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Title: Social identity theory and self categorization theory.
Authors: Sindic, Denis
Condor, Susan
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan / © The Authors
Citation: SINDIC, D. and CONDOR, S., 2014. Social identity theory and self categorization theory. IN: Nesbitt-Larking, P. ... et al (eds). The Palgrave Handbook of Global Political Psychology. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 39-54.
Abstract: Political behaviour always involves social groups, whether these take the form of concrete networks and gatherings of individuals such as pressure groups, demonstrations, governments, cadres or committees, or whether they are constituted as large-scale institutions or imagined communities (Anderson, 1991) such as polities, states, political parties, interest groups, publics, constituencies or electorates. In so far as social groups are central to politics, it follows that the psychology of groups should be relevant to our understanding of political psychology. Social Identity Theory and Self-Categorization Theory represent major theoretical attempts to clarify the social psychological processes associated with group membership and action, and should therefore be in a good position to provide a significant contribution to that understanding.
Description: This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here: http://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137291172. Reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17547
Publisher Link: http://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137291172
ISBN: 9781137291172
Appears in Collections:Book Chapters (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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