Taxes to control smoking

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention reports that 58 million Americans are exposed to secondhand smoke. This form of exposure is when someone who is not smoking inhales cigarette smoke. From 1988 to 2011 there had been a 62 percent decrease in exposure rates up until recently. Those most prone to be affected by … Read more

The topic of abortion (pro-life perspective)

The term abortion refers to “The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy” (Oxford Dictionaries). This topic typically tends to always be quite controversial. When it comes to the topic of abortion, people are typically either extreme Pro-Choice or Pro-Life. Those who side with Pro-Life believe … Read more

Meaning and impact of anthropology

Anthropology is a social science that is believed to have started in the 16th century but accelerated in popularity and understanding during the 19th century. Anthropology was started in the United States by Franz Boas and since has become one of the most widespread disciplines of social science. Modern day anthropology includes lots of research … Read more

Poverty in the United States

Poverty can be found all over the United States also in different countries. Poverty can have a negative affect on someones life and it can also help a person see the real struggle that people living in poverty goes through on a daily basis. Women is most likely the live in poverty more than man … Read more

How can we displace destructive friend-enemy mechanisms/relationships (Beck/Kristeva)

In a world dominated by technological advancement, today’s societies have been exposed to risks arising from modernisation. The development of science and technology alongside economic growth and globalisation have led to new serious hazards. While some hazards are domestic in nature, some issues, like climate change, are global and ubiquitous. However, one of the largest … Read more

Supporting the homeless mentally ill

Abstract The homeless mentally ill is growing population that is difficult to work with due to various reasons. Homelessness is becoming an epidemic globally. Strong leadership in the helping service field is needed. Cultural diversity is brought into the discussion and how it can be used on all levels. This paper discusses advocacy theories and … Read more

Financial and resourcing strains of NHS & Prison Service

The National Health Service (NHS) and the UK’s Prison service report on and manage financial performance through numerous reports published for example the UK’s prison service creates a quarterly report, the last quarterly report was produced on the 31st of January 2019 budgets created by these reports are based on internal and external audit committees, … Read more

The stigma around mental health and benefits

There is a link between the government’s approach to cutting the benefit bill and negative attitudes towards disabled people and people suffering with mental health problems. For example, Theresa May’s advisor says disability benefits should go to ‘really disabled people’, and not to ‘anxiety sufferers’. Conservative MP, George Freeman, was in favour of cutting £3.7 … Read more

The Housing Crisis (focus: Ireland)

The right to housing is a basic human right. This has been established in a range of international human rights instruments and is regularly monitored at United Nations (UN) and Council of Europe level (Kenna, 2005). Whilst not enshrined in the Irish Constitution, everyone needs a home. A healthy housing market underpins the health and … Read more

Corruption, scams and cheating

Now days it has become very common to hear the terms mentioned above. In India only we see a number a number of cases of scams, corruption and cheatings. And the worst part is that most of these things are done by the people who havethe responsibility to prevent these events. They are very harmful … Read more

What is the ideal of beauty / how normative ideals of beauty have been challenged (draft)

1.Introduction According to a decision of the Landesgericht Hamburg, “the definition of beauty is not only the inner and objective quality of things”(, 2019).Since every era, different places and social classes have their own ideals of definition and understanding of beauty. The ideal beauty is formed by people’s respect and vision in different periods. This … Read more

Contacting habits of students who live abroad in the UK to study at the LSE

Introduction When a student moves abroad to pursue their studies, a transnational family begins to exist. Sociological literature emphasises the issue of transnational families. This remarkable phenomenon is not new in itself, however, the way these families communicate has developed extremely over time. Due to the radical development of mediating technologies family members might enjoy … Read more

A person who has influenced you: Nick Vujicic

Plunging into the water, he was swimming joyfully as water is splashing up the air. His small little body is flexing rapidly back and forth with the current like a fish. His gentle face is smiling, his passionate eyes are sparkling. Undeterred, he swim professionally around like everyone. Born without limbs, Nick Vujicic has found … Read more