Questions tagged [political-system]

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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Undemocratic systems that shift from democratic systems without violence

Thinking about the rising power of multinational corporations over national governments, I've been debating with a friend on how the seemingly more and more obsolete democratic systems like in the US ...
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Is Switzerland a republic?

I always thought that Switzerland was neither a monarchy nor a republic. The members of the federal council are not here by inheritance, nor are they elected by the people. Instead, they are elected ...
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Is America really a corporation? [closed]

I have read several articles and websites that have stated that America is actually a corporation... But I don't think this is true since we have so many rights and freedom. Is America really a ...
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Do politicians test new policies before executing them?

As the title says, do politicians test new policies before executing them? I'm no politician - I have a scientific background - but I would personally want to simulate a policy against current law to ...
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What is the difference between the President of Germany and Chancellor of Germany? [duplicate]

I wanted to know what the separation of powers were, if any. I did some research on Wikipedia and could only find that the Chancellor of Germany essentially runs the country, but is appointed by the ...
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How much power does the Iranian president have?

As we all know, in Iran the supreme leader has the last word over the entire political system; with the president as the second highest leader. According to the law the president doesn't have the ...
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How important is God in USA politics?

As European citizen (French), I have never been used to seeing biblical notions in politics, but in the USA it seems quite common. For example, former French president Jacques Chirac revealed that the ...
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Why is the National Diet of Japan so similar to the Houses of Parliament of the UK

For a new job I need to learn a considerable amount about political systems in Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Norway. Reading about the National Diet of Japan I notice that it holds of a lot of similarities ...
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Why does the US allow political campaign advertising?

In the US politics has very much become about money- how much is contributed to a campaign's finances is a major issue because of the cost of advertising. In the EU, however, it is common to ban ...
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Tricameral system where third chamber's only power is to revoke legislation

Somewhere (I don't remember where) I read about a proposal for a tricameral parlamentarian system where the third chamber's only mandate would be to revoke (e.g. idle) legislation. This was presented ...
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How to rebuild a broken state?

Afghanistan (CPI index of 172/174) or Somalia (CPI Index of 174/174). These countries are the most corrupt countries in the world (according to the 2014 Corruption Perspectives Index). According to ...
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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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What should every individual know about their country's politics? [closed]

I know there won't be a short answer for this. But still, I want to ask this question. I have always come across two kind of people. The ones who are much more knowledgeable about politics and the ...
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What Divided Political Sphere means

Can anyone describe what "Divided Political Sphere" means?
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What are the requisites for political change? [closed]

I have seen there is some specification of the requisites for organizational change. I wonder if there is something similar for political change, I guess this can be extrapolated, or maybe political ...
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What are the political consequences of an official apology for a governement?

Tony Blair's hate of official apology impressed me a lot after reading these articles: Tony Blair admits people are still 'very abusive' 10 years after he ... Blair urged to apologise over '...
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How to make a democracy more efficient? [closed]

A dictatorship can be very efficient, but it's seldom democratic. On the other hand, some democracies now are terribly inefficient. Changes are hard to pass and implement because obstructionism by ...
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What caused a change in Bo Xilai's support for “elitists” into support for “populists”?

Bo Xilai Wiki's Political alignment and affiliations section states that: In the course of his career, Bo Xilai was the beneficiary of considerable patronage from former Communist Party leader ...
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Transition from parliamentary to presidential Republic?

Did any country in recent century successfully transitioned from parliamentary to presidential Republic (both of them reasonably unambiguously democratic - I'm pretty open as far as inclusiveness)?
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Why do political bodies often sit in semicircles?

It is quite common for legislative bodies to sit in "semi circles". source I can see how, for historical reasons, this shape was optimal for hearing clearly in a large room, however this needs not ...
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Has there been a headless state?

Has there been a state without an office satisfying the definition of a head of state? This question is mostly about the modern times because I'm not sure if we can give a satisfactory definition for ...
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Is there a link between political system and any of the various quality of life indicators, including environmental impacts?

This question asks about the correlation between political system and economic growth. A similar but distinctly different question: is there any correlation between political system and one of the ...
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Is there a correlation between political system and economic growth?

I would like to know whether there are any pieces of scientific research indicating that some political systems are more likely to produce a large economic growth than others. Which systems are they? ...

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