Politics

“Public Budgeting in America” by Tyer & Willand

Introduction Over the last two decades, considerable amount of reform and changes have occurred in the public budgeting of many states and counties. The beginning of 1990s saw more attention being redirected towards what is popularly known as performance budgeting or entrepreneurial budgeting (Tyer & Willand, 1997). However, it must...

No Child Left Behind Act History and Future in America

Introduction Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was introduced by the U.S. Congress in December 2001. In spite of benefits and advantages expected by children, schools and the states, NCLB becomes a real problem for modern society and children, lower educational achievements and progress of students. The aims and goals of...

Strategic Management in the Public Sector

This section covers a review of literature by authors who have considered incorporating strategic management in the running of public sector activities. Rabin Et al. (2000) argues that strategic management can be used to provide an orderly approach through which the disorderly, highly complex problems that face states from time...

Indiana Department of Health Effectiveness Strategy

Problem Statement The major problem brought out in the Indiana State Department of Health is that of increased bureaucracy within the organization. It is this bureaucracy that had resulted in poor decision-making processes within the organization and that had resulted in poor measures being taken to deal with the various...

Diversity and Inclusion Strategy of Serviceontario

Overview of the Service Ontario The ServiceOntario, a public service ministry in Ontario, has an estimated 2, 400 employees. The leadership of ServiceOntario is under 150 managers who manage front line support staff and oversee management of the ministry. The diversity and inclusion strategy of ServiceOntario is run by two...

The Political Future of Kirkuk

Election in Iraq since 2003 The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) was incepted in 2003 by the Bush administration after President Saddam Hussein was ousted from power. The authority was to act as a temporary government to oversee the running of Iraqi state. However, the provisional Iraqi government later took over...

Kirkuk and the Future of Iraq

Democracy in Babylon The state of democracy in Iraq after the ouster of President Saddam Hussein from power I still filled with confusion despite the many institutional and governance reforms which has been undertaken by the U.S and its allies. A case example is the recent parliamentary elections. Although the...

Politics and Schools of Thought. Canadian Policy

Introduction Canada faces increased international migration and social diversity, which has led to economic restructuring. The restructuring of the Canadian financial sector in 1998 imitated through the merger of Royal Dutch Bank and Bank of Montreal led to a great deal of controversy in the financial services sector. The argument...

Security of Israel: Enhancement or Degradation?

Introduction The problem of drug use and abuse attracted great public concern, which resulted in a national clamor for influential prevention and intervention programs. These programs should also prevent progression of the problem from abuse to addiction, and center on the problems associated with substance use and abuse whether behavioral,...

Public Administration Policy and Practice

Introduction The Policy and Practice of Public Administration are not at all same all over the different geographic area of the globe. USA is the most advanced superpower of the planet with its fifty states and Federal Republic form of government, when the Kuwait is an assortment of moderate Muslim...

Comparing Leadership Styles of Speaker Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi

Introduction Nancy Pelosi is a Democrat and the current speaker of the United States House of Representatives. After the election of a Democratic majority to the United States House of Representatives in the 110th congress cemented way for Pelosi of California to become the first woman speaker (Dwyre, 269). Newt...

Japan’s Role in ASEAN Regional Forum

Introduction The term “strengthening security”, as embodied in the title for this paper, carries with it a wider and broader scope than it actually means. This is because in carrying out this topic, strengthening security would further connote economic, political, and diplomatic, ties of Japan with the international community and...

Strengths and Weaknesses of US Policy to Prevent a Cyber Attack

Introduction The terrorist attack on the September 11th still stands as a wake up to the state on the need to develop counterterrorism measures that take into consideration deterrent measures of possible cyber attacks. While there have been major strides in the development of policies in regard to cyber attack,...

Anti-Money Laundering Service for Belize

Abstract Belize is a small Central American country with a low population, small financial sector, and a banking and financial environment as yet more or less free of significant AML and terrorism financing activities. its framework for anti-money laundering and for combating the financing of terrorism consists of adopting the...

Gulf Council and European Union: Future Relations

Abstract EU-GCC relations have developed gradually and at first largely on a mutual basis. The relationship between European Union (EU) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) can be traced back to the late 1980s when they signed a cooperation treaty, though relations between Europe and the Gulf States based on historical...

Mortgaging Jamaica’s Policy Space: Structural Adjustment Policies and Shiprider Agreement

Abstract The goal of this thesis is to prepare a public policy framework on Jamaica’s sovereignty aspirations in different economic and political spheres like domestic affairs, defence, trade and international relations. Despite being a member of sovereign entities like the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Non Aligned Movement (NAM), Jamaica...

Death Penalty as a Deterrent to Crime

The use of the death penalty as a deterrent Since time immemorial, there has always been a system of crime and punishment, though the intensity and administration of punishment have varied through the ages. It was believed that fear of punishment would ensure that the crime was not repeated. It...

