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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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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To what extent does the Governor of a US State have official interactions with Senate and House members from that state?

Naturally, the various politicians from a State have some interaction with one another for the sake of furthering their State's interests. They probably coordinate even more commonly if they are from ...
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Is it possible for Iran to become democratic country by itself?

Many people hold the view that Iran is ruled by a supreme leader though many Iranians think their political system is the best in the middle east. In fact the youngest generation strongly desire to ...
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How to start and continue studying world's politics [closed]

Over last years I started to develop strong interest in politics and the way world works. I'm 23 year-old student of engineering, so I don't really get in touch with these topics in University. I had ...
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During the decades leading up to the Great War, in which governments was realism highly concentrated?

Searching the 1905-1915 period, and I have been so far unable to find much information concerning how realism affected the decision-making processes of countries at the time. Which countries at this ...
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Why do politicians make so much money?

Senators, ministers, presidents, .... all these people earn a lot of money, and not just during their work: when the president of the US leaves office, they will receive about $200,000 annually as a ...
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Can a parliamentary system function properly with a prime minister acting as both head of government and head of state?

The system I am describing is currently only used in South Africa. After every election or when there is a vacancy, the parliament elects a person (in the same way that prime minsters are elected in ...
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What is gerrymandering?

What is gerrymandering? Is Adam Ruins Everything - Why Rigging Elections Is Completely Legal an accurate description of gerrymandering? What was the original idea behind it?
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What is the difference between a one party state & non-partisan democracy?

A one-party state often in practice appears to consider that all nationals are de-facto members of the ruling party, so how is there really any difference between that & a non-partisan democracy? ...
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What is the name of the (atheistic) political ideology where rulers are considered the highest moral authority?

In a theocracy, God, is considered the top of the hierarchy. Then in some monarchies the line is blurred a bit because the monarch is considered appointed by God or to even be a living-God as in ...
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Has any of the presidential candidates ever mentioned fixing our aging infrastructure?

There's no denying, these recent historic floods we've been having in the past couple of years have only shown how our aging infrastructure needs to be fixed. No proper drainage systems, our roads are ...
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What's my power to change government in a democratic society?

How can I, even in a small way, fight against politicians who vote for the growth of their own wage or their corruption? It seems we're in a well organized society and that everybody is being ...
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What are politicians working towards? [closed]

This may be a ridiculously stupid question, but I am curious as to whether there is a consensus on what a politician is supposed to do or is working towards. By this, I'm not looking for a partisan ...
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Difference between constitutional and executive presidents( U.S and EU)?

In what way is the position "president" different in presidential and parliamentary democracies? Presidential would be like in the USA and parliamentary would be like the UK's system.
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Is there any region that considers to or already uses Demarchy?

According to this article, Demarchy is a form of statistical representative democracy which rely on collective intelligence: Improving on the age-old model of sortition democracy, by which the ...
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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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How widely accepted is the semi-parliamentary classification of executive-legislative relations that was espoused in Ganghof, 2018?

In Ganghof, 2018, the author argues that Australia and Japan both have a newly classified system of government that he dubbed the 'semi-parliamentary system'. In it, the legislative branch is split ...
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What is the difference between direct and indirect democracy

which is the difference and similarities between this two types of democracy? Is there any political structural differences or philosophical differences among them ? Which type of political system ...
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Procedure to choose voters for State Legislative Council

Below is the election procedure for Legislative council. Please read the categories of people voting listed below. Among them, how to choose the voters under section (2) and (3)? Because there are ...
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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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Does the word party in the “Boston tea party” mean a literal party or a political party? [closed]

Did the term party already represent a political meaning at that time as a group of people, or was it just used as a celebration term?
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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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Does any country "filter" otherwise eligible political candidates?

In Brazil, almost anyone can enter politics as long as they meet these conditions: must have Brazilian nationality or be naturalized; be in full exercise of political rights; be listed in the ...
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Capitalism and Democracy

Capitalism - an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state. Democracy - a system of government by the ...
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Is the current political system inadequate for the size of our population? [closed]

Although I don't know much about politics, I do know that the history of democracy as a system of governance stretches right back to Ancient Greeks. Which makes me question whether a new system is ...
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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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Do political assassinations and attempts correlate with portions of the political spectrum?

Do political assassins and would be assassins tend to cluster on portions of the political spectrum? Those from the USA in particular, but assuming there isn't enough data, a worldwide answer may be ...
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What special powers does cabinet have in Australia?

A serving member getting a position in cabinet is often talked about in the media. What does it actually mean?
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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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Which Country has the lowest minimum age limit to compete in Elections?

I studied from many sources about the minimum age limit for competing in the elections. Many countries have that in the range 25-35 (in India it's 25). Many organisations proposed to reduce this age, ...
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Cabinets in USA (presidential) and UK (parliamentary) system difference? [closed]

What differences are there in the way the cabinets work between the UK, with their parliamentary system, and the USA, with their presidential system?
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Do politicians ever admit they made a bad decision?

So, I understand that in the hope of re-election, politicians often have to maintain a pretense of infallibility. The assumption being that they must have done everything right in the past, in order ...
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Why are some parties not accepting the 2019 election results in India? [closed]

The non-BJP parties like Congress and the Mahagathbandhan are not willing to accept their defeat in the general elections of 2019. What reasons do these parties state for not accepting the election ...
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What is the minimum age before your political views are considered well thought out and educated? [closed]

I see a lot of the time people shut younger people down when arguing politics because they say that they aren't wise and educated enough to have these opinions. What age or education level do you ...
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What Divided Political Sphere means

Can anyone describe what "Divided Political Sphere" means?
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Do the sciences (especially the so called 'exact' ones) go hand in hand with the state? [closed]

A long time ago the church and the state were inseparable. In our time, is the same true for the sciences and the state? Does the state encourage scientific (and thus technological) developments and ...
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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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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 is the name of this kind of political regime run by AI? [closed]

What is the name of a political regime where an Artificial Intelligence rules all and make decisions?
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The age old problem of small harms, what is the solution? [closed]

The age of problem of "small harms" is when one person gets a big benefit from doing something that cause a tiny harm to many people. So, one person may be making millions, but thousands of people may ...
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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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