Puritans—and, later, Scandinavians—settled in the North and migrated throughout the country. They had been motivated by the idea that they could establish “a city on the hill,” that politics was a way for enhancing the neighborhood. States with a moralistic political culture (blue on the map) have excessive levels of political turnout, more progressive politics, and less control from party elites.
Because every country has its own necessities for citizenship and attendant rights, the definition of “citizen” varies all over the world. Understanding Society is an educational blog by Daniel Little that explores a series of topics in the philosophy of social science and the workings of the social world. Published repeatedly since 2007, the blog has handled a variety of topics, from the character of causal mechanisms to the thought of emergence to the political dynamics of proper-wing extremism to the causes of enormous-scale technological catastrophe.
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