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Political Extremism and Rationality

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Cambridge University Press
Economics, Political science & theory, Democracy, Business & Economics, Business / Economics / Finance, Rationalism, Business/Economics, Radicalism, Economics - General, History & Theory - Radical Thought, Business & Economics / Economics / Ge
ContributionsAlbert Breton (Editor), Gianluigi Galeotti (Editor), Pierre Salmon (Editor), Ronald Wintrobe (Editor)
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Open LibraryOL7754876M
ISBN 100521804418
ISBN 139780521804417

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The distinguishing feature of this collection by well-known economists and political scientists from North America, Europe, and Australia is to propose a variety of explanations that all insist on the rationality of extremism. The authors identify four core issues in the study of extremism: the nature (definition) of extremism and its Format: Paperback.

Extremism may be explained as a rational reaction of the individuals when they face some circumstances such as a 'social hole' in thrust between groups and some asymmetry in the distribution of political rents. The original and challenging contributions of this book were conceived with some unintended foresight.

Metrics. Book description. Political extremism is widely considered to be the product of irrational behavior. The distinguishing feature of this collection by well-known economists and political scientists from North America, Europe and Australia is to propose a variety of explanations which all insist on the rationality of extremism.

Political extremism and rationality. [Albert Breton;] -- Political extremism is widely considered to be the product of irrational behaviour. This collection by economists and political scientists proposes a variety of explanations which all insist on the. Book Overview Political extremism is widely considered to be the product of irrational behavior.

The distinguishing feature of this collection by well-known economists and political scientists from North America, Europe and Australia is to propose a variety of explanations which all insist on the rationality of extremism. Rational Extremism: The Political Economy of Radicalism by Ronald Wintrobe, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® Extremists are people whose ideas or tactics are viewed as outside the mainstream.

Looked at this way, extremists are not necessarily twisted or : Ronald Wintrobe. Political extremism is widely considered to be the product of irrational behavior. The distinguishing feature of this collection by well-known economists and political scientists from North America, Europe and Australia is to propose a variety of explanations which all insist on the rationality of extremism.

Political Extremism and Rationality. Book. Political Extremism and Rationality It explores the common ground between the methodological individualism of rational choice political economy Author: Avner Political Extremism and Rationality book.

Rational extremism: the political economy of radicalism / by: Wintrobe, Ronald. Published: () Origins of political extremism: mass violence in the twentieth century and beyond / by: Midlarsky, Manus I. Published: (). This debut book from Andrew Burt details the pivotal moments in American political history when outliers moved to the center, capturing the national spotlight and turning fringe politics mainstream.

American Hysteria puts readers at the center of the nation’s most prominent periods of political extremism, from the Anti-Illuminati movement of the s to McCarthyism in the. This book assumes that extremists are rational: Political Extremism and Rationality book their ends, they choose the best means to achieve them.

The analysis explains why extremist leaders use the tactics they do, and why they are often insensitive to punishment and to loss of life. It also explains how rational people can be motivated to die for the by: The Foundations of Geopolitics: The Geopolitical Future of Russia is a geopolitical book by Aleksandr book has had a large influence within the Russian military, police, and foreign policy elites and it has been used as a textbook in the Academy of the General Staff of the Russian military.

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28(2), pagesJune. Jackson, Sam, "The Double-Edged Sword of Banning Extremists from Social Media," SocArXiv 2g7yd, Center for Open Science.

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xxi+ pp. £ The book addresses a series of vexing questions such as: What is political extremism. Summary: Political extremism is widely considered to be the product of irrational behavior. The distinguishing feature of this collection by well-known economists and political scientists from North America, Europe and Australia is to propose a variety of explanations which all insist on the rationality of extremism.

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Foundations of Democratic Politics (), Political Extremism and Rationality (), Understanding Democracy: Economic and Political Perspectives (), and Nationalism and Rationality ().

