Essays Tagged: "Majority rule"

Tension Between Majority Rule and Minority Rights Throughout History

Tensions between Minority Rights and Majority Rule Throughout the history of theUnited States of AmericaThroughout history, there has bee ... l. There were other incidents that have also displayed thesetensions of government choosing between majority rule and minority rights. There was,for instance, the Red Scare of 1919.Before the Russian ... spreading. This is a clear example of how tensions grew out ofthe governments need to chose between majority rule, (in this case the common citizen),and minority rights, (in this case the Wobblies).Th ...

(4 pages) 74 0 4.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Tension Between Majority Rule and Minority Rights Throughout History

Tensions between Minority Rights and Majority Rule Throughout the history of theUnited States of AmericaThroughout history, there has bee ... l. There were other incidents that have also displayed thesetensions of government choosing between majority rule and minority rights. There was,for instance, the Red Scare of 1919.Before the Russian ... spreading. This is a clear example of how tensions grew out ofthe governments need to chose between majority rule, (in this case the common citizen),and minority rights, (in this case the Wobblies).Th ...

(4 pages) 58 0 3.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Community Standards Vs. Academic freedom

e upheld, the criterion of democracy must be upheld - power must be exercised by the people through majority rule and a system of indirect representation, and the criterion of social order must be uph ... hey represent the principles generally shared by members of the community - the principles that the majority of people agree upon. When community standards are overridden, so to is my criterion of Dem ...

(2 pages) 65 0 4.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

An Individual's Perspective on Democracy.

art, political theorists concluded that democracy in essence, is a government run by the concept of majority rule governed by the people. The definition of democracy can be further extended to express ... radictions exist within its practice. The primary problem of the democratic system is the notion of majority rule by the people. This concept effectually acts as a barrier to the promotion of equality ...

(7 pages) 89 0 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Thoreau's Civil Disobedience

of the people. In addition, the decision-making process incensed Thoreau. He saw that there was a "majority rule" system in place, and that when "a government in which the majority rule in all cases ... odds with democracy. Thoreau is avidly against democracy, a system predicated on the philosophy of "majority rule". He believes that no one should ever compromise or tolerate a policy he did not want, ...

(4 pages) 239 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Basic Essay on Voting Systems

Nicholas StrykerOctober 1, 2002+Paper #2There are three different types of voting systems. One is majority rule in which one must receive greater than fifty percent in order to win the election. The ... proportionality which awards the political party seats equivalent to the number of votes received. Majority rule has survived as the fittest voting system in the United States.Plurality has not survi ...

(4 pages) 65 0 3.8 Oct/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

America-Democratic Nation By: Tan Ly

America is a democratic nation. The word democratic sets our government apart from the majority of the world's nations. Dictators control many countries, which is unlike our wonderful dem ... n "The Ape and the Sushi Master", Lani Guinier in "Second Proms and Second Primaries: The Limits of Majority Rule", and Malcolm Galdwell in "The Power of Context" can all be implemented to improve the ... . This is when proportional representation ought to be implemented as the voting process instead of majority rule. "If voting is polarized along racial lines...then a system of cumulative voting would ...

(5 pages) 28 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee- an essay on how justice and injustice is represented in the novel.

found guilty or innocent. The other is any right or just act. "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." (Atticus, pg116). In To Kill a Mockingbird these justices a ...

(6 pages) 60 2 4.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Has our Political System Succeeded? Essay for American Govt.teacher. Made an A on this paper

e four things our Constitution accomplished were indirect democracy, limited government, checks and majority rule, and an outline of what the different branches of government do.Our nation's two main ...

(2 pages) 45 1 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

efore I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide my majority rule is a person's conscience." (pg 111)Throughout the whole novel, his children constantly ...

(4 pages) 22 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Discuss how English Company Law addresses the concern regarding the protection of minority shareholders?

nslates the doctrine of separate legal personality, the statutory contract and the principle of the majority rule. In Foss v Harbottle two members of the Victoria park Co brought an action against fiv ... ot suffered by the plaintiff's alone but the company it self. Also the fact that it was open to the majority in a general meeting for consent showed that the plaintiff claim had to fail.The rationale ...

(7 pages) 53 1 3.4 Apr/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

American government study guide-Some have the answers, some don't.

al democratic theory that describes the relationship between the few leaders and the many followers.Majority rule-A fundamental principle of traditional democratic theory. In a democracy, choosing amo ... ple of traditional democratic theory. In a democracy, choosing among alternatives requires that the majority's desire be respected.Social contract theory-A theory of politics that asserted that the st ...

(5 pages) 89 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Definitive: The U.S Constitution.

h less what they wanted to hear. Then along came the compromises. Virginia wanted representation by majority rule, but that applied more to the bigger-city states (The Virginia Plan). The New Jersey P ...

(1 pages) 39 0 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Discrimination Against Hazara People, what and why it is happening.

ith such little consequences to the perpetrator. This is the twisted way of the Afghan Culture; The majority rule, but in a monopolizing, uncivilized, and inhumane manner. They use their numbers to su ... uch as the Pashtuns, Uzbeks, Tajik, and Hazara).Afghanistan has few ethnic groups consisting of the majority of the population. Seven specific peoples the "Pashtuns are the dominant ethnic group, acco ...

(5 pages) 120 0 4.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The cure for ills of Democracy is More Democracy

directly or indirectly but in either case subject to constitutional restraints on the power of the majority (Dickerson and Flanagan 239).If we analyze democracy by the principles extracted from the d ... we analyze democracy by the principles extracted from the definition: equality of political rights, majority rule, political participation, and political freedom, we can ask ourselves if the present f ...

(11 pages) 115 0 4.7 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Explain what you understand by the term "Liberal Democracy"

wer" could be defined and understood in different ways. The simplest form of democracy as known as "majority rule" has the simplest condition which is the universal franchise. It means that all people ... vote for.Frankly speaking, the "simple democracy" still creates a problem which is the power of the majority is too big so that they could use power to discriminate the minority. For instance, the pow ...

(4 pages) 50 0 3.7 Jan/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Charles Beard - Framing the Constitution

ns fell into one of those categories. He said that the reason the framers wanted to protect against majority rule, was so the majority could not overthrow the few rich men and take over. He then compa ...

(1 pages) 35 2 2.7 Nov/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Antigone-Higher Law vs. Laws o

e ideas led to a more organized leadership and a government whose decisions were primarily based on majority rule. This system took the form of city-states, large self-governing towns. These city-stat ...

(4 pages) 812 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The idea of human rights for all is a relatively

Ape and Sushi Master?, Lani Guinier, in her essay ?Second Proms and Second Primaries: The Limits of Majority Rule?, and Martha Nussenbaum in her article on ?Women and Cultural Universals? all have the ... t about to change now.Lani Guinier, the author of ?Second Proms and Second Primaries: The Limits of Majority Rule? has interesting thoughts on democracy of today. ?Ultimately however, representation a ...

(5 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Greeks Democracy and American Democracy

ent that makes political verdicts directly exercised by the whole body of society, under actions of majority rule. The form of democracy identified is considered to be direct democracy, nevertheless t ... ls not including the consideration of the citizens. Instead of decision making being carried out as majority rule, decisions were made by few. In view of the fact that oligarchy was for the most part ...

(10 pages) 45 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science