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 Learn more about Political spectrum in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Political spectrums can end when one group wins so throughly that there is no longer a divergence of opinions.
This traditional political spectrum is defined along an axis with Conservatism ("the right") on one end, and Socialism ("the left", called Liberalism in the United States) on the other.
The usage in Western politics of "right" and "left" to refer to political affiliation stems at least from the French National Assembly in 1789, during the French Revolution.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /p/po/political_spectrum.html   (1432 words)

 ipedia.com: Political model Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
But the left/right model has been in use for over 200 years (it is based on the seating arrangements at the first French Parliament following the French Revolution), and many argue that it is outdated.
Clearly, a more refined political model must be found, since the left/right scale is not enough to account for all the differences between political ideologies.
Another two-dimensional model is the one put forward by The Political Compass, which has one axis ('x') for economic issues (Left/Right) and another axis ('y') for social issues (Authoritarian/Libertarian).
www.ipedia.com /political_model.html   (460 words)

 Reconstructing Philosophy 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the case of Greek republican politics, the paradigm of the decision-maker was the statesman, the citizen-ruler.
The role of the political philosopher was to provide a scheme of constitutional categories, to clarify the criteria to be applied in the process of assessing particular cases and perhaps to examine particular cases of political decision-making considered by most to have been successful.
The doctrine identified with Aristotelian political philosophy was a doctrine shaped by a clear definition of the rhetorical situation it addressed, the rhetorical standpoint it assumed and the rhetorical effects it sought to achieve.
www.civsoc.com /reconphil/reconphil2.html   (3273 words)

 Anti Essays : : Models of Political Ideology
First, however, to explain the importance of the square model verses the linear model, the understanding of the different elements involved in these models must be explained.
The better of the two models for the ideological spectrum is the square model verses the linear model.
The linear model also places ideologies together that have similar qualities, but these qualities are also equally similar to the opposite side of the spectrum.
www.antiessays.com /print.php?eid=1046   (1228 words)

 MIT book
Second, the partisan model outperforms the opportunistic one as an explanation of macroeconomic fluctuations in output growth, inflation, and unemployment.
While the idea that parties are not all alike may strike many of the non professional political scientists as obvious, an established tradition in political science emphasizes the tendency of parties in two-bloc systems to converge to the middle.
For instance, in the late Seventies the political barometer of OECD tilted toward the left: in the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom, left-leaning governments pursued expansionary policy, leading to a temporary boom and a build-up of inflation (aggravated by the second oil shock).
pages.stern.nyu.edu /~nroubini/book.htm   (3571 words)

 Computational Political Economy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Computational work typically models political actors as locally informed, boundedly rational agents, and attempts to incorporate learning, communication, and cooperation into political models.
Computational modeling also has a great deal in common with experimental work, insofar as any computational model must arrive at reasonable algorithms that govern the behavior of political agents.
The second answer is that computational modeling is a bridge between the restrictions inherent in analytic approaches, and experimental work that is often not precise in detailing the dynamics of a given phenomenon.
moria.poli.duke.edu /demarchi/Syllabus398.htm   (1527 words)

 Theoretical Models in Political Sociology
The pluralist model of politics was developed largely by political scientists, although it is essentially based on certain sociological principles.
Nor can politics be explained by the study of leaders, since these leaders reflect group interests and their behavior cannot be understood except from the perspective of group analysis.
Many political issues such as the fl revolt, the youth movement, the environmental crisis, and the women's movement were not predicted by those who were using Marxist models of thought any more than they were by pluralists.
crab.rutgers.edu /~goertzel/polsoctheories.htm   (6030 words)

 I am a collector of political models
In particular, while the generation based model seems good at determining when a crisis might occur, or at least how a society is apt to respond to a challenge at a given time, other perspectives might be better for identifying the nature of the crisis.
If T4T is a cyclic model that predicts cyclic behavior, if The Third Wave tracks fundamental shifts in civilization patterns and thus predicts a fundamental change in civilization, it is hardly surprising that Clash of Civilizations anticipates any major crisis will develop along the boundaries of the seven civilizations.
The merit of the model is thus in the data provided to support a match between the model and the real world.
polyticks.com /polyticks/onevision.htm   (2628 words)

 Political Science:Artificial Intelligence Applications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Political modelers must constrain their domains by imposing simplifying assumptions so stringent that their models no longer represent adequately the complex political processes they purport to describe (cf.
By simulating planning and counterplanning in belief models, political analysts may be able to devise models of strategic interaction that capture the contents of strategy and not merely their form.
Political science and artificial intelligence are both ``sciences of the artificial,'' in the apt phrase of political scientist and AI pioneer Herbert Simon (1981).
web.syr.edu /~satucker/ai.html   (7483 words)

