14 political culture & evolving state

14 political - CHAPTER 14 POLITICAL CULTURE AND THE EVOLVING STATE CHAPTER OUTLINE Introduction Political culture A Political cultures vary 1

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CHAPTER 14: POLITICAL CULTURE AND THE EVOLVING STATE CHAPTER OUTLINE I. Introduction II. Political culture A. Political cultures vary 1. People adhere to political ideas just as they do a religion or language 2. Many political systems are designed to keep religion and politics separate 3. Theocracies —leaders deemed to be under divine guidance B. Territoriality 1. Human territoriality 2. Key element of political culture 3. Discussion of human feelings toward state territory III. State and nation A. Terminology 1. State and country are interchangeable 2. Some countries have internal divisions called states 3. A nation may be larger than a state 4. Nation has historic, ethnic and often linguistic and religious connotations 5. Many countries are states but not nations B. Stateless nations 1. Example of the Palestinian Arabs 2. Example of the Kurds (Figure 14-2) C. Rise of the modern state 1. The European model a) The Norman invasion of 1066 produced a whole new political order b) On the European continent, the strength of some rulers produced national cohesiveness in more stable domains c) Economic revival and so called Dark Ages were over d) Treaties signed at the end of the Thirty Years' War contained fundamentals of statehood and nationhood e) Western Europe’s strong monarchies began to represent something more than authority 2. Power and primacy—the Renaissance a) Mercantilism b) Religious wars c) During the mid-seventeenth century, instability ruled, and strife occurred
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14 political - CHAPTER 14 POLITICAL CULTURE AND THE EVOLVING STATE CHAPTER OUTLINE Introduction Political culture A Political cultures vary 1

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