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Arab Nationalism

Arab Nationalism  

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Religion
Defined by an anticolonial ethos and the glorification of origins and history in the face of Western dominance experienced by Arab countries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Aims at ...
attitude measurement

attitude measurement  

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Media studies
Any attempt to survey and measure people's attitudes in relation to a topic, whether by academic social scientists, market researchers, media industry researchers, or public opinion pollsters. ...
Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics  

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The term comparative politics refers to both a subject matter and a method of analysis. In principle, the two should complement each other; in practice, they frequently do not.As ...
consensus

consensus  

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1. General agreement about some issue within a group or in public opinion: compare dissensus.2. Shared ideas, norms, and values in a society (for functionalists, particularly Parsons, the basis of ...
corruption

corruption  

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The use of bribery to influence the actions of a public official. More generally, corruption refers to obtaining private gains from public office through bribes, extortion, and embezzlement of public ...
damages

damages  

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Law
Money damages are an attempt to compensate the plaintiff for harm suffered. The types and measure of damages vary according to the nature of the claim, and may include pecuniary ...
Election studies

Election studies  

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Accounts of elections, published in journals, go back a long way. Academic monographs—once single‐authored, now almost always edited works—covering state as well as federal elections, date from the ...
Electioneering

Electioneering  

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Electioneering—the effort parties and others make to persuade electors to vote a particular way—formally begins once the date of an election or referendum is announced; for national elections, the ...
Equal Rights Amendment

Equal Rights Amendment  

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History
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), written by Alice Paul and sponsored by the National Woman's Party, was first proposed in 1923, on the seventy-fifth anniversary of the 1848 Seneca Falls women's ...
fireside chat

fireside chat  

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In the US, the informal broadcasts made by Franklin Roosevelt (1882–1945) during his presidency on topics of national interest.
gender

gender  

The distinction between sex and gender is attributed to the anthropologist Margaret Mead (Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies, 1935). Sex is the biological category, whereas gender is ...
George Gallup

George Gallup  

(1901–84)A pioneer in the methods and techniques of public opinion polling and analysis, creator of the Gallup Poll, Gallup was a firm believer in the concept that consumer attitude research had to ...
Henry Mayer

Henry Mayer  

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Henry Mayer (1919–91) arrived in Australia in 1940 on the Dunera‐an identity he never sought to exploit‐and became a leading figure in the study of Australian politics and media and ...
idealism

idealism  

[Th]The theoretical position that phenomena and events exist only in so far as they are perceived as ideas. The idealist believes that thoughts are prior to actions, and that the mental or cognitive ...
Impact of Court Decisions

Impact of Court Decisions  

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The Supreme Court's decisions potentially affect many people and in fact have considerable effects. The extent to which the Court does have impact—direct and indirect, short‐run and ...
information society

information society  

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A concept that responds to the expansion and ubiquity of information. The term has been in use since the 1970s, but has gained in popularity and is now widely used in social and political policy. ...
interest groups

interest groups  

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[Ge]Groups organized to pursue specific interests in the political arena, operating primarily by lobbying the members of legislative bodies.
intifada

intifada  

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The Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, beginning in 1987. The word comes from Arabic intifāḍa ‘an uprising’ (literally ‘a jumping up as a reaction to ...
journalism

journalism  

The first newspapers, and journalists, arrived in Canada with British conquest and settlement. Utterly dependent for revenue on government advertising, they loyally endorsed their patrons and ...
liberal democracy

liberal democracy  

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Australia is one of the world's oldest and most successful liberal democracies. Liberal democracy is the name applied to political arrangements that combine two principles of Political theory: that ...

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