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According to the U.S Department of State there are seven goals of American foreign policy. 1) Peace and Security. The U.S government uses foreign policy to protect against threats and secure our...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2011 5:35 am UTC

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This is tough to address because of its complexity. I think that there are two specific aspects of the Indian political condition that need to be addressed. There is the international dimension,...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2011 8:17 pm UTC

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More specifically, one should regard the advantages and disadvantages of unipolarity in regard to the exercise of military power. The United States, for example, outspends every other...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2017 10:47 am UTC

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Of course, not everyone agrees that an open primary is better than a closed primary. The political parties, in particular, want closed primaries and have sued various states to end the practice of...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2013 2:40 pm UTC

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State, by definition, differ from other forms of political organizations in that they are sovereign. By this definition, "states" in the United States are inaccurately named, because they are...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2019 8:31 pm UTC

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The “bureaucracy,” in the context of a discussion of the federal government, refers to the permanent, usually civil service, employees who collectively staff each department of the federal...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2020 2:15 am UTC

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There is no exact definition for a political revolution. However, there are two general aspects to the definition of this term. First, it has to be a revolution. A revolution is a complete or at...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2013 12:01 am UTC

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Libertarians and populists are not necessarily different, but they are very different in the United States today. Libertarians are people who believe strongly in the idea that the government should...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2012 12:39 am UTC

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In the United States government, the political formation of an iron triangle is composed of the congressional committee, the government agency, and the special interest group who all have a mutual...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2019 4:29 pm UTC

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The three branches of the US federal government have separate powers given to them by the Constitution. This means that each branch plays a different role in passing and carrying out the laws of...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2013 1:08 pm UTC

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I would disagree with the above post. I believe the Parliamentary system can be more inefficient because it allows for multiple parties and frequent elections. The American system, cumbersome as...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2011 1:32 pm UTC

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Hardliners are the people in any government or regime who support strict, inflexible, orthodox adherence to the prevailing ideological system. They are, in other words, the "true believers." The...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2019 3:45 am UTC

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From a historical perspective in America, it all dates back to the Tammany Hall scandal with 'Boss' Tweed in the 1860s. In that case, William Tweed's huge ring of political corruption and...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2012 4:47 am UTC

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Changes in the country have made the national government much bigger and more involved in people's lives. This, along with the fact that the US has become much more involved in world affairs,...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2012 3:21 am UTC

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Ancient Greece was a collection of city states with diverse systems of government. In general, however, several qualities can be ascribed to many of the Greek states. Many states, including...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2019 10:08 pm UTC

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It would be homogenizing to claim one meaning that all people ascribe to concepts such as freedom, justice, and democracy. However, one could consider the general common meanings that are often...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2020 6:19 pm UTC

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The parliamentary system and the presidential system are both similar forms of democracy, with various branches ruling the government and a figurehead leader at the top. However, there are some...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2019 3:04 pm UTC

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Certainly, understanding how a region's culture is connected to the politics of that region is incredibly important when comparing the politics of different regions. For instance, one must be able...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2019 8:32 pm UTC

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As you say, what you're missing out on here is how the three parts of the triangle work together. Each part has a stake in helping the other part out. Let's look at your example. The bill that is...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2012 6:40 am UTC

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If there were more parties, it would be harder for any one party to exert control. Majority would not be a matter of getting a few more seats for your party. Therefore, I agree with post 5 that...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2011 10:09 pm UTC

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Both Hobbes and Locke offer what are called social contract theories. These are political theories designed to offer an account of the relation between the state and the individual. Where they...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2019 8:37 am UTC

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The federal bureaucracy plays a major role in the creation of laws. This is because they use the leeway given to them by Congress. When Congress writes laws, it typically leaves out many of the...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2012 5:17 am UTC

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I assume that you are asking about the graph of this name from the AP US Government and Politics exam from 2003. The two most important trends in this graph are A) the increase in the size of...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2012 3:30 am UTC

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The Founding Fathers created a system requiring judges appointed by the President to be confirmed by the Senate. This was done to prevent any branch of government from becoming too powerful. There...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2016 8:42 pm UTC

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An ideal society would have to have many more laws than we can list here. Of course, it would have to have laws that protected people's lives and their property. We would also have to have laws...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2012 9:58 am UTC

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Under the Constitution of the United States, only the legislature (Congress) can authorize money to be spent. That is one of Congress’s most important functions: its power over the federal budget....

