National Personality Traits and Regime Type

  title={National Personality Traits and Regime Type},
  author={Joan Barcel{\'o}},
  journal={Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology},
  pages={195 - 216}
  • J. Barceló
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Domestic theories of democratization emphasize the role of values, interests, and mobilization/opportunities as determinants of regime change. This article takes a step back and develops a model of national personality and democratization to ascertain the indirect effect of national personality traits on worldwide variation of regime type. In particular, I theorize that personality traits influence a country’s regime type by shaping citizens’ traditional and self-expression values, which, in… Expand

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