This major new text critically assesses the key political ideologies of the 20th century. The 1970s and 1980s witnessed a flowering of new and popular ideologies, such as feminism and ecologism, and a revival of others, notably liberalism. The upheavals of the early 1990s have initiated fresh debate amongst major thinkers on the nature of ideology, much of it however hostile or polemical. "Modern Political Ideologies" examines in an objective scholarly manner the evolution of key political ideologies and assesses their impact and development during the 20th century. This volume is essential reading for all students of politics, and indeed anyone who has an interest in current events and wishes to acquire a deeper understanding of the nature, scope and ambition of different ideologies.
Joseph S. Roucek brings together theories from the major political movements of the twentieth century and guides readers through the waves of political change with approaches to Marxism, Communism, Colonialism, the Welfare State, and more. Joseph S. Roucek was a political theorist and author. He wrote or co-authored several books on education and politics including The Czechs and Slovaks in America, Behind the Iron Curtain, America's Ethnic Politics, and Slow Learner.
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Political Science
The fifth edition of this leading text on political ideologies provides a clear and accessible introduction to the political creeds and doctrines that have dominated and shaped world politics. Ranging from traditional nineteenth-century ideologues such as liberalism, conservatism and socialism, to so-called 'new' ideologies such as feminism, ecologism and political Islam, the author offers a clear exposition both of the historical development of each ideology and the impact each has had on contemporary political movements, parties and governments. Their distinctive ideas and values are highlighted, together with the competing, and sometimes conflicting, traditions which they have generated. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout, with extended coverage given to key current issues such as multiculturalism and neo-conservatism. Andrew Heywood's uniquely student-friendly writing style is now supported by a range of learning features in each chapter. • Ideology Previews outline the nature of the ideologies and their central themes • On-page definitions give quick-reference explanations of key terms • Illustrated 'Key Figure' Profiles provide detail on important thinkers and their major ideas • 'Key Concept' boxes explore and unpack important ideas • Boxes on 'Perspectives' and 'Tensions' outline the differences within and between ideological traditions • Questions help to apply and reinforce understanding
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.
This comprehensive analysis of the complex relationship of black political thought identifies which political ideologies are supported by blacks, then traces their historical roots and examines their effects on black public opinion.
Intended as a text for the postgraduate students of political science, this well-researched book attempts to track the evolution of political ideas in the recent past and their background. It brings out the contemporary epistemological and methodological debates within the discipline and social sciences as a whole, and incorporates the latest developments in the field. Divided into forty chapters under eleven parts, the book deals with the core concepts and debates in political theory, and focuses on the state-society interactions. It tries to explain how the states, societies and cultures have responded to the emerging challenges thrown up by the social, economic and political factors, and the direction of the response. It also dwells on the impact of globalisation on current trends. Finally, the book analyses the ideas of modern Indian thinkers such as V.D. Savarkar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Ram Manohar Lohia, B.R. Ambedkar and Jayaprakash Narayan. Besides the postgraduate students of political science, the book would also be useful to the aspirants of civil services examinations and the initiated readers.
The second edition of this popular and accessible text reflects the changing nature of the teaching and study of political ideologies in the UK. In addition to updating the chapters on ideologies on the spectrum from the Far Lef t to Far Right, Leach has added three completely new chapters on Nationalism and the Politics of Ethicity, Feminism and the Greens. The second edition will also include more figures and diagrams and each chapter will contain a summary and guide to fu rther readin g, in addition to the full bibliography at the end of the volume." Include three completely new chapters on nationalism and ethnicity, feminism and environmentalism. Political Theory/Ideologies, British Politics. A Harvester Wheatsheaf Book.