Questions tagged [terminology]

Questions about political terminology, including established definitions and appropriate usage, and subjects directly related to it.

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Is there a term for militant groups like the LRA and Boko Haram?

I'm no expert but from various things I've read there seems to be a subtype of militant group that seems to be becoming more widespread. Examples include the LRA and Boko Haram, and possibly also ...
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What's process constitutionalism?

Can someone pls explain like I'm 5 what process constitutionalism is? The author failed to define it, and I see no simple answers after Googling "process constitutionalism". Robert Schütze. European ...
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Who coined the term “herding” in the context of polling?

Nate Silver defines herding as the tendency of polling firms to produce results that closely match one another, especially toward the end of a campaign On November 5 2012 Drew Linzer wrote a post ...
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What's the relationship between a diplomatic mission and a delegation?

Sometimes I see this terminology used interchangeably, and I've been reading Wikipedia definitions, but it's just not clear what the difference between "delegation" and "mission" is. For instance, ...
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Quote? Perfect propaganda makes people believe without knowing how it got into their heads

I read somewhere that the ultimate perfection in propaganda is to make people believe without knowing how it got into their heads. Have you seen this quote anywhere?
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Looking for the correct term for “mutation” of elite phenomenon

Is there a succinct term in political science or political philosophy to describe a phenomenon of gradual political elite "mutation" when it starts to lose initial ideals, erosion proceeds in few ...
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Differences between “political theory”, “political philosophy”, and “political thought”?

What're the differences between these terms: political theory; political philosophy; political thought? I ask because these terms seem to mean the same thing in common usage.
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As adjectives, not in math: 'different' vs 'differential'

I looked up differential, but still don't savvy why the books below use 'differential' rather than 'different' and vice versa. The Oxford Handbook of Political Science edited by Robert E. Goodin. p ...