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  Freedom (political) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The concept of political freedom is closely allied with the concepts of civil liberties and human rights, and the fundamental idea of positive and negative freedom corresponds with the concept of negative and positive rights.
In libertarianism, freedom is defined in terms of lack of government interference in the individual pursuit of happiness, as long as others' freedom is not thereby harmed; for example, capitalists place a high value on freedom from government interference in the economy.
In jurisprudence, freedom is the right to autonomously determine one's own actions; generally it is granted in those fields in which the subject has no obligations to fulfill or laws to obey, according to the interpretation that the hypothetical natural unlimited freedom is limited by the law for some matters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Freedom_(political)   (713 words)

 Excerpts from Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962
It is widely believed that politics and economics are separate and largely unconnected; that individual freedom is a political problem and material welfare an economic problem; and that any kind of political arrangements can be combined with any kind of economic arrangements.
Viewed as a means to the end of political freedom, economic arrangements are important becuase of their effect on the concentration or dispersion of power.
Political freedom means the absence of coercion of a man by his fellow men.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/ipe/friedman.htm   (3645 words)

It is argued that academic freedom carries ethical responsibilities compatible with the pursuit of knowledge, that the ethical pursuit of knowledge involves integrity in relationships as well as responsibility to society, and that academics are not harmed by what some label "politically correct" behaviour.
We are protected by academic freedom, as first articulated in the United States at the turn of the century (Malloch, 1987), popularized in the 1940s (Poch, 1993), and as defined by the Canadian Association of University Teachers as the freedom "to teach, investigate and speculate without deference to prescribed doctrine".
They seem to perceive "political correctness" as contributing to the erosion of scholarly excellence, as resulting in the recruitment of faculty on the basis of the ethnicity and sex of the candidate rather than on their merit, as a limitation of enquiry on controversial topics, and as a constraint on acceptable teaching strategies.
uregina.ca /~starkc/academic_freedom,_political_correctness,_and_ethics.html   (3071 words)

 "Economic Freedom, Human Freedom, Political Freedom"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In Chile, the drive for political freedom, that was generated by economic freedom and the resulting economic success, ultimately resulted in a referendum that introduced political democracy.
In order to understand the paradox that economic freedom produces political freedom but political freedom may destroy economic freedom, it is important to recognize that free private markets have a far broader meaning than the usual restric tion to narrowly economic transactions.
The essence of human freedom as of a free private market, is freedom of people to make their own decisions so long as they do not prevent anybody else from doing the same thing.
www.ipfw.edu /pols/syllabi/051/Y384Friedman.htm   (5644 words)

 Freedom of speech - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Freedom of speech is the concept of being able to speak freely without censorship.
The right to freedom of speech is guaranteed under international law through numerous human rights instruments, notably under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, although implementation remains lacking in many countries.
Freedom of speech is crucial in any democracy, because open discussions of candidates are essential for voters to make informed decisions during elections.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Freedom_of_speech   (3302 words)

 SAF: The Academic Bill of Rights
The freedom to teach and to learn depend upon the creation of appropriate conditions and opportunities on the campus as a whole as well as in the classrooms and lecture halls.
Therefore, academic freedom is most likely to thrive in an environment of intellectual diversity that protects and fosters independence of thought and speech.
Academic freedom consists in protecting the intellectual independence of professors, researchers and students in the pursuit of knowledge and the expression of ideas from interference by legislators or authorities within the institution itself.
www.studentsforacademicfreedom.org /abor.html   (772 words)

 Tyrrany versus Freedom - Political Forums
The problem with words like "tyranny" and "freedom" is they are too easily misused as emotional hot buttons to manipulate people into supporting a political end.
Typical political debates of the 20th century concerned whether communism or capitalism was right.
It was between the freedom of the individual from a tyrannical government, religion or tradition.
www.mapleleafweb.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=3162   (3579 words)

