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4th Edition

Political Ideologies
An Introduction

ISBN 9780415618175
Published March 18, 2014 by Routledge
346 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Meaning of Ideology, Chapter 2. Liberalism, Chapter 3. Conservatism, Chapter 4. Socialism, Chapter 5. Nationalism, Chapter 6. Fascism, Chapter 7. Green Political Theory, Chapter 8. Feminism, Chapter 9. Anarchism, Chapter 10. Multiculturalism, Chapter 11. Political Theology, Ideology and Secularism, Chapter 12. The End of Ideology.

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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.