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Mixed Emotions: Beyond Fear and Hatred in International Conflict

Andrew A. G. Ross


This book explores the complex and creative role of emotion in global politics. From casual observers to trained experts, people care about challenges such as terrorism, violent conflict, and humanitarian crises; these are not just technical problems demanding solutions but also matters possessing emotional urgency and appeal. Political problems acquire emotional significance when they involve human suffering, political controversy, and other qualities of pressing moral concern. But, as this book shows, emotional intensity is also shaped by lived experience of events, communicative practices, ... More

Keywords: Emotion, Emotional contagion, Affect, Circulations of affect, Creativity, Neuropolitics, Social practices, Terrorism, Ethnic conflict, Transitional justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226077390
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226077567.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew A. G. Ross, author