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How to save politics in a post-truth era : thinking through difficult times, Ilan Zvi Baron

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How to save politics in a post-truth era : thinking through difficult times
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How to save politics in a post-truth era
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thinking through difficult times
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Ilan Zvi Baron
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eng
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  • ' "This is a book that we have been, or should have been, waiting for. It is written not only for those who are distressed with the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit decision in the United Kingdom, but even more importantly, for those who are not distressed by the two events ... " From the foreword by Professor Tracy B. Strong, University of Southampton and University of California, San Diego The results of the Brexit referendum and the 2016 US presidential election took the world by surprise, casting doubt on the validity of expert opinion and polling data, and raising the spectre of a "post-truth" era. In the view of many commentators, they also signalled a rejection of the post-war liberal order, as large numbers of people attempted to fight back against a political system they saw as having failed them. But were those people right? And what comes next? In this book, Ilan Zvi Baron argues that politics has failed. It has failed all of us. Using a combination of political theory, public commentary and personal reflection, he explores why the polls got both results so wrong, why our leaders prefer populism and anti-immigrant rhetoric to real engagement with the politics of identity, and whether our political discourse over-emphasizes the role of statistics and hard data while dismissing the crucial importance of identity and narratives. Ultimately, Baron shows that for politics to survive in the post-truth era it needs to change the way it engages with people's interpretations of the world. Identity matters, but not in some superficial, politically correct way, and taking it seriously requires a recognition not just of competing claims but also of our own fallibilities. Only by accepting responsibility in this way can we build a politics that will endure the turbulent times to come' --Back cover
  • The rise of populism, Donald Trump's election and the result of the EU referendum in the UK have been widely interpreted as a rejection of the post-war liberal order - the manifestation of a desire to undermine the political system that people feel has let them down. Yet mainstream politicians and analysts have been slow to grasp the changing situation, instead relying on a rhetoric of 'hard data' and narrow economic arguments while failing to properly engage with the politics of identity. This book argues that the relationship between methodology and politics is now more important than ever - that politics, if it is anything, is about engaging with people's interpretations and narratives of the world in which they find themselves. Politics in this new 'post-truth' era will require an appreciation of the fact we live in an uncertain world of endless diversity and potential for change. This thoughtful book addresses how we might think about and do politics in these strange new times
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1978-
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Baron, Ilan Zvi
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320
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index present
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In English
LC call number
D863
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Manchester Political Studies
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  • World politics
  • Political culture
  • Political science and theory
  • Politics and government
  • Society and social sciences
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Political culture
  • World politics
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
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How to save politics in a post-truth era : thinking through difficult times, Ilan Zvi Baron
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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text
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  • Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The end of politics; Introduction; Political theory and the end of politics; The what and how of political theory; Conclusion; 2 Unlearning how we think; Introduction; Methodology and political knowledge; The limits of science; Between thinking and knowing; Conclusion; 3 Making sense of the results; Introduction; A vote for nothing?; Identity politics and democracy: hyperdemocracy, political correctness, and the politics of diversity; The failure of the state; Conclusion; 4 Saving politics
  • IntroductionInterpretation and responsibility; Finding politics; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
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1024210778
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1 online resource
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online
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9781526126856
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.7765/9781526126832
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  • 9781526126832
  • 22573/ctv189h2x0
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(OCoLC)1024210778
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How to save politics in a post-truth era : thinking through difficult times, Ilan Zvi Baron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The end of politics; Introduction; Political theory and the end of politics; The what and how of political theory; Conclusion; 2 Unlearning how we think; Introduction; Methodology and political knowledge; The limits of science; Between thinking and knowing; Conclusion; 3 Making sense of the results; Introduction; A vote for nothing?; Identity politics and democracy: hyperdemocracy, political correctness, and the politics of diversity; The failure of the state; Conclusion; 4 Saving politics
  • IntroductionInterpretation and responsibility; Finding politics; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Control code
1024210778
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526126856
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7765/9781526126832
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 9781526126832
  • 22573/ctv189h2x0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1024210778

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