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Does democracy mean greater accountability and less corruption? Is press freedom a prerequisite for economic development? Should religious fundamentalists have a greater voice in government?

Comparative politics students will benefit from CQ Researcher's award-winning, non-partisan reporting that looks at today's most important problems, ranging from democratization and regime change to policies on immigration, welfare, and religion. Each essay identifies key players, explores what's at stake, and shows how past and current developments impact the future. Reports include maps, charts, a chronology, and a yes/no feature box.

Europe's Immigration Turmoil
Europe's immigration turmoil
African migrants at a detention camp in Malta await immigration processing, which can take up to 18 months. Hundreds of African “boat people” arrive each year on the Mediterranean island — the European Union's smallest member state — after risking their lives at sea trying to migrate to the EU, primarily from North Africa.

Shooting at mosques and killing muezzins aren't usually part of election campaigns in Austria.* But such measures were featured in “Bye Bye Mosque,” an online video game launched by the anti-immigrant Freedom Party (FPÖ) during September elections in the industrial state of Styria.

Local party leader Gerhard Kurzmann — who says a multicultural society “can only be a criminal society” — defended the game, which closed with the ...

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