6 page analytical comparison of views on Democracy and the state as argued by Plato in his "Republic" and Hobbes in "Levathian." No additional bibliographic references. Hobbpla2.wps

The Leviathan State of Nature : A 4 page essay examining how Thomas Hobbes’ state of nature is an "inference from the passions" of human kind. When Hobbes discovered Euclid’s methods of logic, he set about examining the need for and the inevitability of the existence of government using Euclid’s methods. Hobbes began with three basic assumptions from which to build: (1) justice and morality were products of government, not innate qualities of man; (2) all human motivation springs either from the desire for personal pleasure or the fear of pain; and (3) while there are physical and mental differences between individuals, those differences pale in connection with membership in a group. Under the last assumption, anyone was capable of overpowering any other one at any time. Hobbes concluded that in a state of nature, life would be every man against every man. Hobbes.wps

The Philosophical Relationship Between The Individual And Society : This 4 page report discusses what the philosophical relationship is between a person and society and presents the thesis that it is a relationship of intelligence and morality being mutually dependent for existence. Thomas Hobbes and Plato are referenced. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Indphyr.wps

Thomas Hobbes / Metaphysics & Politics : A 6 page paper that provides an overview of Hobbes metaphysical considerations as they relate to both politics and religion and considers these elements in terms of Hobbes’ Leviathan. No additional sources cited. Thob.wps

The Fool In Thomas Hobbe’s "Leviathan" : This 6 page report discusses Thomas Hobbes "fool" and presents the fool’s argument and analyzes it in terms of Hobbes’ logic as well as Hobbes’ response to the fool. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Levifool.wps

Thomas Hobbes And His "Modern" Notions Of Security : This 10 page report discusses the ideas of Thomas Hobbes as they applied to the modern dilemma of security. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Hobmod.wps

Theories of Sartre and of Hobbes : Approximately 9 pages worth of short essays on Hobbes and Sartre including theoretical examples of how they would most likely contradict one another on various issues. No Bibliography. Hobbsart.wps

Hobbes & Burke / Two Founders Of Modern Conservatism : An 8 page paper that considers the claim that Hobbes and Burke, --though there are few similarities in the views they expressed--, share the role as founders of modern conservatism and compares their views on man, human nature and government with the views of liberals like Mill and Locke. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Hobbur.wps

Comparison of Quintilian & Burke / Philosophy Of Rhetoric : This 12 page paper compares Quintilian's and Kenneth Burke's thoughts on the subject of rhetoric, offering some examples of how each approached persuasion and argument. Many similarities exist between the two such as their emphasis on moral and ethical acts. Quintilian's schema for teaching one how to become a perfect orator is included as are discussions regarding Burke's pentad, logologic, and consubstantiality. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Quintbur.wps

"The Origins Of Totalitarianism" : 5 page book review. Written during the height of the Cold War, Hannah Arendt's "The Origins of Totalitarianism" discusses worldwide tensions and problematic scenarios of former tyrannies that contributed to the eventual creation of the most ruthless form of government that exists in our contemporary society. In this essay, the writer evaluates Arendt's book and her definition of totalitarianism-- looking back at the Cold War period. Full citation provided for the book. Totalita.wps

Political Psychology / The Need For Continued Evolution : In this insightful 4 page essay, the writer describes the American political system as being modeled after the fundamental theme of man's own nature. Under this ideology, it is argued that such a political system can not remain stagnant. Rather, it must always move..change.. evolve into something new to better "fit" the times. This is man's nature-- political psychology in the U.S. dictates that our own system is not perfect..nor will it ever be so. It must always remain transient. No Bibliography-- based on textbook reading. Polipsyc.wps

Pornography And Liberalism : A 7 page review of works concerning political controversy over pornography. The writer is particularly concerned with legal issues that have been raised by liberals who are inherently more open-minded about pornography in general. Bibliography lists 10+ sources. Pornlibl.wps

Thurgood Marshall on Capital Punishment : A detailed, 3 page analysis of Thurgood Marshall's philosophical rejection of Capital Punishment. Marshall was particularly concerned with the "cruel and unusual punishments" section in U.S. Constitutional Law. It is believed that the government should be responsible for instilling good values in its citizens-- and not kill them off when they stray from the principles of such values. By murdering a criminal, the "eye for an eye" theory has accomplished nothing-- for it has not genuinely made them experience self-hate or retribution. No Bibliography. Philcap.wps

The Concept of a "Just War" : 18 pages on the concept of Just War and its relevant theory as explained and argued by St. Augustine and later by St. Aquinas. The writer also discusses some foundations of this theory in the works of Classic Greek and Roman philosophers as well. Just War during the Roman Empire is compared extensively to Just War during the Middle Ages. The writer concludes with a thoughtful opinion on the injustices of war in general-- except when used as a last resort in the manner specified by Augustine & Aquinas. No Bibliography. Justwar.wps

