Category Archives: Democracy

Democracy at bay

Alan R Steuer

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Instead of eradicating the threat, radical Islamists were able to portray themselves as being unjustly persecuted. Si vous souhaitez que votre institution souscrive à l'un des programmes freemium d'OpenEdition et bénéficie de ses services, écrivez à: access@openedition.org. What does he want them to do, lose money on their operations? Thalheimer was a leading theoretician of the German Communist Party (KPD), who was expelled in 1928 for opposing the Third Period line and helped form the Communist Party–Opposition (KPO).

The European Dream

Jeremy Rifkin

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But amidst the cacophony there’s a special need for serious, considered, and compelling argument, presented in the hope of persuading, not just punishing. They ended the power of the church and monarchy and put the newly forming bourgeois class in power. This goes along with discussions about whether it was really necessary to keep Buddhist Precepts. The final aspect of the modernisation process concerns the area of culture.

SARAH PALIN RENDEZVOUS WITH LIBERTY

Mark Nusbaum

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Worst of all were seen to be the parasitic Untermensch (Subhumans), mainly Jews, but also Gypsies, homosexuals, disabled and so called anti-socials, all of whom were considered lebensunwertes Leben (Lifeunworthy Life) due to their perceived deficiency and inferiority. At national level the result can only be disastrous. Though scholarly debate persists over the relative importance of liberalism and republicanism during the American Revolution and Founding (see Recent Work section), the view that republican ideas were a formative influence on American Enlightenment thinking has gained widespread acceptance.

Democracy in America (The Henry Reeve text as revised by

Alexis de Tocqueville

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Several writers have noted “the end of ideology” in relatively advanced societies, whose social institutions permit a constant process of orderly self-revision. One of the major differences has to do with anarchism, or “direct democracy,” which plays a major role in the thinking, structure and practice of many Occupy activists. Never before has any religion imposed such a cruel sacrifice. The questions that guided this study were developed deductively from a survey of the literature mentioned in the Introduction.

Communication and Democratic Reform in South Africa

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Jefferson developed a democratic form of agrarianism that sought to blend a belief in rule by anatural aristocracy with a commitment to limited government and laissez-faire. In the US, this is just one of many other issues that affect the nation’s democracy, which this site’s section on the media in the US looks at further. Keynes and, more broadly, to arange of economic policies that have been influenced by these theories.

The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship

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In A Letter Concerning Toleration ([1689] 1963), Locke argued thatsince the proper function of government is to protect life, liberty and property, it has no right tomeddle in ‘the care of mens souls’. Even his attitude towards the American Founding Fathers had changed. Carter, A. (1971) The Political Theory of Anarchism. Each concept has one specific conceptual characteristic, a), b) or c). It is associated with an emphasis on principle and reason-governed behaviour, as opposed to a reliance on custom or tradition, or on non-rational drives and impulses.

Democracy in Suburbia.

J. Eric Oliver

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It also encompassed the Korean and Vietnam Wars and other armed conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, that, essentially, were not wars for people but instead for territories and ideologies. "Nevertheless, like its predecessors, the Cold War has been a worldwide power contest in which one expanding power has threatened to make itself predominant, and in which other powers have banded together in a defensive coalition to frustrate it---as was the case before 1815, as was the case in 1914-1918 as was the case from 1939-1945" (Halle 9).

The Concept of Constituency: Political Representation,

Andrew Rehfeld

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The Fascist State is not indifferent to religious phenomena in general nor does it maintain an attitude of indifference to Roman Catholicism, the special, positive religion of Italians. This paradox is called the resource curse- the political counterpart of the infamous Dutch disease (Lam et al., 2002)*. If free and fair multi-party elections are held in an open society, but anyone who disagrees with the result can set up a separate state, no democrat would accept that as a democracy.

United States Government: Democracy in Action, Chapter and

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It is ‘natural’ in that it reflects a desirefor wealth, a ‘love of lucre’, that is part of human nature. Conservatives in general are more punitive toward criminals, tend to hold more orthodox religious views, and are often ethnocentric and hostile toward homosexuals and other minority groups. One aspect of American individualism is a playing down of problems of the nation as a whole, in the sense of playing down the need for coordinated cooperation of the whole nation toward attaining collective goals; there has even been a strong tradition of distrust of government, especially of the central government.

From Power Sharing to Democracy: Post-Conflict Institutions

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In an address on a "new phase" in America's war on terror, President Barack Obama said committing acts of violence in the name of Allah represents a perversion of Islam. It is here that European populism is flourishing and will continue to do so. Paste this URL into an email or IM: Click here to send this debate via your default email application. While almost anyone would look good compared to Stalin, drawing so sharp a line between Lenin and his successor is questionable.