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    Is the European Union a State?

    5 star(s)

    This is a very good essay which goes into a lot of institutional detail and presents a strong argument. A little more critical engagement with the authors cited, and with…

    • Essay length: 1628 words
    • Submitted: 11/07/2002
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Grace Thomas 24/04/2012
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    Membership to the EU and Loss of Sovereignty

    4 star(s)

    4/5 This is a good essay. It makes a number of relevant points, communicates a good amount of information, and is well written. It would benefit from a stronger structure…

    • Essay length: 812 words
    • Submitted: 12/02/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Grace Thomas 24/04/2012
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    "'A troublesome partner.' Using examples, to what extent would you say this comment accurately describes the United Kingdom's membership of the EU since 1973"

    4 star(s)

    This is a very good, factually detailed essay. It contains a nice narrative, is beautifully written, and is well substantiated. However, I would have liked to have seen several things.…

    • Essay length: 3352 words
    • Submitted: 28/01/2005
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Grace Thomas 24/04/2012
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    Has the creation of the Single European Market been a success?

    4 star(s)

    This is a thorough descriptive essay which does a very good job of summarising evidence from various sectors. However, a really outstanding essay would offer a bit more by way…

    • Essay length: 2227 words
    • Submitted: 22/12/2003
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Grace Thomas 24/04/2012
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    ‘The main democratic deficit in the European Union is psychological, not institutional.’ Discuss.

    4 star(s)

    This is a good summary of the institutional aspect of the democratic deficit. However, it doesn't really define the other half of the question - 'psychological' or sum up arguments…

    • Essay length: 1589 words
    • Submitted: 11/07/2002
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Grace Thomas 24/04/2012
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    To what extent has the European Union been successful in "establishing" a coherent European identity

    The author submitted this as a B-standard essay, which surprises me. What really holds it back is the very poor standard of English, which means that a lot of the…

    • Essay length: 2083 words
    • Submitted: 22/05/2008
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Grace Thomas 24/04/2012
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    Should Britain Join the Euro

    There are major problems here. The second set of answers don't address the question, so either the question has been typo'd or the answers are irrelevant. The first mini-essay is…

    • Essay length: 1584 words
    • Submitted: 18/11/2007
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Grace Thomas 25/03/2012

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  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • "Fishing in the EU maritime area is increasingly unsustainable." Discuss this statement with reference to the Common Fisheries Policy.

    "In conclusion to this statement I believe that unless drastic measures are taken, beyond the current measures which are being taken by the CFP I believe that fishing in the EU is becoming increasingly unsustainable to the extent that it may never recover. However with tight regulations introduced by the CFP, and a change in fishing techniques the industry may be able to achieve a harmony with the environment and once again become sustainable. Sources: Geography for A2 Clive Hart"

  • To what extent is European community law supreme in member states?

    "The European Union was developed so that there was a"united states of Europe" as stated by Winston Churchill. This was just after World War Two and its main purpose of a single governing state was to overcome any conflicts between member states and to eventually lead to a single member- Europe. To blossom this idea certain guideline and principles need to be in place this included the ideology that European Community law supremacy over national law. Even though supremacy was in place many conflict did crop up like the famous cases of Factotame, Marleasing and Frankovich but they all to come to the conclusion that European Community law is superior and only national law would be overridden. The pillars of European Community law- primacy and direct effect are very essential in delivering maintenance on European Community law supremacy, as without these pillars it would not be possible to keep this supremacy. So overall I would say European Community law is supreme in member states in a significant way."

  • The UN is an ineffective Peacekeeper. Discuss

    "In conclusion in the area of peacekeeping the UN has a record of abject failures -the worst of which being the genocide in Rwanda and failure to change the status of Somalia as a failed state- punctuated with a few marginal successes such as running East Timor as a protectorate and the successful monitoring of the ceasefire on the Iraq-Kuwait border. Also UN intervention is most successful when conflicts are between two states and there is a clear distinction between the party which the UN should support and that which it should oppose."

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