10.02 - 10/02/07 Political Science I. Review a. Culture:...

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10/02/07 Political Science I. Review a. Culture: identity defined by 4 ideas b. Implications of culture—prism defines the boundaries for the kinds of policies govt is likely to enact but does not determine wholly what those boundaries are c. Future of American Political Culture: what are the implications for future of American national identity i. Samuel Huntington: 1. America has an enduring political culture defined by individualism, liberty, antistatism, equality 2. These cultural values are uniquely responsible for America’s greatness 3. Immigrants mostly from Latin American countries in general are not likely to hold these values and unlikely to attain these values while living in USA ii. You can question whether the greatness is of cultural values or institutional design iii. Immigrants are likely to adapt values II. Public Opinion a. Questions i. What is public opinion ii. How does it affect policy iii. What is quality of public opinion? iv.
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10.02 - 10/02/07 Political Science I. Review a. Culture:...

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