Friday, September 30, 2011

Political Custom Essay

Political custom essays are usually offered to clients that place an order for political essays. A customized political essay is written as per the instructions delivered by the client that places the order for the political essay. This is a business that mostly conducted by online freelance writers. However, of interest in this case is not to present the business of custom political essay writing, but rather to elucidate the main features of a political essay and what really makes up a good political essay during the process of writing.

 Political essays are a common assessment feature in the field of study known as political science. In such settings they may be used as evaluation tools, however; there purpose is not so exclusive to evaluation.

They may also be used to express political opinion, ideologies and concepts by presenting various political arguments. These political essays are mostly argumentative in nature and they are often characterized with conflicting idea, concepts and opinions of a political nature. The first feature of a political essay that any essay writer should keep in mind is the avoidance of bias. Regardless of the political essay writer’s affiliation bias and expression of personal toned opinions should be avoided. The use of personalities and personalizing a political argument within a political essay should also be avoided. Neutrality should be the key feature of any political essay. The essay should be written in such a manner that no matter who reads it and from whichever political divide s/he may be, s/he may be bound to agree with your factual presentation.

Political essays should also feature a minimal passive voice and at times the first person style may also be applicable in expressing personal arguments formulated in the mid of the writer, but based on facts that can be used to substantiate the facts or allegations stated.

The use of supporting information in form of figures, tables, quotes and many more is a basic thing in any well drafted political essay. Politics with no substance is what is always seen in the political arena, where propaganda may be formulated from hear-say. However, in the field of writing academic political essays there is a high demand for substantial evidence that ca be used in the presentation of the arguments made within any political essay. The common feature among political essays is that they feature current issues, though references to the past political issues may be relevant if the facts and situations in the past are tied to the present. This is an important feature to consider when writing a political essay where the assigning tutor offers you the discretion of deciding which topic to write about. In such instances it would be less helpful to go to past political issues and subjects that may have no present day relevance socially, economically, or politically. Present issues draw the readership closer and help them to view the situation from your perspective that should be presented in a neutral manner. Presenting older issues that may have been analyzed in the past may not draw interest from the readership or the evaluator and as such the political essay based on older political issues may not earn the writer a better score. Other basic features may include maintaining compliance to basic essay formats and enriching the essay with a lot of research information presented clearly and concisely.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Poverty and politics

Poverty is a universal term and poverty elimination is a universal motto. Poverty destroys individuals, societies and nations. Poverty is hunger. Poverty is lack of shelter. It is the state of being sick but unable to see a doctor (Gordon et al., 2003). It is the condition which doesn’t allow one to have basic necessities in life. Poverty is the condition of not having a job and no resources to live with. It brings fear of future. It is the synonym of powerlessness, lack of representation and freedom (Gordon et al., 2000). Poverty can retard the overall growth of a society. It can negatively affect the progress of the nation itself. “Poverty is produced by circumstances, not individuals,” (Fincher & Wulff, 1998). Economic crisis increases the so-called ‘poverty sector’, leading to joblessness and social unrest. A proper planning and a better utilization of the available resources of the nation will lessen the poverty level to a great extent (Narayan & Parker, 2000). Diverting the existing resource to the disadvantaged people is the need of the hour. Every nation needs a proper governing authority to plan, accomplish and accelerate its growth. In developing countries especially, governments and political parties lead the show and try to bring progress to the society and stability to the economy by eliminating the curses like poverty. The ruling party and other political parties try to uplift the general status of the society and go deep into the problems and grievances of the people to a certain extent. Even though they do have opinion disputes and conflicts among them, they contribute a lot for the progress of the society and nation (especially rural areas where poverty is still a problem) (Pantazis, Gordon & Levitas, 2006).

Political interests and competitions play a major role in eliminating poverty from the nations. In the third world countries especially, political parties contribute a lot for the development works. Political parties try to perform well during their ruling tenure and take various actions for the negatively privileged sections of the society. They try to look into the agonies of the people of ill developed areas since such areas have the majority of the population in it. These less developed areas would be eagerly looking forward for a government which can help them to improve their total grade. No political party can ever think of getting rule in their hand without the votes of these majority weaker sections. So these thickly populated less developed areas are very important as far as political parties are concerned. They try to give alluring promises in their election campaign so that they can drain the votes of these areas. Filling the manifesto with various poverty reduction policies will definitely help the political parties to get the ballot in their favour. Poverty reduction will be the proclaimed motto of political parties of less developed countries. When they come into rule, these parties try to implement their poverty reduction policies to a certain extent at least. Political parties are very well aware of the fact that unless they bother about the poverty-stricken areas, nation will not see any progress in general and also they will not get the following election in their favour. Increasing number of political parties has thus favoured the development of nations in many ways. Progress of the nation is the declared motto of politics though we should doubt how far it is true in the cases of certain countries that have a corrupted political atmosphere.

