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This new replacement volume for the author's successful British Political Ideologies focuses on the key political doctrines in contention at the start of the 21st century. While systematically covering the 'mainstream' ideologies of Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism, the author also examines challenges to mainstream ideas from nationalists, feminists and Green thinkers, and the ideological controversy surrounding racism and multiculturalism. He concludes by reviewing the prospects for post-Thatcher Conservatism and New Labour's 'Third Way' in an apparently increasingly depoliticised Britain.


Description

This new replacement volume for the author's successful British Political Ideologies focuses on the key political doctrines in contention at the start of the 21st century. While systematically covering the 'mainstream' ideologies of Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism, the author also examines challenges to mainstream ideas from nationalists, feminists and Green thinkers, and the ideological controversy surrounding racism and multiculturalism. He concludes by reviewing the prospects for post-Thatcher Conservatism and New Labour's 'Third Way' in an apparently increasingly depoliticised Britain.


Reviews

'A joy to read: well written with a clarity that will make it accessible to students, it is also very successful in achieving its objectives as an introduction to the main ideologies and their significance in British politics.' - Wyn Grant, University of Warwick
'Clearly and objectively written, this book will interest all students of political thought.' - M.Curtis, Choice


Contents

Introduction: Ideology in British Politics
Liberalism
Conservatism
Socialism and Labourism
Nationalism
Fascism, Racism and Multiculturalism
Feminism
Green Ideology
The New Right, Thatcherism and Contemporary Conservatism
From Old to New Labour
Conclusion: the Future of British Politics


Authors

ROBERT LEACH is Principal Lecturer, Leeds Business School, Leeds Metropolitan University. His recent books include Local Governance in Britain (with Janie Percy-Smith) in the same series.