Parliamentary Sovereignty

Sovereignty is one of the most controversial ideas in political science and international law. Put simply, it is the right and power of a governing body over itself, without any outside interference from other bodies.

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Do International Human Rights Treaties matter? Part 4: Judgement

If you feel that the problems with human rights treaties is that smaller countries do not get enough assistance and support from wealthier countries in order to achieve the goals set out in the treaties, a multitude of ideas could be recommended.

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Do International Human Rights Treaties really matter? Part 3: Assistance

If treaties cannot be enforced properly, then appropriate assistance must be given to the countries that have taken part in order to achieve the goals of these treaties, especially those who are less economically developed.

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Do International Human Rights Treaties Matter? Part 2: Enforcement

With any other treaty or trade deal, states have to comply with terms of the agreement or expect retaliation, from either the other parties in the treaty or economically in the form of sanctions.

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Do International Human Rights Treaties Matter? | Part 1

This mini-series is going to answer the question if Human rights treaties really matter, whether it is successful in improving the human rights records of countries,  by giving the background of human rights treaties

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Conservatism

Defined as the “commitment to traditional values and ideas with opposition to change or innovation,” as well as “the holding of political views that favour free enterprise, private ownership, and socially conservative ideas,” conservatism is widely regarded as one of the mainstream ideologies in today’s political climate

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Populism

The idea of Populism always has had multiple contradictory connotations, from brilliant to destabilising, democracy in its purest form whilst simultaneously dangerous. But what does it really mean and how important is it in a global political context?

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