Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 January 2017

440 Pages | 7 figures; 2 tables


ISBN: 9780199025602

Request Inspection Copy

Bookseller Code (AG)

This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

Political Ideologies

Second Edition

H. B. McCullough

  • Historical and contemporary perspectives of each ideology helps students understand the development of contemporary political thought.
  • Written by a Canadian for Canadian students, this is the only comprehensive, ground-up text in the field.
  • Examines contemporary ideologies to help students understand the state of global political theory today.
  • Central Beliefs boxes highlight the main ideas of each political ideology at the start of each chapter.
  • End-of-chapter summaries examine the strengths and weaknesses of each ideology, ensuring students get a balanced understanding of its core values and beliefs.
  • A comprehensive timeline - printed on the inside front cover - provides students with a quick reference to significant moments in the development of political thought.
  • Discussion of real events shows political ideologies in action, making the material relevant and accessible to today's students. Includes coverage of:
  • - The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and how its clause on multiculturalism fits within the ideology of reform liberalism (Ch. 4)
  • - The ideologies of the British Labour Party, the Social Democrats in Germany, and the decline of the Labour Party in Israel over the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries (Ch. 6)
  • - Fascism and National Socialism in connection with Germany's Third Reich (Ch. 7)
  • - Pacifism in the Japanese constitution and non-violence in the Muslim Brotherhood (Ch. 8) NEW
  • - The continued presence of socialist parties and the emergence of Bernie Sanders (Ch. 6.) NEW
  • - Poland and Hungary's preference for Christian Syrian refugees (Ch. 3) NEW

Also of Interest

Related Categories

Social Sciences > Politics