30- Second Politics: The 50 most thought-provoking theories by Steven L Taylor

By Steven L Taylor

You'll be pleased with typical stuff like Conservatism and Democracy, yet do you actually be aware of what Patrimonialism is? And what approximately Oligarchy? Anarcho-syndicalism? Politics is, we're keen to guess, the main passionately argued-over subject material, and but what percentage folks flounder round in confrontational debates simply because we haven't any grip on political concept, only a obscure idea that they're all out to get us? 30-Second Politics can help dispel this fog distrust and paranoia. It demanding situations political theorists of all colours to come back up with no-frill, no-spin, tell-it-like-it-is factors of the 50 most vital political -isms, -archies, and -ocracies that experience pertained because the time of Periclean Athens. At no public cost, the e-book explains every one political idea in not anything greater than pages, three hundred phrases, and a few propaganda-style imagery, for we know photograph chance is worthy 1000 phrases of lifeless interview.

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3-MINUTE MANIFESTO The term ‘theocracy’ was invented by Josephus (38–100 BC) specifically to describe the ancient Hebrew constitution based on the concept that God’s laws were handed to Moses carved on tablets of stone. While its literal meaning, ‘rule of God’, seems easy to grasp, the blend of the secular and the sacred in terms of actual practice would need a book the size of the Bible to discuss its implications. RELATED THEORIES MONARCHY OLIGARCHY AUTHORITARIANISM 3-SECOND BIOGRAPHIES POPE BENEDICT XVI 1927– Head of State, Vatican City ALI HOSEINI-KHAMENEI 1939– Supreme Leader of Islamic Republic of Iran MULLAH MUHAMMAD OMAR 1959– Leader of the Taliban, ruler in Afghanistan 1996–2001 30-SECOND TEXT Steven L.

3-MINUTE MANIFESTO In the modern world, tyrants are often called dictators or despots instead. They usually claim a legal or moral basis for their rule, most often – but not always – based on a totalitarian or authoritarian ideology, either imported or home-grown, such as Marxism-Leninism, Arab socialism or fascism. However, not every totalitarian or authoritarian state is despotic in nature; some, such as post-Mao China or the Soviet Union after Stalin, have had multiple leaders exercising their overlapping powers collectively as an oligarchy.

Aristotle returned to Athens in 335 BC and set up his own school, the Lyceum. It is the ensuing dozen years that saw him compose his most influential works, among them treatises on ethics, nature, philosophy, poetry and politics. Aristotle’s Politics is roughly organized into eight books. It covers a vast range of political concepts, but perhaps its greatest significance today lies in its examination of the responsibility of power. In Book IV Aristotle weighs up the pros and cons of three ‘constitutions’, those ruled by ‘one’, ‘few’ or ‘many’.

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