The Concept of Cooperative Federalism and Its Activity in the United States

Cooperative Federalism is the concept that refers to how the national, state and local governments all cooperate to solve problems and create policy. Cooperative federalism emphasizes the overlap of responsibilities and power between state and local governments and the federal government. The US moved away from Dual Federalism which is an arrangement that divides powers … Read more

A political leader’s intention in Auden’s selected oeuvre and Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’.

Given insufficient insight into the thoughts and the goal of a political leader, one can blindly appreciate the benefits from their government. While the reverse can also be established that political leaders desired for such perception to be placed within individuals in order to further extend their control. W.H. Auden’s oeuvre, including the poems ‘O … Read more

Democracy and Non-Democracy

The concept of Democracy and Non-Democracy began with the advent of the State. The clear distinction between the two concepts became clear when democracy came into practice in 508 BC. The first form of democracy, what is known today as Athenian Democracy, was introduced in Athens by Cleisthenes. Democracy has, since then evolved into a … Read more

Compare And Contrast Analysis Of The Maximalist And Minimalist Definitions Of Democracy

Democracy, according to Abraham Lincoln former American President is a government of the people by the people and for the people. In other words “Democracy is a system of government in which all the people of a state or polity are involved in decision making”. Most theories of democracy are based on the principle of … Read more

Political ideology in the USA

Political ideology can be defined as a set of rules, regulations, values ??or beliefs held by an individual or group of individuals in particular that define or establish norms rather than how society behaves and provides evidence of some social order. With this in mind, it is important to emphasize that each person in the … Read more

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Federalism, and the Difference Between the Federal System of Government and the Other Systems of Government

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of federalism. How does a federal system of government differ from other systems of government and what is the constitutional basis for nation-centered federalism? The advantages of federalism are that it provides a local perspective on politics, and allows for local governments to handle and respond to regional issues faster … Read more

Canadian Political Structure

Canada’s government can be described in four ways because it’s so complex. It can be defined as a constitutional monarchy, a party system, a representative democracy, and a federal government. A constitutional monarchy is when a country is associated with a monarch, a king or queen, while the actual governing of the country is done … Read more

Anarchy: all you need to know

An anarchy is a state of disorder which occurs due to the absence of an overarching power in the international system. It is a world in which there are no laws or rules to dictate state behaviour (Tucker,1897; p.13). The idea of anarchy is regarded differently depending on which international relation theory is used. A … Read more

From Cooperative to Coercive Federalism

Well, cooperative federalism response to specific policy challenges that took place in the past. Also, reigning conception of American federalism took place between nineteen fifty-four to nineteen seventy eight. It was a political response to the policy challenges of market failure. Social equity is its primary objective, cooperative federalism significantly transformed American society. During the … Read more

Marxist Literary Criticism

Even though How the Grinch Stole Christmas exhibits traits that fall in line with other criticisms, it largely falls under Socio-political or Marxism literary criticism. That is not to say it does not contain elements of moral criticisms, as it weighs the values of the Whos versus the values of the Grinch, nor does it … Read more

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Federalism in Florida

How American Federalism Helps and Hurts Florida The advantages and disadvantages of federalism have been the subject of debate since the formation of the republic. In this essay I am going to discuss two advantages and two disadvantages of federalism in Florida. Webster’s dictionary defines federalism as a system of government in which entities such … Read more

Role of media in a democracy

Majority rules system implies An arrangement of government in which every one of the general population of a nation can vote to choose their delegates. Media appeared in 1780 with the presentation of a daily paper, in particular, The Bengal Gazette and from that point forward it has developed a long way. It has been … Read more

Liberalism vs Realism

Liberalism disagrees with realism/political realism on many key assumptions. There are a number of differences between these two schools of thought. To begin, unlike political realism, which views the state as the primary actor, liberalism/pluralism sees non-state actors as highly important in the international system. Liberals disagree with realism/political realism about the sole importance of … Read more

Federalists and Anti-federalists

Federalists & Anti-federalists Federalism- System of government in which power is constitutionally divided and delimited between a central government and that of provinces or states. Each level of government has its own powers and obligations to provide services and raise revenues. Unlike Confederations, federal systems give the central authority some amount of control over its … Read more

Political ideology in the USA

Political ideology can be defined as a set of rules, regulations, values ??or beliefs held by an individual or group of individuals in particular that define or establish norms rather than how society behaves and provides evidence of some social order. With this in mind, it is important to emphasize that each person in the … Read more

