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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.

Gay Rights
Gay rights
ReedKaraim
Moses, a gay Ugandan seeking asylum in the United States, hides his identity out of fear for his safety as he tells a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 2, 2010, about being terrorized in his home country for being homosexual. The conference was held to kick off the American Prayer Hour, a multi-city event organized to “affirm inclusive values and call on all nations, including Uganda, to decriminalize the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.”

From CQ Researcher, March 1, 2011

The movie poster shows two shirtless young men in a passionate embrace. But the film is not “Brokeback Mountain,” the acclaimed Hollywood story featuring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger as closeted, gay cowhands.

This film was produced, surprisingly, in Mumbai, ...

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