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Political Institution

- A political institution is a system of politics and government. It is usually compared to the law system, economic system, cultural system, and other social systems. It is different from them, and can be generally defined on a spectrum from left, i.e. communism and socialism to the right, i.e. fascism. Linz’s argument is on the description of Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes, which brings the main and important argument of explaining both Presidential and Parliamentary systems. Another important author whose thoughts were referred to political institutions is Seymour Martin Lipset....   [tags: Government Structure Political Science]

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FDR And Hoover Political Beliefs

- Hindsight is 20-20 only so long as that particular hindsight comes from an accepted frame of reference. This applies as much to descriptions of historical individuals as it does to any other thing. For their actions while serving as president, FDR and Hoover are described as a liberal and conservative, respectively. The label given to Roosevelt was mostly true, while the moniker used to define Hoover is largely false. The description of a set of beliefs as "liberal" or "conservative" is a task that, in history, has changed in its requirements and protocol....   [tags: Political Science]

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Political Culture and Ideology

- AP Government: Political Culture and Ideology Snapp: Women should be allowed to choose whether they want to abort their unborn child or not. The government should give assistance to women who choose that they do not want a child because they can't support it. If the government didn't help, then many women would be unable to support the unwanted child. Crackle: Well who's going to pay for it. It isn't fair to make people who are responsible for their actions pay for these women's mistakes. People have to learn how to be more responsible for their actions, and can't rely on government to help them out wherever they go wrong....   [tags: Political Science]

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Political Socialization in Nigeria

- This essay is aimed to examine one of the agents of political socialisation for the way in which it operates and the effects it may have in Nigeria. Political socialisation is learning process that begins very early and continues all throughout ones life. Through political socialisation people acquire their perceptions and feelings about their political environment. It accounts for both the commonalties and diversities of political life. (DP Dawson p1). It is an approach to understanding both patterns of similarities and differences in political outlooks among the constituents a given system....   [tags: Political Socialization Essays]

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Female Political Candidacy

- Female Political Candidacy Abstract Factors which influence female political candidacy were investigated. The results indicated significant gender differences on the following hypotheses: H1: Female and male political leaders will differ in their uses of interpersonal power; H2: Female and male political leaders will identify different motivations in seeking public office; and, H3: Female and male political leaders will differ in their perception of barriers to participation as political candidates....   [tags: Politics Political Science]

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The Political System in India and America

- Man, being a social animal, has to live in harmony with fellow human beings. Human society has created the unique institution of organized state in order to maintain public order, defend frontiers, and ensure harmony among individuals and groups. After centuries of struggle, only in the modern era has it generally come to be accepted that the state cannot be controlled by divine right or power. Neither hereditary succession nor favors are acceptable as arbiters of political power in a civilized society....   [tags: Comparing Political Systems]

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The Political Status of Tibet and China

- In contemporary society, before major decisions are made, we are often urged to look back at the pertinent historical information and see if we can use this information to help us make clearer decisions and definitions especially in national and international policies. The real problem with this is that those making decisions often have a personal investment in the decision and are able to skew history and data towards the solution that they prefer. In these cases, it is necessary to look at both sides of the information before reaching a decision, and this is what I have tried to do concerning China’s policies and political viewpoint of Tibet....   [tags: Foreign Policy Politics Political]

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Politics and Political Sciences

- Politics and Political Sciences What is political science. It is the study of the mechanism that people employ for their protection, better known as a government. When looking up the word government in the dictionary the word authority is used repeatedly. To many people the type and extent of authority over them is very important. So, which is the best kind of government. Is it the monarch or the republic. It is important to look at the difference between monarchs and republics and how they came about....   [tags: Political Governmental Essays]

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The Battle for Control of Political Science Education

- The Battle for Control of Political Science Education Abstract Quantitative analysis, formal modeling, and other forms of hard science dominate the leading journals and research institutions of American political science. To justify a hard scientific approach to the study of politics demands elaborate philosophical argument. In particular, it demands answers to three questions: What is the character of political life (the ontological question). How and what can we know about politics (the epistemological question)....   [tags: Political Science Politics]

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Political Dilemmas and the Theories of the German Idealists

- Does the Solution to our Present Moral and Political Dilemmas Lie in the Theories of the German Idealists. ABSTRACT: In the wake of the postmodernist onslaught one thing is certain: morality is in crisis. Where are we to look for answers. Perhaps to the German idealists—that is, to their bold synthesis of right and freedom. This paper seeks to bring the timely issue of absolute freedom and the possibility of its total realization back into ethical-political discussion. Through a close comparison of the theories of Fichte and Hegel via a critique of the former by the latter, I show that the antidote to many of our political, moral and theological distresses may well be found in Hegel’s concep...   [tags: Politics Political Science Papers]

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The French Revolution and Modern Political Ideologies

