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In short, the definition of an ideal society is "Utopia." A Utopian society is defined as an imaginary society free from poverty and suffering. It is the topic of a book written by Sir Thomas Moore in 1516. More »

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The main reason is etymological. The word "utopia" comes from the Greek root for place (topia) and the prefix "eu" means "good." So, the meaning of utopia is simply "the good place." More »

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H.G. Wells' "A Modern Utopia," Sir Francis Bacon's "New Atlantis" and Tommaso Campanella's "City of the Sun" are all examples of utopian novels. A utopia is a fictionalized ideal culture. More »

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Justice is important because keeping justice, the act of upholding good and punishing evil, is necessary for having a safe society dedicated to the benefit of all people, notes Dictionary.com. When justice is not upheld,... More »

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The elitist theory of government stresses that those people with resources and wealth garner the power in society. It is opposite of pluralism. More »

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Ethics are moral values and standards that indicate to members of a society how they should act. Laws are rules and regulations that mandate certain behaviors and punish offenders who violate those regulations. More »

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