Questions tagged [democracy]

For questions about democracy, a system of government in many countries involving citizens voting, as opposed to dictatorships and other forms of government where normal people don't have control of what it does.

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What other countries besides the US have mechanics that allow the minority to block legislation?

Filibustering gives disproportionate leverage to minorities in the Senate. These, in turn, lead to bills not passing or often not even getting past subcommittees. Are there any other instances of this ...
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What state/country, given the right, refuses to reelect any previous governor/president by most consecutive time?

In Brazil, mayors, governors and president have the right of one consecutive reelection since 1998. (Such right is being reviewed at Congress right now, but it is not relevant to this question). As ...
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How long in advance are designated survivors chosen?

In the premiere of Designated Survivor (2016), Tom Kirkman is informed in about 10-15 hours prior to the state of the union address in which the president, vice president and others were killed. Is ...
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Are there parliamentary republics where Supreme Court appointments are decided exclusively by the Parliament and the government?

In Israel, many political figures on the right (among them outgoing Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked and Zehut party leader and parliamentary hopeful Moshe Feiglin) say that "all over the world" ...
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What alternatives exists to Democracy Index?

I am aware of the Democracy Index. What it lacks that I am interested in is more information about what type of political system each country has, and the connection to its democratic level. I would, ...
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Have countries or electorates that have switched to proportional representation experienced less factional in-fighting?

In theory I would imagine proportional representation would reduce backroom factional in-fighting by both bringing disputes into the light of day (the voting booth) and allowing major factions to be ...
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Is there a rigorous way to compare how democratic organizations are?

Is there a rigorous way to compare how democratic organizations are? Can we say with any authority, for example, whether the parliamentary democracy of the UK, at some arbitrary point before european ...
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What is the role of Ministers and the Parliamentary Secretaries in Canada?

I need your help, I am looking to find more information or if someone can tell me more about What is the role of Ministers and the Parliamentary Secretaries in Canada? Look forward to your response. ...
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Are there any existing laws comparable to Quebec's Bill 20?

Here is a link that explains more in detail 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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What are the minimal components of a self-determined constitution?

I want to know what a constitution would look like if it were subject to the requirement of being freely chosen by those affected, including those of future generations. This is what I mean by "self-...
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Is there a list showing the last time each country had a peaceful transition of government?

According to a paper on the definition of democracy: The simplest definition of democracy has been given by Karl Popper: a system that makes it possible to get rid of a government without spilling ...
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What was the most measurably unpopular law ever passed in USA?

Theoretically, in a democracy, laws that pass are - or should be, in theory - at least somewhat popular. In a representative democracy, they may be less so (by design). What was the law that was the ...
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Do voters usually follow the advise regarding the choice in the second round of elections given by a candidate who lost in the first round?

According to this article, Francois Fillon advised his voters to vote for Emmanuel Macron in the second round of 2017 French Presidential elections. I have seen this way of telling the voters what ...