- The French Revolution had a great impact on modern day politics and the ideologies that have become common knowledge among society. When France was reconstructing their government in the 1790's, many of the changes inspired how politics has established itself in today's world. The French Revolution was significant in sweeping away monarchical absolutism in the name of the modern ideas of 'liberty, equality, and fraternity'. The French society, as well as other European societies, were going through many cultural and social changes and were developing more intellectual thoughts for the time....   [tags: Political Science, History]

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The Power of Discourse in a Political Sex Scandal

- The Power of Discourse in a Political Sex Scandal On August 12th, 2004 New Jersey Governor James McGreevey became this nation's first openly gay state governor. Several moments after he stated, "I am a gay American", he succumbed to intense political and public pressure by announcing his resignation from New Jersey's most powerful position. This announcement and resignation came after a week of intense allegations that McGreevey sexually harassed a male colleague whom he had appointed. While American politics are not foreign to sexual scandal, the political destruction and individual defeat which McGreevey currently faces is poignantly unique....   [tags: Politics Political Sex Gender Essays]

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Political Conflicts in Washington

- Political conflicts regarding oversight are becoming a common occurrence in Washington, but have you stepped back and analyzed why this is. These unnecessary strangle hold on the democratic process are due to a few common practices, party politics, a deference to the Executive Branch, and prioritizing voter concerns with wasteful government spending. Some cause more problems than others, but overall these are the three biggest causes. Party politics prevents Congressmen and Senators alike from rearing off the path of their political party stance....   [tags: Poltical Conflict, Obama]

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Daniel Elazar, Bogus or Brilliant: A Study of Political Culture Across the American States

- Daniel Elazar, Bogus or Brilliant: A Study of Political Culture Across the American States American states each have individual political cultures which are important to our understanding of their political environments, behavior, and responses to particular issues. While voters probably do not consciously think about political culture and conform to that culture on election day, they seem to form cohesive clusters in different areas of the state, creating similar group political ideologies. Because of these similarities, it is possible to measure the dominant political culture within states or areas of a state, gaining insight into the mind-set of state residents....   [tags: Politics Political Science Essays]

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Political Events Shaping Discrimination in the US

- Equal Protection: The Difficulties overcoming prejudices Introduction As we move through the 21st century, our reliance on the past has never been more apparent to how we proceed in the present as well as the future. The experiences of the past are still in some respects the problems of the present. Throughout history, Americans in particular have struggled in providing equality in every aspect to its citizens and people in general. There have been numerous law cases disputing the lack of equal protection given to one group as opposed to another....   [tags: Political Science]

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Political Question

- The "Baker definition" of guidelines for political questions is the most commonly referred document on the matter. The words, "textually demonstrable commitment of the issue to a coordinate political department," are usually referred to when deciphering if a case contains should be determined a political question. Although the concept of a political question seems vague and subjective, there is a unifying theory. The goal of the judicial branch is not to resolve power disputes within the separate branches of government, and if that is the primary factor, then the case is a political question....   [tags: Law Case Studies]

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Political Socialization

- Political Socialization A person is fed information throughout their life from various outside influences, this is how one forms values, views and opinions, and from this, one shapes their political views based on what they believe or have been taught to believe. There are many factors that come into play when these views are formed, some are very apparent (historical events) and others while apparent, have a latent effect (gender, race, socio-economic status etc). The way a person is brought up has a fairly large impact on political socialization, children come to know their parents value systems and beliefs, they brought up around these beliefs and they are instilled upon them in both un...   [tags: Papers]

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Political Ideology

- A survey can be defined as a gathering of a sample of data or opinions considered to be representative of a whole. Such as when the United States government polls a random selection of people throughout the country to get an accurate reading of the people's overall prospective of what the American people think is best for the country. As I almost reach the age of eighteen, not only do I have to start worrying about my career and college, I have to affliate myself with a party and prepare to vote....   [tags: Personal Narrative Politics]

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Political Review

- Political Review Political Review was a play that dealt with some of the American issues that affects the lives of every individual young and old. It dealt with race, politics, the “American Dream”, censors (TV and movies), gender, and just everyday issues that affect us as a society. What made this an American play was that they were all dressed in red, white, and blue and the main character that we saw before every scene was Abraham Lincoln, it was a political view of American society. The play was broken up into different sections and before every scene and actor dressed like Abraham Lincoln would walk with a poster board in his hand, written on this board would be the next issue they...   [tags: Papers]

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Political Anarchy

- There are several arguments against philosophical anarchism. Most of the arguments are in line with either the theory that consent is not required or of the theory we have already consented. For the sake of being brief, this essay will attempt to refute only the latter of the two. Along with the idea of individual consent is the longstanding, traditional theory of the authority of God. Other arguments follow a less anarchist view and are that of tacit consent and more specifically that of majority consent....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Political Influences

- Throughout my life, I have been socialized to politics in a number of ways. First, the 1996 election comes to mind as the first political event I experienced. Second, the people that I am around on a day to day basis, mostly my parents, have had an affect on my socialization to politics. Third, some of the groups that I am part of have influenced how my ideas and opinions involving politics have developed. Other factors that have affected my socialization to politics include how much politics is talked about at my home, the activity of my parents in politics, and even such things as television and newspapers....   [tags: Personal Narrative Influence Politics]

