The City-State Definition, History, & Facts

The City-State

Most modern political ideals such, for example, as justice, liberty, constitutional government, and respect for the law-or at least the definitions of them, began with the reflection of Greek thinkers upon the institutions of the city-state. But in the long history of political thought, the meaning of such terms has been variously modified, and always … Read more

British Liberal Political Tradition

British Liberal Political Tradition

British Liberal Political Tradition. The most important contribution to the growth of the liberal political tradition in the west has come from England’s people. The English political system is a product of slow and gradual evolution. Unlike France, Russia, and China, no successful violent revolution ever interrupted the steady development of Britain’s unique political system. … Read more

Conventions of the Constitution

Conventions of the Constitution

Conventions of the Constitution are rules of the constitution that are not enforced by the law courts. Because the law courts do not enforce them, they are best regarded as non-legal rules. Still, because they do, in fact, regulate the working of the constitution, they are an important concern of the constitutional lawyer. Sanction behind Conventions:- The Conventions … Read more

Component Parts of the Constitution

Component Parts of the Constitution

Component Parts of the Constitution are organized into three parts. The first part, the Constitution’s organization using the words Preamble, The second part, Articles, establishes how the Government is structured and how the Constitution can be changed. The third part, the Amendments, lists changes to the Constitution. Sources of the Constitution:- The sources from which the … Read more

Nature of American Democracy

Nature of American Democracy

Nature of American Democracy. Except in times of crisis, capitalism’s normal political system, whether competitive or monopolistic, is liberal democracy, which Marxists may call bourgeois democracy. Votes are the nominal source of political power, but money is the real source. The political system, in other words, is democratic in form but plutocratic in content. Lord … Read more

American Government and Politics Deliberation Democracy and Citizenship

American Government and Politics: Deliberation, Democracy and Citizenship

American Government and Politics: Deliberation, Democracy and Citizenship Book by John J. Pitney and Joseph M. Bessette. This book has three underlying principles: Citizenship, History, and Democracy. American Government and Politics depends on the possibility of “deliberative democracy and government”: political systems work best when educated residents and open authorities conscious to distinguish and advance … Read more

Study of Politics

Study of Politics

Study of Politics: The modern political scientists introduce the reader to politics and accept it as the political activity hub. Ordinary use equates politics with party politics and politicians with party politicians, engaged in their respective parties’ politics born out of disagreement on the policies and programs each party owns and propagates and, therefore, the … Read more