Title

Replication Data for: Inferring Intentions from Consequences: How Moral Judgments Shape Citizen Perceptions of Wartime Conduct

Document Type

Data

DOI

10.7910/dvn/yqp2ug

Publication Date

1-1-2020

Description

How people interpret the intentions of others is fundamental to politics. This article examines intention-understanding in the domain of how citizens evaluate wartime conduct. Drawing on recent work in moral psychology, it ar-gues that people are more likely to attribute intentionality to wartime actions that produce morally bad consequences than otherwise identical actions that produce morally good consequences. We test this theory with two vignette-based, survey experiments. Our results show that this hypothesis holds in a vari-ety of contexts relating to civilian casualties and the destruction of heritage sites during war. By unlocking the moral psychology of intention-understanding, this article contributes to the field of political psychology in general, and more spe-cifically to theoretical debates in IR about public opinion on just war doctrine.

Publisher

Harvard Dataverse

Source Link

https://dataverse.harvard.edu/citation?persistentId=doi:10.7910/DVN/YQP2UG

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