This paper is a case study based on Tipping Point Leadership for my Leadership in Management class. It’s set in 1990 and is about the state of the New York Police Department just as Bill Bratton (who you might remember for his “broken glass” approach to crime fighting) is taking over.
This is the first paper I wrote for my Leadership in Management course, which I took second semester senior year. It was a pretty good course, although predictably Republican in its politics. This paper is a summary and analysis of The President, The Pope, and The Prime Minister. It may not be clear from below, but while I found the book interesting because I lack a good education in that time period, it’s also impressively slanted and not something you should take as gospel.
Looks like I didn’t lose the questions this time. Machiavelli was awesome. By this point in the semester I wasn’t doing all the assigned reading though — especially for Hobbes, which was a 700+ page book we were supposed to read in 8 days or something. And so I liked the second half of the class a lot less than the first half.
I’m afraid I lost the questions. But look, it’s Aristotle!
I like Plato’s Republic a lot more.
This is one of a series of weekly review papers I had to write during my “Introduction to International Relations” course. It discusses Scott Sagan’s viewpoint on nuclear proliferation as espoused in The Spread of Nuclear Weapons.
This paper was written for my Introduction to International Politics midterm. It analyzes the 2003 Iraq War according to the frameworks set forth in Kenneth Waltz’s Man, the State, and War.
This is one of a series of weekly review papers I had to write during my “Introduction to International Relations” course. It discusses Kenneth Waltz’s article Structural Realism After the Cold War, which argues that structural realism continues to be a functional model for international relations. My review was required to use the Melian Dialogue (Wikipedia, for context) as an example to argue for or against Waltz.
This is one of a series of weekly review papers I had to write during my “Introduction to International Relations” course. It reviews selected portions of Henry Kissinger’s Diplomacy, specifically chapters involving Europe from 1800-1930 (with a focus on Germany).
This is one of a series of weekly review papers I had to write during my “Introduction to International Relations” course. It discusses Kenneth Waltz’s Man, the State, and War. In this book, Waltz groups the theories of war into three separate images, and I overview the first — that men are flawed, and those flaws lead to war. The second image (that the differences between governments impel them to war) and third image (that the international system is anarchist, and so war is rational) are not discussed.
Written for my “Introduction to American Politics” course, this is a review of Robert A. Goldwin’s From Parchment to Power.
From Parchment to Power is a fascinating narrative on both James Madison’s personal journey into supporting a Bill of Rights and on the actual creation of the Bill of Rights that is now present in the Constitution of the United States. It serves as a good introduction to the thought processes of our federal leaders in the years surrounding the Constitution’s ratification and an analysis of the early political atmosphere. Unfortunately, it also suffers from not knowing its documentary purpose with sufficient clarity: Is it a historical narrative, a college-level introduction to the Bill of Rights, or an academic analysis and argument about the Bill of Rights and its formation?