Latest answer posted February 14, 2018 1:08 am UTC

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I think that the issue of increasing and decreasing the scope of government might be contingent on the particular individual that interprets the role of the office. For example, President Franklin...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2011 3:30 am UTC

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In my view, there is no question that “street-level bureaucrats” end up making policy decisions. This is because they are the ones who actually implement policies. The decisions they make end up...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2015 5:26 am UTC

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Direct democracy, in which citizens are able to directly participate in the political process through popular voting on laws, representatives, and so on, allows people to have much more power over...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2019 3:43 pm UTC

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A former speaker of the House of Representatives, Tip O'Neill, once said that "All politics is local." What he meant by this was that politics ultimately relates to what's happening at the local...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2019 12:10 pm UTC

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Here are five such examples: In Article I, section 2, the Constitution states that representation is based on three-fifths of "all other persons," a phrase that referred to slaves. That meant that...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2017 12:06 am UTC

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The short answer to this question is that government officials often acquiesce to the corporations they are affiliated with. Many members of government are tied to non-governmental bodies who...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2019 1:00 am UTC

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First of all, please note that (in the way we usually use the term) the president does not have a check and balance relationship with the bureaucracy. Checks and balances are supposed to work...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2011 10:36 pm UTC

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One major issue of two-party political systems is that they can be quite difficult to break out of. A good example of this would be within the United States. The domineering presence of the two...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2019 10:39 pm UTC

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The best answer to this question is A. Liberalism was an ideology that pretty closely resembled the beliefs that we have in the United States today. Liberalism is based very strongly on the idea...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2011 9:01 am UTC

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The most likely cause of this is the fact that Republicans and Democrats had the same number of years as president during this time period. President Carter served one term and President Clinton...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2012 2:22 am UTC

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I assume that you are talking about pluralism of the sort that Robert Dahl wrote about in Who Governs? This is the idea that the American political system is open to any group that wishes to...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2012 9:07 am UTC

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Electronic media have affected the nature of the political process in many countries. A striking feature of this in European countries with multiparty systems has been the sudden rise of various...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2018 9:55 am UTC

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The State Department is crucial to the development and implementation of America's foreign policy and international relations. Among it's most important functions is the advising of the President,...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2011 10:07 pm UTC

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This question is one that was the basis of much philosophical thinking, especially in the Age of Enlightenment. Two of the major thinkers on this idea were Rousseau and Locke (see links). To both...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2011 6:54 am UTC

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This is, of course, a matter of opinion, but I would argue that they can. This is a long-standing argument over whether "descriptive representation" is necessary. Some argue that a person who is...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2011 5:02 am UTC

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In my mind, Ngai's thesis is that the current climate that surrounds the debate of immigration into the United States is one of fear. Ngai's argument revolves around the idea that immigrants are...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2011 7:37 pm UTC

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I would take this question and apply it to a different point in time. If we examine how alliances forged can be binding to nations and lead to war, I think that World War I would be a great...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2010 7:39 am UTC

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Henry David Thoreau's 1849 essay Civil Disobedience argues that individuals have a duty to their principals and general concepts of ethics and should not allow themselves to be subject to...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2018 1:08 am UTC

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As the first great materialist philosopher, Thomas Hobbes encouraged empiricism and political science. He challenged religious authority and favored an authoritarian state. His political philosophy...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2011 1:17 pm UTC

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I assume that you are talking about the changes in voting procedures that happened during the Progressive Era. During this time, there were a few changes, mainly at the state and local level, that...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2011 5:10 am UTC

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I think that the proliferation of accessible media is responsible for the growth of the public sector. The 24 hour news media and accessible internet and social networking tools like Facebook and...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2011 9:43 pm UTC

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There are no “official” core purposes for government. That is, there is no set of things that everyone would agree are the purposes of government. Let us, however, look at two things that most...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2013 11:21 pm UTC

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Presidential campaigns in the US absolutely differ from campaigns for other offices. There are many types of differences. Here are three major differences. Presidential campaigns are much longer....

Latest answer posted March 4, 2011 12:43 pm UTC

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Standing committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate allow bills to be closely examined by small groups of representatives or senators before they are brought to the floor for...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2011 8:44 am UTC

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