Political Ideologies Their Origins and Impact

ISBN-10: 0136037186
ISBN-13: 9780136037187
Edition: 10th 2009
Authors: Leon P. Baradat
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List price: $70.40
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall Higher Education
Publication date: 3/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Organized chronologically, this book explains the evolution of political thought over the past three centuries and describes political ideologies in the context of the social, economic, and political circumstances in which they developed. It provides readers with a complete understanding of political ideologies andhow these concepts relate to their own lives.New problems that demand solutions have arisen, and we need a firm understanding of our values and the political system under which we live.Covers ideologies, political attitudes, nationalism, democratic theory, capitalism, the democratic process, anarchism, socialist theory, applied socialism, facism, feminism, ecologism, and environmentalism.An excellent reference work for anyone involved in international relations or politics and policy.

Preface
A Note to the Student
Acknowledgments
Ideology
Preview
The Development of Ideology
The Source of Ideology
Ideology Defined
The Origin of the Term
Contemporary Definitions
Ideology and Philosophy
Questions for Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Spectrum of Political Attitudes
Preview
Understanding the Spectrum
Change, or Policy Options
Radical
Liberal
Moderate
Conservative
Reactionary
Values, or Personal Philosophy
Motivation
The Changing Spectrum
Specific Policies
Foreign Policy
Domestic Policy
Questions for Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
Nationalism
Preview
The Importance of Nationalism
Nation and State
Theories of the Origin of the State
The History of Nationalism
The Theory of Nationalism
Questions for Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Evolution of Democratic Theory
Preview
The Meaning of Democracy
The Early History of Democracy
The Social Contract
Later Social Contract Philosophers
Thomas Hobbes
John Locke
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Questions for Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
Liberal Democracy, Capitalism, and Beyond
Preview
Capitalism
Adam Smith
Neoclassical Liberal Democratic Theory
Edmund Burke
James Madison
Jefferson's Alternative
The Emergence of Democratic Socialism
Utilitarianism and Positivist Law
Democratic Socialism
Questions for Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Liberal Democratic Process
Preview
Processes of Democracy
Democracy and the Legislative Process
Elite Theorism
Systems of Government
The American System
The British System
Elections
Electoral Districts
Political Party Structures
Representation
Theories of Representation
Some Criticisms of Democracy
Questions for Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
Anarchism
Preview
Development of Anarchism
Definition of Anarchism
Particular Theories of Anarchism
The Pacifists
The Revolutionaries
Individualist Anarchists
Militant Civilian Militias
Questions for Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
Socialist Theory
Preview
The Development of Socialism
Communism and Socialism
The Meaning of Socialism
Ownership of Production
The Welfare State
The Socialist Intent
The History of Socialism
From the French Revolution to Marx
Marxism
Capitalist Development
The Basic Principles of Marxism
Marxist Sociological Theory
Marxist Historical Theory
Marxist Economic Theory
Marxist Theory of Revolution
The Marxist Political System
Internationalism
Questions for Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
Applied Socialism
Preview
Socialism after Marx
Orthodox Marxism
Revisionism
Marxism-Leninism
The Soviet Union and Russia
Lenin's and Stalin's Policies
Soviet Atrophy
China
The Belligerent Stage of the Revolution
The Political Stage of the Revolution
The Principles of Maoism
Cuba
The Cuban Revolution
Fidelismo
The Re-emergence of Socialism
Questions for Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
Fascism and National Socialism
Preview
The Failure of Democracy and Capitalism
The Development of Fascism and National Socialism
Mussolini
Hitler
Fascist and Nazi Ideologies
Irrationalism
Racism
Totalitarianism
Elitism
The Corporate State
Imperialism
Militarism
Contemporary Fascist and Neo-Nazi Movements
Right-Wing Extremism in the United States
Questions for Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
Ideologies in the Developing World
Preview
Developing World Defined
Politics of the Developing World
Economics of the Developing World
Developing World Democracies and Dictatorships
Terrorism
Guided Democracies
Questions for Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
Feminism and Environmentalism
Preview
Feminism
Sexism Is Endemic
The History of Feminism
Feminist Thought
Environmentalism
The Environmentalists
Questions for Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Credits
Index

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