Accelerationism promotes the idea of radical and far reaching social transformation through the prevailing system of capitalism. This will be facilitated through technological advancement and new digital horizons. Much accelerationist thought emanated from the student-led Cybernetic Culture Research Unit in Warwick University’s philosophy department during the period 1995 – 2003. Among the prominent members of […]
There exists many types and variations of Anarchism and, for this reason, it can be a difficult ideology to explain and define precisely. Nevertheless, it is possible to identify some core principles that most anarchists share to a greater or lesser degree. A central core principle of anarchism is opposition to the state and opposition […]
Like Totalitarianism, Authoritarianism is a form of Autocracy. As a form of Government, authoritarianism is characterised by strong central power and limited political freedoms. Under a typical authoritarian regime, individual freedoms are subordinate to the state and there is limited or no constitutional accountability.
The term “Communism” was first coined by the French philosopher Victor d’Hupay in his book ‘Project for a Philosophical Community’. In it, d’Hupay described what a ‘commune lifestyle’ would look like...
Conservatism as a political ideology is a very broad church and accommodates a multitude of approaches from liberal and progressive conservatives to reactionary and right-leaning conservatives...
Deliberative Democracy, also known as discursive democracy, is defined as a form of democracy in which deliberation is central to decision making. Although democracy comes in many forms, most do not make significant demands on the thinking of individual citizens and voters. Deliberative Democracy by the people themselves makes many such demands via thoughtful deliberation […]
Democracy can be defined simply as the ‘rule of the people’. Participatory Democracy therefore advocates more direct forms of citizen participation and engagement and greater political representation than traditional representative democracy. This would involve all citizens participating in either smaller scale legislative chambers or in rolling referendums on all issues. The proponents of participatory democracy […]
Of the various forms of Democracy, Representative Democracy is the main style of democracy found in Western Governments. It is founded on the principles of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to Direct Democracy. Thus, representative democracy moves decision making away from the direct control of citizens and into the hands of […]
Ecologism/Environmentalism denotes a social movement and an ideology or philosophy that focuses on the sustainable development and management of the earth’s limited natural resources...