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  Learn more about Politics in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Politics is the study of decision-making power (who's got it, and who hasn't) at the inter-social and societal levels.
As well being influenced by these weighty matters, politics is also a social activity, and as such it is subject to the whims of fashion as any other.
Political scientists are academics who research the conduct of politics.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /p/po/politics_1.html   (738 words)

 Political compass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A political compass or political diamond is a multi-axis model used to label or organize political thought on several dimensions.
The underlying principle of the Political Compass is that political views may be measured along two separate and independent axes.
The other axis (Authoritarian-Libertarian) purports to measure one's political opinions in a "Social" (as distinct from "Economic") sense, regarding a view of the appropriate amount of "personal freedom": "Libertarianism" is defined as the belief that personal freedom should be maximized, while "Authoritarianism" is defined as the belief that authority and tradition should be obeyed.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Political_Compass   (296 words)

 ipedia.com: Politics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Political science is the study of political behavior and examines the acquisition and application of power, i.e.
Saying that a decision was reached for "political" reasons may hint that those reasons were more motivated by petty interests or influence peddling than by objective reasons or the common good.
Politics is an ordering of society by reason of attainment to some goal; such as harmony among the social classes as in Athens under Solon, or business and commerce, or for war such as the Doric Communities of Crete and Sparta.
www.ipedia.com /politics_1.html   (1365 words)

 Political Compass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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The Political Compass A 6-part questionnaire which plots the taker's political positions on a four-point compass and plots estimates for the positions of 20th century leaders and mid-1990s British politicians.
How To Use a Compass How to use a compass in several lessons plus how to navigate in poor visibility and how to navigate without a compass.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Political_Compass.html   (389 words)

 Talk:Political compass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
So unless these people have actually inputted their own data (and who's to know whether the Political Compass algorithm gets the right answer, based on the data it receives, by the way?) I think it is difficult to take seriously as encyclopaedia-quality data.
The Political Compass algorithm is a constant of the universe around which all other things are based or judged.
My point is that we can assume that the Political compass is true and compare other things to it, or we perch the vantage point for our reality on some other object in order to compare the Political compass.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Political_compass   (2217 words)

 Rescuing the American political grid from the unapologetic Nolan Chart | Civilities
But in reading the definition of populism ("the political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite"), it appears that he confused the "common people" with the "community".
This term is a relatively new player to the political climate; it wasn't until 1991 when the platform was formulated by George Washington University professor Amitai Etzioni.
Political news publications should have the confidence to reference political profiles using the common political grid.
civilities.net /CommonPoliticalGrid   (2300 words)

 The Political Compass - Why Libertarianism is not Right Wing
The original political meanings of ‘left’ and ‘right’ have changed since their origin in the French estates general in 1789.
Perhaps this is because the idea of a political circle is not inspired by a desire to clarify matters but by a dogmatic delight in a paradox that seems to make all extreme political views inherently absurd.
The expression ‘Political Compass’ has long been used, but not much sense of it has been made before as far as I am aware.
www.la-articles.org.uk /pc.htm   (3695 words)

 Political Survey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Political Survey Why not take my all new political survey, based on actual opinion poll results from a balanced sample of the British population, at http://www.politicalsurvey2005.com/?
This is an attempt to build an open and unbiased way to measure peoples' political outlooks.
Political Survey: an open, honest version of politicalcompass.org.
politics.beasts.org   (280 words)

 Rant+Rave: Political Compass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Deltoid has accumulated the Political Compass scores of over 200 bloggers and plotted them.
Quizzes purporting to measure one's political beliefs along two dimensions are common, though the best-known one before this one was the quiz from Advocates for Self-Government popularized by the Libertarian Party
The Political Compass quiz is flawed by plotting general political beliefs on one axis against cultural beliefs on the other, yet pretending that the cultural beliefs are political ones also.
blog.danceslut.net /archives/000266.html   (287 words)

 The New Political Compass
Political culture, the substrate politics rests on, has been changing for some decades but the constructs we use to think about this culture have not changed and the mechanisms by which we “do” politics have yet to adapt to meet the realities of the new political culture.
Political Compass™ strategy maps make it easy to see grand strategy by allowing both emerging issues and well-established issues to be mapped onto it, contrasting how various constituencies react.
Political supply could be found in the form of promises, programs, laws, appealing potential leaders and a direction for the country (or state or locality) that fits a certain sense of public identity.
www.grassrootsforamerica.us /fertilizer/New-Political-Compass-Intro.shtml   (11725 words)

