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A policy is a deliberate system of principles to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes.

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Why do I not see the result of the family planning carried out by China?

To control the population of the country, China imposed the one-child policy since 1979, which means for each nuclear family (not the extended one), only one child was permitted, or that children born ...
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Have any governments run user-dissuasion campaigns concerning fentanyl? What were the outcomes?

Fentanyl overdoses present a unique problem to Canadian provinces and US states *. While few want to return to Nancy Reagan's "just say no" **, it seems to me that the extremely deleterious ...
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Under what conditions do governments have a responsibility to curb overpopulation?

Many governments face problems of underreproduction and overreproduction. Some governments promote fertility, such as Japan and Armenia. China famously had a one-child policy to curb fertility. True ...
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What is Antisemitism?

The U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism - From the Whitehouse, Joe Biden: Antisemitism threatens not only the Jewish community, but all Americans. … "Through this U.S. National ...
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Does the United Nations have a responsibility to pressure Israel to establish a safe corridor to Egypt for those wishing to flee from Gaza?

I would like to know if the United Nations has a responsibility, due to what is stated in its Charter, to begin pressuring Israel as soon as possible to ensure that there exists a safe corridor to ...
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Secret Service Safeguards for Incarcerated Ex-U.S. Presidents

Under the provisions of the Former Presidents Act (FPA), what legal precedents or existing laws determine Secret Service protection for former U.S. presidents during incarceration periods? How do the ...
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Rationale for restrictions in changing given or family names

In many (civil law) countries, there are strong restrictions limiting people's right to change their names. For example, even after an upcoming reform, Germans who are not part of a minority must ...
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Countries where in some parts of the territory they have a single official language different than the one spoken in the rest of the country?

Apart from Finland, Canada, India, South Africa, Denmark, Belgium and Switzerland, are there other countries where in some parts of the territory (like some kind of autonomous region) they have a ...
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What is the political stance of the Biden administration on the Right to Repair, and do its policies on it reflect that?

As an advocate for Right to Repair, I have been closely following the Right to Repair movement in the US. It seems to have reached a tipping point in America too, and more than 25 US states are ...
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What government policies has Russia implemented to revive its domestic industries, after economic sanctions were imposed on them?

I was reading some Russian propaganda and came across this tidbit: Indeed, the sanctions have done what many considered impossible: they jolted the country’s economy out of the well-trodden path of ...
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Uninsured motor vehicle drivers in the USA - why is the liability insurance requirement not enforced better?

In the USA, like in many other countries, liability insurance is mandatory for motor vehicles in almost every state. However, a significant number of drivers drive without insurance: Despite laws ...
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What legal means exist for the German government to prevent Turks living in Germany from voting in the Turkish election?

Turkey recently had presidential elections and apart from around 62 million Turks living in Turkey people with Turkish nationality but permanent residency in some other country were eligible to vote. ...
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Is it possible to predict the impact and consequences of a policy or executive order without applying it?

Are public policies by nature unpredictable with certainty? Is it possible to predict with a likelihood that can be trusted, the effects of various proposed legislation and policies and executive ...
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How common is it for a country's main political parties to completely swap platforms (as occurred in the 20th-century United States)?

Background Since the late 1850s, the United States has had two major political parties, the Democratic and Republican parties. For most of the first half of this time - from the mid-19th century to ...
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How do unpopular policies arise in democracies?

Very recent example: Macron bypassed parliament to enact French retirement bill amid protests against the bill. There are several pedestrian explanations I can think of: The decision makers believe ...
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Indian PLI Manufacturing scheme

Indian govt has announced Production Linked Incentive schemes (PLI) to boost manufacturing sector growth in India. As it can be seen it is biased towards capital-intensive industries. What could be ...
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Why not Make-in-India for aircraft manufacturing?

On February 13, Air India announced that it was planning to purchase 470 passenger aircraft from the two global giants, French Airbus and American Boeing. While all three companies involved in the ...
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Why would the government invest in creating skilled labor, and then send them to work overseas?

Brain drain is a big problem for India. For example, a NITI Aayog (a government think tank) member recently said that the country is looking for a reverse brain-drain to develop at a faster pace. ...
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Have any large governments had any explicit 'we won't assassinate opposing government leaders unless they do X' policies?

The general rules are that assassinating of leaders of a country are a no-go for any modern country. partially because of the extreme retaliation that would result, partially because you open the ...
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What are possible explanations for why Democratic states appear to have higher homeless rates per capita than Republican states?

The principal argument I see regarding homelessness in blue areas is that cities draw a larger homeless population than rural areas which is objectively true. However, from the evidence I have found, ...
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What are the criteria for a protest to be a strong incentivizing factor for policy change in China?

What are the criteria for a protest to be a strong incentivizing factor for policy change in China? https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/08/china/china-zero-covid-relaxation-reaction-intl-hnk/index.html ...
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"No regrets" policy regarding the environment. What does it mean?

In a Economics of Network and Service Industries class, I heard about "No regrets" policy. It is an environmental policy in EU, if I well understood. I am not able to find any precise ...
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Are there any good modern analyses capturing the multidimensional nature of the political positions of parties and voters?

During the Heath/Wilson era of British politics (the 1960s and 1970s for those not old enough to remember it) there was a great deal of debate trying to understand the shifting mix of policies of the ...
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Which politicians are driving residential lawn bans in California?

Governor Newsom instituted a lawn ban on commercial properties. A few months later, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California proposed once-per-week irrigation rules, which, if enforced, ...
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How does California define essential agriculture?

