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Political Ideology in Parties, Policy, and Civil Society

Interdisciplinary Insights

Ideology is a ubiquitous, continuously innovating dimension of human experience, but its character and impact are notoriously difficult to pinpoint within political and social life. Political Ideology in Parties, Policy, and Civil Society demonstrates that the reach and significance of political ideology can be most effectively understood by employing a multidisciplinary approach. Offering analyses that are simultaneously empirical and interpretive – in fields as diverse as development assistance policy and game theory – the contributors to this volume reveal ideology’s penetration in varied spheres, including government activity, party competition, agricultural and working-class communities, and academic life.

234 pages | 6 x 9

Table of Contents

Introduction / David Laycock

Part 1: Ideology in Partisan, Policy, and Academic Contexts

1 Consent, Representation, and Liberty: America as the Last Medieval Society – or a Footnote to Louis Hartz / Ivan Jankovic

2 Canadian Development Assistance and Mediated Geopolitics / Katherine Reilly

3 Right-Wing Populism, Conservative Governance, and Multiculturalism in Canada / David Laycock and Steven Weldon

4 Not Merely Playing: Game Theory’s Subversive Proclivities / Laurent Dobuzinskis

Part 2: Ideology in the Politics of Civil Society

5 The Contribution of Rhetorical Analysis and Discourse Theory to the Study of Political Ideologies: The Cases of Multiculturalism and Environmentalism / Ian Angus

6 Mobilizing Political Strategy: The Global Practices of Taxpayer Groups / Kyle Willmott

7 Telling Their Stories: Ideology and the Subject of Prairie Agriculture / Katherine Strand and Darin Barney

8 Laborlore and the Ideology of the British Columbia Labour Bureaucracy, 1900–2015 / Mark Leier

9 A Reconnaissance of Everyday Working Class Ideology in British Columbia / Dennis Pilon

Conclusion / David Laycock


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