Interest groups play a major role in the flow of democracy, especially in developing countries. Numerous interest groups exist in countries where there are more issues and problems. A political interest group can be a group, who tries to influence the government in order to get their interest about the society done. These political parties, especially the main opposition parties can fight to get their demands met by the government. In certain cases opposition parties perform extremely well and they do represent the weaker sections. They can point out the flaws and weaknesses of the ruling party and can help them improve their rule. These competing political forces are of different nature. They vary in their size, ideology, policy focus, influential capability, and mode of representation. For example, some groups may focus on certain issues or geographical areas and some may be interested in certain special topics. Also there are certain political groups who work on broader areas of public policy. Certain interest groups focus on government alone to get their demands done whereas some groups try to influence non-governmental and other private organizations and associations to uphold their objectives. The political party which is in power (the representative government) is supposed to encourage the interests of other competing groups also. They will consider the opposition’s opinion regarding major issues and will take decisions accordingly. The competing groups help to establish a balance by introducing arguments and resources to bear on various aspects of public policy decisions. They will equip themselves with power and influence and have a support from the public such that they can suppress any majority or minority group of vested interest who become strong enough to weaken the rights of others. Political groups compete on the playing field created by the constitutions (national as well as state) and laws. They develop their own policies and rules based on the constitution and will represent people for the progress of the nation. In short, these multiple competing groups try to create a stable political environment that allows the interests of the common people to be presented before the government.

In Calhoun and John McGowan (1997), the author asks, “Is politics really nothing more than power relations, competing interests and claims for recognition, conflicting assertions of ‘simple’ truths?.” But the political groups of certain countries have proved that they do offer their best for the development works of their nations. Political parties come out with various policies and plans that would eradicate poverty, according to their claims. They try to convince people that they are able to meet their demands and would repair their impoverished civic and private life. Even though it is true that ideology has waned and identity and interest based politics have come to the scene, political parties still try to improve the poverty-stricken state of the disadvantaged strata of the society. New new political parties appear into the political scene daily and they also come up with new promises so that people make their choice on their favour. These political parties are very well aware about the fact that unless they implement their poverty reduction policies, they will no longer get favour in the following election. In less developed countries especially, political parties have started attending the worries of poverty-stricken areas. In another words, in certain poor nations, political groups compete among themselves in providing best policies for people so that they gain the favour of the poor majority who look forward for a better government that can eradicate poverty from the society (Lustig, 2000). In other words, the competition between the political parties have become a boon for people who expect nothing but a better government that can implement developmental policies for the improvement of the unprivileged people.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Women In Politics

Despite widespread promotional campaigns to encourage more women to get involved in the democratic process, there are still relatively few who have made it to the top of the game. On an international level, women are highly underrepresented across the board, and this occurs for a number of reasons. The great UK politician and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is recorded as saying that women in politics must work twice as hard as their male counterparts in order to achieve the same level of success. As one of the few female leaders the world has ever seen, she should know.

So why are women so marginalized when it comes to politics, particularly in the upper echelons? Some accredit it to widespread and deep-rooted prejudices, which hold women as near second-class citizens in a man's world. Others feel it is to do with women lacking the drive and determination to make it to the top over the majority male dominance.

Or maybe its because they find it hard to control the support of a party in the party political system? Whichever way, women are certainly in the minority, and this is something which is surprising, given the widespread change in attitude towards women's rights over the last few decades.

At the time of writing this article, there are very few women at the top of their game in politics, including most notably leaders in Germany and Ukraine, as well as a handful of high ranking officials across the world. In the UK, Margaret Thatcher is held to be one of the best whilst also one of the worst Prime Ministers of all time, boasting significantly more controversial policies over her terms in office than anyone else to date. Whilst it is clear there is a deficit at the highest level in politics, it seems they are beginning in recent times to really make their mark.

Women find themselves second placed to men in all walks of life.

