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Political Science
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Political culture Culture= shared way of life Political culture= shared way of life with regard to politics Almond(1956) – Political culture “…a particular pattern of orientations to political action” Johnston: political culture is the “collective political consciousness of a polity,” which “encompasses many elements concerning the intellectual dispositions (belief, attitudes, values) that people have about politics” (187-188) Beliefs- collective knowledge about politics Attitudes= emotional dispositions/outlooks to political objects Values= Normative ideas about the political world Three types of political culture? Almond & verba: surveyed 1000 citizens of each 5 different countries and classified results in 3 categories: Parochial: people tend to be “unaware or dimly aware of the political system in all of its aspects” (45) Subject: People except goods and service
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