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Political Ideology in Britain.

Author: Robert Leach
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: Contemporary political studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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As well as introducing the "mainstream" ideologies of Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism, this text examines challenges from nationalist, feminist and Green thinkers, amongst others.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Leach, Robert.
Political Ideology in Britain.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Leach
ISBN: 9781137332561 1137332565
OCLC Number: 966485084
Notes: Nationalism and other ideologies.
Description: 1 online resource (321 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures, Tables and Boxes; Preface; 1 Introduction: Ideology in British Politics; Political ideas and ideologies; Ideas, power and interests; Ideology as dogmatism: the 'end of ideology'; Ideological conflict and consensus; Contemporary approaches towards the study of ideologies; Studying ideology: the issue of bias; Elements of ideologies; Classifying ideologies: left and right; Levels of ideology; Power, influence and indoctrination; Ideology and pragmatism in British politics; Moderation and consensus in British politics; The British political tradition. Political ideology in Britain?Further reading; 2 Liberalism; Introduction; Liberalism: Key concepts and values; Early influences on liberalism in Britain; The Whig tradition; Radicals; Classical economics and utilitarianism; Victorian liberalism; Liberalism, capitalism and democracy; The New Liberalism; The decline of the Liberal Party and the triumph of liberalism? The 1920s to the 1960s; Liberal revival and the Liberal Democrats; From The Orange Book to coalition with the Conservatives; The future of liberalism?; Further reading; 3 Conservatism; Introduction. What is conservatism? Key values and conceptsThe Tory tradition; Reaction and reform; Classical liberalism, neo- liberalism and the free market; Neo-conservatism; Tensions within Thatcherism; Ideology and pragmatism; The legacy of Thatcherism; The legacy of Thatcherism: from Major to Howard; Cameron's conservatism in opposition; The Conservatives in government: the coalition; Further reading; 4 Socialism, Social Democracy and Labour; Introduction; Socialism, liberalism and conservatism; Socialism: key concepts and values; Evolutionary and revolutionary socialism. State socialism and its criticsSocialism in nineteenth-century Britain; Marxism and the British labour movement; Trade unionism and labourism; Ethical socialism; Fabian socialism; State socialism and alternatives to state socialism; Labour in power: MacDonaldism; Labour in power: the Attlee government; Revisionism, fundamentalism and pragmatism; Democratic socialism and social democracy; The international context: the Cold War and collapse of communism; Blair and New Labour: the end of labourism?; New Labour in power (1997- 2010); Brown and election defeat: the end of New Labour? 2010 and after: the end of New Labour?Further reading; 5 Anarchism; Introduction; Anarchism, capitalism and collectivism; Achieving anarchism: pacifism and violence; Anarchism in Britain: William Godwin; Anarchism in Britain: from the 1880s to the First World War; Spain, George Orwell and 'Tory anarchism'; Anarchism and pacificism in Britain in the middle of the twentieth century; Violent anarchism: the Angry Brigade and after; Anarchism, feminism and the greens; The continuing relevance of anarchism; Further reading; 6 Nationalism; Introduction; What is nationalism?
Series Title: Contemporary political studies.

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