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  • Functions Of A State
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    The state plays a crucial part in society today and is central to the study of economic and political geography. In order to define the functions of a state, it is at first necessary to define the 'state' and what it, in itself represents. Collins Concise English Dictionary (Third Edition-1992) interprets the state as, .".. a sovereign political power or community... ". or. ".. the body politic of a particular sovereign power... ". In short, the state is seen as being the governing body of a nat...
  • T A 1 A 3 4 A
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    What are the differences between cosmopolitan and communitarian approaches to global politics? S) A P d x d AAT$ ~A 3/4 ~A? T^A^1 $ ~A 3/4 ~A? When looking at normative theories of politics, the main distinction is between cosmopolitanism and communitarianism~A? In this essay the term community shall refer to political communities, or more specifically, states. It is important to note that these political communities have been defined territorially, and not necessarily by culture, although this ...
  • Moral Conception Of State Legitimacy
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    Mark Ethics, July 1999 vs. 109 i 4 p 739 Justification and Legitimacy ( ). (philosophy of the state) A. John Simmons. Abstract: Different arguments are needed to show that a state is justified and that it is legitimate. Justifying the state is associated with the treatises of 18th-century philosophers. The Lockean approach to this issue captures features of institutional evaluation that the Kantian approach does not. Standard justifications of the state are offered to those motivated by objectio...
  • Concepts Of Nation State And City State
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    The emergence of the State system The evolution of the state system has marked various significant events in the history of mankind. These episodes and years of war and battle for supremacy, freedom, religion and pride have caused many lives to be lost for the price of having realized the genuine type of a state. Nation and state are two concepts that are very confusing and sometimes both concepts are mistakenly perceived as having the same meaning. It is therefore necessary to provide a good de...
  • Addition The Control Of The Philippine Islands
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    The United States, from its inception had a lust for real estate. From the original chants of 'manifest destiny' to the calls for the annexation of Indian territories, America has been driven to acquire land. In this country's youth, land was needed for economic expansion; however, by the end of the 19th century, the entire continental United States had been in possession and the citizenry of this country turned their eyes out to sea. The United States no longer sought new lands to farm and work...
  • Wave Of Change In Massachusetts Politics Massachusetts
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    From Boston Brahmin to Boston Common: The Wave of Change in Massachusetts Politics Massachusetts has always been known for its politics. From the days of John Hancock and John Adams to the Kennedy Compound and failed Dukakis presidential campaign, the Bay State is, has been, and always will be a hotbed of political activism. But that does not mean that Massachusetts has a vibrant two party system. If anything can be said about Massachusetts, it is that the state and its voters are certainly lop-...
  • Social And Political Structure
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    Confucius Confucius lived from 551-479 B.C. He was a philosopher, political thinker and educator whose ideas have greatly influenced not only Chinese culture but world civilization. Confucius lived during the "Spring" and "Autumn" period of Chinese history, when east central China was divided into over a dozen small warring states. The great disorder and suffering he saw influenced his political ideas, which emphasized order, hierarchy and the rule of a benevolent sovereign. Confucius came from ...
  • Political Life
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    Niccolo Machiavelli Statesman and Political Philosopher 1469-1527 No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution. -Machiavelli from The Art of War I was born on May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy. I was a political philosopher and diplomat during the Renaissance, and I'm most famous for my political treatise, The Prince (1513), that has become a cornerstone of modern political philosophy. My life was very interesting. I lived a nondescript ch...
  • Compromise Of Political Ideals
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    Compromises of Political Ideals in Favor of Political Expediency The Constitution of the United States of America was a document that contained many compromises the balanced political idealism with political expediency. Political idealism is the set of beliefs that the Constitutionalists ultimately wanted to achieve in the new government. Political expediency limited and put off certain political ideals in order to achieve agreement between the states on a central government, quickly enact the n...
  • Independent Communities Of The City States
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    The Greek city-states which developed starting 1100 BC were done independent of each other yet still had common characteristics which were shared. In city-states such as Athens and Sparta, you will find a similar way of life and structures, however each city-state did differ due not only to differing cultural origins, but also because of the geography Greece. The origins of some of the city-states can be dated back to 1100 BC when the Dorian tribes invaded the Mycenaeans from the north. Some of ...
  • Reform Frederick
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    Enlightened Absolutism can be viewed as a streamed lined style of monarchical government that relies on a single branch of governmental decision making, which is founded on sound logical reason. Frederick the Great, who ruled the eastern German state of Prussia from 1740-1786, was a catalyst for this new style of government. The enlightened absolutists such as Frederick justified their absolute authority by proclaiming themselves servants of the state or the people. Frederick believed that he ha...
  • 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, ...
  • Study Of African Politics
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    To answer the question posed and understand if the study of African politics should be approached differently than the study of politics in the west I believe it is essential to consider them both separately and establish if there any similarities or apparent differences. In order to do this I am going to break this essay down into sections that will enable me to conclude and ultimately answer the question posed. The three sections that I have proposed are; firstly 'Does the study of western pol...

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