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p. 947. Segments and modules: the micro-ideologieslocked

  • Michael Freeden

Abstract

The age of the mainstream ideologies is not over. But in ‘Segments and modules: the micro-ideologies’ the constant mutation of ideologies and the emergence of fragmented ideologies are traced. Libertarianism, neo-Liberalism, nationalism, feminism, and religious fundamentalism, are all explored as manifestations of the constant tidal pull between the decentralization of political power and its recentralization. The evidence makes it clear that ideologies cannot come to an end, and there isn't a winning ideology as announced by the ‘end of history’ prophets in the 1990s. History is not yet at the finishing post.

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