Political Spectrum Lesson 1

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Introduction to Political Spectrum by Paul Enrique C. Casas

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Political Spectrum Lesson 1

  1. 2. Ideologies
  2. 3. REACTIONARY RADICAL LIBERAL MODERATE CONSERVATIVE Arrange these political ideologies from left to right… Left Right Center
  3. 4. Let’s check if you are right by watching this video …
  4. 5. REACTIONARY RADICAL LIBERAL MODERATE CONSERVATIVE Left Right Center The Basic Political Spectrum
  5. 6. Characteristics
  6. 7. Characteristics of the Left/Right Political Spectrum <ul><li>Classifies political movements and thinkers as left-wing or right wing. </li></ul><ul><li>(Tansey, 2004) </li></ul>
  7. 8. Modern French National Assembly
  8. 9. “… the pro-monarchist conservatives sat on the right, and the revolutionary republicans sat on the left of a semi-circular assembly.” (Tansey, 2004)
  9. 10. Revolutionary Republicans Pro-monarchist Conservatives French National Assembly (1789)
  10. 11. Early Political Spectrum Revolutionary Republicans Pro-monarchist Conservatives LEFT WING RIGHT WING
  11. 12. “… the pro-monarchist conservatives sat on the right, and the revolutionary republicans sat on the left of a semi-circular assembly.” (Tansey, 2004)
  12. 13. Characteristics of the Left/Right Political Spectrum <ul><li>Classifies political opinions as left-wing or right wing. (Tansey, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>The left is pro-change, while the right, is anti change. (Tansey, 2004) </li></ul>
  13. 14. Change Change
  14. 15. Characteristics of the Left/Right Political Spectrum <ul><li>Classifies political opinions as left-wing or right wing. (Tansey, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>The left is pro-change, while the right, is anti change. (Tansey, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>The direction of change is from right to left. </li></ul>
  15. 16. SPECTRUM Spectrum is “a continuum of color formed when a beam of white light is dispersed (as by passage through a prism) so that its component wavelengths are arranged in order. -Meriam-Webster Online
  16. 17. Like this…
  17. 18. And this one…
  18. 19. Left-wing Right-wing Change Centrists In Political Science…
  19. 20. “ Spectrum” also refers to… “ any of various continua that resemble a color spectrum in consisting of an ordered arrangement by a particular characteristic (as frequency or energy).” -Meriam-Webster Online
  20. 21. “ The labels used on the spectrum are not pure categories , but they make up a continuum, or value line, and citizens and politicians fall somewhere on that line depending on what they believe.” -cyberlearning-world.com
  21. 22. Characteristics of the Left/Right Political Spectrum <ul><li>Classifies political opinions as left-wing or right wing. (Tansey, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>The left is pro-change, while the right, is anti change. (Tansey, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>The direction of change is from right to left. </li></ul><ul><li>The labels used on the spectrum are not pure categories, but they make up a continuum, or value line. </li></ul>
  22. 23. Characteristics of the Political Spectrum <ul><li>Classifies political opinions as left-wing or right wing. </li></ul><ul><li>The left is pro-change, while the right, is anti change. </li></ul><ul><li>The direction of change is from right to left. </li></ul><ul><li>The labels used on the spectrum are not pure categories, but they make up a continuum, or value line. </li></ul>Re +
  23. 24. Something to think about…
  24. 25. Among the five political labels, where should we associate communism and capitalism? Why do you think is the reason why the political conservatives during the French Revolution chose to seat on the right-hand side of the Speaker?
  25. 26. Do you want to know where you fit on a political spectrum? Check out these sites: www.politicalcompass.org http://www.theadvocates.org/

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