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Freedom of speech in the UK versus America

It is said that there is no constitutional clause ensuring the freedom of speech to UK citizens. Despite that, the press in the UK and America have similar freedoms. How does the US contrast freedom ...
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Can you suggest a good book to study methods of voting?

I want to learn about proportional representation (single transferable vote), plurality list, first past the ballot etc. But I am not finding a god book to study these in detail (positives, negatives, ...
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Why doctors are opposing the bill 20 in Quebec , Canada?

Here is a link that explains more in details what the bill 20 consists of: http://globalnews.ca/news/1728556/opinion-bill-20-will-turn-every-patient-in-quebec-into-a-number-instead-of-a-person/ ...
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Why would an anonymous vote have hurt John Bercow's chances of being re-elected?

On Thursday 26th March, a bill which the Tories tried to slyly get past the House on the last day of parliament was defeated. The bill would have meant that elections for the Speaker of the House ...
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Where, if at all, do statistics exist breaking down votes by race in British general elections?

Wikipedia's page for the 2012 US Presidential election has this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2012#Voter_demographics which breaks down votes by, inter alia, the ...
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Why do people say the Indiana Religious Freedom Act will be used to discriminate against gays?

Indiana's recent Religious Freedom Restoration Act has cause a bit of a stir. Political leaders such as Clinton, business leaders such as Benioff and Cook, celebrities as well as protestors have all ...
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Can a country prosper without a strong industrial production?

Can a country develop only by providing services and exporting commodities? Considering all the hype associated with the so called "creative economy" based on innovation and entrepreneurship, is this ...
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What are you allowed to talk about on here? [migrated]

My question was deleted for asking how long Net Neutrality will take to be put into place once passed. I also wanted a debate on weather net neutrality is a good thing, what exactly it will do to the ...
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Why many of the roofs in North Korea are blue?

I know it might not directly be related to politics, but I wonder if it has any significant political meaning? Out of curiousity, I was looking on many cities in North Korea using Google Maps, and I ...
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In theory, is it allowed in the Chinese Communist Party to overthrow the president?

I mean overthrown by other party members, not by ordinary Chinese, of course.
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Is the $210 trillion fiscal gap measurement valid/true and is it possible to fix it?

Laurence Kotlikoff says the fiscal gap is $210 trillion. Wikipedia defines "fiscal gap" thusly: The fiscal gap is a comprehensive measure of a government's total indebtedness. Proposed by ...
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Right to vote in police custody

This question is primarily regarding the situation in the UK but I suppose it applies abroad. It states on the home office website that providing you have not been found guilty of a crime you still ...
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Aid to North Korea

Does any country other than China publicly provide aid and grants in any form to North Korea? If so, how much and for what?
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How much does AID does Palestine receive from the US?

The sources I'm looking for must be unbiased, because if it's a pro-Israel source, the amount will be overstated, and if it's a pro-Palestine source, the amount will be understated.
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Why is Islam the fastest growing religion in Europe?

From few days i was Goggling about the currently growing religion in Europe. I much shocked when i came to know that Islam is the fastest growing religion in Europe. What is the reason for this? ...
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How are the rights of lgbt people secured in a Socialist government? [closed]

I have looked online at Sweden's website because they seem to be the most socialist country. However, same-sex couples do not have the same benefits and privileges of heterosexual couples. Isn't this ...
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Are Internet Companies (Google, twitter, Facebook , …) affected by sanctions against Iran?

I'm an Iranian and I've been confronted with sites now and then where I can't get my number registered or I won't be allowed to even view the page where my IP address is detected to be from Iran and ...
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How reliable / respected are George Friedman / Stratfor's interpretations of geopolitics?

Recently, a talk by Stratfor's chairman George Friedman at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs attracted some attention in my homeland Germany, among other things because it appears he frankly ...
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Will I be restricted to enter some countries if I am potential target for the terrorists? [on hold]

e.g. killed ISIS member publicly, humiliated them and posted online ISIS then angry and most likely would target me, can I still visit other countries as per normal? Will there be any laws to ...
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Is an Anarchosocialist a valid political term?

I once heard Noam Chomsky describe himself as one. I have never heard the term before. If it is a valid term, what does it mean beyond the obvious mash up?
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Does the greek Syriza party have another political program than “renegotiate the debt”?

The newspaper clam that Syriza is a "far left" party and that it wants to renegotiate the greek government's debt. I don't understand how that makes them far left by any extension of mind. Actually ...
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Do political parties pay for opinion polls?

I'm curious about whether political parties pay survey companies for public opinion data. I could imagine, for example, the American parties having a consultancy relationship with Gallup or ...
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Are European union member states sovereign?

Because the member states have to obey some rules, such as : Placing the EU flag on the left all licence plates Have to grant freedom of movement Have to be member of the ESE and grant free trade ...
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Is Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader in a dynasty from North Korea, a monarch based on the PolySci definition?

Given a scholarly definition of "Monarchy" in Political Science or History academia, can you legitimately call the Supreme Leader-led North Korea a "monarchy"?
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What is the success / failure ratio of online petitions?

