Political ideologies and the democratic ideal

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Longman Publishing Group, Jun 1, 2001 - Political Science - 304 pages
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Providing a clear, concise, and comprehensive introduction to the ideas and ideals that shake and shape our political world, the Fourth Edition of this best-seller has been extensively revised and updated.

Written in the firm belief that ideology is "the driving force of nation-states, history, and politics," this innovative and clearly written text covers the gamut of contemporary political ideologies, from the standard categories of liberalism-conservatism-socialism to newly emerging ideological alternatives. The new edition features an expanded discussion of native people's liberation movements and a greatly expanded chapter on "green" politics.

A companion volume of readings from primary sources, IDEALS AND IDEOLOGIES: A READER, has also been revised to reflect changes in modern political movements and their animating ideologies (Give Value Pack ISBN 0-201-75352-9 to your bookstore to order the text & reader package).

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User Review  - Heather Browning - Goodreads

As someone with very little knowledge in the area of politics and ideologies, I thought it was time I learned. This book proved perfect - it was easy to read, even though I had no background in the ... Read full review

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This book gets an a-okay for two reasons. First, it explains the major political ideologies in a succint and articulate way. I had to buy this book for an undergrad course. And you know what - I still ... Read full review


ideology and ideologies
The Democratic ideal
PART TWO The Development of Political Ideologies

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Terence Ball is Professor of Political Science at Arizona State University. He taught for many years at the University of Minnesota, and has held visiting professorships at the Universities of Oxford and California, San Diego. Professor Ball has edited the political writings of James Mill and The Federalist for the Cambridge Texts series, co-edited (with Joyce Appleby) Thomas Jefferson for the same series, and his own books include Transforming Political Discourse, Reappraising Political Theory and Rousseau's Ghost: A Novel, in addition to numerous co-edited works.

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