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Ideologies and Political Theory: A Conceptual Approach

Ideologies and Political Theory: A Conceptual Approach

by Michael FreedenMichael Freeden


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Ideologies play a crucial role in the way we understand and shape the political world. However, no one has been able to explain the nature of ideologies themselves. In this important new book, Freeden offers a ground-breaking approach to the subject. Drawing on the political experience of Britain, France, Germany, and the USA over the last two hundred years, the author provides an in-depth examination of all the key political ideologies: liberalism, conservatism, socialism, feminism, and green political thought.

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ISBN-13: 9780198294146
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/27/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 1700L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

PART 1. Theorizing About Ideological Morphology
1. Staking Out: The Distinctiveness of Analysing Ideologies
2. Assembling: From Concepts to Ideologies
3. Applying: The Concepts of Ideological Meaning
PART II. Liberalism: The Dominant Ideology
4. The 'Grand Projects' of Liberalism
5. New Liberal Successions: The Modernization of an Ideology
6. The Challenge of Philosophical Liberalism: Contextualizing the Contemporary American Variant
7. Mistaken Identities and Other Anomalies: The Liberal Pretenders
PART III. The Adaptability of Conservatism
8. Theorizing about Conservative Ideology
9. The Chimera of Conservative Dualism
10. Forward to the Past - The Conservative Revival
PART IV. Socialism: The Containment of Transcendence
11. The Congruence of Socialist Diversity
12. Socialism, Liberty, and Choice
PART V. Transformation and Dilution: The Assault on Ideological Convention
13. Feminism: The Recasting of Political Language
14. Green Ideology: Retreat and Regrouping

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