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Political economy and ideology

Craig Berry

in Globalisation and Ideology in Britain

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780719084881
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701850 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719084881.003.0003
Political economy and ideology

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This chapter moves the book's focus to theoretical approaches specifically oriented around the analysis of ideational phenomena. It argues, however, that none is fully able to consider the meaning and implications of the emergence of new ideas such as globalisation. The analytical concept of ideology, especially as understood by political theorists such as Michael Freeden, may be able to help the political economy in this regard. It surveys the main forms of ideational analysis influential within political economy: constructivism, post-structuralism and neo-Gramscianism.

Keywords: globalisation; Michael Freeden; political economy; neo-Gramscianism; constructivism; post-structuralism

Chapter.  12206 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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