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    Political Ideology of Liberalism For centuries, different political ideologies have dominated the world in various regions with their own set of beliefs and values. Successes and failures were the deterring factors for an ideology to thrive or perish. Although numerous amount of political ideologies are being practiced in our contemporary society, however, there are only five fundamental roots of ideologies that laid the foundations: Liberalism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, and Anarchism.…

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    ideas that form the basis of political and economic theory. It characterizes the common beliefs of a group, social class, or individual into a consistent political philosophy. Ideology impacts many aspects of government from the individuals who create policy to the type of government a country maintains. Its influence upon these aspects can be quite subtle or blatantly obvious. The manner ideology forms in a region is key to predicting its effects on a country. Political scientists examine…

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    resources. Residents who traveled by bus had to wait 2 hours or more. There was no trust between the citizens and police officers. The second function is socialization involves a society, or one of its unit transmitting knowledge values, and behaviors patterns to other members of the group (Kirst-Ashman, 2014). Education is an example of socialization. The…

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    Every time you turn on the TV channel, look at your Facebook, or receive any alerts on your devices, the majority of the time it 's pertaining to some Political issue. As the Political campaign gets closer we are observing more issues pertaining to this campaign. The significance points noted in this chapter discusses media and democracy, the types of media’s available today, and media and communication laws. The media have a significant involvement in our modern democratic system. It is…

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    In a democracy, political parties and interest groups play important roles in government. Political parties and Interest groups have similarities and differences. Their aims, interests, strategies and goals are what set them apart. Interest groups once called Pressure groups, are a group of people that are held together through a common single interest. They come together in order to promote their interest and influence the government. Their interests usually revolve around education, safety,…

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    Aristotle and Hobbes’ Ideas about the Origin and Purpose of Political Life From the very ancient times political life was formed by groups of people who were having different thoughts and ideas about how to rule or how to control others and their properties. As long as that happened, the differences had led to misunderstanding and chaos among the tribes and as now called politics. Each political community formed, a different problem came to life. All this was a way to undercover the best ways of…

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    In the 17th century, Thomas Hobbes and John Locke were philosophers who developed beliefs about the nature of man, which influenced their political philosophies and ideas about the social contract between the people and their government. Thomas Hobbes believed that all humans were naturally wicked and selfish. He stated that without a government there would be war with every man against each other and life would be solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. Meanwhile, John Locke believed that…

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    Foucault Political Theory

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    Michel Foucault claimed, ‘Political theory has never ceased to be obsessed with the person of the sovereign’ (Foucault and Gordon, 1980). In saying this, he critiques Western political thought for the focus scholars have collectively held on sovereign power, or the ‘macro-level’ consisting of governmental figures and institutions in formal power over a nation-state. In The Politics of Truth he elaborates: It seems to me that there has been in the modern Western world … a certain way of thinking…

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    He says that it is in the very nature of the political majority to oppress the minority in a phenomenon called “tyranny of the majority” (4). For Mill, this tyranny manifests in two forms, de jure and de facto. In de jure tyranny, the political majority utilizes government power through laws and civil penalties to exercise authority over the minority. Examples of de jure tyranny are prevalent…

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    Have Americans lived up to the ideals in the Declaration of Independence? This question has roamed around the minds of people who are living in America today. It challenges us as a nation to rethink our past actions. To think and analyze what America has done and gone through over the years in history. Based on a lot of evidence and primary source documents, we can say that Americans today have definitely lived up to the ideals. First, our rights have greatly expanded since the publish of the…

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