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Political Culture and Class Analysis

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Unformatted text preview: Political Culture • “approaches” theories don’t always explain political development • Many compromises during 19 th century o Tendency in Britain o Example? Ask Amy! • Civic / consensual culture - ? • Thatcher’s blaming unions breaks with tradition • Why did continutity break down in the 1970s in Britain? • In France – surveys in 1950s showed French didn’t 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 didn’t 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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