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Is there an attempted-to-be-comprehensive list of major organizations that have made formal apologies to China?

First, examples of the kinds of "apologies to China" I'm asking about: Bulgari apologizes to China for listing Taiwan as a country after online backlash Intel apologises in China over ...
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any USA polling on what if presidential/congressional election were ranked-choice voting

A lot of people who are dissatisfied with the American political system have suggested ranked-choice voting. I cannot find any polling where the people are asked, "What if the presidential or ...
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Have any theorists argued it is undemocratic to try to influence other people’s votes?

I have been exploring a deconstruction of the trope of “democracy” which may possibly have 2 (initially) independent axes: A statistical computation of the “free will events” of the populace, where a ...
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Looking for a text where Lenin allegedly recommended that wage earners should invest their money in financial assets

I remember reading a short text a couple of years ago (possibly on social media), where the author stated that Lenin used to recommend that wage earners should invest their money in financial assets, ...
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How can I access exit polls by state for the 1984 U.S. Presidential Election?

Even though the 1984 presidential election was a landslide, and there's a national exit poll available, I want to see if there were any differences in exit polls by state. For example, an exit poll ...
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Were only two hours allowed for general discussion in the Congress for the 22nd Amendment (two term restriction)?

I was trying to read the debates in the US about the term restriction for president and found that Congress had a "debate" on that on Feb. 6th, 1947. In the official records a remark by ...
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Where can I find the archival records of a US "Committee on Armed Services Hearings" held in 1963?

This is the full citation: U.S., Congress, House, Committee on Armed Services, Hearings on the Military Posture, 88th Cong., 1st sess., 30 January 1963 I looked for it here - Congressional Hearings -...
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Are there any good articles on the topic of how political influence differs from individual to individual?

I'm an industry professional writing a journal article about a certain kind of misinformation that is circulating on the internet. My current reasoning is that public opinion shapes policy decisions ...
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Should one use incentives when measuring voter preferences?

Suppose you are using a survey to measure voter preferences towards binary policy issues (e.g. whether to increase taxes, whether to legalise gay marriage, whether to start a war...) The simplest ...
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Origin of John Adams quote [closed]

What is the origin of John Adams' quote: the rights of Englishmen are derived from God, not from king or Parliament, and would be secured by the study of history, law, and tradition. In other words, ...
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Is there a more exact quote/translation of what Orban said recently about aid to Ukraine?

RFERL has it as Speaking in Brussels on the sidelines of the EU summit where discussion was focused on support for Ukraine, Orban said there was a “big battle” over the matter and added that he saw ...
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Which federal 2024 U.S. election candidates support a federal abortion ban?

Which federal 2024 U.S. election candidates support a federal ban on all abortions? Has a study been done on this?
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What was the full text of Brazil's resolution that the US vetoed regarding Israel?

US veto at UN to shield Israel could weaken its Ukraine rallying cry | Reuters The U.S. veto in the U.N. Security Council bolstered long-held criticisms of the West by Russia, China and some ...
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Is the German CDU 26-point migration plan publically available?

The CDU (currently the biggest opposition party in Germany) handed the government a 26-point plan with their demands on the topic of migration. It seems like every major newspaper has an article on it ...
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Transcript of discussion between Elon Musk and Israeli PM Benyamin Netanyahu on 18 Sep 2023?

Is there a publicly available transcript of the discussion that took place between Elon Musk and Israeli PM Benyamin Netanyahu in Los Angeles on 18 September 2023?
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Where is the text banning live animal trade in China?

The first SARS virus of 2002 is described here... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SARS-CoV-1 SARS-CoV-1 passed through “live wild mammals in a retail market” in China. A source from 2003 published in ...
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Has Ramaswamy laid out the constitutional and statutory authority the US president has?

As reported July 20, 2023, Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, at a town hall in Manchester, NH, “Next week, I will lay out the constitutional and statutory authority that the US ...
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What books should I read to become politically literate? [closed]

I'm looking to enhance my political literacy so I can easily navigate political articles and understand debates on various political ideologies. What books would you recommend to help me get started? ...
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Is there an (attempted) complete list of organizations that have barred Taiwan from joining or participating with them, in order to appease China?

The Taipei Times's June 11, 2013 Taiwan group barred from French event to due to China begins: An overseas Taiwanese association is seeking public support after it was denied access to a cultural ...
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What are the recently declassified documents about the destruction of Kakhovka dam?

On 06 June 2023, in its article about the destruction of Kakhovka HPP dam, NBC News said (highlight mine): However, two U.S. officials and one Western official earlier told NBC News that the U.S. has ...
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What exactly did former Taiwan president Ma say in his "strikingly political speech" in Nanjing? Need sufficiently nuanced translation of whole thing

The BBC's April 5, 2023 Is Taiwan in danger of being loved to death? includes the following: Meanwhile the Communist Party of China has mounted its own charm offensive, by inviting President Tsai's ...
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Is the text of the "Hamburg ceasefire agreement" public?

I read that: In 2017, the US, Israel, Russia and Jordan reached a four-part agreement over southern Syria, with Moscow essentially committing to keeping Iran-backed groups away from the border. But ...
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Bank and state cooperation in green transition: What is the political nature of this alliance?

Are there any political scientists addressing the relationship between banks and states in the era of climate change? I know this is a broad topic and I would assume I could easily find research ...
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Did classic liberals believe in inheritance taxation and in welfare?

A friend of mine was talking to me about economics and he said that he's a right-wing and believes in a system of welfare, where people must have basic conditions (health, education and security) to ...
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Who has first or most famously distinguished different stages of social movements?

