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The politics of emotionality

Cerwyn Moore

in Contemporary Violence

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780719075995
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719075995.003.0008
The politics of emotionality

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This chapter discusses the politics of emotionality. It begins with a section on how events helped shape the descent to war in Kosovo and Chechnya. It then addresses the argument that politics and emotions are interconnected and studies four interrelated themes, namely guilt and pride, and humiliation and revenge. This chapter also assesses how the idea of salvation informed the decision of political elites in the Kremlin to launch a re-invasion of Chechnya.

Keywords: politics of emotionality; guilt and pride; humiliation and revenge; salvation; political elites; re-invasion

Chapter.  8441 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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