By Andrew Vincent
Completely revised and up to date, this 3rd variation offers a entire account of the most important political ideologies of the prior centuries.
* presents an improved and punctiliously up to date account of the key political ideologies of the prior centuries, together with liberalism, conservatism, socialism, anarchism, fascism, feminism, environmentalism, and nationalism
* encompasses a fresh bankruptcy on fundamentalism, besides better emphasis at the international effect of ideologies in general
* Examines the advanced overlap and interaction of rules that exist either inside and among ideologies
* contains the latest advancements and scholarship within the box, and features a necessary new thesaurus of keywords
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Each person is seen to be of equal value. Yet these ideas of equality and individualism do not tell us a great deal about the more substantive views of liberals. The briefest acquaintance with liberal literature will throw up distinctions between types of individualism. The American liberal philosopher John Dewey was not alone, in his book Individualism: Old and New, in distinguishing between the ‘abstract individual’ of early nineteenth-century liberalism, and a more communal understanding of the individual found in social liberalism (Dewey 1931).
21 On the one hand, the student tries to articulate the coherence of a body of thought, assuming that it has some kind of identity. 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?
Economic freedom was freedom from another of the political privileges of the aristocratic land-owning class who were artificially inflating the price of basic foodstuffs through their monopolistic control. The demand for such freedom reached a peak in the Anti-Corn Law League (see Howe and Morgan eds 2006). By the 1870s many liberals had become more and more concerned by the restraint on individuals involved in an industrial culture. The concern focused increasingly on social freedoms. Social freedom often involved (like political and civil freedom) an extension of state regulation.