Limited Nuclear War : A 6 page paper exploring three main points regarding a "limited" nuclear war: the sociological history of war, the justification for nuclear arms, and the effects of a nuclear war on society and the environment. Concludes with an argument in favor of limited nuclear war. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Limitwar.wps

State Imposed Morality -- Three Views : An 8 page research paper on the views of Freud, Machiavelli, and Aristotle on whether the state can make people moral. The writer details the ideas of virtue and the nature of man according to each of the writers, and discusses the nature of the individual versus the state. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Freudmac.wps

Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents : A 5 page paper discussing Freud’s views of pleasure, reality, life force, death force, aggression and guilt as they relate to the structure and continuity of civilization. Anyone harboring only marginal good will toward humanity and civilization could well lose it through reading this work. According to Freud, there is little good in the world that arises naturally and without coercion of one form or another, of one person to another. Man’s existence is rooted in aggression, and all individual concepts he had originated through his study of the mind Freud found he could apply to social theory, though with little positive about the existence and future of the human race. Bibliography lists 1 source. Freudci2.wps

Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents : A 5 page paper discussing the interplay of Death Instinct and Eros in this Freud work. Without question, Sigmund Freud made astounding contributions to the science of discovering the ways in which the human mind works, but one must wonder how dysfunctional the Father of Psychoanalysis truly was. Anyone who could say with conviction that "Living is an eternal nuisance...to endure life remains the first duty of all living things" obviously has little or no happiness in his life, and that lack of happiness both in his personal life and in the lives of his patients Freud attributed to the progress of civilization. Bibliography lists 1 source. Freud4.wps

Nations, States, & Nation-States : 4 pages. The author discusses the meaning of the three terms; nation, state, and nation-state. The relationship among the three, along with the forces that pull them together, and the forces that tear them apart is also discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Natist.wps

Rights vs. Sanctions / Differences Between Democratic & Non-Democratic States : A 3 page essay on the reasons why sanctions do not work in non-democratic societies. Using Bosnia as an example, the writer presents an argument for the advantage of having inalienable rights to government accountability. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Bosniesy.doc

Adam Smith and Charles Dickens / Capitalism and Humanitism : A 7 page paper that considers the impacts of humanitism on the development of capitalism. This paper provides a discourse based on the writings of Thomas More, William Shakespeare, Adam Smith and Charles Dickens. Bibliography lists 4 sources. More.wps

Adam Smith and Charles Dickens / Capitalism and Humanitism # 2 : A 5 page paper that compares the societal realms and presentations provided by Adam Smith and Charles Dickens that related to the process of capitalism related to humanitism. This paper demonstrates its points through support from "Wealth of Nations" and "Hard Times." Bibliography lists 2 sources. Adamdick.wps

Class Consciousness : The concepts of class consciousness and social stratification are employed in this 6 page personal essay. Using real life examples, one man's self-analysis delves into the use of sociological theories in preference to psychological concepts as tools for the understanding of one's inner being. Weber and Marx are referenced in this piece as integral to the development of class based sociological theory. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Classcon2.wps

Capitalism : A 5 page basic comparison of capitalism and Marxism. The author compares the two in terms of Mansfield’s definition of capitalism (private ownership, freedom of choice, competition, and markets). Bibliography lists 2 sources. Capital.wps

Marxism as Philosophy : This 5 page paper examines The Communist Manifesto for a philosophical view. The concept of alienation is explored in depth and historical materialism is emphasized as well. No additional sources cited. ComMan.wps

Relevance Of Marxism Today : This 5 page paper explores economic and sociological concepts, with an emphasis on Marx. Historical materialism, alienation, capitalism and social stratification are defined and discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Marxtdy.wps

Marxism vs. Liberal theories of Nationalism : This 6 page paper looks at similarities and differences between Marxism and liberal theories of nationalism. The philosophy of Otto Bauer is noted along with other theorists of the day. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Marxlib.wps

Karl Marx / An Overview : A 7 page paper giving a critical assessment of Marx's works. The writer examines Marx's theories, including his contributions to economics and social philosophy. Bibliography cites 5 sources. Karlmarx.wps

Karl Marx / The Man and His Theories : This 4 page paper explores the life of Karl Marx and discusses his theories critically. Concepts included are alienation, class struggle and historical materialism. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Marxpape.wps

Karl Marx: Freedom, Science And Class Struggle : A 6 page research paper on selected theories of the philosopher Karl Marx. Marx’s theories on the freedom within society, the role of science in philosophy and the classic struggle of the working class are presented. The paper concludes with an overview of Marxist philosophy. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Marxfree.wps

Karl Marx and Historical Materialism: This 12 page report discusses Karl Marx’s theory of historical materialism and compares and contrasts it with the ideas of Emile Durkheim on the sociology of religion and Claude Levi-Strauss’s perspective on the universality of the human mind. To a great degree, the idea of historical materialism encapsulates much of what Marx believed to be the fundamental determinants of modern humanity. It is compared with the equally important aspects of religion and structuralism. Bibliography lists 9 sources. BWmarx.rtf

