Examine and assess the idea that the authority of the state to govern is always contested
This essay will explore the assertion above by considering democratic governing, ‘troubles’ in Northern Ireland, and international relations including the UN. It will conclude that the state’s authority is always...
Examine and assess the ways in which the state claims legitimacy.
The state refers to the shared ideas and expectations regarding the ordering of social life, it
is seen by social scientists as a set of practices and organisations. The state is an
institutional order striving to create some order...
Examine and assess how political order is made and repaired.
In this TMA I will examine and assess how political order is made mainly through the state. In order to create, maintain and repair political order, the state needs authority from its citizens to do so and this authority needs to be legitimate...
Examine the claim that ‘state legitimacy is closely associated with democracy’ (Blakeley and Saward, 2009, p.370).
State legitimacy refers to the popular acceptance of a governing body or bodies by citizens. Democracy is a greatly debated term broadly...
Use your own knowledge to assess how far the sources support the interpretation that between 1542 and 1558 religion was more important consideration then legitimacy in settling the succession to the crown.
Between 1542 and 1558, religion may have had an effect on some people’s thoughts of who should...
Assess sociological explanations of science and ideology as a belief system.
Science has obviously had a massive impact on the world and some sociologists argue that science is a open belief while some sociologists argue that science is instead a closed belief system, resisting change.
A belief system...
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Date: 14 May 2014
Question: Examine and assess the view that the legitimacy of states is always contested.
It is first important to establish the definition of the term “State(s)”. Blakely & Saward describes “as a formless mass that can be considered everywhere...
1. Evaluate the view that democracy is the only legitimate form of government
A legitimate state can be defined as “A state in which its citizens have little or no significant resistance to the public policy and leadership of the state in question due to the rightful/legitimate exercise of power...
From 1941 to 1975 Vietnam struggled against foreign installed regimes. Assess the reasons why the Communists were ultimately able to prevail.
Vietnam was a volatile country throughout the mid to late 1900’s and became the first televised war which broadcast to millions of people every night. The country...
Critically examine the work of three authors in relation to how children develop and learn and how teachers and other adults impact on this process. Reflect upon the impact the knowledge gained from this reading has had on your own developing understanding on your role as a teacher.
does not change overtime, does not facilitate social change, tends to be irrational and inconsistent, and perpetuates the status quo. In fact, Weber states: “The creation of new law opposite traditional norms is deemed impossible in principle.” Traditional authority is typically embodied in feudalism or...
cited in Blakely and Saward (2009 P. 361) defines the state as ‘An organisation that successfully claims a monopoly of the legitimate use of force in a given territory. The word legitimate also appears in the question for this essay, so legitimacy appears to be the key word, and its definition is, “able...
To evaluate this, this essay will first examine one of the leading Holocaust deniers today, David Irving. It will use a number of sources to carry out an investigation into the life and career of...
1. The Underlying Likeness among the Concepts of Legitimacy, Sovereignty, and Authority.
The original meaning of legitimacy is the rightful king or queen was on the throne by reason of “legitimate” birth. Legitimacy now refers to an attitude in people’s minds – in some countries strong...
competing views are circulated on globalization’s affect upon democracy; one view is that globalization promotes democracy, another view argues just the opposite; the last view, claims that globalization and democracy are not inner related. This paper will focus on the first two competing views by trying...
gender practice enacted by individual groups and intuitions, previously focused on the male sex role is now accepted, that is it not a clear simple state of being. Conflicts within personality and emotional compromises by male body builders with an alpha male exterior but exhibiting homosexual tendencies...
Following the landmark Supreme Court case in 1973, abortion became a legal option under limited circumstances for women in the United States when faced with the prospect of an unwanted pregnancy. Now forty-one years removed from Roe vs. Wade, abortion continues to generate an ample amount...
Feminist View of Pornography
Date of submission
In this paper we will assess the view of pornography from the three categories of the feminist, the three group are; anti-pornography, liberal, and pro sex feminist...
Plan of the investigation
What reasons did the US. have for using the atomic bombs towards Japan in 1945?
This investigation aims to assess the different factors leading up to the American president Harry S. Truman’s decision to use the atomic bomb as a mean to force Japan to surrender...
they do not need a doctor. As much as we would all like to believe that, we are human and cannot always stay healthy.
The Affordable Care Act is misunderstood by too many Americans across the United States. What they do not realize is that if you already have health care it basically does not even affect...
