#mpsa2015 REPUBLICANISM is Not a Tidal Wave Yet

TITLE: U.S. Democratic Theory Integrates Republicanism via Multiple Core Values

Abstract:

This paper explains the operationalization of my original culture inquiry that is designed to observe whether or not republicanism explains sporadic opposition to the Patriot Act. Opposition to the Act is heretofore not understood because it is unexplained by the liberal spectrum. Based on the observations of Alexis de Tocqueville, I provide a multiple traditions research inquiry that is operationalized to parse out republican, liberal, and authoritarian core values from a dataset and to send those values back to the political spectrum from which each value originates. Then, I code the same sentences as for repeal of the Act or not. I provide my dissertation’s preliminary evidence after the conclusion of this paper as evidence to support my theory of multiple core values as positive elements of the American political culture. The evidence suggests that a commitment to republicanism on behalf of the people does explain opposition to the Patriot Act at the national level.

35-400 American Political Thought: Junior Scholar Symposium

Date: Friday, April 17 9:45 am

Contents

Abstract on Page 1
3.1 Introduction: Observing Multiple Core Values (2)
3.2 Hypotheses (5)
3.3 A Multiple Traditions Culture Inquiry Based on Tocqueville (8)
3.4  Common Signals for Republicanism, Liberalism, and Authoritarianism (13)
Signals of Authoritarianism (13)
Signals of Liberalism (14)
Signals of Republicanism (15)
3.5 Operationalization of the American Political Culture (17)
3.6  Summary (21)
APPENDIX A (24)
APPENDIX B (25)
APPENDIX C (26)
APPENDIX D (26)
APPENDIX E (30)
ABBREVIATED BIBLIOGRAPHY (31)

BY JOHN RENARD GIRDWOOD

Wayne State University

[on the market for Fall 2015]

 

 

 

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