University of Technology Sydney

54051 Politics, Ideologies and Beliefs

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Anti-requisite(s): 58218 Ideology, Beliefs and Visions


Do ideas matter in politics? How? What is the role of political ideology and beliefs in the shaping of our world? This subject investigates the main ideas that define politics, and which influence the everyday political life of states, economies and civil societies. It discusses major contemporary ideologies and beliefs, such as liberalism, conservatism, social reformism, environmentalism, socialism and religious fundamentalism. Students analyse ideologies and beliefs in real-world contexts, conducting participant observation of civil society organisations ranging from political parties to non-government organisations, religious institutions, trade unions and not-for-profit organisations.

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