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37 Examples of an Ideology

 , June 08, 2020
An ideology is a set of beliefs, values and principles that is comprehensive and cohesive enough to be the foundation for a society or culture. The following are examples of common ideologies.

Power Structure

Basic views of how power should be structured.
Anarchism (rule by none)
Autocracy (rule by one)
Democracy (rule by the people)
Oligarchy (rule by the few)

Political Views

Views of how society should be run.
Anarchism
Colonialism
Communism
Conservative
Globalism
Liberalism
Libertarianism
Localism
Moderate
Progressive
Reactionary
Socialism
Totalitarianism
Traditionalism

Economic Ideology

Views of how economies should be structured and run.
Capitalism
Communism
Globalism
Laissez-faire
Protectionism
Social Market
Socialism
A social market ideology is a belief in a capitalist market system with taxation that funds a social safety net in areas such as education, healthcare and income protections.

Religions

Religious views are considered ideologies that apply to fundamental questions of right, wrong and the nature of the universe. In the case of a theocracy, governments are run according to these values.
African Traditional Religions
Buddhism
Chinese Traditional Religions
Christianity
Folk Religion
Hinduism
Islam
Judaism
Nonreligious
Shinto
Sikhism
Spiritism
The categories of religious ideology above were selected based on total number of adherents and is sorted in alphabetical order.

Notes

The lists above are by no means exhaustive.
Overview: Ideology
Type
Definition
An ideology is a set of beliefs, values and principles that is comprehensive and cohesive enough to be the foundation for a society or culture.
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Ideology

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Capitalism
Communism
Conservative
Laissez-faire
Liberalism
Populism
Progressive
Protectionism
Reactionary
Socialism
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