Conceptualising horizontal politics

Harding, Eloise Mary (2012) Conceptualising horizontal politics. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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This project investigates the likelihood of a distinctive ideology emerging from what are known as ‘horizontal’ political movements – those which, in brief, aim to operate non-hierarchically guided by principles such as affinity – and furthermore to identify the potential components of such an ideology. The methodology is broadly based on that developed by Freeden, namely an analysis of the conceptual morphology of the ideas put out by horizontal movements. The sources used derive largely from the output of the movements themselves in various forms. I conclude that horizontal politics does have a recognisable ideological configuration, and that this is distinctive from other related ideologies such as anarchism.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: Humphrey, M.
Burns, T.
Keywords: horizontal politics, non-hierarchical movements, ideology
Subjects: J Political science > JA Political science (General)
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education > School of Politics and International Relations
Item ID: 12659
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2012 14:22
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 20:32

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