Political Culture and Class Analysis

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Unformatted text preview: Political Culture approaches theories dont always explain political development Many compromises during 19 th century o Tendency in Britain o Example? Ask Amy! Civic / consensual culture - ? Thatchers blaming unions breaks with tradition Why did continutity break down in the 1970s in Britain? In France surveys in 1950s showed French didnt t rust each other - - events in history explain this o Repression of Paris Commune - - Prussians about to defeat French, French revolted to t ry ot save Paris, organized themselves into a commune Regarded by both French and Prussian army as a threat so they crushed the working class French Revolution was very violent Both cases show cultural attitude is reflected by historical events - - not deep seated difference German tendency toward far right authoritarianaism Not apparent today Is the culture really the source of these differences? Very high vote for Nazis in 1932 election - - not a majority (37%) Anti democratic parties didnt get a large share of the vote in 1932 - - SDP gets majority Class Analysis Often associated with Marx because was a class analyst...
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2008 for the course PO 251 taught by Professor Perez during the Fall '07 term at BU.

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