Constituent Elements of a Political Philosophy-1

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Constituent Elements of a Political Philosophy 1. Source of Values—all political philosophies are generated from an individual's or group's values, which dictates how one generally perceives life in the broadest sense of the word. This is what can be called a worldview. 2. Theories—all political philosophies attempt to explain or explore human development with a specific emphasis on its political dimensions and implications. Conceptions of human nature. Conceptions of the “state”. Conceptions of historical development. Conceptions of conflict and conflict resolution. Conceptions of economic development. (political economy) Conceptions of history and historical development. 3. Methods of Social Change—all political philosophies attempt to describe the methods,
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Unformatted text preview: strategies and institutions necessary to facilitate social change and development. 4. Awareness of External Challengesall political philosophies attempt to understand those external forces that are in opposition to its vision of development. Ideology- one worldview articulated in opposition to another worldview. Ideology is like the immune system of a culture . 5. An Awareness of Internal Challengesall political philosophies should attempt to identify those internal challenges that shape and/or prevents the actualization of its vision of development. 6. Vision of the Futureall political philosophies should articulate a vision of the "good" society. This is an attempt to describe how society should function i.e. the highest values of political life....
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2011 for the course POT 4064 taught by Professor Densu during the Fall '09 term at Florida A&M.

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