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Political Ideology Today : Politics Today - Ian Adams

Political Ideology Today

Politics Today

By: Ian Adams, Bill Jones (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th November 2001
ISBN: 9780719060205
Number Of Pages: 328

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Ian Adams examines the tenets of liberalism, socialism, conservatism, Marxism, anarchism, and fascism. This new edition covers recent developments in religious and sexual politics, environmentalism, animal rights, post-Marxism, communitarianism, multiculturalism, and postmodernism. Recent events covered include the Asian financial crisis, the Balkan wars, and the election of the New Labour government. Adams shows how contemporary ideological thinking is still thriving, and discusses prospects for future ideological developments, including the growth of small scale and local ideologies.

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Introductionp. 1
What is ideology?p. 1
An historical approachp. 5
The crucible of modernityp. 6
A new postmodern world?p. 8
Liberalism and democracyp. 10
Whigs and republicansp. 10
Radicals and revolutionariesp. 15
Classical liberalismp. 20
Liberalism and progressp. 24
Social liberalism and European politicsp. 28
American liberalismp. 32
Problems, criticisms and recent developmentsp. 36
Conservatism and the rightp. 43
French reactionary conservatismp. 44
German Romantic conservatismp. 46
Radical conservatismp. 48
British conservatismp. 54
The European centre-right since 1945p. 59
Nationalism and internationalismp. 64
Revolutionary and Romantic nationalismp. 65
Nineteenth-century nationalismp. 67
Anti-colonial nationalismp. 69
Pan-nationalismp. 73
Internationalism, federalism and conflictp. 76
The coherence and autonomy of nationalismp. 80
Varieties of socialismp. 84
Primitive and classical socialismsp. 84
The utopian socialistsp. 88
International socialismp. 94
The British socialist traditionp. 96
Liberal socialism in Britainp. 102
European socialism since 1945p. 107
Neo-revisionism and the future of socialismp. 111
Anarchismp. 115
Individualist anarchismp. 116
Socialist anarchismp. 120
Anarchism and Marxismp. 126
Recent developments in anarchist theoryp. 129
Fundamentals and criticismsp. 133
Marxismp. 137
Hegel, Marx and Engelsp. 137
The analysis of society and social changep. 140
Capitalism, revolution and human naturep. 144
Objections to Marx's theoriesp. 149
Revision and revolutionp. 151
The communist world after Leninp. 156
The New Left and afterp. 159
The collapse of communismp. 163
The end of Marxism?p. 165
Racism and fascismp. 169
Nineteenth-century racismp. 169
Italian fascismp. 174
Hitler's national socialismp. 178
Admirers and followersp. 181
Race and ideology outside Europep. 184
Neo-fascismp. 189
The extreme right in Americap. 194
The New Rightp. 199
From Swiss chalet to White Housep. 199
Updating classical liberalismp. 204
Socialism and the dead hand of the statep. 207
The neo-liberal free societyp. 210
The New Right spectrum in America and Britainp. 214
Criticisms of the New Rightp. 218
Feminism and liberation ideologyp. 222
Early feminismp. 222
Second wave feminismp. 227
Postfeminism, postmodernism and the future of the women's movementp. 234
Other liberation movements and ideologiesp. 236
Green politics and ecologismp. 243
The green movementp. 243
Green ideasp. 246
Green controversiesp. 250
Criticisms of green ideasp. 253
Religious fundamentalismp. 255
Islamic fundamentalismp. 256
Shia fundamentalismp. 262
The importance of Islamp. 267
Other religious fundamentalismsp. 270
Postmodernity and new religious movementsp. 275
Globalisation, postmodernity and the future of ideologyp. 280
Cold War to globalisationp. 280
Modernity to postmodernity?p. 285
The theory of postmodernismp. 289
A new age of ideology?p. 294
References and further readingp. 298
Indexp. 307
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ISBN: 9780719060205
ISBN-10: 0719060206
Series: Politics Today
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 10th November 2001
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised