Ideology and Politics
- John Schwarzmantel - University of Leeds, UK
- Their continued relevance in the context of globalization and of skepticism towards ideological thinking
- The challenges posed by 'new' ideologies such as ecologism and feminism
- The implications of new social movements and ideas of community and multiculturalism for the traditional Left-Right political framework
Intended Audience: This text is core reading for students of politics at advanced undergraduate and graduate level.
This book successfully challenges the notion that we live in a post-ideological age. John Schwarzmantel searchingly questions the thesis that only single issues and identities matter, providing a reliable compass to help students navigate through a world that has witnessed the death of Communism and the rise of neo-liberal hegemony.
Jules Townshend, Professor of Political Theory, Manchester Metropolitan University
Great overview and first insights into different examples of ideology as well as the conception of ideology as an study object.
An essential read for those studying politics and social policy.
Very interesting and up to date. This book is a recommended read for students and lecturers interested in politics.
Interesting and stimulating with effective range of issues covered.
This is a superb introduction to undergraduate students studying political perspectives. The coverage of molecular and macro ideologies is a very good way of getting students to engage with the diverse range of political foci available.
This is an excellent text, giving the student a good critical understanding of the contemporary debates around political ideologies.
A must have for all students as this books looks at the main ideologies and notions of UK politics.
An excellent read for students needing to look at the core values and main variations of ideology, as well as the key thinkers, principal issues and debates surrounding ideology and its relevance to contemporary UK politics.