This volume contains a large and diverse collection of the political writings and texts that have been central to the major ideological traditions in Western political life. These passages are interspersed with editorial commentaries that offer a general historical introduction to each thinker and the particular text, and highlight key thematic features of the passages.
• Distinctively large collection of extracts from primary texts, covering all the main traditions in Western political thought, and allowing flexible choice of material to fit course requirements
• Wide choice of extracts from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, allowing the book to be used on lots of different courses
• The extracts are interspersed with substantial editorial commentaries that give an account of the intellectual shape and development of each ideology, designed to help students get a fuller understanding of the content
• The lively reader-friendly writing style makes a complex subject readily accessible to all students
1. The Concept of Ideology
10. New Forms
11. The Ends of Ideology