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Democracy in danger: how emotions affects grievances and politics
by Eva Illouz
About this EXP
Eva Illouz, Professor of Sociology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, explores the role of emotion in politics.
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Key point 1
The use of emotions in politics is considered counter-democratic, but emotions are built into politics.
Key point 2
Minorities are increasingly giving voice to long-held grievances.
Key point 3
A rhetoric has emerged in which the majority feels oppressed by the minority.
Key point 4
Mutual grievances have led to the extreme polarisation of politics.
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