Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-48372
Piurko, Yuval; Schwartz, Shalom H.; Davidov, Eldad (2011). Basic personal values and the meaning of left-right political orientations in 20 countries. Political Psychology, 32(4):537-561.
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This study used basic personal values to elucidate the motivational meanings of ‘left’ and ‘right’ political orientations in 20 representative national samples from the European Social Survey (2002-3). It also compared the importance of personal values and socio-demographic variables as determinants of political orientation. Hypotheses drew on the different histories, prevailing culture, and socio-economic level of 3 sets of countries—liberal, traditional and post-communist. As hypothesized, universalism and benevolence values explained a left orientation in both liberal and traditional countries and conformity and tradition values explained a right orientation; values had little explanatory power in post-communist countries. Values predicted political orientation more strongly than socio-demographic variables in liberal countries, more weakly in post-communist countries, and about equally in traditional countries.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Sociology|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Values, Left-Right, Political Orientations, Liberal, Traditional, Post-Communist Countries|
|Deposited On:||16 Jun 2011 09:01|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2013 18:00|
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