"....The suggestion that performing arts can help us understand political impact is not so far-fetched. Journalist Gwynn Guilford went “under-cover” to some of the rallies that Donald Trump organized, and describes their impact on the crowd. Everything seems orchestrated in such a way that the audience is physically and emotionally captured by the performance. After a long, ritualized, build-up, a strong sense of communion develops between the audience and Trump in which "we" unite to fight against common enemies and for a common cause. According to Guilford (2016) the key to Trump's political success lies in “his relationship with the crowd”.
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Meet the members of our Early Career Committee (ECC) for the period 2016-2017
The current ISPP Early Career Committee (ECC) is now accepting applications to the 2016-2017 ECC. By working with members of the ISPP, organizing events at the annual meeting, and maintaining several online sites that facilitate communication across the discipline, the ECC is an integral part of the ISPP community. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and work with other members of ISPP, provide input into the ECC, and enhance your curriculum vitae with international committee experience.
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