Tag: political-theory

127 Why is populism seen as being negative or bad? 2017-02-08T06:41:07.393

93 Why allow convicted criminals to vote? 2018-07-20T16:23:01.937

93 What is the purpose of democracy? 2020-01-02T15:30:32.930

80 What ethical (if any) or economical arguments are offered in defense of the inheritance tax? 2018-04-11T14:25:02.790

61 When is a democratic vote actually the wrong tool? 2018-02-01T19:40:57.893

52 Why does partisanship trump concerns about hypocrisy with voters? 2018-09-27T16:37:04.750

49 Apparently many US voters think their candidate supports their politics even if they do not. Does this also apply to voters in other countries? 2020-09-14T04:13:59.357

48 Is Communism intrinsically authoritarian? 2019-11-28T18:59:50.547

44 Why do politicians refuse to answer hypothetical questions? 2018-11-19T10:12:37.580

42 Why did the World Bank set the global poverty line at $1.90? 2019-06-08T16:19:41.523

39 Why should the state not provide for basic necessities? 2017-04-06T17:48:32.490

36 Difference between nationalism and patriotism 2017-01-18T15:46:03.747

36 What is an alternative theory to the Paradox of Tolerance? 2021-02-07T17:11:10.227

34 Alternatives to money and power as social incentive mechanisms 2020-07-10T09:14:51.703

33 What is the difference between totalitarianism and authoritarianism? 2020-02-20T20:59:23.500

30 Direct voting on every issue (referendum) - new political system 2016-01-07T04:09:54.137

30 Can the U.S. technically be called an oligarchy and a democracy? 2018-10-24T20:43:23.937

30 Is it a fundamental tenet of liberalism to allow the expression of illiberal ideals? 2021-02-05T00:03:47.267

28 Is 'identity politics' vs 'freedom of speech' a valid dichotomy? 2017-07-21T11:33:42.023

27 Why can't voting be fair if there are more than two alternatives? 2012-12-04T21:53:18.800

23 Without government, who would build the roads? 2014-02-25T05:36:03.640

23 How accurate is the horseshoe theory? 2015-05-06T23:54:59.927

20 What are the main differences between different types of Marxism? 2013-11-24T19:14:57.913

18 Why do working class people vote for the political right? 2017-06-10T19:27:44.207

18 Is there a term for the practice of defunding a public asset in order to privatize it? 2020-07-09T10:52:08.070

18 If the goal of communism is a stateless society, then why do we refer to authoritarian governments such as China as communist? 2021-02-25T22:38:55.713

17 Why don't many of the Republicans in the House and Senate believe in climate change? 2015-12-10T04:25:01.363

17 Do any theories justify majoritarian election outcomes? 2018-09-25T22:21:14.970

16 Is there a theory discussing fines based on income? 2017-03-23T11:05:58.467

15 Can a monarchy become a US state? 2015-09-07T13:13:41.363

15 In what sense did Jefferson consider the right to life "unalienable" in light of his support for capital punishment? 2016-04-02T07:00:43.003

15 Is there something inherently better in a 3-branch government system? 2017-02-10T08:05:07.017

15 What purpose does economic inequality (inequality in wealth) serve? 2018-07-14T10:09:01.797

15 Who coined the term "madman theory"? 2019-04-10T10:59:00.963

14 Is the UK a republic? 2014-12-05T08:34:50.447

14 What does "far-right extremist" mean? 2015-10-26T08:28:15.927

14 Why did Aristotle refuse democracy? 2016-10-14T09:24:32.710

14 What does the non-dictatorship principle of the Arrow theorem mean exactly? 2018-07-26T05:41:12.147

14 Is Venezuela an example of socialism? 2018-09-14T16:24:23.787

14 Would the Founding Fathers have supported an inheritance tax? 2019-02-21T03:20:18.100

13 Why do we collect taxes on income from labor? 2017-02-10T21:19:51.823

13 How would libertarianism deal with deceptive contracts? 2018-02-16T16:21:21.677

12 Who first proposed the idea that "Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses"? 2012-12-12T19:02:22.150

12 From state's point of view - what makes state's authority over me legal? 2012-12-20T15:28:09.110

12 How significant was Chernobyl in the collapse of the Soviet Union? 2013-06-24T08:35:50.833

12 Why should I care about federal vs state rights? 2015-11-12T02:38:21.423

11 Is there any form of political system using math, informatics or psychology as a basis for decision-making? 2014-02-28T22:29:46.140

