Violated entitlement and the nation: How feelings of relative deprivation shape nationalism and constructive patriotism

Wamsler, Steffen (2022). Violated entitlement and the nation: How feelings of relative deprivation shape nationalism and constructive patriotism. International journal of comparative sociology, 002071522211031. Sage Publications 10.1177/00207152221103123

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Perceptions of violated entitlement resulting from group-based relative deprivation shape attitudes and behaviors decisively. Drawing on social identity theory, I hypothesize that nationalism and constructive patriotism portray divergent relationships with subjective feelings of being disadvantaged due to different coping strategies to overcome status inferiority. Employing an original, large-scale survey from six European countries, the results clearly show that group-based relative deprivation is positively linked to nationalism, whereas the reverse holds for constructive patriotism. These results hold irrespective of a wide array of robustness checks. Thus, the present study adds to extant literature by identifying feelings of disadvantage as crucial for predicting nationalism and constructive patriotism, two key manifestations of group membership and in-group identification.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science

UniBE Contributor:

Wamsler, Steffen

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0020-7152

Publisher:

Sage Publications

Language:

English

Submitter:

Steffen Wamsler

Date Deposited:

12 Aug 2022 11:57

Last Modified:

21 Aug 2022 02:12

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/00207152221103123

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/171872

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/171872

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