National character

Nigbur, D. (2017) National character. In: Moghaddam, F., ed. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior. London: Sage. p. 520 ISBN 9781483391168

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National character comprises the characteristics considered to be typical of a nation or national group. It may include values, traits of character, and similar contents. It rests on the assumption that nations represent a meaningful subdivision of the world, and that they are different in systematic ways; it is therefore only appropriate in an ideological context of nationalism.
This entry will outline some empirical investigations of national character and talk about how judgments of national character can be influenced by the perceiver’s degree of national identification and the context in which these judgments are made.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1001 Social psychology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology
Depositing User: Dr Dennis Nigbur
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 15:08
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 15:08

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