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“Far and away, Ball and Dagger provide the best introduction to political ideologies. They show how ideologies shape the way individuals understand the world and how thought and action are connected. Their books do not simply describe ideologies, but explain how they work–a real boon for those trying to teach political ideologies or trying to better understand them.”–Daniel I. O’Neill, University of Florida

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The aggressively revised new edition of this best-seller provides a clear, concise, and comprehensive introduction to the ideas and ideals that shake and shape our political world. 

Written with the firm belief that ideology is the driving force of nation-states, history, and politics, this innovative text covers the range of contemporary political ideologies, from the standard categories of liberalism, conservatism, and socialism to newly emerging ideological alternatives. Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal provides an accessible overview of the origin and development of these ideologies, and illustrates how each interprets democracy and freedom.

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Interesting! July 6 2013
By Jerrica - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bought this book for a politics class at my university. It explained concepts in a way that I could easily understand with no prior political knowledge.
Worth the read Oct. 3 2014
By rockwell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
good book. interesting. ideologies are the Koolest!
Must Read Textbook Feb. 16 2015
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Read this and see how stupid people are.
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Poltical Ideologies as a textbook Sept. 29 2005
By Erica Famojure - Published on Amazon.com
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I am currently using this book in a Honors American Political Science course at Georgia State University. This book is very informative and does not add superfluous information like most textbooks do. However, there are some terms in the text that we as a class have found to be a bit contradictory; such as the term "individual conservative". This seems to be an oxymoron and my professor actually contacted Ball who just basically dodged the question...
Four Stars March 5 2015
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