The state of democracy in Africa

The term democracy commonly refers to a type of political system in which the people or their representatives lawfully govern themselves, rather than being governed, say, by a military dictatorship, totalitarian party or monarch (Keane,2006). It is based on the idea that all citizens have the right and should have the means to participate in … Read more

The role of political culture in the USA

Political culture is very important as it gives the power of voice to everyday citizens. Daniel Elazar made a realization that the United States could be categorized into three different political cultures. These categories are Moralistic, Traditionalistic and Individualistic. These cultures were originally formed by the immigrants that settled in different areas throughout the states. … Read more

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Federalism in Florida

How American Federalism Helps and Hurts Florida The advantages and disadvantages of federalism have been the subject of debate since the formation of the republic. In this essay I am going to discuss two advantages and two disadvantages of federalism in Florida. Webster’s dictionary defines federalism as a system of government in which entities such … Read more

Federalists and Anti-federalists

Federalists & Anti-federalists Federalism- System of government in which power is constitutionally divided and delimited between a central government and that of provinces or states. Each level of government has its own powers and obligations to provide services and raise revenues. Unlike Confederations, federal systems give the central authority some amount of control over its … Read more

Karl Marx and Labor

Karl Marx and Labor Karl Marx is known not as just a philosopher but as a revolutionary, whose works inspired the foundation of many communist regimes in the twentieth century. Marx has have had much influence in the creation of the modern world. Trained as a philosopher, Marx turned away from philosophy in his mid-twenties, … Read more

Anarchy: all you need to know

An anarchy is a state of disorder which occurs due to the absence of an overarching power in the international system. It is a world in which there are no laws or rules to dictate state behaviour (Tucker,1897; p.13). The idea of anarchy is regarded differently depending on which international relation theory is used. A … Read more

The role of political culture in the USA

Political culture is very important as it gives the power of voice to everyday citizens. Daniel Elazar made a realization that the United States could be categorized into three different political cultures. These categories are Moralistic, Traditionalistic and Individualistic. These cultures were originally formed by the immigrants that settled in different areas throughout the states. … Read more

From Cooperative to Coercive Federalism

Well, cooperative federalism response to specific policy challenges that took place in the past. Also, reigning conception of American federalism took place between nineteen fifty-four to nineteen seventy eight. It was a political response to the policy challenges of market failure. Social equity is its primary objective, cooperative federalism significantly transformed American society. During the … Read more

Role of civil society in democracy today

“No fundamental social change occurs merely because of government acts. It’s because of civil society that the conscience of a country, begins to rise up and demand – demand – demand change.” Joe Biden. According to UN, Civil society is the “third sector” of society, along with government and business. It refers to the aggregate … Read more

The Fate of Humanity: Exterminism vs. Socialism

The Fate of Humanity: Exterminism vs. Socialism Humans have always thought about the future. Some think of a utopia when they imagine the future, others a dystopia. Some people dream of the day when they would not have to work anymore and would have everything that they could ever want at the touch of a … Read more

Power: Why is so Dangerous?

Power has many definitions. If we look at the some of the definitions from political science arena there are six definitions of power. First there is a physical force and a capacity for violence, control of the means of force, power is at its primal. Second definition is wealth. Money creates the ability to buy … Read more

The significance of federalism in the USA

Federalism is a system that is embedded into the politics of the USA; federalism involves the sharing of powers between the different levels of government: the State governments and the Federal government. Federalism is a significant factor in the USA, but it does not even exist in some countries; for example, the United Kingdom has … Read more

Politics in Nigeria

Oyegun said this in Abuja during the public presentation of the reports as submitted by the Governor Nasir El-rufai- led APC committee on True Federalism, adding that Nigeria’s current system of government is ‘more of a unitary system of government. “We have held flamboyant conferences on the structures of the constitution of this country but … Read more

Comparison of Federalist Paper 78 and Brutus XI

During the creation of the Constitution in 1787, Constitutional Framers were faced with the responsibility of crafting an improved court system after the failure of The Articles of Confederation. When analyzing the beginning stages of the judicial branch, we must necessarily look at the debates that took place between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists during … Read more

Neo-realism vs Neo-liberalism

Neo-realism vs Neoliberalism The acknowledged authority of “neo-realism” or “new realism” (sometimes also referred to as modern “realism”, “structural realism”) is Kenneth Waltz, who in his work “The Theory of International Politics,” published in 1979, rethought the traditional theories of “realism” . Walts more clearly described the impact of the international system on the behavior … Read more