Competition for office was not free and open, political opponents were assassinated, and the fear of government officials and their supporters limited political speech.
Any minor gripe about the society or politics is against the same "them," and when one says "they" are responsible for a problem or conflict, friends and loved ones know exactly whom is meant--the whole apparatus of the dictator's rule: his henchmen, police, officials, spies, and bureaucrats.
As a culture of accommodation is a corollary of freedom, a culture of force and violence is a theorem of dictatorial rule.
www.hawaii.edu /powerkills/WF.CHAP5.HTM   (9834 words)

 freedomhouse.org: Home
Freedom House, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization, is a clear voice for democracy and freedom around the world.
Freedom in the World, the Freedom House flagship survey whose findings have been published annually since 1972, is the standard-setting comparative assessment of global political rights and civil liberties.
October 05, 2006 - Freedom House welcomes the European Parliament's decision to block the interim Turkmenistan Trade Agreement, and urges EU Institutions to further consider human rights standards in their relations with the energy rich and democracy poor countries of Central Asia.
www.freedomhouse.org   (526 words)

 The origin and nature of political correctness.
To attempt to point out the odious nature of Political Correctness is to restate the crucial importance of plain speaking, freedom of choice and freedom of speech; these are the community's safe-guards against the imposition of tyranny, indeed their absence is tyranny (see "On Liberty", Chapter II, by J.S. Mill).
Political Correctness is merely the resentment of spoilt children directed against their parent's values.
Political Correctness is part of the social decline that generation by generation makes public behaviour less restrained and less rational.
www.users.bigpond.com /smartboard/pc.htm   (1671 words)

 freedomhouse.org: Publications
Through its standard-setting publications, Freedom House calls attention to global trends in freedom and democracy, and shines a public light on dictatorship and abuse.
Freedom House's publications are widely used by policy-makers, journalists, and scholars, and can be read for free on this website.
Considered an authoritative assessment of media freedom around the world, the survey's findings are widely utilized by policymakers, scholars, press freedom advocates, journalists, and international institutions.
www.freedomhouse.org /template.cfm?page=5   (275 words)

 PublicEye.org - The Website of Political Research Associates
Particularly since the early 1970s, the political Right has successfully reframed a whole series of issues in a way that has moved federal and state governments toward an increasing level of repression; and society toward accepting more social oppression.
While successfully establishing their framework the political Right has managed to hide its own role in the process.
What this means is that even as the arguments of the political Right have become widely accepted, the way it actually created this situation has been overlooked.
www.publiceye.org   (368 words)

 Freedom On A Leash
No one else can grant you freedom, they can only grant you an amount of leash (an amount of limitation), for in the act of 'granting' they are assuming control, and you are assuming an obedient role.
Only you can grant yourself freedom, by acknowledging whatever strengths and resources you possess, acting according to your own individual values and aspirations, and facing the consequences with whatever is at your disposal.
Those granted "Freedom Of Speech" like to show us how splendidly long their leash is, polishing it with pride and making speeches about it, but they are mistaken in calling it freedom.
www.hevanet.com /kort/LEASH1.HTM   (2219 words)

 Harvard Gazette: Freedom squelches terrorist violence
Associate Professor of Public Policy Alberto Abadie examined data on terrorism and variables such as wealth, political freedom, geography, and ethnic fractionalization for nations that have been targets of terrorist attacks.
Instead, Abadie detected a peculiar relationship between the levels of political freedom a nation affords and the severity of terrorism.
Though terrorism declined among nations with high levels of political freedom, it was the intermediate nations that seemed most vulnerable.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/2004/11.04/05-terror.html   (712 words)

 Positive & Negative Liberties in Three Dimensions
Since many on the political right are religiously motivated, their preferences may be simply stated: That in the matters where "you can't take it with you," they allow freedom, while personal practices that may offend God are cause for legal and political attention.
Thus, in two important cases, we see the citizen, in body and home, in personal freedom and the property rights of small land owners, protected by the conservatives and stiffed by the "liberals." It was a season of disgrace for the so-called "liberals," whose true loyalty, to the state, is again revealed.
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is often credited with originating the idea of negative freedom and of "civil society" (as opposed to "political society"), which is then that sphere of action free of government control in which citizens actually exercise their negative freedom.
www.friesian.com /quiz.htm   (6448 words)

 Freedom in the World-Human rights ,Political freedom, human civil rights rankings, world most repressive countries
The site Freedom in the World ranks the countries according to their political freedoms and their civil rights.
Trend: + indicates a general improvement in the freedoms, - a worsening For the political freedoms and the civil rights ratings in some particular territories visit the site
It deserves to be regarded politically free, while civil rights are still affected by high corruption levels, illegal smuggling and organized crime.
www.angelfire.com /ma/maxcrc/freedom.html   (462 words)

