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Majority Rule and Minority Rights
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...Majority Rule and Minority Rights Respect for minority rights in Western liberal democracies has been a critical element for ensuring that the majority does not tyrannize the minority. Many of America's founding fathers, most notably James Madison, were hugely concerned about the potential for the majority will to trample the minority, and to create a system in which free thought and genuine public discourse becomes impossible. Indeed, there are several places in the Constitution where suspicion of unchecked majority power is evident - from the Bill of Rights to the structure of the Senate to the Electoral...
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Aggregational role of voting and majority rule
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...MAJORITY RULE College: Majority voting is a process that does not consider consensus during election. Its ideology is the majority number of people have a final say to determine the decision to be undertaken. Majority rule is a competitive method that consensus does not agree with in its general structure. Consensus creates a form of cooperation than competition in voting. The majority rule is however important when dealing with technical matters that require knowledge on the subject of debate. Majority voting does not allow for compromise. This is a useful factor in decision making for such matters as those of technicality than just face reasons fuelled by emotion... ?AGGREGATIONAL ROLE OF VOTING AND...
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Majority Rule and Minority Rights Essay
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...MAJORITY RULE AND MINORITY RIGHTS "Majority rule is a means for organizing government and deciding public issues", according to the United States of America International Information (http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/principles/majority.htm. ret: 4/21/08). Practically, this is another route to liberty which may mean that not a single person or organized institution is given the prerogative to neither be dominant over the others nor cart off the rights of self-determination as well as its inherent privileges. On the other hand, the United States of America Constitution characterize minorities clearly too either be a product of culture, religion, topography... Order # 221945 THE CONCEPTS OF...
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Explain the concept of majority rule with minority rights
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...majority rule with minority rights. There is hardly a person on the world who has never heard the word "democracy". This is a complex and polyhedral term and it is very important to understand its meaning properly. There are many definitions of democracy such as: 1. Government by the people exercised either directly or through elected representatives; 2. A political or social unit that has such a government; 3. The common people, considered as the primary source of political power; 4. Majority rule; 5. The principles of social equality and respect for the individual within a community1. Let us consider the connection between democracy... Objective IV4 102.6.6-13 Explain the concept of...
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Majority Rule and Minority Rights in American Government
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...Majority Rule and Minority Rights in American Government Introduction Respect for minority rights in Western liberal democracies has been a criticalelement for ensuring that the majority does not tyrannize the minority. Many of America's founding fathers, most notably James Madison, were hugely concerned about the potential for the majority will to trample the minority, and to create a system in which free thought and genuine public discourse becomes impossible. Madison asserts, "The prescriptions in favor of liberty ought to be levelled against that quarter where the greatest danger lies, namely, that which possesses the...
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'Majority rule is the right response to resolving disagreements in society.' Discuss
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...majority rule. That is the side with the most sides wins whether it is an election, a legislative bill, a contract proposal to a union or a shareholder motion during incorporation. Therefore when it is said that the people have decided it is the majority decision (Web, N.d). Government is an institution majorly formed to create stable society for the people that it governs. The people are however a complex group with widely... ? Introduction Democracy is defined as a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them either directly or indirectly by their elected agents. However in practice democracy is governed by its most popularly understood principle of...
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The not so silent majority: Uyghur Resistance to Han Rule in Xinjiang
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...Majority: Uyghur Resistance to Han Rule in Xinjiang This article emphasizes the conflict of the unacceptability of any form of Han rule over Uyghurs (Bovingdon 47). Bovingdon elaborately covers the acts of resistance to the CPP policies evident among the Xinjiang People. He endeavors to uncover, through nonconventional accounts, this evidence in various forms which has otherwise not been identified by other political personalities due to hindrance by the use of conventional means of analyzing the political environment in China. Bovingdon asserts that the utilization of the nonconventional accounts in this context is bound to aid significantly... of their language, therefore, is an appropriate...
