Book Title: Political Ideologies and Worldviews: An Introduction – 2nd Edition
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 textbook is also suitable for a wider general audience. This fully open textbook on political worldviews 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 textbook includes chapters on Indigenous worldviews, Confucianism, and the future of ideology in the emerging global order. On top of containing discussion questions, this new and revised second edition offers an increased number of exercises and interactive content.
Political Ideologies and Worldviews: An Introduction 2nd edition 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 new edition features more text breaks, images, tables and exercises throughout the chapters, making it even more interactive and accessible.
This 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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Political science and theory