David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Cambridge University Press (2008)
This book explores the way in which the fear of enemies shapes political groups at their founding and helps to preserve them by consolidating them in times of crisis. It develops a theory of “negative association” that examines the dynamics captured by the maxim “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” and then traces its role in the history of political thought, demonstrating that the fear of external threats is an essential element of the formation and preservation of political groups and that its absence renders political association unsustainable
|Keywords||Political science Philosophy Political sociology Political psychology Group identity Political aspects Fear Political aspects|
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|Call number||JA71.E94 2008|
|ISBN(s)||0521177871 9780521886208 0521886201|
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