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Voting
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...majority rule dictate the winner of the election? Through majority rule, a candidate wins if he garners more than half of the total casted votes. A situation, whereby two candidates are running for the presidency in the United States, will be determined by majority rule. Through a simple majority, votes in favor of one candidate will see to it that, that particular candidate wins the election. Majority rule is the common way in which one candidate can win the presidency in the United States. However, there are situations whereby majority rule is overlooked, some circumstances call for electoral... Voting VOTING Question a) If there were only two candi s running for President of the United s, would the...
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Martin Luther King and Henry David Thoreau
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...majority rule or democracy is not a basis of justice (Jacobus 12). According to Thoreau, majority rule is incomparable to human conscience in distinguishing between just and just laws. However, Thoreau considers that majority rule or democracy should be applied... Martin Luther King and Henry David Thoreau Martin Luther king and Henry David Thoreau were activists who believed in the existence of just and unjustlaws in a democratic country. According to the two authors, a democratic society comes from just laws and therefore unjust laws cannot sustain democracy. Although the two authors agreed on some common laws and principles, they differed in some controversial areas. The two authors also had different ...
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Majority decision in a democracy
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...rule and how the electorate or the general populace put into office during an election people who were not well qualified. A fairly strong dislike of democracy led to his criticisms that it will eventually lead to tyranny. In a sense, he was right on this aspect, as democracy can be considered as a form of tyranny, that is, tyranny by the majority on the minority. Further, Plato had only seen the nascent forms of democracy during his time... people cannot be entrusted to make the right and favorable decisions all the time. It is therefore a dangerous precedent to turn power to the people and it is far better to entrust the political powers to a selected elite educated and wise on the ways of...
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Defining Rule utilitarianism
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...Rule utilitarianism Rule utilitarianism is a kind of utilitarianism which defines if an action should be considered to be ethical or not based on the idea of rule that the majority of the people has been following (Smart, 1973, 9). Hospers presents three examples of ethical dilemma. The first of them is focused on the following situation: ten people are stuck in a cave. They have two options: kill a fat man to safe nine of them of not kill him and all ten will die eventually. The second example deals with lying. Thus, people always have an option of lying or refraining from this activity as there is no strict rule about that. Finally, Hospers brings up the last example when people vote. Thus...
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The Volcker rule
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...rule alters the procedure in which the financial institutions in the US economy operate. It plays a major role in regulating the bank practices that is considered to be risky by the federal agencies. The rule restricts the financial institutions from proprietary trading and aligns them more as a lending body that would lend money to individuals and organizations. The US financial institutions have implemented compliance programs so as to be at par with the Volcker’s rule. There are written policies and procedures designed by the US financial institutions along with limits on market making and underwriting. The banks... Regulation of the stock market in UAE using Volcker’s rule Contents Contents 2...
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Napoleon's Rule
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...Rule Introduction The objective of a historian is to gain insight into the realities and ideas which shaped the lives of men and women of past societies, and not collection of facts as is the common misconception. Studying people from past societies allows us to discover the rich diversity of human experience even though some of the institutions and beliefs may seem strange to us. Studying history involves looking into desires and beliefs, institutions and practices of human beings; these give us an insight into the problems, values, ideas and the foundation of modern institutions. In essence, history lets us know how we came to be who we are and makes it possible for us to get a new... Napoleon’s...
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The Rooney Rule
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...Rule has given the ethnic minority candidates new opportunities for posts such as head coaching and other senior football operations. Rooney Rule is “named after Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney, who is also the chairman of the NFL” (Connerly para. 6) Committee on Workplace Diversity. Rooney noted institutionalized racism in the hierarchy at football clubs. Dan Rooney chaired a committee in 2003 to study about the existence of racism in the recruitment process against the members of ethnic minority groups and in favor of the majority whites. The committee was not able to acquire concrete proof of discrimination. It was difficult for...
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Law, Exclusionary Rule
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...rule was discarded by a five-to-four majority. The Supreme Court held that the ''silver platter doctrine'' (exclusionary rule) was no longer constitutionally viable. Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643, 661 (1961): The supreme court upheld the protection to defendants in state courts as well. United States v. Payner, 447 U.S. 727 (1980): The Court held it impermissible for a federal court to exercise its supervisory power to police the administration of justice in the federal system to suppress otherwise admissible evidence on the ground that federal agents had flagrantly violated the Fourth Amendment rights of third parties in order to obtain evidence to use against others when the agents knew... ...