Marx, Darwin And Change : A 5 page paper discussing the opinions of Marx and Darwin in regards to change. They each offer different perspectives of the elements of change in relationship to history, why things change, and the necessity of progress. The works used in discussing these issues are "The Poverty of Philosophy," by Karl Marx and "Descent of Man," by Charles Darwin. No additional sources cited. Marxdar.wps

Karl Marx & The Individual : A 30 page research paper which takes a unique perspective on examining the work of Karl Marx. This paper addresses the question as to whether or not Marx departed from his humanistic leanings evident in his early work by the time his more mature work was published. The writer argues that Marx’s views evolved, but he not abandon his earlier views. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Marxind.wps

Ideology & Morality In Marx : A 9 page paper examining Marx’s statement that morality is a form of ideology. The paper uses Marx’s own writings as well as secondary sources, and concludes that Marx was not advocating behavioral anarchy, simply a recognition that we, not God, make the rules that govern our behavior, and that we need to do so based on current circumstances and community need. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Marx2.wps

Karl Marx vs. Edmund Burke on Human Nature : The subject is viewed through the eyes of Edmund Burke and Karl Marx in this 6 page paper. The ideas of these men are compared and contrasted. Subjects included in the discussion are religion, morality, man’s work ethic, political ideology, communism, Hegelism and acceptance versus revolution. Examples in contemporary society are given to illustrate each theorist’s view. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Naturhum.wps

Theories of Karl Marx : A 3 page research paper which details the political, economic, social and political theories of Marx. A reaction to his view of capitalism sums up the paper. Bibliography listing three sources is included. Essamarx.wps

Marxist Theories : Capitalism is viewed through Karl Marx’s eyes in this 5 page analysis. Various theories, particularly those that relate to historical materialism, are discussed in light of Marx’s predictions. Current events are also provided in order to effectively analyze Marx’s utopian promise. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Mxcap.wps

Marxism and Modernity : Marxism and its place in the postmodern era is examined in this 4 page essay. The paper concludes that although many have thrown the concept out since the advent of modernity, Marxism is still a viable philosophy. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Marxmod.wps

Karl Marx / Discrediting His Predictions : A 5 page paper discussing Karl Marx and how modern history and historians discredit his predictions for the development of the revolution throughout the world. Bibliography lists five sources. Marxwron.wps

The Early Letters Of Karl Marx : A 5 page paper showing how Marx’s letters written in 1843 foreshadowed the political and economic theories he would eventually publish in the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital. These letters are analyzed together with some brief background about the political times in which Marx lived to paint a fuller picture of the development of this seminal philosopher’s thought. Bibliography lists only the one book. Marxlet.wps

Engels & Marx -- "The Communist Manifesto" : This 8 page paper looks at the document published by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels about 150 years ago in light of capitalist society today. No additional sources are cited. Manifest.wps

Engels & Marx -- "The Communist Manifesto" / Analysis & Reaction : A 12 page paper providing a summary and analysis of Karl Marx’s, "The Communist Manifesto". Included is the writer reaction to Marx’s view of the forces that act on history. Particularly, the writer feels that Marx’s argument is flawed because history cannot be presented solely in the form of class antagonisms. The Primary Source is cited in the bibliography. Comnfst.wps

Engels' & Marx "Communist Manifesto" / Explication : An 8 page explication of Marx & Engels' infamous "Communist Manifesto" in which the writer defines the classes discussed, elaborates key terminology, and then presents examples of how true Marx & Engels' predictions have become in the modern U.S. (i.e., low-income housing projects as an example of "the abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes" etc;) Bibliography lists 3 sources. Marxcomm.wps

Engels' & Marx "Communist Manifesto" / Dialectic Determinism : An 8 page paper discussing the theory of dialecic determinism of Karl Marx as expressed in the Communist Manifesto and other works Bibliography lists 7 sources. Marxism.rtf

Engels & Marx -- "The Communist Manifesto" / Social Good or Social Evil? :

A 6 page paper giving an extensive background of communism, particularly as originally outlined in Marx and Engels’ Communist Manifesto. It analyzes why communism has not had overwhelming appeal in the U.S. to date, and concludes that it actually has many points that could help our society. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Comms.wps

Engels & Marx -- "The Communist Manifesto" / Nazi Communism : A 7 page paper that discusses Marx’s Communist Manifesto. Also goes over Hitler’s power in Germany. It determines what communism truly is. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Nazicom.wps

Engels & Marx -- "The Communist Manifesto" / Alienation in Capitalist Society : This 5 page paper relies on Marx and Engel's Communist Manifesto in explaining the sociological concept. Many examples of alienation in contemporary society are provided which serves to support a thesis that alienation is alive and well in the world today. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Aliencap.wps