Although many strive to avoid it, people are running into contested space moments after they open their eyes each morning. We form these walls of contested space automatically, sometimes subconsciously which comes into play as we go about life. Contested space is a generally used term;...
which marks the construction of self-identity. The first chapter is devoted to the characterisation of day-to-day life in contemporary society. I examine the 'reflexive modernity thesis' and argue that lay appropriation of expert knowledge is an omnipresent process of day-to-day life, which refers to...
officials accept or extort bribe; or public office can be abused for
personal benefits even if no bribery occurs through the theft of state assets or diversion of state
The second chapter investigates the variety of causes of corruption and opportunities that
governmental structures create...
United States, Japan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, China, Saudi Arabia, and Russia (in order of vote-share).
The "rest of the world" pools their votes into blocs to elect the remaining 16 Directors – and there are no rules. Here’s how things shape up (click the figures for a larger view):
in order to be categorised as fundamentalist.
A prime example of this is in the emergence of a large Fundamental Christian following in the United States of America. 80% of Americans say with believe in God, while 60% say that 'religion plays an important role in my life'. This figure is considerably...
ANOVA to measure its impact on perceived legitimacy of law enforcement. The inference of race from reading a name in a short paragraph was manipulated in conjunction with the driver receiving a ticket or a warning for running a red light. Tyler’s The Legitimacy of Law Enforcement Scale, (1990) was used...
autonomy is "relative." If such is the case, why not approach state and politics first as "autonomous" realms and then focus on their relations with other spheres? The only theory of the state which explicitly postulates the autonomy of the state and politics is Max Weber's, as formulated in "Intermediate...
things: (i) Identify and examine the proffered theory and hypothesis for their power to explain the data; (ii) Examine the data that supports (and undermines) the expert's theory; (iii) Use supportable assumptions to fill the inevitable gaps between data and theory; (iv) Examine the methodology; and (v)...
as to what Britishness is and who counts as British? To evaluate the role, shared values play in defining the British Identity it is necessary to examine how it is formed through place, culture, ethnicity, diversity and imagined community, without judgements being made as to who should and should not...
The concept of legitimacy, according to German sociologist Max Weber, is defined by whether or not making and enforcing laws are acceptable and appropriate to governed populations. No matter the type of government – whether it is a republic, democracy, tyranny, or any other dialectical...
A dynamic model of regulation is used to analyse the games, actors and politics of
communication regulation in Zimbabwe. Such a model sees states responding to the
complexity of information flows, first, by protecting their own information spaces,
and additionally, by attempting to influence...
communist movement and the disintegration of European colonial empires in asia, Africa and latin America, giving rise to new nation states in the third world. These nation states were in search of a model of development to promote their economy and enhance their political independence. American political...
misconduct, or the direct actions of the news media in choosing to present the public with only the most shocking facts with little regard towards the legitimacy or effect of their misleading representation doesn’t matter. The effect is the same; an innocent person is found fighting to get the truth released...
of genres, of periods, for example), or even with
all other works (theory of literature); it would be unable to state the individual
specificity of each work. In practice, it is always a question of going continually
back and forth, from abstract literary properties to individual works and vice
The state is seen as a set of organisations and practices that aims to prevent social chaos and make social order within a defined territory. It refers to the shared ideas and expectations regarding the ordering of social life and establishes who might legitimately claim to exercise authority over many...
Mentor: Črt Kostevc Ph.D.
Academic year: 2012/2013
Globalization and Multinational Firms
MNCs and the role of the state
Aljaž Bešter Cerar – 19489662
Ljubljana, 10.6. 2013
The seminar paper is logically divided into two related parts. The first...
as Singapore's third Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong gave a landmark speech to the Harvard Club
of Singapore in which he outlined a new style of state-society relations. Claiming that "I have no doubt that our society must open up further",
Lee emphasized that one of the important tasks facing the...
The Government publishes official statistics on crime in Britain annually. The term ‘official statistics’ normally refers to data collected by the state and its agencies. The research methods used can be both quantitative and qualitative. There are two primary sources of data used in order to assist...
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WELFARE REFORM IN WASHINGTON STATE (A)
Clare Banks, assistant to the director of the WorkFirst division at the Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), looked up...
specific circumstances, without A knowing so. The authorities of a state do not generally know when particular subjects are deterred by the penalties contained in a criminal statute, nor does a person who issues a face-to-face threat always know when it is responsible for the desired action of another.
Why is the state a central concept in studying politics?
Once described as “the shadow which falls upon almost every human activity” (Heywood, 2007: 89), the state has traditionally been at the center of much political analysis because it is regarded as the highest form of authority, being inextricably...
