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    (Original post by needanewusername)
    'Ecologism begins where anthropocentrism ends.' Discuss.

    What is this question even asking? The wording of this question really confuses me.
    I actually hate politics so much. It's so hard especially A2 and I really regret carrying it forward.
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    (Original post by needanewusername)
    'Ecologism begins where anthropocentrism ends.' Discuss.

    What is this question even asking? The wording of this question really confuses me.
    Hmm. I'd interpret it as a question evaluating deep ecology v shallow ecology, on the basis that deep ecologists believe that anthropocentricism and ecologism aren't compatible? I'm not entirely sure though - hence I'm avoiding ecologism. :dontknow:
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    You did anarchism aswell?! If you have time can u look at my post on the last page or two where I said the points I made? Because I'm not sure if I answered the Q correctly it's bugging me, thanks
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    I think unit 3 long question on anarchism was amazing I was so happy with it, sad to hear that you weren't. But I definitely agree that unit 1 long questions were awful, unit 2 long questions were equally as bad in my opinion :'(
    Lets hope edexcel are nice with us tomorrow. Everyone is saying that nationalism is easier to grasp which is making me wish I studied that topic. My teacher kind of dismissed nationalism and only briefly taught us it as he said it was the most difficult of the 4 topics.
    (Original post by Sapz_9)
    I think unit 3 long question on anarchism was amazing I was so happy with it, sad to hear that you weren't. But I definitely agree that unit 1 long questions were awful, unit 2 long questions were equally as bad in my opinion :'(
    Lets hope edexcel are nice with us tomorrow. Everyone is saying that nationalism is easier to grasp which is making me wish I studied that topic. My teacher kind of dismissed nationalism and only briefly taught us it as he said it was the most difficult of the 4 topics.
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    What are they and how would you answer them
    Yeah I think its either
    Is nationalism aggressive and expansionist Liberal - No Conservative - abit Anti Colonial - abit Chauvinistic - Yes
    Is it a single ideologyYes - All united in the belief that the nation is a meaningful community and all nations have the right to self determination No - I would divide it into Cultural - Conservative and Chauvinistic, Political - Liberal and Anti Colonial

    Is it Progressive or regressive Progressive - Liberal & Anti Colonial Regressive - Conservative & Chauvinistic
    Rational or Irrational Rational - Liberal & Anti colonialIrrational - Conservative & Chauvinistic
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    (Original post by Alex Frampton)
    Yeah I think its either
    Is nationalism aggressive and expansionist Liberal - No Conservative - abit Anti Colonial - abit Chauvinistic - Yes
    Is it a single ideologyYes - All united in the belief that the nation is a meaningful community and all nations have the right to self determination No - I would divide it into Cultural - Conservative and Chauvinistic, Political - Liberal and Anti Colonial

    Is it Progressive or regressive Progressive - Liberal & Anti Colonial Regressive - Conservative & Chauvinistic
    Rational or Irrational Rational - Liberal & Anti colonialIrrational - Conservative & Chauvinistic
    Do you have any proper plans on any of them?
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    Guys what do you think the chances of there being 2 feminism questions as opposed to 2 ecologism questions are?
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    What are the likeliest feminism 15 markers to come up ?
    Also what nationalism 15 makers are likely ?
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    Any predictions for multiculturalism
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    Any predictions for multiculturalism
    For 15 marker maybe how they support minority rights or defend diversity
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    I actually hate politics so much. It's so hard especially A2 and I really regret carrying it forward.
    Ikr, especially unit 4, some of it is such a joke.
    (Original post by SinsNotTragedies)
    Hmm. I'd interpret it as a question evaluating deep ecology v shallow ecology, on the basis that deep ecologists believe that anthropocentricism and ecologism aren't compatible? I'm not entirely sure though - hence I'm avoiding ecologism. :dontknow:
    That seems wise, I really regret doing ecologism over nationalism, some of the questions are really difficult to write more than a couple of pages on. Thanks though, seems like it's a pretty standard ecologism question, just put in a more confusing way. Still hoping for a solid multiculturalism 45 marker though :crossedf:
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    Any predictions for multiculturalism
    45 marker I think is most likely to be a question on whether multiculturalism breeds tension and conflict, although tough to say, bc why would they make it easy for us.
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    Could there be a 15 marker on cosmopolitan multiculturalism and what could it be?
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    Surely there's not enough content for that. You'd discuss it in why do multiculturalist promote diversity
    (Original post by Annie.humair)
    Could there be a 15 marker on cosmopolitan multiculturalism and what could it be?
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    does anyone have any predictions for 4C?
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    (Original post by needanewusername)
    45 marker I think is most likely to be a question on whether multiculturalism breeds tension and conflict, although tough to say, bc why would they make it easy for us.
    How would you structure that Qu?
    I just want to make sure I'm on the right lines
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    How would you structure that Qu?
    I just want to make sure I'm on the right lines
    1st paragraph: Liberal multiculturalism - claim they are neutral and provide realm of tolerance for people to make their own decisions on how to live. However, by virtue of liberalism being an ideology, it cannot by definition be truly neutral. The paradox of authoritarian liberalism also shows it cannot be neutral since they impose liberal values on those who do not wish to subscribe to them, so it creates conflict with such cultures.