Engels & Marx -- "The Communist Manifesto" / The Individual : A 5 page essay that offers a summary of the Manifesto, the purpose of the document, a brief explanation of specific terms included as they relate to the current essay. The focus of this essay is the Manifesto's comments on the individual, specifically how the individual proletarian is oppressed by different segments of the bourgeoisie. The essay concludes with the importance of the individual in a democratic environment. No additional sources cited. Manif.wps

Engels & Marx / The Communist Manifesto - Controversy : A 15 page overview of the controversy surrounding the interpretations of the "Communist Manifesto". Stresses that the various Western European revolutions which occurred in 1848 did have a common political program but that this program was not the overthrow of capitalism but instead the establishment of unified liberal or constitutional sates in which civil equality was given high importance. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Manicom.wps

Marx & Engels : The two theorists are compared and contrasted in this 5 page overview. A discussion on the difficulty of differentiating the common thought of this pair is included. Attempts are made to note subtle differences between the two, including personality traits. Concepts such as Hegelism, Marxism and communism are part of the analysis. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Englmarx.wps

Karl Marx / Concept of Alienation : 5 pages in length. Using works of Marx himself as well as critiques by others, the writer of this essay examines views of labor, time, social value, etc; in an attempt to analytically explain Marx's concept of "Alienation." Bibliography lists 6 sources. Marxalie.wps

Marx and Friedman / Opposing Views on Capitalism : A 6 page research paper on Karl Marx and Milton Friedman's views of capitalism and the best political interests of the common man. The writer details the general contents of the Communist Manifesto, and Capitalism and Freedom, and compares and contrasts them. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Friedman.wps

Karl Marx's Ideas About the Productive Worker : A 3 page essay in which the theories of Marx are explained regarding labor, forces of production, and the role of Capitalism. The writer concludes that Karl Marx was -- however sadly -- accurate with respect to many of his relevant predictions. Bibliography lists 6 sources (all by Marx). Marxphil.wps

Theories of Karl Marx Explained : A complete 12 page look at Karl Marx's life, works, and socialist ideology. Explained in detail are Marx's ideas about revolution, the class struggle, alienation under Capitalism, and more. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Marxrevo.wps

Karl Marx & Historical Materialism : The Marxian concept is examined with numerous examples from contemporary society in this 5 page analysis. Emphasis is placed on class conflict, alienation and bureaucracy and how all of these are interrelated. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Histmat.wps

Karl Marx & Social Reform : A 6 page paper discussing the theories of Karl Marx, Martin Luther King, Simone de Beauvoir, and Nancy Chodorow of discrimination as it relates to class, race, and gender. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Socrefm.wps

Karl Marx’s "On The Jewish Question" / A Question of Equality : A 7 page paper discussing a comparison of Karl Marx' views in his essay, On the Jewish Question to books by Patricia Williams and Michael Warner. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Marxques.wps

F.H. Bradley & Karl Marx / Self-Realization Views Compared : This 9 page research paper examines the nature of self-realization according to British philosopher Francis H. Bradley and German philosopher Karl Marx. Specifically discussed are their opposing theories of idealism and dialectical materialism as described in their major works, Appearance and Reality, Ethical Studies and The Communist Manifesto. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Bradmarx.wps

Milton Friedman's "Capitalism & Freedom" : Friedman’s 1962 book by this name is discussed in a 5 page paper. The major premise of this book is that competitive capitalism is a major requirement for political freedom. Friedman's book is the only source used. Friecap.wps

Milton & Rose Friedman’s "Free To Choose" : A 10 page synopsis and critical analysis of this insightful book by Milton and Rose Friedman. Free to Choose discusses the political system symmetrically with the economic system in language that easily comprehensible to the ordinary person who is not well-read in economic theory. No additional sources cited. Freechoo.wps

Capitalism : Marx & Weber's treatment of capitalism is compared and contrasted in this 7 page essay. A look at modern American society is taken through the eyes of these theorists. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Capit.doc

Weber’s "The Protestant Ethic" : The concept is explored in a 20 page paper that focuses on Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Examined are Amish and Korean groups that provide examples of the entrepreneurial spirit in America. The concept is linked with Weber’s work. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources. Proteth.wps

Horkheimer and Adorno / The Juliette Chapter : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the basic arguments in the Juliette chapter of Horkheimer and Adorno's Dialectic of Enlightenment. No additional sources cited. Horkado.wps

Horkheimer's Critique of the Dialectic of Enlightenment : A 7 page paper that provides an overview of the premises of Horkheimer's critique of his Dialectic of Enlightenment and also promotes an argument against an element of the discourse created by Horkheimer. No additional sources cited. Horkcrit.wps

Horkheimer and Adorno's Myth of Entwinement and Enlightenment : A 7 page paper that provides an overview of the basic premises of Horkheimer and Adorno's arguments regarding mythology and the correlation with enlightenment. No additional sources cited. Horkmyth.wps

Horkheimer, Adorno and Benjamin / Dialectical Thinking : A 5 page paper that provides and overview of the premises of dialectial thinking as designed by Horkheimer and utilized by other Frankfurt School theorists including Adorno and Benjamin. Bibliography lists two sources. Horkdial.wps

