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The Rise of the Global Imaginary: Political Ideologies from the French Revolution to the Global War on Terror

Manfred B. Steger


Neoliberalism. Neoconservatism. Postmarxism. Postmodernism. Is there really something genuinely new about today's isms? Have we moved past our traditional ideological landscape? This book traces ideology's remarkable journey from Count Destutt de Tracy's Enlightenment ‘science of ideas’ to President George W. Bush's ‘imperial globalism’. Rejecting futile attempts to ‘update’ modern political belief systems by adorning them with prefixes, the book offers instead an explanation for their novelty: their increasing ability to articulate deep-seated understandings of community in global rather than ... More

Keywords: ideology, political belief systems, community, globality, global imaginary, nation, ideology and religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199286942
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286942.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manfred B. Steger, author
Professor of Global Studies and Academic Director, Globalism Institute, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; Research Fellow, Globalization Research Center, University of Hawai'i-Manoa
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