How Politicians Exploit and Manipulate People's Perceived Well-being to Win in the Political Arena and to be Elected. , in: The Happiness Compass: Theories, Actions and Perspectives for Well-Being
In this chapter we review and analyze the existing concepts of political manipulation of the emotional atmosphere of the society, concentrating our attention on the mechanisms used to transfer personal emotions into political actions. In particular, we are interested in emotions that can be the source of forming a so-called ‘politicized identity’ and explain the differences and the similarities of political manipulations in totalitarian regimes and democracy.
emotions, political manipulation