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English-Rule Only
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...rule English-Only Rule English-Rule Only Language loss is a global phenomenon and is accelerating among indigenous groups especially in the United States. Majority of the Native American vernaculars are spoken only by the elders as growing numbers of children mostly speak English. Comparisons are being drawn between the threat to language diversity and the threat to biological diversity. Biomorphic metaphor can be simple and misleading. They largely distort answers to critical questions in formulating a policy response which can lead to language loss. How can this be reversed is the question that this paper seeks to answer. Introduction Every employee deserves... the opportunity to achieve...
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...rule English-Only Rule English-Rule Only Language loss isa global phenomenon and is accelerating among indigenous groups especially in the United States. Majority of the Native American vernaculars are spoken only by the elders as growing numbers of children mostly speak English. Comparisons are being drawn between the threat to language diversity and the threat to biological diversity. Biomorphic metaphor can be simple and misleading. They largely distort answers to critical questions in formulating a policy response which can lead to language loss. How can this be reversed is the question that this paper seeks to answer. Introduction Every employee deserves... the opportunity to achieve...
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Compare Rule and Act Utilitarians Paper
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...Rule and Act Utilitarian Utilitarianism Utilitarianism is an ethnic theory based on the belief that s whether the acts done are right if they are useful or for the benefit of the majority. In Utilitarian point of view, it is not only told about rules but also about happiness (Lyons, 1965). The features between act and rule utilitarianism is therefore based on a difference about the proper object of considerable calculation. Act Utilitarianism will use the summary concept that is that a law is an abstract principle that a class of actions is good. The believers of rule Utilitarianism do not will to break...
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American Government Assg1
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...majority rule quells dissenting voices as an unstoppable megalith.... Lesson Is a representative democracy effective in the United s? Representative democracy is mildly effective in the United s. Traditionally, wealthy white males have been overly represented however. Most government officials are of that demography, and initially, they were the only people allowed to vote. Although this phenomenon has been mitigated some in the last two hundred years or so, we face a new oligarchy today. These new elite are board members of multibillion dollar multinational corporations. To win elections in the United States is expensive, and American politicians have come to rely upon special interest lobby gifts and...
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Federalist Politics
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...majority rule, and where the power in government will reside. A major portion of the Federalist papers defined the nature of special interest groups. Madison termed them factions and warned of their ability to wield undue influence. Factions are known by the more modern term special interest groups. By concentrating money and political power a small minority can have a great impact on laws and legislation. Factions can bring about corruption and give a voice to a segment of the population that is unduly loud in comparison with the one man one vote philosophy that underpins our constitutional system. Small, well organized factions can...
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Liberal Art Studies
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...majority rule of a corporation. Many positive results have come from resisting the majority and this has been proven in the professional realm as well. This is especially true when the truth and other creative pursuits are repressed and discouraged by the majority. It would definitely seem that Thoreau’s ideas would be easier to implement in a professional setting. However, resisting in both situations can bring about punishment. A corporation does indeed have a conscious as long as conscientious people are running the particular... ?Mill and Thoreau Mill’s argument that differing opinions promote creativity as well as bring about truth are relevant for modern professional communities. Many professionals ...
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...majority rule, it is the duty of the majority to consider the requirements of the minority too, other than advocating only for their own agenda. Question #7 Thoreau’s concepts of justice revolve around the individuals other than the state. He... Civil disobedience Question Thoreau’s mood is assertive. He speaks out his thoughts on justice and openly hits out at the audience. He sees his audience as those who support injustice. Question #2 The decision of the majority is not justice since the majority may not be right. However, conscience should be used to determine justice to all. Question #3 Injustice may be bad for the people but at the same time crucial to steer the government. Through this, the go...
