Journal article

What is (un)fair? Political ideology and collective action

Gosia Mikołajczak, Julia C Becker

Journal of Social and Political Psychology | Leibniz-Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID) | Published : 2019


The established models predicting collective action have been developed based on liberal ideas of injustice perceptions showing that progressive collective action occurs when people perceive that the equality or need rule of fairness are violated. We argue, however, that these perceptions of injustice cannot explain the occurrence of social protests among Conservatives. The present work addresses one shortcoming in collective action research by exploring the interactive role of political ideology and injustice appraisals in predicting social protest. Specifically, we focused on injustice appraisals as a key predictor of collective action and tested whether the same or different conceptualiza..

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