Political family
A political family (also referred to as political dynasty) is a family in which several members are involved in politics — particularly electoral politics. Members may be related by blood or marriage; often several generations or multiple siblings may be involved.
A royal family or dynasty in a monarchy is generally considered to not be a "political family," although the later descendants of a royal family have played political roles in a republic (such as the Arslan family of Lebanon would be). A family dictatorship is a form of dictatorship that operates much like an absolute monarchy, yet occurs in a nominally republican state.
United States
Main article: List of United States political families
In the United States, many political dynasties (having at least two generations serving in political office) have arisen since the country's founding:
Four noted U.S. political families — Adams, Harrison, Roosevelt, Bush — have had two members that served as President of the United States
Four U.S. political families — Adams, Harrison, Roosevelt, Bush — have each had two members that served as President of the United States.
Theodore Roosevelt and family
The Kennedys
The Bush Family
The Trumps
Other notable U.S. political dynasties include:
United Kingdom
Main article: List of political families in the United Kingdom
Joseph and Austen Chamberlain.
Hoping to prevent political dynasties, the Indonesian parliament, who represent the third largest democracy in the world, passed a law barring anyone holding a major office within five years of a relative.[4]
See also
  1. ^ KQED, General Article: The Kennedys in Politics, <​http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/kennedys-politics/​>
  2. ^ Joseph Curl (January 20, 2005). "Rise of 'dynasty' quick, far-reaching". The Washington Times. Archived from the original on 2006-03-19.
  3. ^ Feldmann, Linda. "Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush? Why Political Dynasties Might Make Sense. (+video)." The Christian Science Monitor 23 July 2014
  4. ^ Solomon, Andrew (2015-07-18). "What's Wrong with Dynastic Politics?". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
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