Political Ideologies

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Political Ideologies

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PL1% and PL1% or HP1% and HP1%

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    A study of political ideologies is essential in analysing the content of political thought and practice. Political ideologies provide a framework for understanding various ideas, doctrines, and theories advanced by political theorists as well as their impact on political parties and their policies. Current political ideologies emerged out of economic, social and political struggles that came to define the contours of the modern world. Although most ideologies originated in the west, opinions as to their impact and relevance to the rest of the world have been divided. This is an introductory level course on the historical development and the impact of traditional and contemporary ideologies on political movements, parties and governments.

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