Who has first or most famously distinguished 4 stages of social movements? It is common to take social movements to have four stages: emergence, coalescence, institutionalization or bureaucratization, ...
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Looking for references on campus protests

I am looking for references (books, articles, essays) on campus protests. I am looking for texts that discuss different kinds of campus protests, how they succeed, how they become successful, etc.
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Is every revolution a byproduct of a highly organized group of conscientious and professional organizers?

This video is part of an interview with defected KGB spy Yuri Bezmenov. From about 2:45 to 3:10 in the clip Bezmenov claims: The immediate impulse to defect was Bangladesh crisis which was described ...
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What else did Zhou Enlai say about the Czech-Soviet situation (Romanian embassy in Beijing on 23 August 1968)? Is an English translation available?

Fizz's answer to Has post-revolutionary China ever backed down in international (plus SARs, TAR and cross-straits) affairs? quotes Wikipedia's Sino-Soviet border conflict; Eastern border: Heilongjiang ...
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What do we know about the effects of lay participation in courts? (empirically)

https://sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0176268009000123 tests various theories to find if lay participation has any effects on the economy (like judicial independence, corruption in judiciary, ...
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The paradox of majority power vs. contracts

For this question, let us assume that the only principle we care about in public decision making is majority power: the majority of citizens should be able to do whatever they want. There seems to be ...
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Trying to find a quote about how voting for the good parts of a bill also means voting for the bad parts of a bill

During one of the presidential debates (probably during the primaries) I remember there being an exchange between a long time congressman (maybe Ron Paul or Bernie Sanders) and another candidate about ...
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What are the official sources of press releases and other announcements of the Federal and State governments of the US?

For example, in Ontario the government maintains an online newsroom, for distribution of all official press releases and announcements from the various branches of the provincial government. Although ...
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List of communist subdivisions in existing countries

Half a year ago I found a list of existing communist subdivisions in different countries, but now I cannot find it anymore. That list consisted of 7-10 entries, and definitely listed Kerala state in ...
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Where can I find the full text of the interview of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with Oriana Fallaci?

Several years ago I read an interview in a newspaper of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with Oriana Fallaci. Where can I find the full text of this interview? I thought it was included in the book called ...
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What are some non-partisan sources about the relative balance of power in the Russia-Ukraine conflict?

Before the war everyone was saying Russia would just walk right in; now everybody makes a big kerfuffle about every Ukrainian tactical victory. What are good analyses on what the strategic situation ...
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Has any recent academic research been done on the comparative performance of FOIA response speeds by different European governments?

Recently, I took part in a large, international investigative journalistic project on dumps of oily waste water by ships. In that context, I did a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request to the ...
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Have retired top US military officials become substantially more outspoken and cited on political issues in the last decade?

Reading Politico's April 04, 2022 How two dozen retired generals are trying to stop an overhaul of the Marines and re-reading my own comment: Retired yet notable military figures have recently ...
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Condorcet loser criterion implying majority loser criterion [closed]

I know that it is perfectly clear that Condorcet loser criterion implies majority criterion. However, I am looking for a citable source that states this. Can anyone suggest something? Thanks!
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What academic journals in political science have the highest impact factor? [closed]

I am in school for engineering and work as a programmer but I'm almost always reading about politics/philosophy/economics/sociology outside school. However the sources I get my information from the ...
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Does reservation based affirmative action really help in reducing inequality?

In India for example, caste and economic based affirmative action is used in political seats, education etc. My question is, have these methods of affirmative action in general (independent of India) ...
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Proportion of Rhode Island's Part-Time Legislature That are Lawyers

I would like to know (approximately): The percentage of the current Rhode Island General Assembly that are lawyers. Historically, the percentage that were lawyers in prior RI assemblies. Note: I ...
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Who wrote that the role of a government is to protect from foreign threats, promote trade, and provide for those that cannot provide for themselves?

Who wrote that the role of a government is to protect from foreign threats, promote trade, and provide for those that cannot provide for themselves (physically or cognitively impaired)? The ...
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Has political reporting in the US shifted towards using more graphical violent imagery in headlines in the past decade? Has this been quantified?

Politico: White House lights up Manchin after he crushes Biden's megabill CNN: Meadows slams McCarthy and suggests Trump should be elected speaker if Republicans win House FOX News: Sanders slams ...
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Have any capitalist libertarians asked if the free market destroys itself (due to the efficiency of organised crime)?

I am aware of, though not read in, the most influential capitalist libertarian thinkers (Hayek, Friedman, Nozick, Rand, etc). As far as I understand it, their general point is that an unrestricted ...
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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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Confused about the terms 'state' and 'government'

Google says: Government: "the governing body of a nation, state, or community." State: "a nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government." ...
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Are modern state governments just a group that administers the businesses of the bourgeoisie? [closed]

I recently read the Communist Manifiesto and in the very fist chapter the authors claim that The executive of the modern state is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole ...
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Is there an overview of battles between the Afghan Army and Taliban forces during the Resolute Support Mission (2015-2021)?

According to the Wikipedia page on the Resolute Support Mission (RSM): Resolute Support Mission or Operation Resolute Support was a NATO-led train, advise and assist mission consisting of about 7,772 ...
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Merging and splitting in apportionment

This question is about rules for apportionment of parliament seats among parties. Many such rules have the property, that a party may gain a seat by splitting into two parties, or two parties may gain ...
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Where can I find data on when each country first implemented social restrictions for COVID-19?

Regarding COVID-19 response, we have the stringency index. But I wonder, is there any source that documented the first law implementation date or month regarding societal restrictions (social ...
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