Book Title: Political Ideologies and Worldviews: An Introduction

Authors: Valérie Vézina, Francis Abiew, Jennifer Anaquod, Tyler Chamberlain, Frédérick Guillaume Dufour, Serdar Kaya, Conrad King, Logan Masilamani, Gregory Millard, Ross Pink, Dave Poitras, Étienne Schmitt, Jackie F. Steele, Arjun Tremblay, Serbulent Turan, and John Wright

Book Description: This open educational resource (OER) brings together Canadian and international scholars in a contemporary, pluralistic volume introducing undergraduates in a variety of relevant disciplines to political ideologies and worldviews. This introductory volume is also suitable for a wider general audience. This volume is the first of its kind, a fully open textbook on political worldviews that deals with the historical development of classical ideologies, while expanding and updating the subject using contemporary political examples and non-Eurocentric examinations of ideology. The volume includes chapters on Indigenous worldviews, Confucianism, and the future of ideology in the emerging global order. The volume also contains valuable sets of discussion questions throughout.

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Political Ideologies and Worldviews: An Introduction takes a “pluralist” approach and, in addition to being the first open textbook on its subject, also pushes back against the Eurocentric tendencies of standard textbooks by including chapters on Indigenous worldviews and Confucianism. Providing the latest scholarship on “classical ideologies” (liberalism, conservatism, socialism, anarchism, etc.), the textbook also includes innovative chapters on populism, feminism, and multiculturalism, as well as looking at the future of ideologies in a globalized world. Joining together scholars from Canada and beyond, the text also contains discussion questions to help students and readers to think further.

This edited open textbook will be a great asset for introductory courses at the college and university levels on political ideologies and political thought and philosophy, but could also be used in other disciplines, as each chapter assesses the state of the ideology in today’s world. The general reader looking for a better understanding of the competing ideological currents of our time – currents which flow into our daily political debates and real-life government decisions – will also greatly benefit from this book.

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Valérie Vézina, Francis Abiew, Jennifer Anaquod, Tyler Chamberlain, Frédérick Guillaume Dufour, Serdar Kaya, Conrad King, Logan Masilamani, Gregory Millard, Ross Pink, Dave Poitras, Étienne Schmitt, Jackie F. Steele, Arjun Tremblay, Serbulent Turan, and John Wright

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Political science and theory

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Title
Political Ideologies and Worldviews: An Introduction
Authors
Valérie Vézina, Francis Abiew, Jennifer Anaquod, Tyler Chamberlain, Frédérick Guillaume Dufour, Serdar Kaya, Conrad King, Logan Masilamani, Gregory Millard, Ross Pink, Dave Poitras, Étienne Schmitt, Jackie F. Steele, Arjun Tremblay, Serbulent Turan, and John Wright
Editor
Valérie Vézina
Reviewer
Robert Cahill
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Primary Subject
Political science and theory
Publisher
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Publication Date
August 18, 2021
Ebook ISBN
978-1-989864-24-1
Print ISBN
978-1-989864-23-4