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Tribal Tories

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This is sort of "inside baseball" details about the Conservative Party, but it helps make sense out of why the coalition with the Lib Dems is shaky.
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Putin Briefs Ministers on Implementing Unified Cultural Policy

Putin Briefs Ministers on Implementing Unified Cultural Policy | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The Russian president has briefed his ministers on the development of policies aimed at implementing the government's new strategy on cultural policy.
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Voting in a war zone?

Voting in a war zone? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
People in Nigeria have to "go home" to vote. The reporter doesn't explain exactly what that means, but for residents of refugee camps it might mean losing the chance to vote. Will this affect the results?
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After Abdullah, a new Saudi king, but little prospect for change (+video)

After Abdullah, a new Saudi king, but little prospect for change (+video) | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
There may be economic and political rivalries within the dynasty. But its collective interest is in keeping the oil-rich nation on its longstanding course.
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Russian crackdown prevents transgender people from driving

Russian crackdown prevents transgender people from driving | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The new regulations have been criticized by rights activists, who see them as unconstitutional and part of Russia's crackdown on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
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Microblogs in China: Bringing the State Back In

Microblogs in China: Bringing the State Back In | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Why have some authoritarian regimes tolerated the spread of new communications technologies?
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Twitter, Texting and Street Demonstrations

Twitter, Texting and Street Demonstrations | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Has the spread of social media made it easier for groups to mobilize for political purposes? According to Jana Bridwell, there is a connection between the two phenomena.
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Social media is a great way of helping individuals keep up with our politics. The social media keeps us aware because people will comment on something they have read, seen, or even heard dealing with news in general. So being associated with hashtags that will place you in a category where you can keep up with current events to you may be concerned with that deals with your country or even elsewhere, social media for me is the greatest way to go.

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Energy in Mexico: Make or break for Peña Nieto

Energy in Mexico: Make or break for Peña Nieto | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A YEAR ago Enrique Peña Nieto became Mexico’s president, promising a series of reforms aimed at raising the country’s unimpressive economic growth. To overcome a dozen years of legislative gridlock, he struck a “Pact for Mexico” with the opposition.
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This one map helps explain Ukraine’s protests

This one map helps explain Ukraine’s protests | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
This map illustrates the country's deep division – and why the protests might not be what you think.
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China: Here Are Some Great Things About Toxic Air | TIME.com

China: Here Are Some Great Things About Toxic Air | TIME.com | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
China's state-run TV tries to put a positive spin on toxic haze. Nice try, guys, nice try
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Russia's Original Sin

Russia's Original Sin | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
You could sense the young Boris Nemtsov's apprehension and ambivalence two decades ago as Russia hurtled into a full-blown constitutional crisis.

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China's 'Little Red Book' Reprint Will Be Neither Little Nor Red

China's 'Little Red Book' Reprint Will Be Neither Little Nor Red | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
In November, just a month shy of the 120th anniversary of Mao Zedong's birth, a controversial collection of the revolutionary Chairman's words will be republished in China for the first time in decades.

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Machiavelli’s memorandum

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HALF a millennium ago this year Niccolo Machiavelli, a Florentine diplomat, issued a treatise, “The Prince”, setting out tactics for navigating a landscape not...
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Map: How the world's countries compare on income inequality (the U.S. ranks below Nigeria)

Map: How the world's countries compare on income inequality (the U.S. ranks below Nigeria) | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The way we measure income inequality is changing.
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Litvinenko inquiry: the proof Russia was involved in dissident's murder - Telegraph

Litvinenko inquiry: the proof Russia was involved in dissident's murder - Telegraph | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
National Security Agency (NSA) obtained communications between key individuals in London and Moscow from the time that Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive material

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Nations that tap female empowerment

Nations that tap female empowerment | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
On his visit to India, President Obama can take note of a new reform aimed at boosting the value of girls and women in the economy. Many countries now see female empowerment as necessary for growth.
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Tackling terror 'national priority'

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Tackling terrorism is the UK's "national priority" and security services will get all the resources they need to keep the country safe, Chancellor George Osborne says.
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Boko Haram kills hundreds attacking Nigerian town, Amnesty International says

Boko Haram kills hundreds attacking Nigerian town, Amnesty International says | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
An Amnesty International statement said there are reports the town was razed and as many as 2,000 people killed.
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Infographic: The Environmental Effects of China’s Growing Pork Industry | New Security Beat

Infographic: The Environmental Effects of China’s Growing Pork Industry | New Security Beat | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
the Blog of the Environmental Change and Security Program
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Growth Spurt Creates Alarm Over the House of (Many) Lords

Growth Spurt Creates Alarm Over the House of (Many) Lords | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
After the latest influx this summer, the House of Lords has 836 members, and 781 of them have the right to revise or delay legislation, question ministers and take part in debates.
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Reform in China: Every move you make

Reform in China: Every move you make | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
DO YOU understand “the three represents” or “the six tightly revolve-arounds”? Have you fully embraced “ecological development civilisation” or “socialist modernisation construction”? No, neither have we.
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See The Stunning Sprawl Of Mexico City's 20 Million People, From Above

See The Stunning Sprawl Of Mexico City's 20 Million People, From Above | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it

More than 20 million people live in Mexico City and its sprawling suburbs--a number that’s hard to even begin to comprehend until you see images like the ones above from photographer Pablo Lopez Luz.


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China's first tourism law comes into effect, tourists issued manners guides

China's first tourism law comes into effect, tourists issued manners guides | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Travel operators in China have a huge new set of rules to follow now that the country's first tourism law is in place.
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Iran Staggers as Sanctions Hit Economy

Iran Staggers as Sanctions Hit Economy | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A currency shortage, created by Western sanctions, appears worse than previously thought, increasing pressure on leaders seeking to negotiate a nuclear deal.
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How to write a constitution with Google

How to write a constitution with Google | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
For more Last Look, watch GPS, Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN
Google launched a new website called “Constitute” last week with the Comparative Constitution Project.
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Iran president acknowledges Holocaust, talks Syria and Twitter

Iran president acknowledges Holocaust, talks Syria and Twitter | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
If you are viewing this on a mobile phone and cannot play the video, you can watch part 1 here and part 2 here.

Via Ramy Jabbar رامي
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