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  • Political Equality
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    The Question of Equality Equality is the fundamental demand of the rebellion of the poor: it should be the ideological force behind the new society. How this egalitarian demand is understood is crucial to the distinction between the Democratic Revolution and the Marxist-Jacobin Revolution. The Marxist answer to the egalitarian demand is the dictatorship of the proletariat, which Maurice Du verger shrewdly describes as an accurate continuation of the Jacobin theory of terror: '... Man is born but...
  • Tzar Nicholas 2 Political Naivete
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    It was Tzar Nicholas 2 political naivete and extreme that led to the downfall of the Russia Certain aspects of Tzar Nicholas 2's behaviour definitely contributed to bringing about the fall of the Russian Empire, however most of these qualities were not weaknesses in character as such, they were qualities we would associate with poor leadership. When we say 'weakness in character' we mean being easily influenced / controlled by others. Nicholas himself was a firm believer in autocracy; he was vir...
  • Irish Trade Unions
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    The 1913 Lockout was the culmination of several years of political organisation and agitation among the unskilled working class, carried out primarily through the Irish Transport Workers Union. The ITGWU had been founded by Larkin in 1909 specifically as a union of the unskilled, long deemed ' by the official trade union movement. The open militancy of the ITGWU was a new departure in the history of the Irish trade union movement and the organisation grew rapidly, from 4,000 members in 1911 to 1...
  • Class Attitudes On Political Questions
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    Class, Socialization, and Politics Elections are at the core of the American political system. They are the way we choose our government, the source of government authority, and a means by which the people can influence public policy. For most Americans, voting is the only form of political participation. Essential questions to ask concerning these issues are: Who votes and why? What influences people to become voters? And what influences how they vote? It is important to approach these issues f...
  • Problems With The Lower And Upper Classes
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    In our fast paced technologically advanced society today, our governments have evolved into supposedly well oiled machines effectively managing budgets, jails, milit aries, as well as many other programs. Unfortunately, many of these governments are not as well organized, as they could be. Democratic countries like France, Germany, and even the United States have some very serious shortcomings to the way their governments are managed. These problems occur, many times at a very basic level, rathe...
  • Marx's Theory Of Capitalism
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    Some sociologists have marked the course of the history remarkably. Others with lesser impact, have been rapidly forgotten. Karl Marx belongs to those with unforgettable memory. His works didn't perish, but are rather classified as everlasting. Karl Marx, German political philosopher and revolutionist, is one of the most influential thinkers of all times. He's the founder of modern socialism and communism. He's by many appraised and glorified and in the eyes of others, he's viewed as a shame to ...
  • Government Class Upon College Students
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    To Vote or Not to Vote, Is That Really a Question? Are students properly informed in political areas? The question abounds while adults worry about weather students will vote for political views or weather they just agree with Bruce Springsteen. Astin says that "A democracy works only to the extent that the voter is well informed" (Astin 97). Astin believes that the only way to have a properly functioning democracy is to have informed voters. This is the question of the day, why people vote, wea...
  • My Political Ideology Moderate Conservative
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    My New Political Ideology A population's views on political issues may change as different circumstances occur each day. The environment around us has a powerful influence on the decisions that we produce and the views that we as American citizens choose to hold. After a semester in political science class my views and my political ideology have altered. Today I will explain how political science class has influenced my political ideology. When this class initially began I was sure, without a do...
  • Self Governing Community The Greek City State
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    ... 's own good with public order". A sense of the value of the individual was thus one of the primary conditions of the development of political thought in Greece. Political life expressed a shared, ordered self- understanding, not a mere struggle for power. This ideal led to the birth of a new government, a self-governing community - the Greek city-state. A city-state is "an aggregation of free human beings, bound together by common ties, some of which may be called natural ties, some artifici...
  • Number Of Iranian Immigrants In America
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    The history of Iran extends over a two-thousand five hundred year period. This era brought about great achievements in the areas of science, the arts and letters, literature, philosophy, and law. Prior to the Islamic conversions of the seventh century AD, the Iranians practiced the Zoroastrian religion. It was during the Sassanian Dynasty in the latter part of the Seventh Century A.D. in which Islam was introduced in Iran. However, Shia Islam did not become the official religion of state until t...
  • Their Foot In The Door Of Politics
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    In the beginning of Anna Clark's essay, "Manhood, Womanhood, and the Politics of Class in Britain, 1790-1845", she describes to the reader how the British political system was set up before the Chartists were formed. The upper and middle-classes were the groups with the political authority and the working-class and peasants had nothing politically. The politicians of this time were all men and were looked down upon by the working-class men due to their nam by-pam by homogeneous appearance. The w...
  • Newspapers And Magazines For The Working Classes
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    As it is highlighted in table 1, In 1801 the population of England and Wales was in 1801 just under 9 million; by 1851 it was almost 18 million. From the end of the 18th century, this population increase confronted the rulers of British society with urgent questions of social and political control and gave rise to a much increased interest in the place of education in society. The number of schools offering basic education for the growing numbers of 'the poor' increased substantially. Many of th...
  • Aspirations Of Depressed Classes
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    POLITICAL STRATEGIES OF GANDHI AND AMBEDKAR While Gandhi started Harijan Seva k Samaj to uplift the Depressed Classes, Ambedkar formed the Independent Labour Party (1936) to put pressure on Government for obtaining more resources for the Depressed Classes. Later in 1942 it became All India Depressed Classes Federation. When in 1942 Gandhi and the Congress opposed war efforts and started the famous 'quit India' movement, Ambedkar, by contrast supported the British policy and its war efforts. He b...

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