Voting is a method for a group, such as a meeting or an electorate, in order to make a collective decision or express an opinion usually following discussions, debates or election campaigns. Democracies elect holders of high office by voting. Residents of a place represented by an elected official are called "constituents", and those constituents who cast a ballot for their chosen candidate are called "voters". There are different systems for collecting votes, but while many of the systems used in decision-making can also be used as electoral systems, any which cater for proportional representation can only be used in …

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New Tools, Old Tricks: Emerging Technologies and Russia’s Global Tool Kit

CEIP · 29 April 2021 English

Russia has long struggled to overcome its inability to retain talent for homegrown innovation and R&D. As a result, Russia’s global activism leans heavily on tried-and-true tactics.

attempts to alter “any technical aspect of the voting process, including voter registrations, ballot

Bread and circuses: The replacement of American community life

AEI · 29 April 2021 English

How Americans associate together, and the kinds of communities they build, has varied considerably over time. Today, Americans tend to have fewer ties of association with each other, while the …

become president by making compel- ling appeals to a voting public. But America’s exceptional position changed commitments of their respective publics. Expanding voting eligibility was part of this effort, and thus recovered as women speedily picked up the habit of voting. Electoral par- ticipation has essentially been political participation, at least as measured by voting behavior, has flatlined for many decades. Electoral Figure 6 shows votes cast as a share of the citizen voting-age population for the US and a selection of other

Brazil: Urgent treatment of security bill approved

Amnesty International · 29 April 2021 English

On 20 April 2021, the Chamber of Deputies approved the requirement to process the bill nº 6.764/2002 on National Security Issues as an urgent matter and without public consultation, with …

of social movements and organizations. The voting of this legislation on an urgent basis meant, in

Towards a strategic agenda for the E3

Chatham House · 28 April 2021 English

Beginning with the Iran nuclear dialogue, France, Germany and the UK have used the E3 format for effective trilateral cooperation on a growing range of issues in recent years. In …

recent debates on the need for qualified majority voting. There has also been criticism of the EU’s foreign

Poll: 72% of Americans Say Immigrants Come to the United States for …

Cato Institute · 27 April 2021 English

53% Say Ability to Immigrate Is a “Human Right,” 53% Oppose Immigrant Households Receiving Welfare

ability-immigrate 7/30 59% of Republicans Say Voting on Immigration Levels and Origins Should Be Up

Ilya Shapiro participates in the event, “The State of Voting Rights Today,” …

Cato Institute · 27 April 2021 English

Shapiro participates in the event, “The State of Voting Rights Today,” hosted by the National Constitution ights-tv/ilya-shapiro-participates-event-state-voting-rights-today-hosted 1/1 MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS TV • Shapiro participates in the event, “The State of Voting Rights Today,” hosted by the National Constitution

A Tongue‐​In‐​Cheek Appeal to “Own the Libs” Conservatives on Immigration

Cato Institute · 27 April 2021 English

There is a growing movement of conservatives who have only one strong policy opinion: They embrace whatever positions make liberals, progressives, and Democrats mad. Colloquially, this is known as “owning …


Trans-Border Migration: Bridging the Gap between State and Human Security

ORF · 26 April 2021 English

Trans-border migration was not considered a severe threat in South Asia in the immediate aftermath of Partition in 1947, at least until the passport system was introduced in the early …

be verified. The permit holders would have no voting or political rights, but will have access to courts

Inter-institutional relations in the treatment of petitions: the role of the Commission

EPRS · 26 April 2021 English

This study was commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the PETI Committee. It presents an analysis of the EU …

fundamental rights (e.g. rights of the child, voting rights and EU citizens’ rights), constitutional

Complementarity or Competition? Franco-British Cooperation and the European Horizon of French Defense …

IFRI · 23 April 2021 English

What does future hold for the Franco-British defense partnership after Brexit? France and the United Kingdom have, for long, enjoyed a close defense relationship, thanks in part to their analogous …

Italy and Germany went as far as to abstain from voting in the UN Security Council to authorize a military

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