299 Questions for the topic political science
Bill Of Rights Questions
In many ways it seems that the Bill of Rights is an ambiguous document. Choose one protection offered in it and explain how it has been interpreted in various ways. What does it say about the role... more
Our government has the authority to force us to comply with these decisions. Should there be limits to the types of power that government has to force compliance with decisions?
If you believe limits should exist, provide specific examples and justify your position. If you do not think that limits should exist, justify that position as well.
Government has the authority to force us to comply with decisions. Do you think there are some areas of decision-making that should be off limits?
If you believe limits should exist, provide specific examples and justify position. If you do not think that limits should exist, justify that position as well.
Is it possible to call an Early Election in the US?
In the hypothetical case that every member of the government (president and vice president included) wanted to call an early election, replacing the sitting president and vice president, would they... more
Did Plato's The Republic influence any of the 20th century's despotic regimes?
Did Plato's The Republic and the ideas presented in it have any practical influence on any of the 20th century's despotic regimes? The idea of despotism of the wisest, those that know better than... more
Are there cases of Democrats engaging in voter suppression?
Modern Republicans are often accused of trying to [suppress the right to vote](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voter_suppression_in_the_United_States) for minorities.Are there cases where the modern... more
Difference between the Scientific and Behavioral approach to International Relations?
As per my shallow research, IR literature and online content intermix Scientific and Behavioral Approach to International Relations. What exactly is the difference between the Scientific and... more
What is the theoretical content of the terms used in non-aggression discourse within liberal politics?
The complexity of non-aggression politics within liberalism is obvious: liberalism defends private property which is widely (but not universally) considered to be an act of violence by other... more
What are the assumptions underlying the three macro models for establishing long run economic growth?
Are there benefits to war?
There are obvious costs to war: loss of human life, destruction of property, disruption of people's lives, and much more. However, despite these costs wars continue to happen. I'm wondering what... more
Why has the United States not signed and ratified the International Criminal Court?
The [International Criminal Court](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Criminal_Court) (ICC) treaty has been signed by [121... more
What does this machiavelli quote mean?
“Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness may give less offence. Benefits ought to be handed out drop-by-drop so they may be relished the more.”
In the USA, why is there still a government shutdown when Congress and the White House are controlled by the same party?
During the [United States federal government shutdown of 2018](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_government_shutdown_of_2018), a single party commanded both the White House and a... more
How does Aristotle argue for his claim that all humans are essentially social/political?
In relation to Aristotle's books Politics 1 and 2, how can you argue that all humans are social or political beings and what can you argue against that? What kind of arguments can be brought up... more
Why is the USA able to damage the Russian economy by imposing sanctions but Russia can't do the same?
Why is the USA able to damage the Russian economy by imposing sanctions but Russia can't do the same?For example see [U.S. tightens sanctions on Russia over... more
Do small-scale mining activities lead to economic growth for a developing country?
Why aren't all matters referendable?
Recently there was a parliamentary decision in Portugal that approved a referendum to the co-adoption and adoption by homosexual couples (already allowed to marry). This is generating a scandal in... more
Has the US Supreme court ever altered its own precedent on the same topic twice?
I know there have been a number of instances where the United States Supreme Court has basically 'changed its mind' and ruled in a manner counter to a previous Supreme Court ruling. The most... more
Is population growth the most important factor for economic development? Why?
What's the difference between power inheritance in a Feudal Monarchy and property inheritance in the modern world?
We understand that monarchy and the right to rule is inherited. The descendant who inherited power has the right to rule the country. Take feudal China several centuries ago as an example, the King... more
Has anyone discussed the computerisation of democracy?
Has anyone discussed the computerisation of democracy?I read that a lot of middle class jobs are going to go missing soon, due to technological progress. Does that include government roles, such... more
What's the difference between Neorealism and Neoliberalism?
Can someone explain to me the difference between Neorealism and Neoliberalism? What do these two theories have in common and what are their differences? It would be perfect to include a real life... more
Has any US President-Elect ever failed to take office?
Has any US President-Elect ever failed to take office? Either by refusing, or by some health or legal issue which has come up between Polling Day and Inauguration Day?If this did happen, would the... more
How do these differ: Politics vs Political Science vs Political Philosophy vs Political Theory?
I've Googled several sources that compare two of these, but none that contrast all four:1. This [Reddit... more