POLITICAL IDEAS AND IDEOLOGIES
Credit points: 15
A core subject for 2nd year students undertaking a Politics major, this subject provides an overview of the ways in which "ideology" informs our political landscape. After considering the historical senses of the term, we study a number of political ideologies, focusing on the different ideals of human nature and society that each upholds. We begin with traditional ideologies including liberalism, neoliberalism, conservatism, socialism and fascism, and then turn our attention to newer ideologies, such as liberation movements, environmentalism, religious fundamentalism, and more recent forms of nationalism. In closing, we study the controversial claim that liberalism marks the 'end of ideology' and we consider which ideology or ideologies might be relevant to contemporary political problems.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Vasilev
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval
Incompatible subjects POL3PID
Special conditions Core subject at second-year level for a politics major in the Bachelor of Arts degree (ABA)
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Course Reader POL2PID||Prescribed||N/A||N/A|
|Readings||Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal, 8th ed||Recommended||Ball, T. & Dagger, R. (eds)||LONGMAN, 2010|
|Readings||Political Ideologies: An Introduction||Recommended||Heywood, A.||PALGRAVE MACMILLAN 2007|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Vasilev
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|one 1,500-word take-home exam||40|
|one 2500-word essay||60|