Emotions and Institutions since 1789.
Ute Frevert, Kerstin Pahl et al. Feeling Political. Emotions and Institutions since 1789. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022. Published in Open Access
Should emotions have a say in politics? This question is at the heart of public debates about social movements, populism and war. A collaborative project by eleven researchers has explored what it means to “feel political”. Drawing on case studies of different Western institutions from 1800 to the present day, they demonstrate how political participation depends on emotions being mobilized, shared and communicated.