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  • Large Role For Bureaucracies In Public Administration
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    Bureaucracy, simply defined can be called the "red tape" of the American Political system. Also, this red tape can further be explained as the life blood of the very structure. It is the dominant institution, the institution that epitomizes modernity. Bureaucracy is an organizational form of public administration, the very structure of the operating units of government. Bureaucracy takes a very special role in public administration. Bureaucracy has to be competent in order to be able to carry ou...
  • Political Authority And Personal Relations
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    The Lust For Power: How Politics and Personal Relations Become One WILLIAM YAO The stories of the Bible reveal a pattern of "ups and downs" for the nation of Israel. A period of prosperity, faithfulness and fearing God would almost always be followed by a period of destitution, lawlessness and idolatry. This recurring cycle can be linked to political authority, and the level of separation of political authority from other influences. The successful struggle for liberation under the leadership of...
  • Problem Between Authority And Autonomy
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    The Right of Autonomy Political philosophy is the philosophy of the state. A state is a group of people who have supreme authority within a given territory or over a certain population, according to Wolf. Authority then, is the right to command and the right to be obeyed which is different from power. Power in Wolff's terms, is the "ability to compel compliance". Moral autonomy is "a submission to laws which one has made for oneself". Wolf believes that there is a problem between authority and a...
  • Authors Incessant And Irresponsible Use Of Abbreviations
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    This paper is a review of J.L. Granatsteins non-fiction book entitled The Generals". This is one of few books devoted to the scarcely heard of Canadian Generals who served during the second world war. Unfortunately this is the type of book that should only be purchased at a garage sale for a quarter, and then perhaps used to spark a warm fire in a wood fireplace on a cold winter night. The reasoning for this is this book provides little interest to those fascinated by the events that took place ...
  • Political Leaders
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    Bands - Small size, 25- 50 people (mostly related by consanguinity / marriage ). - Least complex type of political organisation. - Major subsistence strategy: gathering and hunting - Generalised reciprocity - They are generally egalitarian; people have the same rights and share food etc. - Cognatic descent (reckoned through both males and females) - Non-centralised political system. There are no offices and temporary leaders, therefore no-one has official authority over others. - Political decis...
  • Theories Of Anarchism
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    Anarchism: The belief that government and private property should be abolished. Also the concept that people should be allowed to live in free associations, sharing work and its products. Anarchism is essentially an ideology that rejects authority, recognizing it as vehicle that deprives citizens of liberty. Since governments are often associated with authority, it is a common assumption that anarchy implies chaos and absence of government. However, this is not necessarily true. Anarchism will p...
  • Author
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    Name: "Why the Security Council Failed" Author: Michael J. Glennon Publication Details: Foreign Affairs, May / June 2003. vol. 82, no. 3 pp 16-34 The author, Michael J. Glennon read for a B.A. in Political Science on full scholarship at the University of Minnesota, where he was successfully admitted to bar. He wears many hats as he is a professor of International law; member of various boards like the American Law Institute; a consultant to Senate Foreign Relations Committee; author of several b...
  • Town Meetings And Workers Control
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    "What touches all should be decided by all". This is a recurring theme in Michael Walzer's article "Town meetings and Workers' Control", in which he believes that decisions should reflect the views of everyone that it affects. "Much of what is considered 'private' life in liberal societies ought to be subject to public control". He argues that democracy requires workers control of firms. Walzer's main argument states, that for any authoritative decision that seriously affects others, there shoul...
  • Several Political Bungles In The Moment
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    Politics, the art or science of government, of guiding or influencing governmental policy, in addition to this, politics is also the process by which authoritative allocation of values takes place in society. It deals with the relations among men and groups that are subject to the control of the state, how they interact with the state itself, and on the relations of the state to other states. Politics can also be defined as, any human relationship, which involves to a significant degree, power, ...

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