 Applying network models to political organizing | Civilities
Part of that debate was driven by what values were inherent in the network models, a discussion that I felt was high on rhetoric and short on substance.
The problem I see is that the old political pros in the Kerry campaign only know the Roman Army model, adopted by the Catholic Church: A standard plan enforced from the top down.
The star model breaks of course when it is streched thin so that its network resembles an asteroid belt.
civilities.net /NetworkModels   (1641 words)

 Trafford Publishing: Political Indaba Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is presented as a text of political reference with particular emphasis on the continent of Africa, including the Middle East's influence on her northern states, and is based on views, observations, experiences, and research carried out throughout Africa and the Middle East over a 20-year period from the mid-1970s.
The models, lessons learned and examples presented in this book, although aimed mainly at the way forward for Zimbabwe, are equally valid for other countries; that is, nations with similar resources of a comparable or younger post-conflict or post-independence age.
Following the basic reference of political models and how they apply to Africa, the text then turns its attentions to Southern Africa, presenting social responsibilities, views and issues, and the important role they play in the successful governing and stability of any nation.
www.trafford.com /4dcgi/robots/04-0471.html   (842 words)

 Catalog Descriptions
Political Science 512 Quantitative Political Analysis (3) Methods and techniques in quantitative political analysis: univariate and bivariate statistics.
Prereq: 564 and 572 or 538, or consent of instructor.
Modern information based techniques and model selection in multivariate analysis, informational tests of significance with multivariate data, multivariate analysis of variance, multivariate regression and variable selection, multisample cluster analysis, common principal component model, factor analysis model, covariance structural models with latent variables, mixture-model cluster analysis.
stat.bus.utk.edu /igsp/catalog.htm   (1714 words)

 Political models and the search for authority (from history of Latin America) --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
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A model may be made to scale, a working copy, or larger than life.
A scale model is an exact miniature that, though much smaller than the original, has all the same components in proportion to those of the original.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-60885   (884 words)

 Frank's Case Book
There have been a number of models to predict presidential election outcomes, models that are generally driven by economic data.
Nonetheless, political models and mathematical descriptors of political situations, as long as they are swallowed with a suitably large block of salt, can illuminate important and interesting trends.
There are a number of proposed explanations for the change in income distribution including greater rates of immigration increasing the number of low-paid workers, changes in the American social structure producing both more single-parent families and two income families, and the increased premium the economy puts on education.
mywebpages.comcast.net /fmonaldo/articles/polarization.htm   (897 words)

 Groningen Research Program of Political Culture
The German socialist party was often the model for socialist parties, the British Parliament was the obvious example for parliaments, and British debating styles were admired, although not necessarily adopted, throughout Europe.
At this conference, political transfer may refer to the use of foreign models in established politics in parliaments and parties but also to political strategies of social movements or even virtually spontaneous demonstrations, inspired by foreign examples.
Political Culture and View of Politics in the Netherlands and (Western) Europe, 19th and 20th Centuries research group, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and the University of Groningen.
odur.let.rug.nl /politicalculture/conference.html   (711 words)

 Is Political Business Cycle Theory Relevant to Ireland?
As it happens, all the models that they place in their taxonomy assume voters' inflation myopia, but a significant amount of the literature instead ignores voters' myopia in favour of asymmetric information between voters and future governments as the cause of the cycles.
The political popularity function expresses a party's support as a function of the unemployment, inflation and economic growth rates, while the latter embodies the responsive ideological preferences of the incumbent government.
Regarding the B assumptions, the adaptive and rational expectations approaches to studying inflationary expectations in the models are untenable given the prominence of indicative planning in Ireland, especially in the latter half of the sample period.
www.tcd.ie /Economics/SER/archive/1998/ESSAY3.HTM   (4585 words)

 Spatial and Contextual Models In Political Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
These models are vital in recognising the importance of the geographic settings and group environments for an understanding of a wide variety of political phenomena.
Other contributions present spatial analyses of a variety of political phenomena, ranging from the distribution of electoral support for political parties to the diffusion of judicial innovations within a country.
These issues are raised in the context of political research in a number of advanced industrial countries including Britain, Italy and the United States.
www.gisdevelopment.net /books/application/bapp0025.htm   (286 words)

