Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | March 14, 2017

Picoblog Question – 2017 – Post #3

Picoblog Question – 2017 – Post #3

How many political-definitions models are there?

My two cents, but please share yours:

So far, I’ve found four, but there may be others lurking online.

  1. 1D Liberal (left) – Centrist (center) – Conservative (right) Model that ignores or mischaracterizes Libertarians, Totalitarians, and Fascists.
  2. 2D Nolan-Chart Model )that places personal rights and freedoms on the Y-axis and economic needs on the X-axis. However, this model offers two different definitions for Fascism, and neither matches the definition given in many dictionaries.
  3. 2D Plus-Sign Model that is essentially the Nolan Chart rotated so that Libertarians are at north, Totalitarians are at south, Conservatives are at east, and Liberals are at west. This model also offers two different definitions for Fascism.
  4. 2D Enhanced Model that starts with the Nolan Chart Model and divides the chart into nine equal regions (high, medium, and low on each axis) instead of four (high and low on each axis). This model also adds an outer border to account for all of the “extremist” viewpoints and resembles a tic-tac-toe grid inside of a narrow picture frame. The model defines Fascism as the low area on the personal rights and freedoms Y-axis.

Have you found any other political-definitions models? If yes, please share the details.


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