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APPENDIX B The Experimental Vignette Part 1 Now I would like to tell you a short story and ask you some questions about your opinions on it. In the 1980s, Mr. Novak worked as an expert in an enterprise. For several years he secretly wrote reports against his then colleagues. These reports were critical of his colleagues who criticized the political system that existed in our country before 1989. Characteristics of Mr. Novak Did Mr. Novak hold a high or low position in the previous system? Was his reporting motivated by ideology or by his personal interest? Did Mr. Novak write reports on his own initiative or was he forced to do so by the previous system? Historical Animosity/Condemnation Scale Today Mr. Novak should be morally condemned for his past. Mr. Novak deserves punishment for his past. We should forget Mr. Novak’s past. We should forgive Mr. Novak his past. Part 2 Recently Mr. Novak was employed as an official at a Ministry. The ministry was not aware of his past, but soon afterward it received a dossier concerning Mr. Novak, including materials that he had secretly written against his former colleagues. Now let’s take a look at how this case was resolved: PAGE 240 ................. 18039$ APPB 06-09-11 09:17:35 PS Appendix B 241 [Version 1] Mr. Novak publicly confessed that he wrote these materials. All information about his past, including his cover name, was published. Afterward, he was dismissed from the ministry. So, he confessed it, his cover name was published, and he was dismissed. [Version 16] No information about Mr. Novak’s past was published. He publicly denied that he wrote these materials. Afterward, he continued working in the same position at the ministry. So, he denied it, no information was published, and he continued working at the ministry. Trust in Government Scale Do you trust this ministry? Do you believe that this ministry will effectively implement government programs? Do you believe that this ministry will operate according to law? Do you believe that this ministry will be reliable in times of a threat to our democracy? Social Reconciliation Scale Do you trust Mr. Novak today? Do you trust Mr. Novak as an expert? Do you believe that Mr. Novak will act in accordance with the law? Do you believe that Mr. Novak is committed to democracy? Do you think that Mr. Novak should be allowed to organize a public demonstration ? Do you think that Mr. Novak should be allowed to organize a strike? Would you be willing to work on a common task with someone like Mr. Novak? Would you be willing have someone like Mr. Novak as a neighbor? Manipulation Check Was Mr. Novak a secret informer in the past? Did Mr. Novak personally admitt that he wrote the secret materials? Was information about Mr. Novak’s past released? Did the ministry terminate Mr. Novak’s employment? PAGE 241 ................. 18039$ APPB 06-09-11 09:17:36 PS PAGE 242 ................. 18039$ APPB 06-09-11 09:17:36 PS ...

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ISBN
9780812205763
Related ISBN
9780812243314
MARC Record
OCLC
793012603
Pages
328
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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