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Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal (8th Edition) Paperback – Feb 19 2010

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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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Political Ideologies and the Democratic Idealis a comprehensive look at the 21stcentury's major political ideologies, their origins, and their development.


Using an analytical framework that promotes systematic comparison of political ideologies, this text helps students understand ideologies like a political scientist and learn that ideas have real consequences. Used on its own or with a companion reader likeIdeals and Ideologies,Political Ideologies and the Democratic Idealfocuses students on critical rather than dogmatic thinking and on becoming open-minded thinkers better able to defend their political beliefs.

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Interesting! July 6 2013
By Jerrica - Published on
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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
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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.
For school July 30 2015
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Book aint bad
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Poltical Ideologies as a textbook Sept. 29 2005
By Erica Famojure - Published on
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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...