Discussion on Muslim-American Political Participation

Discussion on Muslim-American Political Participation

use as one of your references Religion and Politics in the United states seventh edtion by Kenneth D. Wald & Allison Calhoun-Brown 2014
M6 Discussion on Muslim-American Political Participation
In a 2014 studyopens in a new window, the Pew Research Center found that people who identify as Republicans or say they lean toward the Republican Party have more negative views of Muslims than do their Democratic counterparts. And, in a 2011 studyopens in a new window, nearly half of Muslim Americans (48%) say they feel that the Republican Party is unfriendly toward Muslim Americans; just 15% say the party is friendly toward them.

Why do you think that Republicans have a more unfavorable opinion of Muslims and Islam than Democrats, and in turn Muslim Americans report coolness toward the Republican Party?
Can a Muslim political agenda be advanced in a party system not inclined to accommodate it?
What are the limits of religion and politics, both for the Muslim American community and for an American society that increasingly is dealing with the political implications of religious pluralism in a democratic date?
Please post an initial response to the question(s) above, then reply to at least two different peers over the course of the module. Remember, in order for class discussions to be meaningful, you must participate regularly and consistently.

Target Stores" Short term outlook

“Target Stores” Short term outlook
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Economic Analysis Paper Four: Short-Term Company Outlook
Your fourth analysis paper is the short-term company outlook. Using your company selection, complete the following main elements:

1. Using the relationships between macro variables and company/industry performance and the short-term outlook for macro variables from analysis paper three, develop a short-term (about one year) outlook for your company that is shown as an extension to the historical data tables or graphs you developed in previous papers.
2. Answer the following questions on the outlook:
o Is the macro economy, helping to promote growth in your industry?
o Are current government policies likely to result in slower or negative growth in demand?
o Will costs be adversely affected or helped by government policies?
3. Conclude with an assessment of how current macro policies are affecting your industry or company and any steps companies within the industry can take to benefit from or mitigate the effects of the policies.

Vitamin Water

Vitamin Water

Paper details:

The paper must be written to show how vitamin water is not as nutritionist as we may think. 5 Paragraphs.

Reality tv stars

Reality tv stars

Paper details:

must be between 3-5 pages long. MUST cite all sources used. any information taken from somewhere else must be cited.

directions are attached. Must be about a Reality tv star (Snooki, Kardashian, robertsons etc)

The Politics of “ Postindian” A uthenticity

Unit 5:
The Politics of

Postindian” A

James Clifford, “Identity in Mashpee” [D2L]

Sherman Alexie,
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
[please read the whole book,
but with special focus on the following
: “Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only
Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play ‘The Star

Spangled Banner’ at Woodstock”; “The Only
Traffic Signal on the Reservation Doesn’t Flash Red Anymore”; “This Is What It Means to Say
Pheonix, Arizona”; “The Lone R
anger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven”; “Junior Polatkin’s Wild
West Show”]
Please write a four

page paper, typed and double

See p
rompt at end for specific
Due Date
, by 3:00 pm. Please submit to D2L Dropbox.
1968, N. Scott Momaday’s novel
House Made of Dawn
(1969) won the Pulitzer Prize for
fiction. It was the first time a Native American had won the award. This began what critics now
refer to as the “Native American Renaissance,” a period in which a new ge
neration of writers of
Native American descent, having attained an extensive English language education outside of
Indian boarding schools, began to write their own stories about the way in which European
settlement in the U.S. affected Native Americans.
These writers include James Welch, Gerald
Vizenor, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, Paula Gunn Allen, and Sherman Alexie, among
others. This work provides a very different take on Native American identity than the sort of
image provided in early Ameri
can texts, such as
The Last of the Mohicans
. But that doesn’t
mean that the stories of the Native American Renaissance simply celebrate Native American
identity. In some ways the opposite is true. As you will see, the stories offered by these authors
flect the difficulty of locating or maintaining an “authentic” Native American identity in
contemporary America

