political theory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n political theory an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
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Usage

In literature:

This theory designs a sweeping revolution and the creation of a new political system.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
How very far practice is from any likeness to theory, a week's experience of our politics suffices to convince us.
"The Writings of James Russell Lowell in Prose and Poetry, Volume V" by James Russell Lowell
The keyword to his political theory was not Pity nor Benevolence, but Justice.
"Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3)" by John Morley
I am a martyr, sir, to my great and expanded political ideas; my religious opinions; my theory of human rights.
"The Youth of Jefferson" by Anonymous
Political despotism has now its strongest hold in the theory of woman's created subordination.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
It was not, however, to any political theory that the strange coalition between France and Austria owed its origin.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Local self-government is recognized neither in theory nor in practice under our political scheme.
"The Spirit of American Government" by J. Allen Smith
Morals and politics he had studied in their theory, and in the history of the world.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
He looked with indifference, therefore, upon the application of such theories to ethical or political problems.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
However, the air was so full of theories, social and political, that he did not expect any one to understand him.
"Mummery" by Gilbert Cannan
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In news:

Bell is professor of political theory at Jiaotong University in Shanghai and Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Politics DesJarlais Rejects Akin's Medical Theory, Stands by the Term ' Forcible Rape'.
Gang Of Four grew out of the late-'70s English post-punk movement, making danceable rock out of radical political theory.
Overheated politics cooks up conspiracy theories.
BOSTON (AP) – Political scientist James Q Wilson, whose "broken windows" theory on crime-fighting helped trigger a nationwide move toward community policing, died Friday at a Boston hospital.
According to theory, politics is a good thing.
I assume all readers of this column are aware of polite society's theory of Global Warming.
Conspiracy theories thrived where harvests failed, and radical political ideas became reality on the back of desperate food shortages.
Political committee keeps Obama birth certificate theory alive.
The "why bother" theory of politics may be the Republicans' best hope.
Closing Tax Loopholes Easier In Theory Than In Political Practice.
He has written for The Washington Monthly, The American Prospect, The Moscow Times, and The European Journal of Political Theory.
Published in 1758, Frenchman Francois Quesnay's political economic theories are regarded by some as one of the top three products of human wisdom, writing and money being the other two.
Which is just to say that while from some kind of abstract political theory point of view you can judge "get the government out of my Medicare" sentiment to be incoherent, in terms of coalitions there's a deep logic here.
Copernicus's theory was a better theory, but the social and political cost of accepting it was horrendous: it risked undermining the entire religious basis of medieval society, along with the authority of the Pope.
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In science:

This theory can be applied in many different areas such as resolutions of economical or political conflicts, investigations in an evolutionary biology, psychology, etc.
Quantum Parrondo's game with random strategies
All were acutely aware of the political and sociological aspects of this assessment. I joined the CERN Theory Division in August 1998 and was immediately drafted to help coordinate the assessment process.
From SPS to RHIC: Maurice and the CERN heavy-ion programme
These methods are developed in the theory of the indices of political power (see books [FM98], [TP08]).
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
Ever since the seminal work of Shapley and Shubik , this topic keeps attracting scientists from political science, law, game theory, and computer science.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
Riker, The theory of political coalitions, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1962. 71. R.W.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
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