Political culture: public attitudes toward politics and their role within the political system. Studying a political culture partially explains how a political community is created and sustained. A political culture includes its citizens" orientations at three levels: the political system, the political and policymaking process, and policy outputs and outcomes. The system level involves how people view the values and organizations that comprise the political system. The process level includes expectations of the political rules and decision-making methods, and individuals" relationship to the government. The policy level deals with the public"s policy expectations for the government. Political socialization: how individuals form their political attitudes and thus, collectively, how citizens form their political culture. Legitimacy: the legitimacy of a power or government. It presumes an agreement on the broad form of government that defines the political system and thus the standards of legitimacy. It reflects a basic understanding between citizens and authorities.