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    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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    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

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    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 state that I was born in has established a process to determine the level of knowledge gained during a school year. The Oklahoma Board of Education has a requirement that every student take standardized tests at the end of each school year. These sets of tests are commonly called “EOI.” EOI stands for End of Instruction test that are supposed to determine the level of knowledge gain on the corresponding academic level on a yearly basis. Also the test is a means for the state to…

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    The purpose of this review is to look at some of the issues that involved the Impact of Low Attendance at Church. This is a short review and not a complete study. This literature comes from the ATU Library. The search criteria used , The Continuing Relevance of Fami8ly Income for Religious Participation: U.S. White Catholic Church Attendance In the Late 20th Century , Decline in Female Happiness in the United State, After the Fall: The Impact of Government Regulation on Church Attendance in…

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    Domestic Violence Outline

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    Thesis In most reported cases there is not enough information or knowledge of the detail events, violent and sexual crimes against children occurring while in state custody. Much of these findings are due to an extreme lack of supervision, oversight, inadequate documentation and/or follow ups. Outline I. Introduction A. Why isn 't policy and procedure enforced in our state agency? To protect the most vulnerable of our society from violent and sexual attacks from those who have sworn to…

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    There are a variety of factors that can explain why this is the case. There is a lack or presence of civil society, the state controls the economy, the people are disadvantaged, the location of the Middle East and North Africa is disadvantageous for democracy, and the culture of the region can impact the government (Bellin 2004, 139-141). In The Robustness of Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Exceptionalism in Comparative Perspective Eva Bellin argues that these factors are not enough and…

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    B. USDA/FNS--what? The USDA/FNS has been mentioned a few times through this point. You may have questions as to what they do. Here is an overview of what they do. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a fully federally funded program through the United Stated Department of Agriculture/Food and Nutrition Service (USDA/FNS). SNAP is administered through each state under the policies prescribed by FNS. In other words, they are directly responsible for making sure that SNAP (and…

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    LITERARY ESSAY “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities,” -- Stephen Covey. Stephen Covey is a famous lifestyle author and has explained in his quote that diversity creates strong societies, whereas sameness makes weak societies. Societies are better when the people are all unique because of the different attributes contributed. With sameness, there is no variety and no change and no growth. Having a community with identical citizens is like a sagging chain link, but with…

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    competition, and coercion. The simplest explanation of policy innovation is the act of learning, where states learn about other alternatives being practiced by other states (Berry & Berry, 2014). By augmenting their political knowledge, other policy makers are inspired to incorporate some changes into their own state. Exploring polices for inspiration however takes time and effort, forcing policymakers to take short cuts by narrowing their attention to neighboring jurisdictions or choosing to…

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