11 What has divided the country so severely since Bill Clinton's election? 2016-09-09T16:40:14.893

11 Differences and Similarities Between a Democracy and a Republic 2017-02-13T15:40:33.300

11 What is ethical liberalism? 2017-12-19T08:34:54.263

11 How did the US end up so evenly split? 2020-11-05T03:34:24.563

10 If authoritarian regimes are so bad, why do we see so many of them? 2016-11-20T22:19:24.263

10 Lumpenproletariat In Marxist Theory? 2017-04-05T18:12:54.937

10 What is the point of countries not recognizing the physical reality of who controls a certain territory? 2017-12-08T01:59:29.303

10 By what measures can the political power of an organization be estimated? 2018-07-11T18:14:51.843

10 What's the difference between repeating elections every few years and repeating a referendum after a few years? 2019-04-08T18:22:24.487

9 Who are early critics of democracy? 2013-01-28T21:56:09.593

9 Is there an equivalent to Arrow's Impossibility Theorem that applies to systems where voters can give multiple candidates the same ranking? 2013-07-04T19:08:56.357

9 What is the furthest an amendment has gotten to 'fix' the elastic and commerce clauses? 2014-11-04T13:32:12.977

9 Do politicians test new policies before executing them? 2014-11-27T09:40:09.737

9 What is the difference between Communism and Anarchism? 2015-11-20T16:02:12.667

9 What are the advantages of the French two-round voting system against a one round alternative? 2017-02-04T13:38:14.420

9 In Communism, what happens to property rights? 2017-07-25T07:54:36.187

9 When in modern history (since 1789) did "democracy" become important? 2018-02-24T11:08:08.120

9 Is the conspiracy theory of "Cultural Marxism" inherently tied to antisemitism? 2018-12-05T18:01:00.027

9 What exactly is ineptocracy? 2019-04-02T06:36:08.317

9 Is the US a welfare state? 2019-12-22T22:09:49.270

9 What differentiates Trotskyism from Marxism/Leninism? 2021-01-21T20:36:13.443

8 King secretly funds left and right wing parties to stay in power. What's this called? 2013-07-25T09:29:24.957

8 Why aren't all matters referendable? 2014-01-29T19:56:28.143

8 Why is Jeremy Bentham considered Liberal? 2014-03-22T14:59:39.687

8 Is it possible for a federated state to be a member of two federations? 2015-03-03T08:59:05.030

8 Is it permissible to kill a neighbor who financially supports a warlord out of self-defense? 2016-04-02T07:14:39.860

8 Create a System of government that uses the Stack Exchange system to make decisions 2016-06-10T09:20:07.450

8 What did Marx and Engels mean by "Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes."? 2016-07-10T04:28:13.250

8 History of the notion of "cryptarchy" ("secret government") 2016-08-04T02:45:44.027

8 Can the Overton window split? 2017-01-26T21:21:06.583

8 Is Citizenship Limited to Members of States? 2017-02-21T14:23:07.070

8 Game theory: ignorant voting, when to pass, when to guess? 2017-03-10T17:35:56.097

8 What does “coequal sovereign” mean in this context? 2017-06-12T23:16:37.503

8 How do New Left proponents of No Platforming answer John Stuart Mill's claim that all silencing of discussion is an assumption of infallibility? 2017-08-09T10:32:54.993

8 Does categorizing/framing actions/labeling people based on intent stem the growth of that action? 2017-08-21T14:30:13.030

8 Does federalism lead to the separation of single states? 2017-12-06T11:53:44.927

8 What is a Republic? 2017-12-07T14:43:57.760

8 What is the difference between globalisation and imperialism? 2019-04-18T20:25:44.500

8 What is the name of a doctrine that aims to solidify state loyalty by allowing minorities to secede? 2019-12-19T21:20:21.887

7 Is democracy a hegemony? 2013-06-24T05:20:04.933

7 What are the ideological differences between the Soviet Union and Noam Chomsky? 2016-01-08T09:28:54.440

7 The rights of the majority over the minority in a libertarian society 2016-08-02T11:05:58.917

7 Does someone knows what is "brainpower" in Doomsday clock? 2017-05-07T13:59:50.673

7 How do Libertarian political thinkers address self harm? 2017-08-04T18:08:22.593

7 Is there a political theory of running state without politicians? 2017-09-13T16:04:10.560

7 What connects successful enterpreneurs and populism? 2017-10-24T14:57:14.077

7 What is the term for the polisci problem of having to vote for a single individual holding many beliefs? 2018-09-01T19:35:55.940

7 Does liberal democracy require a significant amount of free-will in order to function? 2019-01-02T17:45:05.650

7 What are the great modern achievements of political science? 2019-03-03T07:34:25.020

7 Are there standardized ways to quantify political division? 2019-10-07T21:46:57.613

6 What is the Overton window? 2012-12-23T19:56:41.663

6 How can an American conservative attempt to conserve a radical American founding? 2014-04-30T01:14:55.897