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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Southern Politics Introduction to Southern Politics POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 August 26, 2009 Introduction to Southern Politics 1 Outline 2 Characteristics of the South What is southern? The importance of political culture Southern States 3 Cultural Legacies of the South 4 The Southern Transformation (Black and Black, Ch. 1) Battlefield Sectionalism The Significance of the Southern Transformation Implications for Democracy Introduction to Southern Politics Outline Outline What is characteristically southern ? The importance of political culture The Southern Transformation and why we should study southern politics Introduction to Southern Politics Characteristics of the South What is southern? What is southern ? Historically? Culturally? Socially? Religiously? Politically? Geographically? Agriculturally? Demographically? Introduction to Southern Politics Characteristics of the South The importance of political culture Political culture Ancient philosophers (Athens, Sparta, etc.) Hobbes, Locke, and Rosseau – individual character and culture Examine the political system as a whole Introduction to Southern Politics Characteristics of the South The importance of political culture Political culture is. . . “a particular pattern of orientation to political action. . . ” Based on transmitted patterns of conduct from political and social environment Southern politics cannot be explained apart from cultural characteristics Introduction to Southern Politics Characteristics of the South The importance of political culture Three important values: 1 Appropriate role of government in society 2 Role of the individual in relation to the state 3 Evaluation of existing institutions and officeholders Introduction to Southern Politics Characteristics of the South Southern States Which states are “southern” states? Introduction to Southern Politics Characteristics of the South Southern States Which states are “southern” states?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course POLI 363 taught by Professor Parsons during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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