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Aristocracy, oligarchy, monarchy, and democracy are old concepts of government which can be traced back to Ancient Greece. Aristocracy is "rule by the best," and the concept comes from Plato's...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2019 9:08 am UTC

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The basic difference between a unitary and a federal system of government is that in the former, power is concentrated, whereas in the latter, it is dispersed. In a unitary system, you have one...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2020 11:00 am UTC

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1). Some crimes are so serious that only the death penalty will suffice. Violent and sexual crimes against children, for example. Those who commit such heinous acts will always represent a danger...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2019 6:25 am UTC

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In "Talboys," the last of Dorothy L. Sayers's stories to feature Lord Peter Wimsey, Lord Peter beats his young son for stealing apples from a neighbor's orchard, much to the horror of a progressive...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 11:07 am UTC

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Marxism in Western society is generally quite rare, being confined mainly to the groves of academe, where many professors still proclaim themselves to be followers of Marx. To some extent, this is...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2020 11:44 am UTC

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There are many categories of computer crimes. For instance, the New York state penal codes establish legal definitions of various forms of computer crimes that are punishable by fines and...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2021 2:09 pm UTC

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The nature of liberalism and radicalism tends to vary, so the advantages and disadvantages of each will likely fluctuate as well. One conventional advantage of liberalism in a social and cultural...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2021 2:37 pm UTC

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The government has a wide range of means at its disposal to protect the right of its citizens. The most important is the rule of law. In the United States, citizens' rights are enshrined in the...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2020 11:58 am UTC

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In the present (as of 11/6/2019) political climate, with a Democratic House of Representatives getting ready to impeach a Republican president, this is a particularly difficult question to answer....

Latest answer posted November 6, 2019 8:48 am UTC

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There are more differences than similarities. A monarchy relies on the rule of one person, while a democracy rules through a consensus of the people. Even with this difference, there are some...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2018 9:09 pm UTC

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Nigeria is a federal democratic republic with a presidential system of government. In a federal state, the primary political subdivision has a constitutional character independent of the central...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2019 9:30 am UTC

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While it is more common to set capitalism and communism in opposition, with communism demonized in capitalist society, both are economic systems that offer a vision of a material utopian telos, or...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2021 1:11 pm UTC

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When you are talking about the difference between Equality and Fairness, what you are really talking about is Equality vs. Equity. Fairness is a relative term that is defined by the individual,...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2015 4:25 pm UTC

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The president is the most powerful public official in the U.S. The U.S. Constitution is the basis of the president's power. The President's main job is to execute the laws passed by Congress....

Latest answer posted October 4, 2009 6:43 am UTC

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While there is no actual law that I know of specifically stating that it is illegal for a teacher to prevent a student from using the bathroom, it is not that straightforward. A teacher, and the...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2019 5:56 am UTC

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There are certainly pros and cons electing judges by popular ballot. In fact, thirty-nine of the fifty US states hold elections for judges. Let's look at some of the common arguments on both sides...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2020 1:43 am UTC

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Within a democratic society, five important rights correspond to those that are listed in the Bill of Rights, or the first ten amendments to the US Constitution. The First Amendment includes five...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2020 7:04 pm UTC

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Simply put, a federal constitution is a document that sets out the relationships between the governors and the governed under a federal system of government. Federal constitutions vary, but they...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2021 2:12 pm UTC

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Sometimes it's not just okay to break the law; it's actually essential. There are certain circumstances where laws need to be broken in order to ensure that justice is realized. An obvious example...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2021 10:46 am UTC

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The essential difference between natural and positive law can be summed-up by a brief examination of Sir Leslie Stephen's famous remark in The Science of Ethics: If a legislature decided that all...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2019 7:37 pm UTC

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The three main branches/organs of government are the legislative, executive, and judiciary. Very simply, the legislative branch makes the laws, the executive enforces the laws, and the judiciary...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2018 4:54 pm UTC

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A key similarity between a monarchy and a dictatorship is that both of these types of government have one single head of state. In a monarchy, the head of state is a king or queen, but, in a...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2017 2:43 pm UTC

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Probation officers serve a very necessary function in society. The probation officer monitors people who require court-ordered supervision. People sometimes commit crimes that require some...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2020 5:53 pm UTC

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In his inaugural address, given on January 20, 1961, Kennedy most famously used the rhetorical device of chiasmus, which is a fancy way of saying that a phrase is inverted when it is repeated. When...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2016 3:57 pm UTC

