For information on governmental and constitutional theory for an independent Cascadia, see Portal:politics.
Cascadian politics is currently dominated by the politics of Canada and the United States. Within the contexts of American and Canadian governance, Cascadian politics is generally characterized by several movements. Especially in the US, Cascadian politics has historically been progressive, including direct democracy, and the development of public utilities and infrastructure. Modern politics are generally more libertarian in character than the main stream of left and right politics in both the Canadian confederation and the United States. Cascadians are significantly less religious than other Canadians and Americans. Cascadian governments, as a general rule, score highly on measures of transparency and low on corruption. Criticisms of current national political climates include partisan polarization, legislative gridlock, and a move towards federal mandates, legal moralization, and one-size-fits-all legislation from Ottawa and D.C.