Tag: comparative-politics

56 In most U.S. states, female genital mutilation is illegal. So why is male circumcision legal? 2020-04-04T21:59:00.957

51 Has there been a non-trivial, stable, and functional anarchy? 2018-07-06T03:06:24.793

43 Why does US tend to have rather old leaders (> 60) while more and more European countries have young ones (<40)? 2020-01-21T07:37:30.993

27 Has any country's government concluded they need more decentralization to fight Covid-19 or future pandemics? 2020-05-09T20:01:31.953

22 Do European politicians typically put their pronouns on their social media pages? 2019-10-15T03:50:37.873

18 On what dimensions does the current Republican party differ substantially from the right-wing parties in Europe? 2019-10-27T10:48:20.943

16 Do people in countries besides the US react negatively to "militarized police"? 2020-09-02T11:33:46.357

15 What does it mean policywise to "Implement Sharia Law"? 2017-04-26T03:16:16.370

15 How different have the various constitutions of Venezuela been? 2018-09-13T00:30:08.100

13 What have countries with similar court systems to the US done to make the Supreme Court less political? 2019-06-16T16:33:01.013

12 Why are sex stories so significant in American politics? 2019-11-07T19:24:23.493

11 Do any democracies besides the UK have a ban on broadcasting legislative footage for comedic purposes? 2019-04-08T10:29:54.940

10 How much do the Italian and Chinese COVID-19 lock-down measures resemble each other? 2020-03-12T14:54:43.093

9 Do any countries other than Azerbaijan have education requirements for a national elected office? 2016-08-18T15:05:36.097

9 What is special about a Jeffersonian Democracy? 2017-07-11T10:56:04.493

9 How common is pairing? 2018-07-19T19:08:25.783

9 Is there a ranking of countries' freedom of speech for non-journalists? 2018-11-19T05:20:28.500

9 Where would UK political parties fit on the US party political spectrum? 2019-11-14T18:35:14.370

9 Do other countries provide police the same degree of immunity that USA police officers have? 2021-02-03T18:32:03.007

8 Does any country in the EU allow forced prison labor? 2019-12-25T00:24:56.037

7 Which countries have largely copied article 49 para 3 of the French constitution? 2019-04-18T04:19:04.257

7 Does Ireland's Dáil have an unusually high number of independents, compared to other European legislatures? 2020-02-11T04:11:01.553

7 What did the US CDC say about COVID-19 human-to-human transmission between Jan 14 and 21? 2020-04-09T13:50:59.457

6 Are party fractionalization and ideological polarization independent (uncorrelated)? 2018-08-19T04:50:20.187

6 Are the other countries besides Romania that automatically reduce prison sentences for bad prison conditions? 2019-11-18T17:42:45.107

6 Why do American jurisdictions generally prohibit ex post facto laws as opposed to European countries which apply lex mitior ("the milder law")? 2019-11-21T07:51:32.777

6 Is it customary (or even allowed at all) for farmers' markets to have live animals on premise, in Europe or North America? 2020-04-18T01:11:52.230

5 Have any studies examined differences in cities led by Dem vs Rep? 2018-07-02T23:39:41.643

5 Are there any studies of comparative biases in adversarial and inquisitorial legal systems? 2018-08-15T14:08:11.497

5 Why isn't it mandatory for elected members of parliaments to have knowledge on the constitution? 2018-10-14T03:45:51.740

5 Is government shutdown US specific? 2019-01-06T08:29:25.080

5 Soviet or Russian equivalent of the Church Committee? 2019-06-03T16:04:32.403

5 Are there some high profile cases of convictions for influence peddling in the UK? 2019-11-06T07:16:30.143

5 Are any countries besides China planning to use "Fangcang" hospitals to relocate those infected/suspected of Covid-19, but who have a mild illness? 2020-04-06T04:42:17.353

5 Legal challenges to elections - US versus other countries 2020-09-26T00:29:16.320

5 How strong is the association between the complexity of the electoral process and beliefs in voting fraud? 2021-01-15T11:12:50.307

4 Is the US-based observation that "the larger the proportion of minorities, the more exclusionary the electoral system" generalizable? 2018-08-19T01:55:27.513

