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    A Dictatorship is a disreputable form of government in which one person or a small group of people, in this case being Saddam Hussein and his “Dirty Dozen”, have complete and utter control of a country. Dictators essentially have the right to do whatever they see fit with their people and country – restrict the legal and civil rights of their subjects. Subjects are technically citizens, although citizens are a part of a democracy, and have civil and legal rights, and have a say in government,…

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    Corruption, as defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary, is “dishonest or illegal behavior especially by powerful people.” This dishonest or illegal behavior is usually categorized as an abuse of entrusted power for private gain. It corrodes the relationship between a ruler and their subjects. This dishonest or illegal behavior begins to occur when rulers make anti-social actions that have a lack of respect for other people’s perspectives and their morals, therefore acting in their own…

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    Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher, stated that humans, “...are in that condition which is called war, and such a war as is of every man against every man”. The state of life is one of warfare among one another. William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, believed the same idea. In Lord of the Flies, a group of boys are stranded on an island and their civilization slowly turns into savagery. The boys split into two groups, one led by a boy named Jack and the other by a boy named Ralph, and…

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    On Churchill 's view of Democracy Dallas Gibb (104057793) University of Windsor Comparative Politics (45-130) November 26 2014 Winston Churchill had said once that “democracy is the worst form of government except all others that have been tried” meaning that democracy is the best form of government. Within a democracy, one can expect economic freedoms to pursue profits and better themselves through the free market, where as in authoritarian regimes, there is usually an absence…

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    The Significance of State Institutions: A Comparison between Norway and Ethiopia There are several different ways in which a state can choose to govern its citizens. The two types of government that are frequently analyzed and structurally oppose one another are authoritarian versus democratic regimes. The main difference between a democracy and an authoritarian regime is that a democracy is comprised of a government that reflects the wants of its citizens. On the other hand an authoritarian…

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    Though there are various forms of governments found throughout the world, one form sticks out the most when it comes to a fit global government. This form of government is known as democracy. This form of government was first seen during the reign of ancient Athens. Athens, erected The Athenian Constitution around 350 BC, which regulated the members of an exclusive group in Athens. However, democracy has many challenges that contour viewpoints on this type of government leading people to…

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    Populism And Democracy

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    Canovan in her article ‘Trust the people’ writes how she is sceptical of populism. Although highlighting many negative points of populism she suggests it reinvigorates democracy and is always inevitable. Like Canovan I am sceptical of populism, as she calls it the “shadow of democracy” but I go one further to believe populism does indeed have no place in a well-functioning democracy. Firstly, one must define a well-functioning democracy: this allows the demos to limit government power due to…

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    While often regarded as an Elizabethan playwright, Shakespeare’s career straddled two epochs: the reign of Queen Elizabeth (1562 to 1603) and the reign of King James (1603 to 1625). While it is notoriously difficult to find details about Shakespeare’s personal life, he taps into what was happening around him in his writing. This was the year in which two of Shakespeare’s best-known plays were crafted: Macbeth and, the subject of this notebook, King Lear. The latter play tells the story of the…

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    The world is structured to be of many components and ideas where humans dwell on such premises. Without each other, the act of living would be much harder to suffice and rather pointless. In the light of a notion, we don’t need each other for the sake of competition, but for the sake of peace and minimal chaos within society. If everyone in the world were to compete against each other, society would still be paralyzed in the prehistoric era, where civilization barely got the chance to start…

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    We know that fame and money, take people to a whole other level. There are individuals capable of doing anything just to be like their idol. During Spring Break I watched the movie “The Bling Ring”. This movie tells the story of a couple of high school teenagers, whom all had a good economical status, but were not happy with all they had and went on styling until they started robbing the houses of many famous celebrities like Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, Megan Fox , Lindsay Lohan etc... They go…

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