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China's next leaders: Who's who

China's next leaders: Who's who | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
China's ruling elite meet at the 18th Communist Party National Congress this year to reveal new members of the Politburo Standing Committee. CNN profiles the top contenders.
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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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Nigerian politicians trade blows

Nigerian politicians trade blows | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Nigerian politicians have come to blows, after a splinter group from the ruling party tried to address parliament.

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Putin engages critics at forum in Russia but steers clear of concessions

Putin engages critics at forum in Russia but steers clear of concessions | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
VALDAI, Russia — President Vladimir Putin made a highly unusual gesture to his political opposition Thursday: He spoke to them at a public forum. Maybe next time he’ll even give some ground.
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VIDEO: 'Industrial' theft of Nigerian oil

VIDEO: 'Industrial' theft of Nigerian oil | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Nigerian crude oil is being "stolen on an industrial scale" according to think tank Chatham House. Tomi Oladipo reports.
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New politics of a new generation?

The editors of The Economist are delighted that young Brits seem to have political attitudes and values that agree with those of the editors. And Boris Johnson.
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Quiz: Could you be president of Iran?

Quiz: Could you be president of Iran? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
An interactive quiz to help you decide if you have the necessary qualifications to be president of Iran
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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.

After months of bitter conflict, Presiden...
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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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Russia’s Putin Says He May Seek 4th Term as President

Russia’s Putin Says He May Seek 4th Term as President | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
In a playful exchange with France’s former prime minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that it was possible he would seek a fourth presidential term.
    
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Iran

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made his case Thursday to the American people and the world for "a constructive approach" to contentious issues including his nation's nuclear program, arguing that failing to engage "leads to everyone's loss."...
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Nigeria taken oil 'laundered abroad'

Nigeria taken oil 'laundered abroad' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The proceeds from stolen Nigerian crude oil sold each year on international markets are being laundered in world financial centres, a report says.
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