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What is the constitutional democracy
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...majority rule. Even though a constitutional democracy, is a government by majority rule, it does not mean that the minority rights can be violated by such a government. It is the duty of the government in constitutional democracy to protect the rights of both minorities as well as the majorities. Judiciary (Court), Parliament (Congress) and Executive (Government) are the three... Constitutional Democracy Constitutional democracy is a system of government in which political ity-- is defined, limited, and distributed by a body of fundamental law called "the Constitution" and (2) the electorate--the general voting populace within the political society--has effective means of (a) controlling the elected...
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The Issue of Virtue or Citizenship for the New Republic of Antarctica
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...majority rule. This model is something... The Issue of Virtue or Citizenship for the New Republic of Antarctica I am pleased, as the chief political consultant for the Committee to Establishthe New Republic of Antarctica (CENRA), to present my report regarding what role virtue or citizenship ought to play in maintaining the legitimacy of our fine republic. This report will begin by presenting a definition of virtue, alternative models which have incorporated the concept of citizenship differently, and a description as to how this notion of virtue functions in a system of government. Particular attention will be paid to the historical experiment known as "America", and the theoretical debate regarding...
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Effects of Colonial Rule on Africa
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...rule and its effect on Africa.........................................4 Positive effects............................................................................4 Negative effects...........................................................................6 Conclusion & Suggestions..........................................................9 Works Cited...............................................................................11 The colonial rule originated from renaissance spirit, geographical discoveries, and the European need... Table of Contents Section Page Introduction.......…………………………………………........3 Colonial era in Africa.............…………....……………..…......3 Colonial rule a...
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...rule of the people (Thoreau para 3-33). Thoreau adds that the state does not look confronts a man’s sense, intellectual or moral but only the body which implies that there are killings by the government to for those being disobedience. Thoreau is not chastising his obedience but he intends to tell them the truth about the state affairs. Thoreau adds that majority rule is not based on justice but because of the physical superiority of the state for its expedience rule (Thoreau para 4). As asserted by Thoreau (para 18), injustice cases are counted-friction to the government machine... Civil Disobedience Thoreau’s tone is melancholic especially with how the which is the American government exercises its...
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Compare and contrast the two philosophers: John locke and Thomas Hobbes
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...majority rule. While Hobbes wanted absolute and undisputed power of the ruler, John Locke emphasized that limited rights should... ?Comparison and Contrast between John Locke and Thomas Hobbes: This paper is primarily based on the comparison and contrast between myriad philosophical theories presented by the renowned philosophers John Locke and Thomas Hobbes. Different philosophers have presented different theories and ideas to make the blurred image of various concepts like natural rights, property, democracy, society, security, laws, etc., understandable. They have differed on many aspects while asserting the existence and significance of these concepts. Where Hobbes’s conception of natural rights...
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Rule of Law and Separation of Powers
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...rule of law, i.e., one must think optimistically that democracy is for the common good, rather than a means for the most efficient attainment of whatever objectives a present majority desires, there is no opposition between democratic government and the rule of law: each is a necessary and equally valuable 'higher-order' principle whose... Running Head: RULE OF LAW AND SEPARATION OF POWERS Importance of "Rule of Law" and "Separation of Powers" In UK Constitution By ________________________ "Rule of Law" and the "Separation of Powers" One of the main reasons for calling the British Constitution 'unwritten' seems to be the ancient rules of the Constitution, which are taken as the 'principles' or 'guidel...
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Corporate law Master Essay
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...majority opinion as his own. To de Tocqueville, that is a burden of democracy. Limitless influence is dangerous because utter control is the origin of oppression. If a people are mistreated, the only place to turn is the majority. These foibles of democratic institutions are no less so in corporate governance. Here, we critically analyze the following statement: If the majority are abusing their powers and are depriving the minority of their rights, the minority is entitled to maintain their rights.2 MacDougall v Gardiner clarified the principles of majority rule. If the grievance of a minority is about something to which the majority of the company has privilege or has done... A Question of Corporate...
