Political Socialization Defined a) Four political ideologies that accurately reflect and contribute to most American political ideals are liberalism, libertarianism, conservatism, and communitarian ism. These ideologies do not distinctly categorize the individuals political socialization since many issues and beliefs held within each sector overlap each other. However, many Americans use these terms to define their overall political opinions and help define where they stand on the political spectrum. Liberalism is the belief that freedom and autonomy should be priority for the individual. Liberals typically support the separation of church and state, a limited government, and protection of private property. These philosophical principles were the main support for early capitalism and would help inspire the American Revolution. Other characteristics include opposition of free markets when harmful to an individual, support for the common good, and social conditions- popular traits of modern liberalism that has been shaped by the current state of our country. Conservative ideology is most concerned with defending tradition, social stability, historical institutions, and respect for authority. Society is regarded as one entity that depends on the health of others for the well-being of each other. Conservatives maintain that humans are inherently fallible, therefore, they believe citizens should have social roles in the community to keep society bound together. Also, conservatives tend to support churches, charities, family, and moral codes to keep a sound social structure. Communitarian ideals focus on social good and the role of communities in shaping societies. Participation in communal functions gives meaning to our lives, and an individuals status is defined in the eyes of others within the community. Strong communitarians support many principles held within conservatism such as social civility, public manners, family life and morals. Weak communitarianism, on the other hand, accepts more liberal views more accustomed to todays social diversities, such as feminism. Libertarians believe that the less they are interfered with, the freer they are. Individual freedom is held as the main priority. Libertarianism offers a small justification for a very limited state of government, which separates them from anarchists. Left libertarians typically support a participatory form of democratic association, while right-siders regard free association with an unregulated capitalist market as a way of ensuring personal freedom. b) I think I fall slightly on the left side of the political spectrum in between libertarianism and and liberalism. I support limited government control on the individual and a separation of church and state. Although I agree with principles of conservatism and communitarianism such as family, marriage, morals, and community relations, I dont believe that citizens have to be involved in ones community to keep society bound together and that their social status is to be decided by others within the community. There should be regulation in our free market economy that disable the rich from becoming too rich, and therefore too powerful, as money plays a huge role in politics today. However, the government shouldnt guarantee employment to its citizens. Therefore, I do not think I deviate too far from the middle of the political spectrum as I believe that certain values held within each sphere of politics are all important in shaping American politics, but I feel that the main priority of our government should be freedom. c) The most influential factors in my political socialization has been school and the media. I have learned through school that politics and the policy making system in America is corrupt and has become aristocratic. Many politicians are elected with the support of political action committees- vehicles through which corporations can donate money to a campaign. This can allow the extremely rich
I never thought my life was influenced by the government but by truly thinking about it, it has affected my life and the decisions that I have made. It influenced me to be a better person. My parents, teacher, and my job made me reflect that the government isn’t much different than how I live now witch is a form of political socialism. Political socialism is a concept concerning the study of the developmental by witch children of all ages and adolescents acquire…
(3) Political - this is having the independence to governance yourselves without interference from internal or external.
- Legal De jury is the theoretical right to govern.
De facto means actual sovereignty being practiced. Its approached in teo ways.
(I) does the governing power have efficient strength or capacity to compile the citizens obedience.
(II) Are the subjects able to be obedient.
# The State And the Theories Of The State#
- It is a political entity which consist…
a. Political Science. Javelosa (1971) stated that the there is only a few literature for the phenomenon of student protest. This is compared to the recent studies and literature published internationally; today the gap in the lack of the local literature still prevails. Despite the lack in literature, students’ protest has been one of the phenomena relevant to our times. In response, this study aims to contribute to the better understanding of youth participation in the contemporary regarding the…
Assignment: My Ideology
Questions to Consider:
1. Source of Views and Values- reflect on personalities, institutions and philosophies that inform your social, economic and political beliefs. Discuss how you were "socialized" (chapter 4) to accept this view of the world. Remember the concept of politcal socialization. Of the ideologies in Chapter 5 which do you identify with the most? Why?
2. Critique of Existing Order- discuss problems you that you see with contemporary society. Evaluate…
the most persistent barriers towards citizenship and socialization. For most criminals and former convicts, finding their place in normal society has been considered a difficult process because of personal and societal issues. Opinions differ in relation to the issue of effective re-socialization among former convicts with various criminologists arguing that it is possible for former convicts to become normal citizens and participants in political and community matters (Laub and Sampson, 2001). The…
tends to openly express themselves in whichever matter they please.
After taking three quizzes, I wasn’t surprised that it said I am a centrist, because I had already viewed myself as such. Taking this into consideration, the quizzes were on my political ideology was accurate. I typically favor government intervention and sometimes support individual freedom of choice. I’m prochoice to certain extents, such as if a woman and woman or man and a man fall in love with each other and would like to be…
The importance of civic education has been well-established. From the earliest political theorists, we see discussion of the importance of a well-informed citizenry for the health of a polity. While skeptical of the power of the people to self-govern, the framers of American democracy still argued that the ultimate power rested in the people, who would even have the right to overthrow government should it violate the “social contract” with those over whom it governed (as in the Declaration of Independence…
Socialization – A learning process one that involves development or changes in the individuals sense of self
Stereotypes – to believe unfairly that all people or things with a particular characteristic are the same
Components of social structure – culture, social class, social status, roles, groups, and social institutions.
Social Class - a division of a society based on social and economic status
Social Status – is the position or rank of a person or group, within the society
quality of life/ makes sure things are safe
-OSHA= agency that regulates work place safety
Spoils system: a system of government in which a presidential administration awards jobs to party loyalists
-individuals who were loyal and supportive to political party would be rewarded for their loyalty with jobs BUT that meant that amateurs were hired= could be replaced in next election (no continuity),
-agencies were less professional and less capable of furnishing much needed expertise on public policy…
Political Ideology Analysis
Prior to taking the political ideology tests I predicted myself to be more on the conservative side of the political spectrum. After reading the text in chapter 1 (1.6), the reason why I associated myself with this political ideology was based off many similar beliefs and ideas that “less government is a better government,” specifically that government should be limited when regulating the economy. Self reliance in political affairs and a belief in strong traditional…