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Protest Activity, Social Incentives, and Rejection Sensitivity

Results from a Survey Experiment about Tuition Fees

Emma A. Bäck, Hanna Bäck, and Gema Garcia-Albacete

People may engage in protest activity either because of collective incentives or selective incentives, or a combination of them. In this study we focus on the selective incentives part of the calculus of political participation, particularly the impact of the social dimension. We hypothesize that people will participate in demonstrations or other forms of protest, to a higher extent if they are afraid of rejection, but only if they feel that they have high social support for their own position. This hypothesis was supported in an online survey experiment where social support was manipulated. Results also revealed that individuals who were highly rejection sensitive were among the most likely to participate even though they did not believe protest activity to be an efficient way to bring about social change. This supports the notion that some individuals tend to engage in protest activity for purely social reasons. However it is still unclear whether these individuals are driven by an approach motivation to establish new social bonds or an avoidance motivation to escape possible social rejection.

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A Rejection of Humanism in African Moral Tradition

Motsamai Molefe

In this article, I motivate for the view that the best account of the foundations of morality in the African tradition should be grounded on some relevant spiritual property – a view that I call 'ethical supernaturalism'. In contrast to this position, the literature has been dominated by humanism as the best interpretation of African ethics, which typically is accompanied by a direct rejection of 'ethical supernaturalism' and a veiled rejection of non-naturalism (Gyekye 1995: 129–43; Metz 2007: 328; Wiredu 1992: 194–6). Here primarily, by appeal to methods of analytic philosophy, which privileges analysis and (moral) argumentation, I set out to challenge and repudiate humanism as the best interpretation of African ethics; I leave it for a future project to develop a fully fledged African spiritual meta-ethical theory.

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Focusing on the Child's Best Interest and the Rejection of Protective Measures

Antifeminism and Pandemic Denial in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rebekka Blum

both are anti-modern attitudes based on notions of naturalness. 58 Antifeminists and pandemic deniers also have in common the strict rejection of state measures, which the former advocated in a similar way before the pandemic as evidenced in their

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Images of rejection in the construction of morality

Satan and the sorcerer as moral signposts in the social landscape of urban Zionists


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Morality and the rejection of spirits. A Zanzibari case1


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Molefe on Wiredu's Humanistic Interpretation of Akan (African) Ethics

Ada Agada

In this article, I argue that Motsamai Molefe's critique of Kwasi Wiredu's humanistic interpretation of traditional Akan ethics in his 2015 Theoria article titled ‘A Rejection of Humanism in African Moral Tradition’ overlooks the fact that the

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Social Representations of Masculinity in Mexican Youth’s Creative Narratives

Robyn Singleton, Jacqueline Carter, Tatianna Alencar, Alicia Piñeirúa-Menéndez, and Kate Winskell

authoritarian model of relating with their girlfriends, wives, and children are obstacles for others to overcome: a relic from a prior patriarchal social organization, exemplified by their belligerent rejection of gender equality and inability to function

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Jewish Messianism and Revolutionary Utopias in Central Europe

Erich Fromm’s Early Writings (1922–1930)

Michael Löwy

rejection of assimilation and the assertion of a religious and/or cultural Jewish identity is the dominant aspect of their thought. Most of them were Zionists, but soon left the movement (Hans Kohn, Leo Löwenthal) or remained but were marginalized because of

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Imperial Farce?

The Coronation of Bokassa the First and the (Failed) Manufacture of Charisma

Jason Yackee

foreign audiences. Curiously, in an era in which the formerly colonized francophone African nations were increasingly seeking to signal rejection of their French heritage, Bokassa drew explicitly and even slavishly from French history, presenting his

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Cause or Consequence?

The Alternative for Germany and Attitudes toward Migration Policy

Hannah M. Alarian

electorates are truly similar, 15 it seems plausible that this increased salience will spread across the electorate to equally shape mainstream support for, or rejection of, migration. In addition to increasing issue salience, a successful far-right party