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Education and Tolerance

A Comparative Quantitative Analysis of the Educational Effect on Tolerance


Lenka Drazanova

This book examines to what extent the effect of education on political and social tolerance varies cross-nationally. It gives an inventory of micro- and macro- level factors moderating this effect. The empirical analysis is based on comparative surveys across 24 and 33 countries at two time points. Results indicate that the positive effect of education does not always overcome the negative effects of personality characteristics and low socio-economic status. Moreover, education contributes to more tolerant views only in countries with certain political, socio-economic and cultural background. Overall, the book argues that there are several micro- and macro-level conditions that should be fulfilled before one may proclaim education as the universal problem solver.

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Zugl.: Berlin, Humboldt-Univ., Diss., 2016

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Names: Dražanová, Lenka, author.

Title: Education and tolerance : a comparative quantitative analysis of the educational effect on tolerance / Lenka Dražanová.

Description: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, 2017. | Series:

Warsaw studies in politics and society, ISSN 2193-3774 ; vol. 5

Identifiers: LCCN 2017006396| ISBN 9783631718643 (print) | ISBN 9783631718650 (E-PDF) | ISBN 9783631718667 (EPUB) | ISBN 9783631718674 (MOBI)

Subjects: LCSH: Education—Social aspects—Cross-cultural studies. | Education—Political aspects—Cross-cultural studies. | Democracy and education—Cross-cultural studies. | Toleration—Cross-cultural studies. Classification: LCC LC191 .D69 2017 | DDC 306.43—dc23 LC record available at

11 ISSN 2193-3774 ISBN 978-3-631-71864-3 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-631-71865-0 (E-PDF) E-ISBN 978-3-631-71866-7 (EPUB) E-ISBN 978-3-631-71867-4 (MOBI) DOI 10.3726/b10889

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