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Education and Tolerance

A Comparative Quantitative Analysis of the Educational Effect on Tolerance

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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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  • Society & social sciences (J)
    • Education (JN)
    • Politics & government (JP)
      • Political science & theory (JPA)

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  • Education (EDU)
    • EDUCATION / General (EDU000000)
    • Teaching Methods & Materials (EDU029)
      • EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General (EDU029000)
      • EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities (EDU029050)
    • EDUCATION / Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects (EDU040000)
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    • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / German (LIT004170)
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  • Political Science (POL)
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship (POL003000)
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory (POL010000)
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration (POL017000)
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / State (POL020000)
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Economy (POL023000)
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy (POL029000)
  • Social Science (SOC)
    • Sociology (SOC026)
      • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General (SOC026000)

THEMA Classifications

  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Sociology & anthropology (JH)
      • Sociology (JHB)
    • Education (JN)
    • Politics & government (JP)
      • Political science & theory (JPA)