jueves, 4 de octubre de 2012

Permissiveness toward Illegal Actions in Uruguay: Has This Attitude Changed in Time?


Maximo Rossi, Universidad del Uruguay - Departamento de Economía (dECON)

Natalia MelgarUniversidad de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay

http://works.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1066&context=maximo_rossi

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to assess the willingness to justify illegal actions (or permissiveness) in the case of Uruguayans. We introduce new factors within the analysis: whether this attitude has changed between 1996 and 2006. In line with previous findings, some sociodemographic variables (age, education, beliefs in God, and patriotism) reduce the probability of being permissive. We also add new elements to the discussion and present some particularities of the Uruguayan case: the role of political affiliation depends on the ideological ground of the elected political party, permissiveness has dramatically changed and it is much higher in 2006.

Suggested Citation

Maximo Rossi and Natalia Melgar. "Permissiveness toward Illegal Actions in Uruguay: Has This Attitude Changed in Time?" Economics Research International 2012.Article ID 846326 (2012).

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