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  Radical middle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The political application of radical middle philosophy is represented by a cluster of loosely related terms and movements: radical middle, radical centrist, responsive communitarian, third-way, etc. As a relatively grass-roots movement, especially in the United States, there is no definitive statement of radical middle politics.
Radical centrists are related to what is sometimes called the Vital Center in American politics, and similarly claim to be drawing on the best of both sides.
Radical centrists can be found in both left-wing and right-wing political parties, but (like other centrists and independents) are usually penalized for being out of step with that party's dominant ideology.
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 Left-wing politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In politics, left-wing, political left, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the United States sense of the word), or with opposition to right-wing politics.
The term is also often used to characterize the politics of the Soviet Union and other one-party "communist states", although many (perhaps most) on the political left (including many Marxists) would not consider their own politics to have anything significant in common with any of these states.
Many Greens deny that green politics is "on the left"; nonetheless, their economic policies can generally be considered left-wing, and when they have formed political coalitions (most notably in Germany, but also in local governments elsewhere), it has almost always been with groups that would generally be classified as being on the left.
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 Right-wing politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In politics, right-wing, political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with conservatism, or with opposition to left-wing politics.
(See Political spectrum and Left-Right politics for more on the merits/limitations of this kind of classification.) The terminology of Left-Right politics was originally based on the seating-arrangement of parliamentary partisans, during the French Revolution.
Political spectrum discusses various writers' views of the usefulness (or not) of these terms and of alternative spectra.
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 Left-wing politics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms that refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially but not exclusively in the American sense of the word), or with opposition to right-wing politics.
The terminology of left-right politics was originally based on the seating arrangement of parliamentary partisans during the French Revolution.
The UK political coalition RESPECT argue that anti-war feeling is key to the growth of the left while leading members of the French left-wing group ATTAC claim that to much focusing on the war will lead the left away from focus on economic issues.
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 Centrism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In politics, centrism usually refers to the political ideal of promoting moderate policies which land in the middle ground between different political extremes.
Most commonly, this is visualized as part of the one-dimensional political spectrum of Left-Right politics, with centrism landing in the middle between left-wing politics and right-wing politics.
For instance, the Independent Labour Party was seen as revolutionarily centrist because they were a radical formation moving towards a revolutionary position and had the potential to become a full fledged revolutionary party or at least have a large number of their members move towards an openly revolutionary position.
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 left-wing politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In politics, the term left-wing (or political left or simply on the left) refers to the segment of the political spectrum associated either with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism, (in the United States sense of the word), or with opposition to right-wing politics.
The term is also often used to characterize the politics of the Soviet Union and other on-party communist states, although many (perhaps most) on the political left (even including some who call themselves Marxist) would not consider their own politics to have anything significant in common with those of these states.
Many Greens deny that the "left" label provides is useful to describe them, and build their green politics on a different set of assumptions, usually asserting that local control improves on central control, and that only a few issues benefit from global unity.
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 Encyclopedia: Radical centrism
The term Radical Middle refers to a type of third way philosophy as well as an associated political movement, which defines itself by simultaneously affirming both sides of an apparently contradictory issue, whether that be Left-Right politics or a false dilemma.
Radical middle thought can thus be considered as emphasizing epistemic virtue in the pursuit of truth, as opposed to blind adherence to dogma.
Historical examples of what might be considered radical middle thinking are the wave-particle duality of physics, the Christian doctrine of Jesus as both God and Man, and the federalist balance between national and state authority in the United States Constitution.
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 political science
Political science seeks both to advance positive theses, by analyzing the politics, and to advance normative theses, by making specific policy recommendations.
The study of political science is complicated by the frequent involvement of political scientists in the political process, since their teachings often provide the frameworks within which other commentators, such as journalists, special interest groups, politicians, and the electorate analyze issues and select options.
The complex interplay of economic and political choices is reflected in the field of political economy, where economics and political science overlap.
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 Radical middle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The political application of radical middle philosophy is represented by acluster of loosely related terms and movements: radical middle, radical centrist, communitarian, third-way, etc. As a relatively grass-roots movement, especially in the United States, there is no definitive statement of radical middle politics.
However, they differ significantly from traditional centrism, which prides itself on moderation and seeking political consensus amongst the parties; radical centrists, for example, are often quite radical and populist in their stated policies.
Radical centrists also have a tendency to be divisive, as opposed to the non-partisan approach of traditional centrism.
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 Learn more about Left-wing politics in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Traditionally, the left side of the political spectrum spans a spectrum from modern liberalism, extending through social democrats and moderate socialists into communism and anarchism.
Critics of democratic socialism or of left-liberalism have often used the association of communism with Soviet-style politics to argue that the political left has become tarred with the crimes of bolshevism.
Greens often deny that the 'left' label provides any useful cover or coherence, and build their green politics on a different set of assumptions, usually asserting that local control improves on central control, and that only a few issues benefit from global unity.
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 wikien.info: Main_Page
Left-Right politics is the traditional terminology used to describe the two ideological poles of a political spectrum in a society, especially in a democracy.
This traditional political spectrum is defined along an axis with conservatism ("the right") on one end, and socialism ("the left") on the other.
Because the political franchise at the start of the revolution was relatively narrow, the original "Left" represented mainly the interests of the bourgeoisie, the rising capitalist class.
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 Radical middle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The term Radical Middle refers to a type of third way philosophy as well as an associated political movement.
Followers of the philosophy often consider the wave-particle duality of physics, the Christian doctrine of Jesus as both God and Man, and the federalist balance between national and state authority in the United States Constitution to be representative of the beliefs of the philosophy.
Radical Center American Party (http://www.radicalcenter.org), not quite a political party, for now it is just a website with some political thoughts and some links to other Radical Center sites and thought.
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 Left-Right politics - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Left-Right politics is the traditional terminology used to describe the two ideological poles in a democracy.
The aristocracy sat on the Right of the Speaker (traditionally the seat of honor) and the commoners sat on the Left, hence the terms Right-wing politics and Left-wing politics.
In the West, in order to remain politically relevant, we see the Right embracing some aspects of government intervention in post-World War II society, just as the Left endorsed some aspects of privatization during the Reagan-Thatcher era.
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 Centerfield: Radical Centrism
The GOP's treatment of folks like Voinovich during the Bolton ordeal demonstrates this: their actions--even when as restrained as Voinovich's were--to reach across the aisle and not try and seize the maximalist partisan position were seen as a betrayal to the party, not proof of moderation.
Centrists are often moderate in debate but not in their ideals.
When Radical Centrists use the term, it refers more to innovation and going to the "radix" or root of the issue, not a bunch of "radicals." I felt you were using the term "radical" in the normal way as opposed to the specialized way it is used by Radical Centrists.
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 Articles - Right-wing politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
At the level of practical political policy, there are endless variations in the means that right wing thinkers advocate to achieve their basic aims, and they sometimes argue with each other as much as with the left.
United States politics, in particular, has long had a current that claims to believe it is their moral obligation to free nations from dictators and undemocratic regimes.
Political spectrum discusses various writers' views of the usefulness (or not) of the Left/Right dichotomy and of alternative spectra.
www.gaple.com /articles/Right-wing_politics   (1773 words)

