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Edexcel A2 Government & Politics route B: Political ideologies

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    oh yh thats what im usin or do you think the revision guide revision notes political ideologies by daniel woodley would be enough
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    What socialism strands do we need to know? do we need to know all of marxism as described in the Heywood book?
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    (Original post by yomi91)
    oh yh thats what im usin or do you think the revision guide revision notes political ideologies by daniel woodley would be enough
    Yomi (its David from ur class lol) i HATE that book, its not detailed enough, so in the 45 mark questions its gna be hard to write loads.
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    Ah I hate the politics book. My teacher makes perfect notes that if you learn and applied them properly you could get 100% in every exam. They are literally AMAZING. Love my politics teacher, he makes it so easy as there is about 20 pages on each ideology to learn and thats it, and someone in my group has 300/300 UMS so far by learning these notes.

    Some more questions... not all... I will put some more up later.

    Ecologism:

    Short answers:
    How do ecologists view nature, and what implications does this view have for the economy?

    What is anthropocentrism and why do ecologists object to anthropocentrism?

    What is industrialism, and why have ecologists criticised industrialism?

    Why is it difficult to achieve ecological goals by democratic means?

    Why, and how, is ecologism associated with authoritarianism?

    Have ecologists revised conventional notions of morality?

    Explain the ideas of eco-socialism.

    Why have ‘deep’ ecologists criticised eco-socialism?

    Why might eco-socialism be considered a contradiction in terms?

    What is eco-feminism?

    What links are there between ecologism and anarchism?

    Long answers:

    Ecologism implies a radically different relationship between humankind and the natural world.’ Discuss.

    Ecologism fundamentally rejects all conventional political creeds .’ Discuss
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    nationalism:

    Short answer:

    Distinguish between nations and states, and explain why the two terms are often confused.

    Why have nationalists regarded the nation-state as a political ideal?

    Distinguish between nationalism and racialism

    Distinguish between political nationalism and cultural nationalism.



    Feminism:

    Short answer:

    Why have feminists stressed the distinction between sex and gender?

    Distinguish between sex and gender, and explain its implications for feminist theory.

    Why have radical feminists proclaimed ‘the personal is the political’?

    How and why have feminists used the concept of patriarchy?

    What role does the concept of patriarchy play in feminist analysis?

    What is patriarchy, and why is this important in feminist analysis?

    Why have some feminists rejected the idea of gender equality?

    Outline differences between liberal feminism and radical feminism.

    Long answer:

    Feminism is characterised more by disagreement than agreement. Discuss

    To what extent is feminism a single doctrine?

    'There are liberal feminists, socialist feminists and radical feminists, but no conservative feminists. ' Discuss.

    ‘Feminism is compatible with many political doctrines, but not with conservatism.’ Discuss.

    To what extent is feminism compatible with other political ideologies?
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    Thanks for all the past paper questions, appreciated

    I have the Edexcel Exam on monday and then other political traditions exam on wednesday 30th

    Ive started to go over all past paper exams today and should have covered pretty much everything by the end of the week...so any questions ill try and help

    Any ideas what might come up?

    Anyone got any good summary/good revision notes to share?

    good luck to everyone, im sure itll be fine
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    After seeing those feminism questions im pretty sure i could answer all of them pretty well if they came up in the exam They're all basically on the same things anyway. Thanks so much rainbowworld
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    How long does everyone's 15 markers tend to be? Because I'm answering a few now, and even when I include all the information, some of them tend to be less than a page long. Am I doing something wrong?
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    Aparently 250-300 words. I think about a page is good though. You could proberly get away with 3/4 of a page if it was really good, but work on detail so you write a whole page. Also it depends on the size of your writting - if it is very small I expect 3/4 of a page is fine.
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    Oh phew, the one I was worried about was 300 words. It just looked so short typed up!
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    Given how close the exam is I thought this topic would be more active! goddamn politicsssssssssss
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    yeah, they always look short typed up. I thought ones I tuped up were too short but met teacher marked them as A's. I don't think you need to write too much. You only have 15mins to write it, minus planning time.
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    how long do peoples 45 markers tend to be?
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    yo people i just sorted all of the previous liberalism questions that were posted earlier into groups because a lot of them are essentially asking the same or very similar questions and this helped me quite a lot because it makes the task of revising them a bit easier:

    Types of Liberalism 15 marker:


    Positive and negative freedom:

    2. Distinguish between negative freedom and positive freedom, and explain the
    implications of each for the state. (Jun 02)

    12. Distinguish between positive freedom and negative freedom, and explain the
    implications of each for the state. (June 05)

