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Questions tagged [ideology]

An ideology is a set of opinions or beliefs belonging to a group, political party or individual. Ideology may also refer to the political beliefs or ideas that characterize a particular culture. Capitalism, communism, socialism, feminism and Marxism are considered ideologies. But not all -ism words are.

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Is Bernie Sanders an actual socialist? [duplicate]

Bernie Sanders calls himself a socialist and is called one by most media outlets, but are they correct?
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What (if any) secular UK groups are ideologically opposed to jury service?

The HMCTS guidance on jury service states that excusal should be given to: members of generic or secular organisations, whose ideology, or beliefs are incompatible with jury service I am aware ...
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How did there come to be a range of definitions of socialism?

Introduction Socialism seems to have many definitions, and we sometimes come across arguments and discussions based on different definitions on this site as well. For example, user4012 stated on meta:...
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European news sources similar to The Guardian? [closed]

I've struggled to find press I can somewhat rely on. In the UK, I found if you accept any news source, you are most likely first to bump into a right-wing paper, most of which I find contemptible. ...
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Where would Geoism be placed on a political compass?

Geoism/Georgism is an economic philosophy holding that, while people should own the value they produce themselves, economic value derived from land and other natural resources should belong equally to ...
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What makes fascism a right-wing movement? [duplicate]

Fascism is often considered an ultra-right-wing-movement, but what makes it one?After all, isn't totalitarianism a left-wing idea? And fascist think that economical policies should be government-led - ...
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What happens if the border wall resolution veto is not overridden by Congress?

After the veto, if Congress does not overturn, what are the options to prevent the national emergency declaration from moving forward?
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Democratic Socialism vs Social Democracy

When Senator Bernie Sanders announced his campaign for the presidency, the term “Democratic Socialism” has been heavily thrown around in political discourse. However, people who believe in Sanders’s “...
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Is immigrating to capitalist west countries inconsistent with leftist ideas? [closed]

There are lots of countries that are going through economic hardship or tyrants are ruling them and this kinds of devastating problems. I have seen lots of people who call themselves leftist while ...
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Is Arab Nationalism relevant today?

What is the contemporary relevance of Pan-Arabism? Or is it merely a relic of the past? Do any political parties or leaders in the Arab world profess this notion or has it evaporated since the '67 ...
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How does Donald Trump define the word conservative?

Ronald Reagan's rise to prominence was built on the conservative intellectual movement and the thinking of figures like Russel Kirk, Frederick Hayek, Frank Meyer, Irving Kristol,and William F. Buckley ...
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What is the relationship between age and political ideology?

This question asked whether the current distribution of ages within each political party is similar to the past. This leads to a more general question: what is the relationship between age and ...
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What does Farrakhan mean by “false Jews”?

In a speech of his, Farrakhan referenced "false Jews": These false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood that is seeding the American people and the people of the world and bringing you down in moral ...
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Political leanings of academia and of think tanks

Why is it that the left seems to form their intellectual tribes in academia and the right seems to form them in think tanks?
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Is the Democratic Party actually a left wing party? [closed]

The terms left wing, centrist and right wing are all relative of course. The Democratic party is generally supportive of gender equality issues and LGBT rights, more sympathetic to immigrants. But the ...
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Do people self-identify as “cultural Marxist”?

The term "cultural Marxist" has been used extensively in derogatory ways towards leftist political activists, thinkers and movement. Famously, the Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivig used the ...
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Are public opinion and expert views of ideological distances between political parties generally consistent?

This question is inspired by two papers I encountered, which came to the same conclusion using different sources to quantify the ideological distance between political parties in various countries: ...
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Are party fractionalization and ideological polarization independent (uncorrelated)?

A bold finding of a 2008 study by Russell J. Dalton is that--across the world--party fractionalization (roughly: how many parties there are in a country's legislative bodies, technically the ...
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Do people with Asperger's tend to be more conservative?

I myself have Asperger's syndrome. I'd like to know is there any Democrats who has Asperger's? All my friends I've talked to people/my friends who have Asperger's they are all Republican and so am I. ...
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Did Marx or some other marxist say something like war benefits the rich at the expense of the poor?

I may be misremembering, but I vaguely recall that somewhere in the marxist (or communist) ideology there was a claim like war (and I mean actual war, not class war) benefits the rich (maybe even in ...
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What is the name of the Feminist Zionist Atheist woman who was interviewed on BBC on June 15th 2018? [closed]

Was able to listen to the last moments of an interview on a BBC radio program on June 15th shortly before midnight with a woman who identified herself as a "Jewish atheist" while describing how ...
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What specifically is the difference between Socialism and Fascism? [closed]

I know the obvious answer of Nationalism but I'm looking for a more detailed, comprehensive answer of the differences between the two.
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Off-duty policewoman shoots armed robber [closed]

Recently in Brazil, an armed thief tried to robber several mothers and children at the exit of a school during Mother's day. However, an off-duty policewoman shoot three times in his chest and he died ...
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What percentage of Indonesians want Secularism?

Or libertarian-ism, or capitalism? How many are they? Any survey or statistic showing that?
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Can “Anti-establishment” be considered a coherent political movement?