what Native American critic and author Gerald Vizenor has referred to
as a “cultural schizophrenia.” Indeed, in some ways Native American Renai
ssance writers
suggest that establishing an authentic Native American identity in the modern world is
impossible. In so doing they reflect what Vizenor has referred to as a “postindian” identity, one
that has lost full access to an Indian past. Instead,
Vizenor suggests, Native Americans must rely
on what he terms “survivance”: unlike straightforward “survival,” “survivance,” he suggests, is a
term that connotes the need to adapt to the modern world, and thus stop relying on an older way
of life that is n
ow vanished.
The two texts for this part of Unit 2, James Clifford’s essay “Identity in Mashpee” and Sherman
Alexie’s collection of short stories,
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
, both
address the tensions between an older, traditional India
n world, and a new, more fractured
modern world. In Clifford’s essay, for example, he recounts a court case in Massachusetts, in
which the Mashpee Indian tribe sues for actual “tribal” status with the US government. The
result is that the very notion of
what constitutes an “authentic” Native American tribe is
completely up for grabs. Similarly, in Alexie’s stories, the book’s main character, Victor, is
constantly negotiating his tribal identity (linked with the reservation) over and against the more
rn and more “white” or “Anglo” identity outside the reservation, especially as he
experiences it in Seattle. The result is a group of somewhat complicated narratives that don’t
necessarily provide straightforward or definitive perspectives on or answers t
o the problems they
address. Rather, they sketch out a Native American identity that is in fact uniquely “American,”
precisely because it is complicated, heterogeneous, and fraught.
Prompt for Unit 5
Please write a paper in which you compare and contrast the
Mashpee Indians
that we see in
Clifford’s essay
with the characters we encounter in Alexie’s st

especially Victor. When
reading the Clifford essay, you should consider what he seems to be saying about Native
American authenticity. Does he seem to think that such a thing exists? Moreover, you should
ask yourself if you think the Mashpee tribe
has a legitim
ate case for tribal identity
questions can be asked of Victor and the other characters in Alexie

s stories. Does he have an
authentic Native American
Is he fully connected to this culture? If not, what sorts of
things come between him and this identity?
these stories,
you might co
the following: Victor’s relationship with Thomas Builds


Fire in “This Is What It Means to
Say Phoenix, Arizona”; Vic
tor’s relationship with his white girlfriend in “The Lone Ranger and
Tonto”; the exchange between Victor and the 7/11 clerk
in “The Lone Ranger and Tonto


logistics and organizational management

logistics and organizational management
Word limit 2000 words (with 10% plus or minus leeway

Learning outcomes ( this is not the order):
•??Critically evaluate methods of planning and organising efficient operations and networking.
•??Analyse the problems of controlling component activities and of controlling quality
•??Critically discuss methods of project evaluation and of scheduling resources
Assignment Task
As the Operations Manager of an organisation you are tasked with analysing the company’s operations methods by providing a report to the Board of Directors which includes the following:
•??Key elements of the company’s operations that requires improvement.
•??Detailed analysis of reasons why improving the organisation’s operations is important.
•??The broad approaches to managing improvement, and recommend one technique to the board, including explanation of the appropriateness of the recommended technique as well as the risks involved in implementing this. ?
The company to basis for your analysis is :

instrutions :

For the above, start by using the 3 basic function of an organisation to analyse the organisation operations methods.
Key elements of the company’s operations that require improvement.
For the key elements please list at least 5 elements, with your reasons and explanations.
Detailed analysis of reasons why improving the organisation’s operations is important.
With regards to the reasons, please analyse all five reasons
The broad approaches to managing improvement, and recommend one technique to the board, including explanation of the appropriateness of the recommended technique as well as the risks involved in implementing this.
As for the last please identify all techniques and recommend one that best suites your organisation.


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This assignment asks you to reflect and consider the work you have done, how successfully you feel you have completed it, and how the skills and strategies you have learned in completing this work may help you in your future studies.