Horkheimer & Adorno / The Culture Industry : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of Horkheimer and Adorno's essay "The Culture Industry" from The Dialectic of Enlightenment. Horkheimer and Adorno were two Frankfurt School theorists who posited that the decline of intellectual society was based on a created culture of sameness within industrial nations. No additional sources cited. Cultind.wps

Walter Benjamin : A 5 page paper that considers the question of whether Frankfurt School theorist Walter Benjamin was a Marxist, by reflecting on Benjamin's essays in Illuminations and the introduction by Hannah Arendt. No bibliography. Waltben.wps

Comparative Analysis of Six Social Theorists : 9 pages worth of analytical comparison in which the writer explores similarities and differences between the sociological theories of Horkheimer, Parsons, & Meade vs. those of Lukcas, Merton, & Goffman. Each group stood at opposing sides with regard to theoretical issues in the sociology of poverty, class, structure, etc; Bibliography lists 8+ sources. Horketal.wps

Capitalist Economies & The Concept Of Individuality : The concept of individuality is explored through the eyes of Karl Marx (Communist Manifesto), George Bernard Shaw (Man & Superman), and Hermann Hesse (Steppenwolf) in this 8 page paper. Examples from each theorist’s work are provided to illustrate points made. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Indiv.wps

Rousseau, Hegel, & Marx – Opinions On The State Of Nature : A 6 page paper discussing Rousseau’s views regarding the state of nature and comparing it with Marx and Hegel’s rejection of the premise. The writer also examines whether or not there is a comprise position between their thoughts. Bibliography lists four sources. Roshegm.wps

Locke, Rousseau, & Marx : A 5 page paper that discusses Locke's persepective on goverment especially in terms of the right of man to property ownership, and presents the opposing views of Rousseau and Marx. Though Marx's perspectives are in direct opposition to Locke, Rousseau offers a subtler argument challenging Locke's perspective, based in the relationship between man and government. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Lockmarx.wps

Rousseau and Plato : A 5 page research paper on the effect of Plato on Rousseau's ideas about the morality and social worth of the theater. The writer details Plato's theories and Rousseau's ideas. No bibliography. Rousseau.wps

Rousseau & Mill on Representation : A 4 page research paper that examines the philosophies regarding representation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his book The Social Contract (1762) and John Stuart Mill a century later in his work Considerations on Representative Government (1861). The writer argues that although Rousseau's opinions are appealing in their purity of purpose, he does not offer a truly workable solution around his objections to representational government. Mill, on the other hand, offers concrete suggestions on how to implement his philosophical outlook on representation; and, therefore, offers the more convincing argument. Roumil.wps

Alienation: Comparing Rousseau’s And Marx’s Views : This 5 page report discusses the concept of alienation and the role it plays in the determination of political thought. Bibliography lists 1 source. Alienvi.wps

The State And Market Economy According To Locke and Rousseau : This 8 page report discusses the opinions of John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau as they viewed the state and the market economy as two of the most important institutions in society. Their ideas are compared and contrasted. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Lockruss.wps

Authority To Punish According To Rousseau And Locke : This 5 page report discusses the philosophies of John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau in relationship to the authority of the polity to punish criminal behavior. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Punishl.wps

Rousseau’s "The Social Contract" : A 5 page paper which examines Rousseau’s famous assertion, "Man is born free yet everywhere he’s in chains," and evaluate how this claim is legitimized in the treatise, The Social Contract. Bibliography lists 2 sources. RousSC.wps

Theories Of Marx and Durkheim Compared : This 20 page paper discusses the differences and similarities between the two theorists. The thesis maintains that Marx looked at the world in terms of hard concepts and was much more group oriented than Durkheim who incorporated individualism. Detailed discussions on sociological concepts dominate the paper; concepts noted are anomie, alienation, social stratification, capitalism and communism. Bibliography lists 13 sources. Marxdurk.wps

Marx & Durkheim In Modern Society : This 8 page essay defines the work of the two great theorists while exploring their possible views on contemporary issues. Both Marx and Durkheim’s social, religious, and political lives are explored. The concepts from each of the men are compared in an analysis that culminates at a look at today’s issue of social welfare system and the school voucher issue. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Modsoci.wps

Marx & Durkheim In Modern Society Version # 2 : This 3 page essay defines the work of the two great theorists while exploring their possible views on contemporary issues. Both Marx and Durkheim’s social, religious, and political lives are explored. The concepts from each of the men are compared in an analysis that culminates at a look at today’s issue of social welfare. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Marxdurk.wps

