256 Answered Questions for the topic political science

Political Science United States Congress


Why does the U.S.A. have separate legislative houses?

Why does the US have separate houses (House of Representatives and Senate) to form congress?(Put another way, what is the reasoning behind a bicameral legislature in the USA?)


Why do the supreme court justices have a life term period?

The justices of the Supreme Court of the United States is composed by chief justices which have a life-term period on that position after they are "elected".I have always asked to myself why some... more
Political Science United States Supreme Court


Why is the debate on the composition of the U.S. Supreme Court so politicised?

Why is the debate on the composition of the United States Supreme Court so politicised?Many other countries, such as the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, European Union, and others, have... more
Political Science Economics Economic Development


How do companies or business contribute to economic development?

Political Science Political Theory


Why is populism seen as being negative or bad?

The definition that I found for populism is "support for the concerns of ordinary people". Democracy is form of government where the people rule by majority. If Democracy is considered to be... more
Political Science Taxes United States


Why the odd tax bracket intervals in the Senate Tax reform bill?

The US Senate's recently adopted tax plan calls for seven tax brackets. Ignoring for the moment the tax rates attached to each bracket, it seems strange that the taxable income range for bracket 5... more
Political Science United States President


Why don't US presidents run in other elections after their term ends?

As an example, Barack Obama is quite young (15 years younger than his successor) and was extremely popular. So why doesn't he run for a seat in the Senate? This would theoretically allow him to... more
Political Science Economics Economic Development


How can international trade influence economic development?

Political Science Military United States Europe


Why does the United States still keep substantial numbers of soldiers in Europe?

If I recall correctly, the US maintains about 30,000 men in Germany alone and thousands more in different European countries. I understand the need to project power and to rapidly deploy to any... more
Political Science


What's the purpose of politics?

What's the purpose of politics?
Political Science United States Independence


What would be required for states to split off and become their own nation?

What would need to happen for a state such as California or Texas to split off and form its own independent nation? Who would need to agree and what would need passing (bills etc.)?


Difference between nationalism and patriotism?

Nowadays, nationalism has a strong negative connotation attached to it. This stigma doesn't apply to patriotism. What's the difference between them? If there is a difference to what extent could... more
Political Science Law United States Capitalism


Has anyone called for the elimination of limited liability?

One of the justifications that liberals make for the regulation and taxation of corporations is that corporations are by their very nature government-subsidized enterprises, because the government... more
Political Science Law Democracy Political Theory


What is the best definition of the Democratic State?

I would say the Democratic State is the organisation that applies a People's will towards the use of common resources (such as the territory of that People/State). This will has the form of a body... more


Why should I care about federal vs state rights?

The premise behind most arguments about Obamacare, and other programs is that it's a "Federal" vs "State" rights issue.I come from a corporate business background, and it seems to me that if enough... more
Political Science Democracy Election Political Theory


In a democracy, who takes care of the interests of the losing side?

There are two sides or more to an election - the winning side will get what it wants (hopefully) the losing side will not. What are some of the ways both sides can benefit or do they have to wait 4... more


What are the contribution of political parties in enhance local democracy?

What are the contributions of political parties in enhance local democracy?


Does federalism lead to the separation of single states?

Federalism involves a great deal of **power sharing**, both at administrative and governmental levels. Federalism accepts the concept called '***right to self determination***' to varying degrees,... more
Political Science Ideology Communism Political Theory


Can communism be effective in a post scarcity economy?

Recently following the discussion by politicians in US elections of "getting jobs back", it seemed clear to me that this phase of losing jobs can't be stopped or even slowed: it's the natural and... more
Political Science American History Miliatry


In which year was the Continental Marines established?

Political Science Economics Economic Development


What is the secret to developing a successful economy?


Why don't many of the Republicans in the House and Senate believe in climate change?

In their foundations, they support the laissez faire (economics) but they don't accept the green economy. Are there any logical reasons of why most Republicans (not all) refuse to acknowledge... more
Political Science World History Civil War


Definition of civil war

I once read that the definition of civil war meant (to paraphrase) : "When one or more factions attempts to overthrow the government of another country". Is this correct? Thank you!

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