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


Should countries like the UK follow Nicaragua in going for an outright ban on abortion or at the least restricting it by having a low time limit amongst other rules. Alternatively should they do the opposite and make sure that abortion rights are defended and extended


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


The only reason babies get their ears pierced is because their mothers think it looks cute. The babies can't possibly have chosen to be pierced and so we should ban the act until they are of an age when they can choose.


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


Should governments choose open source software in order to encourage its use?


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


Should the USA have become involved in conflict in Vietnam?


Cities need good public transit or they grind to a halt. Growing cities in the developing world often have traffic jams that choke up whole expressways for days. The reliance on the car also leads to large amounts of pollution, both smog and CO2 emissions. The solutions for these problems is more an


Parents worry that they don't know if a book is appropriate for their children. For an adult as well, finding a scene of extreme violence or sexual content in your book when you just wanted some light reading can be stressful and mean you wasted money on a book you don't want. The back cover isn't a


Because it is not possible to enter counter points for this debate below, I am going to make a brief statement here.

Tax cuts are not an independent variable that can effectively determine job growth or the general economic health of a market.

Recessions, completely disco


After the case against NAPSTER, millions of people worldwide,continue to steal and exchange free music on the Internet while the music industry objects, but is the music industry really suffering??

The motion : Music should be free


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