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Anti-Politics, Depoliticization, and Governance$
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Paul Fawcett, Matthew Flinders, Colin Hay, and Matthew Wood

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198748977

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198748977.001.0001

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Embracing the Mixed Nature of Politics

Embracing the Mixed Nature of Politics

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(p.266) 12 Embracing the Mixed Nature of Politics
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Anti-Politics, Depoliticization, and Governance
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Gerry Stoker

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198748977.003.0012

Judging what is and what should be are everyday human activities, and, by understanding how they are done, analysts can explore the issue central to this chapter: that citizens are losing sight of the positive functions of politics and becoming too focused on its unavoidable and undesirable traits. Two aspects of political culture are making it more challenging for citizens to embrace the mixed nature of politics. First, too much fast thinking—intuitively driven cognition processes—is framing the political exchanges between citizens and political elites by citizens leading the former to focus too much on the negative features of politics. Second, a weakened system of moral accounting means that citizens do not have the satisfaction of seeing a moral balancing of the books that might in turn reconcile them to the yin and yang of politics.

Keywords:   moral accounting, fast thinking, slow thinking, dirty hands, judging politics, repoliticization

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