Social Protest and Its Discontents: A System Justification Perspective

@inproceedings{Badaan2018SocialPA,
  title={Social Protest and Its Discontents: A System Justification Perspective},
  author={V. Badaan and J. Jost and D. Osborne and C. Sibley and J. Ungaretti and Edgardo Etchezahar and Erin P. Hennes},
  year={2018}
}
Psychological factors that encourage—as well as discourage—participation in social protest are often overlooked in the social sciences. In this article, we draw together recent contributions to the understanding of the social and psychological bases of political action and inaction from the perspective of system justification theory. This perspective, which builds on theory and research on the “belief in a just world,” contends that—because of underlying epistemic, existential, and relational… Expand
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