Since this assignment is reflective and self-evaluating, using “I, me, my” should be acceptable as you write this essay.

The Assignment:

This assignment calls for you to write an essay of 800-1000 words, double spaced. The essay should have the following academic essay elements:

1) a clear introduction, body, and conclusion

2) a clearly identifiable thesis statement in the introduction

3) evidence based upon your recollections and any material from the course (whether from the texts, the online resources, the course modules, the feedback to drafts, or the conference topics) that you might find relevant to mention in your discussion

Approach One: Self-Evaluating Your Research Essay Assignment

What You Must do:

In this essay, you will evaluate your work on the research essay assignment. Your purpose is to evaluate whether you chose wisely in selecting your topic for research writing, if you used your research successfully, and how well you believe you completed the assignment.

How You Might Do This:

Since your essay uses a traditional structure for academic writing, you could try the following technique:

1) Decide what your thesis should say and design your introduction to lead to your thesis. The thesis might begin with a phrase such as, “My research essay turned out successfully because…” or “My research assignment became problematic due to….” Your introduction can, of course, briefly describe your assignment.

2) Describe and analyze the following in the body of your essay:

a) your topic and why you chose it (this should go beyond mere interest and consider whether you thought carefully enough about the research potential/problems your topic posed);
b) how/why you made research material decisions and conducted research in the manner you did. In this section, you will want to comment on the databases you searched on in the UMUC Information and Library Services interface. You might also comment on key words on which you searched, new key words you came up with during your searches, and your experience in retrieving full-text articles.

c) how your process worked out as you completed it. In this analysis, please account for both successes and difficulties.

3) Discuss your reflection and future application in the conclusion of your essay. You will want to both reflect on what you have discussed and look towards future research assignments. You will explain how the lessons you learned from this assignment can help you correct flaws you feel you had in your process and can remind you of good practices you followed that can make future research projects successful. You should also give yourself a “grade” on, not the essay itself, but on your research process and experience.

Research Paper 1 CJUS 350

Research Paper 1 CJUS 350

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Since 1963, a series of United States Supreme Court case decisions have clarified that in criminal cases, prosecutors must disclose to the defense evidence favorable to the defendant. This includes information that may be used to impeach the credibility of government witnesses, including law enforcement officers. These decisions mean that police officers who have documented histories of lying in official matters are liabilities to their agencies, and these histories may render them unable to testify credibly.

Summarize the main issues that are involved in the following United States Supreme Court cases. You must have at least 2–3 pages, not including your title page.

• Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963)
• Giglio v. United States, 405 U.S. 150 (1972)
• United States v. Agurs, 427 U.S. 97 (1976)

Business Strategy Report

Business Strategy Report

Order Description
Business strategy report on the Shangrila Hotels

Length: 3500 words (excl. executive summary, reference list and any appendices).

A key concern of strategic management is making prudent and effective use of an organisation’s resources and capabilities to achieve the organisation’s goals in light of prevailing external conditions. Thus, for this assessment you are required to conduct an analysis of the Shangrila Hotels internal and external environments, then make recommendations as to how the organisation might maintain or improve its competitive advantage.

This assessment must be presented in academic report format, the details of which are specified in the following sub-section. The business strategy report must be presented using academic report format and should conform to the following format, and should also include a professionally laid-out table of contents prior to the executive summary:

It must cite a minimum of five (5) academic references in compiling this report.

It must also cite a minimum of six (6) pieces of ‘applied literature’ (e.g. company websites, newspaper and/or industry/trade journal articles) throughout specified sections of the report. Details of this requirement are spelt out in the following sub-section.
When writing the report, you should adopt the mindset of a business strategist. You must show that you have developed an ability to think about how the theories and concepts covered might be applied in the real world.

It is broken into four sections with only section 3 due by 4 December and the rest due by 18 December.
Executive summary

An executive summary of a report that should be no longer than one page.

