2008 Election and Social Issues
An assessment of the impact of social issues in the 2008 U.S. elections.
# 114904 | 3,654 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Jun 29, 2009 in Political Science (Election and Campaigns) , Political Science (Social Security and Welfare) , Sociology (General) , African-American Studies (General) , Women Studies (Women and Society)
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The paper explains the theory of the social movement and assesses the way in which the campaign of the two Democratic candidates, Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama, address the social needs of the population. The paper examines the major issues on their respective platforms, such as immigration, poverty and healthcare, that are related more to the domestic issues of the country, rather than the foreign policy of the United States. The paper also highlights how the main contenders themselves show how the society is changing in America. The paper therefore illustrates how the personalities as well as the policies of the representatives of the Democratic party are representatives for the current tendencies in the US social environment. Note: The paper is written prior to the US 2008 presidential elections.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Barack Obama. On the issues. 2008. 24 March 2008 http://obama.senate.gov/issues/
- BBC. "2008 election: Key issues". BBC News. 2007. 24 March 2008 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6690135.stm
- Braunstein, Florence, and Pepin, Jean Francois. Les Grandes Doctrines. Paris: Ellipses, 1998.
- Dunleavy, Patrick, and Brendan O'Leary. Theories of the state. the Politics of Liberal Democracy. London and New York: Macmillan and Meredith, 1987.
- Hilary Clinton. Providing accessible and affordable healthcare. 2008. 24 March 2008 http://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/healthcare/
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