Essays Tagged: "Legitimacy"

Chinese Economic Reform under Communist Rule

n the moral and political virtue of the CCP. The party's leaders decided to shift the base of party legitimacy from virtue to competence, and to do that they had to demonstrate that they could deliver ...

(18 pages) 486 1 4.7 Mar/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

A Critique of Socrates' Guilt in the Apology

uilty or not', we must keep in mind the societal norms and standards of Athens at the time, and the legitimacy of his accusers and the validity of the crimes that he allegedly committed. Having said t ... claim that they are knowledgeable and wise, but who really are not. This nation of questioning the legitimacy of those in power would certainly not be called a 'crime' by today's standards, nor would ...

(4 pages) 257 0 4.7 Oct/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Psychological Interpretation of B.F. Skinner's "Walden Two"

, and Castle, a fellow professor. During their visit to the society, questions are raised about the legitimacy of the group. After living as a member of the society for several days, Steve and his gir ...

(11 pages) 149 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Policy statement of the Norweigan point of view of the security council and possible reforms to it

sion, and sentiment that the UN Security Council must beexpanded in order to maintain its long-term legitimacy, no generally acceptable formula forexpansion has emerged. Concerns for obtaining or reta ...

(12 pages) 58 0 4.5 Dec/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

Individual Rights Vs. National Security

, or a govt. that maximizes the rights of its citizensMy sole contention proves that a government's legitimacy is contingent upon its preservation of individual rights. According to Charles Ogletree, ...

(3 pages) 218 0 4.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

"The Minority Report" by Philip K. Dick - This essay discusses the relationship between citizen and state in the short story.

"The Minority Report," by Philip K. Dick, portrays a government desperately trying to secure legitimacy and, therefore, stability through ultimate control over the lives of its people. The Fede ... ness of the system, or at least the people's view of the system as flawless.The Government achieves legitimacy through the citizens' faith in the system. The Government essentially creates a "reality" ...

(2 pages) 68 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Legal Disabilities of Women

In the early 19th century the legitimacy of the rights of women as well as slaves were being questioned. Not only their actual rig ... is shown at its fullest extent. This letter is dated September 6, 1837, and basically slanders the legitimacy of the contract of marriage. Grimke states how women's rights are essentially taken away ...

(2 pages) 43 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

This essay was fro an assignment to write an argumentative essay about a current event/controversial issue. Thos essay discussed the legitimacy of Megan's Law in the U.S.- it is pro- Megan's Law

Who Deserves Privacy?The legitimacy of Megan's Law is a heated debate that is current in our society today. This law forces a ...

(4 pages) 340 1 4.1 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

An Individual's Perspective on Democracy.

tion to government in the modern era but also in its ability to initiate debate as to its merit and legitimacy as a political theology as well as what parameters clearly define its practice. For the m ...

(7 pages) 89 0 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Why the set of freedom rights included int the Bill of Rights are the most important rights.

merica is based and centered on freedoms and those freedoms must be upheld in order to maintain the legitimacy of the United States."They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporar ...

(3 pages) 162 1 4.2 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Queens: Catherine and Elizabeth, Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, Hitler and Stalin.

Catherine and Elizabeth1. Questionable LegitimacyCatherine - Catherine owed her throne to a conspiracy that deposed and assassinated her me ...

(7 pages) 50 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Compulsory Voting.

also several flaws of the American democraticsystem have been revealed, raising questions about the legitimacy of the American government.Indeed, it is hard to claim with a straight face that fundamen ... overnment.Indeed, it is hard to claim with a straight face that fundamental questions concerning thelegitimacy of the government of the United States as a democratic system of governancerepresentative ...

(14 pages) 194 4 2.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Affirmative Action.

courts, and the public divided over the issue, and attempts by all to change current policies, the legitimacy and the future of affirmative action remain uncertain.President Lyndon B. Johnson was the ...

(3 pages) 113 0 3.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

An Explanation of representation in U.S. Government.

The Constitution establishes a delineation of powers; Congress has three very important powers, the legitimacy to use those powers, and the consequences if those powers are abused.Congress has signifi ...

(3 pages) 48 0 0.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

How far is it true to say that the Weimar Republic was doomed from its foundation?

rvive, and only 25 years later replaced by the dictatorship of Hitler. Indeed, the democrats lacked legitimacy right from the start. Directly after the war, army generals blamed the SPD as "November C ...

(5 pages) 66 2 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > German History

Problems of Parliamentary Politics

rams.The most serious obstacle the new republic faced was the refusal of many Germans to accept its legitimacy. The extreme left regarded it as an instrument of the propertied to prevent revolution, r ...

(4 pages) 54 0 4.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

Reading the Constitution.

people) on purpose, because if that were so then the authority of the Constitution would "lose all legitimacy if it really were only a mirror for the readers' ideals and ideas (p.49)." This means tha ...

(3 pages) 62 0 0.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Authority or power ?

vidual or committee is said to have authority, the reason that justifies this authority is known as legitimacy. In general, the government has authority because it has legitimacy through: tradition, a ... dominant group.Finally the only thing that clearly justifies the political authority is simply the legitimacy, of that authority and to what extent it is fairly used. A genuine political authority fr ...

(2 pages) 103 1 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Merton's Modes of Adaptation.

by reaching their goals through honest hard work. They are law-abiding people and use only means of legitimacy to get what they want out of life.One example is I. At one time, I was going down the pat ...

(5 pages) 65 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

-Essay exploring how Thoreau's philosophies are relevant in modern day America.

Relevancy can be defined as having legitimacy or importance in relation with something. Taking into consideration Thoreau and his opus, ...

(3 pages) 96 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors