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Author Harrison, Kevin
Title Understanding Political Ideas and Movements
Imprint Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2003
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Descript 1 online resource (368 pages)
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Series Understandings Ser
Understandings Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface and acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 The state and sovereignty -- 2 The nation -- 3 Democracy -- 4 Freedom -- 5 Equality -- 6 Rights, obligations and citizenship -- 7 The role of ideology in politics and society -- 8 Nationalism -- 9 Conservatism -- 10 Liberalism -- 11 Socialism -- 12 Marxism and anarchism -- 13 Fascism -- 14 Environmentalism and ecologism -- 15 Feminism -- Concluding remarks -- Glossary of major figures -- Suggested further reading -- Index
Written specifically to cover the A2 component of the GCE Government and Politics A-level. Provides a comprehensive introduction to the various political ideas and movements that have shaped the modern world. Underpinned by the work of major thinkers such as Marx, Locke, Weber, Hobbes and Foucault, the book examines at political concepts including the state and sovereignty, the nation and democracy, representation and legitimacy, freedom, equality and rights, obligation and citizenship. Addresses traditional theoretical subjects such as socialism, marxism and nationalism as well as contemporary contemporary movements such as environmentalism, ecologism and feminism. Written in a clear, accessible style, including a number of student-friendly features, such as chapter summaries, key points to consider, definitions and pointers to further sources of information
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Harrison, Kevin Understanding Political Ideas and Movements Manchester : Manchester University Press,c2003 9780719061516
Subject Political science -- History.;Ideology.;Right and left (Political science)
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Alt Author Boyd, Tony
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