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Political Correctness:

- The University of Southern California: The Teddy Bear MassacreLike so many other traditions, the burning of the bruin was put on the chopping block recently. The long running University of Southern California spirit activity consisted of throwing a large stuffed bear in a bon fire the night before the football game against their rival, the University of California at Los Angeles. The Black Student Union and other student organizations recently questioned the event. Their concern was that the event too closely resembled past lynching of African Americans in the American south.This raises the question of whether it is appropriate to censor ideas that are not created to offend certain groups....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The First Political Parties

- Today, political parties can be seen throughout everyday life, prevalent in various activities such as watching television, or seeing signs beside the road while driving. These everyday occurrences make the knowledge of political parties commonly known, especially as the two opposing political parties: the Republicans and the Democrats. Republican and Democrats have existed for numerous years, predominantly due to pure tradition, and the comfort of the ideas each party presents. For years, the existence of two political parties has dominated the elections of the president, and lower offices such as mayor, or the House of Representatives....   [tags: Political Science]

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Thai History and Political Paranoia

- The question as to what dictates the relationships and conflicts between the different political parties in Thailand is an intriguing one. While some may believe that the underlying influence is ambition, there is more substance to the argument that it is in fact political principles, personal loyalty, family alliance and, most importantly, political paranoia, which dictate Thai politics. The paranoia arises from a mutual distrust and fear that a fellow Thai member of the resistance may have some hidden agenda that is incompatible and in conflict with their own....   [tags: ideological differences, political parties]

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Where My Political Socialization Comes From

- Where My Political Socialization Comes From A lot of things have played a role in my personal political socialization. Political ideology is the places where you have informed your beliefs from. The first example of where I get my personal political socialization is from my family. Second I have influence from my location in the U.S.A. Finally I get influence from Narragansett High School which is the school I currently attend. That is where I received my personal political socialization from. The main place where I have received my political socialization from is from my family....   [tags: Political Science, Personal Narrative]

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The Supreme Court Decision Allowing Large Corporations to Run Their Own Political Ads

- Since 2002, United States federal elections campaigns have been regulated by the federal laws under Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), popularly known as the McCain-Feingold. Under the law, corporations and unions were not allowed to use their treasuries to advocate for a particular candidate or run their own campaign ads (Francia, 16). They were only allowed to express their interests through political actions committees that were strongly regulated. However, just before the crucial 2010 midterm congressional election period, this law was partly upended by the United States Supreme Court....   [tags: Political Science]

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Why Has Citizenship Become a Significant Political Issue in the UK?

- Citizenship has evolved extensively in the United Kingdom both as a political and as a legal concept. In a basic sense, citizenship can be explained as “being a member of a particular community or state” bringing with it rights and responsibilities such as paying taxes, right of abode and to vote etc. (Citizenship Foundation, 2006). The UK being a part of the European Union (EU) however makes British citizens automatic citizens of the EU as stated under the terms of the Maastricht Treaty (1993) and vice versa....   [tags: political and legal concept, national identity]

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Three Political Leaders' Views on the Issues

- Ken Cuccinelli opposes the new healthcare reform and wants to change it to the way the health care was. He wants to leave the medical decisions to the doctors and the families and that the government should stay out of people’s healthcare. He has stated that the new”Obamacare will cost the country more than it will save it in the long run”. He also wants to make state crossing healthcare legal which would increase interstate commerce and be better for the economy. Says that Obamacare is unconstitutional and should not be allowed to pass....   [tags: Political Leaders' Stances]

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Political Economy

- Political Economy      Our society is strongly influenced by all sources of media. The media shows us what is going on in the world news, fashion and much more. The media is our connection to the world and what goes on all around us. The political economy approach looks at the influence that ownership control, advertising and audience spending has over the mass media and the mediated messages we receive on a daily basis.       Political economy believes that everything about media products is created through structural features (ownership, advertising and audience spending)....   [tags: Mass Media News Mediated Messages]

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Political Correctness

- Political Correctness The term “Political Correct” has been in the nation’s vocabulary for only a short period of time but has changed the way that we view life and communicate with one another. Political correctness, politically correct, and P.C. are terms that refer, to a social idea that is characterized by efforts to redress, mainly by the use of language, real or supposed discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, nationality, disability or any other criteria that could offended a particular group .The main goal behind political correctness is to prevent the exclusion or the offending of people based upon differences or handicaps....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Political Speech

- Discursive consciousness encourages politicians to partake in sharing one’s history. It is the speech that is a conversation or discourse between the potential and the intended audience. It is a personal campaign, relating platform to the laity in an effort to gain a true backing. That creates a profile. Through existential coherence, the insinuations of relatedness succor the public and the politician to find common ground, supplying elements of familiarity evoking a relatable and approachable persona....   [tags: Media]

