The Psychology of Politics (The Psychology of Everything)

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9781138551671
Routledge
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2019
120 pages
Paperback
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How do some political leaders capture popular support? What is the appeal of belonging to a nation? Can democracy thrive?

Description

The Psychology of Politics explores how the emotions which underpin everyday life are also vital in what happens on the political stage. It draws on psychoanalytic ideas to show how fear and passion shape the political sphere in our changing societies and cultures, and examines topical social issues and events including Brexit, the changing nature of democracy, activism, and Trump in America.

In a changing global political climate, The Psychology of Politics shows us how we can make sense of what drives human conduct in relation to political ideas and action.

Praise and Reviews

"Richards (Bournemouth Univ.) has developed an interesting short book that examines the many facets of political activity through the psychoanalytic lens, explaining how such a perspective illuminates the behavior of people acting within a political community." - D. J. Winchester, Columbia University, CHOICE Reviews, Highly Recommended

About the Author

Barry Richards is Emeritus Professor of Political Psychology in the Department of Humanities and Law at Bournemouth University.

The Psychology of Politics (The Psychology of Everything)

How do some political leaders capture popular support? What is the appeal of belonging to a nation? Can democracy thrive?

Description

The Psychology of Politics explores how the emotions which underpin everyday life are also vital in what happens on the political stage. It draws on psychoanalytic ideas to show how fear and passion shape the political sphere in our changing societies and cultures, and examines topical social issues and events including Brexit, the changing nature of democracy, activism, and Trump in America. In a changing global political climate, The Psychology of Politics shows us how we can make sense of what drives human conduct in relation to political ideas and action.

Praise and Reviews

"Richards (Bournemouth Univ.) has developed an interesting short book that examines the many facets of political activity through the psychoanalytic lens, explaining how such a perspective illuminates the behavior of people acting within a political community." - D. J. Winchester, Columbia University, CHOICE Reviews, Highly Recommended

About the Author

Barry Richards is Emeritus Professor of Political Psychology in the Department of Humanities and Law at Bournemouth University.
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