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What follows reflects the perspective of someone who resides in the United States, the legislative branch of which, the United States Congress, differs from legislative branches in other democratic...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2021 6:21 pm UTC

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There is a difference between a policy and a decision. A policy is a group of ideas that are used to shape how a group, business, or organization will operate. An example of a policy might be a...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2017 3:09 pm UTC

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Case or Common law is a source of law that originated in England and refers to laws made by judges in the form of precedents. Rulings and decisions made by courts become binding across the...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2016 9:34 am UTC

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Law governs much of what everyone does, day in and day out. It tell us what our rights and duties are. It allows us to assert rights that we have. It lets us know the consequences of not doing...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2015 3:17 pm UTC

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In American politics, the US Supreme Court's most significant power, and the most important check that it has over the other two branches, is the power of judicial review. This has been in effect...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2021 11:08 am UTC

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As other Educators have pointed out, the differences and similarities between a regime and a state government are minute. In a sense, a state government can be a regime, and a regime can be a state...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2020 2:59 pm UTC

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An interest group plays an important role in our democratic system. An interest group is a group of people who share a common view on a particular issue. They will hire lobbyists who will meet with...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2016 1:45 am UTC

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Open seat elections are those in which no incumbent (current officeholder) is running for reelection, so E is the correct answer. These are important elections because an incumbent normally has a...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2017 11:03 am UTC

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In this answer, I will list and discuss Wilson’s three policing styles. Since I am not taking your course and since I do not know how you saw policing, I cannot answer the rest of the question for...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2015 3:41 pm UTC

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The following are not in order of importance: A) Ability to connect with constituents- All great leaders in history have had a penchant for being able to connect with their citizens. Leaders who...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2009 11:55 am UTC

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The government of the United States has three branches: the Legislative Branch (which consists of the Senate and House of Representatives), the Judicial Branch (which consists of the Supreme Court...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2019 2:18 am UTC

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The Constitution of the United States is organized in such a way that it establishes the document's ultimate purpose, as set out in the preamble: the structure of the Federal government and how the...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2020 12:28 pm UTC

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There are three major ways in which a Supreme Court decision can be overturned. If the decision is based on a law that Congress has passed, Congress can simply change the law. The Court sometimes...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2012 6:31 am UTC

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This question makes it sound as though you are expected to know ten particular duties that a citizen has in a democracy, a list perhaps from a textbook. Since we have no way of knowing what that...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2015 11:36 pm UTC

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Easements have to do with land and property rights. An easement, in general, is when one individual owns the rights to a plot of land but allows someone else to use them or access them, for...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2019 9:26 pm UTC

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A major difference between the Codes of Hammurabi and the modern laws of today has to do with the nature of their punishments. Today, most criminal punishments consist of time in prison. The...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2020 4:31 pm UTC

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A status offense is an act that is only an offense because of the status of the offender. Historically, this "status" often referred to the race, sex, or social class of the offender, as when...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2021 8:42 pm UTC

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Without knowing both sides of a story, you cannot make a fair comment on that story or pass a fair judgment. This is one of the first things that students in journalism school are taught. It's also...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2018 11:20 am UTC

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Institutional isomorphism, a concept developed by Paul DiMaggio and Walter Powell, is the similarity of the systems and processes of institutions. This similarity can be through imitation among...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2020 11:44 am UTC

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I believe that though it was not intended to be this way by our founding fathers, the judicial branch is the most important because of its power. While our nation was founded on the principle of a...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2010 9:41 am UTC

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Autonomy is the principle of acting, speaking, and thinking freely within a society. You are independent of everyone else to the degree that you can govern yourself. Another good definition is...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2012 2:45 pm UTC

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The governor of Texas is the head of the state's executive branch, and as such, he or she has been granted a set of formal powers. The governor, for instance, is the state's military...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2021 5:46 pm UTC

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Proactive policing can be described as preventing crime, while reactive policing involves responding to a crime that is taking place right now or that has already taken place. A great example of...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2018 7:13 pm UTC

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In the Communist form of government, there is no real distinction between party and state. All the various organs of state are controlled by the party and run according to the party's overriding...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2017 10:55 am UTC

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In the American system of government, Congress is responsible for impeaching a president. Article 1 of the Constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to bring charges against a sitting...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2018 6:09 am UTC

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Political culture and ideology are closely linked, yet distinct. Political culture refers to the widely held set of beliefs held by nearly all people within a nation, state, or polity. These are...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2020 8:56 pm UTC

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