Political Ideology in Britain

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As well as introducing the 'mainstream' ideologies of Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism, this text also examines challenges from nationalists, feminists and Green thinkers, and the ideological controversy surrounding multiculturalism. It concludes by reviewing the prospects for ideology in an increasingly depoliticised Britain.

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Overview

As well as introducing the 'mainstream' ideologies of Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism, this text also examines challenges from nationalists, feminists and Green thinkers, and the ideological controversy surrounding multiculturalism. It concludes by reviewing the prospects for ideology in an increasingly depoliticised Britain.

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"A joy to read: well written with a clarity that will make it accessible to students, it is also very successful in achieving its objectives as an introduction to the main ideologies and their significance in British politics." — Wyn Grant, University of Warwick
"Clearly and objectively written, this book will interest all students of political thought." — M.Curtis, Choice

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Evaluating the changing role of ideology in contemporary British politics, this book describes contending ideologies and emphasizes their relations to the ideas, institutions, and practices of British political life. Chapters describe the content and applications of liberalism, conservatism, socialism, nationalism, fascism and racism, feminism, Green ideology, the New Right, and New Labour. Specifically British variants are compared and contrasted with international currents of thought. Leach teaches business at Leeds Metropolitan University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230584730
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/7/2009
  • Series: Contemporary Political Studies Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT LEACH was Principal Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University, where he is now Visiting Reader. He is also the author of The Politics Companion and with Jane Percy-Smithe of Local Governance in Britain.

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Table of Contents

Political Ideologies
Liberalism
Conservatism
Socialism and social democracy
Nationalism
Racism and fascism
Feminism
Multiculturalism and the politics of identity.
Ecologism and green politics
Ideological conflict and consensus in contemporary Britain

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