The Authoritarian Personality in the 21st century.

  • Gareth Norris

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


This thesis began largely as an exploration into right-wing political ideology and its relationship to The Authoritarian Personality proposed by Adorno, Frenkel-Brunswick, Levinson and Sanford (1950). Subsequently, the thesis was to take on a deeper and more philosophical direction as various parts of the literature were analysed and critiqued. And indeed to some extent the original proposal was abandoned in favour of a richer and more conceptual approach to our understanding of authoritarianism. This was discovered to be distinctly missing from the majority of the current literature in the field.
Date of Award4 Jun 2005
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorPaul Wilson (Supervisor)

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