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Why is Prime Minister's Question Time Important?

Prime Minister's Questions is a weekly event, taking place on Wednesdays at midday in the House of Commons, in which Members of Parliament ask questions...

Scottish Independence and the Referendum

Introduction Described as Scotland's "biggest choice since 1707" (McLean et al, 2013, p. ix), the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence will provide a pivotal event for...

Distinction between 'Scientific' and 'Utopian' socialism

To what extent, if any, is the Marxist distinction between 'scientific' and 'utopian' socialism justified? This essay will return to the writings of Marx to assess...

Is Russia a true democracy

Hague and Harrop (2013) argue that liberal democracy is a system with a representative and limited government that operates within an accepted framework for political...

How does Marxist theory view class?

"No commentator has seriously doubted the central importance of the theory of class for [Marx's] work…it is as essential for his theory of history as...

Government Constitution Parliament

"In most modern democracies, the government's only powers are those granted to it by a written constitution or by the legislature. A distinguishing feature of...

Globalisation: New Challenges for World Politics

The phenomenon of globalisation has sparked debate in recent years that a 'new world order' is upon us; that the world – its nation-states, citizens,...

Example Politics Essay - 2:1 Standard

Why has the concept of Sovereignty proved such a powerful political concept? Introduction That the concept of sovereignty still is a powerful concept can be seen with...

Does Machiavelli Reduce Politics to Force?

In this essay, I assess whether Machiavelli reduces politics to force.  To construct a response to this, it is necessary to explore what "force" means,...

Do we need the unelected House of Lords

This essay assesses both the legitimacy and usefulness of the British House of Lords within a modern democratic state. It first turns to some broad...

The Leftist Intellectual

Famously, in the last of his Theses on Feuerbach (1845), Marx declared that 'The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point...

Define democracy and is the UK a democratic state?

Introduction Democracy usually refers to a political system that advocates the kratos (κÏ?άτος, meaning the rule) of the demos (δῆμος) – meaning, the collectivity of 'the...

Conservative Labour Party

Is Britain's two-party system in decline? Introduction A two party -system has existed in the United Kingdom since the late 17th century. Based on the evidence, since...

Attack Ad Effectiveness in Presidential Campaigns

In the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election Attack ads were a major part of the 2012 presidential election campaign in the U.S. In fact, the Washington Post...