File(s) under permanent embargo

How is terrorism changing us?: Threat perception and political attitudes in the age of terror

book
posted on 01.01.2018, 00:00 authored by Matteo VerganiMatteo Vergani
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018. All rights reserved. This book examines how the perception of terrorism threat erodes civil liberties, sows doubt about the loyalties of immigrants, and heightens the left-right ideological divide. The book presents original analysis of survey data and experiments conducted in Australia, Europe and the United States. Research in the book posits questions that others have largely avoided: How does the threat of terrorist violence undermine multicultural democracies? What are the psychological and social mechanisms that explain how the threat of terrorism can change political attitudes? What is the relationship between terrorism and death threats? What is the role of media in shaping the perception of terrorism threat? And what are the ethical responsibilities of journalists? This book will help readers distinguish between groundless speculation and solid scientific knowledge of the topic. Moreover, it provides concrete recommendations on how to prevent the most negative consequences of the polarization of political attitudes, such as social divisions, exclusivism and conflict. Given the broad geographical scope of the research presented in the book, specifically North America, Europe and Australia, this book will appeal to broad scope of readers.

History

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Place of publication

Singapore

ISBN-13

9789811080661

Language

eng

Publication classification

A1 Books - authored - research

Copyright notice

2018, The Editor and The Authors

Number of chapters

8

Usage metrics

Categories

Exports