Featured Blog Posts – November 2018 Archive (58)

Reasons why democracy is important

I have heard the term 'democracy' far too many times throughout the years I've been in existence. I have used it a couple of times myself, probably without bearing in mind the full weight of what it actually means. I took it lightly. Now as I have grown a little wiser I am faced with the task of defining the one term I've been advocating for and singing about for as long as I can remember. When I hear 'democracy', what echoes at the back of my mind is freedom. Democracy is the freedom an… Continue

Added by Nicole Anne Saro on November 14, 2018 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Is it important to live in a democracy?

Agil Mammadzada. Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey. Graduate, MA student in International Relations field.

In today`s world, democracy is an important concept for peoples and states. Because some of the states have reached to democracy and their implementations are the example for some nondemocratic and developing countries. Some of the aforementioned countries want to get power like democratic and developed countries. But how can they reach the level of democratic and developed…


Added by agil mammadzada on November 13, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Is it important to live in a democracy?

Antoniya Dimova - University "St. Cyril and Methodius", Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. Graduate, currently studying for Master's degree in "International Economic Relations"

Is it important to live in a democracy?

Democracy nowadays has become a symbol for respect of all…


Added by Antoniya Dimova on November 13, 2018 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Do we really need democracy?

Polina Sotnikova - high school student in HSE LYCEUM

To begin with, I guess, there is such a subject as social studies in every school all around the world, where we are taught, what democracy is. This system was invented in Ancient Greece and the name itself means “rule by people”. So my dictionary says that democracy is a system of government in which people choose their rulers by voting for them…


Added by Polina on November 12, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

INTRODUCTIONDemocracy is important in any state or country.A state which is governed by democratic principles is founded on the core values of democracy. We cannot ignore the principles of democracy …


Democracy is important in any state or country.A state which is governed by democratic principles is founded on the core values of democracy.

We cannot ignore the principles of democracy which constitutes a doctrine. Democracy ideology, theoretically, promotes the distribution, and the establishment of legal framework support of state authoritative power that is vested in politically constituted offices. This system of democracy helps to govern the state public…


Added by MAZYOPA BILLY on November 12, 2018 at 5:25am — No Comments


Democracy is the government of the people, by the people and for the people. This was just a definition given by ABRAHAM LINCOLN, however, has been demonstrated for all intents and purposes by the general population who live in a democracy. Well, why democracy?

The answer is since we like living great lives. Democracy is good for everyone, but there are quite a few countries that have been cobbled together artificially or are far too big and can only be ruled dictatorially in their…


Added by Rudra Shandilya on November 10, 2018 at 7:44am — No Comments

THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA The inclusion of millions of websites, apps, and more platforms for groups to be in touch through media all over the world wide web or net nowadays, surely assures us that …


The inclusion of millions of websites, apps, and more platforms for groups to be in touch through media all over the world wide web…


Added by Varanisese Scholar Nukunawa on November 10, 2018 at 4:07am — No Comments

"The Living Legacy of the First World War": Carnegie Council Marks the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day

Sunday, November 11, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.

With the passing of the last veterans of the Great War, active public remembrance is essential. Carnegie Council's "The Living Legacy of the First World War" project joins other centennial…


Added by Carnegie Council on November 9, 2018 at 10:28am — No Comments

What Does China-Pakistan New Bus Service via J & K Eyes For?

In last three travels to China I have found that Chines people like their leadership aims to make China the potential Super Power in the world and are ready to sacrifice at any cost. They are hard working,dedicated,having high income and a good life style all due to social changes which took place over the time. China and its current leadership has launched very huge and optimistic multi billion dollar project to revive its old Silk Route which is also known as 'One Belt,One Road Initiative'…


Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on November 8, 2018 at 7:56am — No Comments



Added by FRANK KAPHESI on November 7, 2018 at 11:07am — No Comments


Democracy in the world was not criticized only by a lazy person, because the thesis that democracy is a bad form of government does not cause me any surprise. However, personally, I am not a fan of supporting conversations like “democracy is not suitable for our country”. I believe that a country naturally has the form of government that suits it most. The one for which people are ready.

Under a democratic system, every person knows from childhood that he has the right to vote and the…


Added by Akhmetbek Zhanibek Serikovich on November 7, 2018 at 4:19am — No Comments

A hero of 21 century. Who is he?

The relevance of studying this issue is determined by the need to define who the real hero is. Nowadays the concept of «heroism» is constantly discredited in modern society. We often consider people as heroes those who have nothing to do with heroism. The «heroes» always flashing on the pages of newspapers, magazines, TV screens are politicians, show business stars and so on. As a rule, they do not deserve it at all. But no one will ever be able to abolish eternal values, just as the concept…


Added by Emma Mesropyan on November 5, 2018 at 10:11am — No Comments

The Unfair Century of Fear: The Century of Terrorism

The Unfair Century of Fear: The Century of Terrorism

Our human world has been so blessed to connecting the people together across the world in this 21st century at a blink of eyes. Globalization, integration and innovation that could interconnect far-reaching network to keeping us abreast are at high speed. The century of Information and Communication Technology could be our strength to understanding the global needs of all…


Added by Peter Obafemi Lawal on November 4, 2018 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Innovative approaches to the problem of rubbish

Humanity is developing at an accelerated pace. Every day people create new things, ideas, devices which make our life easier and more advanced. At the same time these innovations have negative effects. And some of them create problems on a global scale like rubbish problem. It is one of the biggest world problems of the 21st century. It daily increases its tenure, influence and volume and is an ongoing process and has a huge impact on our health,…


Added by Hasmik on November 4, 2018 at 8:47am — No Comments

Photo Ethics on Film, Episode 1: Departures

Here is the start of a new video series to help us talk about photography ethics! It is called Photo Ethics on Film.

In each of these videos, we will look at an example from a film or television programme of a situation that you might find yourself in as a photographer. We will talk about the ethical dilemmas that are presented…


Added by Savannah Dodd on November 3, 2018 at 9:01am — No Comments

Is it important to live in a democracy?

            The common sense of modern, globalised and technological world would somehow magically impose that the answer to our big question be looked for through a historically well-established and apparently well-functioning statistical method. Take a random sampling scenario and you will soon hear the opinion of he who sympathises with Orbán’s concept of ‘illiberal democracy’: the best of all the hitherto tested regimes is not liberal because there is always a compromise in enjoying…


Added by Igor Milić on November 2, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Modi Mania- Is BJP Planning to Rule India for Next 15 Years?

Modi and his team has hijacked three noted figures of Indian National Congress.They started with Mahatma Gandhi by starting Swatch Bharat Abhiyan from beginning till now,then started building Sardar Patel's tallest statue in world which he inaugurated on 31st October, 2018 and before that they fulfilled Neta ji Subhash Chandra Bose's dream by hoisting tricolor at Red Fort on the 75th anniversary day of Azad Hind Fauz,an Indian Contingent of which seed was sworn in by some other person than…


Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on November 2, 2018 at 11:03am — No Comments

Is it important to live in a democracy?

Democracy as an idea has evolved and expanded over a period of time to take meanings and fundamentals under its fold, it was not previously designed for. If one compares the contemporary understanding of democracy with what it was understood as back when the term was coined; one would not call the latter democracy at all. This paper will call this phenomena ‘extant frame of reference’, where the terms used in the past and the meanings ascribed to it always appear inadequate when seen from…


Added by Rishija Singh on November 2, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

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