POLI 307: Political Ideologies Report a Broken Link

Political Science 307: Political Ideologies surveys the origins and development of modern political ideologies in their historical, cultural, and socio-economic contexts beginning with the origins of liberalism followed by responses to it that include capitalism, conservatism, socialism, Marxism, and nationalism. Discussion of contemporary ideological developments extends to both Western and non-Western society over the past 300 to 400 years.

Part 1—Ideas to Ideologies


Chapter 2: The Emergence of “Modern” Ideologies

Part 2—Liberalism in the Long Nineteenth Century


Chapter 3: Liberalism, Capitalism, Democracy
Chapter 4: Anti-Liberal Ideologies
Chapter 5: Anti-Capitalist Ideologies

Part 3—The Age of Mass Ideologies: The “Short” Twentieth Century


Chapter 7: Contemporary Liberal Democracy
Chapter 8: Two Variants of Socialism
Chapter 9: Orthodox Marxism-Leninism
Chapter 10: Fascism and National Socialism
Chapter 11: Indigenous Voices in the Global South

Part 4—Ideological Currents in Our Time


Chapter 12: The Search for Community
Chapter 13: The Rise of an Eclectic Left