Rentier state

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  • Advantages Of Rentier Economy

    A rentier state can be defined as a state that “derive[s] most or a substantial part of [its] revenues from the outside world and the functioning of [its] political system depend[s] to a large degree on accruing external revenues that can be classified as rents” (Schwarz 604). Rentier states are heavily concentrated in Latin America, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The similarities of the rentier economies in these three regions vastly outweigh the differences as they are all plagued with the two classic problems all rentier economies face: economic dependence and vulnerability due to the boom and bust cycle. There are some nuanced differences between the economies in the regions, such as Dutch Disease occurring at a higher rate in…

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  • Why Does Autocratic Liberalization Occur?

    Jones’ proposition of both approaches intertwining, she states, can be shown through an ethnographical method. She claims this method can further show how liberal social engineering has been incorporated and used in society, specifically in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where she carried out fifteen months of fieldwork. Jones explains how the UAE is a country of rich rentier state leaders, who would normally have strong incentives not to push citizens to think to think or work very hard, let…

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  • Analysis: A Bug's Life

    audience sees more of why this type of utopian society cannot exist. An example of a communist system trying to exist in a capitalist world, still talking about Animal Farm, the animals are protected within the boundaries of their socialist farm and they thrive under this system of equality; but soon, they are forced to interact with the outside world and that’s when communism turns into something else. It would become an Orwellian society under the rule of one leader, and slowly the audience…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of A Nanny State

    There is always the conception that extensive rules and regulation which the Australia government placed among its citizens are slowly taking the personal freedoms to take risk away from the individuals. Although the restrictions placed upon its people have certainly help Australia government to earn its reputation as a ‘Nanny State’. It can be argued that we are not in the danger of becoming a nanny state as long as the restrictions are reasonable. This essay will focus on how the rules and…

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  • Analysis Of The Poem 'Still I Rise' By Maya Angelou

    The word 'Authenticity ' happens to have multiple meanings and be seen in many different perspectives. Authenticity is the concept of being truthful, and genuine about something. The poem "Still I Rise ' by Maya Angelou, is an authentic poem. The poet speaks real, genuine facts about how blacks were seen, and treated back in the day. Although, it may seem she is speaking upon herself that is not the case when she wrote this poem. The first section of the poem, Maya states "You write me down in…

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  • Corruption Regulation

    In most cases, countries implement regulations on lobbying only in response to public outcry over a recent scandal. In the United States, national lobbying regulations were passed through congress and implemented as early as 1933, and the first widespread act to cover all groups was passed in 1995. Even prior to this regulation, most states had their own regulations starting in the 19th century. Since 1995, the legislature has made many changes to the existing rules, creating a complex web of…

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  • Innocence In William Blake's State Of Human Existence

    In William Blake’s poetical verses explaining the two contrary states of human existence, he observes the world with an extensive view from a state of “innocence and of an imagination unspoiled by stains of worldliness” (Keynes 12), and from a state of “indignation and pity for the sufferings of mankind as he saw them in the streets of London (Keynes 12). Holding firm to such ideologies as proposed by John Milton and Emmanuel Swedenborg, Blake believed in the philosophy that because all men were…

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  • Social Purpose Of The Police

    The police need to be accountable in order to gain confidence among the communities; therefore they should tolerate zero corruption in offering their services to the people. In providing services and rendering assistance in emergency cases the police are expected to be on the forefront. This will ensure that they meet the expectations of the community, and they can be treated as part of the community (Jeans, 2007). The communities expect the police to offer services in equal measures in order…

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  • Bounded Citizenship

    in the plainest form is to be a member of a political community, such as a nation-state and possess legal rights and political duties. As can be seen from its many ideals – namely republican, liberal, bound, cosmopolitan, pluralist or solidarist – citizenship has multiple sources of meaning, be they cultural, religious, ethnic or gender related. These conceptions each have their respective merits and downfalls, which shall be assessed and measured in this essay by the extent to which they permit…

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  • Stage Of Nascency

    letter you state that my book is indicating that humans should go back to a stage of nascency but I rather believe that it is not only impossible to regress to that stage but rather that humans should have stopped progression when societies emerged. You also express the idea that I claim that it is because of thinkers and philosophers that our world is in a state of pandemonium. However, I rather am of the opinion that it is the maturation of the power of…

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