Regardless of individual points of view, or the feminist movement, it is cold hard fact that women are paid generally less than men for the same work, and face other forms of discrimination in and out of the workplace. By setting the example in politics, t is clear that attitudes to them the world over could be set to change, and the gender political power shift could be more than well under way.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Purchasing Political Media With A Limited Campaign Budget

This year the political fundraising challenge is more difficult than ever. A Texas candidate who in the last election cycle was able to raise nearly two million dollars for a statewide race has found that fundraising, even in Texas, a State that has escaped the brunt of economic hardship, is very difficult. Even with major endorsements and strong name recognition, the weakness of our economy has become reality for political candidates. The effect of this shortfall impacts the campaign forty-five days before Election Day when political media rates become available and campaigns consume the lower cost air time quickly to lock in the best dates and times. Without the funds on hand at that the beginning of the political media window, candidates will find themselves with less desirable times available to purchase, if any availabilities remain.How political media is purchased continues to evolve. When media outlets were first mandated to sell commercials at the lowest rate (this is the lowest rate paid for a commercial by a non-political advertiser during the past year), the "political rate" was born. The media outlet had one rate card for political candidates. One rate purchased a commercial that aired anytime during the day. If the candidate purchased enough of these low rates, they were certain to have their commercial air during all "Day Parts" (6AM-10AM, 10AM-3PM, etc). In radio, morning drive time is the coveted "Day Part" charging the highest fee per commercial. In television the evening prime time is the most expensive "Day Part" to purchase. With the advent of "Day Parts" the political rate card now had different prices depending on the time of day. In both the original form and the "Day Parts" form the common element was the same. If stations accepted the political money for specific day parts, they had to air the commercials, often at the expense of local businesses willing to pay the larger, non-political rate. A solution was needed. Innovation and profit motives combined to create the current method of purchasing political media. Today's political rate card still has the lowest rates offered to any non-political advertiser, but the rate card for the non-political advertiser has changed, thus changing the political rate card. The rate card continues to be divided by "Day Parts", but Candidates are now offered two rates for each day part. "non-preemptible" and "preemptible". "Non-preemptible" are the most expensive. This means the station guarantees to air the spot at the requested date and time. You pay (always cash in advance with political media buys) and the commercial will air. With "preemptible, the rates are usually at least 20-30% lower, but you have no guarantee that your commercial will air. You pay and submit a schedule, but if another candidate or non-political advertiser pays the "non-preemptible" rate, your commercial gets "bumped". If they have time before the election, the station will try to "make good" and place your commercial on another day. If you need your message out the days before Election Day, this is not a viable alternative. In most cases, six weeks after Election Day the campaign receives a refund check from the media outlet for commercials that did not air because they were "bumped." If you won, no problem, if will always wonder what might have been. One solution to budget shortfalls and escalating political advertising costs is found at Low cost, high quality commercial production and micro targeted media placement on local cable and/or radio. The success stories keep growing. Budgets of any size are finding success. There is very little guesswork in media placement with the information available today. Voters are reached, persuaded and most of all motivated to vote for our clients.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Political Pontifications

As a student of history, I have always been fascinated by the sociopolitical events which led to the Fascist take over of Germany, and how they were so successful, as many people seemed to be caught so unaware of the impending doom that loomed upon the horizon; how could they have been so blind, as not to have seen what was coming towards them, and what was happening to their country? I would often wonder, how a people who professed a belief in God, could condone things like sterilization, and euthanasia of the elderly, puzzled me deeply: this could certainly never happen again, and could certainly...never happen here in the United States, or could it? Read the purposed health care bill; in the vicinity of page 425, it speaks to having...end of life counseling, and states that only [certain doctors] will be able to write (end of life orders), well that's comforting to know...that the decision whether or not your life is worth saving...will rest with only "Special Doctors," now doesn't it? Incidentally, this is very similar to the policies that the National Socialist Party had in effect (you know, the Nazi's) after they came into power in Germany during the 1930's.

Never happen again...right!

These political dictums seem to sneak-up on people, who are occupied with trying to make ends meet, as they were in the thirties; it, is after all...difficult to impose change upon a prosperous people, only when people lose their jobs, homes, and their stomachs start to growl, do the seek change, as anything they believe, will be an improvement over their current situation. World War II, and the economic boom that it created saved us from destruction then, and the unfortunate removal of many servicemen from the post-war work force was; although regretful to the powers to be, it did promote a rather healthy demand for workers, service men were met at the docks, and train stations, by factory recruiters who would need positions filled once occupied by women during the war.

Now that the war was over, and we had won it, it was time to start the recovery process, but the lessons learned from the destruction of the third Reich, were not completely one sided, many in America felt that the Socialist merely went about things in the wrong way. Some of their ideas, they felt...were not all bad, after all' shouldn't everyone have, an equal share [of] the collective wealth? And, as the poor had always outnumbered the rich, were not their votes needed, such, could be easily bought?

