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ideology

 [i″de-ol´o-je, id″e-ol´o-je]
1. the science of the development of ideas.
2. the body of ideas characteristic of an individual or of a social unit.

i·de·ol·o·gy

(ī'dē-ol'ŏ-jē, id-ē-),
The composite system of ideas, beliefs, and attitudes that constitutes an individual's or group's organized view of others.
[ideo- + G. logos, study]

ideology

/ide·ol·o·gy/ (i″de-ol´ah-je) (id″e-)
1. the science of the development of ideas.
2. the body of ideas characteristic of an individual or of a social unit.

ideology

[ī′de·ol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, idea
a scheme of ideas or systematic organization of ideas associated with doctrine and philosophy.

i·de·ol·o·gy

(ī'dē-ol'ŏ-jē)
The powerful and authoritative messages communicated through language or culture that tell us who we are and how we are to behave.
[ideo- + G. logos, study]
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The polyphony of textual voices in Porter's short story is the formal refractor of an attitudinal and ideological polyphony.
Our ideological understanding of "how the story goes" is in this case inevitably a theological preunderstanding, for which the Christian canon plays a determining role (whether we are Christians or not).
Spin-off movements, factions, and alternative organizations were created, at least in part, in response to doctrinal and ideological differences over jihad.
Seizure of power or change of its distribution is more likely to trigger new forms of relations and perhaps networks, variable in their efficiency and capacity, following a division of labour between those who control security, the military, political institutions and those who control ideological networks.
Undoubtedly the ideological basis for the creation of Pakistan was a 'separate Muslim identity.
Nonetheless, the book makes a useful contribution to our understanding of the complexity of building and operating an ideological polity.
Although Li's monograph complements a recent spate of scholarship that foregrounds ideology as the central factor in explaining the breakdown in Sino-Soviet relations, he contends that existing scholarship has theoretical shortcomings because it fails to adequately account for the ebbs and flows in ideological friction between Moscow and Beijing.
However, AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh, downplayed the ideological drift and instead pointed out the lack of leadership in various states.
Graham and Gunnar Myrdal, have suggested that when an economist addresses major social issues, he or she ought to disclose his or her own ideological proclivities, or where he/she "is coming from.
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