Cass R. Sunstein
Going to Extremes
How Like Minds Unite and Divide
Oxford UP, 2009
Extremism grows when people join groups that agree with them.
This fascinating tour of the sociology of extremism provides a general description of its impact on society and describes specific tactics for leaders and managers who want to foster open discussion while promoting a democratic workplace. Harvard Law School professor Cass R. Sunstein addresses polarization by presenting results from numerous studies. Polarization affects every group interaction, including those of lawyers, judges, doctors, elected officials and the military. getAbstract recommends this book to those interested in promoting open discussions or in preventing pathologies that create mob behaviors and even genocide.
About the Author
Cass R. Sunstein is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University. He served as administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs during the Obama administration. His other books include Can It Happen Here, The Cost-Benefit Revolution, Going to Extremes, On Freedom, How Change Happens, Infotopia and The World According to Star Wars, and he is also the co-author of Nudge (with Richard Thaler).
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