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With Malice toward Some
How People Make Civil Liberties Judgments

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Public Opinion and Political Psychology

  • Date Published: October 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521433969

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  • How do citizens faced with a complex variety of considerations decide whether or not to tolerate extremist groups? Relying on several survey-experiments, the authors identify and compare the impact on decision making of contemporary information, long-standing predispositions, and enduring values and beliefs. People react most strongly to data about a group's violations of behavioral norms and the implications for democracy of the group's actions. The authors conclude that democratic citizens should have a strong baseline of tolerance yet be attentive to and thoughtful about current information.

    • Employs survey-experiments to explore how people decide whether or not to tolerate extremist groups
    • Emphasises the decision making process not the content of the decision
    • May be used as supplementary text in graduate course in public opinion, political behaviour, or social psychology
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "The authors have excelled in providing a framework that effectively synthesizes and gives order to disparate perspectives on tolerance judgments." Public Opinion Quarterly

    "...an entirely innovative approach to understanding the dynamics of political intolerance....None who care about public opinion and democracy can afford to ignore this most important book." American Politics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 1995
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521433969
    • length: 306 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • contains: 27 b/w illus. 24 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface: Political tolerance and democratic life
    Part I. Theoretical Background and Overview:
    1. Political tolerance and democratic practice
    2. Antecedent considerations and contemporary information
    3. Thinking and mood
    Part II. Contemporary Information and Political Tolerance Judgments:
    4. Tolerance judgments and contemporary information - the basic studies
    Appendix 4A. The basic experiments - manipulation checks
    Part III. Refining the Model - The Role of Antecedent Conserations as Individual Differences:
    5. Threat and political tolerance
    6. Democratic values as standing decisions and contemporary information
    7. Source credibility, political knowledge and animus in making tolerance judgments - the Texas experiment
    8. Individual differences: The influence of personality
    Part IV. Implications and Conclusions:
    9. Intensity, motivations, and behavioral intentions
    10. Human nature and political tolerance
    Appendices
    Bibliography.

  • Authors

    George E. Marcus, Williams College, Massachusetts

    John L. Sullivan, University of Minnesota

    Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    Sandra L. Wood, University of North Texas

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