Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal
analyzes political ideologies to help readers understand individual ideologies, and the concept of ideology, from a political science perspective. This best-selling title promotes open-mindedness and develops critical thinking skills. It covers a wide variety of political ideologies from the traditional liberalism and conservatism to recent developments in liberation politics, the emergence of the Alt-Right, and environmental politics.
NEW TO THIS EDITION
Focus on the recent rise of populism and an illiberal democracy and how this poses a real challenge to the pillars of Western Liberal democracy;
A look at early Conservatives and the idea of natural aristocracy with focus on the thoughts of Edmund Burke;
A new discussion on whether Donald Trump is really a conservative, and if so, to what extent this is true;
An expanded look at Stalinism and the apparent rebirth of Mao Zedong thought in China through Xi Jinping thought;
A more in-depth look at the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party and how myth was crucial to legitimizing both the man and the party;
New section on the history of American Fascism, from its origins to the recent emergence of the Alt-Right;
Expansion of the discussion around the recent protest movements Black Lives Matter, and #MeToo, along with the repercussions of these movements;
Discussion on the obstacles facing transgender people implemented in recent years, including the bathroom laws and the ban from US military service;
Account of how Donald Trump has galvanized the environmental movement like never before, through his ardent anti-environment policies and appointments;
In-depth look at how the effects of climate change are increasingly turning people into environmental migrants and how the presence of these people has fueled far-right movements across Europe and the US;
Additional photos throughout;
An updated, author-written Instructor's Manual and Test Bank.