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1A system of ideas and ideals, especially one which forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy.‘the ideology of republicanism’
beliefs, ideas, ideals, principles, doctrine, creed, credo, teaching, dogma, theory, thesis, tenets, canon, canonsView synonyms
- ‘If I'm a realist, that means I think judges ought to decide cases on the basis of my political ideology.’
- ‘Finally, a political party is the convergence of a group of people based on their political ideals and ideologies.’
- ‘This decision is quite obviously influenced by the political ideology of the political party in power now.’
- ‘All nation-states, whatever their political ideology, have persecuted minorities in the past and many continue to do so today.’
- ‘He is guided neither by the maxims of a political ideology nor by conspicuous moral principle, but rather by a simple need to retain power.’
- ‘This position seems quite incompatible with a political ideology that claims ethical and moral superiority.’
- ‘In examining the evidence, one must conclude that Gaullism is neither a doctrine nor a political ideology.’
- ‘Traditionally, the name of a party represents its political ideology and values.’
- ‘Multiculturalism is a political ideology that has completely altered the demographic identity of this nation.’
- ‘He thinks of Europe as being a brake on the ideology of economic unilateralism which is capitalist, conservative and reactionary.’
- ‘Another thing I don't understand is the romantic idea that ‘anarchy’ is a political ideology.’
- ‘Economic ideology is most strongly predicted by income and other indicators of economic class position.’
- ‘The imposition of any one version of knowledge would be expected to reflect the ideology of the controlling political group.’
- ‘The new party has to be nationalist, built on sound principles of open ideology and economic policies.’
- ‘I have two questions: why are so many people in this thread necessarily equating fascism, a political ideology with one form of fascism?’
- ‘The term Libertarian stands for a political ideology that basis itself on freedom.’
- ‘Of course, motives, ideals, and ideologies do play a role in political violence.’
- ‘He does not subscribe to the ideology of any political party.’
- ‘The Stalinists had played a central role in Nasser's career and in facilitating Nasserism as a political ideology.’
- ‘Economic ideology took a decidedly secondary place, with respect to what they considered as an overriding historical imperative.’
- 1.1 The ideas and manner of thinking characteristic of a group, social class, or individual.‘a critique of bourgeois ideology’
system of belief, set of principles, statement of beliefs, profession of faithView synonyms
- ‘The Nordic sexual culture is characterized by an ideology of gender equality.’
- ‘The emphasis, in line with Mr Howard's ideology, was on individual responsibility.’
- ‘It simply means we believe that war is not the way, that life is a gift and that no cause, no belief, no ideology justifies the taking of innocent life.’
- ‘He discusses how the readers of crime fiction are caught up in the middle-class ideologies of the individual.’
- ‘Moreover, this practice was legitimated through an ideology based on Hellenistic ideals.’
- ‘There may be a distinction between the professed ideology of a group and the actual beliefs of individual members.’
- ‘But these social ideologies were united in their underlying belief that economic progress was the way to go.’
- ‘McGuinness has an ideology: it's the tired old bourgeois individualism that he's been hacking around for ages.’
- ‘The idea and meaning of self help today embraces an ideology, an ideal, a practice, and a way of life.’
- ‘Motherly love was glorified within the ideology of the bourgeois family.’
- ‘Well, that's unfair, but at least grounded in ideology and belief.’
- ‘There were also clearly individuals whose ideologies and policy changed on the assumption of power.’
- ‘Other readings of the text will be based on individuals' contexts and ideologies.’
- ‘In an age when our other beliefs and ideologies were fading away, we could at least believe in UFOs.’
- ‘There will always be a small percentage of religious extremists in any religion, who will simply not tolerate other ideologies or beliefs.’
- ‘What are the political consequences of an ideology that equates thinness with virtue and fat with vice?’
- ‘In a modern state, it is a basic role of the government to protect its citizens irrespective of their ideology and beliefs.’
- ‘Thirdly, the biotechnology policy debates are influenced by the prevailing ideologies of conflicting social domains.’
- ‘After 1848, the argument goes, the interested character of bourgeois ideology became apparent.’
- ‘I saw, that whatever the religion, social behaviour was contradictory to their teachings and ideologies.’
2archaic The science of ideas; the study of their origin and nature.
- ‘Jyishu had studied environmental politics and ideology in college, and had spent a brief spell working on the conservation parks in the Amazon.’
- ‘It was this discipline that he described as ideology - literally, the science of ideas.’
- 2.1 Visionary speculation, especially of an unrealistic or idealistic nature.
- ‘Now the other, perhaps rather obvious point that Jameson raises, is the relation between fantasy and ideology.’
- ‘We have to resist engagement in the concoction of large inspiriting narratives, because they so easily seduce in fantasy or ideology.’
Late 18th century (in ideology (sense 2)): from French idéologie, from Greek idea ‘form, pattern’ + -logos (denoting discourse or compilation).
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