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The Political Spectrum

- The Political Spectrum Conservatism - This type believes in conserving the present political, social and economic order as much as possible - It takes the traditions of that time and only changes them gradually and not very Frequently - Monarchies, aristocracies and the churches made up the main areas of conservatism - They believed that they were surrounded by well-organized enemies (other political parties) they felt defensive about Liberalism, nationalism and popular sovereignty - In the 1990's conservatism strife to reduce the size of government, reduce public spending, reform the taxation laws to encourag...   [tags: Papers]

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political ideology

- Position Paper: Political Ideology Upon entering my first semester at Southern Nazarene University I could not have told you my political ideology. I knew what my opinions, observations, expectations, and ideals were, but did not know the proper ideology that would define them. Through several courses that I have taken, I have become more informed as to the role that I would like to see the government take throughout society as a whole and in the economy. Upon reading the section of ideology in American Government and Politics Today: the Essentials I learned that the correct term for my ideology is right-wing Conservatism....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Political Process

- The Political Process I feel that, for the most part, mine along with others in my age group’s concerns are not addressed by the political process. To answer this, I took a look at political socialization and how I was socialized politically. Some of my concerns include: minimum wage, social security, pollution and global warming, school loans, and legal ages. There are many reasons why, that I understand, that my generation’s opinions of these issues are not addressed, which I will talk about throughout this paper....   [tags: Papers]

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Political Ideologies

- Political Ideologies Introduction In this assignment I will describe three major political ideologies. I have chosen to look at communism, capitalism and socialism. I will then go on to explain how two major British political parties reflect their ideological positions. Task One I will explain communism first, followed by socialism and finally I'll describe capitalism. Communism This is the most extreme ideology out of the three. It is based on the ideas of Karl Marx....   [tags: Papers]

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Political Philosophy And Political Obligation

- Political Philosophy and Political Obligation The author states his thesis as “the central, or most fundamental, question of political philosophy is the question of political obligation”. The question of political obligation has always been the center of discussion. Why would anyone consent to be governed by the state. This question has been supported with the centrality thesis. This question can not be ignored since it has to do with the everyday lives of human beings. However, modern political philosophers have not dealt with supporting arguments towards the thesis....   [tags: Political philosophy, Philosophy, Law]

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The Political Compass

- After taking “The Political Compass” test, it is interesting to see how I turned out to be more communist and authoritarian than I originally believed. I am a bit disappointed that I turned out to be “less ideological.” This could be a result of the fact that I do not see myself to be an extremist. Extremists are typically unable to share views with other extremists. I can identify with authoritarians more than with libertarians. This exam is able to determine whether someone can identify with libertarians, authoritarians, communists or neo-liberalists....   [tags: Sociology, Political philosophy, Sovereign state]

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A Political System

- Similar to a well oiled machine, a political system is concerned with processing the demands of a society to then provide the goods and services demanded while ensuring its own establishment (Berg 1). However, considering that the idea of a political system is a social construct, its form is subject to a myriad of complex and conflicting forces. The most palpable force is that of a city’s financial needs. Any locale has the burden of satisfying the demands of its constituents with limited resources....   [tags: New York City, Chicago, Political corruption]

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The Study of Political Science

- Political science includes a wide range of topics that attempts to describe and explain the political process, politics, and the relationship among governments. As American citizens we should all be informed and be educated about all these above topics. We as citizens cannot be unconscious of our government as the government can make or break our lives. The general areas of study in political science include American government and politics, political theory, public administration, public law, comparative politics and international relations....   [tags: Political science,]

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The Political Culture of The United States

- The idea of political culture is found within the state’s history. The history of the state is impacted by the people settled in the region, religious backgrounds, and geography. The history of the state influences the attitudes and beliefs that people hold regarding their political system. Daniel Elazar theorized a connection between the states’ history and attitude towards government by explaining differences in government between states. Every state is different with some common ground. Elazar’s theory divides states into three types: moralistic, traditionalistic and individualistic....   [tags: Political Science]

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Julian Carroll's Political Career

- In this short paper, I will be discussing the Kentucky political figure, currently a sitting senator and former governor Julian Carroll. First I will discuss his background which will include his early life up to his start in politics. Second I will discuss how he started his political career and then move into talking about his how he and his administration changed Kentucky. Lastly I will discuss his current political status and how I think he made differences in Kentucky. First, I will discuss his background, which started when he was born on April 16, 1931 in McCracken County Kentucky....   [tags: Political Science]

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The Impact of Religion on Political Structure

- From the beginning of time the world has had a need for a higher power. Great battles have been won or lost in the name of religion, or a holy divinity. From the Crusades to World War II, religion has played a huge role in governing societies. From the basic structure of everyday life to the political structure of a nation, religion is a defining factor. Of the varying aspects which can characterize a political structure, Religion is the most prominent and controversial; this can specifically be seen in United States and Iran in the following areas: education, laws, and in voting and leadership. In the early years of the United States educational system, reli...   [tags: Political Science]

