Title: SYNOPTICS, part XI: application of the synoptics social analysis to presidential elections and the corona crisis

Authors: Herbert Rauch

Addresses: Institute for Social Analysis, Schottenfeldgasse 25-27/533, 1070 Vienna, Austria

Abstract: This case study (based on the synoptics method explained earlier) tries to show that actual scenarios are able to show the transition of the macro the micro of very recent and prominent events. This election event provides a historically new element in the history of the USA, and even with regard to the human history overall: the whole world comes to see the incredible acts of opposing the official institutions responsible for the presidential transition versus the traditions of transferring administrative power peacefully. The world becomes eye-witness of a former president's behaviour, which - as many think - is partly owed to a specific character, but also to attitudes toward institutions. The side effects are perhaps the most important, namely demonstrating that 'the world has gone global' while the information technology allows almost instantaneous knowledge of important events worldwide - if the interest is global.

Keywords: synoptics method; social analysis; social hypotheses; USA; presidential elections; political system; corona crisis; corona management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGENVI.2023.134010

International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, 2023 Vol.22 No.2/3, pp.225 - 235

Received: 04 May 2021
Accepted: 07 May 2021

Published online: 10 Oct 2023 *

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