Agreeable Authoritarians: Personality and Politics in Contemporary Russia

  title={Agreeable Authoritarians: Personality and Politics in Contemporary Russia},
  author={Samuel A. Greene and Graeme B. Robertson},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={1802 - 1834}
Personality research is a growing field in political behavior, but most research to date is confined to democracies. We expand the scope to Russia, an authoritarian regime, and find that the impact of personality is substantial but different from the existing literature. We find that agreeableness, a personality trait associated with a desire to maintain positive relations with others that is usually peripheral to politics, becomes the single most important and consistent trait affecting… 

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