Ch 19 - Ch 19- The Political Culture, People, and Economy...

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Ch 19- The Political Culture, People, and Economy of Texas 10/29/07 Political culture- values, attitudes, traditions, etc. that shape politics of a particular region in time Culture patterns Elazar : 1. Moralistic- people view government as a public service, it’s purpose is to improve society’s life; people have a duty to become involved in the government 2. Individualistic- grew out of westward expansion (19 th century); view government as an adversary that taxed them and that their power should be limited 3. Traditionalist- born out of old south, rooted from plantation economy; policies made by people from wealthy established families; policies were established to keep things the way they are; change means they have to give up something Texas is a cross between individualistic and traditionalistic cultures Ferehnbach- political scientists Everything in modern Texas culture originates from its independence V.O. Key - political scientists from Fort Worth People are concerned about making and keeping money
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course GOVT 2301 taught by Professor Combs during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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Ch 19 - Ch 19- The Political Culture, People, and Economy...

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