Chapter 1: Where is Ideology Now?
Where is Ideology Now?
The Significance of Political Ideologies
This is the first chapter of a new and (it is hoped) exciting book which studies the ideologies of modern politics. It seeks to present the features of those ideas which move people to action in the contemporary world, and seeks to answer the question of whether we are in a post-ideological society, in which the ideas that dominated the modern world and spawned mass movements, political parties and demands for revolutionary change, have lost their appeal. Have these inspiring ideals ceased to mobilise people, and been replaced by other ideologies, of different nature and origin, with completely transformed political implications? Or is the picture a different one, in which political life, at least ...