By Steven L Taylor

ISBN-10: 143513334X

ISBN-13: 9781435133341

You will be comfortable with commonplace stuff like Conservatism and Democracy, yet do you actually comprehend what Patrimonialism is? And what approximately Oligarchy? Anarcho-syndicalism? Politics is, we're prepared to wager, the main passionately argued-over subject material, and but what number people flounder round in confrontational debates simply because we haven't any grip on political conception, only a obscure proposal that they're all out to get us? 30-Second Politics can assist dispel this fog distrust and paranoia. It demanding situations political theorists of all shades to return up with no-frill, no-spin, tell-it-like-it-is factors of the 50 most crucial political -isms, -archies, and -ocracies that experience pertained because the time of Periclean Athens. At no public rate, the e-book explains each one political idea 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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Third Reich The name given to Germany by Hitler and the Nazis when they seized power until the end of the Second World War. Reich is German for ‘empire’, and Hitler’s Third Reich followed the First Reich of the Holy Roman Empire (962–1806) and the Second Reich, Bismarck’s unified Imperial Germany (1871–1918). ONE-PARTY RULE the 30-second politics One-party rule is a political system in which only one party is allowed to participate, or where restrictive electoral rules make it essentially impossible for any other party to enter the system.

It covers a vast range of political concepts, but perhaps its greatest significance today lies in its examination of the responsibility of power. In Book IV Aristotle weighs up the pros and cons of three ‘constitutions’, those ruled by ‘one’, ‘few’ or ‘many’. A monarchy (one), he argues, can be successful if the king is moral, but can easily degrade into tyranny if he is not. A state ruled by the aristocracy (few) becomes an oligarchy when it caters only for the interests of the rich, while allowing everyone to rule (many) will result in the exclusion of the needs of all others except the poor.

From there we move to the question of Rule by the Many – in other words, democratic regimes. This third chapter details the basics of democratic governance while the fourth looks specifically at key elements of governance, especially of a democratic nature, through the prism of the work of Montesquieu, the French philosopher who heavily influenced the writers of the United States Constitution. Since democracy is the dominant form of government globally at the moment (even if imperfectly executed), more time is devoted to that general topic than any other.

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