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Ch 4: Political Ideologies and Philosophy: Tutoring Solution

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The Political Ideologies and Philosophy chapter of this Introduction to Political Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about political thought. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they cover all of the political ideologies and philosophies discussed in a typical introductory political science course.

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Learning objectives:

  • Explore empirical and normative approaches to political theory.
  • Define and discuss political ideologies.
  • Learn about the characteristics of different types of liberalism and conservatism, and examine their roles in modern politics.
  • Explain the history of libertarianism.
  • Detail the contrasts between socialism and communism.
  • Discuss the origins of anarchism, fascism and feminism.

14 Lessons in Chapter 4: Political Ideologies and Philosophy: Tutoring Solution
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What Is a Political Ideology?

1. What Is a Political Ideology?

Nearly every opinion on the appropriateness or inappropriateness of government policy, ranging from welfare to gun control, is a reflection of a person's political ideology. In this lesson, you learn about political ideology and its importance.

Bully Pulpit: Definition & Meaning

2. Bully Pulpit: Definition & Meaning

American politics are full of ways to manipulate power. In this lesson we'll look at a commonly-accepted tool called the bully pulpit, and see how it's used in politics today.

Liberalism: History, Ideology, and Influence

3. Liberalism: History, Ideology, and Influence

Liberalism is one of the great political traditions of the Western world and the dominant political ideology in the United States. In this lesson, you'll learn about the history of liberalism, its major tenets and its influence.

Conservatism: History, Ideology, and Influence

4. Conservatism: History, Ideology, and Influence

Conservatism is one of the major political philosophies of the Western world. In this lesson, you'll learn about its major tenets, its history and its influence. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Communism vs. Socialism: Similarities & Differences

5. Communism vs. Socialism: Similarities & Differences

People often confuse socialism and communism. In this lesson, you'll learn about the differences and similarities between each of these theories. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Feminism: History, Ideology, and Impact in Politics

6. Feminism: History, Ideology, and Impact in Politics

Feminism was one of the great political and social movements of the 19th and 20th century. In this lesson, you'll learn about feminism, its ideology, some of its important history and its political impact.

John Stuart Mill's Harm Principle: Definition & Examples

7. John Stuart Mill's Harm Principle: Definition & Examples

This lesson will cover John Stuart Mills' harm principle, which states that society does not have the right to prevent actions which only affect the individual performing them and nobody else. A short quiz will also follow this lesson.

Political System: Types & Definition

8. Political System: Types & Definition

How many different ways can human societies organize their governments? In this lesson, we'll examine some common political systems used throughout history and see how they compare.

Frankfurt School: Critical Theory & Philosophy

9. Frankfurt School: Critical Theory & Philosophy

This lesson will outline some of the most important ideas and thinkers associated with the Frankfurt School. Learn about the context for the critical theories proposed by members of the Frankfurt School, and then discover the challenges those same theories faced.

Conscientious Objector: Definition & Status

10. Conscientious Objector: Definition & Status

Is it possible to serve in the US Armed forces while being morally and wholeheartedly against war? It is indeed! We'll discuss what exactly a conscientious objector is, how one gains that status, and some statistics on conscientious objectors throughout history.

Anarchism: History and Philosophy

11. Anarchism: History and Philosophy

Some form of government has been around for the entire period of recorded human history. However, some people don't think government is necessary. In this lesson, you'll learn about anarchism, its philosophy and its history.

Fascism: History, Ideology, and Influence

12. Fascism: History, Ideology, and Influence

Fascism is a political ideology that literally wreaked havoc across the globe in the first part of the 20th century. In this lesson, you'll learn about what fascism is, its history and its influence. A short quiz follows.

Libertarianism: History and Philosophy

13. Libertarianism: History and Philosophy

If you hold liberty above all other values, you might just be a libertarian. In this lesson, you'll learn about libertarianism, including what it is, its general principles and its history. A short quiz follows.

Approaches to Political Theory: Normative and Empirical

14. Approaches to Political Theory: Normative and Empirical

Theories attempt to explain the world around us. In this lesson, you'll learn about political theory. An overview of the normative and empirical approaches to political theory will also be examined. A short quiz follows.

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