Moral Politics

Author: George Lakoff
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226411323
Release Date: 2016-09-05
Genre: Political Science

When Moral Politics was first published two decades ago, it redefined how Americans think and talk about politics through the lens of cognitive political psychology. Today, George Lakoff’s classic text has become all the more relevant, as liberals and conservatives have come to hold even more vigorously opposed views of the world, with the underlying assumptions of their respective worldviews at the level of basic morality. Even more so than when Lakoff wrote, liberals and conservatives simply have very different, deeply held beliefs about what is right and wrong. Lakoff reveals radically different but remarkably consistent conceptions of morality on both the left and right. Moral worldviews, like most deep ways of understanding the world, are unconscious—part of our “hard-wired” brain circuitry. When confronted with facts that don’t fit our moral worldview, our brains work automatically and unconsciously to ignore or reject these facts, and it takes extraordinary openness and awareness of this phenomenon to pay critical attention to the vast number of facts we are presented with each day. For this new edition, Lakoff has added a new preface and afterword, extending his observations to major ideological conflicts since the book's original publication, from the Affordable Care Act to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the recent financial crisis, and the effects of global warming. One might have hoped such massive changes would bring people together, but the reverse has actually happened; the divide between liberals and conservatives has become stronger and more virulent. To have any hope of bringing mutual respect to the current social and political divide, we need to clearly understand the problem and make it part of our contemporary public discourse. Moral Politics offers a much-needed wake-up call to both the left and the right.

Moral Politics

Author: George Lakoff
Publisher:
ISBN: 022641129X
Release Date: 2016-08-29
Genre: Conservatism

In this classic political psychology text, the first full-scale application of cognitive science to politics, George Lakoff analyzes the unconscious and rhetorical worldviews of liberals and conservatives, discovering radically different but remarkably consistent conceptions of morality on both the left and right. For this third edition, Lakoff adds a preface and an afterword elaborating upon his approach and extending it to recent ideologically based conflicts, such as the Affordable Care Act and global warming. For the third edition, we will be deleting the preface to the second edition and replacing it with Preface to the Third Edition. We are, though, retaining the afterword to the previous edition with a new title: Afterword, 2002. The new afterword will be called Afterword, 2016. "

Your Brain s Politics

Author: George Lakoff
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 9781845409241
Release Date: 2016-11-08
Genre: Psychology

At first glance, issues like economic inequality, healthcare, climate change, and abortion seem unrelated. However, when thinking and talking about them, people reliably fall into two camps: conservative and liberal. What explains this divide? Why do conservatives and liberals hold the positions they do? And what is the conceptual nature of those who decide elections, commonly called the "political middle"? The answers are profound. They have to do with how our minds and brains work. Political attitudes are the product of what cognitive scientists call Embodied Cognition — the grounding of abstract thought in everyday world experience. Clashing beliefs about how to run nations largely arise from conflicting beliefs about family life: conservatives endorse a strict father and liberals a nurturant parent model. So-called "middle" voters are not in the middle at all. They are morally biconceptual, divided between both models, and as a result highly susceptible to moral political persuasion. In this brief introduction, Lakoff and Wehling reveal how cognitive science research has advanced our understanding of political thought and language, forcing us to revise common folk theories about the rational voter.

Political Economy A Comparative Approach 3rd Edition

Author: Barry Clark Professor Emeritus
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440843266
Release Date: 2016-03-21
Genre: Political Science

This nontechnical book provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary survey of political economy that can easily be understood by any reader with an introductory-level background in economics. • Provides in-depth historical analysis of the development of political/economic ideologies and their influence on contemporary debates among social scientists as well as the general public • Gathers ideas and policy proposals from many prominent social scientists representing divergent ideological perspectives into a single volume • Analyzes the roles of science and ideology in the development of political economy • Exposes students to the findings of advanced social science research in easily understood and accessible language

Free Fair and Alive

Author: David Bollier
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781771423106
Release Date: 2019-09-03
Genre: Political Science

The power of the commons as a free, fair system of provisioning and governance beyond capitalism, socialism, and other -isms. From co-housing and agroecology to fisheries and open-source everything, people around the world are increasingly turning to 'commoning' to emancipate themselves from a predatory market-state system. Free, Fair, and Alive presents a foundational re-thinking of the commons — the self-organized social system that humans have used for millennia to meet their needs. It offers a compelling vision of a future beyond the dead-end binary of capitalism versus socialism that has almost brought the world to its knees. Written by two leading commons activists of our time, this guide is a penetrating cultural critique, table-pounding political treatise, and practical playbook. Highly readable and full of colorful stories, coverage includes: Internal dynamics of commoning How the commons worldview opens up new possibilities for change Role of language in reorienting our perceptions and political strategies Seeing the potential of commoning everywhere. Free, Fair, and Alive provides a fresh, non-academic synthesis of contemporary commons written for a popular, activist-minded audience. It presents a compelling narrative: that we can be free and creative people, govern ourselves through fair and accountable institutions, and experience the aliveness of authentic human presence.

