Tag: Politics


Foreign Policy and Identity Politics: Trump and Brexit through Putnam’s Too Level Games

In 2016, two major advanced democracies held consequential plebiscites that will impact the conduct of their respective future foreign policies. Putnam observed that foreign policy decisions are invariably affected by the pressures placed on the political executive’s international imperatives as a result of domestic agenda concerns. Since the communitarian challenge to liberal philosophy emerged from


Bureaucracy in the Power-Dependence of Domestic Politics and Linkage in Foreign Policy

The domestic politics and foreign policy have relevance. The policy-making actors in domestic politics are bureaucracy, party and parliament. Especially, bureaucracy is the most influential actor in policy-making. This paper will discuss how bureaucracy affects foreign policy. This paper consists of three parts. First, described is how various Ministries coordinate with the policy networks. In


Policy Networks of Central-Local Government Relations in the UK and Japan and Linkage of International Relations in the EU

Policy networks and linkage are tightly connected concepts in the politics. The policy networks defined by Rhodes are set of formal institutional and informal linkages between governmental and other actors. The policy networks are important elements in the power-dependence theory about intergovernmental relations in the UK. This paper mainly investigates comparison between policy networks in


When Fraud Wears Religious Cassocks

According to the US court papers, Taipei Smartphone maker HTC Corp’s founder, Cher Wang, was defrauded out of US$7.4 million by a church elder couple. The US Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California, said Jonathan Chang, aged 60, and his wife, Grace Lee Chang, aged 57, were the defendants. Plaintiff, Wang and her husband, Chen


“The Consciousness Evolution”: Identification and Re-Identification after the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

Stemmed from the Umbrella Movement in September of 2014, Hong Kong had experienced dramatic social and political changes that people were being decontaminated from titling as political apathetic animals which were constructed under the historical manufacturing. The unprecedented integration of politics and society keeps fermenting and one of the most conspicuous narratives in the society


Examining DOH’s National Safe Motherhood Program as a Policy Addressing the Increasing Trend in Philippine Maternal Mortality Ratio

The Philippine Government has been actively trying to address issues pertaining to maternal health since the inception of the MDGs. Yet, despite its efforts to reduce the MMR in the country, the MMR trend continues to be high and increasing. As such, the creation of the National Safe Motherhood Program by the Department of Health


An Analysis on the Need for the Philippine Mental Health Act to be Made Law

The world today is witnessing an alarming rise of mental health conditions. Depression is cited to be the second leading cause of disability and illness by 2020. Only heart diseases surpassed it, but still it is ahead of all other diseases. Suicide has become the third leading cause of death among adolescents already. Self harm


ASEAN Community 2015: Model for Managing International Labour Migration in Thailand

To enter to ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015, human resources would be one of weaknesses for Thailand. There are more than 3.5 million persons from other ASEAN countries without Thai nationality living in the country, more than 3.0 million of them are working in the country, and approximately 1.4 million of them are not


UN Essentials or Reinventing the Wheel: Rising Powers and the Decline of Trilateralism in Middle East Peace-Making

Amid a protracted array of efforts to secure a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian question and the related wider Arab-Israeli conflict, the search for justice still forms a core element of the challenges facing the international community. While the traditional negotiating template centred on United Nations resolutions and international law has been somewhat sidelined since 1967


Problem Identification and Prioritization Methods: Significant Steps of Forest Policy Formulation Based on Public Participation

Problem identification and prioritization is vital to policy formulation in managing forest resources because it is a fundamental step leading to an analysis finding out solutions for the problems. This research study aims at synthesizing appropriate problem identification and prioritization methods with public participation through the review of literature and related research. The research findings


September 11, 2001: U.S. Ruling Class Agenda for Hegemony

The attacks of September 11, 2001 represented a turning point in modern history. The United States’ territories were attacked for the second time ever, victims belonged to different nationalities, ethnicities and religions; and the attacks received intensive, long-lasting, coverage by media agencies across the globe. Additionally, the attacks were followed by a US-led global war


“The White Man’s Burden”: Politics of Volunteer Tourism

This conceptual paper explores critically the political economy of volunteer tourism along the lines of a ‘white savior complex’ and argues that the meanings, practices, and policies of volunteer tourism development continue to be informed by colonial thought, resulting in disempowerment of the rural populations in the Third World and making volunteer tourism an avenue


Analysis of Social Economis District Proliferation in Indonesia

Regional proliferation in Indonesia for the period 1999-2004 occurred rapidly and reached 114 new districts proliferation. The new Hundredfourteenth districts can be mapped with Klassen Typology for determining the areas of experiencing economic growth and high per capita income by comparing the growth of the district division with an average value of economic growth and


Image of ‘Justice’ in Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment

Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment (1860) is a psychological novel, which has been subjected to various interpretations by the scholars worldwide. Dostoevsky has aptly dealt with the problems of the concept of justice and human existence. The protagonist is suffering from an acute psychological crisis after committing the dual murders. He has his own vision of