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The Political Psychology of Terrorism Fears

Samuel Justin Sinclair and Daniel Antonius


The last decade has seen a major shift in how nations prioritize issues of national and international security, with terrorism coming to the fore as one of the most significant threats with which to contend. Building on prior research in this area, this book presents an integrated collection of empirical and theoretical studies that examine how emotional responses to terrorism, and fear specifically, influence political processes. These include not only how people make decisions about specific governmental policies they support, but also who they endorse for political office and why. Given tha ... More

Keywords: terrorism, terrorism fears, political process, cultural context, fear, anxiety, war on terror

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199925926
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925926.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samuel Justin Sinclair, editor
Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School

Daniel Antonius, editor
New York University School of Medicine

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