The Psychology of Politics

1st Edition

Barry Professor Richards

Routledge
April 16, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 128 Pages
ISBN 9781138551701 - CAT# Y376230
Series: The Psychology of Everything

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Summary

How can we explain the rise of populism in politics? What makes some people successful political leaders? What motivates us to vote the way we do?

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.

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