    15. Define ‘positive freedom’, and explain its implication for the state. (June 06)

    21. Using examples, distinguish between negative freedom and positive freedom. (Jun 08)

    25. Using examples, distinguish between negative freedom and positive freedom. (June 09)


    Democracy:

    6. On what grounds do liberals support democracy? (June 03)

    16. On what grounds have liberals raised concerns about democracy? (Jan 07)

    20. Why have some liberals warned against the dangers of democracy? (Jun 08)

    24. Why have some liberals warned against the dangers of democracy? (June 09)

    3. Outline a liberal defence of toleration and pluralism. (Jun 02)


    Individualism:

    5. Distinguish between individualism and collectivism, and explain the implications
    of each for the state. (Jan 03)

    9. Define individualism, and explain its implications for the state. (June 04)

    18. Define individualism and explain its importance within liberal ideology (June 07)

    23. Define individualism, and explain its implications for the state (Jan 09)


    Equality:

    4. What kind of equality do liberals support, and why? (Jan 03)

    10. Distinguish between socialist and liberal views of equality. (Jan 05)

    14. Why have liberals criticised the socialist view of equality? (June 06)

    22. How do modern liberals justify welfare and social reform? (Jan 09)

    8. Why do modern liberals support social reform and welfare? (June 04)

    13. Distinguish between economic liberalism and social liberalism. (Jan 06)


    Concentrations of power, consent and constitutionalism:

    1.Why do liberals support constitutionalism and consent? (Jan 02)

    11. Why do liberals emphasis the importance of constitutionalism and consent? (June 05)

    7. Why do liberals fear concentrations of power? (Jan 04)

    19. Why have liberals feared the concentration of political power? (Jan 08)

    17. How and why have conservatives and liberals disagreed over authority? (Jan 07)



    So basically im just gonna make general plans for each of these sections so that whatever comes up i shouldnt have to spend to much time thinking about what to write and just remember what ive written before and adapt it to the question

    hope this helps.
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    is there nefin on multiculturalism?!
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    Thank you, m2dab! That was helpful
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    (Original post by rainbowworld)
    nationalism:

    Short answer:

    Distinguish between nations and states, and explain why the two terms are often confused.

    Why have nationalists regarded the nation-state as a political ideal?

    Distinguish between nationalism and racialism

    Distinguish between political nationalism and cultural nationalism.



    Feminism:

    Short answer:

    Why have feminists stressed the distinction between sex and gender?

    Distinguish between sex and gender, and explain its implications for feminist theory.

    Why have radical feminists proclaimed ‘the personal is the political’?

    How and why have feminists used the concept of patriarchy?

    What role does the concept of patriarchy play in feminist analysis?

    What is patriarchy, and why is this important in feminist analysis?

    Why have some feminists rejected the idea of gender equality?

    Outline differences between liberal feminism and radical feminism.

    Long answer:

    Feminism is characterised more by disagreement than agreement. Discuss

    To what extent is feminism a single doctrine?

    'There are liberal feminists, socialist feminists and radical feminists, but no conservative feminists. ' Discuss.

    ‘Feminism is compatible with many political doctrines, but not with conservatism.’ Discuss.

    To what extent is feminism compatible with other political ideologies?
    for 'There are liberal feminists, socialist feminists and radical feminists, but no conservative feminists. ' Discuss.' do you write about liberal, socialist & radical feminism aswell or just conservative?
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    (Original post by hannahlew)
    for 'There are liberal feminists, socialist feminists and radical feminists, but no conservative feminists. ' Discuss.' do you write about liberal, socialist & radical feminism aswell or just conservative?

    do you mean for the 'discuss' part?

    i'd imagine youd need to agree with the liberal, socialist + radical bit, and talk about tensions with fem + con. then perhaps qualify the point and argue how some conservatives could be classified as feminists (on the basis of pragmatism / neoliberal strand), and how some of liberal / socialist theory is incompatible with feminism if you had the time, e.g. priority of class war over sex war (orthodox marxist) or how feminism is inherently a form of identity politics and liberalism is concerned with the individual
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    (Original post by mikey_g)
    do you mean for the 'discuss' part?

    i'd imagine youd need to agree with the liberal, socialist + radical bit, and talk about tensions with fem + con. then perhaps qualify the point and argue how some conservatives could be classified as feminists (on the basis of pragmatism / neoliberal strand), and how some of liberal / socialist theory is incompatible with feminism if you had the time, e.g. priority of class war over sex war (orthodox marxist) or how feminism is inherently a form of identity politics and liberalism is concerned with the individual
    ahh great, thank you!
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    Ive done all conservative, Liberalism and anarchism questions so if anyone wants any help i can offer it

    Also willing to exchange typed up essays on all ideologies etc

    I gt 200/200 last year lol, but this year is more theoretical and i find abit harder
    Cheers guys

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