However, many populist parties represent a real threat to democracy. Even if at first impact populist movements embody the values of democracy, as they address the most disadvantaged and the most affected population by the economic crisis and the immigration; in fact, it is not. Populist parties exploit social and economic problems to gain people’s trust and to obtain a seat in the government; they achieve it by relying on people’s sensitivity and invoking the national values in which the real people identifies. In my opinion, populist parties represent a threat to democracy as they do not depict the problems as they are. Instead, they rely on the injustices and accuse the EU of being the source which causes the adoption of austere policies damaging the large part of the population while favouring elite groups.
Liberalism falls on the left, progressive side of the political spectrum, while conservatism and libertarianism lie on the right side. Most people, especially on the left think that conservatives are far-right, fascist, narrow-minded, bigoted, Nazis, who do not embrace change. However, this false notion, again, based on emotions, stems from an ignorance about conservatism, whether that be willful or unintentional.
As shown above the Centre Party has much more seats than the Christian Democrats and Left Alliances. Even though both of these parties are the minority they are still able influence government policies as they have been allowed to have seats in parliament. Therefore, once parties acquire a seat they have a direct share of power and this will result in them influencing government policies. Furthermore, bot Christian Democrats and Left Alliance are radical parties as they are publicly supporting a particular cause within parliament. For example, Left alliances wants to ensure equality and freedom, as well as sustainable development and democracy.
The Rise of Ronald Reagan and Republican Conservatism Conservatism and liberalism are two of the most dominant political philosophies and ideologies during the post-Enlightenment era (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). As an ideology, conservatism served as a blueprint in the society which promoted the idea of retaining traditional social institutions, beliefs, cultures and discourage social changes. Although the United States of America during the present day promotes liberalism, there was one portion of the country’s history that conservatism was promoted due to several factors. This paper examines the very factors which gave rise to conservatism embodied in the candidacy of Ronald Reagan. The events which happened prior to the rise of conservatism are important factors that need to be determined because such factors contributed to the rise of the ideology.
Right-wing violence that seeks to protect a status quo receives less reaction and intervention from governments than left-wing violence that seeks change (Gage 89). Thus, in the black and white discussions that are created by definitions that are too simple and limited, only left-wing agitators are seen as “terrorists”. The violent political actions of those on the right such as Timothy McVeigh and the KKK should rightfully be called terrorism, and any definition that decreases their likelihood of being called such is horrendously
Right wing... Members of a conservative or reactionary political party, or those opposing extensive political reform. (All definitions from dictionary.com) The test results do not place me right in the middle, which is disappointing. I will be explaining why from the view of; the conflict between the tendency of my answers
They are against abortion and they do not support homosexuals in the military. The America First Party hope to eliminate illegal immigrants to rebuild our community. The Socialist Party platform focuses on equality, jobs, healthcare, and education. They believe that young people have fewer rights as they are minors as they are limited certain things such as voting and curfews. They believe that private property can be owned by an individual.
The Republican Theory Thus far we have been uncovering different views and perspectives of the universe within the sociological studies. These have included the Utilitarian Theory and the Liberal Theory of Justice. Now our readings have taken us beyond these theories, and has introduced us to an entire new principle, The Republican Theory. Although the theory itself has the same name as a political party within the United States, it should not be confused with the same beliefs of those in the Republican party. The Republican Theory, or form of government, is one where the power is placed in the people, mainly through representatives whom are delegated by the people.
In the United States, it was the low-key rise of American conservatism; liberalism was considered the norm at the time and conservatives were put down for thinking otherwise. In the late 1950s and early 1960s conservatives were widely dismissed as "kooks" and "crackpots" with no hope of winning political power… at this time liberalism is not only the dominant but even the sole intellectual tradition… the right was not a serious, long-term political movement but rather a transitory phenomenon led by irrational, paranoid people who were angry at the changes taking place in America.
Terrorism has been practiced by all kinds of political organizations. They include right- wing and left-wing political parties, nationalistic groups, religious groups, revolutionaries, and ruling governments. The Jacobins’ Reign of Terror during the French Revolution was an example