Planning and executing a successful campaign is one of the most difficult tasks for political, business and non-governmental organizations. The main reason for that is the immense amount of promotional messages conveyed to the public, which creates a sense of apathy among the target markets or groups. In fact, inhabitants of Western cities are exposed to hundreds or even thousands of such messages a day; therefore, it is imperative that campaigners will constantly think of new ways to approach the public and to get people’s attention to the cause.
This paper analyses a recent international campaign, which started in England and spread across Europe and North America. The Atheist Bus Campaign was launched by several British atheist organizations, mainly as a response to pro-Christian campaigns and due to what seems as an antagonistic consensus towards atheistic views. This campaign provides an extremely important case study for a rather efficient manner of social campaign with international spread.
In the article “Doing Nothing is Something”, Anna Quindlen tells that today’s American children are overscheduled as the adults are. Parents do not give their children time for “boredom”. They constantly try to schedule summer vacation in any possible way. So thus, they deprive children of any chance to simply bore at least one week. Contrariwise, Quindlen states that “doing nothing” is not a wasted time because it is the time when people actually used to think. Thus, Quindlen argues that parents bring up children with standard thinking as they deprive them of ability to think that is “doing nothing”.
Throughout its 50 years of evolution, the Internet has changed human communications and significantly affected the micro and the macro environments.
In the micro level, firms and individuals base an ever-growing portion of their daily activities on Internet-based platforms, some of which replaced former means of communication and others emerged together with the Internet. Similar changes are occurring in macro environments such as cultures and countries; the Internet catalyzes inner structural changes, interactions between groups and the formation of new and fascinating Internet-induced subcultures.
This paper aims to examine several fields in which the internet changes our lives. The assessment of these issues, based on comparisons and contrasts, should shed light on the rate of change and also on its limitations, namely those aspects which were not significantly affected by the Internet and thus remained rather similar to the past.
In this paper I will present results of my research regarding domestic service in Germany. I will also provide the general information about domestic service, what it is used for and by whom, as well as include general points about cultural and economic issues.
Domestic service is generally referred to as the service provided by a domestic worker who can either live within the employer’s household or come to do the cleaning and other assigned task on particularly established days. Domestic service provide the families with opportunities for doing their own jobs, spending free time the way the want it, as well as create additional working places. Many families have a strong necessity in flexible support in their daily lives, and in Germany this domestic service market has a great potential for development due to mismatch of demand and supply. Thousands of working places can be possibly generated in the sector of domestic service, but only if there are right economic conditions and sufficient investments.
The below paper is going to provide an in-depth analysis of the conflict in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestine. At the beginning of the paper the history of the conflict will be presented followed by the main current issues of dispute. This will be followed by information about how the conflict, and suffering in particular, is represented by media around the world. The paper will also discuss such concepts as Zionism and anti-Semitism, relating them to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Additionally, the papers will touch upon two recent big happenings in the history of the dispute: the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit and the destruction of Abu Aisha building in Jerusalem. It has to be mentioned that the paper deals with a very controversial and very difficult topic, the point of the paper is not to take a side of one of the countries, but to provide information on the conflict that is objective and unpretentious.
No doubt that media plays important role in the election process. The twentieth century was characterized by the struggle an independent media, as a democratic institution, against propaganda and subjection to the state or interest groups. Today most of the media position themselves as independent and plausible sources of information propelling educated choice and, thus, enabling democracy. However, media has induced a number of side effects: political escapisms from one side and political consumerism from the other, while still arousing doubts in whether media serves the public or is used to the advantage of the candidates and interest groups.
Currently the United States is the example of president elections performed indirectly with an electoral college. The Electoral College consists of 538 popularly elected representatives (“electors”) representing 50 states and one federal district (D.C.), who formally elect the President and Vice President of the United States.
Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution specifies number of electors entitled to every state (from 3 electors for small states up to 55 for California) and that each state is free to decide how its electors should be chosen. Number of a state’s entitled electors is equal to its total Congressional representation (in both houses); District of Columbia has three electors and non-state territories having zero electors. Normally, the electors cast all their votes for the candidate who won in the popular vote held in their respective states, however in some states there are no legal restrictions for that and, technically, electors can vote differently from the results of popular vote.
In May 2008, the same-sex marriages were allowed in California. However, after that there was a referendum in November 4, where fifty-two percent of pullers voted against new law. Thus, the majority supported so called Proposition 8. As the result, there was included correction that states that marriage is the union between man and woman. Nevertheless, many people still disagree with the Proposition 8 that, as I think, wrongfully reduces same-sex marriage legalization.