News tagged with political

How politically effective is terrorism?

Why do some militant groups continue to use terrorism when it's politically ineffective, even counterproductive? The answer lies in their leadership deficits, according to Max Abrahms, a terrorism theorist and newly appointed ...

dateSep 16, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Twitter emerges as indispensable political tool

Presidents and prime ministers, South American strongmen and nearly the entire US Congress have used Twitter to press their political platforms. But has the blue bird helped—or muddled—their message?

dateSep 13, 2013 in Internet
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Spotty record for Chinese exec with canal dream

When President Daniel Ortega granted a Chinese telecommunications executive exclusive rights to develop a $40 billion canal through Nicaragua and operate it for 100 years, his administration touted the CEO's record of success ...

dateSep 01, 2013 in Business
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What is retail politics?

Shaking hands. Kissing babies. Throwing snags on the barbie, or wandering through a suburban shopping centre. These are the familiar scenes of "retail politics", a campaign style in which candidates sell themselves and their ...

dateAug 19, 2013 in Social Sciences
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