Comprehensive and accessible, Political Ideologies follows the evolution of political thought over 300 years. Organized chronologically, this text examines each major ideology within a political, historical, economic, and social context. Leon Baradat's skillful prose is joined by John Phillips’ skillful updating to ensure that students obtain a clear understanding of how ideas influence the political realities of our time. The twelfth edition of this beloved text emphasizes new developments in ideologically charged arenas including the Middle East and Islam, gay marriage, feminism, climate change, and more.
New to the 12th edition
In addition to a thorough updating of examples, detail, and data, the following items are either wholly new or considerably expanded in this edition:
Now in its 12th edition, Political Ideologies: Their Origins and Impact has stood the test of time. Coherently organized and lucidly written, the book offers students an overview of the major types of political ideologies in the world during the past three centuries. Particularly valuable are the treatments of newer trends like feminism, environmentalism, and political Islam, as well as the recent rise of right-wing nationalism in America and elsewhere. From a pedagogical perspective, the inclusion of "questions for discussion" is a crucial selling point, testifying to the authors' conviction that "education is the major custodian of civilization."
Fred Dallmayr, University of Notre Dame
In this complex world we live in, there is nothing as satisfying for a teacher as when students come to understand the role of ideology in their lives.Political Ideologies leads the way on that journey to enlightenment. In a profoundly simple, uncomplicated manner, the book defines what ideologies are and what they do. Accessible and all-inclusive, it exhorts readers not to divorce ideologies from people’s material conditions. This new entry continues in the tradition of the previous editions, and is most welcome!
Akwasi Osei, Delaware State University
This is an excellent comprehensive work that will educate students about the complexities and significance of political ideologies in the modern world. Political Ideologies does an excellent job of defining the importance of ideology in general, as well as the significance of individual political ideologies in shaping contemporary political discourse. Students will appreciate the clarity of writing and the definition of terms, as well as how political ideologies are applied to contemporary politics.
John Miglietta, Tennessee State University
1. Ideology 2. The Spectrum of Political Attitudes 3. Nationalism 4. The Evolution of Democratic Theory 5. Liberal Democracy, Capitalism, and Beyond 6 The Liberal Democratic Process 7. Anarchism 8. Socialist Theory 9. Applied Socialism 10. Fascism and National Socialism 11. Ideologies in the Developing World 12. Feminism and Environmentalism