Political Ideologies: A Comparative Approach

By Mostafa Rejai | Go to book overview

Preface

This book has three interrelated objectives. First, it sets out to develop a framework for the comparative analysis of political ideologies. Second, it examines some of the most prominent political ideologies of our time. Finally, it applies the framework to the ideologies discussed.

The first task is undertaken in Part I (chapter 1), wherein five interconnected dimensions, or components, of ideologies are identified and elaborated. These are the cognitive, the affective, the evaluative, the programmatic, and the social-base dimensions. Chapter I also briefly discusses Marx's influential conception of ideology, the rise of ideologies, and the functions they perform.

The second task is the subject of Part II (chapters 2 through 7). There, six ideologies are analyzed and evaluated. As is readily apparent, I am highly selective about the ideologies I treat. Rather than bombard the reader with a dozen or more ideologies, I have chosen the six most significant or explosive political ideologies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: nationalism, fascism/nazism, Marxism, Leninism, guerrilla communism (in China, Vietnam, and Cuba), and democracy. (The ideologies of democratic socialism, democratic capitalism, liberalism, and conservatism are briefly discussed in the chapters on Marxism and democracy.) In all instances, I should make explicit, I am interested in analyzing and understanding political ideologies as ideologies and not in the politics or governments of the countries in which these political doctrines may be found. Each of the ideology chapters closes with an analysis of the particular ideology in terms of the analytical framework presented in chapter 1.

I return to this matter, the third objective, in Part III (chapter 8),

-xi-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Political Ideologies: A Comparative Approach
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Part I Comparative Framework 1
  • 1: Comparative Analysis of Political Ideologies 18
  • Part II Selected Ideologies 21
  • 2: Nationalism 55
  • 4: Marxism 97
  • 5: Leninism 114
  • 6: Guerrilla Communism 115
  • 7: Democracy 169
  • Part III Recapitulation 173
  • 8: Comparing Political Ideologies 175
  • Appendixes 181
  • Selected Bibliography 193
  • Index 195
  • About the Author 202
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 202

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.