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    Interest Groups Essay

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    Suraj Gamal GOVT 2350-73002 John Hitt Interest Group Strategies An interest group, in general, are people that seek to influence public policy based on a common interest or concern or in a more political sense an advocacy group, lobbying group, pressure group, or special interest. To overcome the obstacles forming such group, first, a strategy has to be passed along with a clear and concise proposal, a group has to agree upon a common objective of the interest group from different sectors. As the organization of collegiate students needing help clarifies the need to represent. Representatives such as economic groups providing monetary benefits, citizen groups who seek change in the government program such as families of students or single-…

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    Basic Cultural Conflict

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    In “The Banking Concept of Education,” Freire denounces the “banking concept” that is premised on the belief that students are empty “ ‘receptacles’ to be ‘filled’ by the teacher” (Freire 244). Freire explains that in this educational scenario students are submissive while teachers are active, thus creating a power imbalance in the classroom. Like the ideologies Fox criticizes, the “banking concept” diminishes the richness of students’ cultural language. Subsequently, the classroom reflects and…

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    Founding Fathers Problems

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    that men are selfish and contentious. They were men of affairs, merchants, lawyers, planter-businessmen, speculators, investors. Having seen human nature on display in the marketplace, the courtroom, the legislative chamber, and in every secret path and alleyway where wealth and power are courted, they felt they knew it in all its frailty. To them a human being was an atom of self-interest.” (Pages 3-4) For any community to be successful, its people need to have the good of the community in…

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    policy emblematic of the imperial role of the US in development aid. Bibliography Brazys, Samuel. "Race to Give? The Selective Effectiveness of United States Trade Capacity Building Assistance." Review of International Political Economy 17, no. 3 (2010): 537-61. This paper looks at the effectiveness of trade capacity building aid from the United States as a way to examining the effectiveness of foreign aid in general. To test the effectiveness of this aid, the author looks at how a countries…

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    Many factors shape presidential leadership and a president’s capacity to change the direction of American politics. In The Politics Presidents Make, Stephen Skowronek argues that by accurately locating a President in political time it is possible to obtain an understanding of the broad character of a President’s leadership position and a better insight into the opportunities and constraints on leadership that characterize a President’s term of office. In the nature of politics, the ability to…

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    The authors begin by making the argument that structural factors and political institutions are vital indicators of women’s political representation, but then find proof that these two explanations cannot stand alone. In terms of Finland and Greece, this part of the theory works for structural factors, but is not applicable in terms of political institutions. It is then made evident that the culture of a state, the independent variable, is the most reliable factor when determining its…

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    Schmitt insist that the friend -enemy distinction is the defining feature of the political, and that violence is the mode of preservation for the state and its beliefs. “Each participant is in a position to judge whether the adversary intends to negate his opponent’s way of life and therefore must be repulsed or fought in order to preserve one’s own form of existence” (Schmitt 1927, 27). The political exist to justly defend the created political order. A group of people who willingly engage…

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    Partisanship Polarization

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    politics saw a decline of partisan politics during the 1950s and 1960s, however there was a resurgence in the late 1970s that has yet to cease (Brewer, 2005, p. 219). While the political elite have been divided along partisan lines, the results of their division have extended to the American populace. The division of the American populace makes the governing by the political elite an easier task. Therefore, it is an easier task for the elite to maintain the status quo. Mark Brewer addresses the…

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    Committees are messy. Few, if any, routinely reach mainstream media attention (see Section V). Less generate political traction. And when committees become important, they not so infrequently become televised, more politicized, and then largely ignored by stakeholders. Consequently, when deciding on a normative lens, the study of House of Commons committees should rely on Deborah Stone’s polis model specifically because of its focus on realpolitik instead of the idealism rejected in the…

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    Even efforts at reform were reactionary attempt to reclaim the local communities of the past. The Populist movement culminated the reform groups into one political party in the early 1890s creating tension between reform and competing economic visions. This came to a head during the 1896 Presidential election in which McKinley’s victory marked a victory for the business elite and the dissolution of the reformers creating opportunities for fresh solutions facing America which established the…

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