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Who voted for anonymity in the vote on transparency in the European Parliament?

Today the 31st of January 2019 there was a vote in the European Parliament on the topic of transparency with regards to contacts with lobbyists (link in swedish). This vote was decided to be cast ...
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What are different ways of allocating investigative power?

Background - The U.S. allocation of investigative power In the U.S. system of government, there are a variety of ways that a potential incident or public policy issue of concern can be investigated. ...
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Is total transparency fundamentally limiting?

The idea that transparency is the best tool for removing corruption from government systems seems to be a popular one. Total physical transparency (being able to see and hear every word and action) ...
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What are the theoretical limits on freedom of information's positive effects? [closed]

Governments are very keen to keep a lot of their work secretive, which historically has encouraged scandals, bribing, pollution, human rights violations, lobbying etc. In what ways is information ...
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Can the U.S. President force all police officers to wear cameras?

In light of the many petitions to the White House about forcing state, county and local police officers to wear cameras, I'd like to know if the President even has the authority to mandate that.
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Online data on Australian politician votes

I am not intimately familiar with the political process of voting on bills and reporting on results of votes, but I'm wondering: When politicians vote on bills in parliament, is information about the ...
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Is it legal for a police to incorporate as a private 501(c)(3) organizations?

As part of the American Civil Liberties Union’s recent report on police militarization, they sent open records requests to SWAT teams across Massachusetts. They got an interesting response, Some ...
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What other types of votes are there than roll call votes?

I know that roll call votes record the names of the voting politicians, and it ensures that they are present during the vote. Are all votes done not recorded to the name of the voting politician? ...
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Is there a website or online database of what policies different politicians have voted for?

Ideally I think there should be an accessible website where people can make informed decisions on who they want to vote for based on the past actions of politicians. If this does not exist, any ...
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Which countries outside of the U.S. already have Freedom of Information laws?

Given that the U.S. has a history of Freedom of Information laws nationwide as well as statewide, I was wondering whether you could answer which other countries already have similar laws. Those can ...