Popular Delusions: How Social Conformity Molds Society and Politics

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Social conformity surrounds and enmeshes us, but we are seldom aware of its full impact. This book demonstrates just how pervasively social conformity affects society and politics. The impact of conformity on voting behavior and government is a particular focus. When conformity affects voters' choices, it runs contrary to the idea that they are making a rational decision among political parties or candidates-the basis of democracy-and it can lead to unexpected political consequences. At the extreme, social conformity can ...

Popular Delusions: How Social Conformity Molds Society and Politics 2007, Cambria Press

ISBN-13: 9781934043776

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