"This fascinating new text dissects the major political ideologies of our age, uncovering the rich layers of both their historical roots and their contemporary expressions. Emphasizing the plurality of political thought, the author examines contrasting views of the state's role in key policy areas, from personal rights and freedoms to social justice and economic growth. Written for intermediate-level political science courses, Political Ideologies provides a concise overview of the political theories andtheorists that have shaped the modern world." "Highlights" "'Central Beliefs' boxes list the key tenets of each ideology, giving students succinct points for comparison." "Focus on contemporary ideologies, including religious fundamentalism and environmentalism, helps students understand the state of global political theory today." "In-depth analysis of theoristsûfrom John Locke, founder of classical liberalism, to environmentalist Arne Nåss and pacifist Ursula Franklinûinspires students with stories of how individual thinkers have shaped global political thought." "Canadian examples, incorporated throughout the text, help students understand complex theories within a familiar context." "End-of-chapter evaluations of strengths and weaknesses encourage students to critically assess and challenge even the most well-established ideologies." "Extensive lists of recommended readings suggest reliable starting points for further research." "A comprehensive timelineûprinted on the inside front coverûprovides students with a quick reference to significant moments in the development of political thought."--BOOK JACKET.