Definition of Political theory
1. Noun. An orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation.
Generic synonyms: Orientation
Specialized synonyms: Absolutism, Totalism, Totalitarianism, Anarchism, Autocracy, Centrism, Moderatism, Collectivism, Communism, Conservatism, Conservativism, Segregationism, Constitutionalism, Democracy, Social Democracy, Domino Theory, Elitism, Extremism, Fascism, Federalism, Imperialism, Leftism, Liberalism, Meritocracy, Libertarianism, Monarchism, Negritude, Orleanism, Progressivism, Radicalism, Reactionism, Republicanism, Rightism, Socialism, Theocracy, Utopianism, Dovishness, Hawkishness
Attributes: Conservative, Liberal
Derivative terms: Ideological, Ideologist
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Literary usage of Political theory
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1. A History of American Political Theories by Charles Edward Merriam (1903)
"CHAPTER II THE political theory OF THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD ' THE most important and significant statement of American political theory is that made at the ..."
2. A History of Political Theories from Rousseau to Spencer by William Archibald Dunning (1920)
"CHAPTER X THE GENERAL COURSE OF political theory IN the three volumes of which ... Seventy times self-conscious reflection on matters of political theory ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"In Theory: Barker, E., 'The political theory of Plato and Aristotle'; Carlyle, AJ, 'A History of Medieval political theory' (Vol. ..."
4. The French Revolution by Hilaire Belloc (1911)
"... political theory OP THE REVOLUTION THE political theory upon which the Revolution proceeded has, especially in this country, suffered ridicule as local, ..."
5. Cyclopedia of American Government by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"It indicates, moreover, the real importance of the Protestant reformers in the history of political theory. In their minds "the relation of church to state ..."