All of these titles were published by Cambridge University Press. He is also author or coauthor of many book chap. This Major Work will bring together key papers on political extremism and radicalism, focussing predominantly upon extremism and radicalism within (liberal) democratic contexts, but also moving beyond this by including both (particularly historic) studies of the main extremist regimes and articles of the 20th century.

Jihad (); Radical Islam Rising: Muslim Extremism in the West (); and numerous articles and book chapters on Islamic movements in the Middle East and Europe. He is also the editor of Islamic Activism: A Social Movement Theory Approach ().

KARL KALTENTHALER teaches political science at the University of Akron. 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 different races, ethnicities, and nationalities.

Politics (from Greek πολιτικός, "of, for, or relating to citizens"), is a process by which groups of people make collective decisions. The term is generally applied to the art or science of running governmental or state affairs.

Rational Extremism: The Political Economy of Radicalism. This book assumes that extremists are rational: given their ends, they choose the best means to achieve them. The analysis explains why. He is also coeditor (with Albert Breton, Gianluigi Galeotti, and Pierre Salmon) of Rational Foundations of Democratic Politics(), Political Extremism and Rationality(), Understanding Democracy: Economic and Political Perspectives(), and Nationalism and Rationality().

All of these titles were published by Cambridge University Press. This book examines the response to right-wing extremism in the US from both the government and non-governmental organisations. It provides a detailed portrait of the contemporary extreme right in the US including interviews with several of the movement's leading figures from groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, Militias, American Renaissance and the White Aryan Resistance.

QUINTAN WIKTOROWICZ is the author of The Management of Islamic Activism (); Global Jihad (); Radical Islam Rising: Muslim Extremism in the West (); and numerous articles and book chapters on Islamic movements in the Middle East and Europe.

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He is also the editor of Islamic Activism: A Social Movement Theory Approach (). Search for more papers by. Political Extremism and Rationality by Albert Breton (Editor), et al (January ) Brother Against Brother: Violence and Extremism in Israeli Politics from Altalena to the Rabin Assassination by.

QUINTAN WIKTOROWICZ is the author of The Management of Islamic Activism (); Global Jihad (); Radical Islam Rising: Muslim Extremism in the West (); and numerous articles and book chapters on Islamic movements in the Middle East and Europe.

He is also the editor of Islamic Activism: A Social Movement Theory Approach ().Search for more papers by this. Buy This Book in Print. summary. The American Republic was born in revolt against the British crown, and ever since, political extremism has had a long tradition in the United States.

To some observers, the continued presence of extremist groups--and the escalation of their activities--portends the fragmentation of the country, while others. Download Origins Of Political Extremism ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format.

This collection proposes a variety of explanations for the rationality of political extremism. Category: Business & Economics The Making Of Terrorism In Pakistan. Author: Eamon Murphy ISBN: This book explores the understanding of rationality in politics and the relations between different approaches to rationality.

Among the topics considered are the limits of rationality, the role of imagination and emotion in politics, the meaning of political realism, the nature of political judgment, and the relationship between theory and.

Both camps, she argues, are wrong, because risk evaluation as a social process is rational and objective, even though all risk-evaluation rules are r-Frechette defends a middle position called "scientific proceduralism." She shows why extremist views are unreliable, reveals misconceptions underlying current risk-evaluation.

Extremism means, literally, "the equalilty or state of being extreme" or "the advocacy of extreme measures or views". The term is primarily used in a political or religious sense, to refer to an ideology that is considered (by the speaker or by some implied shared social consensus) to be far outside the mainstream attitudes of society.

It can also be used in an economic context. In a book Political Extremism and Rationality edited by Albert Bretonextremism has been defined as "political extremist could be defined as one who uses extremist method, for example bombings, inflammatory language, terrorist activity, and so forth, but whose platform is or may be centrist rather than extremist in political (left-right) space" (Berton, ).

When it takes centre stage it upsets rationality. It chases rationality to the periphery and replaces it with emotionality. When extremism sits in the middle, political discourses cease to be.