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The Rationale of the Supreme Court's Decision in Citizen United (The Majority Opinion by Justice Kennedy)
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...majority opinion by Justice Kennedy) When pronouncing their verdict, the majority maintained that political speech is crucial to a democracy, which is not less than truth due to the fact that the speech originated from a corporation. The majority also asserted that disclosure requirements of BCRA were constitutional as applied to Hillary: The Movie, with a reason that a governmental interest justified disclosure by offering the electorate with information regarding election-connected spending resources (Books Llc, 2010). They also maintained the disclosure rules for political advertising sponsors and it maintained the outlaw... Freedom of expression Introduction In the course of 2008 election, Citizen...
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Federalist paper declaration of independence
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...majority and minority protection. Too much majority protection, and the society is like an anarchy: The strong form coalitions and rule by force, using the state as a narrowly-concealed bludgeon. But with too much protection for the weak, it is inevitable that “hereditary or self-appointed authority” take over, and a “will... independent of society itself” characterized by a social elite will dominate, which is even worse than the majority tyranny leading to the odious state... The Federalist Papers: Cohesion Out of Anarchy Among the many issues raised by the federalist papers, one of the primary concerns continually brought up and debated was the need to balance the needs for democracy against the risk...
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American Government and Constitution
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...majorities imposing oppressive rules on the minority groups. The problem of tyranny until today has not been determined and needs to be addressed appreciably. This is an area that the federal government has been unsuccessful Race, ethnicity and color... Task American Government and Constitution America is a liberal democratic which can also be referred to as a constitutional democracy, whereby it grants all citizens their rights and freedom regardless of their race or gender. The American constitution allows the rule of the public by the people, its main aims being to allow people to willing fully elect their leaders directly. A strong central government was put in place; it controlled everything from...
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...majority rule, with the protection of minority rights; seeks to protect individuals rights while controlling the majority (majoritarianism) by trying to face out the practice of majority rule (Dunn 1994, pg 11). The constitutions of liberal democracies mostly uphold the four main concepts of democratic creed namely: individualism, liberty, equality and fraternity. Individualism states that the prime objective of democratic... ?Running head: LIBERAL DEMOCRACY Insert Liberal democracy Liberal democracy also referred to as constitutional democracy, is a form of representative democracy in which representatives are elected to be responsible for the decision making process on behalf of the citizens of the...
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Congress
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...Majority rule is a rule that selects an alternative on the basis of approval from more than one half of a deciding body, whereas minority rule comes from the approval of less than that one half of the deciding body. Democracy... ?3. Four guiding principles influence the factors considered when a congressperson votes on a bill proposed by one of their colleagues. Each factor varies in its level of importance, particularly between different individuals in Congress. The first factor at play is a congressperson’s constituency. Ideally, a legislator will keep in his mind the interests of those who put him in office. Given that the United States is a representative democracy, this congressperson is a single...
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Book summary: Talking to Strangers
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...majority to rule and allowing minority practice policy and practice of freedom of expression. Whites Blacks Making drafts with mutual benefit both whites and blacks to create trust Elimination of the majority rule and manipulation of the electoral process Allowing the practice of policy by blacks and freedom of expression. Reference Allen, D. S. (2004). Talking to strangers: Anxieties of citizenship since Brown v. Board of Education. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.... Talking to Strangers Talking to Strangers According to Allen, Talking to strangers relates the practice of democracy. For example, the whites view blacks as strangers. These have created racism due and extended to unemployment,...
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Majority Opinion Essay
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...Majority opinion Majority opinion The majority opinion, as held by Chief Judge Lively is an issue of high contention. There appears to be a misinterpretation by the plaintiffs over the intentions of having all the students read collectively from the same series of books. The exposure of students to the content of the books did not amount to compelling them to adhere to the religious views presented. By a mere requirement that the students should read from the series of Holt books, it did not amount to indoctrination or the promotion of the religious views presented by the books (Suber, 1987). Since there was no evidence to the effect that students were required to profess the religious views...
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Feminist Majority Foundation
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...Majority Foundation has been working as a non-profit organization for feminist research and action for women’s rights since its foundation in 1987. But in current feminist discourses women are the most oppressed population of a society, the FMF is a self acclaimed fighter for women’s cause, that is, for justice for this oppressed special population. The theoretical and the practical framework of the organization’s action are interactive in a way that the organization’s action are set and determined by its independent research on the three issues such as “gender equality... A Critical Analysis of FMF’s Commitment to Reducing Social Injustice to an Oppressed Group or Special Population The Feminist...
