28 Questions for the topic social politics

06/11/19

Book recommendations: What social/political structures are humans inclined to form?

This may fall under the scope of Anthropology, but here goes: I'm looking for a book which explores the question: What social/ political structures are humans naturally inclined to form? 1. What... more

06/09/19

The ethics on darwinism and social darwinism?

Has someone written a monograph on ethics related to social darwinism and darwinism?

06/06/19

Is the fact that private investment schemes are scams the main justification for social security?

Social security in the long term is just taking money and giving it back later. I am trying to understand the point. The only justification I see is if private investment managers are very bad and... more

06/05/19

Is "non-white" politically incorrect in South Africa?

My sociology tutor claims that the word "non-white" is associated with apartheid values, and has requested us not to use it in essays. Do you agree with this? Some of the authors of the articles... more

06/03/19

Are political alignments of African or Caribbean black immigrants in line with African-Americans?

Anecdotally, I have found that anyone I personally know who is a first-generation immigrant from either Africa, or non-Hispanic Caribbean (less so) is a lot more likely to be "righter-wing" in... more

05/29/19

US relationship with Saudi Arabia?

How does the US justify its relationship with Saudi Arabia when half its population are in essence property i.e. slaves (women). Besides the oil, and if that is all how do we in the US reconcile... more

05/26/19

Who are the homeless?

I would like to know more about the background the homeless populations in America’s cities. These narratives should drive public policy but after many searches over the past year, I still consider... more

05/09/19

What is the minimum age before your political views are considered well thought out and educated?

I see a lot of the time people shut younger people down when arguing politics because they say that they aren't wise and educated enough to have these opinions. What age or education level do you... more

05/06/19

If authoritarian regimes are so bad, why do we see so many of them?

This is my first question here... If authoritarian regimes are so bad, why do we see so many of them? I don't understand why they are so prevalent in the world. It can't be because people are... more

05/02/19

Does social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. play an important role in many upheaval movements?

Does social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. play an important role in many upheaval movements? Such as what happened in Ukraine or Egypt, where the government were removed.

05/01/19

Why does the government pose a Ban on things which have not been Scientifically proven to harm us?

A High Court bench of my country, on Oct 24, 2018, passed a law which asks telecom providers to block all pornographic websites. The 1961 international treaty Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs... more

05/01/19

In which case is separatism considered legitimate?

What historical background usually gives a nation/minority within another country legal grounds for separatism in the eyes of international community?

05/01/19

Does any legislation permit three or more legal parents?

In The Netherlands, a group of eight political parties (representing 75% of the 2012 parliament and still >60% of the 2017 parliament according to current polls) has... more

05/01/19

If authoritarian regimes are so bad, why do we see so many of them?

If authoritarian regimes are so bad, why do we see so many of them? I don't understand why they are so prevalent in the world. It can't be because people are gullible and don't recognize the... more

05/01/19

Am I inherently a class traitor for working for law enforcement, from Marxist lens?

I guess what I'm asking is this: Am I inherently against the goals of Marxism if I work for/with the police? Further, can a Communist/Marxist be a reformist and still be consistent with their... more

04/22/19

Is there a feasible route by which UK housing can be made more affordable without devastating the housebuilding sector and its employees?

My question is this: as far as I am aware, house building businesses do not make "super profits", and are often heavily geared (heavy borrowings). The heavy gearing is because housing development... more

04/11/19

How to measure equivalency- the David vs Goliath problem?

I'm really looking to see if any work has been done on this area and where I could find it, or if my terminology is correct. Assuming a very abstract concept of human interaction, how does one... more

04/07/19

What sort of evidence exists that higher salaries for political offices attract better candidates?

Legislators sometimes raise their own pay while claiming that it helps them do a better job and attracts better candidates. Sometimes the pay raises are justified with seemingly scientific claims.... more

04/04/19

Is authoritarianism an effective route to good social policy?

In terms of social policy, I'm struck that modern research seems to suggest that the traditional authoritarian (and often perceived as right-wing) approach is almost always wrong. For example: -... more

03/27/19

Is India moving towards capitalism?

These days we see the current government of India (led by the National Democratic Alliance) favoring and profiting Indian and foreign capitalists. Is India moving again towards the direction of... more

03/27/19

What is the role of Ministers and the Parliamentary Secretaries in Canada?

I need your help, I am looking to find more information or if someone can tell me more about What is the role of Ministers and the Parliamentary Secretaries in Canada? Look forward to your... more

03/19/19

Famous European Member of Cabinet "Bridge-Builder"?

Are you aware of any famous recent examples (possibly supported by an article) where an European Head of Government appointed a cabinet member because of his capability to bridge the majority to... more

03/19/19

Who are the key individuals in Canada's Old Age Security program?

I am a student doing a project on the Old Age Security (OAS) program for Civic Studies 11. I have tried researching important individuals involved in this program, but could not find anything. Any... more

03/19/19

What policies exist to help elderly homeless people with serious mental disabilities?

I was at McDonald's last night and saw this old man sitting at a table alone, not eating. I watched as he got up and scooted out into the parking lot on his walker, looking around every few moments... more

03/19/19

Are there any societies/nations that use Torah laws?

There are societies that use Sharia laws. Are there any societies that use Torah laws? I know that the Torah influences some societies to enact some "far fetch" laws. Christians, for example,... more
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