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Mass Society and Extremist Politics

Joseph R. Gusfield

Mass Society and Extremist Politics

by Joseph R. Gusfield

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Published by Irvington Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Politics - Current Events

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
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    Open LibraryOL11463697M
    ISBN 100829027521
    ISBN 109780829027525

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Mass Society and Extremist Politics: Joseph R Gusfield Author: Joseph R Gusfield. The Politics of Mass Society explores the social conditions necessary for democracy and the vulnerabilities of large scale society to totalitarian systems.

Mass movements mobilize people who are alienated from the social system, who do not believe in the legitimacy of the established order, and who are therefore ready to engage in efforts to by: Book Description Political extremism is amongst the most destructive forms of human expression.

During the 20th century over million people lost their lives at the hands of extremist violence. This book provides a theory to explain the rise of multiple forms of political extremism and the resort to mass by: MASS SOCIETY AND EXTREMIST POLITICS 21 of mass society views the traditional cate-gories of sociological analysis-family, class, community, ethnic identity, etc.-as having lost significance in mass societies.

The mass is masslike: shapeless, structureless, Mass Society and Extremist Politics book. Mass politics trace the implica-tions of this loss of differentiation for the.

In this way, the book reveals new clues to the origins and nature of mass political movements. The Politics of Mass Society remains the most complete analytical account of the sociological approach to mass society in advanced industrial by: Interesting book that influenced me as a Graduate student.

It was written well before the digital age and the era of social networking. it would be interested to see his thesis updated to this new age and to discuss whether the concept of "mass society" is still relevant when the digital age allows for a series of global sub cultures developing.3/5.

Description. Mass Society deals with the total outlook of human including modern politics culture, social inequality, community life, and problems.

The book reviews the history of democracy and discontent. The text analyzes the mob rule, the disenchantment of progress, and the history of democracy.

Modern sociological theory explains the opposition of two extreme societal models to. The True Believer: Thoughts On The Nature Of Mass Movements is a non-fiction book authored by American philosopher Eric hed init depicts a variety of arguments in terms of applied world history and social psychology to explain why mass movements arise to challenge to status quo, Hoffer discussing the sense of individual identity and the holding to particular ideals that can Author: Eric Hoffer.

extremist violence. In this wide-ra nging book Manus I. Midlarsky suggests that ephemeral gains, together with mortality salience, form basic expla-nations for the origins of political extremism and constitute a theoretical framework that also explains later mass violence.

Midlarsky applies his framework to multiple forms of political extremism. The Rise of Political Extremism and the Decline of Decency John Avlon discusses his new book about how the fringe is taking over politics.

By Jessica Rettig, Contributor April 8, Author: Jessica Rettig. Despite the democratic waves of the past decades, the 20th century was at least as much a century of political extremism.

Even today, liberal democracy is increasingly challenged within its traditional heartlands of North America and Western Europe. In this way, the book reveals new clues to the origins and nature of mass political movements. "The Politics of Mass Society" remains the most complete analytical account of the sociological approach to mass society in advanced industrial by: The Politics of Mass Society explores the social conditions necessary for democracy and the vulnerabilities of large scale society to totalitarian systems.

Mass movements mobilize people who are alienated from the social system, who do not believe in the legitimacy of the established order, and who are therefore ready to engage in efforts to Author: William Kornhauser. • Politics, Governance, and State-Society Relations • Economic Recovery and Revitalization Over the course ofeach of these working groups discussed key aspects of the topic as they saw it.

Abstract. Mass society theory is a complex, multifaceted perspective. As applied to social movements, however, the basic idea is that people who are socially isolated are especially vulnerable to the appeals of extremist movements. The theory resonated with fears of fascist and communist movements in the s and s and reached its apogee in the late : Steven M.

Buechler. We define political extremism as the extent to which regular citizens are polarized into, and strongly identify with, generic left- or right-wing ideological outlooks on society. In this article, we examine psychological features of extreme political by: A political extremist is someone whose beliefs fall outside mainstream societal values and on the fringes of the ideological spectrum.

In the U.S., the typical political extremist is motivated by anger, fear, and hatred — most commonly toward the government and people of. The Darkest Sides of Politics reveals what for many readers – even seasoned scholars – will be new facets of the complex undercurrents of political extremism that plague global society." Gary Ackerman, Ph.D., Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

In comparative terms of politics, economics and conflict, is not a time of extremism. It might be called the age of amplification, in that electronic media give a voice to nationalist forces and forces of political : Elinor Evans. A Reading Guide for Those in Despair About American Politics Nearly three dozen book recommendations to help make sense of the state of U.S.

democracy, from. THE MODERATES AND EXTREMISTS Indian National Congress underwent three different phases or periods, which include Moderate period ( –) Extremist period ( – ) Gandhian Period () Moderate Period of Indian National Congress () Congress politics during the first twenty years of its history is roughly referred to as moderate politics.

Society calls “extremist” those believers they consider to be rigid, narrow-minded, and unaccepting of others. Carelessly painting such wide swaths with a caustic descriptor is its own form of.

Politics books Pakistan: A Hard Country by Anatol Lieven – review are an immense obstacle to the spread of Taliban and sectarian extremism, and of Islamist politics in general.".