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Political Socialization : Politics And Government

- Political socialization, the process of acquiring the principles of the political culture transmitted from those immersed in it to those who are not, shapes and develops people with their roles and opinions about the politics (Jillson). People go through long and complicated process of incorporating and combining their own thoughts, feelings, and evaluations about the politics which in later provides diversity in political socialization. My political socialization are not built from my parents who usually have the most influence about the politics for their children, but mostly constructed by the environment that surrounds me and the news and posts from online....   [tags: Political philosophy, Political party, Sociology]

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Political Parties in the United States

- There two major political contemporary parties of the United States of America consist of the Republican and the Democratic Party. Each party has its own political ideology. The salience of political ideology between the Democratic - Republican Party are vital to understand the core principles of each party and the variations between them. The main differences between them is how each political party feels about the principles and the role of the government should be. The core philosophy on republicans is based on limiting power of government intervention over the state, they feel the federal government shouldn't be involved in state affairs....   [tags: American history, political systems]

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The Ideological View Of Political Liberalism

- Nicholas H. (TITLE) The ideological perspective reflected in the source is supportive of political liberalism. Liberalism is a philosophy founded on the beliefs of liberty and equality. These qualities are clearly represented in the source examples being “guard the freedom of ideas at all costs” as well as “respect and preserve the rights of the people.” It also expresses concerns for authoritarian rule, “be alert that dictators have always played on the natural human tendency to blame other and to oversimplify.” Advocates of political liberalism rejected the absolutism of the past, in which individuals served the collective interests of the state, and instead, engaged in a political strugg...   [tags: Liberalism, Democracy, Political philosophy]

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What Are Interest Groups And Political Parities?

- What are Interest Groups and Political Parities. An Interest Group is a structured group that tries to persuade the government to implement certain policies or measures. While a political party is defined as a well thought-out group of people with at least nearly comparable political aims and opinions, that seeks to influence public course of action by getting its candidates voted to public office. According to Political science: an introduction “interest groups are a bit like political parties....   [tags: Politics, Political party, Political philosophy]

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Political Science And International Relations

- Kawkareik, a small town of Kayin state of Burma, surrounding by Dawna Range, is the place where I was born and had to flee. Civil wars, military rules, and religious conflicts are part of her misfortunes and, for sure, I had witnessed some of her pain. Other portion of my childhood had also associated with the experience of living in Mae Sot district and Nu Poe refugee camp in Thailand before I settled in the United States. When I first arrived to the America, I had observed the difference of societies in term of peace, prosperity, and harmony....   [tags: Political science, Politics]

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Political Science Final Exam

- 1. In your opinion, which ancient political practice, protective or developmental republicanism, has had the greatest impact on our liberal democratic practice. In my opinion it is clear to see that our liberal democratic practice has something from both protective and developmental republicanism. If I had to choose one of the two I would consider protective republicanism; a political practice where if the people do not participate in political they are ruled by others. It is clear to see that in many recent elections many of the citizens in Canada are not participating in elections; which also means they are not participating in politics, and by doing this they allowed themselves to be dom...   [tags: political practices, Hobbes, Locke]

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Political Authority And The Law

- 1. In any community, political authority can be looked at either positively or negatively. The folks that look at authority in a positive light, in turn, usually obey the law. This obedience stems from their belief that the group that made the law has the right to, in addition to their own duty to comply. Individuals that look at authority in a negative light are obliged to abide by the law or face the consequences. From this, Miller’s idea of political authority incorporates standard authority and forced compliance....   [tags: Political philosophy, Democracy, Libertarianism]

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What Was Polybius Political Theory?

- D’Angelo, Marcus Ancient History VII I. What was Polybius’ political theory. “... it is evident… we must regard as the best constitution a combination of...these three varieties” (Polybius, Histories, 6.3). Interpretation: Polybius believed that the best form of government was a combination of monarchy, aristocracy, and democracy and that there was evidence to prove it. “... they represent these three to be the sole varieties or rather to be the best” (Polybius, Histories, 6.3). Interpretation: According to Polybius, these three varieties of government monarchy, aristocracy, and democracy were not the only three but rather the best three....   [tags: Democracy, Government, Political philosophy]

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The Political Principles of Thoreau

- The Political Principles of Thoreau Henry David Thoreau was, in many ways, ahead of his time in his political beliefs. During his brief life, he lectured occasionally and struggled to get his writings published. Gaining very little recognition during his lifetime, his death in 1862 went virtually unnoticed, and his true genius as a social philosopher and writer was not fully recognized until the twentieth century. Ironically, "Civil Disobedience," the anti-war, anti-slavery essay for which he is probably best known, has become a manual for social protest by giving support to the passive resistance of Mohandas Gandhi, Dr....   [tags: Politics Political Essays]

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Canada's Political and Governmental System

