Socionomic Causality in Politics

How Social Mood Influences Everything from Elections to Geopolitics

In a paradigm-shifting work that trumps conventional wisdom, Robert Prechter and fellow contributors unveil why politics frequently confound even the most brilliant pollsters, historians, politicians, social scientists and the media—and how you can understand and sometimes even anticipate political changes with one simple shift in your perspective. Whether you wish to understand the actions of governments or to get elected to office, Socionomic Causality in Politics gives you the tools to be at the forefront of the most promising work in the field of behavioral studies.

  • Format: Book | 496 pages
  • By: Robert Prechter and the Socionomics Institute 

Be at the forefront of the most promising work in the field of behavioral studies

Suppose you had a single framework that enabled you to understand why certain candidates win elections and why nations go to war. And why a country’s internal politics can be peaceful one minute and beset with strikes, protests and terrorism the next. Such is the value of Socionomic Causality in Politics.

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I strongly recommend that both of these books [Socionomic Studies of Society and Culture and Socionomic Causality in Politics] be used by colleges and universities in all courses related to the social sciences.

This is certainly the most iconoclastic work on the subject of politics since Machiavelli’s The Prince. No matter what your personal politics, these essays contain more truth than any dozen learned books on the topic. As a former elected local government official myself, I can say that this book really … give[s] you the real reasons that determine elections and policy positions world-wide. If you have never liked the subject of politics, this book could change your mind.

Whether your focus is investing, politics, marketing or business strategy, Bob’s new books will help you to better understand the crazy world around us and to take advantage of the opportunities that are out there.

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The book is a must read for all those who are interested in mass psychology processes and their dynamics. It is exciting to see how a collective sentiment can trigger protests, riots and geopolitical crises.

Meet Your Author

Robert Prechter

Robert Prechter

Robert R. Prechter is known for developing a theory of social causality called socionomics, which he has elucidated in books and academic papers. In 1979, he founded Elliott Wave International, where he and his colleagues have applied and expanded upon R.N. Elliott's fractal model of financial pricing. Prechter graduated from Yale University. For more, visit

Socionomics Institute

The Socionomics Institute (SI) is a research center dedicated to using data on social mood to understand and anticipate social trends. Since 2009, it has published the monthly magazine The Socionomist which prepares readers for trends in politics, pop culture, public health and more. SI's five-book series introduces readers to Robert Prechter's socionomic theory of social causality and its applications. The institute also hosts a vibrant research program which generates peer-reviewed studies. You may have seen SI's research featured in USA Today, CNBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post and dozens of other media outlets. For more, visit

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Socionomic Studies of Society and Culture

Suppose you could understand why stars who rule the airwaves and movie screens one minute can be catapulted to obscurity the next. And why genres of TV shows become popular overnight. How and why trends fluctuate in the attendance of sporting events; the next big thing in fashion; and the styles, sizes and colors of cars that people buy. With dozens of examples drawn from history, Socionomic Studies of Society and Culture reveals a remarkably simple way to do exactly that.

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