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Is there any way for the UK Prime Minister to make a motion directly dependent on Government confidence?

The British Parliament has rejected the Brexit bill, but it has also defeated the motion of no-confidence. Is there a mechanism in place for the PM to merge these two votes so that if you don't vote ...
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What are the alternatives of bluffing as a political tactic?

Let's have two powers in conflict - those could be two persons, two states, two armies, two gangs, whatever. Let's say they are about to meet in a "battle" - that could be a conflict on the workplace, ...
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By what measures can the political power of an organization be estimated?

I asked this question earlier: Which is more dangerous to US democracy: Far-left or far-right ideologies? and after thinking about the comments received, I realized that I should start with some ...
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Why do some citizens support authoritarian regimes? [closed]

Why is it that across the world, some people consider authoritarian regimes to be beneficial. Why is this, and why is there a rise on support for authoritarian regimes. Source; http://www....
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What is the difference between an executive agreement and an executive order? [closed]

Is there a difference between Executive agreements and executive orders?
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Does the Monarch of the United Kingdom have any Hard power Left to exercise? [duplicate]

Has all of the United Kingdom Monarch's hard power been stripped away, or do they still play an active role in administration and Governance? If not , is their any legal document that permanently ...
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domestic vs abroad power usa [closed]

A lot of american right wing voters want the USA to be a strong international player and project power across the globe to protect american interests. But at the same time most of them also want a ...
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Why is the 'Polarity of Power' thesis less relevant and meaningful in the present architecture of 'Balance of Power' [closed]

There used to be a time when concept of World power had a nature to be concentrated in one country or a group of countries, but in current setup collective security is being more prominent in contrast ...
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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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Who had more power in the Weimar Government? The President or the Chancellor?

This is referring to the Weimar government before Hitler rose to power- how much power did the original constitution give to each?
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Power Serves To Create Power

What does the quote, "Power serves to create power. Powerlessness serves to reinforce powerlessness" mean? Does it mean that those with power remain powerful, and those without power aren't able to ...
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How can we define which EU countries are giving more power to regions? Which patterns are used to evaluate it?

It is common in Spain to say that the Autonomous communities have the highest level of autonomy among the European Union: they have a lot of power in the areas of taxes, laws, etc. I also heard about ...
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What governmental power does the Monarch hold in Great Britain?

We have been led to believe that much of the power that was once held by the monarchy has been transferred to the Parliament and that the Queen is mostly a figurehead. However, the government is still ...
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What methodologies of measuring the power of the state are researched today?

What methodologies are used today to measure the power of the state in an objective way? Most of the classifications are based on either intuition (publicist one) or take into account only one or few ...