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Brief and accessible, Political Ideologiesfollows the evolution of political thought over 300 years. #xA0; Organized chronologically, this text examines each major ideology within a political, historical, economic, and social context. Leon Baradat#x19;s skillful prose ensures that students obtain a clear understanding of how ideas are influencing the political realities of our time.

Author Biography

Leon P. Baradat is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at MiraCosta College.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Supplementsp. xvi
Ideologyp. 1
Previewp. 1
The Development of Ideologyp. 1
The Source of Ideologyp. 2
Ideology Definedp. 7
The Origin of the Termp. 7
Contemporary Definitionsp. 8
Ideology and Philosophyp. 11
Questions for Discussionp. 12
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 12
The Spectrum of Political Attitudesp. 14
Previewp. 14
Understanding the Spectrump. 15
Change, or Policy Optionsp. 15
Radicalp. 18
Liberalp. 20
Moderatep. 22
Conservativep. 23
Reactionaryp. 30
Values, or Personal Philosophyp. 32
Motivationp. 37
The Changing Spectrump. 39
Specific Policiesp. 40
Foreign Policyp. 40
Domestic Policyp. 42
Questions for Discussionp. 45
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 46
Nationalismp. 47
Previewp. 47
The Importance of Nationalismp. 48
Nation and Statep. 48
Theories of the Origin of the Statep. 53
The History of Nationalismp. 58
The Theory of Nationalismp. 61
Questions for Discussionp. 67
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 67
The Evolution of Democratic Theoryp. 68
Previewp. 68
The Meaning of Democracyp. 69
The Early History of Democracyp. 71
The Social Contractp. 71
Later Social Contract Philosophersp. 72
Thomas Hobbesp. 73
John Lockep. 74
Jean Jacques Rousseaup. 82
Questions for Discussionp. 85
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 86
Liberal Democracy, Capitalism, and Beyondp. 87
Previewp. 87
Capitalismp. 87
Capitalism after Smithp. 89
American Capitalismp. 90
Neoclassical Liberal Democratic Theoryp. 96
Edmund Burkep. 97
James Madisonp. 99
Jefferson's Alternativep. 104
The Emergence of Democratic Socialismp. 106
Utilitarianism and Positivist Lawp. 107
Democratic Socialismp. 108
Questions for Discussionp. 113
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 113
The Liberal Democratic Processp. 115
Previewp. 115
Processes of Democracyp. 116
Democracy and the Legislative Processp. 116
Elite Theorismp. 121
Systems of Governmentp. 124
The American Systemp. 124
The British Systemp. 127
Electionsp. 132
Electoral Districtsp. 132
Political Party Structuresp. 134
Representationp. 137
Theories of Representationp. 138
Some Criticisms of Democracyp. 139
Questions for Discussionp. 140
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 140
Anarchismp. 141
Previewp. 141
Development of Anarchismp. 141
Definition of Anarchismp. 142
Particular Theories of Anarchismp. 147
The Pacifistsp. 147
The Revolutionariesp. 151
Individualist Anarchistsp. 155
Anarchistic Tendencies in the American Political Characterp. 157
Questions for Discussionp. 159
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 159
Socialist Theoryp. 160
Previewp. 160
The Development of Socialismp. 160
Communism and Socialismp. 162
The Components of Socialismp. 163
Ownership of Productionp. 163
The Welfare Statep. 166
The Socialist Intentp. 168
The History of Socialismp. 170
From the French Revolution to Marxp. 170
Marxismp. 175
Marx and Capitalismp. 176
The Basic Principles of Marxismp. 178
Marxist Theory of Social Structurep. 179
Marxist Historical Theoryp. 182
Marxist Economic Theoryp. 186
Marxist Theory of Revolutionp. 189
The Marxist Political Systemp. 191
Internationalismp. 192
Questions for Discussionp. 193
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 193
Applied Socialismp. 194
Previewp. 194
Socialism after Marxp. 195
Orthodox Marxismp. 195
Revisionismp. 195
Marxism-Leninismp. 197
The Soviet Union and Russiap. 202
Lenin's and Stalin's Policiesp. 202
Soviet Atrophyp. 204
Chinap. 206
The Belligerent Stage of the Revolutionp. 207
The Political Stage of the Revolutionp. 209
The Principles of Maoismp. 217
Cubap. 221
The Cuban Revolutionp. 221
Fidelismop. 228
The Re-Emergence of Socialismp. 230
American Socialismp. 232
Will Socialism Disappear?p. 234
Questions for Discussionp. 235
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 236
Fascism and National Socialismp. 237
Previewp. 237
The Failure of Democracy and Capitalismp. 238
The Development of Fascism and National Socialismp. 238
Mussolinip. 239
Hitlerp. 242
Fascist and Nazi Ideologiesp. 245
Irrationalismp. 245
Racismp. 250
Totalitarianismp. 254
Elitismp. 256
The Corporate Statep. 258
Imperialismp. 259
Militarismp. 260
Contemporary Fascist and Neo-Nazi Movementsp. 261
Right-Wing Extremism in the United Statesp. 265
Questions for Discussionp. 274
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 274
Ideologies in the Developing Worldp. 275
Previewp. 275
Developing World Definedp. 276
Politics of the Developing Worldp. 277
Islamismp. 284
Other Religions in Politicsp. 287
Economics of the Developing Worldp. 288
Developing World Democracies and Dictatorshipsp. 296
Guided Democraciesp. 297
Terrorismp. 299
Questions for Discussionp. 302
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 303
Feminism and Environmentalismp. 304
Previewp. 304
Feminismp. 305
Endemic Sexismp. 306
The History of Feminismp. 313
Feminist Thoughtp. 316
Environmentalismp. 318
The Environmentalistsp. 328
Questions for Discussionp. 333
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 333
Glossaryp. 334
Indexp. 347
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