Presentation on theme: "Political Spectrum Where do YOU fit In the World of Politics?"— Presentation transcript:
Political Spectrum Where do YOU fit In the World of Politics?
Ideology: A Definition A set of beliefs about: Politics The Economy Society That shape a person’s world.
Traditional Spectrum LEFT CENTER RIGHT Liberals Moderates Conservatives
Traditional Spectrum LEFT CENTER RIGHT Liberals Moderates Conservatives People who generally favor gov’t action and view change as progress People who generally favor limited government and are cautious about change Mushy Middle People that look for compromise.
Economic Spectrum LEFT CENTER RIGHT More Government Control Less Government Control Communism: Complete Gov’t Ownership & Control Social Democracy/ Socialism: Mostly Private with Extensive Gov’t Control Regulated Capitalism: Private Ownership & Some Gov’t Control Laissez-Faire Capitalism: Private Ownership, NO Gov’t Control Some Sort of Balance
Ruling Style More Government Control Less Government Control Anarchy: No gov’t or man made laws Authoritarian System: Gov’t decides/imposes how people live their lives Non-Authoritarian: Citizens decide how to live lives. Gov’t guarantees individual rights.
A Different Way of Looking at Things Authoritarian LeftRight Libertarian Authoritarian Capitalism Advanced Industrial Democracy Communist Democracy Totalitarian System
Question: Where do you fit in? Directions: http://www.fishforinfo.org/dan-h/http://www.fishforinfo.org/dan-h/ Click on: News Resources Click on: Election 2012 Click on the Political Spectrum Quiz Link Take the Quiz & Record Your Answers
The Spectrum Authoritarian LeftRight Libertarian Authoritarian Capitalism Advanced Industrial Democracy Communist Democracy Totalitarian System
Let’s Play a Game! Word Association!!! I say a word….. And you say the OPPOSITE WORD That comes to your mind.
Question/Definition Stereotype? How does this affect people?
Economic Issues LeftRight Pro-Union Planned Economy Health Care as a Right Progressive Taxation Government Oversight Minimum/Living Wage Protectionist/Fair Trade Social Security Anti-Union Free-Market Health Care Cut Taxes No Government Regulation Prevailing Wage Free Trade 401(k) for Retirement
Foreign Policy Non-InterventionistNeo-Conservative Passive/Pacifist Defensive America First (Take care of) “Humanitarian?” Necessity of War? Diplomacy First Anti-Imperialist/Colonialist End the War on Drugs End the War on Terrorism SuperPower Police Man of the World Project American Policy “Humanitarian” First Strike Min. Diplomacy w/Enemies Imperialist/Colonialist War on Drugs War on Terrorism
Foreign Policy Non-InterventionistNeo-Conservative Libertarian (-7.23) Socialist (-7.24) Justice (-7.28) Conservative (2.43) Democrat (4.12) Republican (6.15) Independence Liberal (0.56) Constitution (-0.23) Green (-2.09) Working Families (-2.58) Communist (-2.99)
Culture Wars: Social Issues Left National Health Care Pro-Abortion/Choice Gay Rights/Marriage Right to Die/Euthanasia Separation of Church & State Gun Control Affirmative Action Evolution Patriotism – Questioning No National Language Law Reform Criminals Decriminalize Drugs Freedom of Speech Anti-Prohibition Life in Prison/Prison Reform Pro-Immigration/Immigrant Rights Right Privatized Health Care Anti-Abortion/Pro-Life No Gay Rights/Marriage No Right to Die/Euthanasia Prayer in School Gun Freedom No Affirmative Action Creation/Intel. Design Patriotism – Unquestioning National Language Law Punish Criminals Criminalize Drugs Speech Restrictions Prohibition Pro-Death Penalty Anti-Immigration
Culture Wars: Social Issues LiberalConservative Working Families Party (-3.23) Green (-3.35) Justice (-3.6) Libertarian (-5.28) Communist (-5.87) Socialist (-8.33) Conservative (5.64) Republican (5.69) Constitution (6.33) Democrat (-0.54) Liberal (-1.75)