Narrative and Metaphor in the Law

Author: Michael Hanne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108422796
Release Date: 2018-01-31
Genre: Law

Scholars from many disciplines discuss the crucial roles played by narrative and metaphor in the theory and practice of law.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies

Author: Michael Freeden
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191663710
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Genre: Political Science

This is the first comprehensive volume to offer a state of the art investigation both of the nature of political ideologies and of their main manifestations. The diversity of ideology studies is represented by a mixture of the range of theories that illuminate the field, combined with an appreciation of the changing complexity of concrete ideologies and the emergence of new ones. Ideologies, however, are always with us. The Handbook is divided into three sections: The first is divided into three sections: The first reflects some of the latest thinking about the development of ideology on an historical dimension, from the standpoints of conceptual history, Marx studies, social science theory and history, and leading schools of continental philosophy. The second includes some of the most recent interpretations and theories of ideology, all of which are sympathetic in their own ways to its exploration and close investigation, even when judiciously critical of its social impact. This section contains many of the more salient contemporary accounts of ideology. The third focuses on the leading ideological families and traditions, as well as on some of their cultural and geographical manifestations, incorporating both historical and contemporary perspectives. Each chapter is written by an expert in their field, bringing the latest approaches and understandings to their task. The Handbook will position the study of ideologies in the mainstream of political theory and political analysis and will attest to its indispensability both to courses on political theory and to scholars who wish to take their understanding of ideologies in new directions.

Making and Unmaking Nations

Author: Scott Straus
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801455674
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Genre: Political Science

In Making and Unmaking Nations, Scott Straus seeks to explain why and how genocide takes place—and, perhaps more important, how it has been avoided in places where it may have seemed likely or even inevitable. To solve that puzzle, he examines postcolonial Africa, analyzing countries in which genocide occurred and where it could have but did not. Why have there not been other Rwandas? Straus finds that deep-rooted ideologies—how leaders make their nations—shape strategies of violence and are central to what leads to or away from genocide. Other critical factors include the dynamics of war, the role of restraint, and the interaction between national and local actors in the staging of campaigns of large-scale violence. Grounded in Straus's extensive fieldwork in contemporary Africa, the study of major twentieth-century cases of genocide, and the literature on genocide and political violence, Making and Unmaking Nations centers on cogent analyses of three nongenocide cases (Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, and Senegal) and two in which genocide took place (Rwanda and Sudan). Straus’s empirical analysis is based in part on an original database of presidential speeches from 1960 to 2005. The book also includes a broad-gauge analysis of all major cases of large-scale violence in Africa since decolonization. Straus’s insights into the causes of genocide will inform the study of political violence as well as giving policymakers and nongovernmental organizations valuable tools for the future.

Political Discourse and National Identity in Scotland

Author: Murray Stewart Leith
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748688623
Release Date: 2012-09-17
Genre: Political Science

Addresses issues of national identity and nationalism in Scotland from a political and linguistic perspective.

Gaining Ground

Author: International Fund for Animal Welfare
Publisher: Guelph, Ont. : International Fund for Animal Welfare
ISBN: UCSD:31822035491265
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Biodiversity conservation


Pagans in the Promised Land

Author: Steven T. Newcomb
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: UOM:39015073958541
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Law

An analysis of how religious bias shaped U.S. federal Indian law.

Future Think

Author: Edith Weiner
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: IND:30000093957664
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

In The Untrapped Mind, two leading futurists reveal the breakthrough thinking techniques they've developed to liberate the mind from its old assumptions, and sensitize it to the earliest signals of change. Edie Weiner and Arnold Brown show how to overcome both personal and institutional biases, to see the big picture. Learn how to recognize when trends aren't linear, and when tomorrow won't be 'just like today'. The authors show how a football game can help clarify priorities in attracting and retaining customers; how the history of railroads can put the Internet into perspective; how the 'Law of LargeNumbers' helps one recognize the drivers behind such powerful forces as deviancy and terrorism; and much more.

The Thinker s Thesaurus Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words Expanded Third Edition

Author: Peter E. Meltzer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393338973
Release Date: 2015-08-03
Genre: Reference

With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.

Modern Political Ideologies

Author: Andrew Vincent
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444311050
Release Date: 2009-03-30
Genre: Political Science

Thoroughly revised and updated, this third edition provides acomprehensive account of the major political ideologies of the pasttwo centuries. Provides an expanded and thoroughly updated account of themajor political ideologies of the past two centuries, includingliberalism, conservatism, socialism, anarchism, fascism, feminism,environmentalism, and nationalism Features a brand new chapter on fundamentalism, along withgreater emphasis on the global impact of ideologies in general Examines the complex overlap and interplay of ideas that existboth within and between ideologies Incorporates the newest developments and scholarship in thefield, and includes a helpful new glossary of key terms