Problem

Sacrifice of political ideals

Other Names:
Lack of idealism in politics
Political compromise
Political expediency
Incidence:
In 1993, with an election approaching, the chairman of the Social Democrats in Japan promised to accept Japanese soldiers taking part in the UN peacekeeping operations. Many in the party saw it as a betrayal of socialist ideals, which stand by an interpretation of the "peace constitution" that Japanese soldiers should not take part in foreign operations.
Claim:
If two laws are in conflict, the good law will be adjusted to accommodate the bad law.
Related Problems:
Political apathy
Reduces:
Idealism
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
07.03.1997 – 00:00 CET