political ideology

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  • political ideology
    • guiding set of core political and economic and social beliefs or values
      • important in debates
    • ideological differences
      • don't explain all political disagreements
    • British political ideologies
      • tied closely to circumstances
      • can change
        • basic core principles stay the same
      • parties don't always stick to ideological traditions
      • most important ideological groups
        • classical liberals
        • new liberals
        • social democrats
    • thatcherism
      • revival of classical liberalism
      • dominated modern conservatism party
        • since failure of new liberal/social democratic consensus
        • modern conservatism is opposite of thatcherism
      • strong support for radical change
      • fixation of individual
      • love of liberty
      • hostility towards welfare state
      • hostility towards unions


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