Emotional Governance: Politics, Media And Terror by B. RichardsEmotional Governance: Politics, Media And Terror by B. Richards

Emotional Governance: Politics, Media And Terror

byB. Richards

Hardcover | October 17, 2007

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This lucid and original work argues for a new style of political leadership, one which pays deliberate and sophisticated attention to the emotional dynamics of the public. A case study of terrorism, as a highly emotional topic and as a key political issue in many liberal democracies, grounds the book's ideas in today's political landscape.
BARRY RICHARDS is Professor of Public Communication and Deputy Dean of the Media School at Bournemouth University, UK. He was formerly Professor and Head of the Department of Human Relations at the University of East London. He has written extensively on psychosocial dimensions of politics and popular culture.
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Title:Emotional Governance: Politics, Media And TerrorFormat:HardcoverDimensions:220 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:October 17, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230008399

ISBN - 13:9780230008397

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Introduction PART I: A DEMOCRACY OF FEELINGS Shaping the Public Mind The Rise of Therapeutic Culture Global Passions PART II: THE BIAS AGAINST HOPE Journalism as Emotional Labour Rottweilers Savage Democracy Challenging the Media Bias PART III: THE SEARCH FOR CONNECTION Politics as Emotional Labour Poor Emotional Governance PART IV: TERROR IN THE PUBLIC MIND The Four Factors of Fear Terrorism and the Emotional Public From Emotional Audit to Communication Strategy PART V: REPAIRING LEADERSHIP Market Failures Deferring to Reality