The History of a Political Idea

Author: Corey Robin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195157024

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

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Documents the growing fascination with political danger and disaster, reexamines fear's modern interpreters including Hobbes and Tocqueville, and offers an antidote to the culture of fear.


Critical Geopolitics and Everyday Life

Author: Rachel Pain,Susan Smith

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754649663

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 8620


Through scares ranging from cot death, juvenile crime, internet porn, asylum seekers, dirty bombs and avian flu, we are bombarded with messages about emerging risks. Through new theories and new research findings, this book builds together a coherent argu

Laws of Fear

Beyond the Precautionary Principle

Author: Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521615129

Category: Law

Page: 234

View: 9217


Instead of adopting the Precautionary Principle, Professor Sunstein argues for three steps: a narrow Anti-Catastrophe Principle, designed for the most serious risks; close attention to costs and benefits; and an approach called 'libertarian paternalism,' designed to respect freedom of choice while also moving people in directions that will make their lives go better. He also shows how free societies can protect liberty amidst fears about terrorism and national security."--BOOK JACKET.
Posted in: Law

Fear of Crime

Interpreting Victimization Risk

Author: Kenneth F. Ferraro

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791423691

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

View: 625


This is an examination of the factors that contribute to the risk of being victimized, such as crime rates and environmental and personal variables.

Beyond Greed and Fear

Understanding Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of Investing

Author: Hersh Shefrin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195161212

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 5250


"Shefrin synthesizes a wealth of research and observations about human behavior and financial anomalies into a broad and deep perspective on financial markets. No other book so splendidly lays out the fundamentals of behavioral finance."--Robert Shiller, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University Even the best Wall Street investors make mistakes. No matter how savvy or experienced, all financialpractitioners eventually let bias, overconfidence, and emotion cloud their judgement and misguide their actions. Yet most financial decision-making models fail to factor in these fundamentals of humannature. In Beyond Greed and Fear, the most authoritative guide to what really influences the decision-making process, Hersh Shefrin uses the latest psychological research to help us understand the human behavior that guides stock selection, financial services, and corporate financial strategy. Beyond Greed and Fear illuminates behavioral finance for today's investor. It will help practitioners to recognize--and avoid--bias and errors in their decisions, and tomodify and improve their overall investment strategies.

Terrorism and the Politics of Fear

Author: David L. Altheide,Professor David L Altheide

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759109193

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

View: 8392


Terrorism and the Politics of Fear shows how the mass media and propaganda about fear of crime and terrorism contribute to social policies that promote social control and threaten civil liberties. This excellent treatment of a timely subject will be indispensable to teachers and students of sociology, media, politics, and criminology studies.


Essays on the Meaning and Experience of Fear

Author: Kate Hebblethwaite,Elizabeth McCarthy

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd


Category: Psychology

Page: 235

View: 3523


Fear: Aspects of an emotion examines the effect of fear on the human experience and the ways in which its manifestation has shaped the creative and social imagination. Contents include: Frank Furedi (U Kent), Our culture of fear --- Ian Haywood (Roehampton University), The Irish rebellion of 1798 and tropes of violence --- E. McCarthy (TCD), AmericanÃ?Â?Ã?Â?ad culture and war propaganda --- John-Paul Colgan (TCD), The politics of fear and ethics of representing 9/11 --- Bill DurodiÃ?Â?Ã?Â] (Cranfield U), Lessons from the Blitz and other disasters --- Darryl Jones (TCD), The fiction of the American neo-Nazi movement --- Amanda Piesse (TCD), Childhood fears and children's literature --- Gary O'Reilly (UCD), Anxiety disorders in childhood and the therapeutic use of stories --- Sir Christoper Frayling (Royal College of Art), 'TheÃ?Â?Ã?Â?Nightmare': Fuseli to Frankenstein and beyond --- K. Hebblethwaite (TCD), Debunking the legend of Leap --- Bernice Murphy (TCD), Why horror films aren't scary anymore