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Why/how is it unique? -political culture explains Alexis De Tocqueville-Democracy in America Political Culture- Possessive individualists America is more independent 1. immigration patterns-people 2. geography- place- large and abundant resources a. isolated from world political culture-patterns and thoughts that are widely held in society and define relationships of citizens to their government and each other LA. Political culture Hyper competitive Volatile Democratic Participatory LA. Poli culture Sources 1. people-ethnic patterns a. anglo americans -most similiar to south -protestant(most baptists) -traditionalistic culture -politics- most conservative -racial issues -social issues -“True South” rebel flag b. African Americans -unique historical experience -distinctions -more urban, historic middle class, more successful and more active. -politics -group identity distrusts of establishment and readiness for political and socio-economical change.
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2009 for the course POLI 2056 taught by Professor Parent during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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