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Why Irrational Politics Appeals : Understanding the Allure of Trump (Hardcover)

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This volume brings together 13 chapters that examine the allure of Donald Trump to his supporters and why he was elected president of the US, focusing on why rationality played such a small part, in favor of intuitive factors and irrationality. Political science, psychology, and other scholars from the US, Australia, Israel, and the UK discuss how and why he appeals to his audience; voters' beliefs about the characteristics of an effective leader; the relationship between leadership and followership; the role of influence and power in political leadership; how Trump's nationalist rhetoric mobilized mass support; the impact of the divide between cultural cosmopolitans and cultural traditionalists; how his supporters share his feelings about Muslims, illegal immigrants, and Syrian refugees and support authoritarianism; the role of unconscious death anxiety in support for charismatic leaders like Trump; the use of insults in his campaign and the reaction of his supporters; Twitter and moral differences by the candidates in the election; how theatre can provide insights into the nature of Trump's appeal; and how psychology, neuroscience, and mindfulness can explain the Trump phenomenon. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 238
Genre: Political Science, Psychology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Language: English
Street Date: February 13, 2017
TCIN: 51560777
UPC: 9781440855146
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-7858
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