Can Britain still cut it on the world stage? Britain makes it on the world stage through its various influences to wider society – Britain was perhaps best qualified as a nation with a central role in previous years. In recent years, however, its role is being played by its other half – the increasingly powerful America; the question at hand today is whether Britain can cut it on the world stage and the answer is perhaps as contentious as the question. One way in which Britain maintains its influence is through its heavily democratic functioning – the idolized idea of democracy is much sought after by many countries which suffer under dictatorial regimes. The democratic nature of Britain reassures the citizens in that their government are acting in the best interests of the people as well as wider society – inclusive of any international citizens, especially those belonging to bodies which Britain holds membership to such as the EU.
(Document 4). Dadabhai Naoroji, an Indian, describes the positive effect imperialism had on India. He said, “To sum up the whole, British rule has been -- morally, a great blessing; politically peace and order on one hand...” (Document 3). Naoroji recognized that imperialism was morally a blessing to Indians. Politically, it has brought peace and order, while also relieving oppression and banning the caste system.
I think due to Fenton not going for that “propaganda picture” makes this source more trustworthy than that of source 6. However, this source is seen more like the personal opinion of Simon Grant which makes this source overall less trustworthy because it doesn’t show an opinion as a whole based on lots of peoples’ point of view. The fact it was published in 2008 makes this source less reliable because it was sometime after the initial photographs were released. This affects it because Simon Grant may simply be interested in that topic therefore enhancing his opinion on how much of a “huge success” them photographs were. I think the author wanted to show recognition of Fenton’s photograph’s and wanted to make everyone realise how wonderful these pictures were.
Are UK pressure groups good for democracy? In certain cases, pressure groups within the UK have been good for democracy and have helped to enhance its values and features, however, many would argue that it has damaged and challenged the aims of democracy itself. A pressure group is an organisation that ultimately aims to influence new and existing public policies from creation though to implementation. A pressure group can be either a sectional or promotional group, sectional group’s aim to represent a specific sub-section of society whereas a promotional group will try to promote a single cause over the interests of their members. Additionally pressure groups can be defined as an insider or outside group; insider pressure groups will have well established relations with parliamentary officials and will be regularly consulted by government, outsider groups will have no specific connections within the political system and so try to influence decision makers though mobilising public opinion.
How far did Satyagraha play a role in Gandhi’s success by 1922? There were many reasons other than Satyagraha that helped Gandhi to succeed, although Satyagraha played an important role. The success of Gandhi also depended on the opinions of the people in India and within congress. Many people thought that the Raj ruling benefitted India as they had a chance of experiencing modernisation, but others believed that self-sufficiency was very important in achieving immediate swaraj. Other roles such as his connections and boost in expertise could also have played a role in Gandhi’s success.
Source 17 supports this by saying, ‘the wishes and needs of the Muslim community would have to be taken into account in any settlement.’ The source shows a discussion between Linlithgow and Jinnah, concerning arrangements for the wartime administration. The divide between Congress and the Muslim league is essentially what led to the August Offer, and the war meant that the Hindus and the Muslims could certainly not work out some sort of rapprochement, which is what source 15 is arguing. In the source there are elements within national life which are described as ‘large and powerful,’ which is telling us that the Viceroy, and the British most likely
This furthered the Indian’s desire for independence but they were still faced with the challenges of overcoming the divisions within India. Members of Congress were appalled by this high-handed action. The main opposition to India’s independence from the British came from one faction of the Conservative Party which later formed itself into the ‘Imperial Defence League’, as told in source 16. It sates ‘the government of India act that emerged in 1935’ ‘was attacked both in Britain going too far and in India for not going far enough’ an example of such would be Ramsey McDonald, the labour prime minister saying parliamentary democracy could no more be transferred to India than ice in an Englishman’s
Affirmative Action- Right or Wrong? There are many reasons why affirmative action is on questionable ground. It has been presented to do extreme good. In all fact though, it does more bad than good in this world and it needs to be abolished. The negative effects of affirmative action can be seen in many aspects of today’s society.
The development of competitiveness may be treated as a positive impact as well since the wider market is the more severe is competitiveness. In socio-demographical terms globalization contributes to free movement of labor force that is obviously positive for the countries which suffer from unemployment and in such a way they can export their labor force. Finally, some specialists believe that elimination of financial barriers is also positive since it contributes to development of free trade. However, practically all positive impacts mentioned above have their other side, that is rather negative. So, if some countries (basically developed) become richer due to globalization than it is natural that they do it because other become poorer (basically developing).
INTRODUCTION The globalization process does bring good concept and positive change to the community and to the people. But, alongside with the globalization, there is woes created by the process. The woes happened because globalization process does not fulfil the need of all people. As for example, the democracy political system promoted by the west in process of democracy have been abuse by the parties that promote them. Wars have been spread throughout the world because of globalization in the name of democracy.