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7 May 2013
elections | European Parliament | EUROPEAN UNION | Franchise | Politics | Suffrage | Voting age | Youth Rights | Europe | Voting | International
The European Parliament is a directly elected body that covers all European Union members. It has 754 members who are elected once every five years. Unusually...
30 Apr 2013
Democracy | elections | electoral legitimacy | maturity | Politics | voter turnout | Voting age | Youth | Voting
The right to vote is one of the most important human rights. It gives men and women the chance to have a say in the way they are governed. It allows them to...
27 Feb 2013
corruption | Digital Freedoms | elections | Financial disclosure | government transparency | Governmental Transparency
Politicians come under intense scrutiny when they seek public office. When they put their names forward they open themselves up to public questioning about...
4 Jan 2013
Campaign Finance | campaign finance reform | Citizens United | Constitutional Law | Corporations are people | elections | Electoral Politics | First Amendment | Freedom of speech | Politics | The basic principle | U.S. Supreme Court | US Constitution | Free Speech Debate
The Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission held that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects...
5 Nov 2012
Change is, obviously, a relative term. One person’s minor alteration is another’s revolutionary shift. However, generally in most representative...
28 Oct 2012
choice | congress | elections | electoral system | individual | parliament | Politics | Vote | voting | Voting
This debate is specific to first past the post systems (FPTP) such and the United Kingdom and the United States. Some of the arguments will work for other more...
This House believes that film stars, music stars and other popular entertainers should not be participating in party-political campaigns
20 Sep 2012
Throughout the world, celebrities from the entertainment world have been getting involved with political campaigns. Some, like Reagan and Schwarzenegger in the...
This House believes that Greek far-right political party “Golden Dawn” should be expelled from parliament and banned from participating in future elections.
19 Sep 2012
ban | elections | extremist | far right | Golden Dawn | Greece | party | political parties | Politics | Politics General | Human rights | Law
Golden Dawn is a right-wing extremist political party that has rapidly gained prominence in the midst of the economic depression Greece finds itself in. Having...
30 Apr 2012
Boris Johnson | cities | Democracy | elections | Ken Livingstone | local government | London | Mayor | Politics | Politics | Local government
In many towns and cities throughout the world, mayors are directly elected by the citizens, with varying but often considerable power to govern locally on...
21 Feb 2012
Democracy | elections | electoral college | electoral system | First Past The Post | Politics | republic | United States of America | Government | Voting
The United States has perhaps the most arcane method of selecting its chief executive of any nation, one no country has chosen to emulate. There...
Dear All, We want to thank you all for your interest in Chennai Worlds. During the period when registration was open, we had 477 unique...
Toader Mateoc, this year's Spirit Award for Coaches winner, talks to us about the award and the Youth Forum in Mexico.The Spirit Awards, awarded...
The Curriculum Director for the 2013 Global Youth Forum has been announced. Serving her second year as the Curriculum Director will be Dr. Anca...