Section One – Introduction (~100 words)

A brief statement of the purpose of the report, what its objectives are, and an overview of how the report is structured.

Section Two – Analysis of the internal environment (1000 words)

In this section you are required to critically analyse the brand of Shangrila Hotels’ internal environment. You should critically evaluate the organisation’s resources, capabilities, strategic capabilities (a.k.a. distinctive competencies), and how these contribute to that organisation’s competitive advantage.

In compiling this section you must: critically analyse the organisation’s internal environment. Here you must:
a. critically discuss the organisation’s key resources, capabilities, and how those resources and capabilities combine to form distinctive competencies. You should also briefly discuss what you believe is the organisation’s key competitive advantage, and comment on its durability.
b. incorporate at least two (2) ‘applied literature’ references into your analysis to demonstrate wider reading on the organisation you are analysing.

It is strongly suggested that you make use of sub-headings in this section, and address each concept (i.e. resources, capabilities, distinctive competencies, competitive advantage) in isolation.

Section Three – Analysis of the external environments (1300 words), due 4 December
You are required to analyse the Shangrila Hotels external environments. There are two components to this section: an analysis of the macro-environment, and an analysis of the industry environment.

3.1 Analysis of the macro-environment
In compiling your analysis of the organisation’s macro-environment you must:
a. discuss two (2) contemporary macro-environmental trends pertinent to the organisation you are analysing
b. incorporate at least two (2) ‘applied literature’ references into your macro-environmental analysis to demonstrate wider reading on such issues.

3.2 Analysis of the industry environment
In compiling your discussion on the organisation’s industry environment you must:
a. analyse the organisation’s industry environment using Michael Porter’s Five Forces of industry competitiveness model (refer to Topic 3) to frame your analysis
b. address all five elements of Porter’s Five Forces model
c. incorporate at least two (2) ‘applied literature’ references into your industry environment analysis to demonstrate wider reading on such issues.

Sub-headings to distinguish the discussion of each force are to be used.

Section Four – Recommended strategic direction (~1000 words)

The purpose of this section is for you to make recommendations regarding the strategic direction of the organisation. That is, are the organisation’s current strategies prudent? And, should the organisation change its strategies?

You must make recommendations for both i) business-level strategy and ii) corporate-level strategy in this section:
a. Make recommendations regarding business-level strategy by discussing the organisation’s generic strategy (i.e. cost leadership, differentiation, focus, or combination of the strategies). You should discuss why the organisation should retain or change its current generic strategy in order to maintain or improve its competitive advantage.
b. Make recommendations regarding corporate-level strategy by discussing whether the organisation could create additional value through any of the corporate-level strategies covered in Topic 6.

In this section you must draw upon the analyses you have compiled in Sections Two and Three. There should be a logical link between discussions in Sections Two and Three and the recommendations made in Section Four. Failure to make this logical link will result in only minimal marks being awarded for this section.

Adopting a critical demeanour here is essential. You should critically discuss why different strategic approaches may or may not work. For example, if you recommend that the organisation changes to a ‘focused differentiation’ strategy, then you should discuss the benefits and pitfalls of a focused differentiation strategy, and also discuss how a focused differentiation strategy will enable the organisation to maintain or increase its competitive advantage.

It is important that you use applied (i.e. newspaper, trade journal articles etc.) and/or academic literature to support your recommendations in this section. Failure to adequately support your argument with pertinent literature will result in minimal marks.

Section Five – Conclusion (100 words)

Within this section restate the purpose of the report, then provide an overview of main points covered in your analysis. Ensure that you do not include any new information, only that which has been discussed within the main body of the report.

Distribution of marks
Section 2 – Analysis of the internal environment: 12
Section 3 – Analysis of macro-environment: 9 & Analysis of industry environment: 14
Section 4 – Recommended strategic direction: 15
Referencing – In-text referencing: 1 and Reference list: 2
Other – Table of contents, executive summary, introduction, conclusion: 2
Total marks: 55