The authoritarian dynamic

Karen Stenner

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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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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[目次]

  • 1. Introduction: the authoritarian dynamic
  • 2. Kindred spirits, common spark: the theory of the authoritarian dynamic
  • 3. Manipulating threat and reassurance: data and methods
  • 4. The authoritarian dynamic and the politics of fear: Putting the pieces of the puzzle together
  • 5. Authoritarianism and conservatism across cultures
  • 6. Authoritarianism and conservatism: how they differ and when it matters
  • 7. One true people: putting a dace on the theory
  • 8. One right way: fleshing out the portrait
  • 9. Manning the barricades: racism and Intolerance under conditions of normative threat
  • 10. The authoritarian dynamic: implications.

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[目次]

  • 1. Introduction: the authoritarian dynamic
  • 2. Kindred spirits, common spark: the theory of the authoritarian dynamic
  • 3. Manipulating threat and reassurance: data and methods
  • 4. The authoritarian dynamic and the politics of fear: Putting the pieces of the puzzle together
  • 5. Authoritarianism and conservatism across cultures
  • 6. Authoritarianism and conservatism: how they differ and when it matters
  • 7. One true people: putting a dace on the theory
  • 8. One right way: fleshing out the portrait
  • 9. Manning the barricades: racism and Intolerance under conditions of normative threat
  • 10. The authoritarian dynamic: implications.

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この本の情報

書名 The authoritarian dynamic
著作者等 Stenner, Karen
シリーズ名 Cambridge studies in public opinion and political psychology
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2005
ページ数 xx, 370 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 052153478X
0521827434
NCID BA7394069X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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