 eclecticism: Political compass
Here’s an interesting online test — a Political Compass that adds a vertical Authoritarian/Libertarian line to the traditional horizontal Left/Right line and uses a series of questions to map out your political position.
According to the Political Compass, I lean even more left and libertarian than I did a year and a half ago.
Political Compass (redux): According to the Political Compass, I lean even more left and libertarian than I did a year and a half ago.
www.michaelhanscom.com /eclecticism/2002/06/political_compa.html   (257 words)

 eclecticism: Political Compass (redux)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Political compass: Here's an interesting online test — a Political Compass that adds a vertical Authoritarian/Libertarian line to the traditional horizontal Left/Right line and uses a series of questions to map out your political position.
S-11 Redux: Culled from over 20 hours of television footage recorded over a one month period and across 13 networks, S-11 Redux is a sound-bite blitzkrieg that challenges the messages we have been fed from our mainstream media and the government it serves.
US Political Regions: Commonwealth Magazine, unsatisfied with the standard blue (Democrat) vs. Red (Republican) political reporting of elections past, has proposed an interesting division of the country into ten seperate political regions.
www.michaelhanscom.com /eclecticism/2003/11/political_compa_1.html   (430 words)

 The Zoo: Blogosphere Political Compass Project (updated 21June04)
Twenty bloggers have been invited to take the Political Compass quiz and then send their results to me for posting.
The Deltiod Political Compass Survey met with mixed results, and I hope to outdo it in number of respondents, breadth of sample, and coolness of graph.
The Blogosphere Political Compass Project is graphing the approximate political position of bloggers great and small.
the-zoo.blogspot.com /2004/06/blogosphere-political-compass-project.html   (667 words)

 The New Political Compass by Paul Ray
Today’s politics is failing to deal with some of the most important issues of our time, and everyone knows it.
The easiest way to describe this emerging political constituency is to say that they are at 90 degree angles to both the liberal Left and the social conservative Right, and they are directly opposed to big business conservatism.
The real “juice” in progressive politics is no longer with the class and union and rural-urban struggles of the early 1900s; instead, the growing edge is in the feminist, ecological, anti-globalization, pro-civil-rights, pro-peace, pro-health-care, pro-education, pro-natural/organic and even pro-spiritual movements that together make up the New Progressives.
www.yesmagazine.org /22art/ray.htm   (1626 words)

 C101: Political Compass
They've taken the traditional, one-dimensional political spectrum of Right and Left (which was established, by the way for the seating arrangement of the French National Assembly of 1789), and created a 2-dimensional model by adding a y-axis for the spectrum of Authoritarian to Libertarian.
Political Compass offers a survey on their site to measure your political leanings.
C101 is a collaborative blogging project by the alumni of Campaign 101 to speak out with youth perspectives on policy and politics.
c101.blogspot.com /2004/08/political-compass.html   (351 words)

 SubversNZ: New Zealand Political Compass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Firstly, the Political Compass team are not Kiwis and so they don't have a particular agenda.
So, the compass is a measure of tendancies rather than an absolute measure.
SubversNZ is a Christian theologian and political scientist with Anabaptist ideals.
subversnz.blogspot.com /2005/09/new-zealand-political-compass.html   (467 words)

 The Political Compass
Political blogger 601am.com has been told there will be no Wi-Fi on the Democratic National Convention and Republican National Conventions floors: We don't have this confirmed yet, but Aaron Bailey of 601am.com, a credentialed blogger for the DNC event, was told by several authorities that Wi-FI interferred with "broadcast television signals" and was thus banned.
Political talks planned for London next week involving all the Northern Ireland parties are postponed.
According to this NYT article I ran across while researching a Goldman quote I had seen, "university officials have refused to allow a fund-raising appeal for the Emma Goldman Papers Project to be mailed because it quoted Goldman on the subjects of suppression of free speech and her opposition to war.
www.stargeek.com /item/21718.html   (6408 words)

 A Straight Shot of Politics: Boxing The Political Compass
But the Political Compass test also reveals one very illuminating fact, when you look at a two-dimentional political universe, instead of a mere Left-Right continuum.
But he is a tulku, the embodiment of the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion and Loving Kindness, and, in his own words, "a simple Buddhist monk".
Thatcher is in the grip of a totally ludicrous ahistorical view of the human condition which is a smokescreen for the abrogation of individual responsibility by the politically powerful of the effects of policy on Society.
shotofpolitics.blogspot.com /2005/01/boxing-political-compass.html   (2712 words)

