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  • Political Parties And The Social Reforms
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    Jacksonian Democracy Jacksonian (Democracy, Society, etc.) is a term used to describe reform during the time of Andrew Jackson's Presidency. Specifically Jacksonian Democracy refers to "the general extension of democracy that characterized U.S. politics from 1824 to 1828". Jacksonian Democracy and its support came primarily from the lower classes as a rebellion of sorts apposing the aristocracy. Even though it stressed equality, it was pro-slavery and anti-Indian (not unlike Andrew Jackson). Als...
  • Democracy For Dewey
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    One of the greatest minds in history. A philosopher, his concern was democracy and its ideals. A thinker about the problems in education. A prominent voice in America, commanding the admiration of those who agreed with his views, and respect for his mind even from those who did not. The man: John Dewey, an American philosopher. Dewey's pedagogy was one with three distinctive traits: it was democratic in that it called for pluralism. It was a follower of the scientific method in that it was a sys...
  • Social Good Of Democracy
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    It is a word with no real definition, but rather a word that can be interpreted differently to each individual who uses it. This word is democracy, and it can instill a sense of liberty, freedom, and patriotism at least for many Americans. Realistically, it is a way of life which has a sense of altruism to it; it is for the overall good of a people. In many ways it can be a good and positive thing for a society, and this can be demonstrated in examples that occur in everyday living. My personal ...
  • Important Agents Of Political Socialization
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    There may be many ways in which culture can affect political structure of one country or another, yet, arguably the most important way that a country's culture affects democracy is through political socialization. According to Alexis de Tocqueville and his book 'Democracy', he defines culture as an ordered set of symbols, and in turn, political culture as a set of values and orientations through which one perceives and reacts to authority. The way that this set of values and orientations is gain...
  • Suharto's Indonesia With Its Economic Growth
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    It seems to me that, if it is admitted that some day we may be forced to have some form of democracy in Siam, we must prepare ourselves gradually. We must learn and educate ourselves. We must learn and experiment so as to have a better idea of how a parliamentary government would work in Siam. We must try to educate people to be politically conscious, to realize their interests so they will not be misled by agitators of mere dreamers of Utopia. If we have a parliament, we must teach the people h...
  • Tocqueville's Discussion Of Political And Civil Associations
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    Tocqueville uses a cultura list and historicist perspective when explaining how democracy came to be as it is in America. He is also an institutionalism, in that it is the form and function of voluntary associations (free institutions) that do the work and maintain democracy. In Volume I of the book he describes many of the factors (cultural, historical, political, religious, intellectual) that created the "national character" of America and that contributes the birth and state of democracy in A...

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