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Group Entitlement, Anger and Participation in Intergroup Violence

Claassen, Christopher (2014) 'Group Entitlement, Anger and Participation in Intergroup Violence.' British Journal of Political Science. ISSN 0007-1234

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There is little research on the thousands of individuals who take part in intergroup violence. This article proposes that their participation is motivated by the emotion of intergroup anger, which, in turn, is triggered by a comparison between the intergroup distribution of resources and the distribution that is believed to be desirable. Thus, when another group is perceived to violate group entitlements – by taking jobs thought to belong to the ingroup, for example – anger is experienced and individuals become more willing to take part in violence against the outgroup. Support for this theory is found in a new survey dataset, collected in a slum in South Africa where anti-immigrant violence occurred in 2008.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
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Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 15:38
Last Modified: 19 May 2015 15:38

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