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From democracies to authoritarian regimes, government policies can have life and death stakes for citizens. Pulitzer Center stories tagged with “Politics” feature reporting on elections, political corruption, systems of government and political conflict. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on politics.

 

Is France’s Groundbreaking Food-Waste Law Working?

A third of the world's food goes to waste, but France is attempting to do something about it. Since 2016, large grocery stores in the country have been banned from throwing away unsold food that could be given away.

Before Ferguson Beyond Ferguson: Wrongfully Accused

Former newspaper editor Dick Weiss discusses his Pulitzer Center-supported project, "Before Ferguson Beyond Ferguson" on KTRS-AM with talk show host McGraw Milhaven. Teddy Washington, a student at Washington University, whose story is reflected in the project, reflects on the unfortunate incident in which he and others were accused of theft.

Hands Across the Hills

Can a “liberal” New England college community and a “conservative” coal-mining Kentucky county’s heartfelt search for common ground point the way toward healing the nation’s deep divisions?

Mugabe's Last Days—And What Comes Next

Robert Mugabe's downfall after 37 years in power left beleaguered Zimbabweans euphoric, but the rise of Emmanuel Mnangagwa, aka The Crocodile, suggests that the rejoicing might be premature.

The Tech Libertarians Buying New Zealand

Silicon Valley billionaires have been buying up New Zealand land, gaining citizenship and influencing immigration policy. Why are they so drawn to the place, and what is the ideology behind it all?

People 4 Trump

Feeling abandoned and disenfranchised, a group of previously apolitical voters in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, wages a grassroots campaign for the only man they feel can save them.

Inter(Nation)al

Inter(Nation)al ​explores current events through the lens of treaties signed between the U.S. Government and Native Nations. These treaties bind all of us—legally and culturally.

The Rohingya Crisis

Did the United States ignore signs of a coming mass atrocity against the Rohingya when it chose to upgrade its relationship with Myanmar and lift sanctions on the country?

Cambodian Democracy in Crisis

Earlier this year, pressure from Cambodia's government forced the Cambodia Daily to close its operations. This profile tracks the Daily ’s founder as he makes a final attempt to save his newspaper.

Barbuda's Communal Land Ownership

In September, Hurricane Irma leveled the island of Barbuda and all 1,800 residents were evacuated. Now, redevelopment and the end of collective land ownership threaten to keep them off their land.

Women's Rights in Poland

After a failed attempt to completely ban abortion, a look at the ongoing reality of women's rights in Poland.

The Hustlers' Embassy

The embassy was in a run down colonial building. President Obama's portrait was on the wall. The visas cost $6,000. Only one problem: none of it was real.

An American War in the Sahara

The U.S. military is building a major drone base in the Sahara Desert in Niger. Joe Penney looks at how an increasing American military presence will change the West African country.

Meet the Journalist: Chris Arsenault

What happens when investors look for land deals in Africa? Journalist Chris Arsenault looks at what is happening to the Libyan government's 100,00 hectare land grab in Mali.

This Week: DEA Killings Exposed

This week: New U.S. government report confirms a grantee reporting, the underground media market in Havana, and lax security policies in the Maldives.

Exploring Downstream: Water Resources

Through this webquest, students use several different projects on the "Downstream" web portal to examine the impact of water resources on a wide range of communities around the world.

Exploring Fragile States: Sudan

Sudan has been a "fragile state" for more than two decades. Through this webquest, students are able to explore this complex country using several different reporting projects on Sudan.

International Adoption: Ethics and Effects

This is a multi-week unit on international adoption and ethics. Students will examine how international adoption agencies work and the role of culture, ethics, local policy, and international law.

The Arab Spring Monologues

This lesson provides guidelines for students to create their own play based on "Fractured Lands," a story published by The New York Times Magazine in the print edition on August 14, 2016.