By Steven L Taylor

ISBN-10: 143513334X

ISBN-13: 9781435133341

You will be comfortable with ordinary stuff like Conservatism and Democracy, yet do you actually be aware of what Patrimonialism is? And what approximately Oligarchy? Anarcho-syndicalism? Politics is, we're keen to guess, the main passionately argued-over material, and but what percentage people flounder round in confrontational debates simply because we haven't any grip on political thought, only a imprecise inspiration that they're all out to get us? 30-Second Politics might help dispel this fog distrust and paranoia. It demanding situations political theorists of all colours to return up with no-frill, no-spin, tell-it-like-it-is reasons of the 50 most vital political -isms, -archies, and -ocracies that experience pertained because the time of Periclean Athens. At no public price, the booklet explains each one political thought in not anything greater than pages, three hundred phrases, and a few propaganda-style imagery, for we know photo chance is worthy 1000 phrases of lifeless interview.

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Given the significance of these types of issues, the rules and structures governing their contents and application directly shape our lives. Put another way: one’s daily existence would be very different if one was born in North Korea versus in the South in terms both of material conditions as well as in the realm of rights and privileges. In short: politics matters. This book seeks to be an aid in sorting out the complexity of the political world and the language associated with it. Aristotle provides a good place to start such a discussion, as he created a simple yet useful typology for classifying regime types by looking at the question of who governs: the one, the few or the many.

RELATED THEORIES MONARCHY OLIGARCHY PATRIMONIALISM 3-SECOND BIOGRAPHIES PLATO 428–348 BC Greek philosopher who advocated rule by the wise ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE 1805–1859 French aristocrat who made keen observations on democracy 30-SECOND TEXT Michael E. Bailey [In aristocratic nations], ‘the family represents the land, and the land the family, perpetuating its name, origin, glory, power and virtue. ’ ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE ARISTOTLE ‘Now it is evident that the form of government is best in which every man, whoever he is, can act best and live happily’.

3-SECOND SOUNDBITE A monarchy is a country, nation or empire that is ruled nominally or absolutely by an hereditary king, queen, sheikh or similar. 3-MINUTE MANIFESTO While some hereditary monarchies have endured, others have perished – sometimes literally. In some countries, such as the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, the monarch has become an important symbol of national unity; in others, such as Greece and Italy in the 20th century, the monarch was a source of division, leading to their removal.

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