07 Political Culture - POLITICAL CULTURE Elements of...

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POLITICAL POLITICAL CULTURE CULTURE
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Elements of Political Culture COGNITIONS = empirical beliefs (how things are) Example: "A market economy is more productive than a planned economy.“ VALUES = normative beliefs (how things ought to be) Example: "Individual liberty should be the most important thing” EMOTIONAL COMMITMENTS = positive and negative feelings (affect)
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Political Culture is constituted by the cognitions, values, and emotional commitments that the population of a collectivity brings to the process whereby scarce values are allocated.
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Individual vs. Cultural Orientations Psychological orientations that are held in common by many people in a collectivity Psychological orientations learned in the process of primary and secondary socialization Cultural Orientations are:
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Ideology vs. Political Culture Ideology vs. Political Culture both are belief systems made up of cognitions, values, emotions culture is transmitted by system’s socialization process ideology is not transmitted by a system’s socialization process
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CULTURE vs. ATTITUDE
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course POL SCI 2 taught by Professor Price during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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