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Leon P. Baradat

Political Ideologies: Their Origins and Impact

Political Ideologies: Their Origins and Impact

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Comprehensive yet accessible, this classic text, now in its thirteenth edition follows the evolution of political thought over 300 years. Organized chronologically, this text examines each ideology within a political, historical, economic, and social context. In addition to a thorough updating of examples and data, here's what you'll find in the new edition:

  • Analyses of President Trump's rollback of Obamacare, trade war with China, and changes to immigration, taxation, and environmental policy.
  • Conservative justifications for supply-side economics and liberal rationale for drug legalization and trigger-word bans.
  • Brexit's effects on the Scottish independence movement.
  • Resurgence of feminist protest, including the Me Too movement, alongside anarchist protest, following Trump's election, including groups like Black Bloc and Antifa.
  • China's rising environmental and social problems, including unrest among its heavily controlled Uighur population.
  • Cuba's transfer of power from the Castros to President Díaz-Canel, and their fraught rapprochement with the U. S.
  • Russia's disinformation campaigns, and alternating brinksmanship and détente between Trump and North Korea's Chairman Kim Jong-un.
  • The ascent of the Alt-right in the U. S., and white supremacist influence on parties in the U. S. and Europe.
  • The continuing salience of Islamism, the teetering Iran deal, and ongoing degeneration of the Arab Spring to the Islamist Winter.

Author: Leon P. Baradat, John A. Phillips
Publisher: Routledge
Published: 12/09/2019
Pages: 406
Weight: 1.35lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9780367367626

About the Author

Leon P. Baradat was Professor Emeritus of Political Science at MiraCosta College.

John A. Phillips is Professor of Political Science at MiraCosta College.

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