Course Summary

Left, Right or Centre: A very brief Introduction to Political Ideologies

Unit 1

The origin of ideologies and the types and characteristics of political ideologies.

Unit 2

The Liberal Ideology: origins and contradictions.

Unit 3

Themes and principles of the conservative ideology.

Unit 4

Democratic Socialism, radical Democrats and the Socialist commitment to collectivism.

Unit 5

Fascism, the historical background, the party, the leader and essential elements of the Fascist State.

Unit 6

The Totalitarian Right - Nazism

Unit 7

The Totalitarian Left: Communism

Unit 8

The ‘gradual encroachment of ideas’