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    Myanmar Case Study

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    As a ruler of this country his decisions has to be rational and beneficiary to the United states. But sometimes his final decisions on things don’t always turn out to be the perfect solution, after all he is just a human like us. Obama’s decision on renewing the sanction against Myanmar but tweak it, probably…

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    the founders of the classical theory phenomenon (Piliavin, 1986). The concept was based on several principles, which entailed three main ideologies; free will, where actions are based on one’s own rationality (Burke 2014), more so punishment should apply to the crime as opposed to the criminal, as the theorists believed that a certainty in punishment would deter both the public and criminal (Akers 1999). The perspective adopted throughout will focus on the theories inability to justify the…

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    Masks Of War

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    Organizations develop tradition, heritage, and culture as they establish roots in a bureaucratic system. These qualities allow for a myriad of possibilities, and in the Department of Defense, there is a tendency toward inertia to mitigate risk. In Masks of War, Carl Builder extols the principle that technology created the USAF and the USAF tends to rely on technological solutions for its problems. However, even in an organization that embraces technology as a founding principle, the USAF…

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    forge an alliance that promoted democracy in Libya by implementing a no-fly zone over Libya to safeguard those who were against Gaddafi (UN, 2011). This alliance eventually contributed to his capture and death by Libya rebel groups. The appraisal theory suggests that emotions are extracted from people’s evaluation and estimations of events that cause particular outcomes (Fetzer & Lauerbach, 2007, p. 123). This may explain why some alliances have lasted for decades such as those of north American…

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    Refugees In Thailand

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    education (Reed, 2012). One theoretical standpoint about the educational aspirations tend to propose that it depends upon their “rational calculation” (Reed, 2012), which means that parents first look at their socioeconomic status and then think about their children’s educational goals. This viewpoint involves human capital theory (Becker, 1993) and rational choice theory (Goldthrope, 1998). Since, the refugee families are not living in the UNHCR camps so, they cannot have an access to a school,…

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    Two of the modern theoretical approaches that I found most interesting are feminism and feminist theory and rational choice. Feminism and feminist theory is defined as “a sociological perspective that emphasizes the centrality of gender in analyzing the social world and particularly the uniqueness of the experience of women” (Giddens, 1996, page 20). Gender is very important and plays a strong role in many aspects of our everyday lives, however people mainly focus on the impact men have rather…

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    certain aspects that other individual’s lack. In William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, Piggy demonstrates leadership qualities through remaining civilized displayed by disciplinary actions. Piggy represents the adult figure, who is intelligent, rational and Piggy has consistently shown and proven to be the most wise amongst the boys on the island. Leaders need to be intelligent to make the required decisions. Piggy is often able to determine a course of action through his scientific way…

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    that you talked about politics with rational choice theory. I have used rational choice theory many times when picking which candidate I am going to pick. I reasoned it out in my mind why a person was the best candidate. I used my life experiences, what was said, and hope for the best. Mentioning the thief picking the best person to target was great. It just pointed out that people use rational choice theory all the time, sometimes rational choice theory is used without thinking about it.…

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    and benefits of engaging in criminal behavior, are a consequence of many individual and/or contextual factors. A major addition to the theory was added by scholars. It discovered the conditions which sanctions may be useful in eliminating criminal behavior. Sanctions have worked best when the goals are modest. Academics like how complex the rational choice theory is in its contemporary form, as for policy makers they do not. The crime problem in the US is a consequence of the easy going criminal…

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    Though some people find capital punishment to be effective, the experience has shown that death penalty tends to be expensive, ineffective, arbitrary and too risky. To understand the issue more thoroughly the framework of rational choice theory will be used. Rational choice theory is both economic and criminological principle around the idea that all actions…

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