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Politics of Fear By Frank Furedi

Politics of Fear by Frank Furedi

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Summary

The terms "left" and "right" pervade all our discussions of politics. This book shows how modern politics revolves around the way we regard people. It urges a confident, robust, politics based on the belief that humans are remarkably good at coping with crises and adapting to change.

Politics of Fear Summary

Politics of Fear: Beyond Left and Right by Frank Furedi

The terms "left" and "right" pervade all our discussions of politics. But, argues Frank Furedi, these terms have lost their meaning - and in fact are often used to mean the opposite of what they once meant. For a grown-up politics we need to replace these terms with a less simplistic language. In this brilliant and provocative book, Furedi shows how modern politics revolves around the way we regard people. On the one hand are those increasingly vocal lobbies (not limited to any single party) who regard people as vulnerable - constantly in need of protection from risk, change and even knowledge itself. Against this view, Furedi urges a more confident, robust, politics based on the belief that, armed with knowledge and a willingness both to learn from the part and to face the future, humans are remarkably good at coping with crises and adapting to change. Whilst acknowledging the impoverished state of politics today and the pervasiveness of fear, this is ultimately Furedi's most optimistic work.

Politics of Fear Reviews

"'Furedi's arguments are cogent...Forcefully argued, Furedi's book is a thoughtful, if idealistic, consideration of the prevalence of fear mongering.' Publishers Weekly"

About Frank Furedi

Frank Furedi is Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent at Canterbury, and the author of numerous books including Culture of Fear and Politics of Fear (both Continuum).

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Politics is lost for words; 2. Disengagement - and its denial; 3. Left and right: how the words lost their meaning; 4. Deference to fate; 5. The conformist revolt against history; 6. Bypassing democracy: disconnected elites; 7. Politics of fear; 8. Infantilization of the public; 9. Humanising humanism; Bibliography; Index.

Additional information

GOR004997935
9780826492944
0826492940
Politics of Fear: Beyond Left and Right by Frank Furedi
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2006-12-14
208
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