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The state and government

When someone today thinks about anarchy, it pictured as a chaotic Hobbseian state of nature in which it is everyone for themselves. However this is just the pejorative notion of anarchism and this essay will not be entertaining that notion. The ideology of anarchism was as rationally conceived as liberalism or Marxism and shall be […]

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The Marxist critique

This suggests that reality, outside of the sign system, cannot be perceived by humans, with the implication being that ‘language determines the order of the world’15 The semiotic application in history has had a massive impact on how historians use words in their texts, forcing many historians to look critically at their work and de-centre […]

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Compare and contrast two of the perspectives Marx & Weber

The debate between essentialism and social construction is a very complicated one. Since both essentialists and social constructionists have different perspectives on matters, in order to be able to decide whether or not there was a presence of homosexual persons over time and place certain aspects have to be taken into consideration. Such as, was […]

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Outline and evaluate Merton’s theory of Anomie

1) Anomie is a state of normlessness first coined by Robert K Merton, an American functionalist sociologist borrowed Durkheim s concept of Anomie to form his own theory called Strain Theory Merton argued that the real problem is not created by a sudden social change as Durkheim proposed, but rather by a social structure that […]

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Outline and evaluate Marxist theories of crime

Marxist theorists began to make new and challenging claims about the cause of crime and deviance. They focus on the link between those in the ruling class and their involvement with crime. However, they never really managed to prove their ideas on the link between crime and capitalism upon which all their theories are based. […]

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The main idea of Marxism

The main idea of Marxism is a philosophy of history, outlining why capitalism is doomed and socialism will replace it. He saw this work as a theory of society and a socialist political project. He took a scientific view of history and analysed it using scientific methods. He believed that history had developed through stages […]

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