Definition of 'ideology'

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It is a matter of fairness and the public interest that unions should find it harder to engage in disruption and grandstanding driven by political ideology. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The dominant ideology will thus be an important influence on what is taught in schools. Siann, Gerda & Ugwuegbu, Denis C. E. Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)She was always aware of the force of nationalism behind all the political ideology in the region. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is embedded in society and ideology. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This statistical discrepancy suggests that the ideology of one group is wreaking havoc on another. Christianity Today (2000)The dominant ideology changed along with the capitalists. Henry, John F The Making of Neoclassical Economics (1990) Political ideology also became a crux in a number of important opera stagings. Susie Gilbert and Jay Shir A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)Schools and colleges do not directly reproduce dominant ideology but embody a process characterized by contradictions. Lee Harvey Critical Social Research (1990)Consequently any decline in the plausibility of the dominant ideology thesis sets us problems. Collins, Richard Television - policy and culture (1990)The legitimacy of popular planning therefore depends on the acceptance of a socialist planning ideology in society at large. Brindley,Tim & Rydin, Yvonne & Stoker, Gerry Remaking Planning: the politics of urban change in the Thatcher years (1989)This represents a moment of transition in planning history as one dominant ideology of planning attempts to replace another. Brindley,Tim & Rydin, Yvonne & Stoker, Gerry Remaking Planning: the politics of urban change in the Thatcher years (1989)These changes are about political ideology and not about evidence-based patient care. Times, Sunday Times (2008)More importantly, economic theory has become a branch of political ideology. Times, Sunday Times (2010)By " dominant ideology" such theorists refer to the attitudes to knowledge held by the most powerful groups of people in the society. Siann, Gerda & Ugwuegbu, Denis C. E. Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)But if we have a notion of marginal - albeit significant - effects we have to let go of our notion of dominant ideology. Collins, Richard Television - policy and culture (1990)

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Translations for 'ideology'

British English: ideology /ˌaɪdɪˈɒlədʒɪ/ NOUN
An ideology is a set of beliefs, especially the political beliefs on which people, parties, or countries base their actions.
...competing political ideologies.
  • American English: ideology
  • Arabic: أَيْدْيُولُوجْيَا
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ideologia
  • Chinese: 意识形态
  • Croatian: ideologija
  • Czech: ideologie
  • Danish: ideologi
  • Dutch: ideologie
  • European Spanish: ideología
  • Finnish: ideologia
  • French: idéologie
  • German: Weltanschauung
  • Greek: ιδεολογία
  • Italian: ideologia
  • Japanese: イデオロギー
  • Korean: 이데올로기
  • Norwegian: ideologi
  • Polish: ideologia
  • European Portuguese: ideologia
  • Romanian: ideologie
  • Russian: идеология
  • Latin American Spanish: ideología
  • Swedish: ideologi
  • Thai: มโนคติวิทยา
  • Turkish: ideoloji
  • Ukrainian: ідеологія
  • Vietnamese: hệ tư tưởng


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