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Political Ideologies : An Introduction - Vincent Geoghegan

Political Ideologies

An Introduction

By: Vincent Geoghegan (Editor)

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This informative and widely-used text is now available in a third edition. Building on the success of previous editions, it continues to provide a clear and accessible introduction to the complexities of political ideologies.

The latest edition of Political Ideologies:

  • introduces and considers the future of all the most widely studied ideologies: liberalism; conservatism; socialism; democracy; nationalism; fascism; ecologism and feminism
  • sets each ideology clearly within its historical and political context
  • includes a new final chapter that examines the impact of recent theoretical developments of ideologies and charts the challenges that they face in the twenty-first century
  • has been fully revised and up-dated and provides an annotated guide for further reading.

The idea of ideologyp. 1
A brief history of ideologyp. 3
The morphology of ideologiesp. 9
Ideologies: some key questionsp. 11
Conclusionp. 13
Liberalismp. 17
Problems of definitionp. 18
An incoherent doctrine?p. 19
A bourgeois creed?p. 25
A brief historyp. 29
Conclusionp. 39
Conservatismp. 47
Problems of definitionp. 48
Conservatism and traditionp. 49
A plurality of conservatisms?p. 55
A brief historyp. 60
Conclusionp. 68
Socialismp. 73
Problems of definitionp. 74
What is socialism?p. 75
The emergence of socialismp. 80
The twentieth centuryp. 85
Conclusion: socialism in the twenty-first century?p. 91
Nationalismp. 97
Nationalism as ideologyp. 99
When was nationalism?p. 103
Political movements, political ideologies and nationalismp. 107
Conclusionp. 111
Fascismp. 119
'Appeals' of fascismp. 121
Problems of definitionp. 123
Origins and derivationsp. 124
Race and statep. 125
National imperialismp. 128
Elitism and leadershipp. 129
National Socialismp. 131
Interim summaryp. 135
Fascism and womenp. 137
British fascism in the inter-war yearsp. 139
Contemporary British fascismp. 142
Conclusionp. 144
Ecologismp. 151
The core of ecologismp. 152
Principles beyond the core of ecologismp. 157
Sources of ecologismp. 160
Ecologism as philosophy?p. 165
Ecological variants and hybridsp. 166
The political character of ecologismp. 170
Conclusionp. 175
Feminismp. 181
A clamour of voicesp. 184
Post-feminism?p. 185
Wave-ing--or drowning?p. 186
Suffrage: a fragile unityp. 189
Historical diversityp. 190
Siting feminisms and subverting orthodoxyp. 192
Patriarchy: the 'man problem'p. 193
Early liberal feminismp. 195
Utopian socialist feminismp. 197
Marxist feminismp. 198
The 'other' womanp. 200
The second wavep. 202
Radical critiquesp. 203
The response of Marxist and socialist feminismp. 205
Pro-family, eco- and pro-woman feminismp. 207
Differences and subjectivitiesp. 209
Conclusionp. 210
The end of ideology?p. 217
The End of Ideology, or, Socialism is dead!p. 220
The End of History, or, We're all liberals now!p. 222
Farewell to ideology: Foucault contra Althusserp. 226
Ideology and hegemony: from Gramsci to Laclau and Mouffep. 230
Conclusionp. 235
Indexp. 243
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ISBN: 9780415236775
ISBN-10: 0415236770
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 13th February 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.1  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition