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Political Ideologies An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0333961781

ISBN-13: 9780333961780

Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Andrew Heywood

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In the comprehensively revised and updated third edition of this leading text on political ideologies, Andrew Heywood provides a clear and accessible introduction to the political creeds and doctrines that have dominated and shaped world politics for well over 200 years. Written from an international perspective and ranging from traditional nineteenth-century ideologies like liberalism, conservatism and socialism to more contemporary ones such as feminism, ecologism and political Islam, the author offers a clear exposition of both the historical development of each ideology and the impact each has had on contemporary political movements, parties and governments. The distinctive ideas and values of the various ideologies are highlighted, together with the competing, and sometimes conflicting, traditions which they have generated. This new edition includes a new boxed feature exploring the main tensions within each ideology. It also assesses throughout the prospects for ideologies in the twenty-first century, focusing on the impact on political ideology and the major ideological traditions of such developments as globalization, the advent of postmodernity and 'post-isms', and shifts in world order including the emergence of global terrorism. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 7/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Boxes
Foreword
Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction: Understanding Ideology
The role of ideas
What is ideology?
Concepts of ideology
Ideology, truth and power
Left, right and centre
Political ideologies in the twenty-first century
The changing world order
Postmodernity
Globalization
Further reading
Liberalism
Origins and development
The primacy of the individual--central themes
The individual
Freedom
Reason
Justice
Toleration and diversity
Liberalism, government and democracy
The liberal state
Constitutional government
Democracy
Classical liberalism
Natural rights theory
Utilitarianism
Economic liberalism
Social Darwinism
Neoliberalism
Modern liberalism
Individuality
Positive freedom
Social liberalism
Economic managemen
Liberalism in the twenty-first century
Further reading
Conservatism
Origins and development
The desire to conserve--central themes
Tradition
Human imperfection
Organic society
Hierarchy and authority
Property
Authoritarian conservatism
Paternalistic conservatism
One nation conservatism
Christian democracy
Libertarian conservatism
New right
Liberal new right
Conservative new right
Tensions within the new right
Conservatism in the twenty-first century
Further reading
Socialism
Origins and development
No man is an island--central themes
Community
Cooperation
Equality
Social class
Common ownership
Roads to socialism
Revolutionary socialism
Evolutionary socialism
The inevitability of gradualism?
Marxism
Classical
Philosophy
Economics
Politics
Orthodox communism
Leninism
Stalinism
Modern
The death of Marxism?
Social democracy
Ethical socialism
Revisionist socialism
The crisis of social democracy
Neorevisionism and the 'third way'
Socialism in the twenty-first century
Further reading
Nationalism
Origins and development
For the love of country--central themes
The nation
Organic community
Self-determination
Identity politics
Nationalism and politics
Liberal nationalism
Conservative nationalism
Expansionist nationalism
Anticolonial and postcolonial nationalism
Beyond nationalism
Liberal internationalism
Socialist internationalism
Nationalism in the twenty-first century
Further reading
Anarchism
Origins and development
Against the state--central themes
Anti-statism
Natural order
Anti-clericalism
Economic freedom
Collectivist anarchism
Mutualism
Anarcho-syndicalism
Anarcho-communism
Individualist anarchism
Egoism
Libertarianism
Anarcho-capitalism
Roads to anarchy
Revolutionary violence
Direct action
Non-violence
Anarchism in the twenty-first century
Further reading
Fascism
Origins and development
Strength through unity--central themes
Anti-rationalism
Struggle
Leadership and elitism
Socialism
Ultranationalism
Fascism and the state
The totalitarian ideal
Corporatism
Modernization
Fascism and racialism
The politics of race
Nazi race theories
Peasant ideology
Fascism in the twenty-first century
Further reading
Feminism
Origins and development
The politics of the personal--central themes
The public/private divide
Patriarchy
Sex and gender
Equality and difference
Sex and politics
Liberal feminism
Socialist feminism
Radical feminism
New feminist traditions
Feminism in the twenty-first century
Further reading
Ecologism
Origins and development
Return to nature--central themes
Ecology
Holism
Sustainability
Environmental ethics
Self-actualization
Nature and politics
Right-wing ecologism
Ecosocialism
Eco-anarchism
Ecofeminism
Ecologism in the twenty-first century
Further reading
Religious Fundamentalism
Origins and development
Back to basics--central themes
Religion and politics
The fundamentalist impulse
Anti-modernism
Militancy
The family of fundamentalisms
Islamic fundamentalism
Shi'ite fundamentalism
Christian fundamentalism
The new Christian right
Other fundamentalisms
Religious fundamentalism in the twenty-first century
Further reading
Conclusion: Ideology without End?
The end of ideology?
The end of history?
Postmodernism as ideology
Globalism as ideology
Further reading
Glossary of Terms
Bibliography
Index