- Canada’s political and governmental systems, while much like our own here in the U.S., is rather different and, of course, has its own unique story and parties that clash for control during debates and elections. Much like our country, Canada’s two main political parties are the Liberals and Conservatives, but more have sprung up over the years, and the country has come up from a two party system to the multi party system it calls its own today. Canada’s governmental system, as you may already know, is one of democracy....   [tags: Debates, Elections, Political Parties]

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The Japanese Political System

- ... In its first election for the lower house in 1958, the LDP won 59% of the votes and this percentage remained similar for the following years. Taken together, the four main opposition parties - LDP, DPJ (Democratic Party of Japan), JRP (Japan Restoration Party), and NKP (New Komeito) could balance the votes in elections. None of the opposition parties shows any promise of replacing the LDP, and only the DPJ and NKP seem capable of a constructive association with each other or with the LDP. If the LDP were to lose it preponderance, the most likely result would be the incorporation of one or both of these parties into a partnership with the LDP....   [tags: political parties, natural disasters]

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Choosing A Political Party Is An Important Decision

- Choosing a political party is an important decision to make in today’s American society. The options for the political parties are Democrat, Republican, and Independent. Picking a political party can happen for some people at a young age. I chose my political party when I was 16 years old. I chose Independent. My parents are Democrats themselves. It makes for an interesting discussion at the dinner table when talking about politics. Some people will choose their political party for a few different reasons....   [tags: Political party, Politics, Political parties]

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Political Change in Ancient China

- Despite the vast geographical differences throughout the area that makes up China, once the various tribes and clans were unified under a consolidated ruler, China’s empires were able to grow in size and sophistication that rivaled any civilization in the west. However, while the western civilizations saw empires rise and fall due to conquering armies from different regions, creeds, and ethnic groups, China’s political change came from within. Whereas the disenfranchised social classes in the west were made up of conquered people from differing nations, the uprisings in China came from different clans that were successful in ousting the previous ruling dynasty....   [tags: Political leaders, Dynasties]

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Political Agenda Setting

- McCombs and Shaw looked into how people received their media content, the context, length, and place. This is what they called media agenda. In news magazines they would search for an article that received the editors full attention by being placed in a full column. News television segments was important if lasted over 45 seconds or was in the top three items while broadcasting. The five major issues that were overall prominent in media are: foreign policy, law and order, fiscal policy, public welfare and civil rights....   [tags: political campaign processes]

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Different Forms Of Political Regimes

- Two different forms of political regimes that were dominant in Europe from the fifteen to the eighteenth century were the absolute monarchies and the constitutional monarchies and republics. “Struggles between monarchs and estates over the domain or rightful authority; peasant rebellions against the weight of excessive taxation and social obligation; the spread of trade, commerce and market relations; changes in technology, particularly military technology; the consolidation of national monarchies (notable in England, France, and Spain); the growing influence of Renaissance culture; religious strife and the challenge to the universal claims of Catholicism; the struggle between church and sta...   [tags: Political philosophy, Government, Law]

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Political Violence in South Africa

- Repression by the South African government during the apartheid era, has hurt the ability for civil society groups to form. Instead of channeling grievances through civil society organizations that act as a “safety valve” for discontent in a more peaceful way, most South Africans who want to get their voices heard end up using violence as a tool in order to bring political gain.1 The use of violence as a component of South Africa's political culture was originated during the 1980s anti-apartheid struggle, where the ANC and other underground anti-apartheid groups would use violent and militaristic actions, language, and ideas to get their voices heard as part of social mobilization....   [tags: south africa, political violence, anc]

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A Political Party For Public Office

- Interest groups are defined as an organization that persuades elected officials to enact legislation favorable to its causes. For example, Animal rights groups such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and environmental interest groups such as GREENPEACE usually organize as PUBLIC-INTEREST GROUPS. These groups claim to work for the best interest of the public (“Interest Groups”). A political party may be defined as a group of voters organized to support certain public policies. The aim of a political party is to elect officials or candidates who will try to act upon the party 's policies....   [tags: Political party, Democracy, Democratic Party]

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The Political History Of Ontario

- When looking into the political history of Ontario, there have been a lot of changes over the past four decades in how women are represented and how Canada has striven towards a more mirror representation of its gendered population. Beginning in 1943 with Agnes McPhail and Rae Luckock as the first two women to be elected into the Ontario Legislative Assembly, there have been improvements toward the percentile of women working in the Ontario government that help to give a more well rounded legislative body for the population of Ontario....   [tags: Political party, Politics, Coalition government]

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Metaphysics, Epistemology, And Political Philosophy

- In this paper I will talk about 3 main topics and describe what each one means to me as well as compare and contrast. The 3 main points will be metaphysics, epistemology, and political philosophy. First let’s start off with metaphysics, I’ll be comparing and contrasting 2 major theories regarding to metaphysics which are materialism and idealism. First let’s start off with my theory of if the nature of reality personally I think different people have different realities, though I would disagree that a reality is a fixed thing....   [tags: Political philosophy, Immanuel Kant, Philosophy]

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Effects Of Corruption On Australian Political Institutions

