Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Protecting civil society

Civil society requires limits on individual freedom. How far should those limits extend? (No word yet on exactly what the limits will be or how the restrictions will be implemented.)

Clash of Clans mobile game 'blocked' in Iran
Clash of Clans
Iran has put limits on who can play the popular Clash of Clans mobile game.

A government committee called for restrictions citing a report from psychologists, who said it encouraged violence and tribal conflict.

The app could also negatively affect family life if teenagers got addicted to the game, warned the committee that polices cyberspace.

Statistics gathered earlier this year suggested that about 64% of mobile gamers in Iran played the game…

Fan sites in Iran reported that many players began having problems accessing the title…

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The Comparative Government and Politics Review Checklist.

Two pages summarizing the course requirements to help you review and study for the final and for the big exam in May. . It contains a description of comparative methods, a list of commonly used theories, a list of vital concepts, thumbnail descriptions of the AP6, and a description of the AP exam format. $2.00. Order HERE.

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