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Lecture 2

POL214Y1 Lecture 2: POL214JAN12.pdf


Department
Political Science
Course Code
POL214Y1
Professor
Nelson Wiseman
Lecture
2

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TodaysAgenda
Whatisideology?
LeftandRight
Conservatism
Liberalism
Socialism
Ideologyexpressesthefundamentalideasofthenatureofindvl,natureofsocietyandthe
natureoftherelationshipoftheindvlinsocietythisisaliberaldefinitionconsideredindvl
separatefromsociety
Ideologydealswithvalueseveryonehasdifferentviews
Ideologyisnormative
Ideologyoffersaninterpretationofrealitybecomesafilterofhowweseeissues
Brookssay’sleftandrightwingareconflictingideasofpolitics
Examplesincreasingmilitaryspendingrightwing
Nationalismleftwing
BismarckRightwingnationalist
LeftistFaithingov’tlessfaithinmarketsinpromotingthecommongood,societyisseenasa
hive
RightistGov’tnecessaryevil,seessocietyasamarket
Libertariansandsocialconservativesarerightist
Libertariansnotopposeto
abortion
prostitution
Aslongasyoudon'thurtanyoneelsefreetodoanything
ClassifyingPoliticalPartiesasLeftandRight(potentialcriteria)
Experts
MPs’values
Mps’socioeconomicstatus(SES)
Votersupport
Partyfinance
Voterperception
Partyactivists’perceptions
Classicalconservatism(Toryism)istheoldestideology
Traditionlookathowthingsweredoneinthepast,rootsintradition
Authority/Socialorderacceptauthority
Hierarchyaccepthierarchylookatthecanadiansystem,queenisatthetop,most
corporationsarehierarchical,universities,families,church
Communitypriority
CooperationHavetopulltogether
ClassicalLiberalism
Reason
Freedom
EqualityWeareallequalhere,equalityofopportunity
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