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From Brexit to Trump: why mobilising anger in a constructive way is now one of the key challenges in modern politics

Avlijaš, Sonja (2016) From Brexit to Trump: why mobilising anger in a constructive way is now one of the key challenges in modern politics. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (02 Jul 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has generated an intense political reaction, but arguably just as important is the emotional reaction from supporters on both sides of the debate. Sonja Avlijaš discusses the role that anger has played in the EU referendum and other political issues across the world, such as the presidential campaign of Donald Trump in the United States. Drawing on the work of the philosopher Martha Nussbaum, she reasons that rather than ignoring anger and protests, we should instead seek to transform anger into generosity and concern for the welfare of all of us.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2016 13:40
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 13:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67711

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