- Political corruption is a major issue in political science whose definition requires careful analysis and evaluation based on available evidence from multiple points of view. The two academic articles chosen for this paper include Balachandrudu’s (2006) paper on the nature of political corruption and McAllister’s (2014) paper on the effects of corruption on Australian political institutions. Balachandrudu (2006) provides a detailed analysis of the constituents of corruption, its various definitions, and the implications in the democratic Indian society as a case study....   [tags: Political corruption, Politics, Definition]

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Advocacy Within A Multiparty Political System

- Advocacy within a Multiparty Political System It is important for advocates, whether working alone or within an advocacy organization, to assess and understand the political environment in which advocacy for their cause will take place. In doing so advocates can effectively map out a plan of action to gain the most support for their cause. Dye and MacManus (2012), in Chapter 5 of Politics in States and Communities, discuss the political party system within local and state governments the United States....   [tags: Political party, Politics, Elections]

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Materialism And Individualism On The Nature Of Political Life

- Tocqueville argues like the others, that property specifically extreme materialism and individualism have major influence on the nature of political life. Tocqueville bases his argument on two key assumptions, the first that Americans have a philosophy from action as opposed to passivity and thought(Tocqueville, 2). Secondly, that Americans do not have a revolutionary spirit that charges them to the “shake existing belief” of society like Europeans(3). Instead, Americans stick with the status quo as they focus their time on the pursuit of property....   [tags: Political philosophy, Politics, Religion]

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My Attitudes Toward A Political Issue

- Most Americans get their political beliefs from their family, the media and from the school. Families are mostly known to structure the young American’s point of view towards a political issue. This is true considering some of my attitudes towards a political topic comes from my parents’. For example, when my parents are watching the news they say some comments saying what they would do, and I would agree with them or think the contrary. This is when the school comes along. When I agree with my parents, I stick to the opinion and see it as a fact, but then school informs you saying what is truth and what is false, what is right to do and what is useless....   [tags: Political philosophy, Politics, Democracy]

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Orwell's Perception of the Political Power of Language

- Orwell's Perception of the Political Power of Language As an author, George Orwell is concerned with the modern use and misuse of the English language. He notes the recognized ability of language to distort truth and deceive masses in his essay "Politics and the English Language", and attempts to alert the public of this power in his novel Nineteen-Eighty-Four . Depicting dystopia of a totalitarian system at a complete extreme, Orwelll's novel is essentially about psychological control of the public....   [tags: Politics Political Essays]

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The Role of the Media in Influencing Political Attitudes in a Democracy

- The Role of the Media in Influencing Political Attitudes in a Democracy Introduction The public gets political information on their preferred candidates or parties from different people and through the media. In today’s world, social media has also been one of main platforms that shape the public opinion. However, engaging in discussion with other members has proven more informative and persuasive than other methods including social media. Mass media is critical in forming the opinions of the members, and they use the discussions and insights they gather from the media to generate their own ideas and viewpoints (Zaller, 55)....   [tags: Political Communication]

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Ideologies And Political Parties Of The Giants

- Ideologies and Political Parties There are times in life where we are often left in a this-or-that frenzy— do I want to be a doctor or a lawyer. Do I Watch How to Get Away With Murder or actually do my homework?( You can tell by my grades that I generally chose the former) Do I root for the Giants because I was born in New York or do I cheer along with the roundy Eagles fans because that is where I live now. For most, the game of indecisiveness is played— That just comes with the territory of being alive — but typically that game has its winner....   [tags: Political spectrum, Left-wing politics, Religion]

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Framing Apologies in a Political and Diplomatic Context

- Introduction This essay is an analysis of the 2005 paper, by Janna Thompson, “Apology, justice and respect: a critical defence of political apology.” A paper presented at the Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics 12th Annual Conference, Adelaide, September 28–30. This paper can be found at http://www.unisa.edu.au/hawkeinstitute/gig/aapae05/documents/thompson.pdf. Summary This paper critically evaluates the importance of negotiations and expansive discourse in framing apologies, especially in a political and diplomatic context....   [tags: critical defence of political apology]

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Aristotle And Aristotle 's Political Theories

- While Aristotle is widely known for his political theories, not as many people are familiar with Alfarabi. Alfarabi, however, modeled many of his teachings in the Political Regime on Plato and Aristotle. This is indicated when Alfarabi traveled to Damascus to gain knowledge in philosophy. It is thought, nevertheless, that he never read Aristotle 's Politics, but Alfarabi is recognized as the "second teacher" after Aristotle. Aristotle and Alfarabi, thus, share several similarities in their instruction....   [tags: Political philosophy, Government, Aristotle]

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Weaknesses And Weaknesses Of The International Political Administration

- What are the aspects, strengths and weaknesses of one theoretical approach to global governance. Global governance deals with world politics or foreign administration therefore compelling the performance of actors (state and non-state) in the international political system’s administration. It is an important field in the study of international relations and been defined differently but ultimately geared towards the sense of international political administration. The World Health Organisation defines Global Governance can be defined as the different ways organisations, institutions, businesses, and governments manage their affairs, further explaining that it refers to the way in which globa...   [tags: International relations, Political philosophy]