 [PRISONACT] Run For Freedom: Political Prisoners
All runners and supporters will be invited to scroll the name of a political prisoner on this year banner to be carried during the run for freedom and displayed for the press and all to see.
If you are unable to attend this years Run For Freedom, but you would like to see a name of a political prisoner on this years banner please forward the information on that political prisoner to Mr.
If you are unable to attend this
years Run For Freedom, but you would like to see a name of a political
prisoner on this years banner please forward the information on that
political prisoner to Mr.
www.prisonactivist.org /pipermail/prisonact-list/2001-March/003623.html   (868 words)

 The Freedom Association
Christopher has urged journalists "to use their best offices to ensure that this very worst feature of the discredited and supposedly shelved EU Constitution is not brought in by the back door without the British people even being aware of it.
A letter from the Home Office to The Freedom Association shows that the Government is refusing to vote against plans to give the EU power over criminal law.
"Political correctness has got completely out of hand and many people feel they can no longer have their say on important issues and that has led them to vote for unwelcome parties like the BNP.
www.tfa.net   (1482 words)

 The Title of Liberty: Freedom: Political
If our political leaders were to be fulfilling their duty, the National Guard, the USCIS, and the police forces would be out en masse today, sweeping the falsely labeled "immigration" rallies to verify the papers of all assembled and detaining and deporting the undocumented, illegal, invading aliens.
Aside from the Christian's mandate to be the salt of the earth and a light on the hill; in a democratic republic, it is the duty of a citizen to make their voice heard in order to have their values represented, and more importantly, in order to preserve Liberty for themselves and their posterity.
Thus she is perceived as a person simply leveraging her own son's death for political opportunity and the warmth of a spotlight.
titleofliberty.typepad.com /ttol/freedom_political/index.html   (13428 words)

 Political Freedom Gives State Employees
Politics is a game that limits the number of players and only allows those employees who are already politically connected to play.
Political Freedom is a fairness issue that protects every state employee's right NOT to get involved in politics if they don’t want to.
Political Freedom takes away the political advantage that some privileged patronage employees have and creates a level, fair, playing field for ALL state merit employees.
www.aftky.org /kase2/political_freedom_gives_state_em.htm   (467 words)

 The Smith Center: Milton Friedman's lecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Even at this broad level, l am persuaded that it is important to con sider a trichotomy: economic freedom, human freedom, and political freedom.
In Chile, the drive for political freedom, that was generated by ecoriomic freedom and the resulting economic success, ultimately resulted in a referendum that introduced political democracy.
The essence of human freedom as of afree private market, is freedom of people to make their own decisions so long as they do not prevent anybody else from doing the same thing.
www.sbe.csuhayward.edu /~sbesc/frlect.html   (5610 words)

 Political Freedom - 150,000 eBooks - eBookMall - World's Largest Selection!
The debate over political freedom is a central contemporary concern, not only in the West, but also in Eastern Europe and around the world.
Political Freedom begins with an examination of the three important accounts that inform this debate: the conservative view found in the work of Edmund Burke and Michael Oakeshott; the liberal account of John Locke, J.S. Mill and Isaiah Berlin; the radical tradition that originates with Karl Marx.
This model argues that any discussion of political freedom cannot centre on a single concept of political freedom, rather it must acknowledge the existence of multiple concepts of political freedom.
www.ebookmall.com /ebooks/political-freedom-brenkert-ebooks.htm   (285 words)

 Economic Freedom of the World Network
FreeTheWorld.com is committed to bringing economic freedom and growth to all the countries of the world.
The Economic Freedom Network Index, which ranks 130 countries, is a joint venture involving seventy-one research institutes in seventy-one countries around the world.
The purpose of the index is to bring the often forgotten topic of economic freedom into mainstream public debate.
www.freetheworld.com   (181 words)

 Political Freedom Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
That’s right, some people thought freedom was important enough that they would die trying to get it.
The idea of a whole bunch of people moving to a state and taking over in order to be able to live in a greater relative freedom is making headway.
Are you frustrated at the loss of freedom and responsibility in America, while the growth of government and taxes continues unabated?
gfnportal.com /index.php/political   (254 words)

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