sources. Furthermore, I plan to create a set of criteria for defining for frozen conflict zones, and as a result I will be able to look into the annexation of Crimea to determine if it can be identified as a frozen conflict. I will inform my research through looking at cases of current conflicts within Georgia, Russia, Azerbaijan, and Moldova. An article titled Crimea and the Lessons of Frozen Conflicts by John Abrahamson, focuses on Russia’s involvement in the Crimean Peninsula . This interpretive source
The essay will critically analyse theoretical accounts of society, in particular how useful they are in understanding how death is viewed socially in the West. It will be argued that all different theoretical models of society can be useful, but that the model ‘society as an organism’, which emphasises symbolic interactionism, is often more useful than structural functionalism on its own. My analysis will start with a look a critique of structural functionalism, using Durkheim’s analysis of suicide
In the 1990s, the discourse on the relationship between economic growth and environmental degradation expanded exponentially (Cole & Neumayer, 2005; Stern, 2003; 2004). Most of this intellectual confabulation revolved around the Environmental Kuznets Curve, a hypothesis that argues that environmental degradation would increase during an early economic development phase, eventually reaching the ‘turning point’ where improvement in environmental conditions will begin. In other words, the graphical
Using a Specific Case or Example of Your Choice, Compare and Contrast the Theoretical Utility of Anthropological, Risk Society and Governmentality Approaches. Introduction The three foremost approaches related to the idea of ‘risk’ in the 21st century and today’s society are the Anthropological approach, the Risk Society approach, and the Governmentality approach. These three contrasting theories are different in the sociological research they have undertaken, their structure and their main focuses
specifically the place of Michael E Porter within it. The question, what is strategic management?, often leads to the work of Porter. Strategic management texts inevitably contain his models, theories and frameworks which imply that they are ‘fundamental’ to the field. An historical journey through six prominent management\organization journals, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Advances
Critical Discourse Analysis of Obama's Political Discourse Juraj Horváth Abstract This paper examines the persuasive strategies of President Obama's public speaking as well as the covert ideology of the same, enshrined in his inaugural address. Our analysis is grounded in Norman Fairclough's assumptions in critical discourse analysis, claiming that "ideologies reside in texts" that "it is not possible to 'read off' ideologies from texts" and that "texts are open to diverse interpretations"
Energy Policy 47 (2012) 468–477 Contents lists available at SciVerse ScienceDirect Energy Policy journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/enpol The impact of the new wave of ﬁnancial regulation for European energy markets Luuk Nijman n School of Public Policy, University College London, London, WC1H 9QU, UK H I G H L I G H T S c c c c c The European Commission has put forward a set of ﬁnancial legislation to stabilize both ﬁnancial markets and energy prices. This article assesses
By Brian L. Ott* pages 39-54 Abstract This essay concerns the role of political affect in cinema. As a case study, I analyze the 2006 film V for Vendetta as cinematic rhetoric. Adopting a multi-modal approach that focuses on the interplay of discourse, figure, and ground, I contend that the film mobilizes viewers at a visceral level to reject a politics of apathy in favor of a politics of democratic struggle. Based on the analysis, I draw conclusions related to the evaluation of cinematic rhetoric
gradient which adversely affects the poor. This paper proposes the outline of a sociological theory of obesity as a consequence of ‘globalisation factors, such as labour market deregulation. Forced to work longer hours – and with lower levels of job-security – workers in low paid jobs have fewer opportunities to burn calories, and are more likely to consume fast-food. This combination has led to higher levels of obesity among the poor in countries that have adopted neo-liberal labour market reforms.
international security. Accordingly, there has been an extensive debate among scholars and policymakers about the consequences of a nuclear Iran, ranging from claims that it will destabilise the region to a more optimistic view that it will ensure a nuclear balance. This essay will argue that the regional impact of this phenomenon is not immediately translated into a nuclear domino effect, because it is crucial to analyse the internal dynamics and capabilities of each actor involved. Security concerns