The Authoritarian Dynamic

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The Authoritarian Dynamic
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
25-07-2005
Sprog:
Engelsk
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What is the basis for intolerance? This book addresses that question by developing a universal theory about what causes intolerance of difference in general, which includes racism, political intolerance (e.g. restriction of free speech), moral intolerance (e.g. homophobia, supporting censorship, opposing abortion) and punitiveness. It demonstrates that all these seemingly disparate attitudes are principally caused by just two factors: individuals' innate psychological predispositions to intolerance ('authoritarianism') interacting with changing conditions of societal threat. The threatening conditions, resonant particularly in the present political climate, that exacerbate authoritarian attitudes include national economic downturn, rapidly rising crime rates, civil dissent and unrest, loss of confidence in social institutions, presidential unpopularity, divisive presidential campaigns, and internal or external crises that undermine national pride or confidence. Using purpose-built experimental manipulations, cross-national survey data and in-depth personal interviews with extreme authoritarians, the book shows that this simple model provides the most complete account of intolerance.

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Udgivelsesdato:
25-07-2005
ISBN13:
9780521827430
Vægt:
740 g
Dybde:
25 mm
Bredde:
152 mm
Højde:
229 mm
Format:
Hardback
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    This book develops a general theory of intolerance of difference that provides a unified explanation of all kinds of intolerance, including racial, political and moral intolerance, and punitiveness. It recognizes universal regularities in human behavior that predispose certain individuals to authoritarianism, which is aggravated by changing conditions of societal threat. 33 Tables, unspecified; 50 Line drawings, unspecified

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