The Philosophic Roots of Modern Ideology

The Philosophic Roots of Modern Ideology : Liberalism, Communism, Fascism, Islamism

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For undergraduate courses in Political Theory, Modern Political Thought, Introduction to Political Science, and Political Ideologies.

A collection of philosophically oriented essays on the four main political ideologies of liberalism, communism, fascism, and Islamism, this text provides an overview for students who have little or no knowledge of the basic political idea systems of modern times. It offers textual analysis of some of the major political thinkers of the modern age: Hobbes, Locke, Burke, Jefferson, Madison, Rousseau, Marx, Lenin, Gorbachev, Hitler, Mussolini, Khomeini, and more. These discussions will give students a better understanding of the conflicts and actions of groups and individuals who see the world through different ideological lenses.
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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 175.3 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 476.28g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131090755
  • 9780131090750

Table of contents

1. The Origins of Political Ideologies.

2. Individualistic (Market) Liberalism.

3. Liberalism in the United States.

4. Liberalism: Alternative Visions.

5. Marxism.

6. Marxism and Leninism.

7. Marxian Praxis: The Soviet Experiment.

8. Chinese Praxis: The Political Thought of Mao Zedong.

9. Fascism.

10. National Socialism.

11. Theopolitics and Islamism.

12. Ideological Conflict in the 21st Century.

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