Pathways to social cohesion and social change: Opinion-based groups and the dynamic formation of identities

  • Bliuc, Ana-Maria (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • McGarty, Craig (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Postmes, Tom (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Smith, Laura (Chief Investigator (CI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    We explore the role of commitment to opinion-based groups for determining participation in political action. Importantly, we argue that the degree to which an opinion-based group successfully achieves alignment with
    a positively valued social category (such as a nation) should be translated into the degree that that group is politically successful. By focusing on opinion-based groups in a series of studies we aim to identify the factors that explain commitment to political action, and understand why some political parties and social movements are more successful than others.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/1131/12/13

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD2,791.83