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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Taiwan is a free country, and every citizen is allowed to have their own political orientation, but high-ranking military officers who participate in activities that 'mar national interests and integrity, or even do harm to Taiwanese people,' should receive the harshest punishment, said Tsai via a Facebook post on Friday.
This new electoral alliance will offer a new political orientation to restore hope and confidence to all Tunisians.
Despite a thorny path to the European family, it is important to consider becoming a part of the EU an important cornerstone that has defined Slovakia's political orientation, political analyst Darina Malova of Comenius University in Bratislava told the SITA newswire.
He said despite an increase in the number of women parliamentarians many of them did not have any prior political orientation and experience.
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RAWALPINDI -- Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said on Tuesday brought attention to difference between political orientation of former premier Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif and his younger brother Mian Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif.
Family members, mostly parents, play a major role in shaping the political orientation of youth through their daily practices, from political discussions to watching television talk shows, but it is not a rule nowadays that young people have the same political opinions as their parents.
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Sharing details of the conference, Lubna Azad, president NHRJ, said that at least 25 persons would be awarded shields in recognition of their services to uphold human rights and serve the people irrespective of their cast, creed or political orientation.
In June this year, following a meeting with the US ambassador, Neophytou had repeated the position of his party, which was that "with Cyprus' entry into the EU, the country also predetermined its political orientation, a political orientation, which based on the positions of Europe and United States is Western."
"He should answer them and prove that he has not changed his political orientation. This is a big question whether he succeeds or not.