Ok I see a similar question has been answered and there have been successes: Have any of the "We the People" petitions ever resulted in policy changes? However, what is the success / ...
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Why aren't city government police tested for sociopathy? [closed]

Why aren't US city government police tested for sociopathy? Sample police requirements: http://www.nypdrecruit.com/faq/exam-employment They only require the MMPI test: ...
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Does ISIS really follow Islamic Politics?

Many Muslims claim to us on the surface that ISIS is not a Muslim organization and is not following the Islamic scriptures , but on the other hand we see that they quote various Quran and Islamic ...
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Why are gay rights opposed in Japan?

There is a non-trivial amount of gay rights opposition in Japan. For example, slightly over half oppose gay marriage. Given that Japanese people are predominantly not from Abrahamic religions (2.3% ...
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Can you cite an example of law written using Big Data

Let's take the technical definition of Stanford Book "Analysis of Massive Datasets" by Ullmann. They define Big Data a data set that can't be stored and used in a single computer/server. It's common ...
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Does this petition regarding the Logan Act have any legal grounds?

I ran into this petition on Facebook: File charges against the 47 U.S. Senators in violation of The Logan Act in attempting to undermine a nuclear agreement. On March 9th, 2015, forty-seven ...
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In a monarchy, what detemines the title owned by a monarch

Is there anything that determines whenever a ruling monarch is a count, marquis, duke, archduke, prince, king, or anything else ?
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What is being done to stop the weapon supply to ISIS?

Most of the advanced weapons are manufactured in western countries and the basic ones too are manufactured in non ISIS controlled regions , so how do they get access to these weapons? Are the western ...
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Effective ways to prevent hijacking an organisation committee by newcomers

I have been a long time member of a local expat community and have been serving on the committee for many years. We have been ticking along quite nicely for ages, organising a few events a year, ...
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Americans and other nationals who have died under U.N. command, broken down by conflict

I'd like to know if there is any breakdown of the number of people, specifically by nation, who have died under U.N. command (whether as peacekeepers wearing the blue helmets, as diplomatic or service ...
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Why don't signatories of Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances (except Russia) protect Ukraine with force?

The Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances is a political agreement providing security assurances by its signatories relating to Ukraine's accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of ...
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How high should political leaders be paid? [closed]

The world's highest paid political leader, Prime Minister of Singapore - Lee Hsien Loong, managing a tiny island of 718 square kilometers and 5.5 million population earns about USD$1.7 million per ...
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Do parliamentary bodies meet year-round?

This may seem like a dumb question, but I'm wondering if bodies such as the U.S. Senate, or particularly the U.K. House of Lords meet year-round, or do the Senators/Lords simply live in the Capitol ...
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What is the motivation behind the US I-Visa?

Whereas travellers to the US for "business or pleasure" may enter for up to 90 days visa-free (under the Visa Waiver Program / ESTA), you need a special one if you're "representing the foreign media". ...
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Why isn't there a worldwide military dictatorship? [duplicate]

I imagine militaries would have a fairly easy time seizing power in nations with few firearms, due to few civilian in most nations having suitable weapons to resist, and seizing power could help the ...
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Why is there few immigration in former communist countries

In occidental Europe there is a lot of immigration from third world countries (Africa, Asia, South America), because people who can manage it are fleeing poverty and hope for a better life. I can ...
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But without government, who will take care of the poor? [closed]

Without government, who will take care of the poor? One government defines poverty as $11,888/yr for an individual.
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Is the current Venezuelan leadership, since Chavez just a puppet government, controlled by Cuba?

It seems to me that since Chavez took control, and now Maduro as his replacement, that Cuba is the real controlling influence behind what's happening in Venezuela. Where has all the wealth and ...
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When immigrating to Germany, does the German government check the immigrant's criminal record?

Some countries have such checks. Does Germany also check the criminal records of immigrants?
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Does diplomatic immunity allows a Consul to kill someone?

I'm asking this because Wikipedia's page state that: ...diplomatic immunity leads to some unfortunate results; protected diplomats have violated laws of the host country and that country has ...
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Was the “last caliph” Abdul Mejid just a symbolic caliph with no real power?

It is unbelievable to see how a caliph was so easily deposed of by turkish parliament which begs a question : How powerful and influential was he ? or was he just merely a titular symbolic puppet ...
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Is it possible for a federated state to be a member of two federations?

It's a well known fact territorial disputes are a constant source of instability and wars, especially if a territory contains both members of ethnicity X and Y. Would it be possible by having the ...
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Have any systems of direct democracy ever been proposed that are specifically designed to mitigate the problem of “mob rule”?

A common argument against direct democracy is that it allows majority groups to unfairly discriminate against minorities; in motto form, "mob rule." Question. Have any systems of direct democracy ...
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What programs has the US implemented since 2008 to help education in Nigeria?

I'm writing a research paper for a class on foreign assistance, and am focusing specifically on what the US has done to help education in Nigeria. Even more specifically, I'm looking at how what we've ...
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How can Obama's free community college plan budget only $60B for 10 years?

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/02/free_community_college_take_a_math_class_mulshine.html Paul Mulshine's article attacks Obama's claim that only $60B will cover ten years whereas ...
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What is the purpose of political-based movies and games produced/directed/made in the U.S? [closed]

For the past few years the United States has been more active in producing political-based movies such as Argo, RED 2 and games like Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Battle Field 3 and more, that show the ...

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