There a debate over how many dimensions the concept of power has. The idea of power as only two-dimensional would include the Pluralists concept of power and the neo-elitists Bachrach and Baratz’s second face of power. But would exclude Lukes conception of the third face and any possible fourt


Public transport is always quite low down the list of priorities for any government. Roads and cars took precedence from the 1960s onwards over any form of public transport and the old public transport infrastructure of trams and trains was dismantled. But now that the roads have filled up and we ar


Ever since the DJP was elected the main foreign policy issue that has affected the party has been an attempt to find a renegotiate a deal for a US base in Okinawa. This has become the defining issue of Prime Minister Hatoyama’s premiership. He has less than a month until a self imposed deadline on


Julian assange is a slippery character and so is his organisation. What do we really know about wikileaks. Not very much. It is an organisation that encourages whistleblowing and the leaking of secrets. Wikileaks says of itself "WikiLeaks is a non-profit media organization dedicated to bringing impo


The increasing ability of anyone to share their thoughts through the media or online is increasingly leading to people losing their jobs when they make a blunder. Politics obviously where this happens most, it has always been the case that misrepresenting government policy to the media could get you


Not over a boy - but over the fact that, at 17, she will not be allowed to vote for president this November. And the Walled Lake, Mich., teen aims to do something about that. Holbrook is part of a movement to lower the voting age. It's an idea several states - as well as foreign countries - are c


Enlargement of NATO is not new. From its creation in 1949 to the break-up of the Soviet Union NATO expanded 3 times, in 1952; Greece and Turkey, 1955; Germany and 1982; Spain. This brought the alliance up to 16 members. The significance of the eastern Expansion can be seen in the raw fact that there


According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the United States is the "only wealthy, industrialized nation that does not ensure that all citizens have coverage" (http://www.iom.edu/?id=17848). Obama has pledged to reform the healthcare service by increasing coverage a


The British government, through their actions have caused the deaths of more than a million civilians, during the "Irish Potato Famine", and other atrocities as well. Similar actions were taken in other countries throughout the world.

British empire was built on corpses of millions of


The Geneva Conventions of 1949 collectively form international humanitarian law, a series of conventions and protocols that regulate armed conflict. The Geneva Conventions specifically detail a number of protections which states must extend to enemy combatants from the opposing country captured duri


ContactPoint is a planned government database that will hold information on all 11 million children under 18 in England. It will contain information such as the name, address, date of birth, parents' details, GP and name of school of the children. The database will operate in 150 local authorities a