Emotional Governance: Politics, Media and Terror

Emotional Governance: Politics, Media and Terror

by B. Richards


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230008397
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/17/2007
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

BARRY RICHARDS is Professor of Public Communication and Head of Research in 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.

Table of Contents

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

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