Two dimensions of interpersonal tolerance: their prevalence and etiology in world civilizations

Inan M.

Alternatif Politika, vol.11, pp.589-622, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Name: Alternatif Politika
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.589-622
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


This research provides three additional insights into the concept of tolerance. First, it provides empirical insights to the previous research, distinguishing between two dimensions of tolerance; political tolerance and social tolerance. Second, it investigates the extent these two dimensions of tolerance prevail in different civilizations in the world. Third, it shows how etiology of tolerance differs across civilizations.  In short, this research shows that tolerance of national and religious groups differs from tolerance of social groups in both kind and degree and investigates to what extent the prevalence and etiology of these two dimensions of tolerance differ across civilizations. In this research time series evidence from subsequent rounds of the World Values Survey (WVS) for over seventy countries are analysed using Ordered Probit models.