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Contemporary Political Ideologies A Comparative Analysis

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ISBN-10: 053460241X

ISBN-13: 9780534602413

Edition: 13th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Lyman Tower Sargent

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CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS successfully introduces readers to current and emerging political ideologies--offering a comparative analysis of nationalism, the varieties of democracy, Marxism, and political Islam, as well as an effective introduction to the lesser-known ideologies surrounding anarchism, fascism and national socialism, environmentalism, feminism, and liberation theology. The goal is to help readers draw their own conclusions about each ideology. To this end, the author makes every effort to present a balanced presentation of the ideologies covered in the text, and to objectively discuss the way that ideology functions today. Includes a discussion…    
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Book details

List price: $200.95
Edition: 13th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

About the Author
Preface
Introduction
Ideologies: What Are They and Why Study Them?
Ideology Defined
Social Movements and Ideologies
Ideology and Practice
Theories of Ideology
Do I (You) Have An Ideology?
Postmodernism
Ideologies to Be Considered
Methods of Analysis
A Note on Terrorism
Suggested Reading
Nationalism
Nationalism
Defining Nationalism
Countervailing Tendencies
Nationalism in the Third World
New Nations
Current Trends
Suggested Reading
Democracy
The Principles of Democracy
Citizen Involvement
Representation
The Rule of Law
The Electoral System
Equality
Freedom, Liberty, and Rights
Education
Current Trends
Suggested Reading
Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy
Democratic Capitalism
Democratic Socialism
Current Trends
Suggested Reading
Conservatism, Liberalism, and Democracy
Conservatism
Liberalism
Communitarianism
The Extreme Right
Current Trends
Contemporary Conservatism in the United States
Contemporary Liberalism in the United States
Suggested Reading
Feminism
Feminism
The Development of Feminism
The Personal is the Political
Sexism
The Feminist Responses
Current Trends
Suggested Reading
Ideologies that Originated in the Nineteenth Century
Marxism
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Alternative Marxist Traditions
Current Trends
Suggested Reading
Anarchism and Libertarianism
Principles of Anarchism
Libertarianism
Anarchist Social Thought
Current Trends
Suggested Reading
Fascism and National Socialism
Fascism and National Socialism
The Theoretical Base
The Economic System
Current Trends
Suggested Reading
Ideologies that Originated in the Third World
Political Islam
Beliefs
History
Islam Today
Islam in the United States
Current Trends
Suggested Reading
Liberation Theology
The Marxist-Christian Dialogue
The Principles of Latin American Liberation Theology
Liberation Theology in Ireland
Protestant Liberation Theology
Liberation Theology in Africa
Current Trends
Suggested Reading
Environmentalism
Environmentalism
Origins
The Principles of Environmentalism
Ecosocialism
Ecofeminism
Deep Ecology
Neo-Luddites and the Unabomber
"Monkeywrenching"
Bioregionalism and Biodiversity
Genetically Modified Foods
Animal Rights
Current Trends
Suggested Reading
Conclusion
Human Nature
Origins
Obligation
Law
Liberty
Equality
Community
Power
Justice
Structure
Social Stratification and Mobility
Socialization
The Economic System
The Political System
Glossary
Biographical Notes
Index