Ideas from 'Contemporary Political Theory' by Andrew Shorten [2016], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Contemporary Political Theory' by Shorten,Andrew [Palgrave 2016,978-1-1372-9914-7]].

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20. Action / C. Motives for Action / 5. Action Dilemmas / c. Omissions
Utilitarians conflate acts and omissions; causing to drown and failing to save are the same
24. Political Theory / C. Ruling a State / 1. Social Power
There are eight different ways in which groups of people can be oppressed [PG]
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 1. Ideology
Constitutional Patriotism unites around political values (rather than national identity)
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 5. Democracy / a. Nature of democracy
Democracy is a method of selection, or it involves participation, or it concerns public discussion
Some say democracy is intrinsically valuable, others that it delivers good outcomes
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 5. Democracy / d. Representative democracy
Representative should be either obedient, or sensible, or typical
There is 'mirror representation' when the institution statistically reflects the population
In a changed situation a Mandated Representative can't keep promises and fight for constituents
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 6. Liberalism / a. Nature of Liberalism
Liberal Nationalism encourages the promotion of nationalistic values
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 6. Liberalism / b. Liberal aims
Liberal equality concerns rights, and liberal freedom concerns choice of ends
Liberal Nationalism says welfare states and democracy needed a shared sense of nationality
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 6. Liberalism / c. Individualism
Maybe the rational autonomous liberal individual is merely the result of domination
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 6. Liberalism / d. Liberal principles
Liberal citizens have a moral requirement to respect freedom and equality
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 6. Liberalism / f. Liberal problems
Liberalism should not make assumptions such as the value of choosing your own life plan
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 7. Communitarianism
Liberals treat individuals as mutual strangers, rather than as social beings
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 14. Nationalism
Liberal Nationalism is more communitarian, and Constitutional Patriotism more cosmopolitan
25. Social Practice / E. Policies / 2. Religion in Society
Religious toleration has been institutionalised by the separation of church and state