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What is the procedure to change FPTP to PR system in India?

Does a constitutional amendment is required to change the First Past the Post System to Proportional Representation System in India? If so, what are the steps needed to do that? Does FPTP mode of ...
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If Communism rules India?

If CPI(M) gets the power to rule the entire Indian state, will it oppress all the outsourcing activities like software exports in our country?
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I don't get what's so bad about immigration reform. Why are the Republicans so up and tight about it? [on hold]

I know this is going to sound stupid. Why can't they just make a rule that says if you were brought here as a young child or born here, that your parents can stay and raise you without worry, and that ...
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Can I store and collect data from these kind of users? [closed]

this is my first question on Politics fomr StackExchange. I'm a Mobile App's developer in a business, and sometimes my customers (who come to "buy" an app) ask me for storing data of the users that ...
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64 views

when will we hear the results of this court case? [on hold]

There was a senior who was suspended for self defense. He's suing the school. I heard the court was going to hear his case. This is really another question about the zero tolerance policy, but really ...
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Has Russia damaged its reputation by lying?

After the change in government of Ukraine, Russia said that they had not sent troops into Crimea. This statement ended up being false, and Russia seized and annexed the region. Recently Russia said ...
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40 views

Is politics bad? [closed]

It is often heard that "I'm not into politics"!! Well, is it recommended that ordinary people don't involve themselves into politics?? or everyone should be caring and following politics?
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Couldn't those threatened with asset freezes simply move their money?

There's all this rhetoric about freezing the assets of certain Russians. What I'm asking is, aren't governments issuing these threats simply giving people warning in time to move their money out of ...
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Why is there a concept of a wedding officiant in US marriage law?

I am Chinese-American. My parents got married the Chinese way. That is, there was no wedding officiant, and the wedding pictures are really just pictures of the wedding banquet or reception, but not ...
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1answer
27 views

Looking for the name of a voting process by public token [closed]

I though about doing a publicly verifiable voting system, here is the idea: You give each voter a random random corresponding to his vote You make every vote public as a list of (voting number, ...
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Does Japan have any military?

I KNOW we got rid of their military in WWII, but do they have any today. I mean, did Japan ever regain any military force? I'd think they'd at least have a police force. Also, how much political power ...
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What are the expected economic ramifications of the Swiss basic income initiative? Has something like this ever been tried before?

The Swiss version of democracy is one of the world's most direct, meaning that the vote of the people is able to make laws rather than just elect representatives. Recently the Swiss people have ...
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Does the US often deny visas to UN diplomats?

It was recently reported in the New York Times that the US government is refusing to issue a visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, who was recently nominated as Iran's ambassador to the United Nations. Since the ...
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Is there any research relating to reform and corruption in local and small scale authorities?

I am looking for solid evidence led input on the topic of reforming and reducing corruption (or the appearance thereof) in local authorities. Ideally this would be based in the UK as this is where the ...
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1answer
86 views

Is the current action by the BLM in Bunkerville Nevada a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act

There is a showdown going on over the Bureau of Land Managements actions involving thier declaring 600k acres that have been used for grazing cattle by several farmers going back to the mid 1800's as ...
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68 views

Utah State Teacher Sexual Conduct

Recently Ms. Jarrel a former Utah high school teacher was found guilty of sexual relations with a student. The student was expelled from school and as for the teacher. She was sentenced to 18 months ...
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how close is Obama to getting rid of zero tolerance policies in schools

I heard that the Obama administration is trying to get rid of zero tolerance policies. I'm wondering how long it will probably take and what that would mean for students. Is there an upcoming bill ...
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Is the life expectancy gap between males and females a result of social issues that need to be addressed?

Many people simply assume that the life expectancy gap is due to biology, but is the gap also a result of social polices, attitudes, values and beliefs?
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Why fund the research in pure mathematics?

I post this question on politics.se, as suggested by this answer of Bjørn Kjos-Hanssen. The research in pure mathematics has (generally) no other choice that being funded by public organizations ...
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1answer
51 views

Elitist and Marxist theories on the distribution of power

What are the main differences and similarities between the marxist and elitist theories on the distribution of power in Liberal democracies?
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1answer
61 views

Does Hungary fulfill the requirements of democracy given by the facts on the new voting system?

We had an election with a new voting system which was created by the governing party. The election system works like this: You can vote for electorates and party list. Half of the parliment comes from ...
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1answer
36 views

Article II, section 2, clause 2; and listing(s) of relevent treaties

I have some information relevant to the Panama Canal on my website. I also have, in a database, the US constitution broken down by clause which includes: [the President] shall have Power, by and ...
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1answer
44 views

President Daily Diary - more info?

I recently discovered the staff of the President of the United States keep a diary recording what the president does for every minute of every day. I couldn't really find anything about this online, ...
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Proper use of the word 'term' for U.S. Presidents, and

This is a two part question: 1) First, is it correct to say that the two presidencies of Nixon and Ford constitute two 'presidential terms' (and not one split-up term)? 2) If so, I need a word or ...
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Ethics in market-driven economy

Are ethics lost in a market-driven economy ? My country (India) is a mixed economy but is gradually shifting towards capitalism. But this shift has brought into concern some terms like crony ...
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Where can I see the total annual salary (by year?) of each of the employees of the UN?

