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Transforming aggressive conflict in political and personal contexts

Samuels, A (2009) 'Transforming aggressive conflict in political and personal contexts.' International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 6 (4). pp. 283-299. ISSN 1742-3341

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Abstract

The author begins by trying to imagine different models of politics applicable to Western societies. He reflects on the ?state we are in? and asks if our present condition of political rupture could ever become political rapture. He asks whether it is possible for citizens to remove themselves from the abusive relationships with heroic, macho leaders. Instead, he states, we might ask where we will find new kinds of leaders who will be ?good-enough?. We will need such leaders if we are to manage the staggeringly high levels of conflict and aggression afflicting the political world today. The author suggests that we urgently explore innovative ways to manage conflict in political contexts using new psychological ideas about men, fathers and violence. Finally, he communicates what he has learned from Islam about some hidden aspects of political conflict

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: class; fathers; good-enough leader; heroic leader; Islam; men; politics; social conflict; spirituality
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2012 21:18
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:38
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2053

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