A political culture is a set of attitudes and practices held by a people that shapes their political behavior. It includes moral judgments, political myths, beliefs, and ideas about what makes for a good society. A political culture is a reflection of a government, but it also incorporates elements of history and tradition that may predate the current regime. Governments can help shape political culture and public opinion through education, public events, and commemoration of the past.
Conceptions[ edit ] Intwo Americans, Gabriel Almond  and Sidney Verba, outlined three types of political culture that can be combined to create civic culture. The first of these features is "deference", which considers the concepts of respect, acknowledgment of "inferiority" or "superiority", and authority in society.
The second key feature is "consensus" which represents the key link between government and public agreement and appeasement. Support for appeasement may not always be shared by the whole nation, but as a whole, people agree to sustain it, meaning it is a common agreement. There are various "Examples of Consensus" in British political culture: The third feature of British political culture is "homogeneity".
Church attendance as a whole is decreasing. Sections of the Scottish and Welsh populations have called for independence. Political philosophy[ edit ] The term political culture was brought into political science to promote the American political system. Lehmbruch analysed politics in Switzerland and Austria and Lijphart analysed politics in Netherlands.
Both argued that there are political systems that are more stable than the one in the USA. According to political scientist William S. Stewart, all political behavior can be explained as participating in one or more of eight political cultures: Societies that exemplify each of these cultures have existed historically.
Parochial — Where citizens are only remotely aware of the presence of central government, and live their lives near enough regardless of the decisions taken by the state, distant and unaware of political phenomena. They have neither knowledge nor interest in politics. This type of political culture is in general congruent with a traditional political structure.
Subject — Where citizens are aware of central government, and are heavily subjected to its decisions with little scope for dissent.
The individual is aware of politics, its actors and institutions.
It is affectively oriented towards politics, yet it is on the "downward flow" side of the politics. In general congruent with a centralized authoritarian structure. Participant — Citizens are able to influence the government in various ways and they are affected by it.
The individual is oriented toward the system as a whole, to both the political and administrative structures and processes to both the input and output aspects. In general congruent with a democratic political structure.
Almond and Verba wrote that these types of political culture can combine to create the civic culturewhich mixes the best elements of each. Arend Lijphart wrote that there are different classifications of political culture:This essay analyzes the change in value orientations of Turkish society in recent decades with reference to the Europeanization process the country has been going through, particularly that embodied in the European Union accession process.
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In American political culture, economic freedom means A. low inflation. B. job security. Comparable to differentiation between institutions is differentiation between different levels of government.
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