Politics of Fear / Edition 1

Politics of Fear / Edition 1

by Frank Furedi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826487289

ISBN-13: 9780826487285

Pub. Date: 11/15/2005

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Furedi argues that the traditional terms "left" and "right" have been both distorted and proved inadequate by a number of developments, notably the Cold War, the Culture Wars and (as he's shown in previous books) the prevalance of risk-adverse managerialism. The result is a politics (both big P and little p) that fails to take humans seriously as

Overview

Furedi argues that the traditional terms "left" and "right" have been both distorted and proved inadequate by a number of developments, notably the Cold War, the Culture Wars and (as he's shown in previous books) the prevalance of risk-adverse managerialism. The result is a politics (both big P and little p) that fails to take humans seriously as humans and which, necessarily, evades discussion of right and wrong. Furedi shows that the single most important political need is for an adequate conception of humanity (and, in the process, the public) and that it is this that will produce a new and more imaginative alignment in politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826487285
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
11/15/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     1
Politics is Lost for Words     5
Disengagement - and its Denial     28
Left and Right - How the Words Lost their Meaning     49
Deference to Fate     71
The Conformist Revolt Against History     87
Bypassing Democracy - Disconnected Elites     99
The Politics of Fear     123
Infantilization of the Public     142
Conclusion: Humanizing Humanism     159
Notes     170
Bibliography     182
Index     191

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