American Political Culture

American Political Culture - Ppl dont think those in power...

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American Political Culture Anti-Authoritarianism: against and mistrust for political authority. All elements work against big business. Cynicism towards politicians: Mistrust of ppl as shown in fed. Papers See politics as a necessary evil Distaste for politics as usual: Hold ethical standards for politicians Politics cause for messing, conflicting compromises which tends to offend most Compromise causes abandoning of one’s principles and ppl don’t like
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Unformatted text preview: Ppl dont think those in power should be treated with special respect Populism: A sense that politics and politicians should be attuend to the needs and sensibilities of the ppl Individualism: Hartatio Algers= stories of rising to the top, while excersing powers over others is bad Hardwork should be awarded and talents and efforts too Just Desserts Principle: if you dont work hard, you dont deserve it...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PS 11 taught by Professor Glaser during the Fall '07 term at Tufts.

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