This book is a high-level examination of each of the major ideologies that have shaped political thinking, action and conflict. Each chapter provides a critical overview of the current state of the major ideologies and a retrospective assessment of the strengths, weaknesses, developments and transformations of these ideologies over the past century.
The volume poses a strong challenge to those who have loudly proclaimed the "end of ideology", by demonstrating that it is impossible to understand current political developments without an appreciation of their ideological context. It features internationally respected contributors who are authorities in their fields, and will be an invaluable resource for both students and specialists in areas including Politics and International Relations.
Table of Contents
1. An art of the state and the state of its art: Political ideologies in substance and method Michael Freeden 2. Ideological dominance through philosophical confusion: liberalism in the twentieth century Gerald F. Gaus 3. Did ideology fall with 'the wall'? Marx, Marxism, Post-Marxism Terrell Carver 4. Socialism in the twentieth century:an historical reflection Donald Sassoon 5. The doing of conservatism Robert Ecclelshall 6. The ideology of Christian Democracy Paolo Pombeni 7. Fascism:reflections on the fate of ideas in twentieth century history Zeev Sternehll 8. Interregnum or endgame? The radical right in the "post-fascist' era Roger Griffin 9. Power and vacuity: nationalist ideology in the twentieth century Andrew Vincent 10. Threads and plaits or an unfinished project? Feminism(s) through the twentieth century Diana Coole 11. Green political perspectives at the dawn of the 21st century James Meadowcroft 12. Conclusion:ideology-balances and projections Michael Freeden