Political Ideology Discussion

The critical analysis questions are designed to stimulate thought, clarify concepts, explore course materials in detail, and to examine the course concepts from a new or different perspective.

Responses should be 500-800 words in total.


  1. In what ways does Michel Foucault’s conception of power differ from Althusser’s?
  2. What are the main characteristics of Foucault’s genealogical method?
  3. In what ways can his notion of genealogy complicate other ideologies we have encountered in this course?