Department of Social Science York UniversityFinal TestLabour Relations in Canada SOSC 2210Professor Katherine NastovskiThis test is worth 20% of your total course grade Posted: April 5th, 2021 @ 10:30 am Due: April 7th, 2021 @ 10:30 am via the Turnitin link on eClass This test has two sections. The first section contains one essay question. The second section contains a choice of short answer questions. **Please ensure that you make clear arguments. Use lecture materials and readings to back up each of your arguments and please cite. Submit your test as a word file with 1inch margins, 12pt font and please double-space. Section One: Essay Question The essay is worth 8 marks Your answer should be approximately 3-4 pages double spaced. Throughout the winter term we considered different strategies for building workers power today. Of the strategies we considered, which do you find most promising? Explain the strategies and why you think they could be effective? Section Two: Short Answer Questions These are short essays. Each Answer is worth 4 marks Please answer 3 of the 4 questions below Each answer should be about 1-2 pages double spaced. 1. Choose one of the core features of neoliberalism. Explain how the feature of neoliberalism you chose impacts work and working conditions in Canada. 2. In the current context of labour relations in Canada, what is the role of the government? Do state policies and actions support or hinder workers justice? Take a position and use the course material to support your position.3. Drawing from the film The Hand that Feeds, the guest lecture by Chris Ramsaroop and our various readings on migrant workers, explain some of the specific challenges migrant workers face when trying to resist exploitation and oppression in the workplace. 4. How have the processes of globalization intensified the structural inequality between workers and employers? Be specific in the processes you identify.
Have you considered the significance of your death?Do you believe in life after death?Where are you on the Cultural Competency Staircase when caring for patients who are terminally ill? How will you progress to the nextlevel?How comfortable are you caring for this patientand discussing issues related to her and her family’s death and dying process?What cultural information about the patient will you need to obtain culturally sensitive care during the EOL?What kinds of psychological, emotional, and spiritual support would you need ifgiven a similar diagnosis?Assignment ExpectationsLength: 12501500 words; answers must thoroughly address the questions clearly and concisely
Policy & Intelligence 25 PointsPart A. What are the challenges faced by intelligence agencies including, but not limited to, inspection regimes in collecting and analyzing information about biological weapons programs conducted by states and by terrorist groups? Use historical and contemporary examples to support your analysis. Propose two recommendations for how the United States could improve its intelligence on biological warfare or bioterrorism programs.Part B. What are the three most important lessons learned relating to science, medicine, public health, law enforcement and homeland security from the use of biological agents by the Rajneesh cult in The Dalles, a small town in Oregon in 1984? To what extent do you believe current biodefense strategies, programs and policies reflect these lessons?
In your own words, describe the primary difference between consequentialist and non-consequentialist approaches to ethics.Choose one of the major theories associated with consequentialism: what objections might be made to this theory?Choose one of the major theories associated with non-consequentialist: what objections might be made to this theory?
Search the literature related to Barriers to social work training. In your review of the recent, empirical literature, what keywords did you search and in what databases?Provide at least 10 brief summaries of recent, scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles within five years that support/justify a current and relevant problem in your discipline or professional field. Source(s) Literature supporting your framework should be included. Include the complete, APA reference entry, followed by (a) an in-text citation; (b) what was studied; (c) what was found, and (d) why this research is important in relation to your study. This evidence provides the justification for your research problem.
Terrorism 35 PointsPart A. In 2008, the Commission on the Prevention of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism wrote that, “Given the high level of know-how needed to use disease as a weapon to cause mass casualties, the United States should be less concerned that terrorists will become biologists and far more concerned that biologists will become terrorists.” Explain with all the passion you can muster why you agree or disagree with that assessment.Part B. Compare the potential for a large-scale terrorist attack on the Washington D.C. Metro Transit system using (i) anthrax spores, (ii) sarin gas and (iii) a conventional suicide attack. What are the pros and cons of choosing one specific agent over another from the perspective of a terrorist group? Discuss each agent, how it works within the attack scenario and how first responders attempt to counter the attack.Part C. What would a non-state actor require to (i) obtain and (ii) successfully use the weapons described above in Part B? Are there significant differences between chemical and biological agents that could affect the level of difficulty for successful acquisition and use? Be sure to analyze hurdles that must be overcome during each stage of the acquisition process, why a particular agent may be chosen, and why a particular approach may be chosen for dispersal.
