Political Soc 3 - Power and Ideology

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Unformatted text preview: USA Today/Gallup Poll, 2010 Do you consider your self to be conser vative, moder ate, or liber al? Gallup Poll 2010 43 42 % Conser vative 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 39 39 39 39 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 37 37 37 3 7 3 7 36 36 % M oder ate 36 35 22 22 21 21 21 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 19 19 Pg. 52 is 1992-2008 An ideology consists of ideas about how power in society should be or ganized. As we consider classical liber alism, moder n liber alism, moder n conser vatism, fascism, som, and communism, ask your self these questions: 1. What assumptions lie behind each ideology? 2. Which assumptions might be open to some kind of evaluation based on obser vation and exper ience? Classical Liber alism M ain I deas: The fundamental theme is fr eedom of the individual. Society is or ganized by 2 basic institutions: the mar ketplace and r epr esentative gover nment. Or igins of Classical Liber alism: Fr om natur al law comes the notion that the individual is at the center of Gods or der . H uman r eason can uncover the meaning of Gods plan and can allow for the constr uction of a political or der . Divine plans no longer have to be inter pr eted by pr iests and kings. Or igins of Classical Liber alism (continued): The concept of inter est went thr ough a ser ies of modifications, fir st fr om national inter est to the notion of gr oup inter est, then to individual inter est, and finally to economic self-inter est. These tr ansfor mations wer e lar gely the wor k of 17 th The M ar ketplace: An economic system based on the pr ivate pr oduction and distr ibution of goods and ser vices. I ndividuals have r ights in this type of economic system to pur sue self-inter est without gover nment inter fer ence. The r ise and fall of pr ices in r esponse to supply and demand sets the fr amewor k for consumption. The M ar ketplace (continued): Jobs would all be per for med by those most skilled in each specialization....
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