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Is it important to live in a Democracy? It depends.

Posted by Kevin Frazier on August 18, 2018 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

Democracy -- rule by the people -- is strongly tied to human flourishing. Rule by the people results in a myriad of different government structures, but the underlying principle remains fixed: the opportunity of the governed to participate in the selection and decision-making of the governing. No two democracies are identical, but they all possess some degree of participation. Many regard democratic governance as end point of the evolution of government. Case in point, Francis Fukuyama, upon the end of the Soviet Union, once declared the spread of democracy to mark the end of history.

Not everyone shares Fukuyama’s reverence for democracy. The importance of living in a democracy hinges on who flourishes in a democracy. And, who flourishes in a democracy is shaped by three attributes: how it defines “people,” what rights it assigns to those people, and whether it is responsive to the needs of its…

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"Gender"........................ indication and importance this term

Posted by Hanane Saouli on August 16, 2018 at 2:00am 0 Comments

         Over the centuries there has been a belief that social differences and the different roles of women and men are natural variations do not change, and it's determined by biological differences, and these qualities and attributes comprise ideas and valuable than masculine and regards the female (such as emotional and men women Irrational), it also includes a set of stereotypes, attitudes and behaviours of men and women (women wash pots and men running machines). It's called ' gender. '

1-What do we mean by gender?

The term gender type called "on relationships and social roles and values defined by society for both sexes (men and women), and change these roles and relationships and values according to change of place and time to overlap and interrelation with other social relations such as religion, Social class, race,…

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International Student Essay Contest, 2018: Is it Important to Live in a Democracy?

Posted by Carnegie Council on August 13, 2018 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its tenth annual International Essay Contest, open to students of all nationalities anywhere in the world.

ESSAY TOPIC: Is it important to live in a democracy?

The essay should include a definition/explanation of the concept of democracy (written in your own words) and then explain why democracy is or is not important.

CONTEST REQUIREMENTS:

  • Style: Op-ed style (not academic, footnoted papers)
  • Length: 1,000 to 1,500 words
  • Format: Blog post on …
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Carnegie Council Announces "Information Warfare" Podcast Interview Series

Posted by Carnegie Council on August 9, 2018 at 2:25pm 0 Comments

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces "Information Warfare," a podcast interview series with full transcripts, hosted by Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Devin Stewart.

"All countries—both friendly allies and rivalrous challengers—have always sought to influence one another politically," said Stewart. "With the growing power of surveillance technology and digital media, coupled with the prohibitive cost of all-out-war, political influence operations have become a more attractive tool of statecraft for great powers. These weapons of influence are being deployed in a battle for global public opinion about fate of the liberal order. Our 'Information Warfare' interview series aims…

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Digital Deception & Dark Money, with Ann M. Ravel

The term "fake news" is a little too tame, says Ann Ravel of the MapLight Digital Deception Project. Actually, this is foreign and domestic political propaganda aimed at undermining U.S. institutions and democracy. Maplight also tracks the enormous, pervasive problem of "dark money"--contributions by undisclosed donors to influence U.S. campaigns. Yet Ravel is optimistic that once Americans understand what's happening, it can be stopped.

Global Ethics Weekly: Helsinki, Singapore, & the Emerging Trump Doctrine

From the unprecedented Trump-Kim meeting, to what some call a treasonous press conference in Finland, to growing tensions between America and its closest allies, as well as its adversaries, this has been a historic summer for international affairs. RAND Corporation's Ali Wyne unpacks these developments and looks at a potentially busy September for North Korea and the continuing schism between Trump and his top foreign policy advisers.

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Is Trump's presidency a brief aberration after which things will return to normal? That's unlikely, argues Nikolas Gvosdev. In addition to disruptions that have already caused major changes in the international system, ongoing technological, demographic, economic, and military trends are also changing how U.S. foreign policy is understood.

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