POLS 2300 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Canada West Foundation, False Consciousness, Negative Liberty
Pols*2300 chapter 2: political culture: canadians have long obsessed over what in their values and beliefs makes them distinctive. Political culture: characteristic values, beliefs and behaviours of a society"s members in regard to politics. It may be thought of as typical orientations towards the political universe. Political ideas are categorized as: right wing, left wing and centrist/moderate. Left-wing politics: attribute greater weight to social and economic circumstances, determinants of one"s opportunities. Prefer a set of beliefs that may be described as collectivist and achievements. They have greater doubts about the economic efficiency and social fairness of free markets, with greater faith in the ability of government to intervene in ways that promote the common good. They reject the claim that the size and scope of government needs to be trimmed, smaller government works to the advantage of the affluent and privileged at the expense of the poor. Right-wing politics: opposition to abortion, same-sex marriage and assisted suicide.