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Political Ideologies : Their Origins and Impact



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Using a chronological organization, Political Ideologies explains the evolution of political thought over the past three centuries and describes political ideologies in the context of the social, economic, and political circumstances in which they developed. It provides students with a complete understanding of political ideologies andhow these concepts relate to their own lives.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
A Note to the Studentp. xii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Ideologyp. 1
Previewp. 1
The Development of Ideologyp. 1
The Source of Ideologyp. 2
Ideology Definedp. 6
The Origin of the Termp. 6
Contemporary Definitionsp. 7
Ideology and Philosophyp. 10
Questions for Discussionp. 11
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 11
The Spectrum of Political Attitudesp. 13
Previewp. 13
Understanding the Spectrump. 14
Change, or Policy Optionsp. 14
Radicalp. 18
Liberalp. 20
Moderatep. 22
Conservativep. 22
Reactionaryp. 28
Values, or Personal Philosophyp. 30
Motivationp. 34
The Changing Spectrump. 35
Specific Policiesp. 36
Foreign Policyp. 37
Domestic Policyp. 38
Questions for Discussionp. 42
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 42
Nationalismp. 44
Previewp. 44
The Importance of Nationalismp. 45
Nation and Statep. 45
Theories of the Origin of the Statep. 49
The History of Nationalismp. 54
The Theory of Nationalismp. 57
Questions for Discussionp. 62
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 62
The Evolution of Democratic Theoryp. 64
Previewp. 64
The Meaning of Democracyp. 65
The Early History of Democracyp. 66
The Social Contractp. 67
Later Social Contract Philosophersp. 68
Thomas Hobbesp. 69
John Lockep. 70
Jean Jacques Rousseaup. 77
Questions for Discussionp. 81
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 81
Liberal Democracy, Capitalism, and Beyondp. 83
Previewp. 83
Capitalismp. 84
Adam Smithp. 84
Neoclassical Liberal Democratic Theoryp. 90
Edmund Burkep. 90
James Madisonp. 93
Jefferson's Alternativep. 98
The Emergence of Democratic Socialismp. 101
Utilitarianism and Positivist Lawp. 102
Democratic Socialismp. 103
Questions for Discussionp. 107
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 108
The Liberal Democratic Processp. 110
Previewp. 110
Processes of Democracyp. 111
Democracy and the Legislative Processp. 111
Elite Theorismp. 116
Systems of Governmentp. 118
The American Systemp. 118
The British Systemp. 121
Electionsp. 125
Electoral Districtsp. 125
Political Party Structuresp. 128
Representationp. 130
Theories of Representationp. 130
Some Criticisms of Democracyp. 131
Questions for Discussionp. 132
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 133
Anarchismp. 134
Previewp. 134
Development of Anarchismp. 134
Definition of Anarchismp. 135
Particular Theories of Anarchismp. 139
The Pacifistsp. 139
The Revolutionariesp. 143
Individualist Anarchistsp. 147
Militant Civilian Militiasp. 149
Questions for Discussionp. 151
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 151
Socialist Theoryp. 152
Previewp. 152
The Development of Socialismp. 153
Communism and Socialismp. 154
The Meaning of Socialismp. 155
Ownership of Productionp. 155
The Welfare Statep. 157
The Socialist Intentp. 159
The History of Socialismp. 160
From the French Revolution to Marxp. 160
Marxismp. 165
Capitalist Developmentp. 167
The Basic Principles of Marxismp. 168
Marxist Sociological Theoryp. 169
Marxist Historical Theoryp. 172
Marxist Economic Theoryp. 176
Marxist Theory of Revolutionp. 179
The Marxist Political Systemp. 181
Internationalismp. 182
Questions for Discussionp. 182
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 183
Applied Socialismp. 184
Previewp. 184
Socialism after Marxp. 185
Orthodox Marxismp. 185
Revisionismp. 185
Marxism-Leninismp. 187
The Soviet Union and Russiap. 192
Lenin's and Stalin's Policiesp. 192
Soviet Atrophyp. 195
Chinap. 197
The Belligerent Stage of the Revolutionp. 197
The Political Stage of the Revolutionp. 199
The Principles of Maoismp. 205
Cubap. 209
The Cuban Revolutionp. 209
Fidelismop. 216
The Re-emergence of Socialismp. 218
Questions for Discussionp. 221
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 221
Fascism and National Socialismp. 223
Previewp. 223
The Failure of Democracy and Capitalismp. 224
The Development of Fascism and National Socialismp. 224
Mussolinip. 225
Hitlerp. 228
Fascist and Nazi Ideologiesp. 230
Irrationalismp. 231
Racismp. 235
Totalitarianismp. 239
Elitismp. 241
The Corporate Statep. 242
Imperialismp. 243
Militarismp. 245
Contemporary Fascist and Neo-Nazi Movementsp. 246
Right-Wing Extremism in the United Statesp. 249
Questions for Discussionp. 257
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 257
Ideologies in the Developing Worldp. 259
Previewp. 259
Developing World Definedp. 260
Politics of the Developing Worldp. 261
Economics of the Developing Worldp. 269
Developing World Democracies and Dictatorshipsp. 277
Terrorismp. 279
Guided Democraciesp. 281
Questions for Discussionp. 282
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 283
Feminism and Environmentalismp. 284
Previewp. 284
Feminismp. 285
Sexism Is Endemicp. 286
The History of Feminismp. 291
Feminist Thoughtp. 294
Environmentalismp. 296
The Environmentalistsp. 304
Questions for Discussionp. 308
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 308
Glossaryp. 311
Creditsp. 323
Indexp. 324
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