The COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter movement and renewed action against climate change all highlight the increasing gulf between narrowly based dominant political ideologies and popular demands for social justice, global health, environmentalism and human rights.
This book examines for the first time the exclusionary nature of prevailing political ideologies. Bringing together theory, practice and the relationship between participation, political ideology and social welfare, it offers a detailed critique of how the crucial move to more participatory approaches may be achieved.
It is concerned with valuing people’s knowledge and experience in relation to ideology, exploring its conventional social construction including counter ideology and the ideological underpinnings and relations of participation. It also offers a practical guide for change.
137 SEVEN The violence of ideology Introduction The evidence presented so far locates the low-paid service economy employee within the context of global political economy, restructured labour markets and neoliberal ideology. The reality of life in the labour market’s lower echelons has been illustrated through exploration of management practices, organisational culture, working conditions, employment conditions and relations between employers, employees and customers. Within this context a number of absences, imbued with causative potential, become
If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing. Malcolm X, African-American leader If the premise of this book is correct and few of us have much say or involvement in the ideologies that most affect us, what does shape and give them power? To recap, let’s check what we have been finding out about ideology so far. A political ideology is a set of values and ideas. But these are not neutral and they have to have power behind them to have any effect. We all
Planning is a battleground of ideas and interests, perhaps more visibly and continuously than ever before in the UK. These battles play out nationally and at every level, from cities to the smallest neighbourhoods.
Marshall goes to the root of current planning models and exposes who is acting for what purposes across these battlegrounds. He examines the ideological structuring of planning and the interplay of political forces which act out conflicting interest positions.
This book discusses how structures of planning can be improved and explores how we can generate more effective political engagements in the future.
69 FIVE Ideological confusion Introduction This chapter will focus on linked areas, the foundation of the welfare state and the development of social work within it. In the process, we will highlight unresolved areas of confusion or contention. In a book that focuses on the possibilities for social work with adults, it is important to be clear about the ways in which social work’s history is inextricably linked with the way in which the welfare state has come to be formed. Indeed, it could be suggested (Ferguson and Lavalette, 2014) that the changes to
This book traces the economic ideology of the UK Labour Party from its origins to the current day. Through its analysis, the book emphasises key crises, including the 1926 general strike, the 1931 Great Depression, the 1979 Winter of Discontent and the 2007 economic crisis.
In analysing this history, the ideology of the Labour Party is examined through four core themes:
the party’s definition of socialism;
the role of the state in economic decision making;
the party’s understanding of inequalities;
its relationship with external groups, such as the Fabian Society and the trade union movement.
The result is a systematic exploration of the drivers and key ideas behind the Labour Party’s economic ideology. In demonstrating how crises have affected the party’s economic policy, the book presents a historical analysis of the party’s evolution since its formation and offers insights into how future changes may occur.
‘Capitalism may be teetering once again on the edge of a terminal crisis, but there are no gravediggers in sight. This time around not only are there no gravediggers there are no longer any rival economic systems either …’
In ‘The Western Ideology’ Andrew Gamble demonstrates the contradictions and the resilience of the doctrines that define liberal modernity, and examines the contemporary possibilities for dissent and change.
This volume brings together for the first time this seminal essay with a collection of Andrew Gamble’s writings on political ideas and ideologies, which have been chosen by the author to illustrate the main themes of his writing in intellectual history and the history of ideas. Themes include the character of economic liberalism and neoliberalism, especially as expressed in the work of Friedrich Hayek, as well as critiques from both social democratic and conservative perspectives and from critics as varied as Karl Marx, Michael Oakeshott and Bob Dylan.
The collection includes a new autobiographical introduction, notes on the essays and an epilogue putting the essays into the context of today’s society. Andrew Gamble provides a unique exploration of the debates and the ideas that have shaped our politics and Western ideology.
A companion volume of Andrew Gamble’s essays, After Brexit and Other Essays, focusing on political economy and British politics, is also available from Bristol University Press.
31 2 Politics, ‘democracy’ and the ideology of the postmodern city Photo 5: Mario’s ‘map of society’ in the sand 32 Dead-end lives After 50 minutes of the interview, a dog jogs past us, and from time to time, other forlorn drug addicts start to drift over to beg for cigarettes or greet us. Mario then draws in the sand his ‘map of society’. He sketches out two circles: one he names “society” and places his plastic cup in it and the other he labels “people like gitanos and us”. First, at this circle he points, saying how “the blame is put on us” when it is