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Emotions in Politics: The Affect Dimension in Political Tension

edited by Nicolas Demertzis
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Palgrave studies in political psychology series
9781137025654 (hardback), 1137025654 (hardback)
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"Prompted by the 'affective turn' within the entire spectrum of the social sciences, this books brings together the twin disciplines of political psychology and the political sociology of emotions to explore the complex relationship between politics and emotion at both the mass and individual level with special focus on cases of political tension. A role call of contributors from across the world and at the forefront of academic research in both disciplines combine the historical, cultural and socio-psychological conceptualizations of the political sociology of emotions with the study of opinion-making and electoral choice that characterises political psychology which previous studies have considered in isolation. The result is a compelling collection that sheds new light on the role of emotion in politics through analysis that covers both the micro and macro levels and as such is important reading for students and scholars of both political psychology and the sociology of emotions"--
xii, 322 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-306) and index.
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