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Noun1.political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
orientation - an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs
totalism, totalitarianism, absolutism - the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government
anarchism - a political theory favoring the abolition of governments
autocracy - a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual
centrism, moderatism - a political philosophy of avoiding the extremes of left and right by taking a moderate position or course of action
collectivism - a political theory that the people should own the means of production
communism - a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society
conservatism, conservativism - a political or theological orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes
segregationism - a political orientation favoring political or racial segregation
constitutionalism - advocacy of a system of government according to constitutional principles
democracy - the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
social democracy - the belief in a gradual transition from capitalism to socialism by democratic means
domino theory - the political theory that if one nation comes under communist control then neighboring nations will also come under communist control
elitism - the attitude that society should be governed by an elite group of individuals
extremism - any political theory favoring immoderate uncompromising policies
fascism - a political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government (as opposed to democracy or liberalism)
federalism - the idea of a federal organization of more or less self-governing units
imperialism - a political orientation that advocates imperial interests
leftism - the ideology of the political left; belief in or support of the tenets of the political left
liberalism - a political orientation that favors social progress by reform and by changing laws rather than by revolution
meritocracy - the belief that rulers should be chosen for their superior abilities and not because of their wealth or birth
libertarianism - an ideological belief in freedom of thought and speech
monarchism - a belief in and advocacy of monarchy as a political system
Negritude - an ideological position that holds Black culture to be independent and valid on its own terms; an affirmation of the African cultural heritage
Orleanism - the political philosophy of the Orleanists
progressivism - the political orientation of those who favor progress toward better conditions in government and society
radicalism - the political orientation of those who favor revolutionary change in government and society
reactionism - the political orientation of reactionaries
republicanism - the political orientation of those who hold that a republic is the best form of government
rightism - the ideology of the political right; belief in or support of the tenets of the political right
socialism - a political theory advocating state ownership of industry
theocracy - the belief in government by divine guidance
Utopianism - the political orientation of a Utopian who believes in impossibly idealistic schemes of social perfection
dovishness - any political orientation favoring compromise to avoid conflict
hawkishness - any political orientation favoring aggressive policies
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The Muirhead Library of Philosophy was designed as a contribution to the History of Modern Philosophy under the heads: first of Different Schools of Thought--Sensationalist, Realist, Idealist, Intuitivist; secondly of different Subjects--Psychology, Ethics, Aesthetics, Political Philosophy, Theology.
In Fides et Ratio, John Paul II directly but briefly touches on contemporary political philosophy by noticing the changes in the meaning of "democracy," changes that tend to relativize the special dignity of the human person.
Does he ever find it difficult to reconcile his political philosophy with his environmental advocacy.
The Second Treatise, a source of the political philosophy Jefferson placed in the Declaration of Independence, in effect denied the fallen person concept of human nature.
The spit shine obscures an intellectual streak, marked by a taste for chess, Shakespeare, and Western political philosophy, particularly John Locke.
in their classic song "The Dangling Conversation," the American Political Science Association and other authorities were pronouncing that, whatever might be true of the theater, political philosophy really was dead.
Parsons says Giuliani's problem is not his political philosophy, but rather his poor "communication" with the black community.
A useful book for any student of political philosophy, political theory and intellectual history.
One of the Five Classics that the Han times (202 BCE-220 CE) defined as the core of ancient Chinese learning, it is the fountainhead of Chinese political philosophy.
Political philosophy, educational administration and educative leadership.
I read him as a poet of the first rank, who would (as would, for example, Homer) have addressed the same questions of high political life--including divine justice--that one finds addressed in works of Socratic political philosophy but who was not, as far as we know, intent (as were the Socratics) on using the examination of those questions as a means of leading their readers to a life of philosophy or to an admiration of philosophy.
On the History of Political Philosophy comes as a welcome exception to this dilemma.