  
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Most Greens reject radical centrist politics though there is a strong overlap between that perspective and what is occasionally referred to as the "realist" wing of the Greens.
Basic statements of Green political values include the Four Pillars of the Green Party originally adopted by the European Greens, the Ten Key Values of the Global Greens adopted by most English-speaking Greens in the 1990s, and the six core Green principles accepted in 2001.
Green politics is usually said to include the green anarchism, eco-anarchism, anti-nuclear and peace movements - although these often claim not to be aligned with any party.
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 Centrism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Centrists, with their fondness for majority rule, share some ideals with classical democrats, though they distance themselves from the strong ideological commitments often associated with that viewpoint.
Close and sometimes overlapping with centrism are the ideals of political liberalism (in the European sense), though this philosophy generally emphasizes the individual at the expense of the community, while centrists seek a balance between the two.
There is anecdotal evidence that most people (at least in two-party democracies) consider themselves "centrists" and consider the word a compliment; thus, people are rarely attacked for being "centrists." This leads to a recursive definition where a centrist is merely defined by other centrists as "someone who agrees with me".
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 Does this define me? :: Maybe
Politics is a "game" really, politicians run governments, which are meant to govern countries and assure the welfare of its people; however, today, politicians are generally power hungry fanatics who enjoy the sense of power and the oppurtinity for self-gain.
the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with conservatism, or with opposition to left-wing politics.
The term is also often used to characterize the politics of the Soviet Union and other one-party "communist states", although many (perhaps most) on the political left (including a large number of Marxists) would not consider their own politics to have anything significant in common with any of these states.
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 The Radical Centrist: California Politics
Valley politics doesn't fit into the neat boxes that most use to categorize political thought, so I guess it does relate to my idea of centrism, which is driven by a sense that the old labels are obsolete.
Assuming most independents to be relatively centrist, that puts Hastert to the right of roughly 85 percent of the American people (most Democrats and independents, plus at least half of the Republicans) and Pelosi to the left of roughly 85 percent of the population (most Republicans and independents, plus at least half of the Democrats).
Most political activists these days are more driven by conservative or liberal ideology than are most other citizens, thanks in part to the decline of party bosses focused on winning elections, and the rise of single-issue groups and political donors who care most about ideological purity.
www.theradicalcentrist.com /california_politics   (8296 words)

  
 Against Opportunism and Centrist Politics and Pedagogies
They publish, in ever new-er technosavvy languages (which are the discursive code of post-ideological “progressiveness"), politically innocuous writings that distract attention from the on-going global class struggle and legitimate the way things are between the North and the South, the owners and the workers.
Marking the space of the pedagogy of desire as basically the naturalization of class politics, “Against the End of Critique-al Knowledges” argues that pedagogy is never a “private” act.
However, what is represented as a “radical” act is exactly what is needed by the corporate university to bring its practices more in line with transnational capital: to downsize its (what “Quango-ing the University” calls) “critique-al humanities”.
www.etext.org /Politics/AlternativeOrange/5/v5n2_ao.html   (999 words)

  
 The Radical Centrist: General Politics
Sooner or later reality hits hard, and the confident political master is left blustering into a microphone, traumatized to find all his or her well-honed political skills useless.
He responds to concern that Roberts is not sufficiently academic (a point in his favor in my eyes) or that he is some sort of stealth moderate (we are so easy to disguise.) both posts are worth reading.
I get emails from political groups across the spectrum (it's wonderful being a centrist!) and the lines were well drawn well before the nomination.
www.theradicalcentrist.com /general_politics   (15681 words)

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