The Lost Boys Perspective versus an American Perspective Cultural influences play a tremendous role in the way the human brain works and perceives the world. The social cloud or atmosphere that a child grows up in evokes certain traits and global views. Clara Moskowitz, a news reporter for NBC, reported on some scientific studies done by MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research saying, “It’s no secret culture influences your food preferences and taste in music. But now scientists say it impacts the hard-wiring of your brain. New research shows that people from different cultures use their brains differently to solve basic perceptual tasks” (Moskowitz) These alterations in early childhood and opinions of the people around you can create a huge barrier between your social views and those of someone living on the opposite side of the globe. Sudan is the largest African nation and has a population around 34 million people. Since it gained its independence from Great Britain in 1956, it has been facing racial oppression, genocide, and slavery. The Dinka tribe in the south was one of the main targets of the Arab government from the north and created a huge displacement of the tribes in Southern Sudan. Over 27,000 young boys from the ages of four and twelve ran from the terror in Sudan to surrounding countries such as Ethiopia, Egypt, and Kenya as refuge, leaving behind most of the girls who were left in the villages cooking and cleaning when the tribes were being attacked. This resulted in them being killed, raped, or kidnapped to be sold as slaves. The journey to the surrounding countries wasn't an easy one and killed off many young boys. They had to face the dangers of the African wildlife, harsh weather conditions, extreme dehydration, hunger, and even the government troops. They faced all these dangers at such a young age without having any means of communication with the rest of their families or even knowing if they were still alive. In the United States, the purpose of government is clearly stated in the opening preamble to our Constitution. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty…” But are these reasons for government really what the typical American believes? Due to corrupt politicians and varying views on certain political topics, many Americans have a negative first response to the thought of government. They would prefer if the government let them live their lives without interfering as a threat to their individual freedoms. Looking at the purpose of government from a global standpoint however reveals that as Americans, we expect our government to be responsible for an incredible amount of social and economic problems. For example, “71% of Americans believe that the government has an important or essential responsibility for seeing to it that anyone who wants a job can have one. 63% believe that the government has an important or essential responsibility to provide citizens with adequate housing; and 78% of us think that the government has an important or essential responsibility to provide citizens with good medical care” (Amy). Yes, Americans complain a lot about how the government is ran, but in reality have a deep appreciation and support for the government. On the other hand, the Lost Boys view government very differently since their government isn't providing them with the same lives that our government provides for us. Their government is a danger to them and something that they must avoid at all costs. The troops aren’t there to protect them like in America. Even though the young boys had never seen a Muslim, their father warns them, “Some of the Muslims are traitors from Dinka tribes; they speak the way we do. […]. But when people come out of their hiding places, the traitors laugh and say, ‘You are called by your…
The extents, to which a liberal democracy can exercise its legal power in order to obtain their perceived interests before their actions has become an act of torture to the political interpretation of our society. Numerous democratic countries around the world that enhance of empathizing human rights and protection against abuse have been caught using highly coercive interrogation methods when dealing with terrorism. Although torture may be an internationally recognize illegal action, it has…
5. political participation
1. types – 1. Conventional
2. involved to change laws
involved to keep in the same
3. influencing – elections,
- structure of government
- laws, policies
6. unconventional participation
1. engaging in illegal activities
2. engaging in activities that are socially unacceptable.
3. sit ins, occupy movements
4. because going through established channels doesn’t always work.
7. voting is the highest…
in 1910, and it intensified in 1948 when the nationalist party assumed power and and banned any form of political protests by the non whites. Governing parties such as The African National Congress and Pan Africanist Congress were outlawed and its leaders were imprisoned. Amongst the many leaders was renounced revolutionary and politician Nelson Mendela. While Mendela and many other political leaders remained imprisoned, many leaders fled the South Africa, set up headquarters in independent African…
I never thought my life was influenced by the government but by truly thinking about it, it has affected my life and the decisions that I have made. It influenced me to be a better person. My parents, teacher, and my job made me reflect that the government isn’t much different than how I live now witch is a form of political socialism. Political socialism is a concept concerning the study of the developmental by witch children of all ages and adolescents…
improved quite a bit over time, but it was a major hindrance in the early 1900’s.
Also later in the chapter the author states that in 1949 half of the voters polled said they would not vote for a woman to be president even if they were in the same political party. Improvements in public support for women started improving by the late 1960’s, and by the late 90’s through the early 2000’s women and men claimed they would vote for a women president as long as their party nominated her.
The book stated…
January 29, 2015
POLS 101 W 4 – 650 PM
Political Science Assignment #1
a) Politics – debates, over controversies that pertain to the government, between two
different parties whose goal is to achieve a solution, but mostly power
Government – a community of people who live under officials that construct and enforce
b) The importance of politics, is that it gives the opportunity for both sides of an argument to
be stated, heard, and understood. It gives…
No single philosophy. The state must gain glory through constant conquest, aka war. Belief that the past was glorious, and that the State can be renewed.
Free-access to the articles of consumption is made possible by advances in technology that allow for super-abundance
Emphasis on profit being distributed among the society…
Political Science Notes
I. Constitutional Basis for Foreign Policy
Article 2 in the Constitution (PRESIDENTIAL ARTICLE)
Framers of the Constitution met in 1787 in Philadelphia. Decided the president should be the person to take the lead in the foreign policy.
1. Allows the president to appoint authorities and to receive representatives officially.
They put in Article 2 (authority of the president to appoint ambassadors [big operation in foreign countries], other public ministers…
(3) Political - this is having the independence to governance yourselves without interference from internal or external.
- Legal De jury is the theoretical right to govern.
De facto means actual sovereignty being practiced. Its approached in teo ways.
(I) does the governing power have efficient strength or capacity to compile the citizens obedience.
(II) Are the subjects able to be obedient.
# The State And the Theories Of The State#
- It is a political entity which consist…