Yes psychology is involved, but your reference to a response being ‘unlocked’ is a good observation which should be a catalyst to look more broadly than psychology. To understand the Trump, Brexit, etc phenomina requires a sociological look. Individuals need to be understood in a sociological sense as well as a psychological sense. This type of effect should be expected to be more prominant in times of fundamental change and fast change which we are in today.
I recently saw an academic role I’ve never heard of which may be useful for looking at this sociological, or cultural, angle: sociocutural anthropologist
What do you think?
Another element of this picture is the national (global) neo-liberal takeover of politics. The philosophy of this was (is) that the money will be spent (given) on projects which filter profits up to the elite. Read the rest of this entry »
What discussion has been had elsewhere about the future of sea water incursion along Shelly Bay? Read the rest of this entry »
It is not surprizing that logging and mining proposals keep come up. They are an iconic type of economic activity shared with many places around the world. Read the rest of this entry »
Following are the opening paragraphs of the regular column (April 2017) of Jim Stuart in ‘Touchstone”, the monthly paper of the Methodist Church of New Zealand. Jim is a past minister of St Andrews on the Terrace in Wellington and is now retired in Christchurch. Read the rest of this entry »
It could be noted that PM English claims he has reason to say the book’s claims have been discredited but I’ve not heard him say anything to discredit the testimony of the villagers. The story told by the villagers is the core of the discussion. There needs to be continuing telling of the villagers’ story. And why has there not been further verification by other investigative journalists? PM English cannot claim the book’s accusations have been discredited and he probably doesn’t expect anyone to believe that he does. What next?