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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 8 edition (Feb. 19 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205779964
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205779963
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 2.4 x 23 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #670,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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HASH(0x9e1601d4) out of 5 stars Interesting! July 6 2013
By Jerrica - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
HASH(0x9fb56168) out of 5 stars Worth the read Oct. 3 2014
By rockwell - Published on Amazon.com
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good book. interesting. ideologies are the Koolest!
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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...
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Read this and see how stupid people are.
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