Law & Governance

How can you tell left from right in politics?

  Politics can be confusing sometimes. There are so many politicians and policies that it is hard to keep track. To make things easier, people and ideas are often described as ‘left-wing’ or ‘right-wing’. There are no actual wings in politics, so what do these terms mean?    In general,

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What is state censorship and what are its effects?

WHAT IS STATE CENSORSHIP? State censorship is the prohibition of certain parts of books, films, music, the internet and the news which the state deems to be unacceptable. REASONS FOR STATE CENSORSHIP MORAL STANDARDS The state may censor certain publications which it deems offensive or too graphic. These moral standards

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How the Sustainable Development Goals affect everyone

What do the United Nations do? The United Nations (UN) is a 75-year-old international organization connecting 193 countries in the world. These countries meet to discuss world problems and collaborate to solve them The UN forms special groups that tackle specific issues. These include preventing conflict, looking after the environment,

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How open are democracies to women?

A democracy is a system in which everyone in the country who is old enough to vote can participate in choosing the next government. But in countries where everyone can vote, and the population is 50% women, why do women appear so little in positions of power? The average percentage

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Where do governments get power from?

Governments have the power to affect our lives in many ways. They determine what we are legally allowed to do, they decide how to enforce the law, and they choose how much money to spend on schools, hospitals, and other public services. But where do they get this power from?

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