By Andrew Vincent
Completely revised and up to date, this 3rd version offers a entire account of the key political ideologies of the previous centuries.
* presents an improved and punctiliously up-to-date account of the key political ideologies of the previous centuries, together with liberalism, conservatism, socialism, anarchism, fascism, feminism, environmentalism, and nationalism
* includes a fresh bankruptcy on fundamentalism, in addition to higher emphasis at the worldwide effect of ideologies in general
* Examines the complicated overlap and interaction of rules that exist either inside and among ideologies
* accommodates the most recent advancements and scholarship within the box, and incorporates a important new word list of keywords
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On the other hand, dealing with this body of thought requires examining both differing schools of thought ‘within’ each ideology and contributions by individual thinkers and the manner in which that is reflected in ordinary discourse. indd 21 2/5/2009 10:15:52 AM 22 THE NATURE OF IDEOLOGY interpretation before the student. Further, does one approach the ideology via thinkers or thinkers via the ideology? Both paths carry dangers. The danger of the former method is of becoming lost in a morass of interpretation and contextualist questions.
Many of these formal ideas were explored by other political movements. The major point to keep in mind is that much of this change in the character of liberalism was internal to the ideology. It was not externally imposed. Many of the ideas that were associated with classical liberalism were flexible enough to be used by the new liberals. indd 31 2/5/2009 10:16:08 AM 32 LIBERALISM uneasy about at a level of fundamental principle. As we will see in the following sections, there were often reasons both to oppose and to support the legislation.
Some appear to enable us to cope and function in the world; others less so. The Text There are multiple dangers when walking into the field of ideology, not least that there are many who claim proprietorial rights to the ground and become enraged that others should ramble there. It is also a field filled with snares and hidden hollows. Yet I make no apologies for rambling. The rights of way remain unsettled. The book is designed primarly for courses on ideologies. In such a controversial area, one cannot help but interpret, and there is a series of arguments running through this work which mark out certain idiosyncratic views.