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Legitimacy of regulatory authorities as a function of inclusive identification and power over ingroups and outgroups

Wenzel, Michael; Jobling, Prita


To seek compliance with rules and laws, regulatory authorities are usually in a position of power over a heterogeneous population or multiple groups. Power may thus need to be analysed as a tripartite relationship between authority, ingroup and outgroup. Based on the social identity approach and related justice theories, it is argued that social identification with an inclusive category that includes ingroup, outgroup and authority determines how group members react to the authority’s power use...[Show more]

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Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: European Journal of Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.298


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