Category «Democracy»

Multiculturalism in Latin America: Indigenous Rights,

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Political power is always oppressive, regardless of whether it is acquired throughthe ballot box or at the point of a gun. No judgment about functional consequences can be made without analysis of the system in which they occur and of its situation. Gradually, however, the term "ideology" has dropped some of its pejorative sting, and has become a neutral term in the analysis of differing political opinions. Philosophers, that is, must cooperate with social scientists if they are to understand normative claims within the current historical context, the context of a complex, modern society that is characterized by social and systemic modes of integration.

Locke, Hume, and the Treacherous Logos of Atomism: The

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These developments are discussed with the recent history of Sri Lanka. A female Christian convert who worked with Saeed Abedini planting house churches years ago in Iran is on a hunger strike and near death in the harsh Evin prison in Tehran, Iran, the freed pastor told Baptist Press. These cruel, wanton, indiscriminate bombings of London are, of course, a part of Hitler’s invasion plans. Democracy in its Western form, that is, constitutional and representative government, is becoming popular again after a long period of relative unpopularity, and many people in nondemocratic countries are beginning to see in the Western form of democracy the best if not the only solution to their problems.

Political Parties

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In practice, the anarchist critique of authority usually focuses upon political authority, especiallywhen it is backed up by the machinery of the modern state. Silence is the beginning of compromise; and compromise, apart from being the surest way to disaster, is a betrayal of our principles. It is not easy to create and maintain free institutions in a region of age-old authoritarian traditions, in a political culture where religion and ethics have been more concerned with duties than with rights, in which obedience to legitimate authority is a religious obligation as well as a political necessity, and disobedience a sin as well as a crime.

How We Are Our Enemy--And How to Stop: Our Unfinished Task

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In On Liberty ([1859]1972, p. 73) John Stuart Mill (see p. 31) argued that ‘the only purpose for which power can berightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to preventharm to others’. First, the open primary allows nonpartisan or independent voters to participate in the nominating process. Even if the Christ Himself suddenly emerged and declared that the only future for humanity is libertarian communism or anarcho-syndicalism, it is impossible that it could work in the best interests of everyone.

The African Search for Stable Forms of Statehood: Essays in

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They point to the genocides of the twentieth century as the predictable consequences of attempting to force people to conform to an ideological plan. The Bay’ah has never been able to play this role, for the Shi’a recognize only one method of designating the Imam. And I mean by this that Fascism today, self-critical as well as critical of other movements, has an unequivocal point of view of its own, a criterion, and hence an aim, in face of all the material and intellectual problems which oppress the people of the world.. .. 3.

Politics and Society in Western Europe

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Some parties follow a certain ideology very closely, while others may take broad inspiration from a group of related ideologies without specifically embracing any one of them. For thousands of years, these books have survived by threatening those who criticize them. In modern democracies there is a threshold for political influence: an organisation representing less than 1 in 10 000 of ordinary citizens is unlikely to have any political weight. To be effective in increasing the political power of citizens, this system of direct de-mocracy would require modifying the existing structure of government.

The Political Theory of a Compound Republic: Designing the

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In the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, Chilean politics changed in a qualitative sense. However, class relations have to be mediated by the state, which is responsible forensuring that the nationalCorporatismCorporatism, in its broadest sense, is a means of incorporating organized interests into theprocesses of government. The values that feed this debate are not easily characterized, as they come from a variety of sources. There is a field reserved more to meditation upon the supreme ends of life than to a research of these ends.

An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy

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Alexander Pope's famous couplet in An Essay on Man (1733) (“Know then thyself, presume not God to scan/ The proper study of mankind is man”) expresses well the intense interest humanity gains in itself within the context of the Enlightenment, as a partial substitute for its traditional interest in God and the transcendent domain. And in fact men have proven themselves able to endure the most extreme material hardships in the name of ideas that exist in the realm of the spirit alone, be it the divinity of cows or the nature of the Holy Trinity.[ 10 ] But while man's very perception of the material world is shaped by his historical consciousness of it, the material world can clearly affect in return the viability of a particular state of consciousness.

Civil Liberties and American Democracy

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A bill that would provide emergency funding to combat the Zika virus is stalled in the U. Hobsbawm argued that a belief in historical continuity and cultural purity isinvariably a myth, and, what is more, a myth created by nationalism itself. Noah Webster articulated this indisputable fact in a letter to James Madison on October 29, 1829: [T]he Christian religion, in its purity, is the basis, or rather the source of all genuine freedom in government.... and I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of that religion have not a controlling influence (as quoted in Snyder, 1990, p. 253, emp. added).

It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American

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This explains why all the political experiments of our day are anti-liberal, and it is supremely ridiculous to endeavor on this account to put them outside the pale of history, as though history were a preserve set aside for liberalism and its adepts; as though liberalism were the last word in civilization beyond which no one can go. The revolutionary government — the people's representatives — was a group of incompetent leaders from the right wing of the Social Democrats.