By: Avril Defleurey
The son of middle-class Slovenian Communists, Slavoj Zizek (born 21st March, 1949 in Ljubljana, Slovenia) is a philosopher, psychoanalyst, cultural critic and Lacanian Marxist sociologist. He is currently - senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Ljubljana, where he is...
Is Political Ideology used to Manipulate the Masses
By: Charles Ray
When I was a young student taking political science courses, politics was described as the 'art of compromise.' Politicians sought to broker coalitions and compromises that resulted in policies aimed at the greater good of the masses and the country as a whole. In...
Overcrowded prisons: Analysis and solutions
By: Simonne Liberty
Prison overcrowding has become the sin of leaders and law makers who have taken it upon themselves to play God. When politicians worked hand-in-hand with the top dogs of business, the corruptions that played out led to a wave of manipulation, to put fear in...
By: Jerry Curtis
Criminals in society are those violate norms, rules - just or unjust. A criminal, according to Black's Law Dictionary, is anyone one "who has committed a criminal offense (a crime). A crime (again according to Black's) is "a positive or negative act in violation of...
The US prison system: How it fails
By: Elizabeth M Young
The US prison system is expected to do two things: punish criminals in order to deter crime, and rehabilitate criminals into becoming productive members of society. There is a never ending battle between three or four forces of opinion in our society: There are those...
Megalopolis vs metropolis: The difference explained
By: Elizabeth M Young
Beginning with the basic definitions: A metropolis is one city with a population of half a million or more residents that sits at the core of an "agglomeration" of smaller urban entities that merge into a continuous built up area. A megalopolis is a regional...
Max Weber's four major types of social action
By: Elizabeth M Young
1. "Action oriented by expectations of the behavior of both objects and other individuals in the surrounding milieu." 1 The individual looks for some behavior that directly meets his goals, or for the object or individual to help to meet a goal, based...
Defining the concept of vital statistics
By: Elizabeth M Young
Vital statistics are collected by local, regional, state, and national governments in order to provide information about population, birth rates, death rates, marriages, divorces, and disease issues. In some definitions, "Vital statistics" are limited to medical issues, such as birth and death rates from various...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Broken Window theory is based on the idea that rundown areas invite petty crime because people think that no one cares. And petty crime leads to more serious crime because no one, especially the police, care about the neighborhood or area. The police receive more...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Conflict between science and society has existed throughout history. Much of the conflict stems from the disagreement between society and scientist as to what is dangerous, unethical, or immoral. But there is overwhelming agreement that we would be living in far worse conditions, with less...

 

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