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15 years of Vladimir Putin: 15 ways he has changed Russia and the world

15 years of Vladimir Putin: 15 ways he has changed Russia and the world | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
His critics say he has led his country into an autocratic cul-de-sac, but his fans point to the stability he brought after Yeltsin and way he has stood up to the west
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Security and Nigeria's National Elections: Security Challenges and the 2015 Elections

In this video, four analysts discuss the precarious security situation in Nigeria and its potential impact on the country's 2015 elections.
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Vodka, Part II: Sobering Up the USSR - The Globalist

Vodka, Part II: Sobering Up the USSR - The Globalist | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
How did restrictions on vodka consumption speed up the collapse of communism? By Alexei Bayer
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Can China Maintain Social Peace? - The Globalist

Can China Maintain Social Peace? - The Globalist | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
young people in China feel intense pressure, by John West
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Nigeria: Delegates Approve Power Rotation, Reject Single Six-Year Term for President

Nigeria: Delegates Approve Power Rotation, Reject Single Six-Year Term for President | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
Delegates to the National Conference yesterday rejected the recommendation for a single tenure of six years for the office of the president, but recommended that there shall be rotational presidency among the six geo-political zones of the federation.
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The European elections explained in 99 seconds – video animation

These much-misunderstood elections could come to be seen as a turning point in EU history, says Jon Henley in our 99-second guide
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Assessing Xi Jinping’s Anti-Corruption Campaign

Assessing Xi Jinping’s Anti-Corruption Campaign | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
What are the true motives behind Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign? Today, Jie Khan argues that the Chinese President’s anti-graft push is just as much about consolidating his grip on power as it is about weeding out corrupt officials from the Communist Party.
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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Military Wants Three Govs Suspended

allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Military Wants Three Govs Suspended | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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Our Stand: This State Has Failed - Nigerian News from Leadership Newspapers

Our Stand: This State Has Failed - Nigerian News from Leadership Newspapers | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
It’s about time we admitted it: Nigeria has become a failed state. For the past 10 years, the signs of collapse have been visible but the picture has been progressively clearer since 2011. About a third of the country’s land mass has been under emergency rule for the past one year for reasons that are...
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Beneath the glacier

Beneath the glacier | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
AGAINST a powerful alliance of factory bosses and Communist Party chiefs, Zeng Feiyang cuts a frail figure. Mr Zeng, who is 39, works from a windowless office in...
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Mexico's plan to smash TV, phone monopolies spurs fears of censorship

Mexico's plan to smash TV, phone monopolies spurs fears of censorship | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY — The government of President Enrique Peña Nieto says a proposed new telecommunications law would finally break up Mexico's powerful and much-criticized TV and telephone monopolies.
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The Sunni-Shia Divide

This short documentary overviews 1) the political and religious divides that exist between Sunni and Shia Muslims; 2) how these divides shape the tense relations that presently exist between Muslim countries, especially Iran and Saudi Arabia; 3) the ...
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Russia Through the Vodka Glass - The Globalist

Russia Through the Vodka Glass - The Globalist | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
Can Russia's recent history be explained through a vodka glass? By Alexei Bayer
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Corruption Campaign in China: What it Means for the World - The Globalist

Corruption Campaign in China: What it Means for the World - The Globalist | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
The arrest of a top official might be the first shot in a battle to root out corruption in China, by Stephan Richter.
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Chinese Tycoon Pays Homage to a Fading Martyr

Chen Guangbiao draws the media spotlight again by paying respects at the grave of Lei Feng, the People’s Liberation Army martyr.
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Russia cracks down on liberties as president Vladimir Putin’s popularity soars - The Boston Globe

Russia cracks down on liberties as president Vladimir Putin’s popularity soars - The Boston Globe | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
Russian leaders have drastically ramped up their crackdown on freedom of expression in recent weeks, with an avalanche of laws, bills and other rules that would limit what people can do, wear, say, and where they can do it. It has coincided with a spike in the popularity of Vladimir Putin, whose approval rating hit a six-year high of 86 percent in late June, that pollsters attribute to a wave of national pride following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the Russian president’s tough stance on Ukraine.
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Is Democracy Rising or Receding?

In this video, Gerd Schönwälder and Ferry de Kerckhove discuss whether the global spread of democratic governance has indeed floundered.
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Constitutional Reform and Violent Conflict: Lessons from Africa, for Africa

Constitutional Reform and Violent Conflict: Lessons from Africa, for Africa | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
Can constitutional reforms lower instability and violence across Africa? Today, Alan Kuperman applies this question to seven countries on the continent. He concludes that highly centralized governments do indeed foster conflict and that they should adopt constitutions that deliberately separate institutional power.
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China’s Legislature Votes to Toughen Environmental Protection Law

China’s Legislature Votes to Toughen Environmental Protection Law | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
The revised law, which will take effect next year, will allow for stricter punishments of companies or individuals caught polluting the environment.
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Mexico congressmen charge mayors for federal funds

Mexico congressmen charge mayors for federal funds | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
The mayor of the central Mexico city of Celaya thought he was having a private conversation when he told his staff that congressmen were requiring him to inflate a paving contract by 35 percent in exchange for $12.2 million in federal public works money.
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Beneath the glacier

Beneath the glacier | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
AGAINST a powerful alliance of factory bosses and Communist Party chiefs, Zeng Feiyang cuts a frail figure. Mr Zeng, who is 39, works from a windowless office in...
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The Five Reasons Why China Works

The Five Reasons Why China Works | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
China is still faced with many daunting challenges ranging from corruption to regional income gaps and environmental degradation. But China is indeed better than at anytime in its modern history. The country is now the world's largest laboratory for ...
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