4 Are there countries where impeachment of a president without cause is authorized? 2019-06-06T21:22:26.337

4 Is there a party in Europe whose supporters show a high degree of sympathy towards Israel? 2020-02-03T00:09:22.110

4 Have the police forces in other countries besides India dressed in coronavirus costumes as an awareness campaign? 2020-04-30T06:43:17.217

4 Have any local/national authorities conducted official reviews of historical landmarks? 2020-06-09T11:31:49.747

3 Regarding the Economically Weaker Section ( EWS ) 10% quota approved by the Indian Parliament 2019-01-11T09:57:38.247

3 Can we accurately model history and predict political outcomes in software? 2019-01-15T15:50:38.290

3 Do any countries use a codified version of the "matter of confidence" of (former) UK tradition? 2019-04-18T06:34:49.587

3 Legal restrictions on minority languages in media and the web 2019-04-26T17:30:06.940

3 Are there any systems (in other countries) comparable to the overt dualism of Puntofijismo? 2019-05-02T11:05:59.317

3 Policing would-be immigrants away from rich countries borders: US vs EU 2019-10-07T09:45:42.517

3 How are London's cabs licensed? 2019-10-25T01:51:45.593

3 Is there any country other than Austria with a conservative-Green government? 2020-01-02T18:10:54.417

2 What are different ways of allocating investigative power? 2018-07-19T22:14:13.017

2 Backsliding (Parliamentary v. Presidential) 2018-11-14T21:03:18.217

2 Is it common in the West for immigration judges to be subordinated to the attorney general (equivalent)? 2019-04-26T05:56:22.013

2 Is there an index of state support for (the official) religion? 2019-12-25T05:19:06.270

2 How did the 4th of July "Salute to America" military parade compare to France's (regular one) on Bastille Day, numerically? 2020-01-21T16:17:34.017

2 Is there a (reasonably) world-wide quantitative survey of malapportionment in legislative chambers? 2020-01-24T03:34:38.853

2 Has there been a comparison of party discipline in the UK with other European countries? 2020-01-28T19:40:28.187

2 Have non-health government officials in Western countries (besides the US) publicly pushed for specific medications for Covid-19 contra PH officials? 2020-04-07T00:06:35.747

2 Is the UK reporting (extra) deaths in care homes now as related to Covid-19? 2020-04-19T09:04:10.880

2 Have any governments developed tracing apps that have helped with COVID-19? 2020-07-09T12:57:40.503

2 Is there a meaningful metric for how quickly different countries advance their legal systems? 2020-10-23T03:58:41.100

1 Jumping political party OK after being elected by people into a party? 2017-03-11T20:30:34.157

1 Can a parliamentary system function properly with a prime minister acting as both head of government and head of state? 2019-01-08T20:38:40.400

1 Do snap/early elections usually benefit those triggering them? 2019-04-20T13:55:48.843

1 What countries require a supermajority for budget approval? 2020-01-14T15:25:04.400

1 Which (subjective) measure of corruption is the best predictor for an outsider winning a major election? 2020-01-17T02:27:41.563

1 How does Italy compare to NY in terms of COVID-19 testing, per capita? 2020-04-04T19:36:53.553

1 Are there other trackers/indexes of governments' response to Covid-19, beside OxCGRT? 2020-05-01T10:35:05.430

1 Is there a way to measure the quality of a president / presidential term in an objective way? 2020-06-10T08:02:34.867

0 Are there any societies/nations that use Torah laws? 2018-02-17T19:48:36.107

0 Are there other EU countries besides Romania and Hungary where the ECR and ID did not gain any seats in the last EU elections? 2020-02-11T00:19:40.837

0 Why does there seem to be such a big difference in case mortality between the USA and Europe? 2020-07-11T07:34:51.533

-1 Why has COVID-19 affected less people in India than in the USA? 2020-04-03T13:28:44.447

-2 Why does Japan spend more on Pharmaceutical R&D than the UK? 2019-05-18T13:36:38.423

-2 Are there Covid-19 death maps locally adjusted for population density? 2020-04-27T23:37:26.203