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Iran during the rule of Ayatollah Khomeini
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...rule of Shah which gave more influence to Khomeini. Although thousands of kilometers away from Iran in Paris, Khomeini set the course of the revolution, urging Iranians not to compromise and ordering work stoppages against the regime. This resulted into revolution among the supporters of Khomeini against the Shah. Khomeini returned to Iran on the condition that Shah left the country, which he... Gopal Pottabathni 29 November 2007 Life Under The Regime Of Ayatollah Khomeini I. Initial Life Ayatollah Ruhullah Musawi came into this world on 21 September 1902 through Ayatullah Sayid Mustafa Musawi and Hajiyah Aga Khanam in the town of Khomein, South of the capital Tehran, Iran. When he was five months old,...
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Political science paper- comparative
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...rule of consensus decision making and majority rule. In an occurrence where a decision cannot be reached through consensus, a decision is reached through the majority rule by voting. The type of voting embraced by this theory involves one that does not regard authority. Every party of individual affected by the decision making process is effectively considered in terms of representation in the decision making process (Gutmann & Dennis 57). Deliberative democratic theory... Deliberative democratic theory Deliberative democratic theory refers to the theory whereby a decision is reached only through deliberation. In this theory, consensus is greatly considered in major decision making processes. According...
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Week 8 DQ 2
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...majority rule, for American democracy. However, perhaps, they actually protect the rights of minorities and thus have the kind of open system that causes democracy to flourish (Edwards, et al, 2008). The federal courts are also quite powerful and have a large scope of judicial power in American society. Many argue that they should not be involved in policy making but in settling disputes. The United States judicial system is basically adversarial in that opposing civil law cases are presented to an arbiter. It consists of statutes and common law, the latter an accumulation of judicial decisions (ibid.) In the Judiciary Act of 1789, Congress established... Running head: WEEK 8 DQ 2 Week 8 DQ 2...
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Exclusionary Rule
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...Rule Exclusionary Rule This rule prevents agents of the law from conducting arbitrary searches on individuals even if they are suspected of engaging in illegal activities. The search and seizure protocols used by law enforcement agencies may at times be guided by the exclusionary rule. It is a citizen’s constitutional right to be protected against such illegal searches, and it is all under the Fourth Amendment that this is possible. This principle works towards guaranteeing that any proof attained in breach of a person’s constitutional guarantee shall not be tolerable in any courts. This aims to safeguard people from being prosecuted if at all the due process of evidence collection... Exclusionary Rule...
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Golden Rule
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...Rule 09 May 2008 Golden Rule THE GOLDEN RULE: GENERAL ARGUMENTS AND DEFENSE The golden rule serves as a guide to conduct that is believed in most major religious and moral traditions. It has been articulated either positively as a command to do unto others as you would have them do unto you; or negatively, advocating that you not do to others what you would not want them to do to you. The rule's all encompassing simplicity has attracted countless trivializing counter-examples: Should followers of fried beetles serve them as a special exotic delicacy to their guests Or masochists impose their desired torments on unsuspecting friends Such inquiries, though, miss the sense of the rule... . It was...
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Exclusionary rule
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...rule be abolished position and supporting argument. Exclusionary Rule get constitutional root in 1921 as a result supreme court ruling in a case of Gouled vs United State. The Court rule, that government can seize contraband but can not seize property simply to use it as evidence. Therefore, we can define exclusionary rule according legal terminologies as no court in United State can used any object in court as evidence if obtained illegally or without a search warrant. According to wikipidia online, define Exclusionary rule as a legal principle in the United States, under constitutional law that holds that evidence collected or analyzed in violation of the defendant's... TOPIC: Should the exclusionary...
