All over the world there are 91 countries where homosexual practice is illegal, in 7 countries homosexuality is punished with death penalty: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Nigeria, Mauritania, Sudan, Yemen. In several countries there are ambiguous legislations, the persecutions by law are not so clear in terms of penalty (Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, […]

The discovery in late 2010 of the huge natural gas bonanza off Israel’s Mediterranean shores triggered other neighboring countries to look more closely at their own waters. The results revealed that the entire eastern Mediterranean is swimming in huge untapped oil and gas reserves. That discovery is having enormous political, geopolitical as well as economic […]

Abortion has been chosen as a case-study of the politics of morality within Italy because of the on-going controversy surrounding abortion provision. In the late 1960s and early 1970s it was the prospect of divorce legislation which precipitated discussions on family morality. The question of abortion was essentially problematic because of its impact in important […]


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