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Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal

11th Edition

By Terence Ball, Richard Dagger, Daniel I. O’Neill

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400 pages | 48 B/W Illus.

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Description

Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal analyzes political ideologies to help readers understand individual ideologies, and the concept of ideology, from a political science perspective. This best-selling title promotes open-mindedness and develops critical thinking skills. It covers a wide variety of political ideologies from the traditional liberalism and conservatism to recent developments in liberation politics, the emergence of the Alt-Right, and environmental politics.

NEW TO THIS EDITION

  • Focus on the recent rise of populism and an "illiberal democracy" and how this poses a real challenge to the pillars of Western Liberal democracy;
  • A look at early Conservatives and the idea of "natural aristocracy" with focus on the thoughts of Edmund Burke;
  • A new discussion on whether Donald Trump is really a conservative, and if so, to what extent is this true;
  • An expanded look at Stalinism and the apparent rebirth of "Mao Zedong thought" in China through ‘Xi Jinping thought;
  • More in-depth look at the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party and how "myth" was crucial to legitimizing both the man and the party;
  • New section on the history of American Fascism, from its origins to the recent emergence of the "Alt-Right";
  • Expansion of the discussion around the recent protest movements Black Lives Matter, and #MeToo, along with the repercussions of these movements;
  • Discussion on the obstacles facing transgender people implemented in recent years, including the bathroom laws and the ban from US military service;
  • Account of how Donald Trump has galvanized the environmental movement like never before, through his ardent anti-environment policies and appointments;
  • In-depth look at the effects of climate change are increasingly turning people into "environmental migrants" and how the present of these people has fueled far-right movements across Europe and the US;
  • Additional photos throughout;
  • An updated, author-written Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank.

Table of Contents

Part One Ideology and Democracy 1. Ideology and Ideologies 2. The Democratic Ideal Part Two The Development of Political Ideologies 3. Liberalism 4. Conservatism 5. Socialism and Communism: From More to Marx 6. Socialism and Communism After Marx 7. Fascism Part Three Political Ideologies Today and Tomorrow 8. Liberation Ideologies and the Politics of Identity 9. "Green" Politics: Ecology as Ideology 10. Radical Islamism 11. Postscript: The Future of Ideology

About the Authors

TERENCE BALL received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and is now Emeritus Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Arizona State University. He taught previously at the University of Minnesota and has held visiting professorships at Oxford University, Cambridge University, and the University of California, San Diego. His books include Transforming Political Discourse (Blackwell, 1988), Reappraising Political Theory (Oxford University Press, 1995), and a mystery novel, Rousseau’s Ghost (SUNY Press, 1998). He has also edited The Federalist (Cambridge University Press, 2003), James Madison (Ashgate, 2008), Abraham Lincoln: Political Writings and Speeches (Cambridge University Press, 2013), and coedited The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Political Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2003).

RICHARD DAGGER earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and has taught at Arizona State University and Rhodes College, and the University of Richmond, where he is currently the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair in the Liberal Arts. He is the author of many publications in political and legal philosophy, including Civic Virtues: Rights, Citizenship, and Republican Liberalism (Oxford University Press, 1997) and Playing Fair: Political Obligation and the Problem of Punishment (Oxford University Press, 2018).

DANIEL I. O’NEILL holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles and is now Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. He is the author of The Burke-Wollstonecraft Debate: Savagery, Civilization, and Democracy (Penn State University Press, 2007), coeditor of Illusion of Consent: Engaging with Carole Pateman (Penn State University Press, 2008), and author, most recently, of Edmund Burke and the Conservative Logic of Empire (University of California Press, 2016) .

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL042000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / General