Equality for the gay and lesbian communities is best done through giving them the same legal rights as heterosexual individuals, however states are often reluctant to do so. Bringing in an EU law which would enforce rights for the gay and lesbian communities would be a huge stepping stone to overcom
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
Countries like to talk about being green and trumpet their climate change policies to show how progressive they are. However this does not mean they actually do anything. Legally binding targets are one way to make sure that countries act on policies to prevent climate change, but are they the best
There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the demands for the return of certain artefacts, most prominently the Elgin Marbles, to their country of origin. In this debate we will explore the social, moral and practical arguments for and against artefact repatriation. We can discuss their
The UK has been a member of the European Community since 1973, and makes sizable financial contributions to the EU’s funds. Is this investment worth it? Or are we being financially hurt for little gain?
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
We all know how crucial oil is to the world's economy. Many people think America invaded Iraq to get their hands on more of the stuff. Does this latest conflict have anything to do with the black gold?