10 - 1/7/10 POSC5 Political Ideology Looking for the six...

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1/7/10 POSC5 Political Ideology Looking for the six signs of liberalism Absolutism: total or absolute power of a small group of people Fascism: everyone is on board with same idea Socialism: community decisions about what is going to be done Communism: Liberalism: Conservatisim: Militarism: life, politics should be organized by military Constitutionalism: Environmentalism: politiics should be around mother earth Denialism: Legalism: Nationalism: nation, group should have priority Personalism: Important political concepts: important when we study our texts (Concepts change) Obligation (who should I obey? Die for my country, pay taxes?) Authority (who should rule?) Liberty/freedom (what?) Justice (what is justice? Who is right?) Public vs. private (contingent: changed over time) Citizenship (who is and isn’t a citizen? What rights and duties you have?) Church vs. state Theory of humanity (pessimistic, optimistic) Using religion for politics? Soviets have rights and duties
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