Marx, Weber, & Durkheim / Social Theories Of The Modern Poor ? : A comprehensive 14 page paper evaluating the sociological theories of these classic thinkers in an attempt to see whether they are applicable with relevance to evaluating today's lower class citizens. Historic projects such as F.D.R.'s New Deal, Reagan's Welfare Reform, etc; are assessed with reference to sociological theory. It is concluded that what has occurred over the decades is actually a continued rise in the underclass, the working poor, with impoverished children, new immigrants, the aged, single family heads of households, inner city decline, and other poor, nearly all coming under one kind of welfare guideline or program, while we are still left without any clear understanding of what poverty is, or who the poor are and how to help them. Bibliography lists 15+ sources. Poorsoci.wps

Weber’s "The Protestant Ethic" : The concept is explored in a 20 page paper that focuses on Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Examined are Amish and Korean groups that provide examples of the entrepreneurial spirit in America. The concept is linked with Weber’s work. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources. Proteth.wps

Poverty and Public Policy : The general thrust in public policy toward poverty in the United States is explained from a Marxist perspective. This 5 page paper also looks at the issue in terms of Durkheim's theories. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Publicpol.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

Anomie and Alienation : Durkheim's anomie and Marx's alienation are compared in this 5 page paper. These theories are viewed in respect to their relevance in today's world. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Alien.wps

Hegel's Influence On Marxism and Fascism : This 11 page report examines the philosopher Georg Hegel, and how he affected the development of Marxism and Fascism. Hegel's philosophy is explored in depth. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Hegel.wps

Theories on Capitalism : This 12 page paper explores capitalism in the light of several contemporary works as well as with Marxism itself. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Sociology.wps

The Political Writings Of Jean-Jacques Rousseau : A 9 page paper discussing four works by philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau considered political in nature. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Rousseau4.doc

Rousseau’s "Origins Of Civil Society" : A 6 page paper discussing Rousseau’s "Civil Society." What were the primary issues in the idea of civil society and how did Rousseau present them. Bibliography lists two sources. Civilsoc.wps

Jean-Jacques Rousseau & His Criticism Of The Arts : A 3 page essay discussing Rousseau's criticism of art as something that inherently corrupts civic virtue. The writer finds that Rousseau is logically fair when he critiques Moliere but finds reason to debate his denouncement of the theater -- arguing that in his attack on the arts, Rousseau does actually promotes and endorse certain fascist ideals of censorship. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Rousseau.wps

Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Individual in Society : This 4 page paper covers the writings of the eighteenth-century philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and describes his views on the relationship of the individual to society. It also argues that Rousseau was an early voice in the development of modern totalitarianism, as well as the events of the French Revolution. 1 work cited. Rouseau.wps

Political Oppression & Morally Justifiable Violence / A Philosophical ArgumentA 5 page paper that provides philosophical arguments for the use of violence as a morally justifiable response to political oppression. This paper looks at the perspectives of philosophers including Plato, Cicero, Kant and Hume. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Justviol.wps

Sir Francis Bacon's New Atlantis : A 20 page paper discussing New Atlantis in relationship to its time as well as contrasting it to other versions of ideal societies or utopias. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Newatl.wps

Sir Thomas More's "Utopia" / An Analytical Criticism : A 3 page essay in which the writer critiques More's "Utopia"-- pointing out several atrocities including the treatment of lawyers and animals in his fictitious society. The writer does also find, however, that the book was intended to be satirical and therefore to only criticize it would be to overlook its "chariacture-like" value. No other sources cited. Utopia.wps

Sir Thomas More's "Utopia" # 2 / Imperfection Is Better... : A 3 page look at the geopolitical beliefs expounded in Utopia and how such societies have traditionally failed throughout the course of history. The writer argues that rather than strive for the unattainable, we should learn to appreciate the value of imperfection. No other sources cited. Utopia2.wps

Sir Thomas More's "Utopia" # 3 / Not A "Perfect" Society : A 3 page essay criticizing More's Utopia in an historical context. The writer feels that a "perfect" society is not possible when it has war, prisoners or war, and slavery. Examples from other Utopian ideologies are presented to illustrate points made. No other sources cited. Utopia3.wps

Sir Thomas More's "Utopia" # 4 / Communism Doesn't Work ! : In this insightful 3 page essay, the writer argues that in Utopian societies, the creator is always theoretically "playing God," and establishing whatever social order (s)he sees fit for the achievement of societal perfection. It is argued that there exists no viable connection between the Utopia presented in Thomas More's book and true democracy. Rather, More's Utopia more closely resembles Communism -- a failed idea ! No other sources cited. Utopia4.wps

Sir Thomas More’s "Utopia" & The Communist State : A 5 page paper analyzing the ways in which Thomas More’s idealized society, described in his book Utopia, could be said to be Communist. The paper concludes that the actual aims of Karl Marx and More were different; Marx was calling for a social revolution, and More was calling for a moral one. Bibliography lists three sources including book. Utopia.doc

Sir Thomas More’s "Utopia" & The Renaissance City : A 6 page paper examining the way Sir Thomas More’s Utopia reflected the actual conditions of the Renaissance city. Particular attention is paid to London, where More lived; the paper also shows how More’s views differed from Plato’s Republic, the book he used as his primary source. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Moreutop.wps

