By Alex Roberto Hybel
Since the Roman Empire, leaders have used ideology to arrange the loads and instil among them a typical realization, and both to overcome, assimilate, or repel substitute ideologies. Ideology has been used to assist create, defend, extend, or tear down political groups, states, empires, and neighborhood or international platforms. This booklet explores the a number of results that competing ideologies have had at the global procedure for the prior 1,700 years: the writer examines the character and content material of Christianity, Islam, Confucianism, Protestantism, secularism, balance-of-power doctrine, nationalism, imperialism, anti-imperialist nationalism, liberalism, communism, fascism, Nazism, ethno-nationalism, and transnational radical Islamism; along the results their originators sought to craft and the results they generated.
This booklet argues that for hundreds of years international actors have aspired to propagate throughout the international area a constitution of which means that mirrored their very own method of ideals, values and ideas: this may successfully advertise and guard their fabric pursuits, and - believing their procedure to be greater to all others – they felt morally obliged to unfold it. Radical transnational Islamism, Hybel argues, is pushed via an identical set of objectives. This publication might be of curiosity to scholars and students of overseas politics, diplomacy idea, background and political philosophy.
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The Power of Ideology: From the Roman Empire to Al-Qaeda (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics) by Alex Roberto Hybel