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Author Adams, Ian, 1943- author

Title Political ideology today / Ian Adams
Published Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, [1993]
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1993


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Description vii, 369 pages ; 20 cm
Series Politics today
Politics today (Manchester, England)
Contents What is ideology? -- An historical approach -- The crucible of modernity -- A new postmodern world? -- Liberalism and democracy -- Whigs and republicans -- Radicals and revolutionaries -- Classical liberalism -- Liberalism and progress -- Social liberalism and European politics -- American liberalism -- Problems, criticisms and recent developments -- Conservatism and the right -- French reactionary conservatism -- German Romantic conservatism -- Radical conservatism -- British conservatism -- The European centre-right since 1945 -- Nationalism and internationalism -- Revolutionary and Romantic nationalism -- Nineteenth-century nationalism -- Anti-colonial nationalism -- Pan-nationalism -- Internationalism, federalism and conflict -- The coherence and autonomy of nationalism -- Varieties of socialism -- Primitive and classical socialisms -- The utopian socialists -- International socialism -- The British socialist tradition -- Liberal socialism in Britain -- European socialism since 1945 -- Neo-revisionism and the future of socialism -- Anarchism -- Individualist anarchism -- Socialist anarchism -- Anarchism and Marxism -- Recent developments in anarchist theory -- Fundamentals and criticisms -- Marxism -- Hegel, Marx and Engels -- The analysis of society and social change -- Capitalism, revolution and human nature -- Objections to Marx's theories -- Revision and revolution -- The communist world after Lenin -- The New Left and after -- The collapse of communism -- The end of Marxism? -- Racism and fascism
Summary An introduction to political ideologies, this book explains the nature of ideology and its part in political life. It then examines liberalism, socialism, conservatism, marxism, anarchism and fascism in turn, taking a broadly historical approach to show how each has evolved. The new right in the 1980s is also discussed, together with more recent developments in religious and sexual politics. Adams shows that contemporary ideological thinking is thriving, despite the "end of ideology" proclaimed after the capitalist West's triumph in the Cold War. He also discusses prospects for future ideological developments
Analysis Political ideologies
New Right
Overseas item
Political ideologies
Religion in politics
Right and Left (Politics)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-363) and index
Subject Ideology.
Political science.
Right and left (Political science)
LC no. 92040256
ISBN 0719033462