Sir Thomas More’s "Utopia" / An Analytical Overview : A 10 page research paper concerning the first of many literary "utopias" which describe perfect imaginary societies. The writer explores the framework of the society imaged by Sir Thomas More in the early sixteenth-century discussing such topics as the rights of the individual, the laws, and customs of More’s ideal human society. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Moreutop.wps

Sir Thomas More’s "Utopia"/ Writing Style : This 5 page research paper examines the classic 1516 futuristic novel, Utopia by Sir Thomas More. Specifically discussed are More's literary technique and writing style as well as offers a comparison between the cultural and historical situation in which the work was produced to the cultural and historical situation in which it was read. Bibliography lists 1 source. Sirtom.wps

Why Nations Go To War : A 10 page paper focusing primarily upon Stoessinger's book "Why Nations Go To War" and complementing it with extra research. The writer discusses war in the twentieth century, its causes & outcomes, etc;. The concept of Mutually Assured Destruction (M.A.D.) is examined and the possibility of another major conflict is assessed. Specific case examples including the threat of Sadaam Hussein are injected into the analysis. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Whywar.wps

Why Nations Go To War # 2 : A 5 page, analytical evaluation of Stoessinger's "Why Nations Go To War"-- a political treatise on the causes of war in the 20th century. The writer assesses the importance of leaders' personalities, conquest, and war as an aspect of human nature. It is argued that while another major world conflict is unlikely at present, we must be mindful of leaders in Third World countries who stand to threaten global security. No other sources cited. Whywar2.wps

The Role of the Enlightenment in Modernity Analyzed : This 4 page research paper examines how the changes which took place during the Enlightenment defined modernity. Specifically discussed are the main assumptions of the Enlightenment and how they produced modern scientific perspective, social and natural sciences. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Modern1.wps

Modernity Analyzed : This 4 page research paper examines whether modernity was merely a philosophical movement or a response to European economic and social changes, taking the latter position. Specifically discussed is the concept of modernity as it correlated with the emergence of capitalism and the birth of the state. Bibliography lists1 source. Modern2.wps

Modernization & Underdevelopment Theories : This 4 page research paper examines the impact of modernization and the development of conservative and liberal theories which resulted. Specifically discussed are the origin of these theories, their characteristics and weaknesses. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Modern3.wps

Revolutionary Men : A 5 page paper discussing the concept of revolution and the influence that individual men have on the political changes that occur within a country. The examples are based on Vaclav Havel’s Open Letters and Eduard Dune’s Notes of a Red Guard. Both of these men were men of vision and both of them have a story that llustrates how one man can become involved, however subtly, and make a difference. Revolutm.wps

Death Of Sovereignty - Neorealism, Liberalism & International Political History: An 8 page paper that responds to the charge that sovereignty is dying in the current international political system and then applies neorealist and liberal political perspectives to demonstrate the argument. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Neolibin.wps

Pluralism and the Politics of Environment : This 9 page essay reviews the pluralistic issues surrounding the modern environmental movement. What can serve as a resolution? What concerns must all groups evaluate and resolve? Bibliography lists seven sources. Green.wps

Pluralism Analyzed : This 12 page research paper examines the pluralism school of philosophical thought. Specifically discussed are its evolution from early monism and dualism, the early remnants of pluralism reflected in the teachings of Anaxagoras, Empedocles, Socrates and Aristotle, and the emergence of pluralism as a popular modern-day philosophy influenced by empiricist David Hume, pragmatist William James, mathematician Bertrand Russell and social theorist Paulo Freire. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Plurlism.wps

Eugene Debs & The Socialist Movement : The movement in the United States, as well as the life of Eugene Debs are discussed in a 3 page overview. -- Analysis of why Debs became involved as well as why the socialist movement was not successful included as well. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Debs.rtf

Bertrand Russell’s "The Problems of Philosophy" : A 5 page essay discussing the concept, the foundation, and the application of knowledge as it is presented in the 1911 work by Russell entitled "The Problems of Philosophy." No additional sources cited. Bertrand.doc

The Conflict Between The Notion Of Public Interest & Private Interest :
7 pages in length. The author uses "The Federalist Papers", John Stuart Mill's "On Liberty", Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale", and Derrick Bell's "Faces at the Bottom of the Well" to discuss the notion of conflict between public interest and private interest. Addresses question of whether public interest is more important than private interest, vice versa, or -- are both public and private interest equally important. No bibliography. Pubpriv.wps

Peter Abelard and Cicero / Perceptions of Morality and the Nature of Man:
Peter Abelard, 12th century French clergy whose affair with Heloise resulted in his castration, and Cicero, statesman and orator, shared a common belief in the conflict that exists between man’s pursuit of self-interest and his duty to his community. This 5 page paper reflects on the nature of man and of mankind and their link in defining moral beliefs and their application. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Cicerog.wps

Fictitious Dialogue / Marx & Frederick Douglass : A 5 page fictional dialogue between Karl Marx and Frederick Douglass from the viewpoint of their writings, including Douglass' Independence Day speech and his speech to the Anti-Slavery Association in 1883, and Marx's Communist Manifesto and History. Marxfred.wps

Imaginary Conversation / Debate : A 5 page fictional dialogue between Niccolo Machiavelli, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Friedriche Nietzsche, from the viewpoint of their histories and writings. These 4 men were responsible for many long held political philosophies. Dialock.wps *Please send us e-mail for more information.