The only real concern the liberal movement truly has for the poor, and the minorities, is their ability to stroll into the voting booth with zombie-like tenacity, to reelect those who have been so faithful to them over the years. After all, they were our friends, or were they? Are these the empty pontifications of someone who has no first-hand knowledge? No, as a teenager: I followed my uncle to the polls many times, as it was his job to hand-out the money for the party; the five dollar, or a cheap bottle of whiskey (your choice), thank you for showing up to the polls. If people only knew the contempt they were held in, they would never have been so faithful. Trouble is, at least back then the money was supplied by the rich party faithful; where now they just use diverted tax money! Look for a stimulus check in the mail just before the 2010 mid-term election, and again, just before the 2012 presidential election, as it would be bad timing to send them too soon, as there would be a chance that you might forget their generosity before the polls open. You know for many years this type of behavior went on, and although we were affected by it; we still had a strong enough economy to absorb the shock, and anyway, we had a political system that sort of passed the ball every few years to the other team, and thereby kept the country, and economy, somewhat stabilized.

You may have found diverse economic philosophies on opposite sides of the isle, but the democrats would have been politically crucified just a few years ago, if for example: they would have embraced several radical factions; which today represent major planks in their platforms. For a politician to state that, "The United States [is] not a Christian Nation," in 1970, would have been their political finish! Or, if they wanted to coddle, or grant large gifts, to individuals who were in the United States illegally, they would have been politically stoned! These people have now reached a political impasse: they can only make a political army, by using the soldiers (as it were) from many nations, ask the ancient Romans; this does not work for long. The vast majority of politicians in 1965, could have gone to church together on Sunday, and disagreed with each other on an issue on Monday; today, they are afraid to be caught in church. When the President of the United States can't pick a church in Washington D.C. to attend...we've have gone too far!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Politics and Friendship Together

It is a standard belief of the many individuals that politics and friendship cannot forever go together. Just as making new friends will be a difficult business, mixing politics and friendship along will equally be tricky. Throughout our first meeting with a potential friend, we tend to recognize that talking concerning politics may be a no-no. Tiny talks are safe therefore long as we tend to stick far from politics. Other taboo topics include faith and sexuality. These topics will spark passionate debate which can apparently result to heated arguments if both sides cannot reconcile their views. All said, politics as a subject throughout initial stages of friendship may almost actually bust a blooming friendship too soon. Is that this continuously the case? Is it always advisable that we have a tendency to should not engage into topics of politics with somebody we tend to just met? Or is it okay to say politics with the person you are designing to develop a sensible friendship and romance in the longer term? Can friendship develop between you and another person if you hate their affairs of state? On the other hand, is it perpetually necessary to possess the identical political affairs to achieve full friendship?In several countries these days, beginning a political topic will produce terribly intense argument to even result in violence, in some extreme cases. Hence, the advice to avoid a subject regarding politics with a person you are doing not grasp still holds true in many cases. Notwithstanding this, it additionally isn't perpetually the rule the least bit times. Several friendships start at political conventions attended by persons with varying political views. You'll be surrounded by thousands of excellent folks who have extreme dogmas, however you furthermore may stand a good probability of constructing new friendships furthermore having a nice time discussing opposing political views. In it not uncommon for several folks to find themselves knowing a stranger deeply and solely realizing later on that they have opposing political views. With the upcoming Australian Federal Election, several Australians will find themselves in several instances immersed in political discussions, but with the data that their network of friends will be largely unaffected.Whereas most folks are not very passionate regarding their political preferences, political opinions will still potentially chop up friendships and even marriages, especially during the early stages. This is the $64000 reason why it is typically accepted that politics ought to be avoided when talking with a stranger or an individual you do not grasp well yet. For some cases, even close friends can opt not to discuss politics. It's a fact that there are some individuals who don't seem to be just tolerant of folks with different views about politics. So, it's very difficult to forge genuine friendships or love if one party has an opposite political belief.Regardless of this phenomenon, some folks still managed to create successful marriages and friendships while each parties have different views. Is there a secret for these success stories? Successful friendships and marriages are potential whether or not 2 folks have opposing political opinions therefore long as they are not very passionate in their respective views. Different cases use their opposing views to spice up their marriage or friendship by constantly participating in healthy debates. For this case, respect is high for both sides that even their political affairs cannot break their friendship apart. For most cases though, smart friends that do not share the identical political belief merely avoid engaging in any political discussions altogether.