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The set of formal legal institutions that constitute a “government” or “state” including actual as well as prescribed political behaviours: not only the legal organization of the state but also the reality of how the state functions.

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Does the Far East has records of majoritarianism in its early history? [closed]

The Europe has a long history of majoritarianism voting from ancient Greek to medieval. However, I find no event of majority voting in East Asia. By "majoritarianism", I mean strictly the ...
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What kind of government organization does Alain de Benoist seek?

Alain de Benoist's main focus is "identity". This article says that Alain de Benoist is both a "conservative and “socialist””. A wikipedia article says that he is also a radical ...
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How does a member of the National People's Congress become the General Secretary in China?

According to Wikipedia, the National People's Congress (NPC) elects the General Secretary of the Party. This member is elected from among the members of the Politburo standing committee. This ...
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Are there countries, besides Israel, that declare themselves nation-states for a particular ethnic group?

The Israeli Basic Law, controversially passed in 2018, specifies that The State of Israel is the national home of the Jewish people, in which it fulfills its natural, cultural, religious, and ...
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What kind of political system do Palestinian political entities want?

What kind of political system do the key players of Palestinian politics (Fatah, Hamas etc.) want to establish, as the next step after a successful resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? &...
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What is the best country according to Popper's criterion? [closed]

Karl Popper judges a system of government by how it removes bad leaders and bad policies without violence. What would be the ranking of political systems of countries in the world according to this ...
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Do American elections affect the level of US foreign support?

This question is motivated by the slowly approaching US elections and the current state of world affairs. There are various countries that now critically depend on US support (e.g. Ukraine, Israel). ...
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Role of economic developement in political stability?

Often it is given that rapid economic progress is one the things that make the Chinese communist party acceptable to the Chinese people. Can this be accepted as a given fact? Conversely, if there was ...
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left vs Right politics and liberal vs conservative [closed]

Can we say left means liberal and right means conservative ? In history we see lot of counterexamples.
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Besides Iran, are there any other countries which have held referendums to determine the future political system with only one candidate?

On 30-31 March, 1979 a referendum was held in Iran to determine the political system of the country (Previously the monarchial regime had been overthrown on February 11, 1979). But the problem with ...
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How do "opposition parties" in the North Korean parliament get their seats?

When looking at Wikipedia, I noticed that the Parliament of North Korea has multiple parties in the Parliament besides the Workers' Party, united under one coalition. From the question Is there ...
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Political system fairer than democracy? [closed]

Let's say a country has 1,400,000 citizens. Elections are held about, for example, joining the EU. 1,000,000 people decide to do A, while 300,000 people decide to B, and 100,000 decide to do C. In a ...
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Academic/technical term to describe China's "The Party" [closed]

I've read a few poli-sci books that had large sections about China, and slowly it began to strike me as very odd how unwieldy it is to describe the institutional setup in China using formal terms. It ...
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How can the Citizens provide a Better Environment for Politicians when Facing the News Media?

I recently watched a rather old video from Jay Foreman that seems even relevant today: Why don't politicians answer questions? As he explains the reasons behind it, I wonder are we placing too much of ...
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To what extent does a parliamentary system correlate with a decrease in corruption?

I have noticed that there seems to be a correlation between a country using parliamentary system and said country having a low level of corruption. Top 10 countries with lowest perceived corruption in ...
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What does "the Balkanization of the United States" mean?

What is Balkanization? How does a country/political entity/area become Balkanized? What does Balkanization mean specifically for the future of the United States? Edit: "The Balkanization of the ...
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Are there conservative socialists in the US?

By "conservative" I mean those who have traditional views on gender roles and sexuality, stand against immigration and cultural/ethnic mixing, value cultural norms and traditions etc. By &...
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How does modern day lobbying align with the ideals of Popular Sovereignty?

A core principle of The Declaration of Independence, Popular Sovereignty, is the idea that a government only exists to serve the will of the individuals it represents. I understand this to mean that ...
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Why are there only the Democratic party and the Republican party currently in the US?

I was looking at the history of the political parties, and I found out that John Adams was a member of the Federalist party, while his son John Quincy Adams was a member of Thomas Jefferson's ...
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Do parliamentary systems necessarily have episodes when replacement leaders can assume and keep power with very limited popular mandates and appeal?

Note: this isn't a dig at UK govt or promoting other systems. Not even all that much at Truss - I'll add another PM from a different ideological lean if representative of issue. Just a question ...
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Can large loans be used by companies to circumvent political contribution laws in the United States?

https://youtu.be/CMLQrqYheiY?t=88 In this video, Poilievre describe that large loans are used for companies to give large donations to politicians, these large loans are never to be paid back and are ...
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Political terminology or example for a leader making their crime a norm by highlighting an opponent's small mistakes?

Let's say that politician A is a corrupt person. His opponent is a moral guy with an honest reputation. The reputation of politician A is badly affected when a news story breaks about his corruption. ...
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Political system to automatically vote system for optimal life for everyone [closed]

 What would a political system where you could cast a percentage to each party and have that percentage count as the amount of influence you would want that party to have in politics according to how ...
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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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Is there an academic field that explores how to create the best political system?

I was thinking about the qualities of a perfect system involving human beings. Is there an academic discipline that explores this topic? For example, a perfect political system would require ...
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What research has been done into "emotion-driven" politics?

