Arts

Democracy Voucher – a method of public financing of political campaigns

Democracy Voucher – a method of public financing of political campaigns

A democracy vouchers program is a campaign finance system in which all residents are issued vouchers that they can donate to political candidates who, in turn, redeem them for public campaign funds. It is a method of public financing of political campaigns used in municipal elections in Seattle, .....

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Campaign Finance – the financing of electoral campaigns

Campaign Finance – the financing of electoral campaigns

Campaign finance, raising, and spending of money intended to influence a political vote, such as the election of a candidate or a referendum. It is also known as election finance or political donations refers to the funds raised to promote candidates, political parties, or policy initiatives and .....

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Regulatory Capture in politics

Regulatory Capture in politics

Regulatory capture is an economic theory that says regulatory agencies may come to be dominated by the industries or interests they are charged with regulating. In politics, regulatory capture is a corruption of authority that occurs when a political entity, policymaker, or regulatory agency is c.....

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Alcohol Monopoly – a government monopoly

Alcohol Monopoly – a government monopoly

Alcohol Monopoly – a government monopoly Alcohol monopoly systems defy neat classification. An alcohol monopoly is a government monopoly on manufacturing and/or retailing of some or all alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, and spirits. Each state has a historical trajectory shaped by in.....

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Agha Bozorg Mosque, Kashan, Iran

Agha Bozorg Mosque, Kashan, Iran

Master-mi’mar Ustad Haj Sa’ban-Ali founded the Agha Bozorg Mosque (Persian: مسجد آقا بزرگ‎ Masjed-e Āghā Bozorg) in the late 18th century; it is a historical mosque in Kashan, Iran. It is renowned for its symmetrical architecture and appealing appearance. The complex is.....

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Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

One of the most significant cultural heritage buildings situated on the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey, is the Süleymaniye Mosque (Turkish: Süleymaniye Camii, Turkish pronunciation: sylejˈmaːnije). It is the largest in the city of Istanbul and also boasts of one of the best-known panoramas in.....

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Biography Of Sake Dean Mahomed

Biography Of Sake Dean Mahomed

A fascinating example of the dramatic changes that cross-cultural interaction can bring about in individual lives is Sake (Sheikh) Dean Mahomed (Bengali: শেখ দীন মোহাম্মদ; شیخ دین محمد), an explorer, writer, Indian traveler, surgeon, and entrepreneur. He was .....

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Ganjnameh Inscriptions, Hamadan, Iran

Ganjnameh Inscriptions, Hamadan, Iran

Ganjnameh (Persian: گنجنامه‎, romanized: Ganjnāme, Literally: Treasure Book) is so named because it was once believed that its cuneiform rock carvings were mysterious clues leading to caches of Median treasure. It is situated in western Iran, 12 km southwest of Hamadan (ancient Ecbatana.....

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Unity In Diversity

Unity In Diversity

Unity in diversity is an ancient term that was first used in North America and China by some cultures, often about 500 B.C. The most obvious example that gives the term credence is that of a democratic country. It is used as an expression of peace and solidarity between people or groups that are .....

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Difference between Prologue and Epilogue

Difference between Prologue and Epilogue

The basic difference between a prologue and epilogue is that a prologue comes before the rest of the story, and an epilogue comes after. Prologue and Epilogue are two diametrically opposite literary devices used in the literary composition and stand outside the narrative. They can be in the form .....

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Shah Mosque, Esfahan, Iran

Shah Mosque, Esfahan, Iran

A mosque located in Isfahan, Iran is the Shah Mosque (Persian: مسجد شاه‎; “Royal Mosque”), also known as the Masjed-e Emām (Persian: ‘Imam Mosque’). The mosque was situated in the center of Eṣfahān, along a wide central mall (city square, or courtyard) called the Maydān-e E.....

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Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Naqsh-e Jahan Square

The world pattern, or as the Iranians would term it, Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Persian: میدان نقش جهان‎ (Maidān-e Naghsh-e Jahān); “Image of the World Square”), shows the splendor of the fifth Safavid ruler, Shah Abbas the Great. It is also known as the Imam Square (میدان ا.....

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