Essays on Analysis of the Nature of Public Demonstration and Human Disaster Coursework

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The paper "Analysis of the Nature of Public Demonstration and Human Disaster" is an outstanding example of management coursework.   Public demonstration expresses comparatively overt reaction to proceedings or situations: occasionally in favor, though more frequently opposed. Public demonstrators may organize a demonstration as a way of publicly and cogently making their views heard in a try to manipulate public view or government policy, or may carry out direct action to try to directly enact preferred changes themselves. Perspicuity can, in supposition, in practice or in manifestation, be constrained by governmental policy, fiscal circumstances, religious orthodoxy, social structures, or media monopoly.

When such limitations take place, the opposition may spread out into other areas such as culture, the avenues or emigration. A public demonstration can itself sometimes be the subject matter of a counter-demonstration. In such a case, counter-protesters make obvious their support for the individual, policy, action, and many others (Paton & Johnston, 2001). When citizens differ with their government, one of the most commanding ways to express that dissent is to demonstrate publicly with other citizens. A human demonstration could at times result in disastrous results especially if it turns out chaotic.

That is the reason as to why police are necessary and in most cases if the demonstration is illegal. Obviously, some of the public demonstrators defy the police instructions and go ahead and try to fight back the police in operation. This is what has led to many public demonstrations turning chaotic. Thus if the police are tackling a public demonstration, they need to thoroughly prepare and plan. For example in Chicago around 1968, the government termed public demonstrations as a threat to public safety and the ones that were happening were suppressed through the usage of the police and military forces.

The police in operation should differentiate between the rights of citizens to assemble and the responsibility of government to maintain (Congressional Research Service, 1992). Certainly, each society needs order to operate and function. People require and anticipate the fundamental right to live and work devoid of instantaneous fear of assaults on themselves, their property, or their principles. The people responsible for availing these protections are the Police. Hence it is the police who are in a position of controlling the public demonstrations, more so if they are illegal and show the signs of turning violent.

Exclusive of these powers, the “ free expression” of the public demonstrations can rapidly turn out to be the rule of the mob. By their career and calling, the enforcers of the laws— the police and the military are inclined to support the current order of society. Consequently, they over and over again go up against demonstrators whose message defies the status quo and whose actions may end up in disorder or even a violation of the law (Paton & Johnston, 2001). A human disaster is the catastrophe of a natural or human-made danger whereby this danger is viewed as a situation that poses an intensity of threat to life, health, property, or environment that unconstructively affects society or environment.

In present-day academia, disasters are seen as the end result of improperly managed risk. These risks are the result of hazards and vulnerability. Dangers that strike in areas with low susceptibility are not considered a disaster, like in the areas that are not habited.

Thus a disaster is any disastrous event with great loss stemming from events like tremors, floods, catastrophic accidents, fires, or explosions. Obviously, those affected by the human disaster, those displaced by such disasters included are still residents and in most cases the citizens of the affected country and therefore they are entitled to protection just like any other citizen. The affected ones do not lose the rights as the others as a result of being displaced or affected by the adversity. Altogether, they do require special protection and specific assistance measures since they have particular needs in addition to the common needs (Paton & Johnston, 2001).


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