Does a system of ideologies really exist ? A comparative approach to five ideological ideal-types

Dan Andrei Ilas


This article intends to show that ideology is always organized systemically by undertaking the opposition between conformity and diversity as its fundamental criterion. In order to underpin this hypothesis, the present article examines the inner structure of five classic ideologies, that can be understood as ideal ideological types. The analysis reveals that ideologies do not form a system because at the core of any ideology there is a key-concept not determined nor influenced by the key concepts of other ideologies


comparative politics, ideological ideal-types , ideological system, diversity/conformity

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