Essays Tagged: "Democracy"

Comparison of ancient Rome and Greece

omans were great builders and put the arch to much use.The Greeks gave us one of the first forms of democracy, and a well developed navy. Athens, one of the most powerful city-states in Greece had a f ... vy. Athens, one of the most powerful city-states in Greece had a form of government called a direct-democracy, which is where the citizens directly interact with government affairs. The other legacy o ...

(1 pages) 143 0 2.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Democracy in Ancient Greece

Democracy of Ancient Greece and the problems the greeks faced -Eddie Witten ... w form of government and they were able to invent the first democratic government in the world. The democracy that the Greeks came up with was based on two important factors. The first one was the pop ... hich some male citizens remembered from the living conditions in the Dark Ages. The Greek system of Democracy did have its shares of problems though. The Greek system of democracy was ruled by ...

(3 pages) 130 1 3.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Changing Attitudes of Ferhat Abbas

, he thought, it was possible for all to live together. He was brought up and thought to believe in democracy and parliament, to look for these in a peaceful fashion and that the people have to be ask ...

(7 pages) 64 0 4.9 Jan/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Censorship, Freedom or Suppression?

ne, just as mine does from a world wide view.The citizens of the United States are living in a pure democracy that has given us all first amendment rights. This alone should mean that their should be ...

(3 pages) 111 0 4.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Anti-terrirosm legislation and legal theorists

scrutiny and should be reviewed and/or repealed (lecture October 15th 2001).Ely believed that in a democracy the majorities always rule over the minorities; this to him is a problem. If the majority ... n what the people want, that's their role, and for the courts to undermine this is a miscarriage of democracy.He also believes that there even though we live in a democratic society, one based on majo ...

(15 pages) 283 2 4.2 Mar/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law


Democracy is often said to be a form of government in which the population as a whole chooses betwee ... erefore, the process by which the people of a society decide who will occupy political offices in a democracy is a central element in how their society will work. This process is known as the electora ... party list PR systems argue that political parties occupy an important place in any representative democracy and that the list system helps to ensure that the role of parties will be maintained and s ...

(11 pages) 294 3 4.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Cybertechnology: will it lead to a more equal society?

Despite many claims that the internet will lead to Utopia - to equality and democracy for us all, for many people in society this hasn't been born out by reality. Women's acces ... dia, has a much less optimistic view, she claims that, 'far from offering a millennial new world of democracy and equal opportunity, the coming web of information systems could turn the clock back 50 ...

(9 pages) 212 1 4.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Internet and networking

Freedom of religion

ers of the constitution recognized the freedom of religion as an important factor in establishing a democracy. They also recognized a space of freedom between the government and the people, whereby th ...

(3 pages) 169 0 4.4 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Why Tocqueville believes that equality leads to a love of centralized authority.

ual or time commitment from its constituents.Another reason is a love of well being and peace. With democracy comes a fear of disturbing the peace. This fear of disturbing the peace causes people of e ...

(1 pages) 59 0 4.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Philosophies of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle

heir own thoughts on the subject of justice and government. Socrates belief on this matter was that democracy was anunwise form of government. He thought that the electing of the people was unfair jus ...

(2 pages) 274 0 3.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Wolff's views on the right of autonomy

thority and autonomy. Autonomy overrides the importance of authority. He also thinks that classical democracy fails to be a solution to this problem.An autonomous person is not subject to the will of ... th political authority. Some philosophers believe that a solution to this problem is the concept of democracy.This argument says that if men rule themselves then they would be both the law givers and ...

(2 pages) 56 0 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Loving in Truth: Creating a Society of Living in Harmony in the 21st Century

l be that the nation cannot survive--as a decent place to live, as a world-class power or even as a democracy--with such high rates of children growing into adulthood unprepared to parent, unprepared ...

(2 pages) 50 0 4.6 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

political Systems: Name three politcal systems around the world and compare and contrast them. Give examples(i.e. countries)

which will be the topic of this paper.Each of the three political systems noted above is a type of democracy. The exact nature of that democracy can vary considerably however. In 1996 an estimated 11 ... ted States and Great Britain this is often the case. The way the United States views representative democracy varies in some ways from the way this concept is viewed in the United Kingdom. This varian ...

(9 pages) 345 0 4.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Loss of freedome through Apathy

We do have freedom in this country but we simply choose to ignore it. We live in a democracy, the most just kind of government, where we the people hold supreme power. It is an instit ... his for granted. We are not a monarchy. We are not a communism. We are not a dictatorship. We are a democracy and the people have the control. We are different from all the other types of government b ...

(4 pages) 53 0 4.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Ethics in Politics and Business, an oxymoron? Speaks of the theories of Sisselia Bok, Douglas Lackey, and Milton Friedman. Includes personal opinion

r could get by in living in an area as the ends justifies the means, they would no longer live in a democracy (that is saying that the collective is located in the United States). There would no longe ...

(17 pages) 330 1 4.1 Oct/1997

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Social Construction of Reality: Animal Farm by George Orwell How does this book demonstrate the social construction of reality?

ique of Stalin's rebellion towards communism. The end result, after the trial and error sessions of democracy and equal division of labor, is a theme is revealed that prevails in so much of today's so ... benefit. It is the force of this tendency toward class division in many communities that threatens democracy and freedom.In this book , I found it incredible how well the oppressed were able to be po ...

(7 pages) 126 0 4.5 May/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Censorship: A Growing Issue

ead, that is censorship. When parents have input on what local officials do in the schools, that is democracy' (Hernandez 12). Censorship, though not recognized in the general public, is far reaching ...

(5 pages) 136 0 3.7 Mar/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Cyberspace Freedom

nd publishusing a virtual pen has its roots in a long tradition dating back to the very founding of democracyin this country. With the passage of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, Congress has prepared ...

(2 pages) 74 2 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Society's Views on Family Values and Children as Reflected in the novel "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood

to an end, the church's tight grip on the citizensslowly started to loosen. With the implication of democracy, the church lost all realpower to make laws and actually govern the people. The church sti ... of the society,and if anyone resisted, they were delt with quickly and harshly. This was no longer ademocracy. Families were torn apart with no hope for reconcile. Custody depended onstatus only.In ou ...

(5 pages) 100 0 2.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Pros and Cons of the Atomic Bomb in WWII

value on American lives. In order to protect these lives and to insure that the world is safe for democracy, American leaders had to make a very tough decision, whether or not to drop the atomic bom ...

(4 pages) 148 1 4.8 Feb/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II