System justification in France: liberté, égalité, fraternité

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System justification in France : liberté, égalité, fraternité. / McAvay, Haley Elizabeth; Vasilopoulos, Pavlos; Jost, John; Langer, Melanie.

In: Current opinion in behavioral sciences, Vol. 34, 08.2020, p. 185-191.

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McAvay, HE, Vasilopoulos, P, Jost, J & Langer, M 2020, 'System justification in France: liberté, égalité, fraternité', Current opinion in behavioral sciences, vol. 34, pp. 185-191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cobeha.2020.04.004

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McAvay, H. E., Vasilopoulos, P., Jost, J., & Langer, M. (2020). System justification in France: liberté, égalité, fraternité. Current opinion in behavioral sciences, 34, 185-191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cobeha.2020.04.004

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McAvay HE, Vasilopoulos P, Jost J, Langer M. System justification in France: liberté, égalité, fraternité. Current opinion in behavioral sciences. 2020 Aug;34:185-191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cobeha.2020.04.004

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McAvay, Haley Elizabeth ; Vasilopoulos, Pavlos ; Jost, John ; Langer, Melanie. / System justification in France : liberté, égalité, fraternité. In: Current opinion in behavioral sciences. 2020 ; Vol. 34. pp. 185-191.

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abstract = "Because of the legacy of the French Revolution and the post-World War II consensus on providing social welfare, France provides an intriguing context in which to investigate political ideology and system justification. We summarize the results of a large, nationally representative survey of French voters, which revealed that general system justification was associated—not with rightist ideology, as in other countries—but with leftist ideology. That is, self-identified leftists scored higher than rightists on general system justification, and system justification was positively associated with liberal and leftist preferences concerning immigration and welfare. After adjusting for political orientation, high system-justifiers in France also scored lower on authoritarianism, despite scoring higher on group-based dominance. These findings suggest that the Enlightenment ideals of “Libert{\'e}, {\'E}galit{\'e}, Fraternit{\'e}” are firmly established in France, and that liberal-leftist policies represent the status quo for most French citizens today.",
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