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Author Shultziner, Doron, 1975-

Title Struggling for recognition : the psychological impetus for democratic change / by Doron Shultziner
Published New York : Continuum, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 216 pages) : illustrations
Contents List of Illustrations; Preface and Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 THEORIES OF DEMOCRATIC PROGRESS AND CONCEPTIONS OF HUMAN NATURE; CHAPTER 2 HUMAN NATURE AND THE PURSUIT OF RECOGNITION; CHAPTER 3 FROM PREHISTORY TO THE END OF HISTORY: DEMOCRATIC SYSTEMS IN THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE; CHAPTER 4 RECOGNITION AND HUMILIATION: THE ORIGINS OF MASS MOBILIZATION IN THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT; CHAPTER 5 KEEPING MOMENTUM: LEADERSHIP, PSYCHOLOGY, AND TACTICS; CHAPTER 6 PREVENTION OF STATUS AND POLICE BRUTALITY: THE ORIGINS OF MASS MOBILIZATION AGAINST APARTHEID
Summary Struggling for Recognition posits that the drive for personal recognition is a prime motivation behind the pursuit of democracy. The book presents an alternative to the theories of social and political changes that fail to test the causal assumption they make about human psychology. The theory presented underscores a fundamental aspect of human nature: the pursuit of recognition, that is, the drive for positive self-esteem and status and the aversion of negative self-esteem and subordination
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Democracy -- Psychological aspects.
Democratization -- Psychological aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1441112413 (electronic bk.)
9781441112415 (electronic bk.)