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A site for politics

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I'd like to propose a site focused around politics.

Topics could range from national matters, international relations, international organisations and their positions in relation to member countries, voting, political systems, political theory and everything in between.

Why do I propose it? Basically because of the same reasons, I proposed a medical science site. With the pandemic still alive, countries struggling to decide what should be done and the disruptions to everyday life all around the globe, many people wonder what the next steps should be nationally and globally, not only in regard to healthcare.

As an example: In Germany, the state's decision to save companies like Lufthansa and TUI by becoming more or less a stakeholder within these companies resulted in a backslash if the government should support business models running on fossil fuels. An alternative proposal was to support these companies but attach strings to the money so that it's primarily invested in green technologies and transforming the company (only in German, sorry).

Other current topics which are relatively large are the presidential election in the US, China's Fourteenth five-year plan, the Nagorno-Karabakh war this year (which resulted in a recent ceasefire) or the recent veto against the proposed EU budget by Hungary and Poland

What do you think?

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I would love to participate in a politics site. Severus Snape‭ 5 months ago

I would also like to participate in such a community. I have a rather large experience of asking questions on Politics.SE, so I would be able to mainly contribute by asking questions. I am able to answer only questions related to Eastern Europe though. Alexei‭ 4 months ago

@Alexei @SeverusSnape See answer of @MonicaCellio below to show your interest. Zerotime‭ 4 months ago

Can you provide some rough boundaries/limits for the site? Are historical topics included? (e.g., democracy in ancient Greece, monarchies in the middle ages, etc.) How/where to draw the line on controversial issues? manassehkatz‭ 4 months ago

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Please indicate if you expect to be a casual or more active participant. If you anticipate primarily asking or primarily answering questions, please indicate that. If you have particular expertise, either in the topic as a whole or specific areas, please say so. We're asking these questions so we can get a sense of the community being built and whether there are important gaps.

  • I would also like to participate in such a community. I have a rather large experience of asking questions on Politics.SE, so I would be able to mainly contribute by asking questions. I am able to answer only questions related to Eastern Europe politics though - Alexei

  • I'm not an expert in US politics, but I know enough to have an opinion that can be relevant. I would mainly answer questions on this site. I also know a little about Indian politics - 10 Rep

  • I would love to participate in a politics site. I have been reading answers on politics stackexchange since a long time. Occasionally, I ask questions on international relations and try to answer on the same topic. I would contribute by asking questions mainly, though sometimes I might be able some answers on India, defence, political theory, etc. Another way I would contribute is by actively reading answers and flagging/commenting on any content which is incorrect, biased, and so on. — Severus Snape‭

  • I would also participate in a politics site. I'm experienced in European politics and social policy (making). — Zerotime

  • I would at least follow casually, maybe ask something every now and then. — tommi‭

  • I'd follow casually too! — PSTH‭

  • I'm dumbfound this isn't already up and running! I think Codidact is missing out on the action, from Trump's presidency, Brexit, etc... I'll definitely be active. — DNB

  • Sign me up! I'm dumbstruck too why this hasn't been launched already. If you're in an English speaking country, how can you be not affected by politics? — Technologically illiterate‭

  • There are political junkies in the family. We'll definitely participate. I have at least 30 questions. I'm stipulating a number so that you know you'll be seeing many questions from me! — Chgg Clou‭

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I would love to participate in a politics site. I have been reading answers on politics stackexchange since a long time. Occasionally, I ask questions on international relations and try to answer on the same topic. I would contribute by asking questions mainly, though sometimes I might be able to answer some on India, defence, political theory, etc. Another way I would contribute is by actively reading answers and flagging/commenting on any content which is incorrect, biased, and so on. Severus Snape‭ 4 months ago

I would also participate in a politics site. I'm experienced in European politics and social policy (making). Zerotime‭ 4 months ago

I would at least follow casually, maybe ask something every now and then. tommi‭ 3 months ago

Please edit my entry to convey that I have at least 30 questions? I'm stipulating a number so that you know you'll be seeing many questions from me! Chgg Clou‭ about 2 months ago

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Scope

As scope, I would like to propose the following. It's drawn from the SE politics site (https://politics.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic) which seems to be a good starting point.

  • Policy matters: cost, benefits, effectiveness, advantages and disadvantages of policy introduction or abolition
  • Legal processes: how legislation is made and / or undone around the world
  • Public opinion on certain political aspects: how voters view a new legislation, why someone is (not) supported (everything backed by opinion polls or other research)
  • International comparisons: comparisons between different countries in regard to indices (for example the Human Development Index: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Development_Index) and possible reasons behind it, also decisions why something was (not) included in an index
  • Political history: how legislation, processes and institutions came to exist
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Would questions of the form "what have been the consequences of legislation X in jurisdictions that have enacted it" be in scope? (Obviously with qualifications to keep it from being too broad.) That is, we don't want opinion-based questions about whether a policy or law is good, but are questions asking what happened when others did it included? Monica Cellio‭ 2 months ago

@MonciaCellio I think they should be. Answers to questions like these can be supported with data so that people can make up their minds on their own. Zerotime‭ 2 months ago

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