Turning Qatar Into an International Power

Abstract Recently, Qatar has been attempting to implement soft power strategies in order to increase its influence within the Middle East and the global stage of international relations. One way in which it has done so has been through the use of sports diplomacy and investments into culture (i.e. museums,...

Cross Border Mediation in Maritime Transportation-Related Disputes in European Union

Introduction Mediation could be said to be a kind of an original appeasement overture or conciliatory procedure which is primarily aimed for the speedy resolution of disputes, or business conflicts, emanating from trade-related issues. In the case of mediation, the procedure involves, inter alia, an appointment, upon request, of an...

Theoretical Framework of Military Culture in Single Parents

The United States Air Force is a large organization with many policies that structure the behavior of its members. Due to the length of time that the Air Force has been in existence, it has found ways to balance the needs of the individuals that make up the organization and...

Press and 2008 Presidential Campaign in the US

Surname It is clear that when the press covers presidential campaigns, it concentrates on strategic games which are played by candidates in their pursuit of presidency instead of putting emphasis on the issues regarding national policy and leadership. Journalists seem to find news in the activities taken by the candidates...

The Role of Internet in Non-Violent Revolution in Syria

Abstract The impact of internet on the spirit of the Syrian society is marked opposite to the interest of authoritarian rulers of the country. The more the society is being involved with the cyber world the more it is being aware of its present condition under the rule of the...

Police Patrol Officer Importance in Drug Investigations

Introduction Police patrol officers have been granted the immense responsibility of dealing with drug or narcotics related problems. However, their end results have not been that satisfactory. The paper shall look at the validity of this statement through statistics and goal achievement milestones. The importance of the police patrol officer...

The United States-European Union Trade Relations

Introduction This chapter provides the background for the dissertation. The research problem section links the ideas outlined in the background with trends that have been observed in the trade relations between the US and the European Union. This outlines the need to carry out the study, followed by the objectives....

How to Bust Bureaucracy in San Jose

Problem statement The main challenge that appears to plague the city council of San Jose is the identification of ways and means through which to reduce an eight-year successive budget shortfall, while still being in a position to deliver services to a rising number of residents. The transition from a...

Drug Investigations and Patrol Officer

Drug investigation is one of the most tricky and risky problems that a patrol officer may face. A patrol officer is not only required to be completely aware of all the drugs that he/she may encounter but should also possess keen observation skills. A patrol officer should be able to...

Realism Overwhelming Validity in International Relations

Outline This essay examines the hypothesis that Realism possesses overwhelming validity in practical application of IR theory for managing state to state relations. The essay first explains the characteristics of Realism in detail outlining Hans Morgenthau’s six principles that form the bedrock of the Realist theory. The essay then explains...

Legality of Same-Sex Marriages Parents Adopting Children

Several arguments press for recognition of same-sex parent adoption rights in all U.S. states. Firstly anti-gay politicians willfully misinterpreted a Constitutional clause to suppress such rights. Secondly, same-sex parents are normal humans with normal parental cravings mostly finding adoption the only solution. Thirdly same-sex parents are responsible and aware of...

Key Issues With Supply of Russian Gas in UK Market

Introduction The importance of researching the current trends in how supply and demand of Russia gas in UK interrelate with each other can hardly be underestimated, due to the fact that there are many objective reasons for consumption of natural gas in this country to significantly increase, during the course...

Freedom of Speech in Cuba Using the Market Place of Idea’s Theory

Introduction As of 2008, Cuba was reported to rank very high in the list of largest prisoners of journalists across the globe. It was listed next to the People’s Republic of China, which is positioned as the principal penitentiary for media correspondents all over the globe in keeping with the...

National Constitutions About Particular Nation-States

Sovereignty and identity have been widely discussed in relation to issues of nationalism, which echo the formation of the nation-state for the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Many nations have been building their nation on the basis of identity of the people, where race and culture of the mass has predominantly...

Arab Revolution’s Success and Failure Factors

Abstract The current dissertation was carried to with a view to exploring the success and failure factors in the Arab spring. Like any other revolution, the Arab spring resulted to political unrests which swept across the MENA region. Different factors which have been explored in the research study include the...

US Grand Strategy and the War on Terror: The Case of Iraq

Introduction Since the American Independence, US Grand strategy has seen dramatic shifts in its contours, scope and direction. In its early years after the union was declared, American Grand strategy was focused on first building the nation and a policy of isolationism and non-interference in the affairs of other nations....

The Risks Assessment of Security Sector Reform in a Post Conflict Country

Abstract Security Sector Reforms (SSR) refers to concepts that rebuild or reform the security sector of a state. The concept first came out in Eastern Europe during the 1990s in addressing issues whereby the security sector in states was not fully functional and failed to effectively meet the security requirements...