Ideologies - Ideological Responses to the French Revolution...

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Ideological Responses to the French Revolution 1815-1850
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Europe in 1815 After the French Revolution and Napoleon: -- Ruling elite reaction Desire to regain status/power Desire to eliminate radical new ideas
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Europe in 1815 After the French Revolution and Napoleon The spread of new ideas Resistance to traditional authorities Notions of political equality and participation Rationalized and responsive governments
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New Political Ideologies What is an ideology? Systematic explanation based on assumptions about human nature and the character of social interactions A vision of how society should be organized and managed
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New Ideologies Reactionism -- Total rejection of change or novelty -- Retreat to an idealized past -- Untenable position after 1815
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New Ideologies Conservatism (Edmund Burke) Goal: Preservation of social & political order
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New Ideologies Conservatism (Edmund Burke) Tradition as justification for social/cultural institutions and customs De-emphasized utility, rationality, and efficiency Role of history
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