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Ideology and Political Culture
Questions for Exam- Equality of life Canadians have. Socio economic settings of
Canadians Quality of Life for Canadians? Equality and income
1.What is ideology
2.Left + Right
Contemporary + Classical
4.The dominant ideology is Democratic capitalism in Canada or Liberalism
5. In 1795 a French group called the ideologists formed and they were committed to
studying ideologists. They were rationalists, supported the revolution, liberals who saw
freedom of thought and expression as the main contributions of the French revolution.
Using reason is the best guarantee of thinking and order.
6.A body of ideas that reflects the social needs, aspirations and hopes of a specific
group or peoples. It expresses the most fundamental ideas about the nature of the
individual, the nature of society and the nature of the relationship between both.
7.Political parties and leaders use ideology to formulate their platforms and decisions.
8. It is a way of intrepreting society.
9.The most common categorization are the terms left wing and right wing
10.Left wingers associate themselves with the poor, the workers etc (poor)
11.The right with the privelged, with managers, bankers, (rich)
Criteria to Classify Parties as Left or Right
14.MPs Socio-Economic status
Classical Conservatism-rooted in soil
Classical Liberalism- rooted in commerce
24.Freedom- to buy, to have, to accumulate
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