The Resource The psychology of dictatorship, Fathali M. Moghaddam, (electronic resource)

The psychology of dictatorship, Fathali M. Moghaddam, (electronic resource)

Label
The psychology of dictatorship
Title
The psychology of dictatorship
Statement of responsibility
Fathali M. Moghaddam
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How do countries become dictatorships? What social, political, and interpersonal dynamics create opportunities for despots to take and maintain control? And how are dictatorships overthrown? Ever since World War II, social scientists have recognized the crucial importance of these questions. Yet despite the great strides made in our understanding of dictatorships, most studies in this area are undertaken by academics in liberal democracies who view totalitarian societies from the "outside in," a perspective that has caused researchers to ignore crucial elements of everyday life and to misunderstand the role of ideology and brute force in totalitarian societies. In this book, Fathali Moghaddam presents his "springboard model" of dictatorship, derived from both a substantive analysis of the common structures underlying dictatorial regimes and his own personal experience of life in a modern dictatorship. He discusses the importance of psychological processes such as displacement of aggression, conformity, obedience, fear, and cognitive dissonance as tools that aid the development and maintenance of dictatorships, as well as the crucial role of ideology in cementing the allegiance of elites. Since even democracies contain an ever-shifting relationship between democratic and dictatorial tendencies, with elements that can pull democracies back to dictatorship, this book has important implications for citizens of all nations, even our own"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)
Additional physical form
Also issued in print
Cataloging source
DcWaAPA
Dewey number
  • 321.9019
  • 321.901/9
Index
index present
LC call number
JC495
LC item number
.M583 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The psychology of dictatorship, Fathali M. Moghaddam, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Contents
Psychology and dictatorship: the historic and contemporary challenge -- Explaining dictatorship: what kind of psychological science is needed? -- The springboard model of dictatorship -- Sacred carriers and narratives: unraveling the puzzle of dictatorship continuation -- Dictatorship, displacement of aggression, and group cohesion -- Conformity, obedience, and behavior regulation -- From torture to cognitive dissonance: varieties of coercion in dictatorship -- Leadership and dictatorship -- Cognition and action supportive of dictatorship -- The future of dictatorship and democracy
Control code
apa09209379
Dimensions
cm)
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 255 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781433812989
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33478016
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
apa09209379

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