political orientation


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Noun1.political orientation - 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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A quick look at the majority of candidates competing over individual seats demonstrates that they not only lack political orientation and agenda, but they are also very proud with the fact they are apolitical.
The document also obligates a lawmaker to respect the ideology and political orientation of others, put the legislature on notice well ahead of any private visit he/she might make to any country and maintain the House's reputation during such private or official trips.
What he doesn't do is name his own political orientation, I have a sneaky feeling he may be Welsh Nat.
In showing that several national parties in a given country share central cultural values, yet are heterogeneous in political orientation, this theory is insufficient for explaining such variance in national movements.
I have a clear political orientation, but it is from my reading and life experiences.
However, he warned that if one wanted to be realistic about timeframes, they could not ignore some fundamental facts, the most serious of which was the political orientation of Turkey today, which he described as "really very, very worrisome for all of us.
Regarding the political orientation, Kasami assesses that they are conservative and belong to the notion well-renowned as "end of ideology".
Regardless of political orientation or message, no paid advocate who engages in direct communications with Texas legislators is above the disclosure laws of the state of Texas.
For each country, confidence in unions is therefore examined in light of the level of trust and the political orientation and sociodemographic characteristics of the respondents.
The book moves from a characterization of Alaskan residents' political orientation before the war, through descriptions of their economic, military, and morale contributions, to the social yield of the war.
We believe that the Russian government's support for Ukraine is tied to the current leadership and its political orientation away from the EU and toward Russia," the S&P report said.