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025 Why are emotions so important in politics?

In this and the next 9 episodes we are looking closer into the role emotional intelligence plays in politics

I am answering the10 most common questions people are not asking us, but should and the question I am answering today is:

 

Why are emotions so important in politics?

 

Before I answer today’s question, I want to share today’s quote which is from Plato and it goes like this:

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

 

Plato

Because emotions and emotional states affect our thinking, our judgement and our decisions.

 

In the past decade research on emotions in world politics has undergone a radical transformation.

Having begun largely as a push to critique the long-hold opposition of emotion and reason, a growing number of inter-national relations researchers now see emotions as an intrinsic part of the social realm and therefore also of world politics.

Emotions have consequently been explored for new insights into a wide range of traditional and non-traditional political phenomena. It has even become common to speak of an emotional turn.

Stay tune to find out more...

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