Economics as Ideology explores the lives and thought of three powerful theorists who shaped the foundations of the center, left, and right of the political spectrum in the 20th century. Noted scholar Kenneth R. Hoover examines how each thinker developed their ideas, looks at why and how their views evolved into ideologies, and draws connections between these ideologies and our contemporary political situation.
Kenneth R. Hoover is professor of political science at Western Washington University. His previous books include The Elements of Social Scientific Thinking, Ideology and Political Life, and The Power of Identity: Politics in a New Key.
Chapter 1 Preface: Left, Center, and Right in the 20th Century Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 Of Identities, Ideas, and Ideologies Chapter 4 The Pre-War World: Seeds of Struggle Chapter 5 World War I: Unresolved Conflicts Chapter 6 The Twenties: Government and the Market in Combat Chapter 7 The Thirties: Duel of Allegiances Chapter 8 World War II: Destruction and Deliverance Chapter 9 The Post-War World: Denouement Chapter 10 The Second Half-Century: From Ideas to Ideologies Chapter 11 Developmental Turning Points and the Formation of Ideology Chapter 12 The Oppositional Bind of Ideology Chapter 13 Identity, Ideology, and Politics