National character

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Nigbur, D. 2017. National character. in: Moghaddam, F. (ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior London SAGE.
AuthorsNigbur, D.
EditorsMoghaddam, F.
Abstract

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.

Year2017
Book titleThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior
PublisherSAGE
Output statusPublished
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Place of publicationLondon
ISBN9781483391168
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PrintJul 2017
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Deposited14 Jul 2017
Accepted23 May 2016
Official URLhttps://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/the-sage-encyclopedia-of-political-behavior/book245440
Journal citation2, p. 520
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