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dc.contributor.advisorDyer, Justin B.eng
dc.contributor.authorCisco, Jonathan, 1983-eng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on March 28, 2011).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Justin Dyer.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Political science.eng
dc.description.abstractThe term "cosmopolitanism," or feelings of global citizenry, is often used in contemporary culture but neglected in the social sciences. This study attempts to resurrect cosmopolitanism and evaluate its relationship with tolerance toward a current stigmatized group: homosexuals. This study creates a multi-part measurement of cosmopolitanism, consisting of feelings of global citizenry, a desire for diversity, and a lack of patriotism. I test the hypothesis that individuals with cosmopolitan feelings will have warmer affective attitudes toward homosexuality with 2005 data from the World Values Survey. I find that even after controlling for normal predictors of homosexual tolerance (i.e., gender, education, religion, partisanship, and political ideology), people with more cosmopolitan mind-sets have warmer attitudes toward homosexuals. Coupled with a nation-wide growing acceptance of homosexuals, I argue that increasing cosmopolitan attitudes may engender more success for the gay rights movement.eng
dc.format.extentvii, 53 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb82191050eng
dc.identifier.oclc710835109eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/10522
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/10522
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2010 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshCosmopolitanism -- Psychological aspectseng
dc.subject.lcshHomosexuality -- Public opinioneng
dc.subject.lcshGay liberation movementeng
dc.subject.lcshPolitical psychologyeng
dc.subject.lcshWorld citizenship -- Psychologial aspectseng
dc.titleCosmopolitanism as a measure of political tolerance: an inquiry into the acceptability of homosexualityeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical science (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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