Conclusion: Ethnocentrism and Political Life

in Us Against Them

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780226435701
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226435725 | DOI:
Conclusion: Ethnocentrism and Political Life

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the role or influence of ethnocentrism on politics. It discusses the issue of demarcating where ethnocentrism matters and where it does not, the distinction between ethnocentrism and authoritarianism, and the moderating effect of political knowledge. The chapter also explains the consequences of ethnocentrism's pervasive effect on public opinion for the character and quality of democratic politics.

Keywords: ethnocentrism; authoritarianism; political knowledge; public opinion; democratic politics

Chapter.  6905 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: US Politics

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