Byung-Chul Han and other authors have pointed out that political discourses are undergoing a transmutation from the style prevailing in the 1980s to the current one, where post-truth, emotion and ...
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What is the relation between power and Prime Minister? [closed]

In a country with a parliamentary or semi-presidential political system, there is a Prime Minister. Is it that a person becomes Prime Minister because he/she is powerful or is it that you become ...
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What are the flaws in Pakistan's democracy that prevent its prime ministers from serving full terms?

No Pakistani prime minister has ever served a full term in government. What are the exact flaws in Pakistan's parliament that prevent their prime ministers from staying in power for an entire term?
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Is Erdogan using Islam as a political tool to influence the masses or manipulate the government's foreign policy? [closed]

He right now is living like a Emperor, yes the definition here is right. Better than Putin right now. It has been said that he bought his own officials, deputies, judges, advocates etc. The country is ...
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What does it mean to have a "functioning democratic political system based on a market economy"?

The NATO fact sheet linked in this answer states that one prerequisite for joining NATO is a functioning democratic political system based on a market economy What does that mean? A democracy "...
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What power do politicians have in court cases?

What power do politicians have when it comes to court cases? For example, the Kyle Rittenhouse case is about to end, and some people believe that the judge in the case is biased against the ...
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What makes politicians so wealthy during their tenure?

I find it curious that so many politicians leave office much more wealthy than they enter it. I read the question about why do politicians make so much money, but the answers focus on their salary of ...
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What is the meaning of "political affiliation" when you register to vote? [duplicate]

When you register to vote, one of the boxes you have to check is one for "party affiliation". What is the meaning of "party affiliation"? Does it mean that one is "locked"...
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What are the differences between lobbying and bribery in the US?

I've heard some claims about "lobbyism is justified bribery", but I doubt if a modern country can legalize such mechanism. Finally, I've lacked arguments to describe the differences, and all ...
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How to differentiate propaganda from actual news in a democratic country?

As I've understood, propaganda can still be produced in democratic countries, and potentially can be used to target a domestic audience. But I presume that being able to differentiate propaganda from ...
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Can propaganda be present/produced in democratic countries?

I'm used to hear opinions, that, for example, RT is "Russian propaganda" and "Global Times" is Chinese propaganda. In general, according to this point of view, propaganda is a mark ...
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Why does China brand itself as being communist when it's arguably not any more communist than Japan or most social democracies in Europe? [duplicate]

Why does China brand itself as being communist when it's arguably not any more communist than Japan or most social democracies in Europe? General Motors sold more cars in China than in the United ...
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What can US senators do against diversity trainings in the US Army?

Recently, I've read about Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw launching a campaign against diversity training in the US Army: We won’t let our military fall to woke ideology, I ...
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Is an "enlightened public" political system a form of democracy, or of technocracy/epistocracy?

I am not sure who originally came up with this idea, but in his book Against Democracy, Jason Brennan talks about a political system he calls "simulated oracle", or an "enlightened ...
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Does Florida have a tenant-friendly political system?

I am originally from the Northeastern part of the United States and it was my experience for those times that I have been a tenant that there was plenty of legal recourse and attorneys willing to get ...
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What are some potential dangers of decentralization in fragile societies?

I'm working on a paper where I consider a decentralized*/federalized* political system in Afghanistan. While there are many journal articles (a quick google search would show this) arguing in favor of ...
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If the goal of communism is a stateless society, then why do we refer to authoritarian governments such as China as communist?

The actions taken by these governments seem to be more fascist than communist. The term communism is used to describe so many contradicting policies and it is very confusing.
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Do Americans want to abolish the two-party system? If no, why not? If yes, why do they take actions that only strengthen it? [closed]

Most countries have figured out that a two-party system is pretty inefficient. One could write a book or two about why this is so, but suffice it to say that a two-party system is too coarse to ...
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Why did Rihanna put out a tweet in support of the farmer's protests in India? [closed]

Why did Riri ( Rihanna) put out a tweet in support of farmers in India ? Kangana - Bollywood queen - said in response that Rihanna was funded by Khalistan, so she tweeted. Is this true?
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What are the influences of the military's involvement in politics in terms of theories? [closed]

What are the theoretical influences of the military's involvement in politics, especially on decision making and how the political system runs, that make a military-involved political system different ...
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When does it become in an authoritarian ruler's interest for the country to become totalitarian?

There have been many totalitarian nations throughout history, such as Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union under Stalin's rule, China under Mao Zedong, Italy under Benito Mussolini, and the modern-day North ...
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The politicization of the supreme court

It seems that both the Republican and Democratic parties look at the appointment of a Supreme Court Justice as a political move. Optimally, a judge has no part in politics. Their personal opinion ...
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What is Conservatism and why do people think it's not rooted for a democracy?

I hear people talk about conservative parties and countries but I don't understand what this philosophy means? What is Conservatism and why is it not suitable for democracies when some parties call ...
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Why do people say the Pakistani government has failed because the army is interfering with politics?

I have seen people say that the Pakistani government is not strong enough because many governmental decisions are taken by the Pakistani army. Why do the people consider the involvement of the army ...
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How do dictators maintain their grip on power?

Take, for example, Alexander Lukashenko. He is in power for the last 26 years. How does he maintain the chain of command? Why do his ministers obey him? Why do bureaucrats obey him? Why does the Army ...
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