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ROTTENBACHER DE ROJAS, Jan Marc  y  DE LA CRUZ SANCHEZ, Marco. Political ideology and attitudes toward mining in Peru: between economic growth, respect for traditional modes of life and environmentalism. liber. [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.1, pp. 83-96. ISSN 1729-4827.

This study analyzes the relationship between political ideology and attitudes towards mining in a sample of young adults of the city of Lima (N = 144). It was used the conceptual model of conservatism as motivated social cognition. Political ideology was assessed by measures of authoritarianism (RWA), social dominance orientation (SDO), left/right political orientation, intolerance of uncertainty and intolerance of ambiguity. Attitudes toward mining were evaluated by an ad hoc instrument which was divided in three dimensions: mining as synonymous of progress and economic growth, respect for traditional modes of life and a trend toward environmentalism. Political conservatism was directly associated with favorable attitudes towards mining perceived as the cause of progress and economic growth. In addition, political conservatism was inversely associated with respect for traditional life modes and environmentalism. The final discussion suggests a possible link between political conservatism and some forms of economic conservatism.

Palabras llave : Political Ideology; Conservatism; Mining; Attitudes.

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