Political Ideologies Discussion


The critical analysis questions are designed to stimulate thought, clarify concepts, explore course materials in detail, and to examine the course concepts from a new or different perspective.

Responses should be 500-800 words in total.



  1. On page 1-2, Eagleton lists “random” definitions of ideology that are currently in circulation. Which listed definition most closely matches your previous understanding of “ideology”?
  2. In what specific ways did Eagleton’s analysis of ideologies (especially his six definitions of ideology (pgs. 28-31)) and ideological strategies complicate your understanding of what “ideology” means and entails?
  3. What is the “end of ideology thesis” and why does Eagleton argue that it is implausible?
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