By John Hoffman
This ebook covers alphabetically either the foremost options in political concept and the major writers within the box. whereas making sure accuracy and objectivity, the entries signify interpretations which are either difficult and engaging. the basis underlying the publication is that politics can't be studied with out idea, during which case the extra concrete and appropriate the idea, the higher. featuring idea in an summary style makes it daunting for college students who can locate it tricky to determine the hyperlinks among idea and perform. The definitions during this word list accordingly relate political rules to political realities (i.e. daily controversies) in an try to cause them to as full of life, stimulating and obtainable as attainable. phrases are chosen dependent upon the innovations so much on a regular basis utilized in instructing.
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Everyone has an identity but this identity is unique and thus different from every other. Every woman, like every man, is different from others, in terms of her age, wealth, language, religion, and so on. But the notion of difference becomes divisive unless it is linked to sameness. One without the other either leads to a suffocating and oppressive uniformity or to a chasmic divide that creates enmity. Difference is natural and an attribute to celebrate rather than arouse alarm. This is why it is crucial to be able to distinguish between real differences and imaginary ones.
He astonished his Whig supporters by fiercely criticising the French Revolution in his best known book, Reflections on the Revolution in France that was published in 1790. This became a classic of conservatism with its defence of tradition, gradualism, and prejudice, and he contrasted the English constitution of 1688 and M537 - HOFFMAN TXT M_UP 22 13/12/06 1:22 PM Page 22 Gary Gary's G4:Users:Gary: POLITICAL THEORY A–Z the French upheaval of 1789 that he considered dangerous and abstract. Burke came to be regarded as the founder of conservatism because of his dislike of abstract ideas and his defence of ‘prejudice’ – that is to say, ideas that are rooted in custom, tradition and ‘instinct’.
See also: equality, Rawls Further reading: Crosland 1982 M537 - HOFFMAN TXT M_UP 13/12/06 1:22 PM Page 37 Gary Gary's G4:Users:Gary: POLITICAL THEORY A–Z 37 D Dahl, Robert (1915– ) Born in Iowa, and has taught most of his life at Yale University. Although Dahl is best known for his numerous works on democratic theory, he published Congress and Foreign Policy in 1950, Domestic Control of Atomic Energy in 1951 and Politics, Economics and Welfare in 1952. His concern with democracy and his argument that democracy involves the conciliation of numerous minorities was aired in Preface to Democratic Theory in 1956.
A Glossary of Political Theory by John Hoffman