American Political Ideologies: An Introduction to the Major Systems of Thought in the 21st Century
  • American Political Ideologies: An Introduction to the Major Systems of Thought in the 21st Century
  • American Political Ideologies: An Introduction to the Major Systems of Thought in the 21st Century

American Political Ideologies: An Introduction to the Major Systems of Thought in the 21st Century

by Brian R. Farmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786425857

ISBN-13: 9780786425853

Pub. Date: 03/20/2006

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

For many people, the world of politics is defined by ideologies. The average voter rarely takes time to research a policy issue, thoroughly relying instead on a set of beliefs set forth by his or her chosen political organization to make important decisions. These publicly promoted ideologies play an important role in international as well as domestic political

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For many people, the world of politics is defined by ideologies. The average voter rarely takes time to research a policy issue, thoroughly relying instead on a set of beliefs set forth by his or her chosen political organization to make important decisions. These publicly promoted ideologies play an important role in international as well as domestic political development, yet many adherents to a particular belief may have a poor understanding of competing ideologies.

From right wing to the far left, this text dissects eight prominent political ideologies: traditional conservatism, classic liberalism, libertarianism, conservative extremism, contemporary liberalism, communism, dependency theory and Islamism. In plain terms it describes the basic doctrine and inherent contradictions of each creed along with its particular relevance to today's political landscape. An in-depth discussion of the political socialization processes that form and perpetuate ideologies is also included.

Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786425853
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/20/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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