Book Review: Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

Book Review: Ideology: A Very Short Introduction 254 J OURNAL OF M ORAL P HILOSOPHY 2.2 (2005) particular rights of minority cultures. In its defence of secession, however, such interests might well be sparked. This is certainly a timely intervention, and deserves to be widely read amongst all those concerned with moral and political thought. Duncan Kelly, Department of Politics University of Sheffield Michael Freeden, Ideology: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003). 148 pp. ISBN 019280281X (pbk). Hardback/Paperback. £–/£6.99. Steve Bastow and James Martin, Third Way Discourse: European Ideologies in the Twen- tieth Century (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press). 224 pp. ISBN 074861561X (pbk). Hardback/Paperback. £45.00/£14.99. In recent years Michael Freeden has succeeded in re-invigorating the study of political ideologies through his Journal of Political Ideologies . In the succinct volume Ideology: A Very Short Introduction , Freeden has managed to encapsulate some of the contemporary debates on political ideology in a way that should appeal to both experienced and novice students of the genre. The genealogy of ideology is presented by Freeden through chapters that overlap and complement each other. Within these chapters the author elucidates the morphology of ideologies and explains how they are ‘complex combinations and clusters of political Journal of Moral Philosophy Brill

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