“Assess the extent to which religion produces social change” (33 marks)
There is a great debate concerning the role of religion in social change. Whereas some sociologists believe that religion acts as a conservative force, thus inhibiting social change whether that is positive or negative, others...
of information about the world, practiced by a distinct group and pursued through a unique method, was essentially in place. It was used to give legitimacy to a variety of fields through such titles as "scientific" medicine, engineering, advertising, or motherhood. Over the 1900s, links between science...
DISCUSS THE NATURE OF THE INDIAN STATE ACCORDING TO LIBERAL PERSPECTIVE.
The state is being perceived as an "organised structural and institutional whole" epitomizing the power relations of society. The state in a developing society arise from historical factors and interacts with society through its...
A Poststructuralist Critique of Neorealist Conceptualizations of the State and Anarchy
As the title suggests I have chosen to focus on one particular brand of realism, neorealism, as offered by Kenneth Waltz. The reason for my focusing on neorealism is that I feel realism, perhaps the dominant theory...
DEVELOPMENT: THE CONCEPT OF POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT, 1966
The scholar’s world is always closer to the world of newspaper headlines than either scholars or laymen realize. The increasing academic interest in the problems of the new states in the process of political development has been inspired more by events...
Assess sociological views on the reasons for, and solutions to poverty.
For this essay I will assess the sociological views of poverty and what certain groups of people think about it.
Poverty is very hard to define as it is very subjective and there are many different views...
take account of the developments rendering the Westphalian model obsolete. The task is to reformulate democratic theory in order grasp the erosion of state autonomy and to conceptualize a new political order. Thus the political dimension of globalisation is in focus and this offers interesting perspectives...
Wall – Global cyber crime, cyber deception and theft, pornography and cyber violence
Globalisation – Green crime, human rights and state crime
Held et al. – Global crime economy
Castells – Global crimes, trafficking, sex tourism, cyber crimes
Global risk consciousness
Hobbs and Dunningham...
What is the world order?
← The rules and regulations that apply to relationships between states at any given time in history.
← It could refer to the balance of power or the relationship between nation states and IGOs/NGOs.
← Between 1945 & 1989 this was defined by the Cold War – an ideological conflict...
former studies the latter.
Political scientists and politicians are often indistinguishable.
Question 3. 3. (TCO 1) When people base their views on beliefs that may not be based in reality, they are behaving _____. (Points : 2)
The Congruence of Legitimacy to Power
By: Chissan Rae M. Balderas
Adamson University, Philippines
Under presidential system of government having three equal branches, in which the executive is one, several conflicts would have been vital to the immediate decay of all three in just one misinterpretation...
Examine and comment on Christian beliefs about homosexuality.
“If God, as they say, is homophobic, I wouldn’t worship that God.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu- BBC Radio 4 Broadcast 18th November 2007
Homosexual- a homosexual is a person who is sexually attracted to someone of the same sex. (The...
2.5.1. Business Ethics
3. Culture and Business Practices of Switzerland Differing from Those of the United States
3.1.1. Health & Life Expectancy
3.1.2. Physical Activity
4. Implications for US Businesses Considering Operations Located in Switzerland
Germany and Islamic Military Intervention
International Relations POLS1160
The Islamic State is a region in the Middle East that is an unrecognized state with a self-declared government. They control a landmass in northwest Iraq and eastern Syria. Since the removal of U.S troops from Iraq in...
Benjamin makes three main points in his article. Frist, landfills are efficient waste management solutions and are not hazardous. Second, recycling is not always beneficial to our environment, society, or economy. And third, recycling is not necessary to preserve natural resources. Benjamin’s major source of...
EU lawyers are long used to reflecting on the fundamental ways in which the legal systems and governance of its component States have been affected by their membership of the European Union. In more recent times, however, and in particular since the conclusion of the Uruguay...
Diversity in Education, A legal View
Diversity within a student body is something that every university should strive for. It becomes a serious issue when there are policies that are implemented that place a persons Fourteenth Amendment rights in jeopardy. When the court decided in Grutter v...
Assess the view that science has replaced religion as the main ideological influence in society today (33 marks).
Ideology as a contested concept is defined in many different ways depending on perspective. The success of science has lead to a widespread belief in it, as it can ‘deliver the goods’...
you do the
right things for the environment, you'll have a stronger business so that you can make more money. It's not
about sort of a condescending view… I don't know if that's subtle or if people don't get it, but it's very
important. It's about interdependence rather than balance. It's about mutual...