Chapter 3 Outline

Chapter 3 Outline - 2. Moralistic: good government,...

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Chapter 3 Outline Political Culture Difference Among the States One of the key elements of American politics is that states have diverse styles to approach social problems There is a commonality of political culture that spans the 11 states that seceded and constituted the Confederate States of America Three different types of political cultures: 1. Traditionalistic : reflects and orientation that predates the industrialization and urbanization of the United States on the “normal” ordering of society back to England- turnout in elections is low – the govt is expected to play little role – South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi are best examples – suggests that poor states with substantial minority populations behave in the manner desribed as traditional Texas = traditionalistic and Individualistic
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Moralistic: good government, promoting the public goods of honesty and selflessness, and governments serving Gods purpose make up a moralistic view of govt northern boarder in belt from Maine to Oregon participation in election and other political activities is a civic duty in the moralistic culture voter turnout should be high Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the Dakotas 3. Individualistic: emphasizes the conception of the democratic order as a marketplace wants the government to provided necessary services government is to be won through political competition the ideas of honesty or using the govt for the public good are less relevant than using govt to serve ones purposes Massachusetts, New York, and Illinois...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course SPMT SPMT 217 taught by Professor Tibedeax during the Spring '10 term at Texas A&M.

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