 Gary Andres on Election 2004 on National Review Online
My copy of PS: Political Science and Policy — a quarterly journal published by the American Political Science Association — arrived at home this week with some encouraging news for the White House: Bush is the likely winner.
The models, which are technically not predictions of who will "win" the presidential election, but rather forecasts of the share of the national two-party vote President Bush or Senator Kerry will achieve, are nonetheless good news for the incumbent's reelection prospects.
The American Political Science Association, which publishes PS and is composed primarily of academic political scientists, is not generally known for its pro-Republican tilt.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/andres200410250759.asp   (621 words)

 Political Forecasting
The purpose of the PFG is to promote the study of forecasting of political events and to foster communication among members of any discipline interested in such work.
At two other sessions, several forecasting models that did relatively well in 2004 will be displayed, along with other papers.
Five articles apply different models to the forthcoming British election and a sixth casts a skeptical eye on the entire enterprise.
morris.wharton.upenn.edu /forecast/Political   (1208 words)

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The emergence and development of political structures in Latin America is both a unique process and a phenomenon which implies to the richness on the global picturing of the current human society maturation as it is an implicit part in the regional public puzzling.
In this case the main focus of the study will be placed on the interpretation of political mechanisms for the regulation of Latin American society during XX century.
The main emphasis of the teaching course will be on its concluding part, designed to expand the current situation of basic political models and concepts during the period of democratic transitions.
www.ceu.hu /crc/Syllabi/alumni/sociology/petroussenko.html   (669 words)

 USCFL- Three Political Models for Lebanese Christians
The Swiss model would be the same in terms of internal organization, but Lebanon would be completely political neutral.
The Cyprus/Israel/India model would involve partitioning Lebanon into two countries, one with a strong Christian majority and the other with a strong Muslim majority, with population transfers if necessary (Druze could choose which country they wanted to live in).
This is a dangerous choice, but the Palestine model has already clearly failed while the Swiss model would demand the Lebanese Muslims radically changing their worldview, ideology, and behavior, which is probably hopeless.
www.freelebanon.org /articles/a115.htm   (482 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Methods and Models : A Guide to the Empirical Analysis of Formal Models in Political Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
At present much of political science consists of a large body of formal mathematical work that remains largely unexplored empirically and an expanding use of sophisticated statistical techniques.
The book is intended to be a guide for active and future political scientists who are confronting the issues of empirical analysis with formal models in their work and as a basis for a needed dialogue between empirical and formal theoretical researchers in political science.
Political scientists have become adept at applying - from economics and other disciplines - exciting new statistical methods to analyze data.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/052163394X?v=glance   (720 words)

 EITM @ DUKE 2004
Students, therefore, should already be familiar with spatial models, so that our aims during this week will be to synthesize the field in a new way and to use spatial models to link empirical and theoretical research.
The goal, therefore, is to expand the range of testable models of institutions as the outcome of equilibrating processes or as creating or selecting among alternative equilibrium outcomes.
This week focuses on complex-systems models and their use in describing and analyzing the choice and effects of political institutions.
www.poli.duke.edu /eitm/units.html   (1435 words)

 Lecture examines European political models
His talk is titled “Innovative Pathways to Comparative Social and Political Research: The European Social Survey.” The event is free and open to the public in Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber.
Kaase, vice president and dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at International University Bremen, is one of the foremost experts in the fields of political sociology, comparative politics and mass communication.
The talk is part of the Civility in Politics lecture series presented by Lewis & Clark’s political science department and sponsored, in part, by a generous grant from the Arkay Foundation.
www.lclark.edu /cgi-bin/shownews.cgi?1109538480.1   (220 words)

 The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Yersiniosis (2002) And Computational Models in Political Economy by Ken Kollman, ...
Politicians, citizens, interest groups, and organizations interact in dynamic, complex environments, and the static models that are predominant in political economy are limited in capturing fundamental features of economic decision making in modern democracies.
Computational models--numerical approximations of equilibria and dynamics that cannot be solved analytically--provide useful insight into the behavior of economic agents and the aggregate properties of political systems.
The focus is on theoretical models of traditional problems in the field.
www.pastaconcerto.com /official.htm   (278 words)

 ECO 213 - Models of Political Economy - (Autumn 1999)
This unit aims to provide a general understanding of the different approaches to political economy.
Emphasis will be put on the methodological framework of different paradigms and historical context in which they have originated.
Once you have selected the work you want to focus on, you must read the book selected or view the film having in mind that you want to do two things: 1) you want to understand what the book/film is talking about because you will have to provide a short summary in your paper.
homepages.uel.ac.uk /M.DeAngelis/213syl02.htm   (1259 words)

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