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25 Cards in this Set

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ethnic identity
Specific attributes and societal institutions that make one group of people culturally different from others.
national identity
A sense of belonging to a nation and a belief in its political aspirations.
A group of people bound together by a common set of political aspirations, the most important of which is self-government.
Pride in one's people and the belief that they have a unique political destiny.
A state encompassing one dominant nation that it claims to embody and represent.
An individual's relationship to the state, wherein citizens swear allegiance to that state and the state in return is obligated to provide rights to those citizens.
Pride in one's state.
ethnic conflict
A conflict in which different ethnic groups struggle to achieve certain political or economic goals at each other's expense.
national conflict
A conflict in which one or more groups within a country develop clear aspirations for political independence, clashing with others as a result.
political attitude
Description of one's views regarding the speed and methods with which political changes should take place in a given society.
Those with a political attitude that favors dramatic, often revolutionary change.
A political attitude that favors evolutionary transformation.
Those with a political attitude that is skeptical of change and supports the current order.
Someone who seeks to restore the institutions of a real or imagined earlier order.
moderate (pragmatic)
Someone who seeks to address the issue first and then look at the best ideology or set of ideas to address it.
political ideology
The basic values held by an individual about the fundamental goals of politics or the ideal balance of freedom and equality.
An ideology and political system that favors a limited state role in society and the economy, and places a high priority on individual political and economic freedom.
(1) A political-economic system in which all wealth and property are shared so as to eliminate exploitation, oppression, and, ultimately, the need for political institutions such as the state. (2) A political ideology that advocates such a system.
social democracy
(1) A political-economic system in which freedom and equality are balanced through the state's management of the economy and the provision of social expenditures. (2) A political ideology that advocates such a system.
A political ideology that asserts the superiority and inferiority of different groups of people and stresses a low degree of both freedom and equality in order to achieve a powerful state.
A political ideology that stresses the elimination of the state and private property as a way to achieve both freedom and equality for all.
A view of religion as absolute and inerrant that should be legally enforced by making faith the sovereign authority.
A political system that promotes participation, competition, and liberty and emphasizes individual freedom and civil rights.
Fusion of religion and politics; rulers, laws, and policies are dictated by the religious authorities.
political culture
The basic norms for political activity in a society.