Political Science

Pope Expresses ‘affection’ for Americans when he Meets Blinken

Pope Expresses ‘affection’ for Americans when he Meets Blinken

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis expressed affection for the American people during a wide-ranging meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday, the Vatican said, without indicating whether the two discussed sharp divisions between American bishops, conversations with politicia.....

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Fifteen Percent of Americans Believe the US is Controlled by Satan-Worshippers, Poll Finds

Fifteen Percent of Americans Believe the US is Controlled by Satan-Worshippers, Poll Finds

The Keunon conspiracy is an umbrella of bizarre and baseless beliefs, an anonymous user of the message board 4CHan and 8kun who claim without proof that they have access to special “queue clearance” of US national security information. The claims of users known as “queues”.....

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Social democracy – a political, social, and economic philosophy

Social democracy – a political, social, and economic philosophy

Society is a place where all people are equal, and any society that does not promote that is neither a good nor a just society. Social democracy is a political, social, and economic philosophy within socialism that supports political and economic democracy. It is a political ideology that origina.....

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Political Party Funding – a method used by a political party to raise money

Political Party Funding – a method used by a political party to raise money

Money is the all-important oil that keeps the party machinery going. Political party financing can distort the electoral process and is a major motive for corruption in both developed and developing countries. Political Party Funding (PPF) is a method used by a political party to raise money for .....

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Political Finance – a complex moral and legal issue

Political Finance – a complex moral and legal issue

The funding of political activities is a key issue for ensuring good governance and combating corruption. Political finance covers all funds that are raised and spent for political purposes. It is also a complex moral and legal issue. Such purposes include all political contests for voting by cit.....

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Democracy Voucher – a method of public financing of political campaigns

Democracy Voucher – a method of public financing of political campaigns

A democracy vouchers program is a campaign finance system in which all residents are issued vouchers that they can donate to political candidates who, in turn, redeem them for public campaign funds. It is a method of public financing of political campaigns used in municipal elections in Seattle, .....

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Campaign Finance – the financing of electoral campaigns

Campaign Finance – the financing of electoral campaigns

Campaign finance, raising, and spending of money intended to influence a political vote, such as the election of a candidate or a referendum. It is also known as election finance or political donations refers to the funds raised to promote candidates, political parties, or policy initiatives and .....

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Regulatory Capture in politics

Regulatory Capture in politics

Regulatory capture is an economic theory that says regulatory agencies may come to be dominated by the industries or interests they are charged with regulating. In politics, regulatory capture is a corruption of authority that occurs when a political entity, policymaker, or regulatory agency is c.....

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Alcohol Monopoly – a government monopoly

Alcohol Monopoly – a government monopoly

Alcohol Monopoly – a government monopoly Alcohol monopoly systems defy neat classification. An alcohol monopoly is a government monopoly on manufacturing and/or retailing of some or all alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, and spirits. Each state has a historical trajectory shaped by in.....

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Constitutional Patriotism

Constitutional Patriotism

Constitutional patriotism is one of the most attractive yet ill-defined ideas in modern political theory. It is the idea that people should form a political attachment to the norms and values of a pluralistic liberal democratic constitution rather than a national culture or cosmopolitan society......

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Transnational Citizenship – a traditional notions of citizenship

Transnational Citizenship – a traditional notions of citizenship

Transnational Citizenship is a puzzling concept if we think about citizenship as a relation between an individual, a state, and the other citizens of that state. It redefines traditional notions of citizenship and replaces an individual’s singular national loyalties with the ability to bel.....

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Supranational Union

Supranational Union

A supranational union is a type of multinational political union where negotiated power is delegated to an authority by governments of member states. It is a supranational organization that is an international group or union in which the power and influence of member states transcend national bou.....

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