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What's Right or Wrong with Democracy?

(+) Err... (-) Low turnout, faults with FPTP (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Exams in general

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Current Debate - Japan Disaster: Do you think it prompts a fresh look into reactor safety?

Japan Disaster: Do you think it prompts a fresh look into reactor safety?

(+) A low carbon alternative. Good safety record (-) Accidents can cause major environmental consequences (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2011)

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Grammar Schools

(+) High standards, excellent results. (-) Doesn't suit everyone. Only academic subjects usually offered. Limited places in some areas. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2010)

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Anti-Bacterial products

(+) Kills all known germs (-) creates stronger germs (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2005)

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Should British court trials be televised

(+) An examination of Americas past (-) Race hate is still there (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2011)

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Current Debate - UK General Election 2010: What does the future hold for the UK?

UK General Election 2010: What does the future hold for the UK?

(+) Coalition represents a majority of voters, and could lay foundation for saner system in future (-) Potential for friction and discord (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2010)

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Current Debate - Child benefit cuts - is it fair?

Child benefit cuts - is it fair?

(+) Has unearthed a political agenda namely a poisoned chalice (-) Grotesquely unfair measures that doesn't aid anyone, except for political gain (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2013)

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Current Debate - Global Politics: Past & Present

Global Politics: Past & Present

(+) Entertainment - worthy of UK Gold (-) The leopard doesn't change its spots overnight!!!! (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2010)

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Why are so many voters in France supporting the far right?

(+) See review (-) See review (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2002)

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Is e-mail lowering the level of interpersonal communication?

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Current Debate - Meat in general

Meat in general

(+) Cheap (-) Full of horse shoes (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2013)

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Current Debate - children in restaurants

children in restaurants

(+) encourages good social skills (-) somebody elses children spoiling it (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2010)

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National ID Cards

(+) ID cards would cut crime and illigal immigration (-) Expensive to bring in (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2006)

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Top Ten Quiz Shows!

(+) Those were the days (-) Those were the days (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2011)

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Is organic food good for you?

(+) Pushes up supermarket profits (-) Farmers markets (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Current Debate - UK unemployment is on the rise again. How can it be tackled?

UK unemployment is on the rise again. How can it be tackled?

(+) You can gain more qualifications and some work experience (-) Job centre are no help and jobs are hard to find (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2011)

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Current Debate - Is gun crime out of control?

Is gun crime out of control?

(+) It can be stemmed (-) Too easy to shout racism (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2010)

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Women and Society

(+) We prefer women to be women (-) Feminist! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2009)

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Are Gay People Portrayed In a Positive Way In Popular Film and Televison?

(+) more gay people are included in films and on tv (-) the representation is unrealistic (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2004)

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compromised?

(+) Strange story (-) 239 people are dead (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2008)

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Rights and wrongs of vivisection

(+) We need the medicines (-) We have to do bad things to get the medicines (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2011)

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Current Debate - What would you do if you found tomorrow\'s newspaper?

What would you do if you found tomorrow's newspaper?

(+) you decide (-) you decide (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2010)

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Current Debate - The Great Smartphone Debate

The Great Smartphone Debate

(+) Everything you need, and more. (-) Too much at stake if you lose one (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2013)

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Peace & Martin Luther King Jr ...Subjects of Peace in our world

(+) Peace has every advantage in the world.... (-) There are no disadvantages to peace...it's Free! (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2005)

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Name Prejudice

(+) Pick those names (-) It is all in a name (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2013)

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Would Britain be better or worse off if the American colonies had never won their independence?

(+) "Though this be madness…" (-) "… there is method in it". (Hamlet) (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2011)

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Current Debate - How should the expenses system be reformed for MP\'s?

How should the expenses system be reformed for MP's?

(+) Change is happening (-) Crooks (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2010)

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Is Swearing a Sin?

(+) Swearing may help you let off steam or express yourself (-) Others may take offence (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

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Current Debate - What are your views on the Global Occupy Movement?

What are your views on the Global Occupy Movement?

(+) Noble goals. I'm a supporter of freedom of expression. (-) Fundamentally flawed idea behind it. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2012)

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The Strength of Our Democracy

Advantages: Err...
Disadvantages: Low turnout, faults with FPTP

If voting changed anything, they'd abolish it"- Ken Livingstone 1987  What flaws are there in the democratic system in the UK?  To what extent do these flaws invalidate the claim to democracy by the UK political system? ...

arsenalskydivers 24.12.2008 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
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The Problems with Democracy

Advantages: Gives everyone a say
Disadvantages: Is that always a good thing?

Modern democracy, some suggest, is close to crisis. I set out to consider to what extent modern democracies do suffer from a problem of declining political participation and how this problem can be solved. The alleged problem can be tackled in four stages ...

a-true-ben 30.10.2002 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
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The Joys of Democracy

Advantages: Everyone is equally worthy
Disadvantages: Everyone is equally worthless

Ah Democracy, what an angelic term. Today we fight in the name of such a government in the effort to preserve a perfect living environment for all concerned. Heaven on Earth one could call it, where everyone is equal and working together. It just sound ...

jbsabbath 24.01.2004 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful
Review of What's Right or Wrong with Democracy?

seeds but no harvesters

Advantages: an empty space
Disadvantages: do we know what we want

I can imagine that most people would answer this question by talking about democracy as it is constitutionally or institutionally. This would inevitably lead to discussion over such mechanisms as the ballot box and the political parties and who really dr ...

francesanyika 20.03.2003 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
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Is democracy a smokescreen for British politics?

Advantages: Everyone has the right to a say
Disadvantages: There arent many opportunities to exercise this right!

I never really had an interest in politics until i began studying it as part of my course at college. Even though it wasnt the easiest subject to understand, i almost began enjoyed studying it because the topics were about things that happen all the time ...

brownsuga05 13.06.2005 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful
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