There seems to be a long running trend in established democracies that traditional parties and candidates are losing ground to those who primarily profile themselves as "anti-establishment". ...
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Is there a country that leans far to the right [closed]

I am curious to know which countries leans far to the right similar to American republicans. I am trying to get an idea of what USA would be like with very few democrats in power.
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Are there currently sensible differences between european socialist and green parties?

In Belgium, they both have almost the same ideas. They want to stop nuclear power plants in 2025 and change to renewable energy , promote public transport, affordable health care for everyone,... Is ...
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What caused a massive shift in Republican ideological trajectories in the late '70s?

On a post on Skeptics.SE I saw recently, there was a chart showing the ideological position of the political parties over time: (source) As you can see, both parties were drifting more liberal ...
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In the US why is nationalism equated with racism?

From Wikipedia: There are various definitions for what constitutes a nation, however, which leads to several different strands of nationalism. It can be a belief that citizenship in a state should ...
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What is the Alt-Left?

What is the Alt-Left and how different are they from the Far-Left or Ultra-Left? Are they similar to the Alt-Right in any way?
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is fascism left or right wing?

With the rise of some groups claiming to fight fascism, and other groups claiming the ones claiming to fight fascism are the fascists, I was reading about fascism in Wikipedia. There fascism is ...
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How are the terms “left wing” and “right wing” applied to different scenarios? [duplicate]

I hear the terms "left wing" and "right wing" used a lot in news articles. Though, I hear them used in reference to topics which seem fairly different from one-another, for example: French ...
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What are the main arguments made for White Nationalism?

The Wikipedia definition of the term 'white nationalist' is "A type of nationalism or pan-nationalism which holds the belief that white people are a race and seeks to develop and maintain a white ...
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Are “left leaning” and “liberal” the same?

In the recent James Damore Google memo he says Google leans toward left and that 'political orientation is actually a result of deep moral preferences and thus biases.' The question is "is left ...
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How do Libertarian political thinkers address self harm?

I was just wondering what the libertarian approach would be if someone was suicidal or harming their selves in some way, is/are there any principles in the ideology that would have or warrant ...
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In Communism, what happens to property rights?

Picking up on a question that was posted here, it said that in Communism a home that one built could be reapportioned to someone by the vote of a majority It seems to me that this isn't a fair ...
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Is christian communism a real political system? [duplicate]

Is christian communism a real political system? If so, what are the main points defended by it?
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Is it possible to separate “Marxism Non-Leninism” from Marxim-Leninism?

I'd like to know in simple terms, if possible - because my background isn't very rock solid -, if it's possible to separate Marxism Non-Leninism from Marxism-Leninism and what are the main differences,...
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Why do working class people vote for the political right?

Some analysis of the 2017 General Election in the UK has been published in the Financial Times, which seems to indicate that people without a university degree, who were working class, and had poor ...
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Is Libertarianism for or against antitrust laws?

In general, is Libertarian ideology for or against the idea of the antitrust law?
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What is the difference between a socialist, a democratic socialist and a social democrat? [closed]

What are the primary differences between socialism, democratic socialism and social democracy? Are they simply three branches of a the same ideology? Primarily in theory, but if you can give any ...
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What is the difference between libertarianism and anarchism?

For sometime now, I am studying about Anarchism, Marxism and Left Communism. There seems to be a particular ideologies like "Libertarian Socialism", "Anarco-Communism" and "Anarco-Capitalism". They ...
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How do politicians on the Left side of the political spectrum reconcile the need to protect workers with the support for immigration?

As far as I understand, politicians on the Left side of the spectrum generally support increased welfare, strong regulation for workers rights, high minimum wage, etc. At the same time, many Left-wing ...
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The act of identifying somone's group by their vocabulary

I heard this once before, but I forgot the word for it. I've already tried to searched it on google but I could not find anything useful. "Tribalism" is a new word to express the political bubbles ...
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What is the difference between Marxism and Leninism? [duplicate]

I am really intrigued by the idea of communism, especially Marxism and Leninism. But I am struggling to find the differences between these two communist ideologies. Both of them seem to try to ...
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Left, right change on Russia

In the 60's the left was always politically closer to Russia, now it seems the right (Trump, LePenn, etc) are more pro Russia. Why?
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Are extreme-right and extreme-left ultimately the same thing? [duplicate]

Is there an established theory that the further left one goes, or the further right one goes, they end up in the same place, as though the political spectrum is in fact a circle with extreme-right and ...
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Doctrine combining environmentalism and social services with restrictive immigration and cultural policies

As it is right now, as I am aware (which may be lacking), most of the right wing in most of the West is dismissive of environmental preservation and protection and social services, such as single ...
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What exactly are Donald Trump's views on “small government”?

A large fraction in Republican Party in US is what's known as "small government" faction. Their guiding ideological principle is to reduce the size and/or power of Federal government (and they ...
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Can the Overton window split?

The "Overton window" is the name for the idea that there is an acceptable range of ideas in public discourse. Since the mid-eighteenth century, there has been a trend for the "Overton window" to move ...