For example, I read that Ban Ki Moon gets $227,253. But that is only the base salary. it does not include expenses, over-time, and benefits and bonuses. Is there a website or a spreadsheet that lists ...
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Feasible peak to minimum wage?

A number of US minimum wage advocates seek regular increases in the minimum wage. As a matter of political and economic feasibility, how high can the hourly minimum wage be set? I assume this would ...
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Is there a US and UK equivalent of India's AFSPA act?

The Indian AFSPA(Armed Forces Special Protection Act) protects Indian soldiers from nuisance from humanitarian associations, among other benefits. Is there any US and UK equivalent law for protecting ...
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1answer
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Freedom of speech and the N-word

Is it true that in US you can be jailed if you will say the N-word to some black person? Because I heard some stories from some people and I really doubt but still I really not know much about the ...
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1answer
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Do China claim Russian region of Amur-Khabarovsk-Primorsky (Eastern-Manchuria)?

The question derived from Russia's recent action on Crimea. I wondered why didn't China support Crimean annexation. A local user mentioned the region Amur-Khabarovsk-Primorsky or Eastern-Manchuria, ...
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is it correct being voter friendly in democracy?

I was wondering which way is correct As as political leader being friendly to the voter or citizen of country ? something like giving subsidies, free things, etc.. Or Being a reformer towards the ...
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1answer
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Example of Ostrom's 2nd principle applied to common peer-production resources

I'm writing a paper on StackExchange and building a comparison with Elinor Ostrom's principles for governing commons. While I understand most of the principles, I have some problems getting exactly ...
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1answer
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What are the limits of the authority of POTUS to issue Executive Orders

Civics class was almost a half century ago. However, I thought I was taught that only Congress could make laws. How and why does the President have the authority to make law via Executive Orders? ...
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1answer
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Why is the speaker of the House of Representatives an MP?

The Speaker of the House of Representatives (Australia) is currently Bronwyn Bishop and there was, the other day, some issues raised over her bias. This led me to pose the question - why is the ...
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Why did ten countries side with Russia in the UN General Assembly vote on Crimea?

The UN General Assembly just held a vote declaring the Russian annexation of Crimea to be illegal. Eleven countries voted against this resolution: Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Bolivia, Cuba, North Korea, ...
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What is the pyschology behind the “Silent Majority” claim?

According to Wikipedia, President Nixon used this phrase to refer to those majority of Americans who did not go on a demonstration against the Vietnam war. In any democracy, I believe, there are ...
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What is “Absolute Majority”?

What is an absolute majority? Two definitions seems to contradict each other. The first is that an absolute majority is a majority of all the possible votes, including votes of electors not present ...
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What is the name of the tactic that politicians use to bury people with torrent of words?

Some people write bloated books and long essays with skilful use of hooks, e.g. Jared Diamond; some others speak in long-drawn sentences with torrents of words, e.g. Noam Chomsky. It reminds me of a ...
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Is the US reconsidering the Brilliant Pebbles project?

Due to the tensions between USA and Russia over Crimea, and the fact that Russia is the second biggest nuclear power, is the US considering resuming the Brilliant Pebbles project in subsequent years?
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Why is equality such a widely accepted political goal?

Even though Egalitarianism is typically associated with the Left, it appears that even the Right considers equality to be desirable. This seems puzzling to me, as there's overwhelming empirical ...
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111 views

Are there regions within Russia with a majority population that is not ethnic Russian?

Russia has annexed Crimea, and is making noises about regions of other countries, based on the premise that those regions have a majority population that is ethnic Russian. This makes me wonder, are ...
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1answer
34 views

what is the difference between political system and government?

I want to know what is the difference between political system and government ?
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1answer
61 views

In the US, how can a federal law be prevented from being made?

I often hear about measures that both major parties employ to prevent laws they do not like from passing, but in asking this question I would also like to know what a third party could potentially do ...
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Why do people consider Israel to be an “apartheid” country?

The so-called "Israeli Apartheid Week" has been gaining much momentum recently. This "week" is hosted annually in numerous universities and other institutions here in the U.S., and also all over the ...
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1answer
51 views

Government without opposition [closed]

What would happen if a ruling government has no opposition? What would be its effect to the people and development? Am referring to a scenario where the opponent the president or governor has been ...
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Limits of Charter City authority in California

Can charter cities in California legalize the use of recreational drugs? Can they control the structure of their police departments? I know they can have novel forms of government, and that they are ...
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27 views

Why is Jeremy Bentham considered Liberal?

I often see Jeremy Bentham being categorised as Liberal, but I cannot understand the reasons behind it. His Utilitarian thinking is not directly related to liberal notions like equality, private ...
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1answer
45 views

Is my interpretation of Article 395 of the Indian Constitution correct?

The article 395 was written after all the previous articles were written in Indian Constitution hence the roots of the previous articles can be traced in Indian Independence Act 1947, Government of ...
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1answer
40 views

Is there such a thing as a single dissolution?

In Australia, there is the possibility that we may face a double dissolution in the Federal Parliament because one of the taxes that Tony Abbott promised to abolish was knocked back in the Senate. I ...
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third US (major) political party

Given whole bunch of political deadlocks and big number of non-aligned voters third US party would be good solution of many US problems. Why there is no even slightest sign of forming such third ...

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