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Titolo:
On becoming acquainted with history's coercion specialists
Autore:
Abramovitz, A;
Indirizzi:
Winford, ZA-7975 Red Hill, South Africa Winford Red Hill South Africa ZA-7975 rd, ZA-7975 Red Hill, South Africa
Titolo Testata:
ETHNICITY & HEALTH
fascicolo: 3-4, volume: 5, anno: 2000,
pagine: 273 - 281
SICI:
1355-7858(200008)5:3-4<273:OBAWHC>2.0.ZU;2-C
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
perpetrators; political coercion; authoritarianism; psychopathy; ethnicity;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
20
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Abramovitz, A POB 135, ZA-7995 Simons Town, South Africa POB 135 Simons Town South Africa ZA-7995 own, South Africa
Citazione:
A. Abramovitz, "On becoming acquainted with history's coercion specialists", ETHN HEALTH, 5(3-4), 2000, pp. 273-281

Abstract

This paper discusses the careers of four very different coercion specialists taken from contemporary history. Whether in power, in opposition or unaffiliated, coercionists share an inability to evaluate institutions of authority as the source of social arrangements designed for the common good and a corresponding inability to contemplate self-criticism or self-doubt. Theyvary along at least two dimensions: (a) a Machiavellian talent for simulating the non-authoritarian personality over long stretches of their careers,as against a blatant and reflexive thuggery; and (b) the pursuit of agreed-upon us-and-them agendas, as against fulfilling their own personal ambitions. Authoritarian political coercion need not have very much to do with psychopathy and sociopathy as they are understood in psychiatry and clinical psychology. Colluding with political coercionists cannot be averted without a vigilant, proactive stance.

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