    2nd paragraph: Liberal multiculturalism also advocate tolerance of different beliefs, traditions and practices, although the question on what should and should not be tolerated still remains largely unresolved. Even liberals concede that moral values are subjective. Modus vivendi liberals criticise other liberals since they have an incoherent concept of tolerance, only tolerating liberal cultures.

    3rd paragraph: Pluralist multiculturalism - all cultures worthy of respect and protection, regardless of ideological grounding. Bring in Isaiah Berlin - impossible to demonstrate that one culture is morally superior to another, since this would require subjective judgement. However, Berlin did not indicate how vastly different cultures could peacefully co-exist. Conservative critique - morally imperfect - since humans are prone to irrational impulses, bound to end up in social conflict. Socialist critique - example of divide and rule strategy by ruling class.

    4th paragraph: Pluralist multiculturalism can be taken to extreme of particularist multiculturalism (describe what this is). They conclude that cultures can only co-exist through positions of assertion from each culture - diversity is given greater emphasis than social cohesion or unity, doesn't necessarily breed tension and conflict but doesn't inhibit it either, allows it to happen.

    Sorry I went on a bit there, got carried away.
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    Anyone got any predictions for 4D, global issues??
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    (Original post by needanewusername)
    1st paragraph: Liberal multiculturalism - claim they are neutral and provide realm of tolerance for people to make their own decisions on how to live. However, by virtue of liberalism being an ideology, it cannot by definition be truly neutral. The paradox of authoritarian liberalism also shows it cannot be neutral since they impose liberal values on those who do not wish to subscribe to them, so it creates conflict with such cultures.

    2nd paragraph: Liberal multiculturalism also advocate tolerance of different beliefs, traditions and practices, although the question on what should and should not be tolerated still remains largely unresolved. Even liberals concede that moral values are subjective. Modus vivendi liberals criticise other liberals since they have an incoherent concept of tolerance, only tolerating liberal cultures.

    3rd paragraph: Pluralist multiculturalism - all cultures worthy of respect and protection, regardless of ideological grounding. Bring in Isaiah Berlin - impossible to demonstrate that one culture is morally superior to another, since this would require subjective judgement. However, Berlin did not indicate how vastly different cultures could peacefully co-exist. Conservative critique - morally imperfect - since humans are prone to irrational impulses, bound to end up in social conflict. Socialist critique - example of divide and rule strategy by ruling class.

    4th paragraph: Pluralist multiculturalism can be taken to extreme of particularist multiculturalism (describe what this is). They conclude that cultures can only co-exist through positions of assertion from each culture - diversity is given greater emphasis than social cohesion or unity, doesn't necessarily breed tension and conflict but doesn't inhibit it either, allows it to happen.

    Sorry I went on a bit there, got carried away.
    Thanks a lot!!!!!!
    I would hate a Qu on multicultural vs conservatism or liberalism
    Do you have to mention other ideolgoies
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    Anyone got predictions on the 15 marker for multiculturalism?
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    Thanks a lot!!!!!!
    I would hate a Qu on multicultural vs conservatism or liberalism
    Do you have to mention other ideolgoies
    No problem

    I've never seen a question asking about the relationship between multiculturalism and conservatism, liberalism could still happen but there was one last year. There was another one about multiculturalism and liberalism in Jan 2010 which has never been repeated however, and it's a little different from the one last year, so I suppose that could be asked, I hope not too though.

    I don't think you need to mention the other ideologies (someone correct me if I'm wrong), but if you've got time, I'd give it a try. Liberalism is usually quite easy to fit into a multiculturalism question. Also, if you have time, you could also mention cosmopolitan multiculturalism in the question on tension/conflict, and just say how a pre-existing dominant culture is likely to subsume minority cultures, but that might be pushing it for time, idk
 
 
 
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