The Meaning of Ideology
Edited by Michael Freeden
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Meaning of Ideology by Michael Freeden
Book DescriptionThis is the first collection to bring together leading scholars from diverse disciplines to offer a variety of perspectives on ideology and its analysis, emphasizing the input of different intellectual and scholarly traditions to the meaning of ideology. The articles explore commonalities in the use and understanding of ideology as well as delineating constructive differences in its interpretation, while illuminating the changes that the concept of ideology, as well as the practices it signifies, has undergone in recent years. Contributions are included from the fields of political theory, history, literature, political science, cultural studies, post-Marxism, discourse analysis, language studies, law, and sociology. The Meaning of Ideology advances our understanding of the intricacy and relevance of ideology, and offers the latest theories and insights that currently inform scholarship on the subject. Ideology emerges through the pages of this collection more strongly than ever as a major tool of understanding political language and as a durable and normal phenomenon that is inherent in the many ways we conceive the world around us. This book was previously published as a special issue of The Journal of Political Ideologies and will be of interest to students of political ideologies and political and social theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415414005
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Freeden
Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies, Paperback (August 2015)
This Oxford Handbook will be the definitive study of political ideologies for years to come. The diversity of ideology studies is represented by a mixture of the range of theories that illuminate the field, combined with an appreciation of the changing complexity of concrete ideologies and the emergence of new ones.
Political Theory of Political Thinking, Paperback (August 2015)
This book is the first to explore systematically what it means to think 'politically'. Using contemporary and historical material, and investigating both professional and 'amateur' forms of political thinking, this study challenges much accepted wisdom on the topic, arguing that it is to be approached as a cluster of interacting features.
Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (June 2015)View all books by Michael Freeden
In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Freeden explores the concept of liberalism, one of the longest-standing and central political theories and ideologies. Combining a variety of approaches, he distinguishes between liberalism as a political movement, as a system of ideas, and as a series of ethical and philosophical principles.
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Author Biography - Michael Freeden
Michael Freeden is Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for Political Ideologies at the University of Oxford; Professorial Fellow at Mansfield College, Oxford; and a UK Economic and Social Research Council Professorial Fellow for 2004-2007. He is the founder editor of the Journal of Political Ideologies.
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