The Psychology of Dictatorship (Hardback)Fathali M. Moghaddam (author)
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In this book, Fathali Moghaddam presents his ""springboard model"" of dictatorship, derived from both a substantive analysis of the common structures underlying dictatorial regimes and his own personal experience of life in a modern dictatorship. He discusses the importance of psychological processes such as displacement of aggression, conformity, obedience, fear, and cognitive dissonance as tools that aid the development and maintenance of dictatorships, as well as the crucial role of ideology in cementing the allegiance of elites.
Since even democracies contain an ever-shifting relationship between democratic and dictatorial tendencies, with elements that can pull democracies back to dictatorship, this book has important implications for citizens of all nations, even our own.
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Number of pages: 255
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 254 x 180 x 23 mm