Political Freedom FAQs:

Q: Is a political freedom often interpreted negatively as the freedom from unreasonable external constraints on action?

A: Yes, and it can also refer to the positive exercise of rights, capacities and possibilities for action, and the exercise of social or group rights.

Q: Is a political freedom historically opposed to sovereignty or will-power?

A: Yes, since in ancient Greece and Rome, the concept of freedom was inseparable from performance, and did not arise as a conflict between the "will" and the "self".

Q: Is a political freedom closely connected with the concepts of civil liberties and human rights?

A: Yes, and which in democratic societies are usually afforded legal protection from the state.