Conservationists are proposing to categorize water end-use according to whether or not it is essential. What makes it politically (and economically) interesting is that non-essential water use could ...
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What is the intent of urban irrigation restrictions in California? [closed]

I apologize for the blue box above. It is being discussed here.   California is considering restricting the days of the week on which lawns may be watered. What is the upside that could make up for ...
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What is publicly known about policy disagreements between generals Bajwa and Faiz Hameed?

According to the BBC there was a fallout between Chief of Army Staff general Bajwa and his supposed would-be successor general Faiz Hameed, then Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence. ...
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What do politicians do? [closed]

I do not have much familiarity with politics other than being aware of how politicians are portrayed in the public, including a bunch of jokes made about them. So, in reality, what do politicians do (...
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How can one check whether tax money is being effectively used by the government for improving a nation?

Often people are critical of what they consider to be excessive taxation. Are there any measures to actually check if they are excessive? What are indicators to check as to whether government is ...
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Where is information stored, that shouldn't nessecarily be stored in law but still needed in government [closed]

A law is defined as: the system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties. Where ...
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Why governments are against "producing" people in artificial wombs? [closed]

Many countries and regions have demographic problems, including all of Eastern Europe, Germany, Russia, and Japan. The reason - low birthrates and/or emigration to more developed countries. So ...
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Why don't attackers in war target government buildings as much as they could?

Russia did not flatten all of the central Kiev ministries, presidential, and parliament buildings with artillery. Yet it seems their artillery range was enough to allow that. And it is not just ...
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What is a successful policy against lobbying in a democratic country?

The US government is drowning in lobbyist that undermine the democratic power of the people in favor of wealthy corporations/oligarchs. My question is: are there any significantly successful policies ...
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What are different ways a government can increase investment in a technology or industry?

One of the main elements of the UK government's new Energy Security Bill is a focus on decarbonising heat, including "supporting industry to step up investment in growing the consumer market for ...
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Do wars on foreign soil often affect military celebrations?

Many countries hold annual military celebrations of various kinds. How have these been affected when they were in another war? On foreign soil of course. I'm looking for examples of countries ...
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Who supports funding of the "Big Three" and who supports funding of NASA?

Context: A look at this graph (source: Wikipedia), especially after the "Billionaire Space Race", is interesting. We see that the funding for NASA increased somewhere around the moon ...
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Fact-based arguments for and against President Biden's plan to appoint a black female to the US Supreme Court as being like Affirmative Action [closed]

Wikipedia's Affirmative Action begins: Affirmative action refers to a set of policies and practices within a government or organization seeking to include particular groups based on their gender, ...
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What's the goal of banning Tobacco? [closed]

According to this article New Zealand is banning completely Tobacco for the new generations. The people behind the decision claim it is for health reason. However the current policy adopted by the ...
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Has the US Department of Justice made an attempt to define what is or isn't journalistic activity? Developing new policy, but to what will it apply?

From Politico's FBI raid on Project Veritas founder’s home sparks questions about press freedom At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last month, Garland was asked who qualifies as a journalist ...
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Seeking UK policy evidence that views of voters (in percentage terms) should be extrapolated to represent, by assumption, the views of non-voters [closed]

I’ve been trying, and failing, to find any formal documentation — preferably official policies or similar from gov.uk — that state or set forth the principle that in something like a referendum or a ...
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How does Israel decide what DNA is Jewish?

When a person claims to be ethnically Jewish and wants to make Aliyah Israel's immigration authorities may request a DNA test. See this and this. However I cannot find the details of how it is decided ...
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Why is the West concerned about the enforcement of certain attire on women in Afghanistan but unconcerned about similar European policy?

France, Canada and other countries have introduced hijab bans - bans on essential Islamic dress that hijab-practicing Muslim women cannot appear in public without. Adding to this the proposed values ...
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Why must Canadian cannabis be packaged in child-proof containers, but not Alcohol/Tobacco?

The Cannabis Act and the Cannabis Regulations lay out a set of guidelines that regulate the packaging requirements for Cannabis distribution in the country. Among the more basic and expected ...
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Why do constitutions not incorporate a clause on population control?

A vast majority of modern states don't have a explicit constitutional clause on population control either (that I am aware of). It seems fair to surmise that it is the consensus of the majority of ...
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Is increasing punishments for gun smuggling effective at curbing gun violence?

One common argument often made by pro-firearm activists as a counter to blanket gun-control measures is that in order to curb gun violence, the solution is to have increased punishments on the process ...
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Why does China still maintain an "#-child" policy?

China has recently announced the replacement of the Two-Child Policy with the Three-Child policy one. The main reason is that 2020 had the lowest population growth rate in the last decades (about 0.15%...
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Is there any academic paper saying that the US or EU encountered problems in fighting COVID-19 because of balancing liberty of civilizations? [closed]

I am looking for academic works prove or state that the US or EU encountered problems in fighting COVID-19 because of balancing liberty of civilizations.
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Why are African countries using direct and indirect taxation against their farmers to tax them at a rate twice as high than anywhere in the world?

Why are African countries using direct and indirect taxation against their farmers to tax them at a rate twice as high than anywhere in the world? I found this in a research paper entitled Why kill ...
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Why are Democrats fighting so hard to vaccinate the reluctant?

Even though safe and effective COVID vaccines have been given emergency use authorization in the US, some people are still reluctant to receive them, over safety concerns, preference for "natural ...
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What are the major policy differences between Clinton and Biden?

In a very broad sense, what are the main differences between the policies of Hillary Clinton Vs those of Joe Biden (based on statements made by their respective campaigns or other official/reliable ...
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