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  • Powerful Political Ethnic Groups
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    The inherent differences in Language, religion, and politics of the various nations found within Nigeria have contributed heavily to failed attempts in democracy and political turmoil in general. The amount of ethnic variety found within the borders of Nigeria is both "dazzling and confusing". Depending on the report, 250 to 400 or more different ethnic groups can be identified, however, three main ethnic groups dominate the political sphere. The Hausa, Yoruba, and Ibo constitute 68% of the popu...
  • Machiavelli's Analysis Of Religion In Politics
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    Niccol'o Machiavelli thoroughly discusses the importance of religion in the formation and maintenance of political authority in his famous works, The Prince and The Discourses. In his writing on religion, he states that religion is beneficiary in the formation of political authority and political leaders must support and endorse religion in order to maintain power. However, Machiavelli also critiques corrupt religious institutions that become involved in politics and in turn, cause corruption in...
  • Explaining African Leader's Political Difficulties
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    We must understand the differences in the African and European political experience in order to understand the difficulties faced by African leaders. In Herbst's book States and Power in Africa, First I will give an overview of the differences between the African and European advances toward becoming a nation state. Next the reasons why these differences are important to understanding the difficulties faced by African leaders will be discussed. Finally I will give an overview of possible alterna...
  • Burma's Military Leaders
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    The Prospect of Democracy in Burma The prospect for the development of a democratic state in Burma has recently become a remote possibility. Burma's military leaders have been holding talks with the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). The dialogue started while Aung San Suu Kyi was still under house arrest. When she was released in 2002, the international community and the people of Burma expected the process to evolve to the next stage - su...
  • Jiang As Gilley
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    Allen Bullock HST 407 7/24/2003 Jiang Zemin, as the President of China, will be leading the world's most populous country into the 21st century. A new biography of Mr. Jiang describes him as an economic reformer but not a political reformer and as someone often mistakenly believed to have blundered his way to power. Bruce Gilley is the author of the first western full-length study of the Chinese leader. Historians, political scientists, and journalists hungry for reliable information about Chine...
  • Austerity Cripps
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    Tighten your belts The Cripps Version: The Life of Sir Stafford Cripps Peter Clarke 592 pp, Penguin Who is New Labour's patron saint Aficionados claim Attlee, anti-Blair ites mutter MacDonald. One name that doesn't get mentioned, but should, is Cripps. Not only does he offer religion and the law, Cripps can lay claim to the title of Britain's leading pragmatist and consensus-builder of the 20th century, who spoke simultaneously for middle England and the dispossessed. A prime minister who is rig...
  • 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...
  • Good Quality Of A Leader
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger is a good example of what one can accomplish if goals are set and definitely has shown a multitude of good leadership qualities. He exudes self-confidence, stands firm to what he believes in, and is forever pushing his own limits. With very little money and a whole lot of dreams and aspirations, he left his native village in Graz, Austria to live in the United States. He overcame insurmountable obstacles to attain leadership status across a broad array of professions, inclu...
  • Leader In The Many Different Roles
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    Asian Woman leaders - the chameleon fighter and the barriers breakers For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) History has always depicted 'his story' the story of great male figures. 'Her story' has been regarded as the exception. Simone de Beauvoir summed up this distinction "The superiority of the male is indeed overwhelming: Perseus, Hercules, David, A chiles, Lancelot, the French warriors, Du Ges lin and Bayard, Napoleon - so many man for one Joan of Arc" The r...
  • Authoritarian Power Structure Leaders Use
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    The use of "coercive power", in democratic societies, to protect followers and administer daily activities is good, "appropriate" and can be been seen as a set of disciplinary sanctions, a driving force to maintain order, a stimulus to keep interactions and common life well managed and respected. It, indeed, benefits both leaders and followers, eases common growth in good situations, provides support and hope in difficult circumstances. In addition of the first fives examples of coercive power t...
  • Information From The Public
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    "It is often necessary, even desirable, for political leaders to withhold information from the public". Although political leaders need to be honest to the public as they promise when they are elected into offices, they need to withhold information from the public in certain situations. They have access to may sensitive information that is not suitable to release to the public. The leak of such information will compromise national security, will create social turmoil and may intrude on personal ...
  • Rush Limbaugh
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    Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot By: Al Franken - 264 Pgs. Right from the start of this book I could see that Al Franken was going to be a funny author. After graduating from Harvard in 1973, Franken performed stand up comedy, then joined Saturday Night Live. Franken has won five Emmy Awards, four for writing and one for producing. I really enjoyed this book for a number of reasons. For the most part I liked it because it is such a different type of reading material than I am used to. The only r...
  • Chen As A Great Leader
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    Individual qualities allow people to become potential leaders; however, it is the circumstances of the time that make the leaders great. The Taiwanese President Chen Shui Bien's life story is a realistic reflection of this theory. Chen's assiduous personality enabled him to triumph over hostile circumstances to become the leader of a nation. Yet, Taiwan's present political and economic conditions have disqualified him as a great leader. Being born into a yeoman family in Tainan, one of Taiwan's ...

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