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updated Mrch 10, 2017
Internet Links for Chapter 1: Freedom, Order, or Equality?

Chapter 1 introduces "globalization," a theme that conditions American politics today and that underlies the book. It also presents our conceptual framework, which is captured in, an Internet application for analyzing political values, and that generates an ideological typology consisting of four types. These links go to sites dealing with globalization, political typologies, and ideological groupings.

Global Policy Forum
"An independent policy watchdog that monitors the work of the United Nations and scrutinizes global policymaking. GPF works particularly on the UN Security Council, the food and hunger crisis, and the global economy. We promote accountability and citizen participation in decisions on peace and security, social justice and international law."
International Forum on Globalization
"THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON GLOBALIZATION (IFG) is a North-South research and educational institution composed of leading activists, economists, scholars, and researchers providing analysis and critiques on the cultural, social, political, and environmental impacts of economic globalization. Formed in 1994, the IFG came together out of shared concern that the world's corporate and political leadership was rapidly restructuring global politics and economics on a level that was as historically significant as any period since the Industrial Revolution. Yet there was almost no discussion or even recognition of this new "free market," or "neoliberal" model, or of the institutions and agreements enforcing this system--the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other such bureaucracies. In response, the IFG began to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education about this rapidly rising economic paradigm."
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
"Founded in 1922 as The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, the Council is one of the oldest and most prominent international affairs organizations in the United States. Independent and nonpartisan, The Chicago Council is committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning." This site offers studies and surveys.
From Hyperpower to Declining Power
Pew Research report on Changing Global Perceptions of the U.S. in the Post-Sept. 11 Era.
Ideological Typologies
IDEAlog is designed to stimulate student thinking on issues that underlie contemporary views of political ideology. It consists of three components: (1) An Introduction that defines the program's purpose; (2) A Tutorial that explains the traditional liberal-conservative labels, introduces a two-dimensional ideological typology, and asks students to classify themselves according to the four-fold ideology typology described in The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics, a college text on American government by Kenneth Janda, Jeffrey Berry, Jerry Goldman; Deborah Schildkraut, and Paul Manna; and (3) The Self-Test that requires students to answer twenty questions--drawn from national survey--which are equally divided between the conflict of individual freedom vs. social order, and the conflict of individual freedom vs. social equality."
World's Smallest Political quiz
At, we credit the Advocates to Self-Government for developing the "World's Smallest Political Quiz," which inspired the creation of ours. Other than using different labels in the quizzes, the most important difference between them is that IDEAlog is based on actual questions used in national opinion surveys.
Political Compass
An alternative quiz that uses different labels for a four-category classification.
Pew Research Center Political Typology Quiz
An alternative quiz that also asks 20 questions plus party identification, age, and gender and classifies respondents in 9 categories.
Ideological groups

Christian Coalition
"The Coalition is a political organization, made up of pro-family Americans who care deeply about ensuring that government serves to strengthen and preserve, rather than threaten, our families and our values. To that end, we work continuously to identify, educate and mobilize Christians for effective political action."
Town Hall -- Explore The New Conservative World
" is the #1 conservative website. pulls together political commentary and analysis from over 100 leading columnists and opinion leaders, research from 100 partner organizations, conservative talk-radio and a community of millions of grassroots conservatives."
The Foreign Policy Initiative
Founded by conservative thinkers, William Kristol and Robert Kegan, FPI seeks to promte American global leadership, saying "continued U.S. engagement--diplomatic, economic, and military&emdash;in the world and rejection of policies that would lead us down the path to isolationism." Ironically, FPI's historical conservative objectives clash with the contemporary objectives of President Trump's administration.

Communitarian Network Home Page
"The Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at The George Washington University, the nation's leading center for communitarian policy research, is a nonpartisan research organization dedicated to finding constructive solutions to social problems through morally informed policy analysis and open moral dialogue."
Amitia Etzioni -- Communitarian Spokesman
"When it comes to communitarianism, the social and political philosophy that emphasizes the importance of community in the functioning of political life, Amitai Etzioni, director of George Washington University's Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies, literally wrote the book." Encyclopedia Britannica Blog.

The Official Home Page for the Cato Institute
"The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization -- a think tank-- dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues."
The Free State Project
"The Free State Project is an agreement among 20,000 pro-liberty activists to move to New Hampshire, where they will exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of government is the protection of life, liberty, and property."

Move On .org
"The MoveOn family of organizations brings real Americans back into the political process. With 5 million members across America &emdash; from carpenters to stay-at-home moms to business leaders -- we work together to realize the progressive promise of our country."
People for the American Way
"PFAW was founded in 1981 by Norman Lear, the late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, and a group of business, civic, religious, and civil rights leaders who were disturbed by the divisive rhetoric of newly politicized televangelists."
"Common Dreams is a nonprofit, progressive, nonpartisan citizens' organization founded in 1997 by political activists Craig Brown and his late wife, Lina Newhouser."