Political Ideologies: An Introduction

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Vincent Geoghegan, Rick Wilford
Routledge, Mar 21, 2014 - Political Science - 336 pages

Now in its fourth edition, Political Ideologies: An Introduction continues to be the best introductory textbook for students of political ideologies. Completely revised and updated throughout, this edition features:

  • A comprehensive introduction to all of the most important ideologies
  • Brand new chapters on multiculturalism, anarchism, and the growing influence of religion on politics
  • More contemporary examples of twenty-first-century iterations of liberalism, socialism, conservatism, fascism, green political theory, nationalism, and feminism
  • Enhanced discussion of the end of ideology debates and emerging theories of ideological formation
  • Six new contributors.

Accessible and packed with both historical and contemporary examples, this is the most useful textbooks for scholars and students of political ideologies.

The contributors to this volume have all taught or carried out research at the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy of Queen’s University, Belfast, or have close research connections with the School.

 

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Contents

1 The meaning of ideology
1
2 Liberalism
19
3 Conservatism
47
4 Socialism
71
5 Nationalism
99
6 Fascism
121
7 Green Political Theory
153
8 Feminism
179
9 Anarchism
213
10 Multiculturalism
239
11 Political Theology Ideology and Secularism
263
12 The End of Ideology
289
Index
311
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Vincent Geoghegan is Professor of Political Theory at Queens University Belfast, UK.

Rick Wilford is Professor of Politics at Queens University Belfast, UK.

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