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Har vi nolltolerans mot politiker?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2008 (Swedish)In: Samtalets mekanismer, Liber, Stockholm , 2008, 244-259 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

The participants (100 psychology students or job seekers) in this study were presented with statements about immigrants made by politicians in the Swedish television in the fall of 2002 ( in a program called Valstugor (“Polling huts”). Some statements were taken from conventional political speeches and conveyed antiracist, equalitarian views on immigrants. Other statements were recorded from the same politicians in a hidden camera condition, where the politicians in a supposedly private conservation with a citizen, made seemingly racist statements. It was found that the participants were more understanding and tolerant to the fact that the same persons had made these contradictory statements in a condition where it only was said that the statements came from an ordinary conservations as compared to a condition when the actual context of the statements was revealed. It was concluded that people may have much greater understanding for ambivalence and lack of political correctness among ordinary people than among politicians. This was seen as a problem for deliberative democracy.

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Liber, Stockholm , 2008. 244-259 p.
Keyword [en]
tolerance, attitudes, ambivalence
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-18036ISBN: 9789147088706OAI: diva2:184558
Available from: 2009-01-23 Created: 2009-01-23Bibliographically approved

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