ThomsonDefense of Abortion1. What is the standard argument against abortion that Thomson is responding to? Write out all the premises of the argument.2. What is the point of the acorn and the oak tree example?3. What is the example of the famous violinist supposed to show? Which premise in Thomsons argument is this in response to?4. If we grant that a fetus is a person and thus has a right to life, why cant we allow for abortions in cases of rape or incest?5. What is the extreme view?6. What are the arguments for the extreme view that Thomson considers?7. How does Thomson show that the 2nd of the arguments (p. 91) is unsound?8. What is Thomsons argument against the extreme view?9. One response to Thomsons argument against the extreme view is to weaken the extreme view. Whats the weakened version of the extreme view?10. How does the Jones, Smith and the coat example show that even the weakened version of the extreme view must be false?11. According to Thomson, a fetus, when it is the product of rape, does not have a right to his would-be mothers body. Explain.12. According to Thomson, a fetus, even when it is the product of consensual sex, does not have a right to his would-be mothers body either. Explain.
You will submit a 1500 word fully-referenced critical essay which will DISCUSS ONE of the following:a) Journalism is an expression of the culture in which it resides.b) The decline of the foreign correspondent.c) Does the West continue to dominate global news flow?d) Asian values in journalism and its impact across the Asia-Pacific region.e) The challenges for African journalism in the 21st century.f) Compare and contrast development journalism in Asia and Africa.g) The Pacific journalist tradition versus freedom of expression.h) The challenges for investigative journalism in Eastern Europe.i) The clash of civilisation and its influence on US journalismj) The framing of Africa by western journalists.k) Freedom of expression vs democracy in Latin America.l) The decline of US newspapers and what it means for democracy.m) Is peace journalism possible?
Describe “The Moral Problem” that Michael Smith lays out in chapter 1 of his 1994 book The Moral Problem. (The problem is very explicitly presented on p12 of this chapter; I want you to put this problem into your own words.)Drawing on the readings for the course, present two different ways of trying to resolve the Moral Problem. (For example, you might discuss those who reject proposition (1) of the Moral Problem, and those who reject proposition (2).)Evaluate which strategy for resolving the Moral Problem is superior. Try to provide reasons for your evaluation.Specs:Your paper should be 900-1100 words (include a word count with your submission).You do not need to include a bibliography; simply reference page numbers where appropriate.Your paper will be marked according to this rubric.Before beginning: (1) read and digest the grader’s comments on your first paper; (2) re-read Jim Pryor’s Guidelines on Writing a Philosophy Paper.
Assignment: Leadership and Strategic PlanningIn this assignment, you consider how leaders can engage in a strategic planning process with stakeholders to develop a plan to guide the organizations evolution and development for the long-term. Since strategic planning should engage persons who will be affected by an organizations decisions (e.g., staff, administration, board members, members of the community), it is important to include key stakeholders in the planning process so that it reflects their perspectives and interests.For this Assignment, think about how you would begin the strategic planning process for a human services organization. Consider the human services organizations for which you have worked either in your fieldwork or as an employee. Based on what you know about a particular organization, what steps might you take to establish a plan for the organizations long-term development?Assignment (600 – word in APA format):- Describe the first three steps you would take to begin the strategic planning process for a human services organization.- Define the key stakeholderswho should be involved in each step and why they need to be included in the process.- Include steps you would take to establish stakeholder support and confidence.Note: Although you will base your strategic plan on what you know about an actual organization, do not include any identifying information about the organization or its stakeholders.Must contain at least 4 references and citations from the following resources.
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