Revitalizing Political Psychology: The Legacy of Harold D. by William Ascher,Barbara Hirschfelder-Ascher

By William Ascher,Barbara Hirschfelder-Ascher

The aim of this e-book is to recapture the decreased roles of have an effect on, mental wishes, and the psychodynamic mechanisms which are an important for understanding political habit by way of explaining and increasing the contributions of Harold D. Lasswell, the dominant determine in political psychology within the mid-twentieth-century. even though Lasswell used to be top identified for making use of psychodynamic theories to politics, this e-book additionally demonstrates how his framework accommodated for cognitive tactics and social interactions starting from communications to policy-making. The authors use Lasswell's contributions and the debates over his rules as a springboard for studying present coverage, political, and management issues.

Revitalizing Political Psychology provides and extends 4 elements of Lasswell's contributions to the sector: the psychodynamic mechanisms drawn from psychoanalytic idea, using image institutions to appreciate political propaganda, the research of "democratic personality" for either the general public and the elites, and the constitution of trust platforms. In so doing, the authors hyperlink character and political conversation thought to democratic perform. The authors additionally critique management stories utilizing Lasswell's issues over the dangers to democratic responsibility and the present preoccupation with strengthening the jobs of charismatic and transformational leaders.

Intended for researchers, practitioners, and scholars within the components of political and historic psychology, political method, and political verbal exchange, the book's emphasis on psychodynamics additionally appeals to psychoanalysts and the fabric on management appeals to execs in administration and industrial/organizational psychology.

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