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Markovnikovs Rule
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...Rule. Introduction. Markovnokov’s Rule is a common rule that is often used in describing the results of most addition reactions in organic chemistry. This rule was formulated in 1870 by a Russian scientist named Viadimir Vasilevich Markovnikov. The rule states that whenever a protic acid (HX) is added to an alkene, the hydrogen acid (H) becomes attached to the carbon that has less alkyl substituent, whereas the halide (X) group becomes attached to the carbon with increased alkyl substituent. This clearly implies that the atom of hydrogen is added to the carbon possessing a high number of atoms of hydrogen, with the x component being added to the carbon atom with a minimal... Testing Markovnikov’s Rule....
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Alexis De Tocqueville and Democracy in America
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...majority rule, political consequences of the widespread property ownership, the influence of the judiciary and press in American politics. He also noted the importance of civil societies in an individualistic culture that was dominated by the self-interest, role of religion in the American society and the difference between the southern and the northern states (Tocqueville, n.d). The democratic impression that that Tocqueville had in mind is that “men will be perfectly free, because they will be equal, and they will be perfectly equal... Alexis De Tocqueville and Democracy in America Alexis de Tocqueville was a young aristocratic lawyer born in France and visited the United States in 1831. His fellow...
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Volcker Rule
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...Rule The Volcker Rule was endorsed in as part of the financial reform law by Dodd-Frank. The legislation prohibits commercial banks fromhedging funds. Its purpose, according to its advocate Paul Volcker, is to prevent or stop banks from taking unnecessary risks with the funding advantage offered by the federal deposit insurance. Volcker states that the proprietary trading weakened completely the financial system just for trader bonuses and bank profits (Editorial Board 2012, par. 1). However, this new federal rule or legislation is attracting protests from both local and foreign governments. These governments argue that the rule would make it hard for them to access loans for their public... Volcker Rule ...
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Relations between literature and history in contemporary Chinese fiction
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...major role of literature in china is to sensitize the public on current events linking them to past happenings. For instance, the fiction history discourse written by To live by Yu Hua presents a communist form of governance in the lives of the Chinese citizens which was based on the majority rule. In this case, he sensitizes the effects of majority rule in china... Relationship between literature and history in Chinese fiction Culture is one of the major struggles in capitalist countries. The Marxist theory depicts the struggle of creating and maintaining culture values in generations (Raymond, 242). Chinese literature is a culture in a capitalist land. The history of Chinese literature roots from the...
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Postal rule
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...RULES The postal rule or mailbox rule or postal acceptance rule is an expression used in the common law contract, which helps to establish the timing of an offer and acceptance when mail is considered as a medium of receipt. The common principle states that a contract can only be formed when acceptance is communicated to an offer. However, the postal rule is an exception to the common principle as it states that a contract can only be formed when a properly addressed and prepaid letter of acceptance is posted. One justification given for this rule can be said to be that the offered appoints the post office as its agent and the receipt of acceptance taken by the post office... been made to the...
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Exclusionary Rule
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...RULE Exclusionary Rule Case Brief: Monell v. New York Department of Social Services, 436 U.S. 658 (1978) Facts Aclass of female employees in the New York’s Department of Social Services and Education Board, in July 1971, complained that the Department and the Board, as a matter or of official policy, had compelled pregnant female employees to go for unpaid leave of absence before the leaves were need as a result because of medical reasons. Under the 42 U.S.C. 1983, the employees sought back-pay and injunctive relief for being unlawfully forced to take unpaid leave (“Monell, et al. v. Department of Social Services of the City of New York et al.,” 1978). The defendants in this case were... EXCLUSIONARY...
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Building a Rule Based Credit Risk Assessment Expert System
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...Rule Based Credit Risk Assessment Expert System Explain the Importance of Credit Risk Assessment The credit risk assessment or analysis and credit risk management are vital practices for the financial institutions that provide a loan or credit services to individuals and businesses. Normally, credits can be offered to individuals or businesses to facilitate repayment of their bank mortgages, to purchase vehicles, credit card purchases, and installment purchases among other financial usage. In some cases, credit users may default repayment of these credit and loans services (Hayre 56). Therefore, lending institutions normally deploy numerous and varied techniques of credit risk management... Building a...
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