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Peace Is Necessary For Political Leaders And Government

- As previously mentioned, peace is needed to ensure that Democracy runs effectively. Without it, there is no political obligation for citizens to follow the laws put in place by their government; people generally do not feel obliged to follow rules of a broken system. That is why it is so essential for political leaders and government staffers to work together to ensure that everything is functioning the way it’s supposed to, at least on the surface. But when discord arise in the political arena, excluding disagreements on state law(s) and foreign policy, the fabric of our government begin to unravel....   [tags: Political philosophy, Law]

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My Views On Political Spectrum Surveys

- While taking these political spectrum surveys, I learned interesting things about where my own views fit on the political spectrum and how they compared to the general American public as well as different groups within the country. For the most part, the results correlated with what I expected, but there were a couple things that surprised me. For the most part, the results correlated with each other. Two of the surveys both categorized me as a liberal. The ISideWith survey results were that my views side the most with the Democratic party....   [tags: Political philosophy, Liberalism, Ideology]

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Liberal, Conservative, and Libertarian Political Philosophies

- Living in the United States some people may forget how closely our political perspectives are to each other relative to those of foreign countries. While there are many political views and stances that an individual might take on any given topic, generally people in the United States fall into one of three categories: liberals, conservatives, and libertarians. Keep in mind that most people will not support all of the ideals of their advocated faction, but they must support the vast majority of them....   [tags: American Political Philosophies]

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The Ideal Political Leader Vs. Plato

- In this paper, I will argue that the ideal political leaders would like to lead the city from their innate drive. Give a brief definition of all relevant terms According to Plato, “Philosopher” is a person who has the knowledge applicable to any aspects of the city and sufficient enough to lead the city and become a ruler through many years of training. (Plato, VI.484c) “The ideal political leader” is a guardian who keeps the law and the ways of life of the city just. (Plato, VI.484c) “Virtue” includes wisdom, courage, moderation, and the justice....   [tags: Plato, Philosophy, Justice, Political philosophy]

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Mass Media and Democratization in Indonesian Political System

- This paper is going to talk about mass media and democratization in Indonesian political system. What kind of democratization it is. What are the influences of mass media in our society. In this paper, we are going to discuss it further. Since this issue is a reality which happened in our country. Moreover, it also has an impact towards the result of general election. This result will lead Indonesia to a better way or the opposite of it, which is the worst. Mass media, now, became one of the tools that are used by most of the political actors....   [tags: indonesia, democratization, political system]

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What New Political Concepts Developed During The Enlightenment?

- In order to answer the question, “What new political concepts developed during the Enlightenment?” the analysis of two primary sources will be necessary. The first source, The Spirit of Laws by Baron de Montesquieu, is a contemporary, originally published anonymously in 1748, that explores the role of law in shaping political entities and provides answers to problems dealing with despotism; the exercise of absolute power, especially in a cruel and oppressive way. Montesquieu (1689-1755) was a French historian, philosopher, and satirist who is most known for his theory of separation of powers who also believed that in every government there are three sorts of power and political orders were...   [tags: Political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes]

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Testing the Effect of Race and Political Relations on Abortion Views

- Testing the Effect of Race and Political Relations on Abortion Views I. INTRODUCTION Throughout the years there have been many debates and research within the United States as to whether or not abortion should be legalized and the impact it will have on women in the nation. Many debates have surrounded this topic, yet majority of them revolved around the moral and legal aspects: Is abortion murder. Are women who abort evil. Should abortion be left up to the woman since it is her body. Should abortion not be left up to the woman since it is not her body that she will “killing”....   [tags: Statistical Analysis, Political Science]

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Care About The Political Issues Surrounding By Berenson 's Article, He Claims It

- Care about the political issues surrounding In Berenson’s article, he claims it is important that everyone should speak out his voice about political issues. The first reason is that everyone has the freedom of speech to discuss political issues. Second, people with vary levels of governmental knowledges can provide multiple perspectives to solve one political issue. Apart to above, there are also some benefits if everyone joins in the discussion about political issues, what are that encouraging publics to put forward more colorful ideas, giving a sense of being valued to people, as well as providing new ways for politicians to consider issues....   [tags: Politics, Political philosophy, Political party]

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Hobbes and Goldman: The Good Life and Political Legitimacy

- The nature of a good life and its relation to political legitimacy is a subject which both Thomas Hobbes and Emma Goldman examine in their writings. Hobbes claims that only basic survival is necessary to live a good life because ultimately life is more valuable than comfort. Goldman on the other hand claims that freedom is far more important than simply living and a good life can only be lived by someone who is free to do as they please. In order for a political theorist to understand how legitimate governments and communities aught treat their citizens these theories are essential....   [tags: Political Philosophy Sociology]

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