As well as introducing the "mainstream" ideologies of Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism, this text examines challenges from nationalist, feminist and Green thinkers, amongst others. Now in its third edition, it includes a new chapter on anarchism and assesses the continuing disillusionment of Britain with the ideas of the "Westminster elite".
About the Author
Robert Leach was formerly Principal Lecturer in politics at Leeds Metropolitan University, now Leeds Beckett University, UK, where he is now a Visiting Reader, following his retirement from teaching. Recent books of his include The Politics Companion (2008) and British Politics (2011), both published by Palgrave - Macmillan Education.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Ideology in British Politics.- Liberalism.- Conservatism.- Socialism, Social Democracy and Labour.- Anarchism.- Nationalism.- Racism, Fascism and Populism .- Multiculturalism.- Feminism.- Green Ideology.- Changing Ideologies?.
What People are Saying About This
Reviews of previous editions:
'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