Plato, Hobbes & Kant / A Fictional Discourse On Crime & Punishment :
A 6 page paper that provides a hypothetical discourse between Plato, Hobbes and Kant regarding their take on crime and punishment. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Platetal.wps

Differing Perspectives On Capital Punishment : An 11 page paper with three different views of opposition to the death penalty. The Green party and general liberals contribute examples of the differences of view that are possible; there are no conservative views included. The paper argues that not only does capital punishment not serve as a deterrent to future violent crime, but that states using the death penalty also have the highest rates of violent crime. Bibliography lists five sources. Dicappun.wps

G. Bingham Powell / Social Fragmentation & Political Hostility : A 5 page paper in which the writer provides a chapter by chapter overview of Powell's book on the impacts of social fragmentation and the repercussions. Bibliography lists no additional sources. Powell.wps

The Upper Class As A Governing Class : G. William Domhoff’s political observations, along with those of others, are explored in this 7 page paper. Issues discussed include the domination of the upper class in politics, particularly in the white house, campaign financing and the difficulty in defining the upper class. Several views concerning the observations are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Domone.wps

The Upper Class Defined : G. William Domhoff’s observations of the upper class as a cohesive, class conscious and national group, are explored in this 7 page paper. Issues discussed include the definition of upper class and how other classes fit into Domhoff’s observations. Other perspectives are also noted as well as the relevance of the conclusions themselves. Several examples are shown, including one from the 1997 film Titanic. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Domtwo.wps

The Upper Class As A Governing Class # 2 : Adolf Berle’s theory that major corporations are run by upper middle class managers is explored in this 7 page paper. Other theorists are included such as Marx, Engels, Weber, Domhoff and Kahl. An analysis of the concept of housing class is included as well as the role which corporate takeovers play in terms of control. After careful consideration, the conclusion that the elite control corporate America is reached. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Domthree.wps

International Relations Theories Analyzed : This 7 page research paper discusses international relations as it endeavors to identify current problems, dangers an sources of tension. Specifically discussed are the three prevailing theories of gender, dependency and realism to determine which one most effectively addresses the problems of international relations today. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Irtheory.rtf

Synopsis Of Lindblom’s "The Policy Making Process" : An 11 page paper discussing the method by which governmental policy is made and implemented. While proponents of one party point at the ills of the other, Lindblom demonstrates that the parties are valuable in the grounding framework they provide, while simultaneously clearly presenting the partisan views brought to nearly all policy analysis. The importance of the work is that it gives the "average" citizen the background needed to be able to admonish their elected officials to put aside blatant partisan views, and work for the good of the country and for all its citizens.. Bibliography lists 1 source. Lindblom.doc

Robert Hughes' "Culture of Complaint" : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the major points in Hughes' book Culture Of Complaint and considers their implications. Hughes argues that we have developed into a culture of individuals arguing for their victim status, and that as the growing groups of victims and the consistency of the search for resolution takes shape within our national identity, the very core of all that is valued and strong falls to the wayside. No additional sources cited. Hughesr.rtf

John Berger’s "Ways of Seeing" : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the essential elements of Berger's book Ways of Seeing. No additional sources cited. Berger.rtf

Marshall Berman’s "All That is Solid Melts Into Air" : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of Berman's book and considers the major points presented in terms of modernity. No additional sources cited. Solidmel.wps

Jim McGuigan's Culture & The Public Sphere : A 12 page paper that provides an overview of McGuigan's work and then also considers the implications of his work through a critique in terms of its application. Bibliography lists no additional sources. Mcguigan.wps

Do We Feed the Poor? : A 5 page paper discussing whether the rich countries of the world have a moral obligation to feed the poor ones. "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime" applies, but there seem to be few who believe it. The views of Peter Singer and Garrett Hardin are compared in this paper, but both views are only in absolute terms. Neither author appears to be willing to consider alternatives that are any more cooperative than the passage of sentence in the Roman Coliseum. For them, it is either thumbs up or thumbs down on the hungry of the world, while actual solution is much more likely through the extended hand that also can grasp a shovel. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Poorfood.wps

Zaller's The Nature And Origins Of Mass Opinion : An 8 page analysis of Zaller's book. The writer demonstrates that Zaller offers an extended argument on exactly how people form their political preferences as he seeks to show how news and political arguments "diffuse through large populations" as well as "how individuals evaluate this information in light of their political values and other predispositions." No additional sources cited. Zaller.wps

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