Ideologies and Interests: Political Thought in Modern Britain

“What is ‘ideology’? How does it change? How do thinkers such as George Orwell or Virginia Woolf contribute to the development of particular ideologies? This module is a critical and historical study of political thinking in the United Kingdom since the early twentieth century. It examines ideologies, such as liberalism, socialism, conservatism, anarchism and feminism, through the work of various writers, including the Fabian socialists, the New Left and Right, and concludes with an analysis of contemporary debates. “