Catastrophic Politics: How Extraordinary Events Redefine by Lonna Rae Atkeson,Cherie D. Maestas

By Lonna Rae Atkeson,Cherie D. Maestas

surprising moments in society create a unprecedented political setting that allows political and opinion adjustments which are not going during periods of standard politics. powerful feelings felt by way of the general public in the course of catastrophes - whether skilled in basic terms vicariously via media insurance - are a strong motivator of public opinion and activism. this is often really actual whilst emotional reactions coincide with attributing blame to governmental enterprises or officers. via studying public opinion in the course of one awesome occasion, the aftermath of typhoon Katrina, Lonna Rae Atkeson and Cherie D. Maestas convey how media details interacts with emotion in shaping a variety of political views approximately govt and political leaders. Catastrophic occasions convey voters jointly, offer universal studies and knowledge, and create reviews that go beyond conventional political barriers. those moments inspire electorate to reassess their realizing of presidency, its leaders and its position in a society from a much less partisan perspective.

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