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Political Ideologies (6th Edition)

An Introduction

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The 6th edition of Andrew Heywood’s best-selling undergraduate textbook provides a clear and accessible introduction to the political creeds and doctrines that have dominated and shaped politics around the world. The author...

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The 6th edition of Andrew Heywood’s best-selling undergraduate textbook provides a clear and accessible introduction to the political creeds and doctrines that have dominated and shaped politics around the world. The author offers a clear exposition both of the historical development of each ideology and of the impact it has had on contemporary political behaviour, movements, parties and governments. In recent years, political commentators have heralded a renaissance of popular political ideology, characterised by a resurgence of issues and political traditions that many had thought obsolete. This new edition is updated throughout to take account of these developments, broadening its appeal internationally.

The book is particularly relevant for first and second year undergraduate teaching, and can be used to structure a whole course on political ideologies covering traditional ideologies (conservatism, socialism, liberalism, anarchism and fascism) as well as concepts which have developed into concrete ideologies more recently (multiculturalism, feminism and ecologism, amongst others). 

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  • 6th edition of a comprehensive and accessible introduction to political ideologies, both traditional and more recent
  • Long established as the leading text in the field
  • Each chapter includes a range of innovative features and boxed information to aid learning and stimulate critical reflection



  • New introductory and concluding chapters, 'Why Political Ideology Matters' and 'Ideology Without End', that take stock of the revival of political ideology
  • A new Chapter on 'Islamism and Religious Politics' affords greater attention to what is the most politically significant contemporary religious political ideology
  • A reworked and refreshed chapter around `Green Ideology'
  • New illustrated feature on 'Political Ideologies in Action', linking a major historical event in to the ideology considered in each chapter, help to show the role different ideologies have played through global history




1. Political Ideologies: What They Are and Why They Matter
2. Liberalism
3. Conservatism
4. Socialism
5. Anarchism
6. Nationalism
7. Fascism
8. Feminism
9. Green Ideology
10. Multiculturalism
11. Islamism
12. Ideology Without End?.
The companion website is full of additional material to help consolidate the lessons within the textbook. These include:
  • Question testbank
  • Key concept and key thinker explainers
  • Book updates
  • Useful weblinks
  • + more!
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Andrew Heywood is author of such best-selling textbooks as Politics, Political Ideologies and Global Politics, used by hundreds of thousands of students around the world. Andrew was vice principal of Croydon College, having previously been director of studies at Orpington College and head of politics at Farnborough Sixth-Form College.

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Andrew Heywood is author of such best-selling textbooks as Politics, Political Ideologies and Global Politics, used by hundreds of thousands of students around the world. Andrew was vice principal of Croydon College, having previously been director of studies at Orpington College and head of politics at Farnborough Sixth-Form College.

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