The typical political quiz looks at your first-order political views: left or right, libertarian or paternalist, etc. But I'm growing increasingly convinced that this is of secondary importance, and that we should pay more attention to meta-politics, i.e. the way we think politics should be conducted. As in academia, your methods matter more than your conclusions: better to be reasonably mistaken than dogmatic if correct. At least, that's the view I'm coming to. Others might disagree. Try locating yourself according to the categories listed below:
[I'm hoping that this is an improvement on my slightly messy first attempt at identifying the important political axes.]
1) Procedural liberalism vs. radicalism. Liberals share my above sentiments about the primacy of process, whereas radicals are primarily concerned with realizing their first-order objectives. (Follow link for a more thorough discussion with examples.)
2) Rationalists vs. Subjectivists. Rationalists understand (ideal) political debate as inquiry into the common good, to be guided towards consensus by the light of reason. They aim to rationally convince others of the truth. Subjectivists see politics as a mere contest of wills, all rhetoric and power plays, where the goal is simply to have your individual preferences win through.
Democracy and Power
Note that there are several questions to distinguish here. I leave aside the first-order question of what to do or legislate. Instead, we can ask the procedural questions: who should be entrusted with political power? How should they go about making decisions? And how much discretionary power should they be allowed?
3) Direct vs. Representative Democracy. Should power rest more with citizens or elected representatives?
4) Aggregative vs. Deliberative Group Decisions. Should decisions be reached by simply aggregating individuals' prior preferences, or by submitting reasons to the group's critical scrutiny and deliberation?
5) Constraints on Government. To what extent should political power be constrained, say by constitutional/civil rights, judicial oversight / separation of powers, etc.? (I guess this touches on libertarian issues.)
Have I missed anything important? It might be fun to turn this into a Go-meme, perhaps alongside the first-order "political compass". I might put that together tomorrow. In the meantime: any suggestions?
P.S. For the record, I'm a strong liberal proceduralist, rationalist, and deliberative democrat. My support for more direct democracy is conditional on its being deliberative (so probably small-scale) in nature; I favour citizens juries, but oppose merely aggregative popular referenda. I generally favour more constraints on government, but presumably these must themselves originate from a deliberative process.
Update: You can find the go-meme here. Note that I've replaced the "constraints on government" option with a general "libertarian vs. authoritarian" axis. There's also a standard Left/Right option, to indicate how favourably you view redistributive taxation and such. (Not exactly meta-political, but it could be interesting for comparative purposes.) Finally, following Jeremy's advice in comments, I've added in an option to indicate one's favoured level of decision making. I define Federalists as favouring more local-level decision-making (possibly varying from state to state), in contrast to Globalists.