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Relationships between right-wing authoritarianism, terrorism threat and attitudes towards restrictions of civil rights : a comparison among four European countries

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dc.contributor.author Kossowska, Małgorzata [SAP11016147] pl
dc.contributor.author Trejtowicz, Mariusz pl
dc.contributor.author Lemus, Soledad de pl
dc.contributor.author Bukowski, Marcin [SAP11118737] pl
dc.contributor.author Van Hiel, Alain pl
dc.contributor.author Goodwin, Robin pl
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-26T14:19:39Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-26T14:19:39Z
dc.date.issued 2011 pl
dc.identifier.issn 0007-1269 pl
dc.identifier.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/24659
dc.language eng pl
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dc.title Relationships between right-wing authoritarianism, terrorism threat and attitudes towards restrictions of civil rights : a comparison among four European countries pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.physical 245-259 pl
dc.description.additional Bibliogr. s. 257-259 pl
dc.abstract.en The present study tested the role of right-wing authoritarianism (RWA), terrorist threat, and sociopolitical ‘climate’ as predictors of support for governmental anti-terrorism policies and actions. Two dimensions of analysis were defined: the presence versus absence of al-Qaeda attacks, and adherence to surveillance versus anti-surveillance mainstream politics. In order to study the influence of these two contextual dimensions on the expression of attitudes, we selected four European countries that fall into these two dimensions - Poland, Belgium, Spain, and the UK. Results from our study provide support for the contention that attitudes towards restrictions of civil rights are related to RWA independently of the cultural context. Moreover, in the UK sample, we found that the threat of terrorism increases acceptance of limitations of civil liberties, but only among people who hold authoritarian beliefs. However, in Spain, the other country that experienced terrorist attacks, this moderation effect was not found which is interpreted in terms of differences in the sociopolitical climate in both countries. As predicted, we did not find such moderation effect in countries in which threat is relatively low (Poland and Belgium). The results are discussed with reference to the conceptual framework based on the importance of fear experiences, security-focused policies, as well as the specific cultural context in the study of reaction to terrorist threat. pl
dc.description.volume 102 pl
dc.description.number 2 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.1348/000712610X517262 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 2044-8295 pl
dc.title.journal British Journal of Psychology pl
dc.language.container pol pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Filozoficzny : Instytut Psychologii pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.rights.original bez licencji pl
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