State

7 Dec 2012
History reclassified as state secret: the case of Xu ZerongIn 2002, historian Xu Zerong was sentenced to 13 years in jail for leaking state secrets. The...
2 Apr 2012
Many different religions have their own systems of rules and practices. These often cover marriage and divorce, bans on certain actions such as drinking...
2 Mar 2012
Nearly every country in the developed world, and more and more in the developing world, provide free primary and secondary education. Such education is...
21 Feb 2012
Federalism is as a system of multilevel government where each level of government has a direct relationship with the citizen. It is distinct both from systems...
20 Feb 2012
Nationalism is an ideology that involves the strong identification of a group of individuals with a political entity defined in national terms (i.e. a nation...
20 Feb 2012
The United States declared independence in 1776 against what it saw as the overweening power of the British crown regarding taxes, regulations, and...
26 Jan 2012
Self-determination is loosely defined as the right of nations or peoples to "freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic,...
26 Jan 2012
In many countries around the world individuals are free to choose to vote or not to vote, while in other countries (Australia, a couple cantons in Switzerland...
26 Jan 2012
Multiculturalism is a somewhat nebulous term, and as such can be used to mean a variety of things. This debate, however, will concern itself with...
13 Sep 2011
Anarchism is an ideology that believes that the state is an undesirable and unnecessary. Whilst a 'descent into anarchy' can be used in modern language to...
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