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Author Adams, Ian, 1943-

Title Political ideology today / Ian Adams
Edition Second edition
Published Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2001


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Description xi, 315 pages ; 25 cm
Series Politics today
Politics today.
Contents 1. Introduction. What is ideology? An historical approach. The crucible of modernity. A new postmodern world? -- 2. 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 -- 3. Conservatism and the right. French reactionary conservatism. German Romantic conservatism. Radical conservatism. British conservatism. The European centre-right since 1945 -- 4. 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 -- 5. 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 -- 6. Anarchism. Individualist anarchism. Socialist anarchism. Anarchism and Marxism. Recent developments in anarchist theory. Fundamentals and criticisms -- 7. 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? -- 8. Racism and fascism. Nineteenth-century racism. Italian fascism. Hitler's national socialism. Admirers and followers. Race and ideology outside Europe. Neo-fascism. The extreme right in America -- 9. The New Right. From Swiss chalet to White House. Updating classical liberalism. Socialism and the dead hand of the state. The neo-liberal free society. The New Right spectrum in America and Britain. Criticisms of the New Right -- 10. Feminism and liberation ideology. Early feminism. Second wave feminism. Postfeminism, postmodernism and the future of the women's movement. Other liberation movements and ideologies -- 11. Green politics and ecologism. The green movement. Green ideas. Green controversies. Criticism of green ideas -- 12. Religious fundamentalism. Islamic fundamentalism. Shia fundamentalism. The importance of Islam. Other religious fundamentalisms. Postmodernity and new religious movements -- 13. Globalisation, postmodernity and the future of ideology. Cold War to globalisation. Modernity to postmodernity? The theory of postmodernism. A new age of ideology?
Notes Previous ed.: 1993
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Ideology.
Political science.
Right and left (Political science)
ISBN 0719060192 cased
0719060206 paperback
9780719060205 paperback