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Look Inside With Malice toward Some

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

    " 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

  • 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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