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Great Replacement Theory (white replacement theory).

Publication Type:Reference

Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2022. 4p.

Abstract:The great replacement theory, which is related to White replacement theory, is an ethno-nationalist idea that states Western countries with majority White populations are having their populations purposefully replaced with people of color. The theory i...

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Lame duck (politics).

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021. 2p.

Abstract:In politics, the term lame duck refers to an outgoing politician or group of politicians who are still in office near the end of their term. Lame duck is commonly used in the United States to refer to a president who, though currently still in office, ...

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Political ecology.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.

Abstract:Political ecology is a scientific field analyzing the impact of human organizations on the environment. It is a subset of ecology, which examines the relationships between various organisms and the environment. Though the term “political ecology” was f...

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"No Taxation Without Representation" slogan.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.

Abstract:"No taxation without representation" was a colonial American political slogan. It arose in the 1760s as an angry reaction to what Americans believed was Great Britain's unfair attempt to tax the colonists without permitting them representation in the B...

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Political Competence.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2022. 2p.

Abstract:Political competence is a term that refers to the ability of people to understand the political process of their community to an extent that they are able to effectively participate in voting and other political activities. A politically competent pers...

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Democratic peace theory.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.

Abstract:The Democratic peace theory is the idea that countries, which have adopted democracy as their form of government, do not typically engage in armed conflict with other democratic countries. The theory proposes that if more democracies existed in the wor...

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Alt-right.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.

Abstract:Alt-right, or alternative right, refers to members of a loose political movement in the United States who are far right and reject mainstream conservatism; perhaps their defining feature is their commonplace espousal of white nationalism, the idea that...

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Comparative politics.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.

Abstract:Comparative politics is a branch of political science that is focused on the study of domestic politics within a country through the lens of comparison with that of other countries. By definition, comparative politics is at once a field of study and a ...

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Mathematics of elections.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia of Science, 2020. 5p.

Abstract:Long the domain of economists, political scientists, and philosophers, systems of government has emerged as a field ripe for the application and study of mathematics. Elections are typically classified under an emerging branch of mathematics called “so...

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Pluralism vs. particularism.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2022. 1p.

Abstract:These terms describe the ways that groups and individuals of differing ethnic, religious, cultural, racial, national, or other characteristics relate to one another and to society at large. Pluralism Cultural pluralism does not have a single meaning. G...

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