 Sasquach wears a yellow hat: Political compass
In the last two years since I last filled up the questions for the political compass, I have become more socialist.
However, this may be explained by the beer, I have had in the last couple hours.
However, in the political compass questions, there were still some that I wanted an undecided option for, which I don't remember 2 years ago.
phython.blogspot.com /2005/09/political-compass.html   (132 words)

 Political Compass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
There are fundamental political differences between them that the old categories on their own can't explain.
At the end of the test, you'll be given the compass, with your own special position on it.
The idea was developed by a political journalist with a university counselling background, assisted by a professor of social history.
www.digitalronin.f2s.com /politicalcompass   (373 words)

 No Right Turn
The Political Compass test seems to be doing the rounds again, and Tim Lambert's nifty graph of where various blogs stand has inspired me to do a similar one for New Zealand bloggers.
Highlights: Swindells' floundering when asked "where are the WMD", trying desperately to spin the NBR poll about NZer's attitudes to America, and saying that the Senate's passing of the $87 billion package for Iraq showed the depth of their support for the president.
As for examples of politics being grounded in psychological assumptions, I can think of no better example than the Right's persistent belief that we are (and ought to be) rational utility maximisers, despite the existence of a large body of experimental data to the contrary.
norightturn.blogspot.com /2003_11_02_norightturn_archive.html   (2585 words)

 Pharyngula: My Political Compass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Everyone seems to be taking this little quiz to see where you are in the political spectrum (I first ran across it by way of Strange Doctrines, and there's a small collection of results at Legal Theory Blog), so of course I had to try it, too.
You seem to be interpreting the scale wrongly.
Political Libertarians share the bottom half of the graph with Leftists.
pharyngula.org /comments/122_0_1_0_C   (493 words)

 Ming the Mechanic: New Political Compass
Lately Paul has been talking and writing about a "new political compass", which comes out of a lot more surveys of many Americans.
When I first read about it, I thought it was sort of boring, as it mainly is a conclusion that the left/right political spectrum doesn't cut it.
In terms of politics and big media, that is. And the point is that if this group would recognize itself, it could be the most powerful force in U.S. politics.
ming.tv /flemming2.php/__show_article/_a000010-000329   (468 words)

 New software a true political compass | Tech News on ZDNet
Politically active bloggers have played a significant role this campaign season in shaping debates about a number of matters, including the authenticity of memos produced by CBS that raised questions about President Bush's National Guard service.
The application also has a "compass" feature that lets you determine the political inclinations of the direction in which you're heading.
He says the decision not to include information for third-party candidate Ralph Nader isn't meant to be a political statement in support of two-party rule, but rather merely a design decision.
news.zdnet.com /2100-1040_22-5401624.html   (863 words)

 Neil's World - The Political Compass
What is most interesting is comparing your readings with those of political parties and politicians.
The UK political party that, according to this site, most closely matches my political beliefs is the Green Party - surprising as I’ve never considered voting for them before; normally I vote Liberal Democrat who happen to be the next closest despite being more economically right-wing.
You're reading a blog entry entitled "The Political Compass" on Neil's World, which was posted on 06 January 2005.
www.neilturner.me.uk /2005/Jan/06/the_political_compass.html   (746 words)

 Resonance: Political Compass
I took the test at The Political Compass.
For what it's worth, the results are: Economic Left/Right: -4.75 Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.79 I took the test a few months ago and as I recall the results at that time were slightly more...
I took the test a few months ago and as I recall the results at that time were slightly more to the right on the economic axis.
www.brianarner.com /weblog/archives/000132.html   (142 words)

 PERC Volunteer News - Title
The site was created out of a belief that the old political formula of left versus right, represented by a single horizontal line running from liberal, on the left end, to conservative, on the right end, was an inadequate model for determining people’s actual, real-life political beliefs.
So, the Political Compass’ creators added a vertical line to the horizontal one, distinguishing between liberal and conservative economic policies along the horizontal axis, and authoritarian and libertarian social policies along the vertical axis.
Should you be interested in checking your own orientation on the Political Compass, and if you feel comfortable with sharing what quadrant you landed in, feel free to send us an e-mail at pvn@perc.ca.
www.perc.ca /vols/pvn/05-21-03/polcompass.html   (662 words)

 The Filter^: Political Compass II
Political Compass II I completely concur that the typical right/left distinction is un-illuminating and defunct, for example Jan Lester explains why Libertarians aren't right wing.
However the political compass seems to be a little arbitrary, and lacking in substance.
What results is the 'individualist', the 'fatalist', the 'egalitarian' and the 'hierarchist', and the stability of the overall political system depends on the dynamic and constant change of people between these typologies.
thefilter.blogs.com /thefilter/2004/04/political_compa_1.html   (423 words)

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