Our Psychosocial Thinking group met for the third time on 9 November, the traumatic day that Trump’s US election victory was announced. This post is an attempt to capture and make sense of the wide-ranging conversation we had as we attempted to come to terms with it and to start developing a psychosocial response to … More On Trump’s election: collective reflections 9.11.2016
Last week we held the second meeting of contributors to this blog. Here is a brief summary of our discussion: We were a smaller group than at our last meeting and we began by talking about how we were not meeting with the same sense of urgency this time. We reflected on how the intensity … More A new normal? Some collective reflections 21.09.16.
by Maria Brock In July 2016 – more than 15 years into his time in office – Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin’s approval rating was at 82%, a figure made all the more remarkable by the fact that the country is experiencing a palpable and lengthy economic downturn. Some commentators have favoured an explanation that treats this … More Fantastic Mr President: The Hyperrealities of Putin and Trump