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Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal by Terence Ball
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The extensively revised new edition of this bestselling text continues to provide an accessible overview of the major political ideologies, their origins, and their development. In addition to examining the major "isms" -- liberalism, conservatism, socialism, and fascism -- the book offers readers the history, structure, supporting arguments, and internal complexities of these and recently emerging ideologies. The text utilizes a fourfold framework -- a definition of "ideology" in terms of the four functions ideologies perform -- within which to compare, contrast, and analyze the various ideologies. In addition, the book also shows how each ideology interprets "democracy" (which the authors characterize as an ideal rather than an ideology) and "freedom." In examining the latter notion, the authors analyze each ideology's view of freedom in terms of agent, obstacle, and goal.

Table of Contents

Part one - Ideology and Democracy Chapter 1 - Ideology and Ideologies Chapter 2 - The Democratic Ideal Part two - The Development of Political Ideologies Chapter 3 - Liberalism Chapter 4 - Conservatism Chapter 5 - Socialism and Communism: More to Marx Chapter 6 - Socialism and Communism After Marx Chapter 7 - Fascism Part three - Political Ideologies Today and Tomorrow Chapter 8 - Liberation Ideologies and the Politics of Identity Chapter 9 - Green" Politics: Ecology as Ideology Chapter 10 - Radical Islamism Chapter 11 - Postscript: The Future of Ideology Glossary Photo Credits Name Index Subject Index

Author Biography

TERENCE BALL received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and teaches political theory at Arizona State University. He taught previously at the University of Minnesota and has held visiting professorships at Oxford University, Cambridge University, and the University of California, San Diego. His books include Reappraising Political Theory (Oxford University Press, 1995) and a mystery novel, Rousseau's Ghost (SUNY Press, 1998). He has also edited The Federalist (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and co-edited The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Political Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2003). RICHARD DAGGER earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and is now professor of political science and philosophy at Arizona State University, where he directs the Philosophy, Politics, and Law Program of the Barrett Honors College. He has been a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Ethics and Public Affairs, Tulane University, and is the author of many publications in political and legal philosophy, including Civic Virtues: Rights, Citizenship, and Republican Liberalism (Oxford University Press, 1997).
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February 29th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
7th Revised edition
Longman Inc
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